New International Version
At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, "The earth is going to swallow us too!"
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And all Israel that were round about them fled at their cry; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up!
World English Bible
All Israel that were around them fled at the cry of them; for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up!"
Young's Literal Translation
and all Israel who are round about them have fled at their voice, for they said, 'Lest the earth swallow us;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They, and all that appertained to them - Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and all that appertained to their respective families, went down into the pit caused by this supernatural earthquake; while the fire from the Lord consumed the 250 men that bare censers. Thus there were two distinct punishments, the pit and the fire, for the two divisions of these rebels.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySeptember 3. "The God of Israel Hath Separated You" (Num. xvi. 9).
"The God of Israel hath separated you" (Num. xvi. 9). The little plant may grow out of a manure heap, and be surrounded by filth, and covered very often with the floating dust that is borne upon the breeze, but its white roots are separated from the unclean soil, and its leaves and flowers have no affinity with the dust that settles upon them; and after a shower of summer rain they throw off every particle of defilement, and look up, as fresh and spotless as before, for their intrinsic nature cannot …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.
And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.
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