Psalm 106:17
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New International Version
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it buried the company of Abiram.

New Living Translation
Because of this, the earth opened up; it swallowed Dathan and buried Abiram and the other rebels.

English Standard Version
the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

New American Standard Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram.

King James Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram.

International Standard Version
The earth opened and swallowed Dathan, closing over Abiram's clan.

NET Bible
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it engulfed the group led by Abiram.

New Heart English Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Earth opened and swallowed Dathan and buried over the assembly of Abiram.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ground split open and swallowed Dathan. It buried Abiram's followers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And covered the company of Abiram.

New American Standard 1977
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,
            And engulfed the company of Abiram.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.

King James 2000 Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

American King James Version
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.

American Standard Version
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And covered the company of Abiram.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan: and covered the congregation of Abiron.

Darby Bible Translation
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram;

English Revised Version
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

Webster's Bible Translation
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

World English Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

Young's Literal Translation
Earth openeth, and swalloweth up Dathan, And covereth over the company of Abiram.
Study Bible
Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good
16When they became envious of Moses in the camp, And of Aaron, the holy one of the LORD, 17The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram. 18And a fire blazed up in their company; The flame consumed the wicked.…
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 16:32
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions.

Deuteronomy 11:6
and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, among all Israel--
Treasury of Scripture

The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.

Numbers 16:29-33 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited …

Numbers 26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with …

Deuteronomy 11:6 And what he did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son …

(17) The omission of Korah is in keeping with the historical accounts, which indicate a difference both in the attitude of Korah and his family from that of Dathan and Abiram, and also a difference of fate. (Comp. Numbers 16:23, seqq.; Deuteronomy 11:6; Numbers 26:10.)

Verse 17. - The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan (see Numbers 16:31-33). And covered the company of Abiram. It is asked why there is no mention of Korah here, and suggested that he owed his escape from mention to the favouritism of the Levitical "temple poets" (Cheyne). But the real reason seems to be that Korah was not "swallowed up;" he and his company were destroyed by fire, and are alluded to in ver. 18 (so Hengstenberg). The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan,.... One of the heads of the conspirators against Moses and Aaron; the earth clave asunder under him and his company; opened itself, or its mouth, and devoured them at once. This was a new, marvellous, and unheard of thing, and which manifestly showed the divine displeasure and resentment at their proceedings; and served greatly to confirm the authority and office of Moses and Aaron; see Numbers 16:30.

And covered the company of Abiram; another of the heads of the confederacy. Korah is not mentioned, though the earth swallowed up him and all that belonged to him, their houses and their goods; some think the reason is because it was well known that this was his case, when Dathan and Abiram are not so expressly mentioned in the history by Moses; as also because the sons of Korah were now in esteem as singers; nor is On the son of Peleth mentioned, because, as Kimchi says, he repented, and desisted from the conspiracy. 17. covered—"closed upon them" (Nu 16:33). (2) Of the Levitical rebels, with Korah at their head (Nu 16:35; 26:10); these had sinned by fire, and were punished by fire, as Aaron's (being high priest) sons had been (Le 10:2; Nu 16:1-35).106:13-33 Those that will not wait for God's counsel, shall justly be given up to their own hearts' lusts, to walk in their own counsels. An undue desire, even for lawful things, becomes sinful. God showed his displeasure for this. He filled them with uneasiness of mind, terror of conscience, and self-reproach. Many that fare deliciously every day, and whose bodies are healthful, have leanness in their souls: no love to God, no thankfulness, no appetite for the Bread of life, and then the soul must be lean. Those wretchedly forget themselves, that feast their bodies and starve their souls. Even the true believer will see abundant cause to say, It is of the Lord's mercies that I am not consumed. Often have we set up idols in our hearts, cleaved to some forbidden object; so that if a greater than Moses had not stood to turn away the anger of the Lord, we should have been destroyed. If God dealt severely with Moses for unadvised words, what do those deserve who speak many proud and wicked words? It is just in God to remove those relations that are blessings to us, when we are peevish and provoking to them, and grieve their spirits.
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