They went down alive into Sheol with all they owned. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly.
Cross ReferencesNumbers 16:32
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah's men and all their possessions.
At their cries, all the people of Israel who were around them fled, saying, "The earth may swallow us too!"
However, the line of Korah did not die out.
For a fire has been kindled by My anger, and it burns to the depths of Sheol; it consumes the earth and its produce, and scorches the foundations of the mountains.
Let death seize them by surprise; let them go down to Sheol alive, for evil is with them in their homes.
Do not let the floods engulf me or the depths swallow me up; let not the Pit close its mouth over me.
As when one plows and breaks up the soil, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.
For Sheol cannot thank You; death cannot praise You. Those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.
This happened so that no other trees by the waters would become great in height and set their tops among the clouds, and no other well-watered trees would reach them in height. For they have all been consigned to death, to the depths of the earth, among the mortals who descend to the Pit.'
Chapter Outline1. The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram
23. Moses separates the people from the rebels' tents
31. The earth swallows up Korah, and a fire consumes others
36. The censers are reserved to holy use
41. 14,700 are slain by a plague, for murmuring against Moses and Aaron
46. Aaron by incense stays the plague
Jump to PreviousAlive Appertained Assembly Belonged Closed Community Congregation Covered Cut Earth Meeting Midst Owned Perished Pit Sheol Shut Theirs Underworld
Jump to NextAlive Appertained Assembly Belonged Closed Community Congregation Covered Cut Earth Meeting Midst Owned Perished Pit Sheol Shut Theirs Underworld
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 14:9, 15
Ezekiel 32:18, 30
LinksNumbers 16:33 NIV
Numbers 16:33 NLT
Numbers 16:33 ESV
Numbers 16:33 NASB
Numbers 16:33 KJV
Numbers 16:33 Bible Apps
Numbers 16:33 Parallel
Numbers 16:33 Biblia Paralela
Numbers 16:33 Chinese Bible
Numbers 16:33 French Bible
Numbers 16:33 German Bible
Numbers 16:33 Commentaries