Numbers 16:10
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New International Version
He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the priesthood too.

New Living Translation
Korah, he has already given this special ministry to you and your fellow Levites. Are you now demanding the priesthood as well?

English Standard Version
and that he has brought you near him, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? And would you seek the priesthood also?

New American Standard Bible
and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also?

King James Bible
And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has brought you near, and all your fellow Levites who are with you, but you are seeking the priesthood as well.

International Standard Version
He brought you near, along with all of your relatives, the descendants of Levi. Are you also seeking the priesthood?

NET Bible
He has brought you near and all your brothers, the sons of Levi, with you. Do you now seek the priesthood also?

New Heart English Bible
and that he has brought you near, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? and do you seek the priesthood also?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has brought you and all the other Levites near himself, but now you demand to be priests.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and that He hath brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and will ye seek the priesthood also?

New American Standard 1977
and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And that he has brought thee near to him and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee, and ye seek the priesthood also?

King James 2000 Bible
And he has brought you near to him, and all your brethren the sons of Levi with you: and seek you the priesthood also?

American King James Version
And he has brought you near to him, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you: and seek you the priesthood also?

American Standard Version
and that he hath brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and seek ye the priesthood also?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Did he therefore make thee and all thy brethren the sons of Levi to approach unto him, that you should challenge to yourselves the priesthood also,

Darby Bible Translation
-- that he has brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee; and seek ye now the priesthood also?

English Revised Version
and that he hath brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and seek ye the priesthood also?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?

World English Bible
and that he has brought you near, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? and do you seek the priesthood also?

Young's Literal Translation
yea, He doth bring thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee -- and ye have sought also the priesthood!
Study Bible
Korah's Rebellion
9is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the rest of the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them; 10and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also? 11"Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD; but as for Aaron, who is he that you grumble against him?"…
Cross References
Numbers 3:10
"So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may keep their priesthood, but the layman who comes near shall be put to death."

Numbers 18:1
So the LORD said to Aaron, "You and your sons and your father's household with you shall bear the guilt in connection with the sanctuary, and you and your sons with you shall bear the guilt in connection with your priesthood.

Judges 17:12
So Micah consecrated the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in the house of Micah.
Treasury of Scripture

And he has brought you near to him, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you: and seek you the priesthood also?

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Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Matthew 20:21,22 And he said to her, What will you? She said to him, Grant that these …

Luke 22:24 And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted …

Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love; in honor …

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness …

3 John 1:9 I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence …

(10) And seek ye the priesthood also?--The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan understand the reference to be to the high priesthood. As the other Levites who belonged to Korah's company sought the priesthood, so Korah may have aimed at the high priesthood.

And he hath brought thee near to him,.... To be in his courts, to watch in his house, and wait on his priests, for which an ample provision was made by tithes. Korah is there personally addressed:

and all thy brethren, the sons of Levi, with thee; the whole tribe of them, excepting Aaron and his family, who were advanced to be priests:

and seek ye the priesthood also? the high priesthood, as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan; this opens the true cause of their discontent and rebellion; they could not be satisfied with being the ministers of the priests, but wanted to be priests themselves, and Korah perhaps to be high priest. 16:1-11 Pride and ambition occasion a great deal of mischief both in churches and states. The rebels quarrel with the settlement of the priesthood upon Aaron and his family. Small reason they had to boast of the people's purity, or of God's favour, as the people had been so often and so lately polluted with sin, and were now under the marks of God's displeasure. They unjustly charge Moses and Aaron with taking honour to themselves; whereas they were called of God to it. See here, 1. What spirit levellers are of; those who resist the powers God has set over them. 2. What usage they have been serviceable. Moses sought instruction from God. The heart of the wise studies to answer, and asks counsel of God. Moses shows their privileges as Levites, and convicts them of the sin of undervaluing these privileges. It will help to keep us from envying those above us, duly to consider how many there are below us.
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