St. Paul reckons only 23,000: Moses includes in the 24,000; he
names, the 1,000; men who were slain in consequence of the
judicial examination, (ver. 4,) as well as the 23,000; who died
of the plague; while St. Paul only refers to the latter.
4,5 16:49,50 De 4:3,4 1Co 10:8