Numbers 25:1

“And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people begun to commit whoredome with the daughters of Moab.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Israel abode in Shittim; and the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now when Israel was living in Shittim the people became false to the Lord, doing evil with the daughters of Moab:
- Basic English Bible

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

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit lewdness with the daughters of Moab.
- Webster's Bible

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

And Israel dwelleth in Shittim, and the people begin to go a-whoring unto daughters of Moab,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of Moab.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 25:1


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.


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