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Numbers 16 - AMP

2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the Israelites, 250 princes or leaders of the congregation called to the assembly, men well known and of distinction. 3 And they gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, You take too much upon yourselves, seeing that all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them. Why then do you lift yourselves up above the assembly of the Lord? 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face. 5 And he said to Korah and all his company, In the morning the Lord will show who are His and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him; him whom He has chosen will He cause to come near to Him. 6 Do this: Take censers, Korah and all your company, 7 And put fire in them and put incense upon them before the Lord tomorrow; and the man whom the Lord chooses shall be holy. You take too much upon yourselves, you sons of Levi. 8 And Moses said to Korah, Hear, I pray you, you sons of Levi: 9 Does it seem but a small thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the Lord and to stand before the congregation to minister to them, 10 And that He has brought you near to Him, and all your brethren the sons of Levi with you? Would you seek the priesthood also? 11 Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against the Lord. And Aaron, what is he that you murmur against him? 12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and they said, We will not come up. 13 Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness, but you must also make yourself a prince over us? 14 Moreover, you have not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you bore out the eyes of these men? We will not come up! 15 And Moses was very angry and said to the Lord, Do not respect their offering! I have not taken one donkey from them, nor have I hurt one of them. 16 And Moses said to Korah, You and all your company be before the Lord tomorrow, you and they and Aaron. 17 And let every man take his censer and put incense upon it and bring before the Lord every man his censer, 250 censers; you also and Aaron, each his censer. 18 So they took every man his censer, and they put fire in them and laid incense upon it, and they stood at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting with Moses and Aaron. 19 Then Korah assembled all the congregation against Moses and Aaron before the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the Lord appeared to all the congregation. 20 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. 22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin and will You be angry with all the congregation? 23 And the Lord said to Moses, 24 Say to the congregation, Get away from around the tents 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 said to the congregation, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins. 27 So they got away from around the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. And Dathan and Abiram came out and stood in the door of their tents with their wives, and their sons, and their little ones. 28 And Moses said, By this you shall know that the Lord has sent me to do all these works, for I do not act of my own accord: 29 If these men die the common death of all men or if what happens to everyone happens to them, then the Lord has not sent me. 30 But if the Lord causes a new thing , and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up, with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol (the place of the dead), then you shall understand that these men have provoked (spurned, despised) the Lord! 31 As soon as he stopped speaking, the ground under the offenders split apart 32 And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households and all men and all their possessions. 33 They and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol (the place of the dead); and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the assembly. 34 And all Israel who were round about them fled at their cry, for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. 35 And fire came forth from the Lord and devoured the 250 men who offered the incense. 36 And the Lord said to Moses, 37 Speak to Eleazar son of Aaron, the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning and scatter the fire at a distance. For the censers are hallowed-- 38 The censers of these men who have sinned against themselves and at the cost of their own lives. Let the censers be made into hammered plates for a covering of the altar , for they were used in offering before the Lord and therefore they are sacred. They shall be a sign to the Israelites. 39 Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers with which the Levites who were burned had offered incense, and they were hammered into broad sheets for a covering of the altar , 40 To be a memorial to the Israelites, so that no outsider, that is, no one not of the descendants of Aaron, should come near to offer incense before the Lord, lest he become as Korah and as his company, as the Lord said to Eleazar through Moses. 41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the Israelites murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying, You have killed the people of the Lord. 42 When the congregation was gathered against Moses and Aaron, they looked at the Tent of Meeting, and behold, the cloud covered it and they saw the Lord's glory. 43 And Moses and Aaron came to the front of the Tent of Meeting. 44 And the Lord said to Moses, 45 Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And Moses and Aaron fell on their faces. 46 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer and put fire in it from off the altar and lay incense on it, and carry it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them. For there is wrath gone out from the Lord; the plague has begun! 47 So Aaron took the burning censer as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and behold, the plague was begun among the people; and he put on the incense and made atonement for the people. 48 And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stayed. 49 Now those who died in the plague were 14,700, besides those who died in the matter of Korah. 50 And Aaron returned to Moses to the door of the Tent of Meeting, since the plague was stayed.

