So they moved away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.1 Dathan and Abiram had come out and were standing with their wives, children2 and little ones at the entrances to their tents.328
Then Moses said, "This is how you will know4 that the LORD has sent me5 to do all these things and that it was not my idea:
If these men die a natural death and experience only what usually happens to men, then the LORD has not sent me.630
But if the LORD brings about something totally new, and the earth opens its mouth7 and swallows them, with everything that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the grave,a8 then you will know that these men have treated the LORD with contempt.9"
As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart1032
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them,11 with their households and all Korah's men and all their possessions.
They went down alive into the grave,12 with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.
At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, "The earth is going to swallow us too!"
And fire came out from the LORD 13 and consumed14 the 250 men who were offering the incense.
The LORD said to Moses,
"Tell Eleazar15 son of Aaron, the priest, to take the censers16 out of the smoldering remains and scatter the coals some distance away, for the censers are holy--