Numbers 16:34
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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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Commentary
Clarke'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

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...

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September 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

Conflict.
"Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against themselves, that ye
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Cross References
Numbers 16:33
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.

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

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