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Numbers 25:5

So Moses said to the judges of Israel, "Each of you slay his men who have joined themselves to Baal of Peor."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Baal-Peor;   Fellowship;   Israel;   Judgments;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Alliance and Society with the Enemies of God;   Desert, Journey of Israel through the;   Midianites;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Baal;   Balaam;   Harlot;   Idol, Idolatry;   Midianites;   Moabites;   Phinehas;   Simeon;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Balaam;   Phinehas;   Priest;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Destroy, Destruction;   Kill, Killing;   Prostitution;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Baal-Peor;   Peor;   Phinehas;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Punishments;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Baal;   Beth-Peor;   Crimes and Punishments;   Midian, Midianites;   Numbers, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beth-Peor;   Moab, Moabites;   Moses;   Numbers, Book of;   Phinehas;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Baalpeor ;   Punishment;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Balaam;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Baal;   Shittim;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ba'al,;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Peculiarities of the Law of Moses;   On to Canaan;   Moses, the Man of God;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Pentateuch, the Samaritan;   Zimri (1);   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Baal;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Baal-Peor;   Balaam;   High Place;   Judaism;   Moab;   Sidra;   Simeon, Tribe of;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Slay ye every one his men - In the different departments where you preside over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, slay all the culprits that shall be found.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/numbers-25.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Moses said unto the judges of Israel,.... Either the same with the heads of the people, or the rulers of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, according to the distribution by the advice of Jethro:

slay ye everyone his men, that were joined unto Baalpeor; all that were under their several districts and jurisdictions, that were found guilty of that crime; these they are ordered to slay, either with their own hands, or rather cause to be slain by proper persons they should appoint to be executioners.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/numbers-25.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his d men that were joined unto Baalpeor.

(d) Let him execute those that are under his charge.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/numbers-25.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

judges of Israel — the seventy elders, who were commanded not only to superintend the execution within their respective jurisdictions, but to inflict the punishment with their own hands. (See on 1 Samuel 15:33).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/numbers-25.html. 1871-8.

Keil & Delitzsch Old Testament Commentary

The judges were to put to death every one his men, i.e., such of the evil-doers as belonged to his forum, according to the judicial arrangements instituted in Ex 18. This command of Moses to the judges was not carried out, however, because the matter took a different turn.

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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/numbers-25.html. 1854-1889.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.

Every one his men — Those under his charge, for as these seventy were chosen to assist Moses in the government, so doubtless the care and management of the people was distributed among them by just and equal proportions.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/numbers-25.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Numbers 25:5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.

Ver. 5. Unto the judges of Israel.]. Those of them that had not defiled themselves; else with what face could they punish others? or look upon those, that before their faces had been hanged up against the sun, whose destruction was for ever to be remembered? [Micah 6:5]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/numbers-25.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Every one his men, i.e. those under his charge; for as these seventy were chosen to assist Moses in the government, so doubtless the care and management of the people was distributed among them by just and equal proportions.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/numbers-25.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

5.Slay ye every one his men — This is far from an indiscriminate slaughter by what is called “lynch law,” but every judge is charged to convict according to the forms of law, and punish every apostate Israelite in his jurisdiction. Exodus 18:21-26.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/numbers-25.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Numbers 25:5. Slay ye every one his men — Moses having, in conjunction with the judges, searched out such as had been guilty of this lewdness and idolatry, allots to each magistrate his number of malefactors for execution, that they might either put them to death with their own hands, as Phinehas did, (Numbers 25:7,) or by proper officers. It seems probable that the judges were dilatory in executing this order, since God himself thought fit to visit the heads of the idolaters with exemplary punishment, Numbers 25:8.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/numbers-25.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Judges, who had not been guilty. Septuagint, "to the tribes." The judges, and even private individuals, were thus authorized to exterminate the guilty, as the Levites had been before, Exodus xxxii. 27. While punishment was inflicted but slowly, and some perhaps of the more noble were spared, so that Zambri, even became more insolent. God began to supply the defect of his ministers, by sending the plague among the people, as Onkelos insinuates. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/numbers-25.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.

Judges of Israel - the seventy elders, who were commanded not only to superintend the execution within their respective jurisdictions, but to inflict the punishment with their own hands (see the note at 1 Samuel 15:33).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/numbers-25.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.
judges
Exodus 18:21,25,26
Slay ye
Exodus 22:20; 32:27,28; Deuteronomy 13:6,9,13,15; 17:3-5; 1 Kings 18:40
Reciprocal: Exodus 21:6 - the judges;  Numbers 25:3 - joined;  Numbers 25:8 - thrust;  Numbers 25:9 - GeneralNumbers 25:14 - a prince;  2 Samuel 21:6 - hang;  Psalm 106:28 - joined

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 25:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/numbers-25.html.