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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Numbers 16:34

And all Israel that were round about them, fled at the crie of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow vs vp also.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All Israel who {were} around them fled at their outcry, for they said, "The earth may swallow us up!"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And all Israel round about them went in flight at their cry, For fear, said they, that we go down into the heart of the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And all Israel that were round about them fled at their cry; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up!
- Darby Bible

And all Israel that were round about them, fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
- Webster's Bible

All Israel that were around them fled at the cry of them; for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up!"
- World English Bible

and all Israel who [are] round about them have fled at their voice, for they said, `Lest the earth swallow us;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said: 'Lest the earth swallow us up.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Numbers 16:34

Wesley's Notes for Numbers 16:34


16:32 All that appertained unto Korah - That is, all his family which were there, women, children, and servants; but his sons, who were spared, #Num 26:11|,58 #1Ch 6:22|,37, were absent either upon some service of the tabernacle, or upon some other occasion, God so ordering it by his providence either because they disliked their fathers act, or upon Moses's intercession for them. This expression may intimate, that Korah himself was not here, but that he continued with his two hundred and fifty men before the Lord, where they were waiting for God's decision of the controversy. Nor is it probable that their chief captain would desert them, and leave them standing there without an head, especially, when Aaron his great adversary, abode there still, and did not go with Moses to Dathan. And Korah may seem to have been consumed with those two hundred and fifty. And so much is intimated, #Nu 16:40|, that no stranger come near to offer incense before the Lord, that he be not as Korah, and as his company, that is, destroyed, as they were, by fire from the Lord. And when the Psalmist relates this history, #Psa 106:17 |- 18, the earth's swallowing them up is confined to Dathan and Abiram, #Psa 106:17|, and for all the rest of that conspiracy it is added, #Psa 106:18|. And a fire was kindled in their company, the flame burnt up the wicked.

16:33 Into the pit - Into the earth, which first opened itself to receive them, and then shut itself to destroy them.

16:35 From the Lord - From the cloud, wherein the glory of the Lord appeared.


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