Israel Worships Baal

25 While Israel was staying in the Acacia Grove,[a](A) the people began to have sexual relations with the women of Moab.

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  1. Numbers 25:1 Or in Shittim

Spies Sent to Jericho

Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two men as spies(A) from the Acacia Grove,[a] saying, “Go and scout the land, especially Jericho.” So they left, and they came to the house of a woman, a prostitute named Rahab,(B) and stayed there.

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  1. Joshua 2:1 Or from Shittim

Crossing the Jordan

Joshua started early the next morning and left the Acacia Grove[a] with all the Israelites. They went as far as the Jordan and stayed there before crossing.

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  1. Joshua 3:1 Or left Shittim

18 In that day
the mountains will drip with sweet wine,(A)
and the hills will flow with milk.(B)
All the streams of Judah will flow with water,(C)
and a spring will issue from the Lord’s house,(D)
watering the Valley of Acacias.[a](E)

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  1. Joel 3:18 Or Shittim

My people,
remember what Balak king of Moab(A) proposed,
what Balaam son of Beor answered him,(B)
and what happened from the Acacia Grove[a](C) to Gilgal(D)
so that you may acknowledge
the Lord’s righteous acts.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:5 Or Shittim

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