16:10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?
16:47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
Seek ye the priesthood also
The "gainsaying of Korah" was intrusion into the priest's office ("no man taketh this honour unto himself,") Hebrews 5:4 . It was an attempt to create a priestly order without the divine authority Hebrews 5:10 . The modern analogue is Nicolaitanism Revelation 2:6 Revelation 2:15 the division of an equal brotherhood Matthew 23:8 into "clergy" and "laity"; a vastly different thing from the due recognition of ministry-gifts ; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31 ; Ephesians 4:8 Ephesians 4:11 Ephesians 4:12 or of elders and deacons ; 1 Timothy 3:1-13 ; Titus 1:5-9 .
(See Scofield "Exodus 29:33")