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Numbers 16


1  Now Korah,7141 the son1121 of Izhar,3324 the son1121 of Kohath,6955 the son1121 of Levi,3878 and Dathan1885 and Abiram,48 the sons1121 of Eliab,446 and On,203 the son1121 of Peleth,6431 sons1121 of Reuben,7205 took3947 men:

2  And they rose up6965 before6440 Moses,4872 with certain376 of the children4480 1121 of Israel,3478 two hundred3967 and fifty2572 princes5387 of the assembly,5712 famous7148 in the congregation,4150 men376 of renown:8034

3  And they gathered themselves together6950 against5921 Moses4872 and against5921 Aaron,175 and said559 unto413 them, Ye take too much7227 upon you, seeing3588 all3605 the congregation5712 are holy,6918 every one3605 of them, and the LORD3068 is among8432 them: wherefore4069 then lift ye up yourselves5375 above5921 the congregation6951 of the LORD?3068

4  And when Moses4872 heard8085 it, he fell5307 upon5921 his face:6440

5  And he spoke1696 unto413 Korah7141 and unto413 all3605 his company,5712 saying,559 Even tomorrow1242 the LORD3068 will show3045 853 who834 are his, and who is holy;6918 and will cause him to come near7126 unto413 him: even him whom834 he hath chosen977 will he cause to come near7126 unto413 him.

6  This2063 do;6213 Take3947 you censers,4289 Korah,7141 and all3605 his company;5712

7  And put5414 fire784 therein, and put7760 incense7004 in5921 them before6440 the LORD3068 tomorrow:4279 and it shall be1961 that the man376 whom834 the LORD3068 doth choose,977 he1931 shall be holy:6918 ye take too much7227 upon you, ye sons1121 of Levi.3878

8  And Moses4872 said559 unto413 Korah,7141 Hear,8085 I pray you,4994 ye sons1121 of Levi:3878

9  Seemeth it but a small thing4592 unto4480 you, that3588 the God430 of Israel3478 hath separated914 you from the congregation4480 5712 of Israel,3478 to bring you near7126 853 to413 himself to do5647 853 the service5656 of the tabernacle4908 of the LORD,3068 and to stand5975 before6440 the congregation5712 to minister8334 unto them?

10  And he hath brought thee near7126 853 to him, and all3605 thy brethren251 the sons1121 of Levi3878 with854 thee: and seek1245 ye the priesthood3550 also?1571

11  For which cause3651 both thou859 and all3605 thy company5712 are gathered together3259 against5921 the LORD:3068 and what4100 is Aaron,175 that3588 ye murmur3885 against5921 him?

12  And Moses4872 sent7971 to call7121 Dathan1885 and Abiram,48 the sons1121 of Eliab:446 which said,559 We will not3808 come up:5927

13  Is it a small thing4592 that3588 thou hast brought us up5927 out of a land4480 776 that floweth2100 with milk2461 and honey,1706 to kill4191 us in the wilderness,4057 except3588 thou make thyself altogether a prince8323 8323 1571 over5921 us?

14  Moreover637 thou hast not3808 brought935 us into413 a land776 that floweth2100 with milk2461 and honey,1706 or given5414 us inheritance5159 of fields7704 and vineyards:3754 wilt thou put out5365 the eyes5869 of these1992 men?376 we will not3808 come up.5927

15  And Moses4872 was very wroth,2734 3966 and said559 unto413 the LORD,3068 Respect6437 413 not408 thou their offering:4503 I have not3808 taken5375 one259 ass2543 from4480 them, neither3808 have I hurt7489 853 one259 of4480 them.

16  And Moses4872 said559 unto413 Korah,7141 Be1961 thou859 and all3605 thy company5712 before6440 the LORD,3068 thou,859 and they,1992 and Aaron,175 tomorrow:4279

17  And take3947 every man376 his censer,4289 and put5414 incense7004 in5921 them, and bring7126 ye before6440 the LORD3068 every man376 his censer,4289 two hundred3967 and fifty2572 censers;4289 thou859 also, and Aaron,175 each376 of you his censer.4289

18  And they took3947 every man376 his censer,4289 and put5414 fire784 in413 them, and laid7760 incense7004 thereon,413 and stood5975 in the door6607 of the tabernacle168 of the congregation4150 with Moses4872 and Aaron.175

19  And Korah7141 gathered6950 853 all3605 the congregation5712 against5921 them unto413 the door6607 of the tabernacle168 of the congregation:4150 and the glory3519 of the LORD3068 appeared7200 unto413 all3605 the congregation.5712

20  And the LORD3068 spoke1696 unto413 Moses4872 and unto413 Aaron,175 saying,559

21  Separate yourselves914 from among4480 8432 this2063 congregation,5712 that I may consume3615 them in a moment.7281

22  And they fell5307 upon5921 their faces,6440 and said,559 O God,410 the God430 of the spirits7307 of all3605 flesh,1320 shall one259 man376 sin,2398 and wilt thou be wroth7107 with5921 all3605 the congregation?5712

23  And the LORD3068 spoke1696 unto413 Moses,4872 saying,559

24  Speak1696 unto413 the congregation,5712 saying,559 Get you up5927 from about4480 5439 the tabernacle4908 of Korah,7141 Dathan,1885 and Abiram.48

25  And Moses4872 rose up6965 and went1980 unto413 Dathan1885 and Abiram;48 and the elders2205 of Israel3478 followed1980 310 him.

