New Living Translation
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed the men, along with their households and all their followers who were standing with them, and everything they owned.
King James Bible
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
Darby Bible Translation
And the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that belonged to Korah, and all their property.
World English Bible
and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who appertained to Korah, and all their goods.
Young's Literal Translation
and the earth openeth her mouth, and swalloweth them, and their houses, and all the men who are for Korah, and all the goods,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:32 All that appertained unto Korah - That is, all his family which were there, women, children, and servants; but his sons, who were spared, Num 26:11,58 1Ch 6:22,37, were absent either upon some service of the tabernacle, or upon some other occasion, God so ordering it by his providence either because they disliked their fathers act, or upon Moses's intercession for them. This expression may intimate, that Korah himself was not here, but that he continued with his two hundred and fifty men before the Lord, where they were waiting for God's decision of the controversy. Nor is it probable that their chief captain would desert them, and leave them standing there without an head, especially, when Aaron his great adversary, abode there still, and did not go with Moses to Dathan. And Korah may seem to have been consumed with those two hundred and fifty. And so much is intimated, Nu 16:40, that no stranger come near to offer incense before the Lord, that he be not as Korah, and as his company, that is, destroyed, as they were, by fire from the Lord. And when the Psalmist relates this history, Psa 106:17 - 18, the earth's swallowing them up is confined to Dathan and Abiram, Psa 106:17, and for all the rest of that conspiracy it is added, Psa 106:18. And a fire was kindled in their company, the flame burnt up the wicked.
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
He had hardly finished speaking the words when the ground suddenly split open beneath them.
So they went down alive into the grave, along with all their belongings. The earth closed over them, and they all vanished from among the people of Israel.
But 14,700 people died in that plague, in addition to those who had died in the affair involving Korah.
But the earth opened up its mouth and swallowed them with Korah, and fire devoured 250 of their followers. This served as a warning to the entire nation of Israel.
However, the sons of Korah did not die that day.
They didn't see what he did to Dathan and Abiram (the sons of Eliab, a descendant of Reuben) when the earth opened its mouth in the Israelite camp and swallowed them, along with their households and tents and every living thing that belonged to them.
Because of this, the earth opened up; it swallowed Dathan and buried Abiram and the other rebels.
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