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Bible Commentaries

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Numbers 16

Introduction

Overview

Numbers 16:1, The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; Numbers 16:23, Moses separates the people from the rebels’ tents; Numbers 16:31, The earth swallows up Korah, and a fire consumes others; Numbers 16:36, The censers are reserved to holy use; Numbers 16:41, Fourteen thousand and seven hundred are slain by a plague, for murmuring against Moses and Aaron; Numbers 16:46, Aaron by incense stays the plague.

Verse 1

Korah: Numbers 26:9, Numbers 26:10, Numbers 27:3, Exodus 6:18, Exodus 6:21, Jude 1:11

sons of Reuben: Genesis 49:3, Genesis 49:4, 1 Chronicles 5:1, 1 Chronicles 5:2

took men: As the word men is not in the text, some read "took counsel;" and some "took courage." Houbigant renders yikkach, rebellionem fecerunt, "they rebelled;" which scarcely any rule of criticism can ever justify. Dr. Geddes' translation is, "Another insurrection was raised against Moses by Korah," etc. Others think that it may mean, "behaved with insolence." But, as Dr. A. Clarke observes, the verb wyyikkach, "and he took" which though at the end of the sentence in English, is the first word in Hebrew, is not in the plural, but the singular; and hence cannot be applied to the acts of all these chiefs. In every part of the Scripture, where this rebellion is referred to, it is attributed to Korah, therefore the verb here belongs to him; and the whole verse should be translated, "Now Korah, son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, he took even Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, son of Peleth, son of Reuben, and they rose up," etc.; reading, with some manuscripts, the Samaritan, and Septuagint, ben, son, instead of beney, sons.

Reciprocal: Exodus 6:24 - Korah Numbers 16:19 - Korah Numbers 16:41 - all the Numbers 26:58 - General Deuteronomy 9:7 - from the day Deuteronomy 11:6 - he did unto 1 Chronicles 2:33 - Peleth 1 Chronicles 6:37 - Korah 2 Chronicles 26:16 - to burn Psalms 42:1 - the sons Psalms 78:32 - they sinned Psalms 106:16 - envied Proverbs 24:21 - meddle Isaiah 63:10 - they rebelled Ezekiel 20:36 - General Acts 7:36 - and in the wilderness

Verse 2

famous: Numbers 26:9, Genesis 6:4, 1 Chronicles 5:24, 1 Chronicles 12:30, Ezekiel 16:14, Ezekiel 23:10

Reciprocal: Leviticus 4:22 - a ruler hath sinned Numbers 1:16 - the renowned Numbers 16:19 - Korah Numbers 16:35 - two hundred Numbers 26:10 - earth opened 1 Samuel 8:8 - General Psalms 124:2 - when men

Verse 3

gathered: Numbers 16:11, Numbers 12:1, Numbers 12:2, Numbers 14:1-:, Psalms 106:16, Acts 7:39, Acts 7:51

Ye take too much upon you: Heb. It is much for you

all the: Exodus 19:6, Ezra 9:2, Isaiah 1:11-Nehemiah :, Jeremiah 7:3-2 Kings :, Matthew 3:9, Matthew 3:10, Romans 2:28, Romans 2:29

the Lord: Numbers 14:14, Numbers 35:34, Exodus 29:45, Exodus 29:46, Psalms 68:17

Reciprocal: Exodus 2:14 - Who Numbers 16:5 - who is holy Numbers 16:7 - that the man Numbers 16:41 - Ye have Numbers 20:2 - gathered Deuteronomy 7:21 - the Lord 1 Samuel 8:8 - General 2 Samuel 15:3 - thy matters Psalms 68:10 - Thy congregation Psalms 119:52 - remembered Psalms 124:2 - when men Jeremiah 29:27 - which Amos 5:14 - as Zephaniah 3:11 - that rejoice Mark 11:28 - General Acts 7:38 - in the church 1 Timothy 6:2 - let

