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

New Living Translation
All the people around them fled when they heard their screams. “The earth will swallow us, too!” they cried.

English Standard Version
And all Israel who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, “Lest the earth swallow us up!”

Berean Study Bible
At their cries, all the people of Israel who were around them fled, saying, “The earth may swallow us too!”

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.

New King James Version
Then all Israel who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, “Lest the earth swallow us up also!

New American Standard Bible
Then all Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, “The earth might swallow us!”

NASB 1995
All Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, “The earth may swallow us up!”

NASB 1977
And all Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, “The earth may swallow us up!”

Amplified Bible
All Israel who were around them fled at their outcry, for they said, “The earth may swallow us also.”

Christian Standard Bible
At their cries, all the people of Israel who were around them fled because they thought, “The earth may swallow us too! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At their cries, all the people of Israel who were around them fled because they thought, “The earth may swallow us too!”

American Standard Version
And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all children of Israel who were around them fled from their voices and they were saying, “Lest the Earth will swallow us!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all Israel round about them fled from the sound of them, for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

Contemporary English Version
The rest of the Israelites heard their screams, so they ran off, shouting, "We don't want that to happen to us!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
But all Israel, that was standing round about, fled at the cry of them that were perishing: saying: Lest perhaps the earth swallow us up also.

English Revised Version
And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up.

Good News Translation
All the people of Israel who were there fled when they heard their cry. They shouted, "Run! The earth might swallow us too!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the Israelites around them ran away when they heard their screams. They thought the ground would swallow them, too.

International Standard Version
Then all of the Israelis who were around them ran away when they heard them crying, "…so the ground won't swallow us up, too."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said: 'Lest the earth swallow us up.'

Literal Standard Version
and all Israel who [are] around them have fled at their voice, for they said, “Lest the earth swallow us”;

NET Bible
All the Israelites who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, "What if the earth swallows us too?"

New Heart English Bible
All Israel that were around 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;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Earth Swallows Korah
33They went down alive into Sheol with all they owned. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly. 34At their cries, all the people of Israel who were around them fled, saying, “The earth may swallow us too!” 35And fire came forth from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.…

Cross References
Numbers 16:33
They went down alive into Sheol with all they owned. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly.

Numbers 16:35
And fire came forth from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.


Treasury of Scripture

And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

fled

Isaiah 33:3
At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.

Zechariah 14:5
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

Revelation 6:15-17
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; …

lest

Numbers 17:12,13
And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish…









Verse 34. - At the cry of them. לְקