|Nu 16:1||The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. |
DATHAN AND ABIRAM
¶ Now Korah1, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben2, took men3:
And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous4 in the congregation, men of renown:
And they gathered5 themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you,6 seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD7 is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?
8And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:
And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD9 will shew who are his, and who is holy10; and will cause11 him to come near unto him: even him12 whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.
13This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;
And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man14 whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much15 upon you, ye sons of Levi.
And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:
Seemeth it but16 a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated17 you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?
¶ And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek18 ye the priesthood also?
For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against19 the LORD: and what is Aaron20, that ye murmur against him?
DATHAN AND ABIRAM
¶21And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:
Is it a small22 thing that thou hast brought us up out of a23 land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill24 us in the wilderness, except thou make25 thyself altogether a prince over us?
Moreover26 thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out28 the eyes of these men? we will not come up.
And Moses was very wroth29, and said unto the LORD, Respect30 not thou their offering: I have not31 taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou32 and all thy company before33 the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:
34And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.
And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.
And Korah35 gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory36 of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.
¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
Separate37 yourselves from among this congregation, that I may38 consume them in a moment.
And they fell39 upon their faces, and said, O God, the God40 of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin41, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?
|Nu 16:23||Moses separates the people from the rebels' tents. |
¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
42Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
43And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.
And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you,44 from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.
DATHAN AND ABIRAM
So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood45 in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.
And Moses said, Hereby46 ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have47 not done them of mine48 own mind.
If these men die the common49 death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD50 hath not sent me.
¶ But if the LORD make a new thing51, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they52 go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
|Nu 16:31||The earth swallows up Korah, and a fire consumes others. |
53And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
And the earth54 opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the55 men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the56 pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished57 from among the congregation.
And all Israel that were round about them fled58 at the cry of them: for they said, Lest59 the earth swallow us up also.
¶ And there60 came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred61 and fifty men that offered incense.
|Nu 16:36||The censers are reserved to holy use. |
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers62 out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed63.
The censers of these sinners65 against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign66 unto the children of Israel.
And Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar:
¶ To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no67 stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near68 to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.
|Nu 16:41||Fourteen thousand and seven hundred are slain by a plague, for murmuring against Moses and Aaron. |
¶ But on the morrow69 all the70 congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have71 killed the people of the LORD.
And it came to pass, when the72 congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory73 of the LORD appeared.
And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Get you up74 from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they75 fell upon their faces.
|Nu 16:46||Aaron by incense stays the plague. |
And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off76 the altar, and put77 on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement78 for them: for there is wrath79 gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun80.
And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran81 into the midst of the congregation; and, behold,82 the plague was begun among the people: and he put83 on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.
85Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah.
¶ And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.