If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. And, in the second place, it must not be forgotten that as the history of Gods covenant in the world develops, the carnal element also increases in number, which number when it becomes a majority causes iniquity to abound. Baal was the farm god, reputed to increase the family, the field, the flocks and herds. Israels sin, as described in the text, was occasioned by Balaam, the son of Beor. Balaam, however, after his dismissal by the king of Moab, was not satisfied to let the matter rest. So called from Mount" "Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. But the women and the little ones, the livestock, and everything else in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as plunder for yourselves.
And every contribution, all the holy donations of the people of Israel, which they bring to the priest, shall be his. For they walked in the way of Cain and abandoned themselves for the sake of gain to Balaam's error and perished in Korah's rebellion. After the death of Ahab, Moab rebelled against Israel. A devilish attempt to make Israel lose its distinction, its separatistic character. When they saw the wickedness of Israel, they fled immediately to the tabernacle to pray for mercy upon Israel. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. And when we cried to the Lord, he heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt. And she shall take off the clothes in which she was captured and shall remain in your house and lament her father and her mother a full month. Peor but presumably related to the Phoen. 4:3; Ps. You yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Here, indeed, was the remnant according to the election of grace who had not followed in the sin of Israel to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. Let Balak cause the fair daughters of Moab to entice the young men of Israel to commit fornication. That preaching, shall it reach Gods purpose, must be positive as well as negative. Such an example from history we have in the words of our text. And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand from each tribe, together with Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand. They killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. An attraction it was to the carnal nature of the children of Israel.
In the second place, we learn that apostasy will continue even until the Lord comes in judgment to slay all the wicked, and that apostasy will not only be realized through an enticement to forsake the cardinal truths of the Scriptures, but also through the enticement to fornication, such as Balaam proposed. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. Amazing, too, is the fact that the history referred to in our text is repeatedly called to our attention in the Scriptures. Had they been of the so-called scum, one might conclude that they did not know better, or that their environment was largely the cause of their depraved act. And you know the way to where I am going. Thomas said to him, Lord, we do not know where you are going. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. It shows what people tend to look for the most based on Google searches for each verse.. After the plague, the Lord said to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron, the priest, Take a census of all the congregation of the people of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, by their fathers' houses, all in Israel who are able to go to war. And Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, Take a census of the people, from twenty years old and upward, as the Lord commanded Moses. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Notifications include the title, author, and description of each article in the issue, as well as links directly to the articles. Amazing is this history which speaks of the sin of Gods people who are about to enter the promised land. Attach a tilde (~) to the front of a word to omit results containing that word. But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. No doctrine may be neglected. Mind you, this evil is magnified when you consider the fact that Israel sins with better knowledge, and that, too, just when they were about to enter the promised land. Such is the description of Israels sin. And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. Then he commits fornication with her. While the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the Lord had struck down among them. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
So, the plague was stayed. Now this man used to go up year by year from his city to worship and to sacrifice to the Lord of hosts at Shiloh, where the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests of the Lord. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab. Here are 6 verses related to Baal-Peor. The heinous nature of their sin was not soon forgotten as both the psalmist and the prophet recalled it later to Israel (Ps 106:28; Hos 9:10). Now Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber in Samaria, and lay sick; so he sent messengers, telling them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this sickness. But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them, Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. He brings a plague upon Israel whereby twenty and four thousand were slain. So Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the Lord's vengeance on Midian. Let no flocks or herds graze opposite that mountain. So Moses cut two tablets of stone like the first. Has he said, and will he not do it? These are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari, the years of the life of Levi being 137 years. Publication date: Jun 13, 2022. Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married, for he had married a Cushite woman. ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward And if you are inclined to conclude (falsely, of course) that Peter and Jude were writing to the church of two thousand years ago, let me point out to you that this history is prophetically set forth in the letter to the Church in Pergamos (Revelation 2:14) where the Lord Jesus is describing the condition of the church as it reaches to the time of His second coming, and therefore most significantly for us. Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.