Verse 4

Numbers 16:45, Numbers 14:5, Numbers 20:6, Joshua 7:6

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:22 - they fell Ezekiel 9:8 - that I

Verse 5

the Lord: Malachi 3:18, 2 Timothy 2:19

who is holy: Numbers 16:3, Leviticus 21:6-Ruth :, Leviticus 21:12-Ezra :, Isaiah 61:5, Isaiah 61:6, 1 Peter 2:5-1 Samuel :, Revelation 1:6, Revelation 5:9, Revelation 5:10

will cause: Exodus 28:43, Leviticus 10:3, Psalms 65:4, Ezekiel 40:46, Ezekiel 44:15, Ezekiel 44:16, Ephesians 2:13, Hebrews 10:19-Song of Solomon :, Hebrews 12:14

even him: Numbers 17:5, Exodus 28:1, Leviticus 8:2, 1 Samuel 2:28, Psalms 105:26, John 15:16, Acts 1:2, Acts 1:24, Acts 13:2, Acts 15:7, Acts 22:14, 2 Timothy 2:3, 2 Timothy 2:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:5 - a set time Exodus 24:2 - General Exodus 29:33 - they are holy Leviticus 21:17 - let him Numbers 16:7 - that the man Numbers 18:7 - as a service Numbers 26:11 - General Deuteronomy 18:5 - General Deuteronomy 33:8 - with thy Judges 17:12 - his priest Psalms 106:23 - his chosen Psalms 115:10 - General Jeremiah 30:21 - and I Ezekiel 42:13 - approach Ezekiel 43:19 - which approach Ezekiel 45:4 - which Hebrews 5:4 - General

Verse 6

Numbers 16:35-Matthew :, Numbers 16:46-Galatians :, Leviticus 10:1, Leviticus 16:12, Leviticus 16:13, 1 Kings 18:21-Isaiah :

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:15 - Respect Numbers 16:16 - Be thou 2 Chronicles 13:11 - sweet incense

Verse 7

that the man: Numbers 16:3, Numbers 16:5, Ephesians 1:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 Peter 2:9

too much: Numbers 16:3, 1 Kings 18:17, 1 Kings 18:18, Matthew 21:23-Daniel :

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:1 - censer Leviticus 16:13 - And he Numbers 16:15 - Respect Numbers 16:16 - Be thou Numbers 16:37 - the censers 2 Chronicles 26:16 - to burn Psalms 106:16 - the saint Hebrews 5:4 - General

Verse 8

Reciprocal: Judges 17:12 - his priest

Verse 9

Seemeth it but: Numbers 16:13, Genesis 30:15, 1 Samuel 18:23, 2 Samuel 7:19, Isaiah 7:13, Ezekiel 34:18, 1 Corinthians 4:3

separated: Numbers 1:53, Numbers 3:41-Romans :, Numbers 8:14-Nehemiah :, Numbers 18:2-Joshua :, Deuteronomy 10:8, 2 Chronicles 35:3, Nehemiah 12:44, Ezekiel 44:10, Ezekiel 44:11, Acts 13:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:1 - take Numbers 3:6 - General Numbers 4:3 - to do Deuteronomy 18:5 - General 1 Kings 16:31 - as if it had been a light thing 1 Chronicles 6:48 - brethren Nehemiah 13:29 - the covenant Malachi 2:5 - covenant John 3:27 - A man Romans 1:1 - separated

Verse 10

and seek: Proverbs 13:10, Matthew 20:21, Matthew 20:22, Luke 22:24, Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3, 3 John 1:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:15 - General Exodus 29:9 - the priest's Numbers 8:14 - and the Levites Deuteronomy 10:8 - time the Lord Deuteronomy 18:5 - General 1 Chronicles 6:48 - brethren 2 Chronicles 35:3 - serve now Nehemiah 13:29 - the covenant Malachi 2:5 - covenant Romans 1:1 - separated Hebrews 5:4 - General Hebrews 7:5 - who

