New International Version
And fire came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.
King James Bible
And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.
Darby Bible Translation
And there came out a fire from Jehovah, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that had presented incense.
World English Bible
Fire came forth from Yahweh, and devoured the two hundred fifty men who offered the incense.
Young's Literal Translation
and fire hath come out from Jehovah, and consumeth the two hundred and fifty men bringing near the perfume.
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CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibrarySeptember 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
If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die.
So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.
Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the LORD, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
and rose up against Moses. With them were 250 Israelite men, well-known community leaders who had been appointed members of the council.
At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, "The earth is going to swallow us too!"
The LORD said to Moses,
But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah.
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