26  And he spoke1696 unto413 the congregation,5712 saying,559 Depart,5493 I pray you,4994 from4480 5921 the tents168 of these428 wicked7563 men,376 and touch5060 nothing408 3605 of theirs, lest6435 ye be consumed5595 in all3605 their sins.2403

27  So they got up5927 from4480 5921 the tabernacle4908 of Korah,7141 Dathan,1885 and Abiram,48 on every side:4480 5439 and Dathan1885 and Abiram48 came out,3318 and stood5324 in the door6607 of their tents,168 and their wives,802 and their sons,1121 and their little children.2945

28  And Moses4872 said,559 Hereby2063 ye shall know3045 that3588 the LORD3068 hath sent7971 me to do6213 853 all3605 these428 works;4639 for3588 I have not3808 done them of mine own mind.4480 3820

29  If518 these428 men die4191 the common death4194 of all3605 men,120 or if they be visited6485 after5921 the visitation6486 of all3605 men;120 then the LORD3068 hath not3808 sent7971 me.

30  But if518 the LORD3068 make1254 a new thing,1278 and the earth127 open6475 853 her mouth,6310 and swallow them up,1104 853 with all3605 that834 appertain unto them, and they go down3381 quick2416 into the pit;7585 then ye shall understand3045 that3588 these428 men376 have provoked5006 853 the LORD.3068

31  And it came to pass,1961 as he had made an end3615 of speaking1696 853 all3605 these428 words,1697 that the ground127 cleaved asunder1234 that834 was under8478 them:

32  And the earth776 opened6605 853 her mouth,6310 and swallowed them up,1104 853 and their houses,1004 and all3605 the men120 that834 appertained unto Korah,7141 and all3605 their goods.7399

33  They,1992 and all3605 that834 appertained to them, went down3381 alive2416 into the pit,7585 and the earth776 closed3680 upon5921 them: and they perished6 from among4480 8432 the congregation.6951

34  And all3605 Israel3478 that834 were round about5439 them fled5127 at the cry6963 of them: for3588 they said,559 Lest6435 the earth776 swallow us up1104 also.

35  And there came out3318 a fire784 from4480 854 the LORD,3068 and consumed398 the 853 two hundred3967 and fifty2572 men376 that offered7126 incense.7004

36  And the LORD3068 spoke1696 unto413 Moses,4872 saying,559

37  Speak559 unto413 Eleazar499 the son1121 of Aaron175 the priest,3548 that he take up7311 853 the censers4289 out of4480 996 the burning,8316 and scatter2219 thou the fire784 yonder;1973 for3588 they are hallowed.6942

38  853 The censers4289 of these428 sinners2400 against their own souls,5315 let them make6213 853 them broad7555 plates6341 for a covering6826 of the altar:4196 for3588 they offered7126 them before6440 the LORD,3068 therefore they are hallowed:6942 and they shall be1961 a sign226 unto the children1121 of Israel.3478

39  And Eleazar499 the priest3548 took3947 853 the brazen5178 censers,4289 wherewith834 they that were burnt8313 had offered;7126 and they were made broad7554 plates for a covering6826 of the altar:4196

40  To be a memorial2146 unto the children1121 of Israel,3478 that4616 834 no3808 stranger,376 2114 which1931 is not3808 of the seed4480 2233 of Aaron,175 come near7126 to offer6999 incense7004 before6440 the LORD;3068 that he be1961 not3808 as Korah,7141 and as his company:5712 as834 the LORD3068 said1696 to him by the hand3027 of Moses.4872

41  But on the morrow4480 4283 all3605 the congregation5712 of the children1121 of Israel3478 murmured3885 against5921 Moses4872 and against5921 Aaron,175 saying,559 Ye859 have killed4191 853 the people5971 of the LORD.3068

42  And it came to pass,1961 when the congregation5712 was gathered6950 against5921 Moses4872 and against5921 Aaron,175 that they looked6437 toward413 the tabernacle168 of the congregation:4150 and, behold,2009 the cloud6051 covered3680 it, and the glory3519 of the LORD3068 appeared.7200

43  And Moses4872 and Aaron175 came935 before413 6440 the tabernacle168 of the congregation.4150

44  And the LORD3068 spoke1696 unto413 Moses,4872 saying,559

45  Get you up7426 from among4480 8432 this2063 congregation,5712 that I may consume3615 them as in a moment.7281 And they fell5307 upon5921 their faces.6440

46  And Moses4872 said559 unto413 Aaron,175 Take3947 853 a censer,4289 and put5414 fire784 therein5921 from off4480 5921 the altar,4196 and put on7760 incense,7004 and go1980 quickly4120 unto413 the congregation,5712 and make an atonement3722 for5921 them: for3588 there is wrath7110 gone out3318 from4480 6440 the LORD;3068 the plague5063 is begun.2490

47  And Aaron175 took3947 as834 Moses4872 commanded,1696 and ran7323 into413 the midst8432 of the congregation;6951 and, behold,2009 the plague5063 was begun2490 among the people:5971 and he put on5414 853 incense,7004 and made an atonement3722 for5921 the people.5971

