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Numbers 16

NLT 1 One day Korah son of Izhar, a descendant of Kohath son of Levi, conspired with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth, from the tribe of Reuben. 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 NLT 2 They incited a rebellion against Moses, along with 250 other leaders of the community, all prominent members of the assembly. 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. NLT 3 They united against Moses and Aaron and said, “You have gone too far! The whole community of Israel has been set apart by the LORD , and he is with all of us. What right do you have to act as though you are greater than the rest of the LORD ’s people?” 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?" NLT 4 When Moses heard what they were saying, he fell face down on the ground. NIV 4 When Moses heard this, he fell facedown. NLT 5 Then he said to Korah and his followers, “Tomorrow morning the LORD will show us who belongs to him and who is holy. The LORD will allow only those whom he selects to enter his own presence. 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. NLT 6 Korah, you and all your followers must prepare your incense burners. NIV 6 You, Korah, and all your followers are to do this: Take censers NLT 7 Light fires in them tomorrow, and burn incense before the LORD . Then we will see whom the LORD chooses as his holy one. You Levites are the ones who 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!" NLT 8 Then Moses spoke again to Korah: “Now listen, you Levites! NIV 8 Moses also said to Korah, "Now listen, you Levites! NLT 9 Does it seem insignificant to you that the God of Israel has chosen you from among all the community of Israel to be near him so you can serve in the LORD ’s Tabernacle and stand before the people to 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? NLT 10 Korah, he has already given this special ministry to you and your fellow Levites. Are you now demanding the priesthood as well? NIV 10 He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the priesthood too. NLT 11 The LORD is the one you and your followers are really revolting against! For who is Aaron that you are complaining about 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?" NLT 12 Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they replied, “We refuse to come before you! NIV 12 Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab. But they said, "We will not come! NLT 13 Isn’t it enough that you brought us out of Egypt, a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us here in this wilderness, and that you now treat us like your subjects? 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? NLT 14 What’s more, you haven’t brought us into another land flowing with milk and honey. You haven’t given us a new homeland with fields and vineyards. Are you trying to fool these men? 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!" NLT 15 Then Moses became very angry and said to the LORD , “Do not accept their grain offerings! I have not taken so much as a donkey from them, and I have never hurt a single one 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." NLT 16 And Moses said to Korah, “You and all your followers must come here tomorrow and present yourselves before the LORD . Aaron will also be here. NIV 16 Moses said to Korah, "You and all your followers are to appear before the LORD tomorrow--you and they and Aaron. NLT 17 You and each of your 250 followers must prepare an incense burner and put incense on it, so you can all present them before the LORD . Aaron will also bring his incense burner.” 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." NLT 18 So each of these men prepared an incense burner, lit the fire, and placed incense on it. Then they all stood at the entrance of the Tabernacle with Moses and Aaron. 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. NLT 19 Meanwhile, Korah had stirred up the entire community against Moses and Aaron, and they all gathered at the Tabernacle entrance. Then the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to the whole community, 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. NLT 20 and the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, NIV 20 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, NLT 21 “Get away from all these people so that I may instantly destroy them!” NIV 21 "Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once." NLT 22 But Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground. “O God,” they pleaded, “you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Must you be angry with all the people 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?" NLT 23 And the LORD said to Moses, NIV 23 Then the LORD said to Moses, NLT 24 “Then tell all the people to get 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.' " NLT 25 So Moses got up and rushed over to the tents of Dathan and Abiram, followed by the elders of Israel. NIV 25 Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him. NLT 26 “Quick!” he told the people. “Get away from the tents of these wicked men, and don’t touch anything that belongs to them. If you do, you will be destroyed for 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." NLT 27 So all the people stood back from the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Then Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the entrances of their tents, together with their wives and children 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. NLT 28 And Moses said, “This is how you will know that the LORD has sent me to do all these things that I have done—for I have not done them on my own. 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: NLT 29 If these men die a natural death, or if nothing unusual happens, 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. NLT 30 But if the LORD does something entirely new and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them and all their belongings, and they go down alive into the grave, then you will know that these men have shown contempt for the LORD .” 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." NLT 31 He had hardly finished speaking the words when the ground suddenly split open beneath them. NIV 31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart NLT 32 The earth opened its mouth and swallowed the men, along with their households and all their followers who were standing with them, 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. NLT 33 So they went down alive into the grave, along with all their belongings. The earth closed over them, and they all vanished from among the people of Israel. 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. NLT 34 All the people around them fled when they heard their screams. “The earth will swallow us, too!” they cried. NIV 34 At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, "The earth is going to swallow us too!" NLT 35 Then fire blazed forth from the LORD and burned up the 250 men who were offering incense. NIV 35 And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense. NLT 36 And the LORD said to Moses, NIV 36 The LORD said to Moses, NLT 37 “Tell Eleazar son of Aaron the priest to pull all the incense burners from the fire, for they are holy. Also tell him to scatter the burning coals. 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-- NLT 38 Take the incense burners of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, and hammer the metal into a thin sheet to overlay the altar. Since these burners were used in the LORD ’s presence, they have become holy. Let them serve as a warning to the people of Israel.” 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." NLT 39 So Eleazar the priest collected the 250 bronze incense burners that had been used by the men who died in the fire, and the bronze was hammered into a thin sheet 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, NLT 40 This would warn the Israelites that no unauthorized person—no one who was not a descendant of Aaron—should ever enter the LORD ’s presence to burn incense. If anyone did, the same thing would happen to him as happened to Korah and his followers. So the LORD ’s instructions to Moses were carried out. 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. NLT 41 But the very next morning the whole community of Israel began muttering again against Moses and Aaron, saying, “You have killed the LORD ’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. NLT 42 As the community gathered to protest against Moses and Aaron, they turned toward the Tabernacle and saw that the cloud had covered it, and the glorious presence 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. NLT 43 Moses and Aaron came and stood in front of the Tabernacle, NIV 43 Then Moses and Aaron went to the front of the Tent of Meeting, NLT 44 and the LORD said to Moses, NIV 44 and the LORD said to Moses, NLT 45 “Get away from all these people so that I can instantly destroy them!” But Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground. NIV 45 "Get away from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once." And they fell facedown. NLT 46 And Moses said to Aaron, “Quick, take an incense burner and place burning coals on it from the altar. Lay incense on it, and carry it out among the people to purify them and make them right with the LORD . The LORD ’s anger is blazing against them—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." NLT 47 Aaron did as Moses told him and ran out among the people. The plague had already begun to strike down the people, but Aaron burned the incense and purified 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. NLT 48 He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague stopped. NIV 48 He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped. NLT 49 But 14,700 people died in that plague, in addition to those who had died in the affair involving Korah. NIV 49 But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah. NLT 50 Then because the plague had stopped, Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance of the Tabernacle. NIV 50 Then Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, for the plague had stopped.