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Numbers 25:9

    Numbers 25:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And those that died by the plague were twenty and four thousand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But twenty-four thousand of them had come to their death by the disease.

    Webster's Revision

    And those that died by the plague were twenty and four thousand.

    World English Bible

    Those who died by the plague were twenty-four thousand.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And those that died by the plague were twenty and four thousand.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 25:9

    Those that died - were twenty and four thousand - St. Paul, 1 Corinthians 10:8, reckons only twenty-three thousand; though some MSS. and versions, particularly the latter Syriac and the Armenian, have twenty-four thousand, with the Hebrew text. Allowing the 24,000 to be the genuine reading, and none of the Hebrew MSS. exhibit any various reading here, the two places may be reconciled thus: 1,000 men were slain in consequence of the examination instituted Numbers 25:4, and 23,000 in consequence of the orders given Numbers 25:5; making 24,000 in the whole. St. Paul probably refers only to the latter number.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 25:9

    Twenty and four thousand - Paul 1 Corinthians 10:8 says "three and twenty thousand," following probably the Jewish tradition which deducted one thousand as the number slain by the hands of their brethren.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 25:9

    25:9 Twenty four thousand - St. Paul says twenty three thousand, 1Cor 10:8. The odd thousand here added were slain by the Judges according to the order of Moses, the rest by the immediate hand of God, but both sorts died of the plague, the word being used, as often it is, for the sword, or hand, or stroke of God.