Numbers 16:17
New International Version
Each man is to take his censer and put incense in it� censers in all—and present it before the LORD. You and Aaron are to present your censers also.”

New Living Translation
You and each of your 250 followers must prepare an incense burner and put incense on it, so you can all present them before the LORD. Aaron will also bring his incense burner.”

English Standard Version
And let every one of you take his censer and put incense on it, and every one of you bring before the LORD his censer, 250 censers; you also, and Aaron, each his censer.”

Berean Study Bible
Each man is to take his censer, place incense in it, and present it before the LORD—250 censers. You and Aaron are to present your censers as well.”

King James Bible
And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.

New King James Version
Let each take his censer and put incense in it, and each of you bring his censer before the LORD, two hundred and fifty censers; both you and Aaron, each with his censer.”

New American Standard Bible
And each of you take his censer and put incense on it, and each of you bring his censer before the LORD, 250 censers; also you and Aaron shall each bring his censer.”

NASB 1995
“Each of you take his firepan and put incense on it, and each of you bring his censer before the LORD, two hundred and fifty firepans; also you and Aaron shall each bring his firepan.”

NASB 1977
“And each of you take his firepan and put incense on it, and each of you bring his censer before the LORD, two hundred and fifty firepans; also you and Aaron shall each bring his firepan.”

Amplified Bible
Each of you take his censer and put incense on it, and each of you bring his censer before the LORD, two hundred and fifty censers; also you and Aaron shall each bring his censer.”

Christian Standard Bible
Each of you is to take his firepan, place incense on it, and present his firepan before the LORD—250 firepans. You and Aaron are each to present your firepan also.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Each of you is to take his firepan, place incense on it, and present his firepan before the LORD� firepans. You and Aaron are each to present your firepan also.”

American Standard Version
and take ye every man his censer, and put incense upon them, and bring ye before Jehovah every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each his censer.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Each man take his censer and put fire in them and put incense in them and approach before LORD JEHOVAH, each man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers, and you and Ahron, each man his censer.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And take each man his censer, and ye shall put incense upon them, and shall bring each one his censer before the Lord, two hundred and fifty censers, and thou and Aaron shall bring each his censer.

Contemporary English Version
Each of you take along your fire pan with incense in it and offer the incense to the LORD."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take every one of you censers, and put incense upon them, offering to the Lord two hundred and fifty censers: let Aaron also hold his censer.

English Revised Version
and take ye every man his censer, and put incense upon them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each his censer.

Good News Translation
Each of you will take his fire pan, put incense on it, and then present it at the altar."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Each man will take his incense burner and put incense in it. They will offer all 250 incense burners to the LORD. Then you and Aaron offer your incense burners."

International Standard Version
Each man is to take a censer, put incense on it, and bring it into the LORD's presence, each man with his censer, for a total of 250 censers. You and Aaron are each to bring his own censer."

JPS Tanakh 1917
and take ye every man his fire-pan, and put incense upon them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his fire-pan, two hundred and fifty fire-pans; thou also, and Aaron, each his fire-pan.'

Literal Standard Version
and let each take his censer and you have put incense on them, and each has brought his censer near before YHWH—two hundred and fifty censers; indeed, you and Aaron, each [with] his censer.”

NET Bible
And each of you take his censer, put incense in it, and then each of you present his censer before the LORD: 250 censers, along with you, and Aaron--each of you with his censer."

New Heart English Bible
and each man take his censer, and put incense on them, and each man bring before the LORD his censer, two hundred fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each his censer."

World English Bible
and each man take his censer, and put incense on them, and each man bring before Yahweh his censer, two hundred fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each his censer."

Young's Literal Translation
and take ye each his censer, and ye have put on them perfume, and brought near before Jehovah, each his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; and thou and Aaron, each his censer.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Korah's Rebellion
16And Moses said to Korah, “You and all your followers are to appear before the LORD tomorrow—you and they and Aaron. 17Each man is to take his censer, place incense in it, and present it before the LORD— 250 censers. You and Aaron are to present your censers as well.” 18So each man took his censer, put fire and incense in it, and stood with Moses and Aaron at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.…

Cross References
Exodus 27:3
Make all its utensils of bronze--its pots for removing ashes, its shovels, its sprinkling bowls, its meat forks, and its firepans.

Numbers 16:16
And Moses said to Korah, "You and all your followers are to appear before the LORD tomorrow--you and they and Aaron.

Numbers 16:18
So each man took his censer, put fire and incense in it, and stood with Moses and Aaron at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

Ezekiel 8:11
Before them stood seventy elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah son of Shaphan standing among them. Each had a censer in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising.


Treasury of Scripture

And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring you before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.

1 Samuel 12:7
Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD of all the righteous acts of the LORD, which he did to you and to your fathers.









(17) Take every man his censer.--These censers may have been household vessels resembling censers, and available for the same purpose; or they may have been vessels which were used by the heads of houses, as priests, before the order of priesthood was restricted to the family of Aaron; or they may have been made by Korah and his company for their own use.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Each man
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is to take
וּקְח֣וּ ׀ (ū·qə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3947: To take

his censer,
מַחְתָּת֗וֹ (maḥ·tā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4289: A fireholder, censer, snuff dish

place
וּנְתַתֶּ֤ם (ū·nə·ṯat·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

incense
קְטֹ֔רֶת (qə·ṭō·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7004: Smoke, odor of (burning) sacrifice, incense

in it,
עֲלֵיהֶם֙ (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and present
וְהִקְרַבְתֶּ֞ם (wə·hiq·raḇ·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

[it]
מַחְתָּת֔וֹ (maḥ·tā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4289: A fireholder, censer, snuff dish

before
לִפְנֵ֤י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the LORD—
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

250
חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים (ḥă·miš·šîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's 2572: Fifty

censers [in all].
מַחְתֹּ֑ת (maḥ·tōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4289: A fireholder, censer, snuff dish

You
וְאַתָּ֥ה (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

and Aaron
וְאַהֲרֹ֖ן (wə·’a·hă·rōn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 175: Aaron -- an elder brother of Moses

are to present your censers as well.”
מַחְתָּתֽוֹ׃ (maḥ·tā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4289: A fireholder, censer, snuff dish


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