New Living Translation
All the people around them fled when they heard their screams. "The earth will swallow us, too!" they cried.
King James Bible
And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
Darby Bible Translation
And all Israel that were round about them fled at their cry; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up!
World English Bible
All Israel that were around them fled at the cry of them; for they said, "Lest the earth swallow us up!"
Young's Literal Translation
and all Israel who are round about them have fled at their voice, for they said, 'Lest the earth swallow us;'
Numbers 16:34 Parallel
CommentaryNumbers 16:34 Parallel Commentaries
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
So they went down alive into the grave, along with all their belongings. The earth closed over them, and they all vanished from among the people of Israel.
Then fire blazed forth from the LORD and burned up the 250 men who were offering incense.
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