48  And he stood5975 between996 the dead4191 and the living;2416 and the plague4046 was stayed.6113

49  Now they that died4191 in the plague4046 were1961 fourteen702 6240 thousand505 and seven7651 hundred,3967 beside4480 905 them that died4191 about5921 the matter1697 of Korah.7141

50  And Aaron175 returned7725 unto413 Moses4872 unto413 the door6607 of the tabernacle168 of the congregation:4150 and the plague4046 was stayed.6113


1 καὶ ἐλάλησεν Κορε υἱὸς Ισσααρ υἱοῦ Κααθ υἱοῦ Λευι καὶ Δαθαν καὶ Αβιρων υἱοὶ Ελιαβ καὶ Αυν υἱὸς Φαλεθ υἱοῦ Ρουβην

2 καὶ ἀνέστησαν ἔναντι Μωυσῆ καὶ ἄνδρες τῶν υἱῶν Ισραηλ πεντήκοντα καὶ διακόσιοι ἀρχηγοὶ συναγωγῆς σύγκλητοι βουλῆς καὶ ἄνδρες ὀνομαστοί

3 συνέστησαν ἐπὶ Μωυσῆν καὶ Ααρων καὶ εἶπαν ἐχέτω ὑμῖν ὅτι πᾶσα ἡ συναγωγὴ πάντες ἅγιοι καὶ ἐν αὐτοῖς κύριος καὶ διὰ τί κατανίστασθε ἐπὶ τὴν συναγωγὴν κυρίου

4 καὶ ἀκούσας Μωυσῆς ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον

5 καὶ ἐλάλησεν πρὸς Κορε καὶ πρὸς πᾶσαν αὐτοῦ τὴν συναγωγὴν λέγων ἐπέσκεπται καὶ ἔγνω ὁ θεὸς τοὺς ὄντας αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς ἁγίους καὶ προσηγάγετο πρὸς ἑαυτόν καὶ οὓς ἐξελέξατο ἑαυτῷ προσηγάγετο πρὸς ἑαυτόν

6 τοῦτο ποιήσατε λάβετε ὑμῖν αὐτοῖς πυρεῖα Κορε καὶ πᾶσα ἡ συναγωγὴ αὐτοῦ

7 καὶ ἐπίθετε ἐπ᾽ αὐτὰ πῦρ καὶ ἐπίθετε ἐπ᾽ αὐτὰ θυμίαμα ἔναντι κυρίου αὔριον καὶ ἔσται ὁ ἀνήρ ὃν ἂν ἐκλέξηται κύριος οὗτος ἅγιος ἱκανούσθω ὑμῖν υἱοὶ Λευι

8 καὶ εἶπεν Μωυσῆς πρὸς Κορε εἰσακούσατέ μου υἱοὶ Λευι

9 μὴ μικρόν ἐστιν τοῦτο ὑμῖν ὅτι διέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς Ισραηλ ὑμᾶς ἐκ συναγωγῆς Ισραηλ καὶ προσηγάγετο ὑμᾶς πρὸς ἑαυτὸν λειτουργεῖν τὰς λειτουργίας τῆς σκηνῆς κυρίου καὶ παρίστασθαι ἔναντι τῆς συναγωγῆς λατρεύειν αὐτοῖς

10 καὶ προσηγάγετό σε καὶ πάντας τοὺς ἀδελφούς σου υἱοὺς Λευι μετὰ σοῦ καὶ ζητεῖτε ἱερατεύειν

11 οὕτως σὺ καὶ πᾶσα ἡ συναγωγή σου ἡ συνηθροισμένη πρὸς τὸν θεόν καὶ Ααρων τίς ἐστιν ὅτι διαγογγύζετε κατ᾽ αὐτοῦ

12 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Μωυσῆς καλέσαι Δαθαν καὶ Αβιρων υἱοὺς Ελιαβ καὶ εἶπαν οὐκ ἀναβαίνομεν

13 μὴ μικρὸν τοῦτο ὅτι ἀνήγαγες ἡμᾶς ἐκ γῆς ῥεούσης γάλα καὶ μέλι ἀποκτεῖναι ἡμᾶς ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ ὅτι κατάρχεις ἡμῶν ἄρχων

14 εἰ καὶ εἰς γῆν ῥέουσαν γάλα καὶ μέλι εἰσήγαγες ἡμᾶς καὶ ἔδωκας ἡμῖν κλῆρον ἀγροῦ καὶ ἀμπελῶνας τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἐκείνων ἂν ἐξέκοψας οὐκ ἀναβαίνομεν

15 καὶ ἐβαρυθύμησεν Μωυσῆς σφόδρα καὶ εἶπεν πρὸς κύριον μὴ προσχῇς εἰς τὴν θυσίαν αὐτῶν οὐκ ἐπιθύμημα οὐδενὸς αὐτῶν εἴληφα οὐδὲ ἐκάκωσα οὐδένα αὐτῶν

16 καὶ εἶπεν Μωυσῆς πρὸς Κορε ἁγίασον τὴν συναγωγήν σου καὶ γίνεσθε ἕτοιμοι ἔναντι κυρίου σὺ καὶ αὐτοὶ καὶ Ααρων αὔριον

