Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Numbers
Chapter 25

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Numbers 24 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Numbers 26
Numbers 25:1
JPS 25:1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of Moab.
ONK 25:1 But Israel abode in Shittin; and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab;
PAL 25:1 And Israel dwelt in the place which is called Shittim, on account of the (Shetutha) foolishness(29) and depravity which were among them. And the people began to profane their holiness, and to strip their bodies to the image of Peor, and commit fornication with the daughters of the Moabites, who brought out the image of Peor, concealed under their bundles.
JER 25:1 And Israel abode in Shittim; and the people began to commit fornication with the daughters of the Moabites.
 
Numbers 25:2
JPS 25:2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods; and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
ONK 25:2 and they invited the people to the sacrifices of their idols, and the people did eat and bowed down to their idols.
PAL 25:2 And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their idols; and the people ate in their feasts, and bowed themselves to their idols.
JER 25:2 And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their idols.
 
Numbers 25:3
JPS 25:3 And Israel joined himself unto the Baal of Peor; and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.
ONK 25:3 And Israel was joined unto Baala Pheor, and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.
PAL 25:3 And the people of the house of Israel joined themselves to Baala-Peor, like the nail in the wood, which is not separated but by breaking up the wood (or, with the splinters). And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.
JER 25:3 And Israel were united with the worshippers of the idol of Peor; and the anger of the Lord was strong against Israel.
 
Numbers 25:4
JPS 25:4 And the LORD said unto Moses: 'Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them up unto the LORD in face of the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may turn away from Israel.'
ONK 25:4 And the Lord said unto Mosheh: Take all the chiefs of the people, and judge, and slay him who is guilty of death before the Lord, over against the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.
PAL 25:4 And the Lord said to Mosheh, Take all the chiefs of the people, and appoint them for judges, and let them give judgment to put to death the people who have gone astray after Peor, and hang them before the word of the Lord upon the wood over against the morning sun, and at the departure of the sun take them down and bury them, and turn away the strong anger of the Lord from Israel.
JER 25:4 And the Word of the Lord said to Mosheh, Take all the chiefs of the people and set them for a Sanhedrin before the Lord, and let them hang all who are worthy of death; and at sunset take down their bodies and bury them, that so may be averted the strong anger of the Lord from Israel.
 
Numbers 25:5
JPS 25:5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel: 'Slay ye every one his men that have joined themselves unto the Baal of Peor.'
ONK 25:5 And Mosheh said to the judges of Israel: Slay every man his men who have joined themselves to Baala Pheor.
PAL 25:5 And Mosheh said to the judges of Israel, Slay every one a man of his tribe of those who have joined themselves to the idol of Peor.
JER 25:5 And Mosheh said to the princes of Israel, Slay each one a man of his house of them who have joined themselves to the idol of Peor.
 
Numbers 25:6
JPS 25:6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, while they were weeping at the door of the tent of meeting.
ONK 25:6 And, behold, a man of the sons of Israel came and brought to his brethren a Midianitha, in the eyes of Mosheh, and in the eyes of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of ordinance.
PAL 25:6 And, behold, a man of the sons of Israel came, holding a Midianitess, and brought her to his brethren, in the sight of Mosheh and all the congregation of the children of Israel. He answered and said to Mosheh, What is it (that is wrong) to have company with her? If thou sayest, It is forbidden, didst thou not thyself take a Midianitess, the daughter of Jethro? When Mosheh heard, he trembled and swooned. But they wept, and cried, Listen! And they stood at the door of the tabernacle of ordinance.
JER 25:6 And, behold, a man of the sons of Israel came and brought to his brethren a Midianitha, before Mosheh and all the congregation of the children of Israel; and, behold, they were weeping at the door of the tabernacle.
 
Numbers 25:7
JPS 25:7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the midst of the congregation, and took a spear in his hand.
ONK 25:7 And Phinehas bar Elazar bar Aharon the priest saw, and arose from the midst of the congregation, and took a lance in his hand;
PAL 25:7 And Phinehas bar Elazar bar Aharon, the priest, saw, and, remembering the ordination, answered, and said: He who ought to kill, let him kill! Where are the lions of the tribe of Jehudah? When they saw, they were quiet. And he arose from among his Sanhedrin, and took a lance in his hand.
JER 25:7 And Phinehas bar Elazar bar Aharon, the high priest, saw, and arose from among the assembly, and took a lance.
 
Numbers 25:8
JPS 25:8 And he went after the man of Israel into the chamber, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
ONK 25:8 and he went in after the man, the son of Israel, into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man, the son of Israel, and the woman, through her belly; and the pestilence was stayed from the children of Israel.
PAL 25:8 Twelve miracles were wrought for Phinehas at the time that he went in after the man of Israel with the Midianitha. The first sign was, He would have parted them, but could not. 2. Their mouth was closed, that they could not cry out; for, had they cried out, they would have been rescued. 3. He drave the lance through both of them. 4. The lance remained fixed in the wound. 5. When he bare them aloft, the lintel was uplifted for him until he had gone forth. 6. He carried them through the whole camp, six miles, without fatigue. 7. He held them up by his right arm, in sight of their kindred, who had no power to hurt him. 8. The lance was made strong, so as not to be broken with the load. 9. The iron transpierced them, but was not withdrawn. 10. An angel came and made bare their corpses in sight of the people. 11. They lingered alive till they had been carried through the entire camp, lest the priest in the tabernacle should be defiled by the dead. 12. Their blood thickened so as not to flow upon him; but when he had borne them through the camp, it brake forth, and they died.

