Numbers 16

Chapter 16

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?

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 .

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.


(See Scofield "Exodus 29:33")