Numbers 25:1
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New American Standard Bible
While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.

King James Bible
And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.

Darby Bible Translation
And Israel abode in Shittim; and the people began to commit fornication with the daughters of Moab.

World English Bible
Israel stayed in Shittim; and the people began to play the prostitute with the daughters of Moab:

Young's Literal Translation
And Israel dwelleth in Shittim, and the people begin to go a-whoring unto daughters of Moab,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The records of the neighboring cities of the plain, and the circumstances of the origin of Moab (Genesis 19:30 ff) suggest that the people among whom Israel was now thrown were more than ordinarily licentious.

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Can Our Dead Speak to Us?
The ministration of holy angels, as presented in the Scriptures, is a truth most comforting and precious to every follower of Christ. But the Bible teaching upon this point has been obscured and perverted by the errors of popular theology. The doctrine of natural immortality, first borrowed from the pagan philosophy, and in the darkness of the great apostasy incorporated into the Christian faith, has supplanted the truth, so plainly taught in Scripture, that "the dead know not anything." Multitudes
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
1 Corinthians 10:8
Nor let us act immorally, as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day.

Revelation 2:14
But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality.

Exodus 34:15
otherwise you might make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land and they would play the harlot with their gods and sacrifice to their gods, and someone might invite you to eat of his sacrifice,

Numbers 25:17
"Be hostile to the Midianites and strike them;

Numbers 31:2
"Take full vengeance for the sons of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people."

Numbers 31:16
"Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the LORD.

Numbers 33:49
They camped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.

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