Yea, they despised the pleasant land,
They believed not his word,
But murmured in their tents,
And hearkened not unto the voice of Jehovah.
Therefore he sware unto them,
That he would overthrow them in the wilderness,
And that he would overthrow their seed among the nations,
And scatter them in the lands.
They joined themselves also unto Baal-peor,
And ate the sacrifices of the dead.
Thus they provoked him to anger with their doings;
And the plague brake in upon them.
Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment;
And so the plague was stayed.
And that was reckoned unto him for righteousness,
Unto all generations for evermore.