19 Thus Korah gathered the whole assembly against them at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of Jehovah appeared to the whole assembly.
20 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
21 Separate yourselves from among this assembly, so that I may consume them in a moment.
22 But they fell on their faces and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, will one man sin and You be angry with the whole assembly?
23 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
24 Speak to the assembly, saying, Get away from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
25 Then Moses rose up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.
26 And he spoke to the assembly, saying, Depart now from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing which belongs to them, or you will be swept away with all their sins.
27 So they got away from around the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the entrance of their tents, with their wives and their children and their little ones.
28 And Moses said, By this you shall know that Jehovah has sent me to do all these works, for it is not of myself.
29 If these people die as all human beings die, or if what befalls all human beings befalls them, then Jehovah has not sent me.
30 But if Jehovah brings about a new thing, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have despised Jehovah.
31 And as soon as he finished speaking all these words, the ground that was under them was split open.
32 So the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, along with their households and everyone who belonged to Korah and all their possessions.
33 So they and all that belonged to them descended alive into Sheol; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the congregation.
34 And all Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, The earth may swallow us up too!
35 And fire came forth from Jehovah and consumed the two hundred fifty men who presented the incense.
36 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
37 Tell Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest to take the censers up out of the burning and scatter the fire about; for they are holy.
38 The censers of those who have sinned against their own lives, let them be made into beaten plates for a covering of the altar, for they presented them before Jehovah and they became holy. So they shall be a sign to the children of Israel.
39 And Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers which those who were burned had offered; and they beat them out as a covering of the altar,
40 As a reminder to the children of Israel that no stranger who is not of the seed of Aaron may come near to burn incense before Jehovah, so that he does not become like Korah and his company, just as Jehovah had spoken to him through Moses.
41 But on the next day the whole assembly of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, You have caused the people of Jehovah to die.
42 But when the assembly gathered against Moses and against Aaron, they looked toward the Tent of Meeting, and there the cloud was, covering it; and the glory of Jehovah appeared.
43 And Moses and Aaron came to the front of the Tent of Meeting.
44 Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,
45 Get away from the midst of this assembly that I might consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.
46 And Moses said to Aaron, Take the censer and put fire on it from the altar, and lay incense on it, and carry it quickly to the assembly, and make expiation for them. For wrath has gone forth from Jehovah; the plague has begun.
47 And Aaron took it as Moses had said and ran into the midst of the assembly. And indeed the plague had begun among the people. So he put on the incense and made expiation for the people.
48 And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stopped.
49 Now those who died by the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died on account of Korah.
50 So Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting when the plague had been stopped.