The Glory of the Lord - Numbers 16

Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath,  the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab,  and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:  Numbers 16:1 

Numbers 16:2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the  children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the  assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:  

Numbers 16:3 And they gathered themselves together against  Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too  much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy,  every one of them, and the LORD is among them:  wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation  of the LORD? 

Numbers 16:4 And when Moses heard it, he fell  upon his face: 

Numbers 16:5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all  his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew  who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to  come near unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will  he cause to come near unto him. 

Numbers 16:6 This do; Take you  censers, Korah, and all his company; 

Numbers 16:7 And put fire  therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to  morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD  doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon  you, ye sons of Levi. 

Numbers 16:8 And Moses said unto Korah,  Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi: 

Numbers 16:9 Seemeth it but a  small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated  you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to  himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and  to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?  

Numbers 16:10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy  brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also? 

Numbers 16:11 For which cause both thou and  all thy company are gathered together against the LORD:  and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?   

Numbers 16:12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the  sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up: 

Numbers 16:13 Is  it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land  that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the  wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince  over us? 

Numbers 16:14 Moreover thou hast not brought us into a  land that floweth with milk and honey, or given us  inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the  eyes of these men? we will not come up. 

Numbers 16:15 And  Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect  not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them,  neither have I hurt one of them. 

Numbers 16:16 And Moses said  unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD,  thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow: 

Numbers 16:17 And take  every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye  before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and  fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.  

Numbers 16:18 And they took every man his censer, and put fire in  them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the  tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.  

Numbers 16:19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against  them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the  congregation. 

Numbers 16:20 And the LORD spake unto Moses  and unto Aaron, saying, 
Numbers 16:21 Separate yourselves from  among this congregation, that I may consume them in a  moment. 

Numbers 16:22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O  God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin,  and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?  

Numbers 16:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  

Numbers 16:24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up  from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.  

Numbers 16:25 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and  Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. 

Numbers 16:26 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. 

Numbers 16:27 So they  gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram,  on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood  in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons,  and their little children. 

Numbers 16:28 And Moses said, Hereby ye  shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these  works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.  

Numbers 16:29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if  they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the  LORD hath not sent me. 

Numbers 16:30 But if the LORD make a  new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them  up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down  quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men  have provoked the LORD.  

Numbers 16:31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of  speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that  was under them: 

Numbers 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth,  and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men  that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. 

Numbers 16:33  They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive  into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they  perished from among the congregation. 

Numbers 16:34 And all  Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them:  for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. 

Numbers 16:35  And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed  the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.  

Numbers 16:36 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  

Numbers 16:37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that  he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou  the fire yonder; for they are hallowed. 

Numbers 16:38 The censers  of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them  broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered  them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and  they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. 

Numbers 16:39 And  Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they  that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad  plates for a covering of the altar: 

Numbers 16:40 To be a  memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which  is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense  before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his  company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.  

Numbers 16:41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the  children of Israel murmured against Moses and against  Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.  

Numbers 16:42 And it came to pass, when the congregation was  gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked  toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the  cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared.  

Numbers 16:43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle  of the congregation.  

Numbers 16:44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  

Numbers 16:45 Get you up from among this congregation, that I  may consume 
them as in a moment. And they fell upon their  faces.  

Numbers 16:46 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and  put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go  quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for  them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the  plague is begun. 

Numbers 16:47 And Aaron took as Moses  commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation;  and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and  he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.  

Numbers 16:48 And he stood between the dead and the living; and  the plague was stayed. 

Numbers 16:49 Now they that died in the  plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside  them that died about the matter of Korah. 

Numbers 16:50 And  Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle  of the congregation: and the plague was stayed.  

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