New Living Translation
When Moses heard what they were saying, he fell face down on the ground.
King James Bible
And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:
Darby Bible Translation
When Moses heard this, he fell on his face.
World English Bible
When Moses heard it, he fell on his face:
Young's Literal Translation
And Moses heareth, and falleth on his face,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:4 On his face - Humbly begging that God would direct and vindicate him. Accordingly God answers his prayers, and strengthens him with new courage, and confidence of success.
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
Then Moses and Aaron fell face down on the ground before the whole community of Israel.
Then he said to Korah and his followers, "Tomorrow morning the LORD will show us who belongs to him and who is holy. The LORD will allow only those whom he selects to enter his own presence.
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