Israel at Shittim commit whoredom and idolatry.
Numbers 25:1 And Israel dwelt in Sittim and the people began to commytt whoredome with the doughters of Moab Numbers 25:2 which called the people vnto ye sacrifyce of their goddes. And the people ate and worshipped their goddes Numbers 25:3 and Israel coupled him selfe vnto Baal Peor. Then ye Lorde was angrie with Israel Numbers 25:4 and sayed vnto Moses: take all ye heedes of the people and hange them vp vnto ye Lorde agenst the sonne that the wrath of the Lorde maye turne awaye from Israel. Numbers 25:5 And Moses sayed vnto the iudges of Israel: goo and slee those men that ioyned the selues vnto Baal Peor.
Phinehas killeth Zimri and Cozbi.
Numbers 25:6 And beholde one of the childern of Israel came and broughte vnto his brethern a Madianitish wife euen in the sighte of Moses and in the sighte of all the multitude of ye childern of Israel as they were wepynge in the dore of the tabernacle of witnesse. Numbers 25:7 And when Phineas the sonne of Eleazer the sonne of Aaro the preast sawe it he rose vp out of the companye and toke a wepon in his hande Numbers 25:8 and wet after the man of Israel in to the horehousse and thrust them thorow: both the man of Israel and also the woman euen thorow the belye of hir. And the plage ceased from the childern of Israel. Numbers 25:9 And there dyed in the plage. xxiiij. thousande.
God therfore giveth him an everlasting priesthood.
Numbers 25:10 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayenge: Numbers 25:11 Phineas the sonne of Eleazer the sonne of Aaron the preast hath turned myne anger awaye from the childern of Israel because he was gelous for my sake amonge them that I had not cosumed the childern of Israel in my gelousye. Numbers 25:12 Wherfore saye: beholde I geue vnto him my couenaunte of pease Numbers 25:13 and he shall haue it and his seed after him euen the couenaunte of the preastis office for euer because he was gelous for his Gods sake and made an atonement for the childern of Israel. Numbers 25:14 The name of the Israelite which was smytten with the Madianitish wife was Simri the sonne of Salu a lorde of an aunciet housse amonge the Simeonites. Numbers 25:15 And the name of the Madianitish wife was Cosbi the doughter of Zur and heed ouer the people of an auncient housse in Madian.
The Midianites are to be vexed.
Numbers 25:16 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayenge: Numbers 25:17 vexe the Madianites and smyte them Numbers 25:18 for they haue troubled you with their wiles with the which they haue begyled you thorow Peor and thorow their syster Cosby ye doughter of a lorde in Madian which was slayne in ye daye of the plage for Peors sake.