Verse 11

against: Numbers 16:3, 1 Samuel 8:7, Luke 10:16, John 13:20, Romans 13:2

what is Aaron: Exodus 16:7, Exodus 16:8, Exodus 17:2, Acts 5:4, 1 Corinthians 3:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:24 - General Numbers 17:5 - they murmur 1 Chronicles 26:19 - Kore Isaiah 57:4 - Against Hebrews 7:5 - who

Verse 12

Proverbs 29:9, Isaiah 3:5, 1 Peter 2:13, 1 Peter 2:14, Jude 1:8

Reciprocal: 2 Peter 2:10 - despise

Verse 13

a small: Numbers 16:9

out of a: Numbers 11:5, Exodus 1:11, Exodus 1:22, Exodus 2:23

to kill: Numbers 20:3, Numbers 20:4, Exodus 16:3, Exodus 17:3

thou make: Exodus 2:14, Psalms 2:2, Psalms 2:3, Luke 19:14, Acts 7:25-Daniel :, Acts 7:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 30:15 - General Exodus 33:3 - a land Numbers 20:15 - vexed us Numbers 21:5 - spake Deuteronomy 33:5 - king 2 Samuel 7:19 - And this 2 Samuel 15:3 - thy matters Isaiah 7:13 - Is it a small Jeremiah 42:14 - nor hear Ezekiel 34:18 - a small Mark 11:28 - General

Verse 14

Moreover: Numbers 36:8-2 Samuel :, Exodus 3:8, Exodus 3:17, Leviticus 20:24

put out: Heb. bore out

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:4 - that we Numbers 20:5 - this evil Numbers 21:5 - spake Deuteronomy 29:6 - neither have 2 Samuel 15:3 - thy matters Nehemiah 9:17 - refused Jeremiah 35:9 - General

Verse 15

very wroth: Numbers 12:3, Exodus 32:19, Matthew 5:22, Mark 3:5, Ephesians 4:26

Respect: Numbers 16:6, Numbers 16:7, Genesis 4:4, Genesis 4:5, Isaiah 1:10-Ezra :

I have not: Though Moses was their ruler, under God, yet, so far from oppressing them, he had not imposed the smallest tax, nor taken, as a present, so much as an ass from one of them. The common present that is now made to the great, in these countries, is a horse; but there is reason to believe, that an ass might formerly have answered the same purpose. "If it is a visit of ceremony from a bashaw," says Dr. Russell, "or other person in power, a fine horse, sometimes with furniture, or some such valuable present, is made to him at his departure." As asses were esteemed no dishonourable beasts for the saddle, Sir. J. Chardin, in his manuscript, supposes, that when Samuel disclaimed having taken the ass of any one - 1 Samuel 12:3, he is to be understood of not having taken any ass for his riding. In the same light, he considers this similar declaration of Moses. His reason is "asses being then esteemed very honourable creatures for riding on - Numbers 22:21, Numbers 22:30, Judges 5:10, 2 Samuel 16:2,as they are at this very time in Persia, being rode with saddles." 1 Samuel 12:3, 1 Samuel 12:4, Acts 20:33, Acts 20:34, 1 Corinthians 9:15, 2 Corinthians 1:12, 2 Corinthians 7:2, 2 Corinthians 12:14-Esther :, 1 Thessalonians 2:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:36 - was wroth Exodus 16:20 - and Moses Numbers 3:51 - Moses 1 Samuel 8:6 - prayed 2 Samuel 22:22 - I have kept 2 Kings 13:19 - was wroth Nehemiah 5:6 - General Nehemiah 5:16 - neither bought Psalms 99:7 - kept Isaiah 1:26 - And I will Isaiah 33:15 - shaketh Micah 3:11 - heads Romans 11:2 - how he maketh 1 Corinthians 13:5 - is not 2 Corinthians 12:18 - in the same steps 1 Thessalonians 2:3 - General

