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Numbers 16

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 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 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. 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. 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?" 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?" NIV 4 When Moses heard this, he fell facedown. NIV 4 When Moses heard this, he fell facedown. 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. 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. NIV 6 You, Korah, and all your followers are to do this: Take censers NIV 6 You, Korah, and all your followers are to do this: Take censers 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!" 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!" NIV 8 Moses also said to Korah, "Now listen, you Levites! NIV 8 Moses also said to Korah, "Now listen, you Levites! 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? 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? NIV 10 He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the priesthood too. NIV 10 He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the priesthood too. 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?" 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?" NIV 12 Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab. But they said, "We will not come! NIV 12 Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab. But they said, "We will not come! 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? 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? 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!" 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!" 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." 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." NIV 16 Moses said to Korah, "You and all your followers are to appear before the LORD tomorrow--you and they and Aaron. NIV 16 Moses said to Korah, "You and all your followers are to appear before the LORD tomorrow--you and they and Aaron. 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." 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." 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. 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. 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. 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. NIV 20 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, NIV 20 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, NIV 21 "Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once." NIV 21 "Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once." 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?" 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?" NIV 23 Then the LORD said to Moses, NIV 23 Then the LORD said to Moses, NIV 24 "Say to the assembly, 'Move away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.' " NIV 24 "Say to the assembly, 'Move away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.' " NIV 25 Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him. NIV 25 Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him. 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." 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." 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. 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. 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: 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: NIV 29 If these men die a natural death and experience only what usually happens to men, then the LORD 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. 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." 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." NIV 31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart NIV 31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart NIV 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, with their households and all Korah's men and all their possessions. NIV 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, with their households and all Korah's men and all their possessions. 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. 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. NIV 34 At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, "The earth is going to swallow us too!" NIV 34 At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, "The earth is going to swallow us too!" NIV 35 And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense. NIV 35 And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense. NIV 36 The LORD said to Moses, NIV 36 The LORD said to Moses, 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-- 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-- 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." 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." 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, 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, 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. 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. NIV 41 The next day the whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. "You have killed the LORD's people," they said. NIV 41 The next day the whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. "You have killed the LORD's people," they said. 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. 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. NIV 43 Then Moses and Aaron went to the front of the Tent of Meeting, NIV 43 Then Moses and Aaron went to the front of the Tent of Meeting, NIV 44 and the LORD said to Moses, NIV 44 and the LORD said to Moses, NIV 45 "Get away from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once." And they fell facedown. NIV 45 "Get away from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once." And they fell facedown. 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." 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." 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. 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. NIV 48 He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped. NIV 48 He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped. NIV 49 But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah. NIV 49 But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah. NIV 50 Then Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, for the plague had stopped. NIV 50 Then Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, for the plague had stopped.