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Numbers 16

NRS 1 Now Korah son of Izhar son of Kohath son of Levi, along with Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth—descendants of Reuben—took 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 NRS 2 two hundred fifty Israelite men, leaders of the congregation, chosen from the assembly, well-known men, and they confronted Moses. 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. NRS 3 They assembled against Moses and against Aaron, and said to them, "You have gone too far! All the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. So why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the Lord?" 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?" NRS 4 When Moses heard it, he fell on his face. NIV 4 When Moses heard this, he fell facedown. NRS 5 Then he said to Korah and all his company, "In the morning the Lord will make known who is his, and who is holy, and who will be allowed to approach him; the one whom he will choose he will allow to approach 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. NRS 6 Do this: take censers, Korah and all your company, NIV 6 You, Korah, and all your followers are to do this: Take censers NRS 7 and tomorrow put fire in them, and lay incense on them before the Lord; and the man whom the Lord chooses shall be the holy one. 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!" NRS 8 Then Moses said to Korah, "Hear now, you Levites! NIV 8 Moses also said to Korah, "Now listen, you Levites! NRS 9 Is it too little for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to allow you to approach him in order to perform the duties of the Lord's tabernacle, and to stand before the congregation and serve 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? NRS 10 He has allowed you to approach him, and all your brother Levites with you; yet you seek 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. NRS 11 Therefore you and all your company have gathered together against the Lord. What is Aaron that you rail 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?" NRS 12 Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram 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! NRS 13 Is it too little that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness, that you must also 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? NRS 14 It is clear you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Would you put out the eyes of 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!" NRS 15 Moses was very angry and said to the Lord, "Pay no attention to their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, and I have not harmed any 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." NRS 16 And Moses said to Korah, "As for you and all your company, be present tomorrow before the Lord, 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. NRS 17 and let each one of you take his censer, and put incense on it, and each one of you present his censer before the Lord, two hundred fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each his censer." 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." NRS 18 So each man took his censer, and they put fire in the censers and laid incense on them, and they stood at the entrance of the tent of meeting 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. NRS 19 Then Korah assembled the whole congregation against them at the entrance of the tent of meeting. And the glory of the Lord appeared to the whole congregation. 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. NRS 20 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying: NIV 20 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, NRS 21 Separate yourselves from this congregation, so that I may consume them in a moment. NIV 21 "Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once." NRS 22 They fell on their faces, and said, "O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one person sin and you become angry with the whole congregation?" 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?" NRS 23 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: NIV 23 Then the LORD said to Moses, NRS 24 Say to the congregation: Get away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. NIV 24 "Say to the assembly, 'Move away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.' " NRS 25 So Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram; the elders of Israel followed him. NIV 25 Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him. NRS 26 He said to the congregation, "Turn away from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, or you will be swept away for 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." NRS 27 So they got away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the entrance of their tents, together with their wives, their children, and their 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. NRS 28 And Moses said, "This is how you shall know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works; it has not been of my own accord: 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: NRS 29 If these people die a natural death, or if a natural fate comes on them, 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. NRS 30 But if the Lord creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up, with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised 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." NRS 31 As soon as he finished speaking all these words, the ground under them was split apart. NIV 31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart NRS 32 The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, along with their households—everyone who belonged to Korah and all their goods. NIV 32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, with their households and all Korah's men and all their possessions. NRS 33 So they with all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol; the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly. 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. NRS 34 All Israel around them fled at their outcry, for they said, "The earth will swallow us too!" NIV 34 At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, "The earth is going to swallow us too!" NRS 35 And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the two hundred fifty men offering the incense. NIV 35 And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense. NRS 36 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: NIV 36 The LORD said to Moses, NRS 37 Tell Eleazar son of Aaron the priest to take the censers out of the blaze; then scatter the fire far and wide. 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-- NRS 38 For the censers of these sinners have become holy at the cost of their lives. Make them into hammered plates as a covering for the altar, for they presented them before the Lord and they became holy. Thus they shall 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." NRS 39 So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers that had been presented by those who were burned; and they were hammered out as 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, NRS 40 a reminder to the Israelites that no outsider, who is not of the descendants of Aaron, shall approach to offer incense before the Lord, so as not to become like Korah and his company—just as the Lord had said to him through Moses. 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. NRS 41 On the next day, however, the whole congregation of the Israelites rebelled against Moses and against Aaron, saying, "You have killed the people of the Lord." NIV 41 The next day the whole Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. "You have killed the LORD's people," they said. NRS 42 And when the congregation had assembled against them, Moses and Aaron turned toward the tent of meeting; the cloud had 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. NRS 43 Then Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting, NIV 43 Then Moses and Aaron went to the front of the Tent of Meeting, NRS 44 and the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, NIV 44 and the LORD said to Moses, NRS 45 "Get away from this congregation, so that I may consume them in a moment." And 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. NRS 46 Moses said to Aaron, "Take your censer, put fire on it from the altar and lay incense on it, and carry it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them. For wrath has gone out from the Lord; the plague has 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." NRS 47 So Aaron took it as Moses had ordered, and ran into the middle of the assembly, where the plague had already begun among the people. He put on 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. NRS 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. NRS 49 Those who died by the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died in the affair of Korah. NIV 49 But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah. NRS 50 When the plague was stopped, Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance of the tent of meeting. NIV 50 Then Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, for the plague had stopped.