New Living Translation
Then fire blazed forth from the LORD and burned up the 250 men who were offering 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:35 From the Lord - From the cloud, wherein the glory of the Lord appeared.
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
If anyone tries to harm them, fire flashes from their mouths and consumes their enemies. This is how anyone who tries to harm them must die.
So fire blazed forth from the LORD's presence and burned them up, and they died there before the LORD.
Soon the people began to complain about their hardship, and the LORD heard everything they said. Then the LORD's anger blazed against them, and he sent a fire to rage among them, and he destroyed some of the people in the outskirts of the camp.
They incited a rebellion against Moses, along with 250 other leaders of the community, all prominent members of the assembly.
All the people around them fled when they heard their screams. "The earth will swallow us, too!" they cried.
And the LORD said to Moses,
But 14,700 people died in that plague, in addition to those who had died in the affair involving Korah.
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