Psalm 106:17
New International Version
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it buried the company of Abiram.

New Living Translation
Because of this, the earth opened up; it swallowed Dathan and buried Abiram and the other rebels.

English Standard Version
the earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

Berean Study Bible
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram.

King James Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

New King James Version
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan, And covered the faction of Abiram.

New American Standard Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram.

NASB 1995
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram.

NASB 1977
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram.

Amplified Bible
Therefore the earth opened and swallowed Dathan, And engulfed the company of Abiram.

Christian Standard Bible
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram.

American Standard Version
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And covered the company of Abiram.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Earth opened and swallowed Dathan and buried over the assembly of Abiram.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and closed upon the congregation of Abiron.

Contemporary English Version
Dathan and Abiram rebelled, and the earth opened up and swallowed them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan: and covered the congregation of Abiron.

English Revised Version
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

Good News Translation
Then the earth opened up and swallowed Dathan and buried Abiram and his family;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ground split open and swallowed Dathan. It buried Abiram's followers.

International Standard Version
The earth opened and swallowed Dathan, closing over Abiram's clan.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, And covered the company of Abiram.

Literal Standard Version
Earth opens, and swallows up Dathan, And covers over the company of Abiram.

NET Bible
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it engulfed the group led by Abiram.

New Heart English Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

World English Bible
The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan, and covered the company of Abiram.

Young's Literal Translation
Earth openeth, and swalloweth up Dathan, And covereth over the company of Abiram.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
16In the camp they envied Moses, as well as Aaron, the holy one of the LORD. 17The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram. 18Then fire blazed through their company; flames consumed the wicked.…

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 16:32
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households--all Korah's men and all their possessions.

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.


Treasury of Scripture

The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.

Numbers 16:29-33
If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me…

Numbers 26:10
And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.

Deuteronomy 11:6
And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:









(17) The omission of Korah is in keeping with the historical accounts, which indicate a difference both in the attitude of Korah and his family from that of Dathan and Abiram, and also a difference of fate. (Comp. Numbers 16:23, seqq.; Deuteronomy 11:6; Numbers 26:10.)

Verse 17. - The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan (see Numbers 16:31-33). And covered the company of Abiram. It is asked why there is no mention of Korah here, and suggested that he owed his escape from mention to the favouritism of the Levitical "temple poets" (Cheyne). But the real reason seems to be that Korah was not "swallowed up;" he and his company were destroyed by fire, and are alluded to in ver. 18 (so Hengstenberg).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The earth
אֶ֭רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

opened up
תִּפְתַּח־ (tip̄·taḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

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

Dathan;
דָּתָ֑ן (dā·ṯān)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1885: Dathan -- a Reubenite

it covered
וַ֝תְּכַ֗ס (wat·tə·ḵas)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

the assembly
עֲדַ֥ת (‘ă·ḏaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5712: A stated assemblage

of Abiram.
אֲבִירָֽם׃ (’ă·ḇî·rām)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 48: Abiram -- 'exalted father', an Israelite name


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