Now Korach, the son of Yitzhar, the son of Kehat, the son of Levi, with Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eli'av, and On, the son of Pelet, sons of Re'uven, took [men]:
and they rose up before Moshe, with certain of the children of Yisra'el, two hundred fifty princes of the congregation, called to the assembly, men of renown;
and they assembled themselves together against Moshe and against Aharon, and said to them, You take too much on you, seeing all the congregation are holy, everyone of them, and the LORD is among them: why then lift yourselves up above the assembly of the LORD?
When Moshe heard it, he fell on his face:
and he spoke to Korach and to all his company, saying, In the morning the LORD will show who are his, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to him: even him whom he shall choose will he cause to come near to him.
This do: take you censers, Korach, and all his company;
and put fire in them, and put incense on them before the LORD tomorrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD does choose, he [shall be] holy: you take too much on you, you sons of Levi.
Moshe said to Korach, Hear now, you sons of Levi:
[seems it but] a small thing to you, that the God of Yisra'el has separated you from the congregation of Yisra'el, to bring you near to himself, to do the service of the tent of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them;
and that he has brought you near, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? and seek you the priesthood also?
Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD: and Aharon, what is he who you murmur against him?
Moshe sent to call Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eli'av; and they said, We won't come up:
is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but you must needs make yourself also a prince over us?
Moreover you haven't brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: will you put out the eyes of these men? we won't come up.
Moshe was very angry, and said to the LORD, "Don't respect their offering: I have not taken one donkey from them, neither have I hurt one of them."
Moshe said to Korach, You and all your company go before the LORD, you, and they, and Aharon, tomorrow:
and take every man his censer, and put incense on them, and bring you before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred fifty censers; you also, and Aharon, each his censer.
They took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood at the door of the tent of meeting with Moshe and Aharon.