Numbers 16:34
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English Standard Version
And all Israel who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, “Lest the earth swallow us up!”

King James Bible
And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

American Standard Version
And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But all Israel, that was standing round about, fled at the cry of them that were perishing: saying: Lest perhaps the earth swallow us up also.

English Revised Version
And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all Israel that were round about them, fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The congregation obeyed; but Dathan and Abiram came and placed themselves in front of the tents, along with their wives and children, to see what Moses would do. Moses then announced the sentence: "By this shall he know that Jehovah hath sent me to do all these works, that not out of my own heart (i.e., that I do not act of my own accord). If these men die like all men (i.e., if these wicked men die a natural death like other men), and the oversight of all men take place over them (i.e., if the same providence watches over them as over all other men, and preserves them from sudden death), Jehovah hath not sent me. But if Jehovah create a creation (בריאה בּרא, i.e., work an extraordinary miracle), and the earth open its mouth and swallow them up, with all that belongs to them, so that they go down alive into hell, ye shall perceive that these men have despised Jehovah."

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fled

Isaiah 33:3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of yourself the nations were scattered.

Zechariah 14:5 And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal: yes, you shall flee...

Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave...

lest

Numbers 17:12,13 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish...

Cross References
Numbers 16:33
So they and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol, and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.

Numbers 16:35
And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men offering the incense.

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