So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks toward the wilderness. 1
because they bring trouble to you by their treachery with which they have deceived 1 you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, 2 their sister, who was killed on the day of the plague that happened as a result of Peor.”
Look, these people through the counsel of Balaam caused the Israelites to act treacherously against the Lord in the matter of Peor – which resulted in the plague among the community of the Lord!
The sin we committed at Peor was bad enough. To this very day we have not purified ourselves; it even brought a plague on the community of the Lord. 1