Numbers 16:12
New International Version
Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab. But they said, “We will not come!

New Living Translation
Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they replied, “We refuse to come before you!

English Standard Version
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and they said, “We will not come up.

Berean Study Bible
Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come!

King James Bible
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

New King James Version
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come up!

New American Standard Bible
Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, “We will not come up.

NASB 1995
Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, “We will not come up.

NASB 1977
Then Moses sent a summons to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, “We will not come up.

Amplified Bible
Then Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said [defiantly], “We will not come up.

Christian Standard Bible
Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come!

American Standard Version
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, We will not come up:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe sent to call Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and they said: “We are not going up.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiron sons of Eliab; and they said, We will not go up.

Contemporary English Version
Then Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, but they sent back this message: "We won't come!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiron the sons of Eliab. But they answered: We will not come.

English Revised Version
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: and they said, We will not come up:

Good News Translation
Then Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, but they said, "We will not come!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab. But they said, "We won't come!

International Standard Version
So Moses sent for Eliab's sons Dathan and Abiram, but they responded, "We're not coming.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said: 'We will not come up;

Literal Standard Version
And Moses sends to call for Dathan and for Abiram, sons of Eliab, and they say, “We do not come up!

NET Bible
Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, "We will not come up.

New Heart English Bible
Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said, "We won't 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Korah's Rebellion
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?” 12Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come! 13Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness? Must you also appoint yourself as ruler over us?…

Cross References
Numbers 16:1
Now Korah son of Izhar, the son of Kohath son of Levi, along with some Reubenites--Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth--conducted

Numbers 16:11
Therefore, 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?"

Numbers 16:13
Is it not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness? Must you also appoint yourself as ruler over us?


Treasury of Scripture

And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

Proverbs 29:9
If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Isaiah 3:5
And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

1 Peter 2:13,14
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; …









(12) And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram . . . --If, as seems probable from Numbers 16:3, Dathan and Abiram had joined Korah and his company in the address to Moses which is contained in Numbers 16:3, they must have subsequently withdrawn themselves and retired to their own tents, from which they refused to go up at the bidding of Moses.

Verse 12. - And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram. The part really taken by these men in the agitation is very obscure. They were not of the two hundred and fifty, nor were they with them when they gathered together against Moses and Aaron - perhaps because they took no interest in ecclesiastical matters, and only resented the secular domination of Moses. Neither can we tell why Moses sent for them at this juncture, unless he suspected them of being in league with Korah (see below on verse 24). We will not come up, i.e., to the tabernacle, as being spiritually the culminating point of the camp.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then Moses
מֹשֶׁ֔ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

summoned
וַיִּשְׁלַ֣ח (way·yiš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

Dathan
לְדָתָ֥ן (lə·ḏā·ṯān)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1885: Dathan -- a Reubenite

and Abiram,
וְלַאֲבִירָ֖ם (wə·la·’ă·ḇî·rām)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 48: Abiram -- 'exalted father', an Israelite name

the sons
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Eliab,
אֱלִיאָ֑ב (’ĕ·lî·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 446: Eliab -- 'God is father', the name of several Israelites

but they said,
וַיֹּאמְר֖וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“We will not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

come!
נַעֲלֶֽה׃ (na·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively


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