When Moses heard this, he fell facedown.15
Then he said to Korah and all his followers: "In the morning the LORD will show who belongs to him and who is holy,2 and he will have that person come near him.3 The man he chooses4 he will cause to come near him.
You, Korah, and all your followers5 are to do this: Take censers67
and tomorrow put fire7 and incense8 in them before the LORD. The man the LORD chooses9 will be the one who is holy.10 You Levites have gone too far!"
Moses also said to Korah, "Now listen, you Levites!
Isn't it enough11 for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the Israelite community and brought you near himself to do the work at the LORD's tabernacle and to stand before the community and minister to them?1210
He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the priesthood too.1311
It is against the LORD that you and all your followers have banded together. Who is Aaron that you should grumble14 against him?15"