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3 The Lord was angry with Israel because they had worshiped the god Baal Peor. 4 So he said to Moses, “Take the Israelite leaders who are responsible for this and have them killed in front of my sacred tent where everyone can see. Maybe then I will stop being angry with the Israelites.”
5 Moses told Israel’s officials,[a] “Each of you must put to death any of your men who worshiped Baal.”Read full chapter
- 25.5 officials: These were special leaders who were probably responsible for an entire tribe or part of a tribe.