Numbers 16:48
New International Version
He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.

New Living Translation
He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague stopped.

English Standard Version
And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stopped.

Berean Study Bible
He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague was halted.

King James Bible
And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

New King James Version
And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.

New American Standard Bible
And he took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague was brought to a halt.

NASB 1995
He took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague was checked.

NASB 1977
And he took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague was checked.

Amplified Bible
He stood between the dead and the living, so that the plague was brought to an end.

Christian Standard Bible
He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was halted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was halted.

American Standard Version
And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he stood between the dead and the living and the plague was stopped suddenly.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague ceased.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And standing between the dead and the living, he prayed for the people, and the plague ceased.

English Revised Version
And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

Good News Translation
This stopped the plague, and he was left standing between the living and the dead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He stood between those who had died and those who were still alive, and the plague stopped.

International Standard Version
He stood between the dead and the living and restrained the plague.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

Literal Standard Version
and stands between the dead and the living, and the plague is restrained;

NET Bible
He stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stopped.

New Heart English Bible
He stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

World English Bible
He stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

Young's Literal Translation
and standeth between the dead and the living, and the plague is restrained;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Murmuring and Plague
47So Aaron took the censer as Moses had ordered and ran into the midst of the assembly. And seeing that the plague had begun among the people, he offered the incense and made atonement for the people. 48He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague was halted. 49But those who died from the plague numbered 14,700, in addition to those who had died on account of Korah.…

Cross References
Numbers 16:47
So Aaron took the censer as Moses had ordered and ran into the midst of the assembly. And seeing that the plague had begun among the people, he offered the incense and made atonement for the people.

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 25:9
but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000.


Treasury of Scripture

And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed.

Numbers 16:18,35
And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron…

Numbers 25:8-11
And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel…

2 Samuel 24:16,17,25
And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite…









(48) And he stood between the dead and the living . . . --Aaron was, in this respect, a striking type of Christ, who "hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour" (Ephesians 5:2).

Verse 48. - And he stood between the dead and the living. If this is to be understood literally, as seems most consistent with the character of the narrative, then the plague must have been strictly local in its character; striking down its victims in one quarter before passing on to another; only thus could it be arrested by the actual interposition of Aaron with the smoking censer. And the plague was stayed. Thus was given to the people the most striking and public proof of the saving efficacy of that mediatorial and intercessory office which they had been ready to invade and to reject. Thus also was it shown that what in profane hands was a savour of death unto death, became when rightly and lawfully used a savour of life unto life.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He stood
וַיַּעֲמֹ֥ד (way·ya·‘ă·mōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

between
בֵּֽין־ (bên-)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

the living
הַֽחַיִּ֑ים (ha·ḥay·yîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

and the dead,
הַמֵּתִ֖ים (ham·mê·ṯîm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

and the plague
הַמַּגֵּפָֽה׃ (ham·mag·gê·p̄āh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4046: A blow, slaughter, plague, pestilence

was halted.
וַתֵּעָצַ֖ר (wat·tê·‘ā·ṣar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6113: To inclose, to hold back, to maintain, rule, assemble


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