New Living Translation
While the Israelites were camped at Acacia Grove, some of the men defiled themselves by having sexual relations with local Moabite women.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:1 Shittim - And this was their last station, from whence they passed immediately into Canaan. This is noted as a great aggravation of their sin, that they committed it, when God was going to put them into the possession of their long - expected land. The people - Many of them. Whoredom - Either because they prostituted themselves to them upon condition of worshipping their God: or because their filthy God was worshipped by such filthy acts, as Priapus and Venus were. The daughters of Moab - And of Midian too; for both these people being confederated in this wicked design, the one is put for the other, and the daughters of Moab may be named, either because they began the transgression, or because they were the chief persons, possibly, the relations or courtiers of Balak.
1 Corinthians 10:8
And we must not engage in sexual immorality as some of them did, causing 23,000 of them to die in one day.
"But I have a few complaints against you. You tolerate some among you whose teaching is like that of Balaam, who showed Balak how to trip up the people of Israel. He taught them to sin by eating food offered to idols and by committing sexual sin.
"You must not make a treaty of any kind with the people living in the land. They lust after their gods, offering sacrifices to them. They will invite you to join them in their sacrificial meals, and you will go with them.
"Attack the Midianites and destroy them,
"On behalf of the people of Israel, take revenge on the Midianites for leading them into idolatry. After that, you will die and join your ancestors."
"These are the very ones who followed Balaam's advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor. They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD's people.
Along the Jordan River they camped from Beth-jeshimoth as far as the meadows of Acacia on the plains of Moab.
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