Numbers 16
NMV
16
1Now Korakh [Bald], the son of Yitz’har [Shining Oil], the son of K’hat [assembly, congregation], the son of Levi (Levite) [Adhesion, Joiner], and Datan [belonging to a fountain] and Aviram [My Father is Exalted], the sons of ‘Eli’av [My Father is God], and On, the son of Pelet [Swiftness], sons of Re’uven [Behold a Son], took [men]:
2And they rose up before Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters], with certain of the people of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown (great reputation; being well-known):
3And they gathered themselves together against Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] and against Aharon [Bright, Very High], and said unto them, [You2f take] too much upon you, seeing all the congregation [are] holy, every one of them, and the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) [is] among them: wherefore then lift you2f up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate)?
4And when Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] heard [it], he fell upon his face:
5And he spoke unto Korakh [Bald] and unto all his company, saying, Even tomorrow the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) will show who [are] his, and [who is] holy; and will cause [him] to come near unto him: even [him] whom he has chosen will he cause to come near unto him.
6This do; Take you censers, Korakh [Bald], and all his company;
7And put fire in it, and put incense in them before the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) tomorrow: and it shall be [that] the man whom the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) does choose, he [shall be] holy: [you2f take] too much upon you, you2f sons of Levi (Levite) [Adhesion, Joiner].
8And Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] said unto Korakh [Bald], Hear, I pray you, you2f sons of Levi (Levite) [Adhesion, Joiner]:
9 [Seems it but] a small thing unto you, that the God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] has separated you from the congregation of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?
10And he has brought youi near [to him], and all youi brethren the sons of Levi (Levite) [Adhesion, Joiner] with youi: and seek you2f the priesthood also?
11For which cause [both] youi and all youi company [are] gathered together against the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate): and what [is] Aharon [Bright, Very High], that you2f murmur against him?
12And Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] sent to call Datan [belonging to a fountain] and Aviram [My Father is Exalted], the sons of ‘Eli’av [My Father is God]: which said, We will not come up:
13 [Is it] a small thing that youi have brought us up out of a land that flows with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except youi make yourself altogether a prince over us?
14Moreover youi have not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: will youi put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.
15And Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] was very exceedingly angry, and said unto the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), Respect not youi their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
16And Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] said unto Korakh [Bald], Be youi and all youi company before the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), youi, and they, and Aharon [Bright, Very High], tomorrow:
17And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring you2f before the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; youi also, and Aharon [Bright, Very High], each [of you] his censer.
18And 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 Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] and Aharon [Bright, Very High].
19And Korakh [Bald] gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) appeared unto all the congregation.
20And the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) spoke unto Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] and unto Aharon [Bright, Very High], saying,
21Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.
22And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered], the God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will youi be exceedingly angry with all the congregation?
23And the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) spoke unto Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters], saying,
24Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korakh [Bald], Datan [belonging to a fountain], and Aviram [My Father is Exalted].
25And Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] rose up and went unto Datan [belonging to a fountain] and Aviram [My Father is Exalted]; and the elders of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] followed him.
26And he spoke unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you2f be consumed in all their sins.
27So they got up from the tabernacle of Korakh [Bald], Datan [belonging to a fountain], and Aviram [My Father is Exalted], on every side: and Datan [belonging to a fountain] and Aviram [My Father is Exalted] came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.
28And Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] said, Hereby you2f shall know that the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) has sent me to do all these works; for [I have] not [done them] of my own mind.
29If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; [then] the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) has not sent me.
30But if the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow (to approve, commend, accept) them up, with all that [appertain (to belong to; to pertain to)] unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then you2f shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate).
31And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that [was] under them:
32And the earth opened her mouth, and swallow (to approve, commend, accept)ed them up, and their houses, and all the men that [appertained] unto Korakh [Bald], and all [their] goods.
33They, 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.
34And all Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] that [were] round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow (to approve, commend, accept) us up [also].
35And there came out a fire from the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
36And the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) spoke unto Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters], saying,
37Speak unto El’azar [God has helped] the son of Aharon [Bright, Very High] the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter youi the fire yonder; for they are consecrated.
38The 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-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate), therefore they are consecrated: and they shall be a sign unto the people of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God].
39And El’azar [God has helped] the priest took the brazen censers, which they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad [plates for] a covering of the altar:
40 [To be] a memorial unto the people of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God], that no stranger, which [is] not of the seed of Aharon [Bright, Very High], come near to offer incense before the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate); that he be not as Korakh [Bald], and as his company: as the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) said to him by the hand of Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters].
41But on the morrow all the congregation of the people of Yisra’el [He Holds Onto The Heel Of God] murmured against Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] and against Aharon [Bright, Very High], saying, You2f have killed the people of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate).
42And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] and against Aharon [Bright, Very High], that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) appeared.
43And Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] and Aharon [Bright, Very High] came before the tabernacle of the congregation.
44And the Lord-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate) spoke unto Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters], saying,
45Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.
46And Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] said unto Aharon [Bright, Very High], Take a censer, and put fire in it 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-Yehōvah (Messiah Pre-Incarnate); the plague is begun.
47And Aharon [Bright, Very High] took as Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] 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.
48And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was detained (held).
49Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korakh [Bald].
50And Aharon [Bright, Very High] returned unto Moshe [He Who Draws Out Of The Waters] unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was detained (held).

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