Verse 16

Be thou: Numbers 16:6, Numbers 16:7

before: 1 Samuel 12:3, 1 Samuel 12:7, 2 Timothy 2:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 16:9 - Come near Leviticus 10:1 - censer Numbers 12:4 - Come out 1 Chronicles 6:49 - Aaron 1 Chronicles 23:13 - to burn incense

Verse 17

1 Samuel 12:7

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:1 - censer Numbers 16:32 - all the Numbers 16:35 - two hundred Ezekiel 8:11 - every

Verse 18

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:1 - strange Leviticus 16:12 - from off Leviticus 16:13 - And he Numbers 16:37 - the censers Numbers 16:48 - General 2 Chronicles 26:16 - to burn

Verse 19

Korah: Numbers 16:1, Numbers 16:2

and the glory: Numbers 16:42, Numbers 12:5, Numbers 14:10, Exodus 16:7, Exodus 16:10, Leviticus 9:6, Leviticus 9:23

Reciprocal: Exodus 17:4 - almost Leviticus 9:4 - to day Numbers 20:2 - gathered Numbers 20:6 - the glory Numbers 27:3 - in the company Proverbs 19:3 - foolishness Isaiah 60:2 - the Lord Ezekiel 3:23 - the glory Ezekiel 10:4 - the glory

Verse 20

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 20:13 - I said

Verse 21

Separate: Genesis 19:15-Song of Solomon :, Jeremiah 5:16, Acts 2:40, 2 Corinthians 6:17, Ephesians 5:6, Ephesians 5:7, Revelation 18:4

that I may: Numbers 16:45, Numbers 14:12, Numbers 14:15, Exodus 32:10, Exodus 33:5, Psalms 73:19, Isaiah 37:36, Hebrews 12:28, Hebrews 12:29

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:14 - Up Exodus 33:3 - lest I Leviticus 6:10 - consumed Numbers 16:24 - General Numbers 16:26 - I pray you Ezra 9:14 - wouldest not thou Job 42:10 - when Psalms 99:6 - they called Jeremiah 4:20 - in Ezekiel 9:8 - that I Ezekiel 13:5 - have not Ezekiel 20:13 - I said 1 Corinthians 15:52 - a moment

Verse 22

they fell: Numbers 16:4, Numbers 16:45, Numbers 14:5

the God: Numbers 27:16, Job 12:10, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Isaiah 57:16, Zechariah 12:1, Hebrews 12:9

one man sin: Genesis 18:23-Lamentations :, Genesis 18:32, Joshua 7:1-Ezekiel :, 2 Samuel 24:1, 2 Samuel 24:17, Romans 5:18, 1 Corinthians 13:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:7 - a living Genesis 17:3 - General Genesis 17:17 - fell Exodus 32:10 - let me alone Exodus 32:11 - why doth Leviticus 9:24 - they shouted Leviticus 10:6 - lest wrath Numbers 20:6 - they fell Joshua 5:14 - fell on his Joshua 7:6 - fell Joshua 22:18 - he will be 1 Samuel 8:6 - prayed 1 Chronicles 21:16 - fell upon 2 Chronicles 7:3 - they bowed Job 42:10 - when Psalms 99:6 - they called Jeremiah 32:27 - God Jeremiah 38:16 - that made Ezekiel 9:8 - that I Ezekiel 13:5 - have not Ezekiel 18:4 - all souls Matthew 26:39 - and fell Luke 11:40 - did Luke 24:39 - for Acts 17:25 - seeing Ephesians 4:6 - God

Verse 23

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 13:5 - General

Verse 24

Numbers 16:21, It should seem that Dathan and Abiram had set up a spacious tabernacle in the midst of the tents of their families, where they kept court, met in council, and hung out their flag of defiance against Moses; it is here called the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. There, as in the place of rendezvous, Dathan and Abiram stayed, when Korah and his friends went up to the tabernacle of the Lord, waiting the issue of their trial; but here we are told how they had their business done, before that trial was over. God will take what method he pleases in his judgments.

