9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.
9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.
9 Nevertheless, those who died by the plague were twenty-four thousand.
9 But 24,000 had already died.
9 And those who died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.
9 but not before 24,000 people had died.
(Read Numbers 25:6-15)
Phinehas, in the courage of zeal and faith, executed vengeance on Zimri and Cozbi. This act can never be an example for private revenge, or religious persecution, or for irregular public vengeance.