17 καὶ λάβετε ἕκαστος τὸ πυρεῖον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπιθήσετε ἐπ᾽ αὐτὰ θυμίαμα καὶ προσάξετε ἔναντι κυρίου ἕκαστος τὸ πυρεῖον αὐτοῦ πεντήκοντα καὶ διακόσια πυρεῖα καὶ σὺ καὶ Ααρων ἕκαστος τὸ πυρεῖον αὐτοῦ

18 καὶ ἔλαβεν ἕκαστος τὸ πυρεῖον αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐπέθηκαν ἐπ᾽ αὐτὰ πῦρ καὶ ἐπέβαλον ἐπ᾽ αὐτὸ θυμίαμα καὶ ἔστησαν παρὰ τὰς θύρας τῆς σκηνῆς τοῦ μαρτυρίου Μωυσῆς καὶ Ααρων

19 καὶ ἐπισυνέστησεν ἐπ᾽ αὐτοὺς Κορε τὴν πᾶσαν αὐτοῦ συναγωγὴν παρὰ τὴν θύραν τῆς σκηνῆς τοῦ μαρτυρίου καὶ ὤφθη ἡ δόξα κυρίου πάσῃ τῇ συναγωγῇ

20 καὶ ἐλάλησεν κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν καὶ Ααρων λέγων

21 ἀποσχίσθητε ἐκ μέσου τῆς συναγωγῆς ταύτης καὶ ἐξαναλώσω αὐτοὺς εἰς ἅπαξ

22 καὶ ἔπεσαν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτῶν καὶ εἶπαν θεὸς θεὸς τῶν πνευμάτων καὶ πάσης σαρκός εἰ ἄνθρωπος εἷς ἥμαρτεν ἐπὶ πᾶσαν τὴν συναγωγὴν ὀργὴ κυρίου

23 καὶ ἐλάλησεν κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν λέγων

24 λάλησον τῇ συναγωγῇ λέγων ἀναχωρήσατε κύκλῳ ἀπὸ τῆς συναγωγῆς Κορε

25 καὶ ἀνέστη Μωυσῆς καὶ ἐπορεύθη πρὸς Δαθαν καὶ Αβιρων καὶ συνεπορεύθησαν μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ πάντες οἱ πρεσβύτεροι Ισραηλ

26 καὶ ἐλάλησεν πρὸς τὴν συναγωγὴν λέγων ἀποσχίσθητε ἀπὸ τῶν σκηνῶν τῶν ἀνθρώπων τῶν σκληρῶν τούτων καὶ μὴ ἅπτεσθε ἀπὸ πάντων ὧν ἐστιν αὐτοῖς μὴ συναπόλησθε ἐν πάσῃ τῇ ἁμαρτίᾳ αὐτῶν

27 καὶ ἀπέστησαν ἀπὸ τῆς σκηνῆς Κορε κύκλῳ καὶ Δαθαν καὶ Αβιρων ἐξῆλθον καὶ εἱστήκεισαν παρὰ τὰς θύρας τῶν σκηνῶν αὐτῶν καὶ αἱ γυναῖκες αὐτῶν καὶ τὰ τέκνα αὐτῶν καὶ ἡ ἀποσκευὴ αὐτῶν

28 καὶ εἶπεν Μωυσῆς ἐν τούτῳ γνώσεσθε ὅτι κύριος ἀπέστειλέν με ποιῆσαι πάντα τὰ ἔργα ταῦτα ὅτι οὐκ ἀπ᾽ ἐμαυτοῦ

29 εἰ κατὰ θάνατον πάντων ἀνθρώπων ἀποθανοῦνται οὗτοι εἰ καὶ κατ᾽ ἐπίσκεψιν πάντων ἀνθρώπων ἐπισκοπὴ ἔσται αὐτῶν οὐχὶ κύριος ἀπέσταλκέν με

30 ἀλλ᾽ ἢ ἐν φάσματι δείξει κύριος καὶ ἀνοίξασα ἡ γῆ τὸ στόμα αὐτῆς καταπίεται αὐτοὺς καὶ τοὺς οἴκους αὐτῶν καὶ τὰς σκηνὰς αὐτῶν καὶ πάντα ὅσα ἐστὶν αὐτοῖς καὶ καταβήσονται ζῶντες εἰς ᾅδου καὶ γνώσεσθε ὅτι παρώξυναν οἱ ἄνθρωποι οὗτοι τὸν κύριον

31 ὡς δὲ ἐπαύσατο λαλῶν πάντας τοὺς λόγους τούτους ἐρράγη ἡ γῆ ὑποκάτω αὐτῶν

32 καὶ ἠνοίχθη ἡ γῆ καὶ κατέπιεν αὐτοὺς καὶ τοὺς οἴκους αὐτῶν καὶ πάντας τοὺς ἀνθρώπους τοὺς ὄντας μετὰ Κορε καὶ τὰ κτήνη αὐτῶν

33 καὶ κατέβησαν αὐτοὶ καὶ ὅσα ἐστὶν αὐτῶν ζῶντα εἰς ᾅδου καὶ ἐκάλυψεν αὐτοὺς ἡ γῆ καὶ ἀπώλοντο ἐκ μέσου τῆς συναγωγῆς

