Numbers 25 :17

Numbers 25 :17 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

King James Version (KJV)

Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

American Standard Version (ASV)

Vex the Midianites, and smite them;

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Take up arms against the Midianites and overcome them;

Webster's Revision

Distress the Midianites, and smite them:

World English Bible

"Harass the Midianites, and strike them;

English Revised Version (ERV)

Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

Definitions for Numbers 25 :17

Smite - To strike; beat.
Vex - To trouble; disturb.

Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 25 :17

Vex the Midianites, etc. - See this order fulfilled, Numbers 31:1-20. Twelve thousand Israelites attacked the Midianites, destroyed all their cities, slew their five kings, every male, and every grown up woman, and took all their spoils.

Barnes' Commentary on Numbers 25 :17

Wesley's Commentary on 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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