Thursday, February 28, 2013

Genesis 3:5

Genesis 3:5

For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

a. NLT: “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”

b. NIV: “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

c. YLT: for God doth know that in the day of your eating of it -- your eyes have been opened, and ye have been as God, knowing good and evil.'

d. Amplified Bible: For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing the difference between good and evil and blessing and calamity.

e. Septuagint: For God knew that in whatever day ye should eat of it your eyes would be opened, and ye would be as gods, knowing good and evil.

f. Stone Edition Torah/Writings/Prophets: for God knows that on the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and bad.

1. “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened…”

a. For God [430 * ‘elohiym] [Strong: plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:--angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.]

b. doth know [3045 * yada] [Strong: a primitive root; to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) (as follow):--acknowledge, acquaintance(-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, (un-)awares, can(-not), certainly, comprehend, consider, X could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be (ig-)norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to let, make) know, (come to give, have, take) knowledge, have (knowledge), (be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive, privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach, (can) tell, understand, have (understanding), X will be, wist, wit, wot.]

c. that in the day [3117 * yowm] Strong: from an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb):--age, + always, + chronicals, continually(-ance), daily, ((birth-), each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), + elder, X end, + evening, + (for) ever(-lasting, -more), X full, life, as (so) long as (... live), (even) now, + old, + outlived, + perpetually, presently, + remaineth, X required, season, X since, space, then, (process of) time, + as at other times, + in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), X whole (+ age), (full) year(-ly), + younger.]

d. ye eat [398 * ‘akal] [Strong: a primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively):--X at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, X freely, X in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, X quite.]

e. your eyes [5869 * ‘ayin] [Strong: a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape):--affliction, outward appearance, + before, + think best, colour, conceit, + be content, countenance, + displease, eye((-brow), (-d), -sight), face, + favour, fountain, furrow (from the margin), X him, + humble, knowledge, look, (+ well), X me, open(-ly), + (not) please, presence, + regard, resemblance, sight, X thee, X them, + think, X us, well, X you(-rselves).]

f. shall be opened [6491 * paqach] [Strong:  a primitive root; to open (the senses, especially the eyes); figuratively, to be observant:--open.]

2. “…and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

a. ye shall be as gods [430 * ‘elohiym] [Strong: plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:--angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.]

b. knowing [3045 * yada] [Strong: a primitive root; to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) (as follow):--acknowledge, acquaintance(-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, (un-)awares, can(-not), certainly, comprehend, consider, X could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be (ig-)norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to let, make) know, (come to give, have, take) knowledge, have (knowledge), (be, make, make to be, make self) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark, perceive, privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach, (can) tell, understand, have (understanding), X will be, wist, wit, wot.]

c. good [2896 * towb] [Strong: from 2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well):--beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, X fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well ((-favoured)).]

d. evil [7451 * ra’] [Strong: from 7489; bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral):-- adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease(-ure), distress, evil((- favouredness), man, thing), + exceedingly, X great, grief(-vous), harm, heavy, hurt(-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief(-vous), misery, naught(-ty), noisome, + not please, sad(-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked(-ly, -ness, one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).]

1). Having been born in 1950 and having grown up in the sixties, I can’t help but draw a similarity between the lie that was told to our first parents and the deception that was initially told to the youths who got caught up in the drug culture. Here is a note from the University of Virgina concerning those times.

a). “One of the major social changes brought about by the sixties was the widespread use of illicit drugs, primarily the hallucinogens, marijuana and LSD. Before this time, marijuana was primarily used by jazz musicians and hip characters in the inner cities. The Beats, consorting with and trying to emulate the jazz musicians, began using marijuana, and references to so-called mind-expanding drugs began appearing in Beat poems, novels, essays, and in popular protest songs as early as the mid-fifties. LSD, which was virtually unknown to American society in the early sixties and still legal until 1966, gained widespread recognition as a result of the very public exploits of so-called acid gurus, Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey. By the mid-sixties, seemingly overnight, marijuana and LSD use was common across the country, especially among the young. Many books were written to explain or vilify this phenomenon, many others to justify the use of these drugs. Proponents looked to religious ceremonies of Native Americans where peyote and mescaline were used, to references of marijuana use for spiritual and medicinal purposes in ancient texts, and to books like Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception, where Huxley writes of his experimentation with mescaline in Mexico. Other more harmful drugs followed cocaine, heroin, amphetamines and barbiturates, and the idea of using mind-expanding drugs to gain insight into the world gave way to plain recreational, often harmful use. Popular musicians such as Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix died as a result of recreational drug use. Ken Kesey, one of the earliest proponents of LSD use, denounced its curative powers as early as 1967, but by then its use was too widespread to be controlled.”  http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/exhibits/sixties/drugs.html

