Numbers 16:21
New International Version
“Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once.”

New Living Translation
“Get away from all these people so that I may instantly destroy them!”

English Standard Version
“Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.”

Berean Study Bible
“Separate yourselves from this congregation so that I may consume them in an instant.”

King James Bible
Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

New King James Version
“Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.”

New American Standard Bible
“Separate yourselves from among this congregation, so that I may consume them instantly.”

NASB 1995
“Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.”

NASB 1977
“Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them instantly.”

Amplified Bible
“Separate yourselves from among this congregation, so that I may consume them immediately.”

Christian Standard Bible
“Separate yourselves from this community so I may consume them instantly.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Separate yourselves from this community so I may consume them instantly.”

American Standard Version
Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Be separated from within this assembly and I shall destroy them in one moment.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Separate your selves from the midst of this congregation, and I will consume them at once.

Contemporary English Version
"Get away from the rest of the Israelites so I can kill them at once!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may presently destroy them.

English Revised Version
Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

Good News Translation
"Move back from these people, and I will destroy them immediately."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Move away from these men, and I'll destroy them in an instant."

International Standard Version
"Separate yourselves from among this community, and I'll destroy them in a moment."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.'

Literal Standard Version
“Be separated from the midst of this congregation, and I consume them in a moment”;

NET Bible
"Separate yourselves from among this community, that I may consume them in an instant."

New Heart English Bible
"Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment."

World English Bible
"Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment!"

Young's Literal Translation
'Be ye separated from the midst of this company, and I consume them in a moment;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Korah's Rebellion
20And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 21“Separate yourselves from this congregation so that I may consume them in an instant.” 22But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and said, “O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be angry with the whole congregation?”…

Cross References
Genesis 19:14
So Lot went out and spoke to the sons-in-law who were pledged in marriage to his daughters. "Get up," he said. "Get out of this place, for the LORD is about to destroy the city!" But his sons-in-law thought he was joking.

Exodus 32:10
Now leave Me alone, so that My anger may burn against them and consume them. Then I will make you into a great nation."

Exodus 32:12
Why should the Egyptians declare, 'He brought them out with evil intent, to kill them in the mountains and wipe them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your fierce anger and relent from doing harm to Your people.

Numbers 16:20
And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,

Numbers 16:45
"Get away from this congregation so that I may consume them in an instant." And Moses and Aaron fell facedown.

Psalm 73:19
How suddenly they are laid waste, completely swept away by terrors!


Treasury of Scripture

Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.

separate

Genesis 19:15-22
And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city…

Jeremiah 5:16
Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men.

Acts 2:40
And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

that I may

Numbers 16:45
Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.

Numbers 14:12,15
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they…

Exodus 32:10
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.









(21) Separate yourselves from among this congregation . . . --By their obedience to the summons of Korah the congregation generally, or at Yeast a large portion of it, had made themselves partakers in his sin, and had become obnoxious to the Divine wrath.

Verse 21. - That I may consume them in a moment. Literally, "and I will consume them." The same thing must be said of this as of Numbers 14:11, 12.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Separate yourselves
הִבָּ֣דְל֔וּ (hib·bā·ḏə·lū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 914: To be divided, separate

from
מִתּ֖וֹךְ (mit·tō·wḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

this
הַזֹּ֑את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

congregation
הָעֵדָ֣ה (hā·‘ê·ḏāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5712: A stated assemblage

so that I may consume
וַאַכַלֶּ֥ה‪‬ (wa·’a·ḵal·leh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

them
אֹתָ֖ם (’ō·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

in an instant.”
כְּרָֽגַע׃ (kə·rā·ḡa‘)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7281: A wink, a very short space of time


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