Numbers 16:1

Overview - Numbers 16
The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
23 Moses separates the people from the rebels' tents.
31 The earth swallows up Korah, and a fire consumes others.
36 The censers are reserved to holy use.
41 Fourteen thousand and seven hundred are slain by a plague, for murmuring against Moses and Aaron.
46 Aaron by incense stays the plague.
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Numbers 16:1  (King James Version)
Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:
 


Korah
Numbers 26:9 Numbers 26:10 27:3 Exodus 6:18 Exodus 6:21 ; Jude 1:11

sons of Reuben
Genesis 49:3 Genesis 49:4 ; 1 Chronicles 5:1 1 Chronicles 5:2

took men
As the word men is not in the text, some read "took counsel;" and some "took courage." Houbigant renders {yikkach, rebellionem fecerunt,} "they rebelled;" which scarcely any rule of criticism can ever justify
Dr. Geddes' translation is, "Another insurrection was raised against Moses by Korah," etc
Others think that it may mean, "behaved with insolence." But, as Dr
A. Clarke observes, the verb {wyyikkach,} "and he took" which though at the end of the sentence in English, is the first word in Hebrew, is not in the plural, but the singular; and hence cannot be applied to the acts of all these chiefs. In every part of the Scripture, where this rebellion is referred to, it is attributed to Korah, therefore the verb here belongs to him; and the whole verse should be translated, "Now Korah, son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, he took
even Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, son of Peleth, son of Reuben, and they rose up," etc.; reading, with some MSS., the Samaritan, and Septuagint, {ben,} son, instead of {beney,} sons.

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