2). The lyrics of many songs foretold a new day in humanity that was coming because of the so called different states of mind of a new generation.

a). Age of Aquarius, Galt McDermot, 1966
When the Moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars,
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius
Aquarius
Aquarius
Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more falsehoods or derisions
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelation
And the mind's true liberation
Aquarius
Aquarius
When the Moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars,
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius
The age of Aquarius, Aquarius, Aquarius,
Aquarius, Aquarius, Aquarius

b). White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane, 1967
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she’s ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell them a hookah smoking caterpillar has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small
When the men on the chess board
get up and tell you where to go
And you just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving slow
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "Off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said
Feed your head
Feed your head

c). Journey to the center of the mind/Amboy Dukes, 1968
Leave your cares behind come with us and find The pleasures of a journey to the center of the mind
Come along if you care Come along if you dare Take a ride to the land inside of your mind
Beyond the seas of thought beyond the realm of what Across the streams of hopes and dreams where things are really not
Come along if you care...
But please realise you'll probably be surprised For it's the land unknown to man Where fantasy is fact So if you can, please understand You might not come back
Come along if you care Come along if you dare Take a ride to the land inside and you'll see
How happy life could be if all of mankind Would take the time to journey to the center of the mind
Would take the time to journey to the center of the mind Center of the mind

3). The lies told to my generation were just like the lie told to our first parents because the lies came from the father of lies, the devil. The lie told to our first parents, “you shall be as gods”, carried with it far more consequences. One of the hardest things I had to work through after I got born again was to quit listening to the music that led me down a road of destruction. Not every song from that kind of music is evil, but most of the music I listened to was twisted in its message, the musicians who sang them were the cheerleaders, shouting lyrical encouragements to me and other to abandon good and pursue evil and then rejoice in it. Nonetheless, for me to make a clear break I knew in my heart I had to quit listening to all of it and by the grace of God I got off the train I was on.

a) Hellbound Train, Andy Silvester, Kim Simmonds. 1972
Hellbound train, I'm on it's track
Too late now to turn my back
Conductor coming, ticket in his hand
Come to claim my soul, take me to his land
Hellbound train, I been so wrong
Too late now I'm moving on
Conductor standing, watch in his hand
Got to get aboard, take you to his land
I'm going down the road on the Hellbound train
Take a long look lady 'cause you won't see me again
Take a last look lady, yes hard and long
'Cause I'm going down the road on the Hell, Hellbound train
Hellbound train, driving slow
Move on down to the Hell below
Conductor please won't you lend a hand?
Got to get on board, take me to your land
Yes I know I've been so wrong
Too late now I'm moving on
Hellbound train, I'm on it's track
Moving down I can't look back
I'm going down the road on the Hellbound train
Take a last look lady 'cause you won't see me again
Take a long look, long look
'Cause I'm going down the road on the Hell, Hellbound train
Down the road on the Hellbound train
Take a long look lady 'cause you won't see me again
Take a last look lady, hard and long
'Cause I'm going down the road on the Hell, Hell, Hellbound train
Lost and flying down the road
On the Hellbound train
Lost and flying down the road
On the Hellbound train
Hand and hand with the devil

Genesis 3:2, 3



Genesis 3:2, 3



And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.



1. “…But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”



a. Even before Eve was tempted to eat from the forbidden tree, she added to God’s word. The part she added was, “…neither shall ye touch it…”



b. All of the commandments that forbid such behavior were written after the fall of man.



1). Bearing false witness was forbidden by the ninth commandment in Exodus 20:16, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”



2). Adding to God’s word in Deuteronomy 4:2 “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.”



3). Adding to God’s word in Revelation 22:18 “For  I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues  that are written in this book.”



4). Proverbs 30:5, 6 “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”



a). It is not stated if there would have been any complications from this act.

