New American Standard Bible
So Israel joined themselves to Baal of Peor, and the LORD was angry against Israel.
King James Bible
And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And Israel joined himself to Baal-Peor; and the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel.
World English Bible
Israel joined himself to Baal Peor: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
and Israel is joined to Baal-Peor, and the anger of Jehovah burneth against Israel.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Joined himself - i. e., by taking part in the sacrificial meals as described in the last verse. Compare Exodus 34:15; 1 Corinthians 10:18. The worship of Baal was attended with the grossest impurity, and indeed partly consisted in it Hosea 4:14; Hosea 9:10.
Baal-peor - i. e., the Baal worshipped at Peer, the place mentioned in Numbers 23:28 (compare Baal-meon, Numbers 32:38). (The identification of this god with Chemosh in Numbers 21:29 is now given up.)
LibraryCan 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
"Your eyes have seen what the LORD has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who followed Baal-peor, the LORD your God has destroyed them from among you.
They joined themselves also to Baal-peor, And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
Thus they provoked Him to anger with their deeds, And the plague broke out among them.
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your forefathers as the earliest fruit on the fig tree in its first season. But they came to Baal-peor and devoted themselves to shame, And they became as detestable as that which they loved.
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