In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. For wherein shall it be known here that I and Thy people have found grace in Thy sight? This cannot be interpreted in any other way than that he openly defies the strict mandate Jehovah had imposed upon His people, namely, Israel shall dwell alone. Afterward you shall be gathered to your people. So Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian to execute the Lord's vengeance on Midian. And Moab was in great dread of the people, because they were many. Therefore from time to time the church must expect that the preaching will sound a warning. Have I now any power of my own to speak anything? The Lord said to Moses, Go up into this mountain of Abarim and see the land that I have given to the people of Israel. Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. Y Not only was Israel enticed as Balaam suggested they would be, but they willingly gave themselves over to this sin. These are the clans of the Levites according to their generations. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. From the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun; Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. After that you may go in to her and be her husband, and she shall be your wife. The god worshipped in Moab by Israel at the instigation of Balaam while the Israelites were encamped at Shittim (Num 25:3ff.). Not with shame would he commit his act in some secluded and secret spot, but openly, before the eyes of all, that all might witness what they were doing.
No one shall come up with you, and let no one be seen throughout all the mountain. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him. Jesus answered him, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to him, How can a man be born when he is old? David said to him, Where do you come from? And he said to him, I have escaped from the camp of Israel. And David said to him, How did it go? So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear. Now he was riding on the donkey, and his two servants were with him. Mind you, the man of Israel brought the Midianitish woman into the camp of Israel.
Geocoding We will go along the King's Highway. So called from Mount" "Peor, where this worship was celebrated, the Baal of Peor. The sons of Gershon: Libni and Shimei, by their clans. 22:17), worshipped by obscene rites. And because such fornication was related to the worship of Moabs gods, Israel would be brought to worship the gods of the heathen. And when he came to David, he fell to the ground and paid homage. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. What they did was in open defiance of all that is called holy and refined. Make no mistake about it, the history recorded in our text was written for us, upon whom the end of the ages is come. Let me die the death of the upright, and let my end be like his!, Balaam said to Balak, Behold, I have come to you! Tell me. And he answered, The people fled from the battle, and also many of the people have fallen and are dead, and Saul and his son Jonathan are also dead. Then David said to the young man who told him, How do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead? Now David and his men went up and made raids against the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites, for these were the inhabitants of the land from of old, as far as Shur, to the land of Egypt. And all the gold of the contribution that they presented to the Lord, from the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, was 16,750 shekels. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. 25:3, 5, 18;" Deut. lord of the opening, a god of the Moabites ( Numbers 25:3 ; 31:16 ; Joshua 22:17 ), worshipped by obscene rites. Then the temptation works that leads to the conclusion: it is good to sin. Judah had five sons in all. And he had to pass through Samaria. The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born? Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Later Moses declares, Israel then shall dwell in safety alone (Deut. Let not your hearts be troubled. Contact me: openbibleinfo (at) gmail.com. What does the Bible say about Baal-Peor? The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Avenge the people of Israel on the Midianites. On the day that I struck down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I consecrated for my own all the firstborn in Israel, both of man and of beast. And even Balaam prophesied: From the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations (Num. Zimri, the son of Salu, prince of the chief house among the Simeonites; and Cozbi, daughter of Zua, head over a people and of the chief house in Midian. Now therefore thus says the Lord, You shall not come down from the bed to which you have gone up, but you shall surely die. So Elijah went. While Israel lived in Shittim, the people began to whore with the daughters of Moab. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. Bible topic categories and verse references are from Nave's Topical Bible (1896) by Orville James Nave (18411917). The" "Israelites fell into the worship of this idol (Num. So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. To be sure, it must be positive! Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.. All such worshipers were destroyed by God out of Israel (Deut 4:3). Thus I will make to cease from me the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against you. Speak to the people of Israel, and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a cord of blue on the tassel of each corner. They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. And you shall eat the fruit of your womb, the flesh of your sons and daughters, whom the Lord your God has given you, in the siege and in the distress with which your enemies shall distress you. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. But there is more! Balaam, we remember, lived in Mesopotamia. In the first place, we learn that the doctrine of Balaam is still with us today, and that it will continue to the end of history. And close to the temples for worship were constructed houses for prostitution both for males with males, and males with harlots. 106:28; Hos. Therefore say, Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace, and it shall be to him and to his descendants after him the covenant of a perpetual priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the people of Israel.. It must show in no uncertain terms the pitfalls Satan and the world will lay on the path of Gods people to destroy them. And he said to the people, You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough. And they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. And the Egyptians dealt harshly with us and our fathers. Yet it is not so amazing when you consider that these are the depths of sin into which the carnal seed will fall apart from the grace of salvation.