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:15 - hastened Numbers 16:45 - Get you up

Verse 25

Numbers 11:16, Numbers 11:17, Numbers 11:25, Numbers 11:30

Verse 26

I pray you: The rebels, with all that belonged to them, were, as an accursed thing, devoted to utter destruction - Leviticus 27:28, Leviticus 27:29. Joshua 7:13-Ezra :, Joshua 7:23-Ezekiel :. The people therefore were forbidden to touch anything belonging to them; that they might enter a solemn protest against their wickedness, acknowledge the justice of their punishment, and express their fear of being involved in it. Numbers 16:21-Jeremiah :, Genesis 19:12-2 Chronicles :, Deuteronomy 13:17, Isaiah 52:11, Matthew 10:14, Acts 8:20, Acts 13:51, 2 Corinthians 6:17, 1 Timothy 5:22, Revelation 18:4

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:12 - who Genesis 19:14 - Up Numbers 16:45 - Get you up Numbers 17:13 - consumed 1 Samuel 15:6 - depart 1 Kings 13:9 - Eat no bread 2 Kings 9:27 - Ahaziah Job 21:28 - dwelling places Psalms 28:3 - Draw Proverbs 24:19 - Fret Jeremiah 50:8 - out of the midst Jeremiah 51:6 - be not Jeremiah 51:45 - deliver Zechariah 2:7 - Deliver Luke 21:21 - and let them Acts 5:5 - hearing 2 Corinthians 10:6 - in Ephesians 5:7 - General 1 John 5:16 - There

Verse 27

and stood: 2 Kings 9:30, 2 Kings 9:31, Job 9:4, Job 40:10, Job 40:11, Proverbs 16:18, Proverbs 18:12, Isaiah 28:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 33:8 - and stood Numbers 11:10 - weep throughout Numbers 26:11 - General Joshua 7:24 - his sons 1 Samuel 15:6 - depart Jeremiah 29:32 - punish Revelation 18:4 - Come

Verse 28

Hereby: Exodus 3:12, Exodus 4:1-1 Samuel :, Exodus 7:9, Deuteronomy 18:22, Zechariah 2:9, Zechariah 4:9, John 5:36, John 11:42, John 14:11

for I have: Kee lo millibbee, "and that not out of my heart." It was not of my own device or contrivance. It was not out of an ambitious desire to be great myself that I took upon me the government, nor out of private affection to my brother, that I appointed him and his family to the priesthood.

of mine: Numbers 24:13, 1 Kings 18:36, Jeremiah 23:16, Ezekiel 13:17, John 5:30, John 6:38

Reciprocal: Exodus 16:6 - the Lord 2 Kings 1:10 - If I be a man Psalms 109:27 - General Jeremiah 28:16 - this year John 8:28 - and that John 9:29 - know Acts 2:40 - Save 2 Corinthians 13:8 - General 2 Peter 1:21 - spake Revelation 11:5 - fire

Verse 29

the common: etc. Heb. as every man dieth

visited: Exodus 20:5, Exodus 32:34, Job 35:15, Isaiah 10:3, Jeremiah 5:9, Lamentations 4:22

the Lord: 1 Kings 22:28, 2 Chronicles 18:27

Reciprocal: Job 10:16 - marvellous Psalms 106:17 - General

Verse 30

make a new thing: Heb. create a creature; weim beriah yivra Yehowah, "And if Jehovah should create a creation," i.e., do such a thing as was never done before. Job 31:3, Isaiah 28:21, Isaiah 43:19, Isaiah 45:7, Isaiah 45:12, Jeremiah 31:22

and they: Numbers 16:33, Psalms 55:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 16:6 - the Lord Numbers 16:32 - the earth Job 10:16 - marvellous Psalms 58:9 - both living Psalms 63:9 - go Psalms 124:3 - swallowed Proverbs 1:12 - whole Isaiah 5:14 - opened Ezekiel 26:20 - I shall bring Ezekiel 32:21 - gone Luke 19:27 - General

Verse 31

Numbers 26:10, Numbers 26:11, Numbers 27:3, Deuteronomy 11:6, Psalms 106:17, Psalms 106:18

