1 Now Korah son of Izhar, son of Kohath the Levite, and the Reubenites Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth were proud
Jude 1:11 Exod 6:21 Deut 11:6 Exod 6:18 Gen 49:3-4 Num 26:9-10 Num 27:3
2 and rebelled against Moses with two hundred and fifty Israelites who were leaders of the community, prominent at the solemn feasts, men of repute.
Num 26:9 1Chr 5:24 1Chr 12:30 Ezek 16:14 Ezek 23:10 Gen 6:4 Num 1:16
3 These banded together against Moses and Aaron and said to them, 'You take too much on yourselves! The whole community, all its members, are consecrated, and Yahweh lives among them. Why set yourselves higher than Yahweh's community?'
Ps 106:16 Exod 19:6 Num 14:14 Num 16:7 Acts 7:39 Acts 7:51 Exod 29:45-46
4 On hearing this, Moses threw himself on his face.
Num 14:5 Num 20:6 Josh 7:6 Num 16:45
5 Then he said to Korah and all in his party, 'Tomorrow morning Yahweh will reveal who is his, who the consecrated man whom he will allow to approach him. The one he allows to approach is the one whom he has chosen.
Lev 10:3 Num 17:5 Ps 65:4 2Tim 2:19 1Sam 2:28 Acts 1:2 Acts 1:24
6 This is what you must do: take the censers of Korah and all in his party,
Lev 10:1 1Kgs 18:21-23 Lev 16:12-13 Num 16:35-40 Num 16:46-48
7 put fire in them and put incense in them before Yahweh tomorrow, and the one whom Yahweh chooses will be the consecrated man. Levites, you take too much on yourselves!'
Num 16:3 1Kgs 18:17-18 1Pet 2:9 2Thess 2:13 Eph 1:4 Matt 21:23-27 Num 16:5
8 Moses then said to Korah, 'Now listen, you Levites!
9 Is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has singled you out of the community of Israel, and called you to be near him, to serve in Yahweh's Dwelling and to represent the community by officiating on its behalf?
Deut 10:8 Isa 7:13 1Sam 18:23 Ezek 44:10-11 Num 16:13 1Cor 4:3 2Chr 35:3
10 He has called you to be near him, you and all your brother Levites with you, and now you want to be priests as well!
3John 1:9 Luke 22:24 Matt 20:21-22 Num 3:10 Num 18:7 Phil 2:3 Rom 12:10
11 For which reason, you and all in your party have banded together against Yahweh himself: for what is Aaron, that you should mutter against him?'
1Cor 3:5 Exod 16:7-8 Exod 17:2 1Cor 10:10 1Sam 8:7 Acts 5:4 John 13:20
12 Moses then summoned Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab. They replied, 'We will not come.
1Pet 2:13-14 Isa 3:5 Jude 1:8 Prov 29:9
13 Is it not enough for you to have brought us away from a country flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the desert, without your making yourself our absolute ruler?
Acts 7:35 Exod 2:14 Exod 16:3 Num 11:5 Acts 7:25-27 Exod 1:11 Exod 1:22
14 What is more, you have not brought us to a country flowing with milk and honey and you have not given us fields and vineyards for our heritage. Do you think you can hoodwink these people? We will not come.'
Lev 20:24 1Sam 11:2 Exod 3:8 Exod 3:17 Exod 22:5 Exod 23:11 Judg 16:21
15 Moses flew into a rage and said to Yahweh, 'Disregard their cereal offering! I have not taken so much as a donkey from them, nor have I wronged any of them.'
Gen 4:4-5 2Cor 7:2 1Cor 9:15 1Sam 12:3-4 1Thess 2:10 2Cor 1:12 2Cor 12:14-17
16 Moses said to Korah, 'You and all your party, come before Yahweh tomorrow, you and they, and Aaron too.
1Sam 12:3 1Sam 12:7 2Tim 2:14 Num 16:6-7
17 Each will take his censer, put incense in it, and bring his censer before Yahweh -- two hundred and fifty censers. You and Aaron too will each bring his censer.'
18 Each of them took his censer, put fire in it and placed incense on it, and stood at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting with Moses and Aaron.
19 Then, Korah having assembled the whole community to confront them at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting, the glory of Yahweh appeared to the whole community.
Num 14:10 Num 16:42 Exod 16:7 Lev 9:23 Exod 16:10 Lev 9:6 Num 12:5
20 Yahweh then spoke to Moses and Aaron. He said,
21 'Get away from this community. I am going to destroy them here and now.'
Exod 32:10 Num 16:45 Exod 33:5 Ps 73:19 Rev 18:4 2Cor 6:17 Acts 2:40
22 They threw themselves on their faces and cried out, 'O God, God of the spirits that give life to every living thing, will you be angry with the whole community because one man has sinned?'
Num 27:16 Eccl 12:7 Job 12:10 Zech 12:1 2Sam 24:17 Gen 18:23-25 Heb 12:9
23 Yahweh then said to Moses,
24 'Speak to the community and say, "Stand well clear of Korah's tent." '
25 Moses stood up and went to Dathan and Abiram; the elders of Israel followed him.
Num 11:16-17 Num 11:25 Num 11:30
26 He spoke to the community and said, 'Stand away, I tell you, from the tents of these sinners, and touch nothing that belongs to them, for fear that with all their sins you too will be swept away.'
Isa 52:11 2Cor 6:17 Rev 18:4 1Tim 5:22 Acts 8:20 Acts 13:51 Deut 13:17
27 So they moved away from Korah's tent. Dathan and Abiram had come out and were standing at their tent doors, with their wives, their sons and their little ones.
2Kgs 9:30-31 Isa 28:14 Job 9:4 Job 40:10-11 Prov 16:18 Prov 18:12
28 Moses said, 'This is how you will know that Yahweh himself has sent me to perform all these tasks and that I am not doing them of my own accord.
Exod 3:12 Ezek 13:17 Jer 23:16 John 5:36 John 6:38 1Kgs 18:36 Deut 18:22
29 If these people die a natural death such as people commonly die, then Yahweh has not sent me.
1Kgs 22:28 2Chr 18:27 Eccl 3:19 Exod 20:5 Exod 32:34 Isa 10:3 Jer 5:9
30 But if Yahweh does something utterly new, if the earth should open its mouth and swallow them and all their belongings, so that they go down alive to Sheol, then you will know that they held Yahweh in contempt.'
Ps 55:15 Num 16:33 Job 31:3 Isa 28:21 Isa 43:19 Isa 45:7 Isa 45:12
31 The moment he finished saying all this, the ground split apart under their feet,
Deut 11:6 Num 27:3 Num 26:10-11 Ps 106:17-18
32 the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their families, all Korah's people and all their property.
Num 26:11 1Chr 6:22 1Chr 6:37 Deut 11:6 Gen 4:11 Isa 5:14 Num 16:17
33 They went down alive to Sheol with all their belongings. The earth closed over them and they disappeared in the middle of the community.
Jude 1:11 Ezek 32:18 Ezek 32:30 Isa 14:9 Isa 14:15 Ps 9:15 Ps 55:23
34 At their cries, all the Israelites round them took to their heels, saying, 'We do not want the earth to swallow us too!'
Isa 33:3 Num 17:12-13 Rev 6:15-17 Zech 14:5
35 Fire then shot out from Yahweh and consumed the two hundred and fifty men offering incense.
Lev 10:2 Num 26:10 Num 16:2 Num 16:17 Ps 106:18 Num 11:1-3