Numbers 16:32
New International Version
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions.

New Living Translation
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed the men, along with their households and all their followers who were standing with them, and everything they owned.

English Standard Version
And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the people who belonged to Korah and all their goods.

Berean Study Bible
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah’s men and all their possessions.

New American Standard Bible
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions.

King James Bible
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

Christian Standard Bible
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah's people, and all their possessions.

Good News Translation
and swallowed them and their families, together with all of Korah's followers and their possessions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah's people, and all their possessions.

International Standard Version
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, all their households, everyone who was affiliated with Korah, and all of their property.

NET Bible
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, along with their households, and all Korah's men, and all their goods.

New Heart English Bible
and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who appertained to Korah, and all their goods.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and the earth opened up to swallow them, their families, the followers of Korah, and all their property.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

New American Standard 1977
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah, with their possessions.

Jubilee Bible 2000
the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their houses and all the men of Korah and all their goods.

King James 2000 Bible
And the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that belonged unto Korah, and all their goods.

American King James Version
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained to Korah, and all their goods.

American Standard Version
and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the ground opened, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that were with Core, and their cattle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And opening her mouth, devoured them with their tents and all their substance.

Darby Bible Translation
And the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that belonged to Korah, and all their property.

English Revised Version
and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained to Korah, and all their goods.

World English Bible
and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who appertained to Korah, and all their goods.

Young's Literal Translation
and the earth openeth her mouth, and swalloweth them, and their houses, and all the men who are for Korah, and all the goods,
Study Bible
The Earth Swallows Korah
31As soon as Moses had finished saying all this, the ground beneath them split open, 32and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah’s men and all their possessions. 33They went down alive into Sheol with all they owned. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly.…
Cross References
Numbers 16:31
As soon as Moses had finished saying all this, the ground beneath them split open,

Numbers 16:33
They went down alive into Sheol with all they owned. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly.

Numbers 16:49
But those who died from the plague numbered 14,700, in addition to those who had died on account of Korah.

Numbers 26:10
And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them along with Korah, whose followers died when the fire consumed 250 men. They serve as a warning sign.

Numbers 26:11
However, the line of Korah did not die out.

Deuteronomy 11:6
and what He did in the midst of all the Israelites to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab the Reubenite, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and every living thing that belonged to them.

Psalm 106:17
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram.

Psalm 141:7
As when one plows and breaks up the soil, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

Isaiah 24:19
The earth is utterly broken apart, the earth is split open, the earth is shaken violently.

Treasury of Scripture

And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained to Korah, and all their goods.

the earth

Numbers 16:30
But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.

Genesis 4:11
And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

Isaiah 5:14
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

all the

Numbers 16:17
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.

Numbers 26:11
Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

Numbers 27:3
Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.







Lexicon
and the earth
הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

opened
וַתִּפְתַּ֤ח (wat·tip̄·taḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

its mouth
פִּ֔יהָ (pî·hā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

and swallowed
וַתִּבְלַ֥ע (wat·tiḇ·la‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1104: To swallow down, swallow up, engulf

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

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

their households,
בָּתֵּיהֶ֑ם (bāt·tê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

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

Korah’s
לְקֹ֔רַח (lə·qō·raḥ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7141: Korah -- an Edomite name, also an Israelite name

men
הָאָדָם֙ (hā·’ā·ḏām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

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

their possessions.
הָרֲכֽוּשׁ׃ (hā·ră·ḵūš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7399: Property, goods
(32) And the earth opened her mouth . . . --Had this verse stood alone it might have been inferred that Korah and his family shared the fate of Dathan and Abiram and their families and households. in regard to the sons of Korah, however, there is direct evidence that they did not share in the punishment of Dathan and Abiram (see Note on Numbers 16:27): and in regard to Korah there is ground for the belief that he perished by fire with the 250 men who offered incense with him. It is true, indeed, that in Numbers 26:10 Korah is mentioned in conjunction with Dathan and Abiram (see Note in loc.); but in the other places in which reference is made to the conspiracy, the fate of the chief conspirators is separated. Thus, in Deuteronomy 11:6 we read only of what God did unto Dathan and Abiram and their households and tents; and in Psalm 106:17 we read that "The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram," whilst in the following verse it is added that "The flame burned up the wicked." If Korah's tent remained in its appointed place amongst the Kohathites, it may reasonably be supposed that the chasm did not extend beyond the tents of Dathan and Abiram; or if Korah had pitched a tent for himself adjoining the tents of Dathan and Abiram, it may be inferred that those only of his household remained in it who shared in the conspiracy, and that his sons remained amongst the other Kohathites, or withdrew with the rest of the congregation at the command of Moses. It is most natural to suppose that Korah was at this time before the door of the Tabernacle, with the 250 men of his company who had presumed to offer incense, and that he shared their doom. Ibn Ezra observes that in the song of the Red Sea there is no mention made of the drowning of Pharaoh, but only of his chariots and hosts; whilst in Psalm 136:15 we read that Pharaoh and his host were overthrown in the Red Sea.

Verse 32. - And their houses, i.e., their families, as in Numbers 18:13. And all the men that appertained unto Korah. Literally, "all the men who to Korah." Whether it means his dependants, or his special partisans, is uncertain: Perhaps some had clung to his fortunes in blind confidence when the rest gat up from his mishcan. 16:23-34 The seventy elders of Israel attend Moses. It is our duty to do what we can to countenance and support lawful authority when it is opposed. And those who would not perish with sinners, must come out from among them, and be separate. It was in answer to the prayer of Moses, that God stirred up the hearts of the congregation to remove for their own safety. Grace to separate from evil-doers is one of the things that accompany salvation. God, in justice, left the rebels to the obstinacy and hardness of their own hearts. Moses, by Divine direction, when all Israel were waiting the event, declares that if the rebels die a common death, he will be content to be called and counted an imposter. As soon as Moses had spoken the word, God caused the earth to open and swallow them all up. The children perished with their parents; in which, though we cannot tell how bad they might be to deserve it, or how good God might be otherwise to them; yet of this we are sure, that Infinite Justice did them no wrong. It was altogether miraculous. God has, when he pleases, strange punishments for the workers of iniquity. It was very significant. Considering how the earth is still in like manner loaded with the weight of man's sins, we have reason to wonder that it does not now sink under its load. The ruin of others should be our warning. Could we, by faith, hear the outcries of those that are gone down to the bottomless pit, we should give more diligence than we do to escape for our lives, lest we also come into their condemnation.
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