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:3 - when Proverbs 24:22 - their Hebrews 2:2 - every

Verse 32

the earth: Numbers 16:30, Genesis 4:11, Isaiah 5:14, Revelation 12:16

all the: Numbers 16:17, Numbers 26:11, Numbers 27:3, 1 Chronicles 6:22, 1 Chronicles 6:37, Psalms 84:1, Psalms 85:1, Psalms 88:1, *titles

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:7 - all Exodus 6:21 - Korah Exodus 6:24 - Korah Exodus 32:28 - there fell Leviticus 10:2 - they died Numbers 4:18 - General Numbers 16:49 - fourteen thousand 2 Samuel 20:19 - swallow Psalms 42:1 - the sons

Verse 33

into the: Psalms 9:15, Psalms 55:23, Psalms 69:15, Psalms 143:7, Isaiah 14:9, Isaiah 14:15, Ezekiel 32:18, Ezekiel 32:30

they perished: Jude 1:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:7 - all Leviticus 10:2 - they died Numbers 16:30 - and they Numbers 22:33 - surely Isaiah 38:18 - they that Ezekiel 26:20 - I shall bring

Verse 34

fled: Isaiah 33:3, Zechariah 14:5, Revelation 6:15-Esther :

Lest: Numbers 17:12, Numbers 17:13

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 15:6 - depart Psalms 64:8 - all that Psalms 69:15 - pit Proverbs 21:11 - the scorner Nahum 3:7 - that all Zechariah 2:7 - Deliver Acts 5:5 - great Revelation 18:10 - afar

Verse 35

And there: Numbers 11:1, Numbers 26:10, Leviticus 10:2, Psalms 106:18

two hundred: Numbers 16:2, Numbers 16:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 4:4 - had Exodus 29:9 - the priest's Leviticus 6:10 - consumed Numbers 3:10 - and the stranger Numbers 16:6 - General Numbers 16:48 - General Deuteronomy 32:22 - For a fire 2 Kings 1:10 - let fire 1 Chronicles 13:10 - there he died 1 Chronicles 23:13 - to burn incense 2 Chronicles 26:16 - to burn 2 Chronicles 29:11 - burn incense Job 38:35 - Canst Psalms 18:8 - went Psalms 29:7 - flames Psalms 50:3 - a fire Psalms 141:2 - as incense Psalms 148:8 - Fire Isaiah 10:17 - for a flame Ezekiel 8:11 - every Amos 7:4 - called Hebrews 5:4 - General Hebrews 10:27 - fiery Hebrews 12:29 - General Revelation 13:13 - he maketh Revelation 20:9 - and fire

Verse 37

the censers: Numbers 16:7, Numbers 16:18

hallowed: Kadashoo, consecrated, i.e., to the service of God, though in this instance, improperly employed. Leviticus 27:28

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 7:7 - hallowed

Verse 38

sinners: 1 Kings 2:23, Proverbs 1:18, Proverbs 8:36, Proverbs 20:2, Habakkuk 2:10

a sign: Numbers 16:40, Numbers 17:10, Numbers 26:10, Ezekiel 14:8, 1 Corinthians 10:11, 2 Peter 2:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:26 - and Exodus 27:2 - overlay it with brass Joshua 4:6 - a sign 1 Samuel 15:18 - the sinners 1 Kings 9:3 - I have hallowed 2 Chronicles 7:7 - hallowed Jeremiah 26:19 - Thus Jeremiah 42:20 - dissembled in your hearts Jeremiah 44:7 - against Matthew 23:17 - or

Verse 39

Reciprocal: Exodus 27:2 - overlay it with brass 1 Chronicles 24:2 - Eleazar Matthew 23:17 - or

Verse 40

that no: Numbers 3:10, Numbers 3:38, Numbers 18:4-Judges :, Leviticus 22:10, 2 Chronicles 26:18-Proverbs :, Jude 1:11

come near: 1 Kings 13:1-Leviticus :, 2 Chronicles 26:16-Ecclesiastes :

