Numbers 16:36

36 And the LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 16:36 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 16:36

And the Lord spake unto Moses
Immediately after these men were consumed by fire from him; out of the same cloud from whence that proceeded, he spoke:

as follows.

Numbers 16:36 In-Context

34 All the people around them fled when they heard their screams. “The earth will swallow us, too!” they cried.
35 Then fire blazed forth from the LORD and burned up the 250 men who were offering incense.
36 And the LORD said to Moses,
37 “Tell Eleazar son of Aaron the priest to pull all the incense burners from the fire, for they are holy. Also tell him to scatter the burning coals.
38 Take the incense burners of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, and hammer the metal into a thin sheet to overlay the altar. Since these burners were used in the LORD ’s presence, they have become holy. Let them serve as a warning to the people of Israel.”

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Verses 16:36-50 are numbered 17:1-15 in Hebrew text.