God FINALLY kills Aaron for being a jerk. Oh, no, wait, God kills Aaron because the Israelites asked for water.
God then kills more Israelites with fiery serpents but then gives Moses the power to cure fiery serpent bites.
The tribe tries passing through several lands but get the metaphorical doors slammed in their faces. They even gets their butts kicked in a battle.
After promising (again) to stand with the LORD, The Israelites start kicking and taking names. Moses enacts the scorched earth policy and leaves no living thing in his wake.
|Num 21:35||So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.|
I'm curious about this part. God seems to be talking to the enemy of the Israelites.
|Num 22:9||And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men [are] these with thee?|
|Num 22:20||And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, [and] go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.|
Chapter 25 shows us that once again, the Israelites can't go one day without screwing up God's commands. God starts killing thousands (again) before the grandson of Aaron kills a man and woman with his spear. God likes that "he was zealous for my sake among them".
We end with God commanding Moses to exterminate the Midianites.