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Numbers 16

CJB 1 Now Korach the son of Yitz'har, the son of K'hat, the son of Levi, along with Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eli'av, and On, the son of Pelet, descendants of Re'uven, took men and NIV 1 Korah son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and certain Reubenites--Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--became insolent CJB 2 rebelled against Moshe. Siding with them were 250 men of Isra'el, leaders of the community, key members of the council, men of reputation. NIV 2 and rose up against Moses. With them were 250 Israelite men, well-known community leaders who had been appointed members of the council. CJB 3 They assembled themselves against Moshe and Aharon and said to them, "You take too much on yourselves! After all, the entire community is holy, every one of them, and ADONAI is among them. So why do you lift yourselves up above ADONAI's assembly?" NIV 3 They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, "You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the LORD's assembly?" CJB 4 When Moshe heard this he fell on his face. NIV 4 When Moses heard this, he fell facedown. CJB 5 Then he said to Korach and his whole group, "In the morning, ADONAI will show who are his and who is the holy person he will allow to approach him. Yes, he will bring whomever he chooses near to himself. NIV 5 Then he said to Korah and all his followers: "In the morning the LORD will show who belongs to him and who is holy, and he will have that person come near him. The man he chooses he will cause to come near him. CJB 6 Do this: take censers, Korach and all your group; NIV 6 You, Korah, and all your followers are to do this: Take censers CJB 7 put fire in them; and put incense in them before ADONAI tomorrow. The one whom ADONAI chooses will be the one who is holy! It is you, you sons of Levi, who are taking too much on yourselves!" NIV 7 and tomorrow put fire and incense in them before the LORD. The man the LORD chooses will be the one who is holy. You Levites have gone too far!" CJB 8 Then Moshe said to Korach, "Listen here, you sons of Levi! NIV 8 Moses also said to Korah, "Now listen, you Levites! CJB 9 Is it for you a mere trifle that the God of Isra'el has separated you from the community of Isra'el to bring you close to himself, so that you can do the work in the tabernacle of ADONAI and stand before the community serving them? NIV 9 Isn't it enough 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? CJB 10 He has brought you close and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you. Now you want the office of cohen too! NIV 10 He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the priesthood too. CJB 11 That's why you and your group have gathered together against ADONAI! After all, what is Aharon that you complain against him?" NIV 11 It is against the LORD that you and all your followers have banded together. Who is Aaron that you should grumble against him?" CJB 12 Then Moshe sent to summon Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eli'av. But they replied, "We won't come up! NIV 12 Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab. But they said, "We will not come! CJB 13 Is it such a mere trifle, bringing us up from a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the desert, that now you arrogate to yourself the role of dictator over us? NIV 13 Isn't it enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the desert? And now you also want to lord it over us? CJB 14 You haven't at all brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, and you haven't put us in possession of fields and vineyards. Do you think you can gouge out these men's eyes and blind them? We won't come up!" NIV 14 Moreover, you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? No, we will not come!" CJB 15 Moshe was very angry and said to ADONAI, "Don't accept their grain offering! I haven't taken one donkey from them, I've done nothing wrong to any of them." NIV 15 Then Moses became very angry and said to the LORD, "Do not accept their offering. I have not taken so much as a donkey from them, nor have I wronged any of them." CJB 16 Moshe said to Korach, "You and your group, be there before ADONAI tomorrow -you, they and Aharon. NIV 16 Moses said to Korah, "You and all your followers are to appear before the LORD tomorrow--you and they and Aaron. CJB 17 Each of you take his fire pan and put incense in it; every one of you, bring before ADONAI his fire pan, 250 fire pans, you too, and Aharon - each one his fire pan." NIV 17 Each man is to take his censer and put incense in it--250 censers in all--and present it before the LORD. You and Aaron are to present your censers also." CJB 18 Each man took his fire pan, put fire in it, laid incense on it and stood at the entrance to the tent of meeting with Moshe and Aharon. NIV 18 So each man took his censer, put fire and incense in it, and stood with Moses and Aaron at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. CJB 19 Korach assembled all the group who were against them at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Then the glory of ADONAI appeared to the whole assembly. NIV 19 When Korah had gathered all his followers in opposition to them at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, the glory of the LORD appeared to the entire assembly. CJB 20 ADONAI said to Moshe and Aharon, NIV 20 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, CJB 21 "Separate yourselves from this assembly; I'm going to destroy them right now!" NIV 21 "Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once." CJB 22 They fell on their faces and said, "Oh God, God of the spirits of all humankind, if one person sins, are you going to be angry with the entire assembly?" NIV 22 But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, "O God, God of the spirits of all mankind, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?" CJB 23 ADONAI answered Moshe, NIV 23 Then the LORD said to Moses, CJB 24 "Tell the assembly to move away from the homes of Korach, Datan and Aviram." NIV 24 "Say to the assembly, 'Move away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.' " CJB 25 Moshe got up and went to Datan and Aviram, and the leaders of Isra'el followed him. NIV 25 Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him. CJB 26 There he said to the assembly, "Leave the tents of these wicked men! Don't touch anything that belongs to them, or you may be swept away in all their