34 καὶ πᾶς Ισραηλ οἱ κύκλῳ αὐτῶν ἔφυγον ἀπὸ τῆς φωνῆς αὐτῶν ὅτι λέγοντες μήποτε καταπίῃ ἡμᾶς ἡ γῆ

35 καὶ πῦρ ἐξῆλθεν παρὰ κυρίου καὶ κατέφαγεν τοὺς πεντήκοντα καὶ διακοσίους ἄνδρας τοὺς προσφέροντας τὸ θυμίαμα


‎1 ‏וַיִּקַּ֣ח קֹ֔רַח בֶּן־יִצְהָ֥ר בֶּן־קְהָ֖ת בֶּן־לֵוִ֑י וְדָתָ֨ן וַאֲבִירָ֜ם בְּנֵ֧י אֱלִיאָ֛ב וְא֥וֹן בֶּן־פֶּ֖לֶת בְּנֵ֥י רְאוּבֵֽן׃

‎2 ‏וַיָּקֻ֙מוּ֙ לִפְנֵ֣י מֹשֶׁ֔ה וַאֲנָשִׁ֥ים מִבְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל חֲמִשִּׁ֣ים וּמָאתָ֑יִם נְשִׂיאֵ֥י עֵדָ֛ה קְרִאֵ֥י מוֹעֵ֖ד אַנְשֵׁי־שֵֽׁם׃

‎3 ‏וַיִּֽקָּהֲל֞וּ עַל־מֹשֶׁ֣ה וְעַֽל־אַהֲרֹ֗ן וַיֹּאמְר֣וּ אֲלֵהֶם֮ רַב־לָכֶם֒ כִּ֤י כָל־הָֽעֵדָה֙ כֻּלָּ֣ם קְדֹשִׁ֔ים וּבְתוֹכָ֖ם יְהוָ֑ה וּמַדּ֥וּעַ תִּֽתְנַשְּׂא֖וּ עַל־קְהַ֥ל יְהוָֽה׃

‎4 ‏וַיִּשְׁמַ֣ע מֹשֶׁ֔ה וַיִּפֹּ֖ל עַל־פָּנָֽיו׃

‎5 ‏וַיְדַבֵּ֨ר אֶל־קֹ֜רַח וְאֶֽל־כָּל־עֲדָתוֹ֮ לֵאמֹר֒ בֹּ֠קֶר וְיֹדַ֨ע יְהוָ֧ה אֶת־אֲשֶׁר־ל֛וֹ וְאֶת־הַקָּד֖וֹשׁ וְהִקְרִ֣יב אֵלָ֑יו וְאֵ֛ת אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִבְחַר־בּ֖וֹ יַקְרִ֥יב אֵלָֽיו׃

‎6 ‏זֹ֖את עֲשׂ֑וּ קְחוּ־לָכֶ֣ם מַחְתּ֔וֹת קֹ֖רַח וְכָל־עֲדָתֽוֹ׃

‎7 ‏וּתְנ֣וּ בָהֵ֣ן׀ אֵ֡שׁ וְשִׂימוּ֩ עֲלֵיהֶ֨ן קְטֹ֜רֶת לִפְנֵ֤י יְהוָה֙ מָחָ֔ר וְהָיָ֗ה הָאִ֛ישׁ אֲשֶׁר־יִבְחַ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה ה֣וּא הַקָּד֑וֹשׁ רַב־לָכֶ֖ם בְּנֵ֥י לֵוִֽי׃

‎8 ‏וַיֹּ֥אמֶר מֹשֶׁ֖ה אֶל־קֹ֑רַח שִׁמְעוּ־נָ֖א בְּנֵ֥י לֵוִֽי׃

‎9 ‏הַמְעַ֣ט מִכֶּ֗ם כִּֽי־הִבְדִּיל֩ אֱלֹהֵ֨י יִשְׂרָאֵ֤ל אֶתְכֶם֙ מֵעֲדַ֣ת יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לְהַקְרִ֥יב אֶתְכֶ֖ם אֵלָ֑יו לַעֲבֹ֗ד אֶת־עֲבֹדַת֙ מִשְׁכַּ֣ן יְהוָ֔ה וְלַעֲמֹ֛ד לִפְנֵ֥י הָעֵדָ֖ה לְשָׁרְתָֽם׃

‎10 ‏וַיַּקְרֵב֙ אֹֽתְךָ֔ וְאֶת־כָּל־אַחֶ֥יךָ בְנֵי־לֵוִ֖י אִתָּ֑ךְ וּבִקַּשְׁתֶּ֖ם גַּם־כְּהֻנָּֽה׃

‎11 ‏לָכֵ֗ן אַתָּה֙ וְכָל־עֲדָ֣תְךָ֔ הַנֹּעָדִ֖ים עַל־יְהוָ֑ה וְאַהֲרֹ֣ן מַה־ה֔וּא כִּ֥י תלונו תַלִּ֖ינוּ עָלָֽיו׃

‎12 ‏וַיִּשְׁלַ֣ח מֹשֶׁ֔ה לִקְרֹ֛א לְדָתָ֥ן וְלַאֲבִירָ֖ם בְּנֵ֣י3 אֱלִיאָ֑ב וַיֹּאמְר֖וּ לֹ֥א נַעֲלֶֽה׃

