Numbers 16:12
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New International Version
Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab. But they said, "We will not come!

New Living Translation
Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they replied, "We refuse to come before you!

English Standard Version
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and they said, “We will not come up.

New American Standard Bible
Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, "We will not come up.

King James Bible
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, "We will not come!

International Standard Version
So Moses sent for Eliab's sons Dathan and Abiram, but they responded, "We're not coming.

NET Bible
Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, "We will not come up.

New Heart English Bible
Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, "We won't come up:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab. But they said, "We won't come!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said: 'We will not come up;

New American Standard 1977
Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, “We will not come up.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they replied, We will not come up.

King James 2000 Bible
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: who said, We will not come up:

American King James Version
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

American Standard Version
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, We will not come up:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiron the sons of Eliab. But they answered: We will not come.

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, We will not come up!

English Revised Version
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: and they said, We will not come up:

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: who said, We will not come up:

World English Bible
Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, "We won't come up:

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses sendeth to call for Dathan and for Abiram sons of Eliab, and they say, 'We do not come up;
Study Bible
Korah's Rebellion
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?" 12Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, "We will not come up. 13"Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?…
Cross References
Numbers 16:1
Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took action,

Numbers 16:11
"Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD; but as for Aaron, who is he that you grumble against him?"

Numbers 16:13
"Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?
Treasury of Scripture

And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

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(12) And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram . . . --If, as seems probable from Numbers 16:3, Dathan and Abiram had joined Korah and his company in the address to Moses which is contained in Numbers 16:3, they must have subsequently withdrawn themselves and retired to their own tents, from which they refused to go up at the bidding of Moses.

Verse 12. - And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram. The part really taken by these men in the agitation is very obscure. They were not of the two hundred and fifty, nor were they with them when they gathered together against Moses and Aaron - perhaps because they took no interest in ecclesiastical matters, and only resented the secular domination of Moses. Neither can we tell why Moses sent for them at this juncture, unless he suspected them of being in league with Korah (see below on verse 24). We will not come up, i.e., to the tabernacle, as being spiritually the culminating point of the camp. And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab,.... He sent messengers to call them to the house of judgment, as the Targum of Jonathan, to the court of judicature, where the Jews suppose Moses, with the seventy elders, were now sitting: it seems these two men departed either before. Moses rose up from prayer, or however before he had finished his speech to Korah and the Levites; which being particularly directed to them, these men might think they had no concern in it, and went away to their own tents:

which said, we will not come up; this answer they returned to the messengers, and by them to Moses, declaring that they denied his power, despised his authority, and would not obey his orders, and therefore refused to come up to the tabernacle, or to the tent of Moses, or to the court of judicature, wherever it was; perhaps the first is best. Aben Ezra thinks, that as the tabernacle was in the midst of the camp, it was on an eminence, wherefore those that came to it might be said to come up to it. 12-14. Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram—in a separate interview, the ground of their mutiny being different; for while Korah murmured against the exclusive appropriation of the priesthood to Aaron and his family, they were opposed to the supremacy of Moses in civil power. They refused to obey the summons; and their refusal was grounded on the plausible pretext that their stay in the desert was prolonged for some secret and selfish purposes of the leader, who was conducting them like blind men wherever it suited him.16:12-15 Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram to bring their complaints; but they would not obey. They bring very false charges against Moses. Those often fall under the heaviest censures, who in truth deserve the highest praise. Moses, though the meekest man, yet, finding God reproached in him, was very wroth; he could not bear to see the people ruining themselves. He appeals to God as to his own integrity. He bade them appear with Aaron next morning, at the time of offering the morning incense. Korah undertook thus to appear. Proud ambitious men, while projecting their own advancement, often hurry on their own shameful fall.
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