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Summary: Rebellion
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-35
Denomination: Holiness
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Summary: To show that GOD made us His vessels so that we can "hold" or present GOD to this dying world through, in, for the sake of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
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Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the Lord is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the Lord’s assembly? - Numbers 16:3 We read thi ...
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Shared by: bala samson on May, 2015
Summary: The Lord needs not church-goers but doers of the Word! Are you listening?
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Shared by: 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
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Views: 460
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
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Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Are we trying to play God today? What are we substituding for God?
Scripture: Numbers 16:39-40
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 479
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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: 584
Christian Cheong avatar
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Shared by: Christian Cheong on Oct, 2014
Summary: Expect oppositions in life and ministry, but stay focused. Listen to what God has to say, not man. Repay with grace, not justice.
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Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2014
Summary: When you get passionate for God and His work: God’s will for your life will take priority over your own selfish plans.
Scripture: Numbers 16:13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,287
James May avatar
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Shared by: James May on Feb, 2013
Summary: Aaron stood between the living and the dead to stop the plague of death that swept through the rebellious camp of Israel. Rebellion against God's authority brings death. Jesus is our Mediator today, standing between the living and the dead as the only w
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,101
Steve Ely avatar
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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: 994
David Owens avatar
In The Crosshairs
Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2011
Summary: Christians and leaders alike will be criticized and persecuted. Take a look at how Moses dealt with being in the crosshairs.
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Scripture: Numbers 12:1-16:45
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Jason Jones avatar
Silver Bullet 4
Shared by: Jason Jones on Jul, 2011
Summary: Exposition of Numbers 16 regarding some of you today are on the edge of a spiritual cliff, about to fall off, and you don’t even know it.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-50
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,016
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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
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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!
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Scripture: Numbers 16:25-38
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Shared by: Teddy Walker on Jun, 2010
Summary: Korahs rebellion against Moses
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Scripture: Numbers 16:1-41
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 15,662
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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.
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Scripture: Numbers 16:1-35
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Views: 955
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Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2008
Summary: We sit. We soak. We sour. There has to be more! How do we shake off the apathy and impact our culture? It is time to get engaged.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:42-48
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Views: 3,960
Jeff Strite avatar
The Bitter Root
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jun, 2008
Summary: Churches should be a place filled with gentle and loving people who wouldn’t be a place of anger and conflict. But too often, churches are known as places of conflict and pain. How should a Christian leader deal with this issue?
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Shared by: Mark Aarssen on May, 2008
Summary: Why is it that we are never satisfied with what we have? Why is it that we covet the things others have like possessions, position or power (authority)? We seem to be like the monkey.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-40
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Views: 729
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Shared by: Victor Yap on Dec, 2007
Summary: Moses, Pt. 12
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-50
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 4,688
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Shared by: Danny Anderson on Oct, 2006
Summary: Keith Green once said: "This generation of believers is responsible for this generation of souls." Think about that for a moment. To say it even better, you as a believer will one day be responsible for the lost souls that stray into your daily path.
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Scripture: Numbers 16:42-48
Views: 1,838
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Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jul, 2006
Summary: This sermon is a call for obedience and to be aware of envy and jealousy in our lives.
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-45
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 4,446
Lou Nicholes avatar
Shared by: Lou Nicholes on Nov, 2004
Summary: God’s judgment on Korah, Dathan, and Abiram and those who followed them.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:23-50
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 520
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Shared by: Victor Yap on Mar, 2004
Summary: Moses, Pt. 12 of 15
Series: "Moses"
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-50
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,021
Dean Rhine avatar
Follow the Leader
Shared by: Dean Rhine on Dec, 2003
Summary: The consequences of complaining
based on 117 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 11:1-16:1
Views: 11,892
Shared by: MELVIN MAUGHMER, JR. on Jul, 2003
Summary: Gap filler is one that is able to stand in that cavity between the dead (the world) and the living (God).
based on 35 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:41-50
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 10,233
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Evolution of Rebellion IV
Shared by: Anthony Mancina on Nov, 2002
Summary: How sin will eventually evolve into rebellion
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-50
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 702
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Shared by: Richard Gardner on Jul, 2001
Summary: Negative attitudes in our lives and churches can cause grave damage to all.
based on 99 ratings
Scripture: Numbers 16:1-50
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,073