and they rose up against Moses, with two hundred and fifty men of the sons of Israel, princes of the congregation, of the council, men of renown;
and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron and said unto them, We have had enough of you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them; why then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?
And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face;
and he spoke unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Tomorrow the LORD will show who are his and who is holy and will cause the one who is holy to come near unto him; the one whom he has chosen he will cause to come near unto him.
Do this: Take censers, Korah, and all his company,
and put fire in them and put incense in them before the LORD tomorrow; and it shall be that the man whom the LORD chooses, he shall be holy; this shall be enough for you, ye sons of Levi.
And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:
Does it seem but a small thing unto you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to minister in the service of the tabernacle of the LORD and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?
And that he has brought thee near to him and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee, and ye seek the priesthood also?
For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD, for what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they replied, We will not come up.