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Numbers 25:2


These women invited 1  the people to the sacrifices of their gods; then the people ate and bowed down to their gods. 2 


Ex 20:5; Ex 23:24; Ex 34:15,16; Jos 22:17; Jos 23:7,16; 1Ki 11:1-8; 1Ki 19:18; Ps 106:28; Ho 9:10; 1Co 10:20; 1Co 10:27,28; 2Co 6:16,17; Re 2:14

NET © Notes

tn The verb simply says “they called,” but it is a feminine plural. And so the women who engaged in immoral acts with Hebrew men invited them to their temple ritual.

sn What Israel experienced here was some of the debased ritual practices of the Canaanite people. The act of prostrating themselves before the pagan deities was probably participation in a fertility ritual, nothing short of cultic prostitution. This was a blatant disregard of the covenant and the Law. If something were not done, the nation would have destroyed itself.

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