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Numbers 16 - NIV

25 Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.

26 He warned the assembly, “Move back from the tents of these wicked men! Do not touch anything belonging to them, or you will be swept away because of all their sins.”

27 So they moved away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram. Dathan and Abiram had come out and were standing with their wives, children and little ones at the entrances to their tents.

28 Then Moses said, “This is how you will know that the Lord has sent me to do all these things and that it was not my idea:

29 If these men die a natural death and suffer the fate of all mankind, then the Lord has not sent me.

30 But if the Lord brings about something totally new, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them, with everything that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the realm of the dead, then you will know that these men have treated the Lord with contempt.”

31 As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart

32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions.

33 They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community.

34 At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, “The earth is going to swallow us too!”

35 And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.

36 The Lord said to Moses,

37 “Tell Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, to remove the censers from the charred remains and scatter the coals some distance away, for the censers are holy—

38 the censers of the men who sinned at the cost of their lives. Hammer the censers into sheets to overlay the altar, for they were presented before the Lord and have become holy. Let them be a sign to the Israelites.”

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Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Rebellion
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-35
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 299
E. True Neilson avatar
Shared by: E. True Neilson on Dec, 2014
Summary: At first glance the book of Numbers reads a bit like an operations manual. It’s got numbers of soldiers, lists of names, and a bit of repetition. Tucked between those lists and numbers are some stories of real people, dealing with real issues of faith!
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-35
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 460
bala samson avatar
Bad Company!
Shared by: bala samson on Nov, 2014
Summary: We need to obey God, stay away from wicked, phony, rebellious people, otherwise we would be swallowed up too!
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Scripture: Numbers 16:26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 579
Steve Ely avatar
Living Daddy Down
Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2012
Summary: You blew it. It was a mistake. Others saw it. Humiliated. Shamed. The laughing stock. Now what? It is time to live daddy down!
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-35
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 992
Alison Bucklin avatar
Power Grab
Shared by: Alison Bucklin on Jul, 2011
Summary: Grasping after power that belongs to God is not only wrong, it's dangerous.
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Scripture: Numbers 16:1-35
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 949
Wayne Lawson avatar
Who's In Charge
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Aug, 2010
Summary: The entire congregation of the people grumbled against Moses and they were determined to pull him down. But the people made one big Mistake. They forgot that MOSES WAS NEVER IN CHARGE – GOD WAS!
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:25-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 9,351
Ervin Kimrey avatar
Shared by: Ervin Kimrey on Dec, 2008
Summary: This sermon looks at the rebellion of some against the church, God’s man and God himself. Many times people claim athority that is not given to them by God, yet they try to take it anyway.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 951