He followed the Israelite into the chamber and stabbed both of them, the Israelite and the woman, through the belly. Then the plague against the Israelites was checked.
What are the 12 miracles that happened to Pinchas?
He would have parted them but could not.
Their mouth was closed so that they could not cry out; for had they cried out, they would have been rescued.
He drove the lance through both of them.
The lance remained fixed in the wound.
When he bare them aloft, the lintel was uplifted for him until he had gone forth.
He carried them through the whole camp, six miles, without fatigue.
He held them up by his right arm, in sight of their kindred, who had no power to hurt him.
The lance was made strong so as not to be broken with the load.
The iron transpierced them, but was not withdrawn.
An angel came and made bare their corpses in sight of the people.
They lingered alive till they had been carried through the entire camp, lest the priest in the tabernacle should be defiled by the dead.
Their blood thickened so as not to flow upon him; but when he had borne them through the camp, it broke forth, and they died. Answering, he said before Hashem, Can it be that, on account of these, twenty and four thousands of Israel shall die? Immediately the compassions of Hashem was moved, and the plague was stopped.
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Dedicated Today L'iluy nishmat Shmuel Ben Guershon
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