‎13 ‏הַמְעַ֗ט כִּ֤י הֶֽעֱלִיתָ֙נוּ֙ מֵאֶ֨רֶץ זָבַ֤ת חָלָב֙ וּדְבַ֔שׁ לַהֲמִיתֵ֖נוּ בַּמִּדְבָּ֑ר כִּֽי־תִשְׂתָּרֵ֥ר עָלֵ֖ינוּ גַּם־הִשְׂתָּרֵֽר׃

‎14 ‏אַ֡ף לֹ֣א אֶל־אֶרֶץ֩ זָבַ֨ת חָלָ֤ב וּדְבַשׁ֙ הֲבִ֣יאֹתָ֔נוּ וַתִּ֨תֶּן־לָ֔נוּ נַחֲלַ֖ת שָׂדֶ֣ה וָכָ֑רֶם הַעֵינֵ֞י הָאֲנָשִׁ֥ים הָהֵ֛ם תְּנַקֵּ֖ר לֹ֥א נַעֲלֶֽה׃

‎15 ‏וַיִּ֤חַר לְמֹשֶׁה֙ מְאֹ֔ד וַיֹּ֙אמֶר֙ אֶל־יְהוָ֔ה אַל־תֵּ֖פֶן אֶל־מִנְחָתָ֑ם לֹ֠א חֲמ֨וֹר אֶחָ֤ד מֵהֶם֙ נָשָׂ֔אתִי וְלֹ֥א הֲרֵעֹ֖תִי אֶת־אַחַ֥ד מֵהֶֽם׃

‎16 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר מֹשֶׁה֙ אֶל־קֹ֔רַח אַתָּה֙ וְכָל־עֲדָ֣תְךָ֔ הֱי֖וּ לִפְנֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה אַתָּ֥ה וָהֵ֛ם וְאַהֲרֹ֖ן מָחָֽר׃

‎17 ‏וּקְח֣וּ׀ אִ֣ישׁ מַחְתָּת֗וֹ וּנְתַתֶּ֤ם עֲלֵיהֶם֙ קְטֹ֔רֶת וְהִקְרַבְתֶּ֞ם לִפְנֵ֤י יְהוָה֙ אִ֣ישׁ מַחְתָּת֔וֹ חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים וּמָאתַ֖יִם מַחְתֹּ֑ת וְאַתָּ֥ה וְאַהֲרֹ֖ן אִ֥ישׁ מַחְתָּתֽוֹ׃

‎18 ‏וַיִּקְח֞וּ אִ֣ישׁ מַחְתָּת֗וֹ וַיִּתְּנ֤וּ עֲלֵיהֶם֙ אֵ֔שׁ וַיָּשִׂ֥ימוּ עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם קְטֹ֑רֶת וַֽיַּעַמְד֗וּ פֶּ֛תַח אֹ֥הֶל מוֹעֵ֖ד וּמֹשֶׁ֥ה וְאַהֲרֹֽן׃

‎19 ‏וַיַּקְהֵ֨ל עֲלֵיהֶ֥ם קֹ֙רַח֙ אֶת־כָּל־הָ֣עֵדָ֔ה אֶל־פֶּ֖תַח אֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד וַיֵּרָ֥א כְבוֹד־יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־כָּל־הָעֵדָֽה׃ פ

‎20 ‏וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה וְאֶֽל־אַהֲרֹ֖ן לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎21 ‏הִבָּ֣דְל֔וּ מִתּ֖וֹךְ הָעֵדָ֣ה הַזֹּ֑את וַאַכַלֶּ֥ה1 אֹתָ֖ם כְּרָֽגַע׃

‎22 ‏וַיִּפְּל֤וּ עַל־פְּנֵיהֶם֙ וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ אֵ֕ל אֱלֹהֵ֥י הָרוּחֹ֖ת לְכָל־בָּשָׂ֑ר הָאִ֤ישׁ אֶחָד֙ יֶחֱטָ֔א וְעַ֥ל כָּל־הָעֵדָ֖ה תִּקְצֹֽף׃ פ

‎23 ‏וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃

‎24 ‏דַּבֵּ֥ר אֶל־הָעֵדָ֖ה לֵאמֹ֑ר הֵֽעָלוּ֙ מִסָּבִ֔יב לְמִשְׁכַּן־קֹ֖רַח דָּתָ֥ן וַאֲבִירָֽם׃

‎25 ‏וַיָּ֣קָם מֹשֶׁ֔ה וַיֵּ֖לֶךְ אֶל־דָּתָ֣ן וַאֲבִירָ֑ם וַיֵּלְכ֥וּ אַחֲרָ֖יו זִקְנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎26 ‏וַיְדַבֵּ֨ר אֶל־הָעֵדָ֜ה לֵאמֹ֗ר ס֣וּרוּ נָ֡א מֵעַל֩ אָהֳלֵ֨י הָאֲנָשִׁ֤ים הָֽרְשָׁעִים֙ הָאֵ֔לֶּה וְאַֽל־תִּגְּע֖וּ בְּכָל־אֲשֶׁ֣ר לָהֶ֑ם פֶּן־תִּסָּפ֖וּ בְּכָל־חַטֹּאתָֽם׃

