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Numbers 16:15

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 16:15  (King James Version)
And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

very wroth
12:3 Exodus 32:19 ; Matthew 5:22 ; Mark 3:5 ; Ephesians 4:26

Numbers 16:6 Numbers 16:7 ; Genesis 4:4 Genesis 4:5 ; Isaiah 1:10-15

I have not
Though Moses was their ruler, under God, yet, so far from oppressing them, he had not imposed the smallest tax, nor taken, as a present, so much as an ass from one of them. The common present that is now made to the great, in these countries, is a horse; but there is reason to believe, that an ass might formerly have answered the same purpose. "If it is a visit of ceremony from a {bashaw,}" says Dr. Russell, "or other person in power, a fine horse, sometimes with furniture, or some such valuable present, is made to him at his departure." As asses were esteemed no dishonourable beasts for the saddle, Sir
J. Chardin, in his MS., supposes, that when Samuel disclaimed having taken the ass of any one, (1 Sa 12:3, he is to be understood of not having taken any ass for
his riding. In the same light, he considers this similar declaration of Moses. His reason is "asses being then esteemed very honourable creatures for riding on, (ch. 22:21 30 ; Judges 5:10 . 2 ; Sa 16:2, as they are at this very time in
Persia, being rode with saddles." 1 Samuel 12:3 1 Samuel 12:4 ; Acts 20:33 Acts 20:34 ; 1 Corinthians 9:15 ; 2 Corinthians 1:12 ; 7:2 12:14-17
1 Thessalonians 2:10

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