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:14 - memorial Exodus 28:12 - for a memorial Exodus 29:9 - the priest's Exodus 29:33 - a stranger Exodus 30:16 - a memorial Leviticus 22:25 - a stranger's Numbers 1:51 - the stranger Numbers 16:38 - a sign Numbers 17:10 - for a token Numbers 18:2 - but thou Numbers 18:3 - only they Numbers 18:7 - the stranger Numbers 31:54 - a memorial Deuteronomy 33:10 - they shall put incense Joshua 4:7 - memorial 1 Chronicles 24:2 - Eleazar 2 Chronicles 13:10 - the priests Ezra 2:62 - therefore Esther 9:26 - they called Psalms 105:26 - Aaron Psalms 115:10 - General Jeremiah 30:21 - and I Ezekiel 40:46 - which come Ezekiel 42:13 - approach Ezekiel 43:19 - which approach Zechariah 6:14 - a memorial Luke 1:9 - his Hebrews 5:4 - General Hebrews 7:13 - of which Hebrews 8:4 - he should

Verse 41

on the morrow: It is not unlikely, that the people persuaded themselves that Moses and Aaron had used some cunning in this business and that the earthquake and fire were artificial; for, had they discerned the hand of God in this punishment, they would scarcely have dared the anger of the Lord in the very face of his justice. And while they thus absurdly imputed this judgment to Moses and Aaron, they impiously called the persons, thus perishing in their rebellion, "the people of the Lord!"

all the: Numbers 16:1-Judges :, Numbers 14:2, Psalms 106:13, Psalms 106:23, Psalms 106:25-Galatians :, Isaiah 26:11

Ye have: Numbers 16:3, 2 Samuel 16:7, 2 Samuel 16:8, 1 Kings 18:17, Jeremiah 37:13, Jeremiah 37:14, Jeremiah 38:4, Jeremiah 43:3, Amos 7:10, Matthew 5:11, Acts 5:28, Acts 21:28, 2 Corinthians 6:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 14:11 - Because Exodus 15:24 - General Exodus 16:3 - to kill Exodus 32:28 - there fell Leviticus 10:6 - lest wrath Numbers 12:13 - General Numbers 20:4 - that we Numbers 21:5 - spake 1 Samuel 8:8 - General 2 Kings 1:11 - Again Lamentations 3:39 - a man Acts 7:38 - in the church 1 Corinthians 10:10 - murmur

Verse 42

when the: Numbers 16:19

the glory: Numbers 16:19, Numbers 14:10, Numbers 20:6, Exodus 16:7, Exodus 16:10, Exodus 24:16, Exodus 40:34, Exodus 40:35, Leviticus 9:23

Reciprocal: Numbers 20:2 - gathered Ezekiel 3:23 - the glory Ezekiel 44:4 - and I fell Acts 7:38 - in the church

Verse 43

Reciprocal: Numbers 16:50 - General

Verse 44

Reciprocal: Psalms 78:38 - But he

Verse 45

Get you up: Numbers 16:21, Numbers 16:24, Numbers 16:26

And they: Numbers 16:22, Numbers 20:6, 1 Chronicles 21:16, Matthew 26:39

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:3 - General Genesis 17:17 - fell Genesis 19:14 - Up Exodus 32:10 - let me alone Exodus 33:3 - lest I Exodus 33:5 - Ye are Numbers 11:2 - the fire Numbers 14:5 - General Numbers 16:4 - General Joshua 5:14 - fell on his Joshua 7:6 - fell Ezra 9:14 - wouldest not thou Jeremiah 4:20 - in Ezekiel 9:8 - that I Ezekiel 20:13 - I said Acts 9:4 - he fell 1 Corinthians 15:52 - a moment 2 Corinthians 6:17 - come