‎27 ‏וַיֵּעָל֗וּ מֵעַ֧ל מִשְׁכַּן־קֹ֛רֶח1 דָּתָ֥ן וַאֲבִירָ֖ם מִסָּבִ֑יב וְדָתָ֨ן וַאֲבִירָ֜ם יָצְא֣וּ נִצָּבִ֗ים פֶּ֚תַח אָֽהֳלֵיהֶ֔ם וּנְשֵׁיהֶ֥ם וּבְנֵיהֶ֖ם וְטַפָּֽם׃

‎28 ‏וַיֹּאמֶר֮ מֹשֶׁה֒ בְּזֹאת֙ תֵּֽדְע֔וּן כִּֽי־יְהוָ֣ה שְׁלָחַ֔נִי לַעֲשׂ֕וֹת אֵ֥ת כָּל־הַֽמַּעֲשִׂ֖ים הָאֵ֑לֶּה כִּי־לֹ֖א מִלִּבִּֽי׃

‎29 ‏אִם־כְּמ֤וֹת כָּל־הָֽאָדָם֙ יְמֻת֣וּן אֵ֔לֶּה וּפְקֻדַּת֙ כָּל־הָ֣אָדָ֔ם יִפָּקֵ֖ד עֲלֵיהֶ֑ם לֹ֥א יְהוָ֖ה שְׁלָחָֽנִי׃

‎30 ‏וְאִם־בְּרִיאָ֞ה יִבְרָ֣א יְהוָ֗ה וּפָצְתָ֨ה הָאֲדָמָ֤ה אֶת־פִּ֙יהָ֙ וּבָלְעָ֤ה אֹתָם֙ וְאֶת־כָּל־אֲשֶׁ֣ר לָהֶ֔ם וְיָרְד֥וּ חַיִּ֖ים שְׁאֹ֑לָה וִֽידַעְתֶּ֕ם כִּ֧י נִֽאֲצ֛וּ הָאֲנָשִׁ֥ים הָאֵ֖לֶּה אֶת־יְהוָֽה׃

‎31 ‏וַיְהִי֙ כְּכַלֹּת֔וֹ לְדַבֵּ֕ר אֵ֥ת כָּל־הַדְּבָרִ֖ים הָאֵ֑לֶּה וַתִּבָּקַ֥ע הָאֲדָמָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר תַּחְתֵּיהֶֽם׃

‎32 ‏וַתִּפְתַּ֤ח הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ אֶת־פִּ֔יהָ וַתִּבְלַ֥ע אֹתָ֖ם וְאֶת־בָּתֵּיהֶ֑ם וְאֵ֤ת כָּל־הָאָדָם֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר לְקֹ֔רַח וְאֵ֖ת כָּל־הָרֲכֽוּשׁ׃

‎33 ‏וַיֵּ֨רְד֜וּ הֵ֣ם וְכָל־אֲשֶׁ֥ר לָהֶ֛ם חַיִּ֖ים שְׁאֹ֑לָה וַתְּכַ֤ס עֲלֵיהֶם֙ הָאָ֔רֶץ וַיֹּאבְד֖וּ מִתּ֥וֹךְ הַקָּהָֽל׃

‎34 ‏וְכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל אֲשֶׁ֛ר סְבִיבֹתֵיהֶ֖ם נָ֣סוּ לְקֹלָ֑ם כִּ֣י אָֽמְר֔וּ פֶּן־תִּבְלָעֵ֖נוּ הָאָֽרֶץ׃

‎35 ‏וְאֵ֥שׁ יָצְאָ֖ה מֵאֵ֣ת יְהוָ֑ה וַתֹּ֗אכַל אֵ֣ת הַחֲמִשִּׁ֤ים וּמָאתַ֙יִם֙ אִ֔ישׁ מַקְרִיבֵ֖י הַקְּטֹֽרֶת׃ פ


1 Ecce autem Core filius Isaar, filii Caath, filii Levi, et Dathan atque Abiron filii Eliab, Hon quoque filius Pheleth de filiis Ruben,

2 surrexerunt contra Moysen, aliique filiorum Israël ducenti quinquaginta viri proceres synagogæ, et qui tempore concilii per nomina vocabantur.

3 Cumque stetissent adversum Moysen et Aaron, dixerunt: Sufficiat vobis, quia omnis multitudo sanctorum est, et in ipsis est Dominus: cur elevamini super populum Domini?

4 Quod cum audisset Moyses, cecidit pronus in faciem:

5 locutusque ad Core et ad omnem multitudinem: Mane, inquit, notum faciet Dominus qui ad se pertineant, et sanctos applicabit sibi: et quos elegerit, appropinquabunt ei.

6 Hoc igitur facite: tollat unusquisque thuribula sua, tu Core, et omne concilium tuum:

7 et hausto cras igne, ponite desuper thymiama coram Domino: et quemcumque elegerit, ipse erit sanctus: multum erigimini filii Levi.

8 Dixitque rursum ad Core: Audite, filii Levi:

9 num parum vobis est quod separavit vos Deus Israël ab omni populo, et junxit sibi, ut serviretis ei in cultu tabernaculi, et staretis coram frequentia populi, et ministraretis ei?

10 idcirco ad se fecit accedere te et omnes fratres tuos filios Levi, ut vobis etiam sacerdotium vindicetis,

11 et omnis globus tuus stet contra Dominum? quid est enim Aaron ut murmuretis contra eum?

