Numbers 16


Korah Complains against Moses

1And Korah spoke, the son of Izhar, son of Kohath son of Levi; and Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth son of Reuben. 2And they rose up before Moses, and men of the sons of Israel -- fifty and two hundred, chiefs of the congregation, summoned counselors, and [2men 1famous]. 3They stood together against Moses and Aaron. And said to them, Let this suffice to you, that all the congregation are all holy -- and [2is among 3them 1the  lord]; and why do you stand against the congregation of the  lord? 4And hearing, Moses fell upon his face. 5And he spoke to Korah and to all the congregation, saying, [2has visited 3and 4knows 1God] the ones being his; and the ones holy he led to himself; and whom he chose not for himself, he led not to himself. 6This you do! You take to yourselves censers, Korah and all his gathering! 7And put [2upon 3them 1fire]! And put upon them incense before the  lord tomorrow! And it will be the man who ever the  lord should choose, this one shall be holy. Let it be suitable to you sons of Levi! 8And Moses said to Korah, Listen to me sons of Levi! 9 [3a small thing 1Is 2this] for you, that [2separated 3you 1God] from the congregation of Israel, and led you to himself to officiate the ministrations of the tent of the  lord, and to stand before the congregation to serve to them? 10And he led you, and all your brethren of the sons of Levi with you, and do you seek to officiate as priest also? 11Thus you and all your gathering are gathering together against God. And [3Aaron 1who 2is] that you complain against him? 12And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab. And they said, We do not ascend to you. 13Is this a small thing that you led us from a land flowing milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you rule us, and be a ruler, 14and into a land flowing milk and honey you brought us, and you gave to us a lot of inheritance of field and vineyards? [2the 3eyes 4of those men 1Would you have cut out]? We do not ascend. 15And Moses was weighed down exceedingly. And he said to the  lord, Do not take heed to their sacrifice, [2not 4the desire 5of any one 6of them 1I have 3taken], nor inflicted evil on any one of them. 16And Moses said to Korah, Sanctify your congregation, and come prepared before the  lord, you and they, and Aaron tomorrow! 17And let [2take 1each] his censer! and you shall put [2upon 3them 1incense], and [2shall bring 3before 4the  lord 1each] his censer, fifty and two hundred censers; and you and Aaron each shall bring his censer. 18And [2took 1each] his own censer, and they put upon them fire, and they put upon them incense. And stood by the doors of the tent of testimony Moses and Aaron. 19And [2rose up together 3against 4them 1Korah], the whole of his congregation, by the door of the tent of the testimony. And appeared the glory of the  lord to all the congregation. 20And the  lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 21Sever yourselves from the midst of this congregation! and I will completely consume them at once. 22And they fell upon their face. And they said, The God, the God of the spirits and of all flesh, if [2man 1one] sinned, shall there be upon all the congregation the anger of the  lord? 23And the  lord said to Moses, saying, 24Speak to the congregation! saying, Withdraw round about from the congregation of Korah, and Dathan, and Abiram! 25And Moses rose up, and went to Dathan and Abiram. And went with him all the elders of Israel. 26And he spoke to the congregation, saying, Sever from the tents [3men 2recalcitrant 1of these], and do not touch of all as much as is to them. You should not be destroyed together in all their sin. 27And [5left 6from 7the 8tent 9of Korah 1both 2Dathan 3and 4Abiram] round about. And Dathan and Abiram came forth and stood by the doors of their tents, and their wives, and their children, and their belongings. 28And Moses said, By this you shall know that the  lord sent me to execute all these works, that they are not of myself. 29If by the common death of all men these shall die; or if according to the review of all men the visit of death shall be theirs -- [2has not 1then the  lord] sent me. 30But if by a visible manifestation the  lord shall show, and [3opening 1the 2earth] its mouth shall swallow them, and their houses, and their tents, and all as much as is theirs, and they shall go down alive into Hades, then you shall know that [2provoked 1these men] the  lord.

The Earth Swallows Korah

31And as he ceased speaking all these words, [3was torn 1the 2earth] underneath them. 32And [3was opened 1the 2earth], and it swallowed them, and their houses, and all the men of the ones being with Korah, and all their cattle. 33And these went down, and all as many as is to them, alive into Hades; and [3covered 4them 1the 2earth], and they were destroyed from out of the midst of the congregation. 34And all Israel round about them fled from their sound, saying, Lest at any time [3shall swallow 4us 1the 2earth]. 35And fire came forth from the  lord, and it devoured the fifty and two hundred men of the ones offering the incense. 36And the  lord spoke to Moses, saying, 37Speak to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, Do away with the censers from the midst of the ones having been incinerated, and [3fire 2alien 1sow this] there! 38For they sanctified the censers of these sinners by their lives. And make them into scales hammered out for adornment to the altar! for they were brought near before the  lord, and were sanctified. And they became for a sign to the sons of Israel. 39And [6took 1Eleazar 2son 3of Aaron 4the 5priest] the censers of brass, as many as [3brought near 1the 2men having been incinerated]; and they added them as an adornment to the altar, 40as a memorial for the sons of Israel, how that not [3come forward 1should anyone 2foreign 4who 6not 5is] of the seed of Aaron, to place incense before the  lord; so that he shall not be as Korah, and the ones conspiring with him, as the  lord spoke by the hand of Moses to him.

Israel Grumbles against Moses and Aaron

41And [4grumbled 1the 2sons 3of Israel] the next day against Moses and Aaron, saying, You have killed the people of the  lord. 42And it came to pass in the gathering together the congregation against Moses and Aaron, that they advanced against the tent of the testimony; and thus [3covered 4it 1the 2cloud], and there appeared the glory of the  lord. 43And [4entered 1Moses 2and 3Aaron] by the front of the tent of the testimony. 44And the  lord spoke to Moses, saying, 45Withdraw from the midst of this congregation, and I shall completely consume them at once. And they fell upon their face. 46And Moses said to Aaron, Take the censer, and place upon it fire from the altar, and put upon it incense, and carry it quickly into the congregation, and make atonement for them! [3came forth 1For 2anger] from the face of the  lord; it has begun to devastate the people. 47And Aaron took just as [2spoke 3to him 1Moses]; and he ran into the congregation, for already had commenced the devastation among the people. And he put the incense, and he made atonement for the people. 48And he stood between the ones having died and the ones living, and [3abated 1the 2devastation]. 49And [6were 1the ones 2having died 3in 4the 5devastation] fourteen thousand and seven hundred, apart from the ones having died because of Korah. 50And Aaron returned to Moses at the door of the tent of the testimony, and [3abated 1the 2devastation].
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