And the Lord said to Moses, Take all the chiefs of the people and hang them in the sun before the Lord, that the fierce anger of the Lord may turn away from Israel. And Moses said to the judges of Israel, Each of you kill those of his men who have yoked themselves to Baal of Peor. Balaam also, the son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword by the people of Israel among the rest of their slain.
You must see it with me: this was done purposely, in open defiance. Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. Publisher: OpenBible.info. 33:28a). The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. Listen to what He says: But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.. TopicalBible In the first place, it must be remembered that Israel always dwells in the flesh that never wills any good thing, that never wants to go to heaven, and which, of course, will never go to heaven, for flesh and blood shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Like RPM itself, subscriptions are free. His daughter-in-law Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. The Israelites fell into the worship of this idol ( Numbers 25:3 Numbers 25:5 Numbers 25:18 ; Deuteronomy 4:3 ; Psalms 106:28 ; Hosea 9:10 ). Peor, of course, stands for Mount Peor from which Balaam could only bless Israel with prophetic utterances; but Peor also becomes the place where Israel merits the curse. We learn later in the chapter that Jehovah exalted him for his righteous deed by giving unto him His covenant of peace forever. That we may never forget them they are mentioned by name. M The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the people of Israel, and get from them staffs, one for each fathers' house, from all their chiefs according to their fathers' houses, twelve staffs. I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks. But the Scripture makes the point of clearly identifying them to show that they knew what they were doing. And you shall enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the Lord your God has given you. When you go out to war against your enemies, and the Lord your God gives them into your hand and you take them captive, and you see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you desire to take her to be your wife, and you bring her home to your house, she shall shave her head and pare her nails. That Israel joined himself to Baal-peor meant that what the majority of Israel did according to the lust of the flesh, they did purposely, with evil intent. You might think that the closer Israel came to Canaan the promised land and the type of heaven, the holier that people would become. The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. That remnant shall be exalted, and that remnant shall enter the Canaan of rest. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. B All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. And he rose early in the morning and went up on Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand two tablets of stone. 9:10). Not bad enough was it that the Israelites went into the camp of Moab to commit fornication; here he takes the woman into Israels camp to commit his sinful act. Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a large crowd was coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, Where are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat? Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. Investigate your Christian faith with journalist Lee Strobel's once-a-week free email devotional. Then the people of Israel set out and camped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho. These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. He may not divorce her all his days. When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron was, because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin when the congregation quarreled, failing to uphold me as holy at the waters before their eyes. (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.). So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. Before repentant Israelites, who were humbled before God at the door of the tabernacle. Baal was the common Canaanitish male god, the son of El, the father of gods and head of the Canaanite pantheon. In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. See where Baalpeor occurs in the Bible "Lord of the opening, a god of the Moabites (Num. Not only will it sound an alarm respecting the evils of our time, but it will also show from sacred history, from history past, examples of departure from the truth into sin and corruption that was meant to be dinned into our ears, upon whom the end of the ages is come. Behold, these, on Balaam's advice, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the Lord in the incident of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the Lord.
And when the Lord your God gives them over to you, and you defeat them, then you must devote them to complete destruction. Then Amalek came and fought with Israel at Rephidim. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. You ask, How can this be? As we learn subsequently (Numbers 31:16) he gave instruction to the king of Moab as to how he can bring a curse upon that people Israel. Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? It must warn against the temptation to forsake the truth. New International Version (NIV). But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? Which have forsaken the right way and gone astray following the way of Balaam . The sons of Judah: Er, Onan and Shelah; these three Bath-shua the Canaanite bore to him. But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. Baal. and Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor.. In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks. O Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.