New Living Translation
Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they replied, "We refuse to come before you!
King James Bible
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, We will not come up!
World English Bible
Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, "We won't come up:
Young's Literal Translation
And Moses sendeth to call for Dathan and for Abiram sons of Eliab, and they say, 'We do not come up;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:12 Dathan and Abiram - To treat with them and give them, as he had done Korah and his company, a timely admonition. Come up - To Moses's tabernacle, whither the people used to go up for judgment. Men are said in scripture phrase to go up to places of judgment.
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
One day Korah son of Izhar, a descendant of Kohath son of Levi, conspired with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth, from the tribe of Reuben.
The LORD is the one you and your followers are really revolting against! For who is Aaron that you are complaining about him?"
Isn't it enough that you brought us out of Egypt, a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us here in this wilderness, and that you now treat us like your subjects?
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