New Living Translation
but not before 24,000 people had died.
King James Bible
And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.
Darby Bible Translation
And those that died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
World English Bible
Those who died by the plague were twenty-four thousand.
Young's Literal Translation
and the dead by the plague are four and twenty thousand.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:9 Twenty four thousand - St. Paul says twenty three thousand, 1Cor 10:8. The odd thousand here added were slain by the Judges according to the order of Moses, the rest by the immediate hand of God, but both sorts died of the plague, the word being used, as often it is, for the sword, or hand, or stroke of God.
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.
were struck dead with a plague before the LORD.
He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague stopped.
But 14,700 people died in that plague, in addition to those who had died in the affair involving Korah.
Then the LORD said to Moses,
After the plague had ended, the LORD said to Moses and to Eleazar son of Aaron the priest,
"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.
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