Numbers 16:33
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

Darby Bible Translation
And they went down, they and all that they had, alive into Sheol, and the earth covered them; and they perished from among the congregation.

World English Bible
So they, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into Sheol: and the earth closed on them, and they perished from among the assembly.

Young's Literal Translation
and they go down, they, and all that they have, alive to Sheol, and the earth closeth over them, and they perish from the midst of the assembly;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They, and all that appertained to them - Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and all that appertained to their respective families, went down into the pit caused by this supernatural earthquake; while the fire from the Lord consumed the 250 men that bare censers. Thus there were two distinct punishments, the pit and the fire, for the two divisions of these rebels.

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Psalm 9:15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...

Psalm 69:15 Let not the flood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth on me.

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

Isaiah 14:9,15 Hell from beneath is moved for you to meet you at your coming: it stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones of the earth...

Ezekiel 32:18,30 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations...

they perished

Jude 1:11 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward...

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September 3. "The God of Israel Hath Separated You" (Num. xvi. 9).
"The God of Israel hath separated you" (Num. xvi. 9). The little plant may grow out of a manure heap, and be surrounded by filth, and covered very often with the floating dust that is borne upon the breeze, but its white roots are separated from the unclean soil, and its leaves and flowers have no affinity with the dust that settles upon them; and after a shower of summer rain they throw off every particle of defilement, and look up, as fresh and spotless as before, for their intrinsic nature cannot
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Conflict.
"Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against themselves, that ye
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Cross References
Numbers 16:32
and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions.

Numbers 16:34
At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, "The earth is going to swallow us too!"

Numbers 26:11
The line of Korah, however, did not die out.

Deuteronomy 32:22
For a fire will be kindled by my wrath, one that burns down to the realm of the dead below. It will devour the earth and its harvests and set afire the foundations of the mountains.

Psalm 55:15
Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the realm of the dead, for evil finds lodging among them.

Psalm 69:15
Do not let the floodwaters engulf me or the depths swallow me up or the pit close its mouth over me.

Psalm 141:7
They will say, "As one plows and breaks up the earth, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave."

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