Numbers 25:17

“Vex the Midianites, and smite them:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Uexe the Midianites, and smite them:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Be hostile to the Midianites and strike them;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Vex the Midianites, and smite them;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take up arms against the Midianites and overcome them;
- Basic English Bible

Harass the Midianites, and smite them,
- Darby Bible

Distress the Midianites, and smite them:
- Webster's Bible

Harass the Midianites, and strike them;
- World English Bible

`Distress the Midianites, and ye have smitten them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Harass the Midianites, and smite them;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 25:17


25:17 The Midianites - And why not the Moabites. It is probable the Midianites were most guilty, as in persuading Balak to send for Balaam, #Nu 22:4|,7. So in the reception of Balaam after Balak had dismissed him, #Nu 31:8|, and in farther consultation with him, and in contriving the means for the executing of this wicked plot.


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