Genesis 3:1


Genesis 3:1

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

a. NLT: The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”

b. NIV: Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

c. YLT: And the serpent hath been subtile above every beast of the field which Jehovah God hath made, and he saith unto the woman, 'Is it true that God hath said, Ye do not eat of every tree of the garden?'

d. Amplified Bible Classic: Now the serpent was more subtle and crafty than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan] said to the woman, Can it really be that God has said, You shall not eat from every tree of the garden?

e. Septuagint: Now the serpent was the most crafty of all the brutes on the earth, which the Lord God made, and the serpent said to the woman, Wherefore has God said, Eat not of every tree of the garden?

f. Stone Edition Torah/Prophets/Writings: Now the serpent was cunning beyond any beast of the field that HASHEM God had made. He said to the woman, “Did, perhaps, God say: “You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?”

1. “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made…”

a. [Now the] serpent [Strong: 5175 nachash naw-khawsh' from 5172; a snake (from its hiss):--serpent.]

b. was [Strong: 1961 hayah haw-yaw a primitive root (Compare 1933); to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary):--beacon, X altogether, be(-come), accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-)self, require, X use.]

c. more subtil [Strong: 6175  `aruwm aw-room' passive participle of 6191; cunning (usually in a bad sense):--crafty, prudent, subtil.]

d. than any [Strong: 3605 kol kole or (Jer. 33:8) kowl {kole}; from 3634; properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense):--(in) all (manner, (ye)), altogether, any (manner), enough, every (one, place, thing), howsoever, as many as, (no-)thing, ought, whatsoever, (the) whole, whoso(-ever).]

e. beast [Strong: 2416 chay khah'-ee from 2421; alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively:--+ age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.]

f. of the field [Strong: 7704 sadeh saw-deh' or saday {saw-dah'-ee}; from an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat):--country, field, ground, land, soil, X wild.]

g. which [Strong: 834 'aher ash-er' a primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.:--X after, X alike, as (soon as), because, X every, for, + forasmuch, + from whence, + how(-soever), X if, (so) that ((thing) which, wherein), X though, + until, + whatsoever, when, where (+ -as, -in, -of, -on, -soever, -with), which, whilst, + whither(- soever), who(-m, -soever, -se). As it is indeclinable, it is often accompanied by the personal pronoun expletively, used to show the connection.]

h. the LORD [Strong: 3068 Yhovah yeh-ho-vaw' from 1961; (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God:--Jehovah, the Lord.]

i. God [Strong: 430 'elohiym el-o-heem' plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:--angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.]
    
j. had made [Strong: 6213 `asah aw-saw' a primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application (as follows):--accomplish, advance, appoint, apt, be at, become, bear, bestow, bring forth, bruise, be busy, X certainly, have the charge of, commit, deal (with), deck, + displease, do, (ready) dress(-ed), (put in) execute(-ion), exercise, fashion, + feast, (fight-)ing man, + finish, fit, fly, follow, fulfill, furnish, gather, get, go about, govern, grant, great, + hinder, hold ((a feast)), X indeed, + be industrious, + journey, keep, labour, maintain, make, be meet, observe, be occupied, offer, + officer, pare, bring (come) to pass, perform, pracise, prepare, procure, provide, put, requite, X sacrifice, serve, set, shew, X sin, spend, X surely, take, X thoroughly, trim, X very, + vex, be (warr-)ior, work(-man), yield, use.]

1). Adam named all the animals, perhaps after their nature and character. Adam named the serpent because of his subtleness. Subtle means mentally acute, crafty, cunning. Jesus told his disciples to be “wise as serpents” in Matthew 10:16. This was not in a bad sense because after God created the animal kingdom including the serpents God saw that it was good: Genesis 1:25. The serpent we see today is not the same as the animal in the garden. What we see today is a result of the curse: Genesis 3:14.

2). The devil did not turn himself into a serpent, but the serpent agreed to be used by the devil to tempt Eve. It is possible that the serpent had the ability to talk before the fall and curse placed on the animal kingdom.

