16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Other Translations of Numbers 25:16

New International Version

16 The Lord said to Moses,

English Standard Version

16 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

The Message

16 God spoke to Moses:

New King James Version

16 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

New Living Translation

16 Then the Lord said to Moses,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 25:16

Commentary on Numbers 25:16-18

(Read Numbers 25:16-18)

We read not that any Midianites died of the plague; God punished them with the sword of an enemy, not with the rod of a father. We must set ourselves against whatever is an occasion of sin to us, Matthew 5:29,30. Whatever draws us to sin, should be a vexation to us, as a thorn in the flesh. And none will be more surely and severely punished than those who, after Satan's example, and with his subtlety, tempt others to sin.