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 25:8
 25:9
25:8 He followed the Israelite man into the tent's inner chamber, and ran them through, [driving the spear] through the Israelite man and woman's groin.

With that, the plague that had struck the Israelites was arrested.
Vayavo achar ish-Yisra'el el-hakubah vayidkor et-shneyhem et ish Yisra'el ve'et-ha'ishah el-kavatah vate'atsar hamagefah me'al beney Yisra'el.

25:9 In that plague, 24,000 people had died.
Vayihyu hametim bamagefah arba'ah ve'esrim alef.



Commentary:

inner chamber
  Kubbah in Hebrew, like the womb of a woman, which is also called kubbah (cf. Radak, Sherashim; Septuagint).

groin
  Also kubbah. (see Radak; Lekach Tov; Chizzkuni). Or, 'in her tent' (Ibn Ezra).





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