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Numbers 16

1 Now aKorah, 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: 2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, bfamous in the congregation, men of renown: 3 And cthey gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing dall the congregation are holy, every one of them, eand the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD? 4 And when Moses heard it, fhe fell upon his face: 5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew jwho are his, and who is iholy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath hchosen will he cause to gcome near unto him. 6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company; 7 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. 8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi: 9 Seemeth it but ka small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath lseparated 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? 10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also? 11 For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: mand what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?

12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up: 13 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 nmake thyself altogether a prince over us? 14 Moreover thou hast not brought us into oa 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. 15 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, qRespect not thou their offering: pI have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them. 16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow: 17 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. 18 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. 19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and rthe glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation. 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 21 tSeparate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may sconsume them in a moment. 22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, vthe God of the spirits of all flesh, shall uone man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. 25 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. 26 And he spake unto the congregation, saying, wDepart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. 27 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood xin the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children. 28 And Moses said, zHereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them yof mine own mind. 29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be avisited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me. 30 But if the LORD make ba new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they cgo down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.

31 And dit came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: 32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and eall the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. 33 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. 34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. 35 And there fcame out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.

36 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 37 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. 38 The censers of these hsinners 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: gand they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. 39 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: 40 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, ithat 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.

41 But on the morrow jall the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD. 42 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 kcloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared. 43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.

44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 45 Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And lthey fell upon their faces.

46 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: mfor there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun. 47 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. 48 And he nstood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed. 49 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah. 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.
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1aJud 1:11
2bNum 26:9
3cPsa 106:16
dExo 19:6
eExo 29:45
4fNum 20:6
5gLev 10:3
hPsa 105:26
1 Sam 2:28
Exo 28:1
iLev 21:6-12
j2 Tim 2:19
9k1 Sam 18:23
Isa 7:13
lDeu 10:8
11m1 Cor 3:5
13nAct 7:27
Act 7:35
14oExo 3:8
Lev 20:24
15p2 Cor 7:2
Act 20:33
1 Sam 12:3
qGen 4:4-5
19rExo 16:7
Exo 16:10
Lev 9:6
Lev 9:23
21sIsa 37:36
Psa 73:19
Exo 32:10
tRev 18:4
Act 2:40
Jer 51:6
Gen 19:17
22uEze 18:20
1 Chr 21:17
2 Sam 24:17
vHeb 12:9
Zec 12:1
Isa 57:16
Ecc 12:7
Job 12:10
26wRev 18:4
2 Cor 6:17
Act 2:40
Isa 52:11
Gen 19:12
27xJob 9:4
Pro 16:18
28yEze 13:17
Jer 23:16
zZec 2:9
Deu 18:22
29aLam 4:22
Jer 5:9
Isa 10:3
Job 35:15
Exo 20:5
30bJob 31:3
Isa 28:21
cPsa 55:15
Rev 9:2
31dPsa 106:17
Deu 11:6
Num 27:3
Num 26:10
32e1 Chr 6:22
35fPsa 106:18
Num 11:1
Lev 10:2
38g2 Pet 2:6
1 Cor 10:11
Eze 14:8
Num 26:10
Num 17:10
hHab 2:10
Pro 20:2
40iNum 3:38
Num 18:4-7
1 Kin 13
41j2 Cor 6:8
Act 21:28
Mat 5:11
Psa 106:26
Psa 106:13
Num 14:2
42kNum 14:10
Lev 9:23
Exo 40:34
Exo 24:16
Exo 16:10
Exo 16:7
45lMat 26:39
1 Chr 21:16
Num 20:6
46mPsa 106:29
1 Chr 27:24
2 Sam 24:1
1 Sam 6:19
Jos 22:18,20
Jos 7:1
Num 18:5
Num 11:33
Num 8:19
Num 1:53
Lev 10:6
48nHeb 7:24
1 The 1:10
Mat 20:28
Psa 106:30
Job 33:24
2 Sam 24:25
2 Sam 24:16-17
Jam 5:16