Numbers 25:12
Good News Translation
So tell him that I am making a covenant with him that is valid for all time to come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore say to him: behold I give him the peace of my covenant,

New American Bible
Announce, therefore, that I hereby give him my covenant of peace,

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Therefore say to him: behold I give him the peace of my covenant,

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1 Samuel 2:30 Wherefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should minister in my sight, for ever. But now saith the Lord: Far be this from me: but whosoever shall glorify me, him will I glorify: but they that despise me, shall be despised.

1 Kings 2:27 So Solomon cast out Abiathar from being the priest of the Lord, that the word of the Lord might be fulfilled, which he spoke concerning the house of Heli in Silo.

1 Chronicles 6:4-15,50-53 Eleazar begot Phinees, and Phinees begot Abisue, . . .

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Isaiah 61:6 But you shall be called the priests of the Lord: to you it shall be said: Ye ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and you shall pride yourselves in their glory.

Jeremiah 33:18,22 Neither shall there be cut off from the priests and Levites a man before my face to offer holocausts, and to burn sacrifices, and to kill victims continually. . . .

Hebrews 7:11,17,18 If then perfection was by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchisedech: and not be called according to the order of Aaron? . . .

1 Peter 2:5,9 Be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. . . .

Revelation 1:6 And hath made us a kingdom, and priests to God and his Father. To him be glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.


1 Kings 19:10,14 And he answered: With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant: they have thrown down thy altars, they have slain thy prophets with the sword, and I alone am left, and they seek my life to take it away. . . .

Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

Psalm 106:31 And it was reputed to him unto justice, to generation and generation for evermore.

Psalm 119:139 My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words.

John 2:17 And his disciples remembered, that it was written: The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.

Acts 22:3-5 And he saith: I am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the truth of the law of the fathers, zealous for the law, as also all you are this day: . . .

Romans 10:2-4 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. . . .


Exodus 32:30 And when the next day was come, Moses spoke to the people: You have sinned a very great sin: I will go up to the Lord, if by any means I may be able to entreat him for your crime.

Joshua 7:12 Neither can Israel stand before his enemies, but he shall flee from them: because he is defiled with the anathema. I will be no more with you, till you destroy him that is guilty of this wickedness.

2 Samuel 21:3 David therefore said to the Gabaonites: What shall I do for you? and what shall be the atonement or you, that you may bless the inheritance of the Lord?

Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore, it behoved him in all things to be made like unto his brethren, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest before God, that he might be a propitiation for the sins of the people.

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

The Zeal of Phinehas
11Phinees the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned away my wrath from the children of Israel: because he was moved with my zeal against them, that I myself might not destroy the children of Israel in my zeal. 12Therefore say to him: behold I give him the peace of my covenant,13And the covenant of the priesthood for ever shall be both to him and his seed, because he hath been zealous for his God, and hath made atonement for the wickedness of the children of Israel.…
Cross References
Psalm 106:30
Then Phinees stood up, and pacified him: and the slaughter ceased.

Psalm 106:31
And it was reputed to him unto justice, to generation and generation for evermore.

Isaiah 54:10
For the mountains shall be moved, and the hills shall tremble; but my mercy shall not depart from thee, and the covenant of my peace shall not be moved: said the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

Ezekiel 34:25
And I will make a covenant of peace with them, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they that dwell in the wilderness shall sleep secure in the forests.

Ezekiel 37:26
And I will make a covenant of peace with them, it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will establish them, and will multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for ever.

Malachi 2:5
My covenant was with him of life and peace: and I gave him fear: and he feared me, and he was afraid before my name.

Malachi 2:8
But you have departed out of the way, and have caused many to stumble at the law: you have made void the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.

Additional Translations
Declare, therefore, that I grant him My covenant of peace.Why say, Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace:

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Thus do thou say to him, Behold, I give him a covenant of peace:

Therefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace!

Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:

Wherefore say, Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace.

Therefore say, 'Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace:

'Therefore say, Lo, I am giving to him My covenant of peace,
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