sins." NIV 26 He warned the assembly, "Move back from the tents of these wicked men! Do not touch anything belonging to them, or you will be swept away because of all their sins." CJB 27 So they moved away from all around the area where Korach, Datan and Aviram lived. Then Datan and Aviram came out and stood at the entrance to their tents with their wives, sons and little ones. NIV 27 So they moved away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram. Dathan and Abiram had come out and were standing with their wives, children and little ones at the entrances to their tents. CJB 28 Moshe said, "Here is how you will know that ADONAI has sent me to do all these things and that I haven't done them out of my own ambition: NIV 28 Then Moses said, "This is how you will know that the LORD has sent me to do all these things and that it was not my idea: CJB 29 if these men die a natural death like other people, only sharing the fate common to all humanity, then ADONAI has not sent me. NIV 29 If these men die a natural death and experience only what usually happens to men, then the LORD has not sent me. CJB 30 But if ADONAI does something new - if the ground opens up and swallows them with everything they own, and they go down alive to Sh'ol - then you will understand that these men have had contempt for ADONAI." NIV 30 But if the LORD brings about something totally new, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them, with everything that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the grave, then you will know that these men have treated the LORD with contempt." CJB 31 The moment he finished speaking, the ground under them split apart - NIV 31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart CJB 32 the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up with their households, all the people who had sided with Korach and everything they owned. NIV 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, with their households and all Korah's men and all their possessions. CJB 33 So they and everything they owned went down alive into Sh'ol, the earth closed over them and their existence in the community ceased. NIV 33 They went down alive into the grave, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community. CJB 34 All Isra'el around them fled at their shrieks, shouting, "The earth might swallow us too!" NIV 34 At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, "The earth is going to swallow us too!" CJB 35 Then fire came out from ADONAI and destroyed the 250 men who had offered the incense. NIV 35 And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense. CJB 36 ADONAI said to Moshe, NIV 36 The LORD said to Moses, CJB 37 "Tell El'azar the son of Aharon the cohen to remove the fire pans from the fire, and scatter the smoldering coals at a distance, because they have become holy. NIV 37 "Tell Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, to take the censers out of the smoldering remains and scatter the coals some distance away, for the censers are holy-- CJB 38 Also the fire pans of these men, whose sin cost them their lives, have become holy, because they were offered before ADONAI. Therefore, have them hammered into plates to cover the altar. This will be a sign for the people of Isra'el." NIV 38 the censers of the men who sinned at the cost of their lives. Hammer the censers into sheets to overlay the altar, for they were presented before the LORD and have become holy. Let them be a sign to the Israelites." CJB 39 El'azar the cohen took the brass fire pans which the men who had been burned to death had offered, and they hammered them into a covering for the altar, NIV 39 So Eleazar the priest collected the bronze censers brought by those who had been burned up, and he had them hammered out to overlay the altar, CJB 40 to remind the people of Isra'el that an ordinary person, not descended from Aharon, is not to approach and burn incense before ADONAI, if he wants to avoid the fate of Korach and his group - as ADONAI had said to him through Moshe. NIV 40 as the LORD directed him through Moses. This was to remind the Israelites that no one except a descendant of Aaron should come to burn incense before the LORD, or he would become like Korah and his followers. CJB 41 But the very next day, the whole community of the people of Isra'el complained against Moshe and Aharon: "You have killed ADONAI's people!" NIV 41 The next day the whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. "You have killed the LORD's people," they said. CJB 42 However, as the community was assembling against Moshe and Aharon, they looked in the direction of the tent of meeting and saw the cloud cover it and the glory of ADONAI NIV 42 But when the assembly gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron and turned toward the Tent of Meeting, suddenly the cloud covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared. CJB 43 Moshe and Aharon came to the front of the tent of meeting. NIV 43 Then Moses and Aaron went to the front of the Tent of Meeting, CJB 44 ADONAI said to Moshe, NIV 44 and the LORD said to Moses, CJB 45 "Get away from this assembly, and I will destroy them at once!" But they fell on their faces. NIV 45 "Get away from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once." And they fell facedown. CJB 46 Moshe said to Aharon, "Take your fire pan, put fire from the altar in it, lay incense on it, and hurry with it to the assembly to make atonement for them, because anger has gone out from ADONAI, and the plague has already begun!" NIV 46 Then Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer and put incense in it, along with fire from the altar, and hurry to the assembly to make atonement for them. Wrath has come out from the LORD; the plague has started." CJB 47 Aharon took it, as Moshe had said, and ran into the middle of the assembly. There the plague had already begun among the people, but he added the incense and made atonement for the people. NIV 47 So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. CJB 48 He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stopped. NIV 48 He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped. CJB 49 Those dying from the plague numbered 14,700 - besides those who died in the Korach incident. NIV 49 But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah. CJB 50 Aharon returned to Moshe at the entrance to the tent of meeting, and the plague was stopped. NIV 50 Then Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, for the plague had stopped.