Verse 46

from off: Leviticus 9:24, Leviticus 10:1, Leviticus 16:12, Leviticus 16:13, Isaiah 6:6, Isaiah 6:7, Romans 5:9, Romans 5:10, Hebrews 7:25-Daniel :, Hebrews 9:25, Hebrews 9:26, Revelation 8:3-Deuteronomy :

and put: Psalms 141:2, Malachi 1:11

an atonement: Exodus 30:7-2 Samuel :, Leviticus 16:11-Nehemiah :, 1 John 2:1, 1 John 2:2

there is wrath: Numbers 1:53, Numbers 8:19, Numbers 11:33, Numbers 18:5, Leviticus 10:6, 1 Chronicles 27:24, Psalms 106:29

the plague is begun: God now punished them by a secret blast, so as to put the matter beyond dispute; His hand, and His alone, was seen, not only in the plague, but in the manner in which the mortality was arrested. It was necessary that it should be done in this way, that the whole congregation might see that these men who had perished were not "the people of the Lord," and that God, not Moses and Aaron, had destroyed them.

Reciprocal: Exodus 33:5 - Ye are Numbers 12:13 - General Numbers 14:12 - smite Numbers 16:6 - General Numbers 16:47 - and he put Numbers 25:8 - So the plague Deuteronomy 28:21 - General Deuteronomy 33:10 - they shall put incense 1 Samuel 8:6 - prayed 1 Samuel 25:18 - made haste 2 Samuel 24:15 - the Lord 1 Chronicles 6:49 - make an atonement 1 Chronicles 21:14 - the Lord 1 Chronicles 23:13 - to burn incense 2 Chronicles 7:13 - I send 2 Chronicles 13:11 - sweet incense 2 Chronicles 19:10 - wrath come 2 Chronicles 26:18 - not unto thee Job 42:10 - when Psalms 91:3 - and from Psalms 106:18 - General Jeremiah 52:19 - General Ezekiel 14:19 - if I Habakkuk 3:2 - in wrath Habakkuk 3:5 - went 1 Corinthians 10:10 - were Hebrews 5:1 - for men Hebrews 5:4 - General

Verse 47

and ran: Matthew 5:44, Romans 12:21

and behold: Psalms 106:29

and he put: Numbers 16:46, Deuteronomy 33:10, Deuteronomy 33:11, Isaiah 53:10-2 Kings :

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:30 - an atonement 2 Samuel 24:21 - the plague 1 Chronicles 23:13 - to burn incense 2 Chronicles 7:13 - I send Psalms 99:6 - Moses Psalms 105:26 - Aaron Ezekiel 13:5 - have not Habakkuk 3:2 - in wrath Revelation 8:3 - much

Verse 48

What the plague was we know not; but it seems from this to have begun at one part of the camp, and to have proceeded regularly onward. Numbers 16:18, Numbers 16:35, Numbers 25:8-1 Kings :, 2 Samuel 24:16, 2 Samuel 24:17, 2 Samuel 24:25, 1 Chronicles 21:26, 1 Chronicles 21:27, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, 1 Timothy 2:5, 1 Timothy 2:6, Hebrews 7:24, Hebrews 7:25, James 5:16, John 5:14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 5:5 - General 1 Chronicles 21:22 - that the plague Psalms 91:6 - destruction Psalms 99:6 - Moses Psalms 105:26 - Aaron Proverbs 29:8 - wise Ezekiel 13:5 - have not

Verse 49

fourteen thousand: Numbers 16:32-Habakkuk :, Numbers 25:9, 1 Chronicles 21:14, Hebrews 2:1-Leviticus :, Hebrews 10:28, Hebrews 10:29, Hebrews 12:25

Reciprocal: Leviticus 10:2 - they died Leviticus 26:25 - I will send Numbers 11:33 - smote Numbers 14:37 - died Numbers 20:3 - when Numbers 27:3 - in the company Hebrews 2:2 - every

Verse 50

Numbers 16:43, 1 Chronicles 21:26-Amos :

Reciprocal: Numbers 25:9 - General

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Numbers 16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/numbers-16.html.