12 Misit ergo Moyses ut vocaret Dathan et Abiron filios Eliab. Qui responderunt: Non venimus.

13 Numquid parum est tibi quod eduxisti nos de terra, quæ lacte et melle manabat, ut occideres in deserto, nisi et dominatus fueris nostri?

14 Revera induxisti nos in terram, quæ fluit rivis lactis et mellis, et dedisti nobis possessiones agrorum et vinearum: an et oculos nostros vis eruere? non venimus.

15 Iratusque Moyses valde, ait ad Dominum: Ne respicias sacrificia eorum: tu scis quod ne asellum quidem umquam acceperim ab eis, nec afflixerim quempiam eorum.

16 Dixitque ad Core: Tu, et omnis congregatio tua, state seorsum coram Domino, et Aaron die crastino separatim.

17 Tollite singuli thuribula vestra, et ponite super ea incensum, offerentes Domino ducenta quinquaginta thuribula: Aaron quoque teneat thuribulum suum.

18 Quod cum fecissent, stantibus Moyses et Aaron,

19 et coacervassent adversum eos omnem multitudinem ad ostium tabernaculi, apparuit cunctis gloria Domini.

20 Locutusque Dominus ad Moysen et Aaron, ait:

21 Separamini de medio congregationis hujus, ut eos repente disperdam.

22 Qui ceciderunt proni in faciem, atque dixerunt: Fortissime Deus spirituum universæ carnis, num uno peccante, contra omnes ira tua desæviet?

23 Et ait Dominus ad Moysen:

24 Præcipe universo populo ut separetur a tabernaculis Core et Dathan et Abiron.

25 Surrexitque Moyses, et abiit ad Dathan et Abiron: et sequentibus eum senioribus Israël,

26 dixit ad turbam: Recedite a tabernaculis hominum impiorum, et nolite tangere quæ ad eos pertinent, ne involvamini in peccatis eorum.

27 Cumque recessissent a tentoriis eorum per circuitum, Dathan et Abiron egressi stabant in introitu papilionum suorum cum uxoribus et liberis, omnique frequentia.

28 Et ait Moyses: In hoc scietis quod Dominus miserit me ut facerem universa quæ cernitis, et non ex proprio ea corde protulerim:

29 si consueta hominum morte interierint, et visitaverit eos plaga, qua et ceteri visitari solent, non misit me Dominus:

30 sin autem novam rem fecerit Dominus, ut aperiens terra os suum deglutiat eos et omnia quæ ad illos pertinent, descenderintque viventes in infernum, scietis quod blasphemaverint Dominum.

31 Confestim igitur ut cessavit loqui, dirupta est terra sub pedibus eorum:

32 et aperiens os suum, devoravit illos cum tabernaculis suis et universa substantia eorum,

33 descenderuntque vivi in infernum operti humo, et perierunt de medio multitudinis.

34 At vero omnis Israël, qui stabat per gyrum, fugit ad clamorem pereuntium, dicens: Ne forte et nos terra deglutiat.

35 Sed et ignis egressus a Domino interfecit ducentos quinquaginta viros, qui offerebant incensum.

36 Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen, dicens:

37 Præcipe Eleazaro filio Aaron sacerdoti ut tollat thuribula quæ jacent in incendio, et ignem huc illucque dispergat: quoniam sanctificata sunt

38 in mortibus peccatorum: producatque ea in laminas, et affigat altari, eo quod oblatum sit in eis incensum Domino, et sanctificata sint, ut cernant ea pro signo et monimento filii Israël.

39 Tulit ergo Eleazar sacerdos thuribula ænea, in quibus obtulerant hi quos incendium devoravit, et produxit ea in laminas, affigens altari:

40 ut haberent postea filii Israël, quibus commonerentur ne quis accedat alienigena, et qui non est de semine Aaron ad offerendum incensum Domino, ne patiatur sicut passus est Core, et omnis congregatio ejus, loquente Domino ad Moysen.

41 Murmuravit autem omnis multitudo filiorum Israël sequenti die contra Moysen et Aaron, dicens: Vos interfecistis populum Domini.

42 Cumque oriretur seditio, et tumultus incresceret,

43 Moyses et Aaron fugerunt ad tabernaculum fœderis. Quod, postquam ingressi sunt, operuit nubes, et apparuit gloria Domini.

44 Dixitque Dominus ad Moysen:

45 Recedite de medio hujus multitudinis, etiam nunc delebo eos. Cumque jacerent in terra,

46 dixit Moyses ad Aaron: Tolle thuribulum, et hausto igne de altari, mitte incensum desuper, pergens cito ad populum, ut roges pro eis: jam enim egressa est ira a Domino, et plaga desævit.

47 Quod cum fecisset Aaron, et cucurrisset ad mediam multitudinem, quam jam vastabat incendium, obtulit thymiama:

48 et stans inter mortuos ac viventes, pro populo deprecatus est, et plaga cessavit.

49 Fuerunt autem qui percussi sunt, quatuordecim millia hominum, et septingenti, absque his qui perierant in seditione Core.

50 Reversusque est Aaron ad Moysen ad ostium tabernaculi fœderis postquam quievit interitus.

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