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Numbers 16:26

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 16:26  (King James Version)
And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

Depart, I pray you
The rebels, with all that belonged to them, were, as an accursed thing, devoted to utter destruction
( Leviticus 27:28 ,29. Joshua 7:13-15 ,23-26.) The people therefore were forbidden to touch anything belonging to them; that they might enter a solemn protest against their wickedness, acknowledge the justice of their punishment, and express their fear of being involved in it.
21-24 ; Genesis 19:12-14 ; Deuteronomy 13:17 ; Isaiah 52:11 ; Matthew 10:14 ; Acts 8:20 ; 13:51
2 Corinthians 6:17 ; 1 Timothy 5:22 ; Revelation 18:4

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