Numbers 16
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And Qorakh son of Itshar, son of Qahath, son of Levi and Dothan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and Wawan son of Pelath, sons of Rubil separated. 2And they stood before Moshe and men from the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty Leaders of the assembly, being called for the time, men of fame. 3And they assembled with Moshe and with Ahron and they said to them: “Is it not enough for you that all of the assembly are holy ones and LORD JEHOVAH is among them, but you will be lifted up above all of the assembly of LORD JEHOVAH?”

4And Moshe heard and he fell on his face. 5And he spoke with Qorakh and with all the assembly and said to them: “At dawn LORD JEHOVAH will show who is his and who is holy; he will be brought to Him, and whoever He has chosen for himself He will bring to Him. 6Do thus: take for yourselves censers, you Qorakh, and all your assembly. 7And put fire in them and put incense in them before LORD JEHOVAH tomorrow, and the man whom LORD JEHOVAH has chosen for himself he shall be holy; it is enough for you, sons of Levi.”

8And Moshe said to Qorakh, “Hear again, sons of Levi: 9Is it not enough to you that the God of Israel has separated you from all of the assembly of Israel and has brought you to him to work the service of the Tabernacle of LORD JEHOVAH and before the assembly to serve them? 10And he has brought you, you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi with you, but do you seek also the Priesthood? 11Because of this, you and all your assembly gather before LORD JEHOVAH tomorrow. And who is Ahron that you were murmuring against him?.’”

12And Moshe sent to call Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and they said: “We are not going up. 13Is it not enough for you that you brought us up from the land flowing milk and honey for our killing in the wilderness, but surely you are magnified over us also. 14And you have not brought us into the land flowing milk and honey and you have not given us an inheritance of fields and of vineyards; if you put out our eyes we are not going up.”

15And it was very evil to Moshe and he said to LORD JEHOVAH, “Do not be changed by their offerings, because I have not taken a donkey of one of them, neither have I done evil to one of them.” 16And Moshe said to Qorakh: “You and all your crowd be before LORD JEHOVAH, you and those and Ahron tomorrow. 17Each man take his censer and put fire in them and put incense in them and approach before LORD JEHOVAH, each man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers, and you and Ahron, each man his censer.” 18And each man took his censer and they placed fire in them and they placed incense in them, and Moshe and Ahron stood before the Time Tabernacle. 19And Qorakh and all the assembly gathered against them to the door of the Time Tent, and the glory of LORD JEHOVAH was revealed over the entire assembly.

20And LORD JEHOVAH spoke with Moshe and with Ahron and said to them: 21“Be separated from within this assembly and I shall destroy them in one moment.” 22And they fell on their faces and they said: “Oh God, God of the spirits of all flesh, will one man sin and wrath will be on the entire assembly?”

23And LORD JEHOVAH spoke with Moshe and said to him: 24“Speak with the entire assembly and say to them: ‘Separate from the surroundings of the Tabernacle of Qorakh and of Dathan and of Abiram.’”

25And Moshe stood and went to Dathan and Abiram and the Elders of Israel went after him. 26And he spoke with the whole assembly and he said to them: “Separate from the tents of these men who are sinners and you shall not touch anything that is theirs, that you will not be destroyed in their sins.” 27And they withdrew from the tent of Qorakh and of Dathan and of Abiram, and Dathan and Abiram went out standing in the doorway of their tents, and their wives and their children and their little ones. 28And Moshe said, “In this you shall know that LORD JEHOVAH has sent me to do all of these works and it was not from my mind: 29If these will die according to the death of every person and a visitation will be visited upon them according to that upon every person, LORD JEHOVAH has not sent me. 30And if LORD JEHOVAH will create a creation and Earth will open its mouth and swallow them, them and everything that they have, and those will descend and everything that they have alive to Sheol, you will know that these men have angered LORD JEHOVAH.”

31And when Moshe had finished saying all of these words, the Earth was opened under them. 32And the Earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, them and their households and all the children of men who were with Qorakh, and all their possessions. 33And those went down, and everything that they had, alive to Sheol, and the Earth was covered over them and they were destroyed from within the assembly. 34And all children of Israel who were around them fled from their voices and they were saying, “Lest the Earth will swallow us!” 35And fire came out from before LORD JEHOVAH and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were bringing incense.

36And LORD JEHOVAH spoke with Moshe and said to him: 37“Say to Eliazer, son of Ahron the Priest, ‘Take the censers from among the burned up ones and cast fire there because they were made holy. 38The censers of these sinners were among them and make them into thin plates covering the altar because they offered them before LORD JEHOVAH and they were hallowed and they shall be for a sign among the children of Israel.’” 39And Eliazer the Priest took the censers of brass that those who were burned up had brought, and he beat them into thin plates for the altar. 40A reminder to the children of Israel that a foreign man, whoever was not from the seed of Ahron, shall not be bringing to set incense of sweet spices before LORD JEHOVAH, and he shall not be as Qorakh or like all the assembly, as LORD JEHOVAH said by the agency of Moshe.

41And all of the assembly of the children of Israel complained after that day against Moshe and against Ahron, and they said to them: “You murdered the people of LORD JEHOVAH.” 42And when all of the assembly was gathered against Moshe and against Ahron, they turned to the Time Tent and they saw the covering cloud and the glory of LORD JEHOVAH was revealed. 43And Moshe and Ahron came before the Time Tent. 44And LORD JEHOVAH spoke with Moshe and with Ahron and said to them: 45“Be separated from within this assembly and I shall destroy them in one moment”, and they fell on their faces. 46And Moshe said to Ahron: “Take a censer and put fire in it and put incense in it and take quickly to the assembly and atone for them, because wrath has gone out from before LORD JEHOVAH; and the plague began suddenly among the people. 47And Ahron did according to what Moshe said to him, and he ran within the camp and he saw that the plague began suddenly among the people and he applied incense and made atonement for the people. 48And he stood between the dead and the living and the plague was stopped suddenly. 49And there were fourteen thousand and seven hundred that died in the plague suddenly apart from who died in the dissension of Qorakh. 50And Ahron returned to Moshe to the door of the Time Tabernacle and the plague suddenly was stopped.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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3rd edition Copyright © 2019

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