Answering, he said before the Lord of the world, Can it be that, on account of these, twenty and four thousands of Israel shall die? Immediately the compassions of Heaven were moved, and the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.

JER 25:8 And he went in after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them, the man and the woman, through the body; and the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.
 
Numbers 25:9
JPS 25:9 And those that died by the plague were twenty and four thousand.
ONK 25:9 But they who had died by the pestilence were twenty and four thousand.
PAL 25:9 And the number who died by the pestilence was twenty and four thousand.
JER 25:9 And those who died by that plague were twenty and four thousand.
 
Numbers 25:10
JPS 25:10 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
ONK 25:10 And the Lord spake with Mosheh, saying:
PAL 25:10 And the Lord spake with Mosheh, saying:
 
 
Numbers 25:11
JPS 25:11 'Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned My wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was very jealous for My sake among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in My jealousy.
ONK 25:11 Phinehas the son of Elazar, the son of Aharon, the priest, hath turned away My anger from the children of Israel, in that he was zealous with My zeal among them; and I have not consumed the children of Israel in My jealousy.
PAL 25:11 Phinehas the zealous, the son of Elazar bar Aharon, the priest, hath turned away mine anger from the children of Israel, in that, when zealous with My zeal, he hath slain the sinners who were among them; and for his sake I have not destroyed the children of Israel in My indignation.
 
 
Numbers 25:12
JPS 25:12 Wherefore say: Behold, I give unto him My covenant of peace;
ONK 25:12 Say therefore to him (that), behold, I decree unto him My covenant of peace;
PAL 25:12 Swearing by My Name, I say to him, Behold, I decree to him My covenant of peace, and will make him an angel of the covenant, that he may ever live, to announce the Redemption at the end of the days. And because they defamed him, saying, Is he not the son of Phuti, the Midianite? behold; I will make him to possess the high priesthood; and because he took the lance with his arm, and struck the Midianitess in her body, and prayed with his mouth for the people of the house of Israel, the priests shall be held worthy of the three gifts of the shoulder, the cheek-bone, and the inwards;
JER 25:12 With the oath went Mosheh, and said unto Phinehas, Behold, I give to him.
 
Numbers 25:13
JPS 25:13 and it shall be unto him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.'
ONK 25:13 and he shall have it and his sons after him; a covenant of priesthood for ever, because he hath been zealous before his God, and hath propitiated for the children of Israel.
PAL 25:13 and it shall be to him, and to his sons after him, an everlasting covenant of consecration, because he was zealous for the Lord, and propitiated for the children of Israel.
 
 
Numbers 25:14
JPS 25:14 Now the name of the man of Israel that was slain, who was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a fathers' house among the Simeonites.
ONK 25:14 And the name of the man of Israel who was slain with the Midianitess was Zimri bar Salu, a chief of the house of his fathers of the house of Shemeon;
PAL 25:14 Now the name of the man of Israel who was slain with the Midianitha was Zimri bar Salu, a chief of the house of his fathers of the tribe of Shemeon.
 
 
Numbers 25:15
JPS 25:15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head of the people of a fathers' house in Midian.
ONK 25:15 and the name of the woman, the Midianitess, was Kosbe, the daughter of Zur, who was chief of the people of his father's house in Midian.
PAL 25:15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was killed was Kosbi, daughter of Zur, who was called Shelonae, a daughter of Balak, the prince of the people of Moab, whose dwelling-place was in Midian.
 
 
Numbers 25:16
JPS 25:16 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
ONK 25:16 And the Lord spake with Mosheh, saying:
PAL 25:16 And the Lord spake with Mosheh, saying:
 
 
Numbers 25:17
JPS 25:17 'Harass the Midianites, and smite them;
ONK 25:17 Punish the Midianites and slay them,
PAL 25:17 Trouble the Midianites and slay them,
 
 
Numbers 25:18
JPS 25:18 for they harass you, by their wiles wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague in the matter of Peor.'
ONK 25:18 for they afflict you with their snares, with which they ensnare you; as by the occasion of Pheor, and by that of Kosbe, daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain on the day of the pestilence in the matter of Pheor.
PAL 25:18 because they troubled you by their deceitful counsels when they beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and of Kosbi their sister, the daughter of the prince of Midian, who was slain in the day of the plague for the matter of Peor.
JER 25:18 For their false dealings.
 
Numbers 25:19
JPS 25:19 And it came to pass after the plague,
ONK 25:19 And it came to pass after the plague,
PAL 25:19 And it came to pass after the plague,
 
 
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