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Numbers 16

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one Korah, the son of Yitzhar, the son of Caath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and Hannan, the son of Falef, the sons of Reuben,
2 rebelled against Moses, and [with them] from the sons of Israel two hundred and fifty men, the leaders of the community, called to the meetings, eminent people.
3 And they gathered themselves against Moses and Aaron and said unto them, It is full of you; all society, all holy, and among them the Lord! why do you put yourself above the people of the Lord?
4 Moses, hearing this, fell on his face
5 and he said to Korea and all his accomplices, saying: Tomorrow the Lord will show who is his and who is holy, to bring him closer to himself; and whom he chooses, he will draw him closer to himself;
6 here's what: korea and all his accomplices take censers for yourself
7 and tomorrow put fire in them and pour incense in them before the Lord; and whom the Lord chooses, he shall be holy. Full of you, sons of Levi!
eight And Moses said to Korea: Listen, sons of Levi!
nine Is it not enough for you that the God of Israel separated you from the society of Israel and brought you closer to Himself so that you would perform the services at the tabernacle of the Lord and stand before the company, serving for them?
ten He brought you closer and with you all your brothers, the sons of Levi, and you also seek the priesthood.
eleven So you and all your company have gathered against the Lord. What Aaron that you grumble at him?

12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab. But they said: let's not go!
thirteen Is it not only that you brought us out of the land in which milk and honey flow to destroy us in the desert? and you still want to rule over us!
fourteen Have you brought us to the land where milk and honey flow, and have you given us fields and vineyards? the eyes of these people do you want to blind? will not go!
fifteen Moses was very upset and said to the Lord: Do not turn your eyes to their offering; I did not take a donkey from any of them and did no harm to any of them.
sixteen And Moses said to Korea: Tomorrow you and all your company shall be before the Lord, you, they, and Aaron;
17 and each one take his censer, and put incense in them, and bring before the Lord every one his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you and Aaron, each with its own censer.
18 And each one took his censer, and put fire in them, and poured incense into them, and they stood at the entrance to the tabernacle of the congregation; also Moses and Aaron.
19 And Korah gathered all of them against them at the door of the tabernacle of assembly. And the glory of the Lord appeared to all society.
twenty And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, saying:
21 separate yourself from this society, and I will destroy them in an instant.
22 They fell on their faces and said: God, God of spirits of all flesh! one person sinned, and you are angry with the whole society?

23 and the Lord said unto Moses, saying:
24 tell the community: back from all sides from the homes of Korea, Dathan and Aviron.
25 And Moses stood up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.
26 And he said to the company, depart from the tents of these wicked people, and do not touch anything that belongs to them, so that you do not die in all their sins.
27 And they departed from all directions from the dwelling of Korea, Dathan, and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram went out and stood at the door of their tents with their wives and their sons and with their young children.
28 And Moses said: From this you will know that the Lord sent me to do all these things, and not according to my own will [I do this]:
29th if they die, as all people die, and the punishment that befalls all people befalls them, then the Lord did not send me;
thirty and if the Lord will do the extraordinary, and the earth will open his mouth and devour them and everything that they have, and they who live will descend into the underworld, then know that these people despised the Lord.
31 As soon as he said these words, the earth settled under them;
32 and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them and their houses, and all the people of Korea, and all their property;
33 and they came down with all that belonged to them, living in the netherworld, and their land covered, and they perished from the midst of society.
34 And all the Israelites who were around them fled at their cry, so that they would speak, and the earth would not swallow us.

35 And fire came out from the Lord and devoured the two hundred and fifty men who brought incense.
36 And the Lord said unto Moses, saying:
37 tell Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he may gather the censers of the burned, and throw the fire out; for sanctified
38 the censers of these sinners by their death, and let them smash them into sheets to cover the altar, for they brought them before the Lord, and they became sanctified; and they shall be a sign to the sons of Israel.
39 And Eleazar the priest took the brass censers which they had brought burnt, and they smashed them into sheets to cover the altar,
40 in memory of the sons of Israel, so that no stranger who was not of the seed of Aaron would not begin to bring incense before the Lord, and not be with him that with Korea and his accomplices, as the Lord told him through Moses.

41 The next day, the whole congregation of the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron and said: you have slain the people of the Lord.
42 And when the congregation gathered against Moses and Aaron, they turned to the tabernacle of the congregation, and, behold, a cloud covered it, and the glory of the Lord appeared.
43 And Moses and Aaron came to the tabernacle of the congregation.
44 And the Lord said unto Moses, saying:
45 distance yourself from this society, and I will destroy them in an instant. But they fell on their faces.
46 And Moses said to Aaron: take the censer and put fire on it from the altar and a lot of incense, and carry it quickly to the congregation and intercede them, for anger came from the Lord, [and] defeat began.
47 And Aaron took, as Moses said, and fled into the midst of society, and now, defeat among the people had already begun. And he put down incense and interrupted the people;
48 he became between the dead and the living, and the defeat ceased.
49 And fourteen thousand seven hundred people died from defeat, except for those who died in the Koreyev case.
50 And Aaron returned to Moses, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, after the defeat ceased.

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