NUMBERS 25:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:”

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Numbers 25:12 Translation & Meaning

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Wherefore לָכֵ֖ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) Wherefore
say, אֱמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) say
Behold, הִנְנִ֨י Lo!; also (as expressing surprise) if Behold
I give נֹתֵ֥ן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) give
unto him אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) unto him
my covenant בְּרִיתִ֖י A compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh) covenant
of peace: שָׁלֽוֹם׃ Safe, i.e., (figuratively) well, happy, friendly; also (abstractly) welfare, i.e., health, prosperity, peace peace

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  • 10  And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

  • 11  Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.

  • 12  Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:

  • 13  And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.

  • 14  Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites.




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