Numbers Chapter 16 (Index)

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001  Now Korah, 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 Reuben, took men:

002  And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

003  And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?

004  And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

005  And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will show who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.

006  This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;

007  And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.

008  And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:

009  Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated 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?

010  And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?

011  For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?

012  And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

013  Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?

014  Moreover 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 out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

015  And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

016  And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:

017  And 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.

018  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.

019  And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.

020  And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

021  Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

022  And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

023  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

024  Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

025  And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.

026  And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

027  So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.

028  And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.

029  If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.

030  But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.

031  And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:

032  And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

033  They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

034  And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

035  And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.

036  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

037  Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed.

038  The censers of these sinners 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 sign unto the children of Israel.

039  And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar:

040  To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near 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.

041  But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.

042  And it came to pass, when the 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 glory of the LORD appeared.

043  And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.

044  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

045  Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.

046  And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.

047  And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.

048  And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

049  Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah.

050  And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.