2. “…And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”

a. [And he] said [Strong: 559 'amar aw-mar' a primitive root; to say (used with great latitude):--answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use (speech), utter, X verily, X yet.]

b. unto [Strong: 413 'el ale (but only used in the shortened constructive form sel {el}); a primitive particle; properly, denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, i.e. near, with or among; often in general, to:--about, according to ,after, against, among, as for, at, because(-fore, -side), both...and, by, concerning, for, from, X hath, in(- to), near, (out) of, over, through, to(-ward), under, unto, upon, whether, with(-in).]

c. the woman [Strong: 802 'ishshah ish-shaw' feminine of 376 or 582; irregular plural, nashiym {naw-sheem'}; a woman (used in the same wide sense as 582):--(adulter)ess, each, every, female, X many, + none, one, + together, wife, woman. Often unexpressed in English.]

d. Yea [Strong: 637 'aph af a primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjunction); also or yea; adversatively though:--also, + although, and (furthermore, yet), but, even, + how much less (more, rather than), moreover, with, yea.]

e. [hath] God [Strong: 430 'elohiym el-o-heem' plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:--angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty.]

f. said [Strong: 559 'amar aw-mar' a primitive root; to say (used with great latitude):--answer, appoint, avouch, bid, boast self, call, certify, challenge, charge, + (at the, give) command(-ment), commune, consider, declare, demand, X desire, determine, X expressly, X indeed, X intend, name, X plainly, promise, publish, report, require, say, speak (against, of), X still, X suppose, talk, tell, term, X that is, X think, use (speech), utter, X verily, X yet.]

g. [Ye shall] not [Strong: 3808 lo' lo or lowi {lo}; or loh (Deut. 3:11) {lo}; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles (as follows):--X before, + or else, ere, + except, ig(-norant), much, less, nay, neither, never, no((-ne), -r, (-thing)), (X as though...,(can-), for) not (out of), of nought, otherwise, out of, + surely, + as truly as, + of a truth, + verily, for want, + whether, without.]

h. eat [Strong: 398 'akal aw-kal' a primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively):--X at all, burn up, consume, devour(-er, up), dine, eat(-er, up), feed (with), food, X freely, X in...wise(-deed, plenty), (lay) meat, X quite.]
    
i. of every [Strong: 3605 kol kole or (Jer. 33:8) kowl {kole}; from 3634; properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense):--(in) all (manner, (ye)), altogether, any (manner), enough, every (one, place, thing), howsoever, as many as, (no-)thing, ought, whatsoever, (the) whole, whoso(-ever).]

j. tree [Strong: 6086 `ets ates from 6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks):--+ carpenter, gallows, helve, + pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.]

k. [of the] garden [Strong: 1588 gan gan from 1598; a garden (as fenced):--garden.]

1). Perhaps it is minor, but there is a difference in the various translations. One group of translations uses the wording “any tree” while the other uses “every tree”. The Hebrew gives room for both.

a). [New Living Translation] The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, "Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?"

b). [Young’s Literal Translation] And the serpent hath been subtile above every beast of the field which Jehovah God hath made, and he saith unto the woman, `Is it true that God hath said, Ye do not eat of every tree of the garden?'

2). The devil began by placing doubt on God’s word. Corruption of the Word of God began in the garden and we see the devil was the author of it. When anyone who is preaching or teaching asks the question, “Did God really say that?” Put your guard up and cling to Romans 3:4, “let God be true and every man a liar!”

Genesis 2:24



Genesis 2:24

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

1. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife…”

a. Jesus quoted this verse in his discussion with the Pharisees over the matter of divorce.

1). Matthew 19:4-6 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

2). Jesus added the words, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” This shows that God “married” Adam and Eve.

b. As previously noted, these Scriptures show Adam the ruler of the earth making the ground rules for marriage. In the marriage relationship, the man would leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife. Rabbinic tradition has an interesting comment concerning this phrase.

1). Stone Edition of the Chumash: “The Torah does not mean that a man should not continue to serve or homor his parents. It implies only a physical separation; that his attachment to his wife should be so strong that he will move out of his parents house and establish a new home with her.”

2. “…and they shall be one flesh.”

a. This of course is speaking of the marriage act, sexual intercourse, which as the context reveals is reserved only for the marriage bed of husband and wife. Notice the Apostle Paul’s language in his discussion of fornication.

1). 1 Corinthians 6:15, 16 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.

b. Notice also the wording of the passage describing the behavior of Israel at Shittim and the resulting death of 24,000 men.

1). Numbers 25:1-9 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.
And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.
And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.
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, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;
And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, 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.
And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.