Numbers 16:10
New International Version
He has brought you and all your fellow Levites near himself, but now you are trying to get the priesthood too.

New Living Translation
Korah, he has already given this special ministry to you and your fellow Levites. Are you now demanding the priesthood as well?

English Standard Version
and that he has brought you near him, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? And would you seek the priesthood also?

Berean Study Bible
He has brought you near, you and all your fellow Levites, but you are seeking the priesthood as well.

King James Bible
And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?

New King James Version
and that He has brought you near to Himself, you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking the priesthood also?

New American Standard Bible
and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? But are you seeking the priesthood as well?

NASB 1995
and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also?

NASB 1977
and that He has brought you near, Korah, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also?

Amplified Bible
and that He has brought you near [to Him], Korah and all your brothers, sons of Levi with you? Would you seek the priesthood also?

Christian Standard Bible
He has brought you near, and all your fellow Levites who are with you, but you are pursuing the priesthood as well.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has brought you near, and all your fellow Levites who are with you, but you are seeking the priesthood as well.

American Standard Version
and that he hath brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and seek ye the priesthood also?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he has brought you, you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi with you, but do you seek also the Priesthood?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he has brought thee near and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee, and do ye seek to be priests also?

Contemporary English Version
The LORD has given you a special responsibility, and now, Korah, you think you should also be his priest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Did he therefore make thee and all thy brethren the sons of Levi to approach unto him, that you should challenge to yourselves the priesthood also,

English Revised Version
and that he hath brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and seek ye the priesthood also?

Good News Translation
He has let you and all the other Levites have this honor--and now you are trying to get the priesthood too!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has brought you and all the other Levites near himself, but now you demand to be priests.

International Standard Version
He brought you near, along with all of your relatives, the descendants of Levi. Are you also seeking the priesthood?

JPS Tanakh 1917
and that He hath brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and will ye seek the priesthood also?

Literal Standard Version
Indeed, He brings you near, and all your brothers, the sons of Levi, with you—and you have also sought the priesthood!

NET Bible
He has brought you near and all your brothers, the sons of Levi, with you. Do you now seek the priesthood also?

New Heart English Bible
and that he has brought you near, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? and do you seek the priesthood also?

World English Bible
and that he has brought you near, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you? and do you seek the priesthood also?

Young's Literal Translation
yea, He doth bring thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee -- and ye have sought also the priesthood!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Korah's Rebellion
9Is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel and brought you near to Himself to perform the work at the LORD’s tabernacle, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them? 10He has brought you near, you and all your fellow Levites, but you are seeking the priesthood as well. 11Therefore, it is you and all your followers who have conspired against the LORD! As for Aaron, who is he that you should grumble against him?”…

Cross References
Numbers 3:10
So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons to carry out the duties of the priesthood; but any outsider who approaches the tabernacle must be put to death."

Numbers 18:1
So the LORD said to Aaron, "You and your sons and your father's house must bear the iniquity involving the sanctuary. And you and your sons alone must bear the iniquity involving your priesthood.

Judges 17:12
Micah ordained the Levite, and the young man became his priest and lived in his house.


Treasury of Scripture

And he has brought you near to him, and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you: and seek you the priesthood also?

and seek

Proverbs 13:10
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Matthew 20:21,22
And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom…

Luke 22:24
And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.









(10) And seek ye the priesthood also?--The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan understand the reference to be to the high priesthood. As the other Levites who belonged to Korah's company sought the priesthood, so Korah may have aimed at the high priesthood.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He has brought you near,
וַיַּקְרֵב֙ (way·yaq·rêḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

[you] and all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your fellow
אַחֶ֥יךָ (’a·ḥe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

Levites,
בְנֵי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

but you are seeking
וּבִקַּשְׁתֶּ֖ם (ū·ḇiq·qaš·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 1245: To search out, to strive after

the priesthood
כְּהֻנָּֽה׃ (kə·hun·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3550: Priesthood

as well.
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and


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