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“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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Numbers 25:14 Translation & Meaning

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Now the name וְשֵׁם֩ An appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character Now name
of the Israelite אִ֨ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) Israelite
that was slain, הַמֻּכֶּ֗ה To strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively) slain
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
that אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
was slain הֻכָּה֙ To strike (lightly or severely, literally or figuratively) slain
with אֶת Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
the Midianitish woman, הַמִּדְיָנִ֔ית A Midjanite or descendant (native) of Midjan Midianitish woman
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
Zimri, זִמְרִ֖י Zimri, the name of five Israelites, and of an Arabian tribe Zimri
the son בֶּן A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
of Salu, סָל֑וּא Sallu or Sallai, the name of two Israelites Salu
a prince נְשִׂ֥יא Properly, an exalted one, i.e., a king or sheik; also a rising mist prince
of a chief אָ֖ב Father, in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application chief
house בֵֽית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
among the Simeonites. לַשִּׁמְעֹנִֽי׃ A Shimonite (collectively) or descendants of Shimon among Simeonites

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  • 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.

  • 15  And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.

  • 16  And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,


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