Numbers 16:21

21 “Get away from all these people so that I may instantly destroy them!”

Numbers 16:21 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 16:21

Separate yourselves, from among this congregation
Not only from Korah's company, but from the congregation of the children of Israel, whom Korah had got together, besides the two hundred fifty men that were at first with him; who by their words and behaviour, and particularly by their association and standing along with him, showed them to be on his side, which greatly provoked the Lord: that I may consume them in a moment;
by fire from him, as the two hundred fifty men were afterwards consumed, ( Numbers 16:35 ) .

Numbers 16:21 In-Context

19 Meanwhile, Korah had stirred up the entire community against Moses and Aaron, and they all gathered at the Tabernacle entrance. Then the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to the whole community,
20 and the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
21 “Get away from all these people so that I may instantly destroy them!”
22 But Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground. “O God,” they pleaded, “you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Must you be angry with all the people when only one man sins?”
23 And the LORD said to Moses,
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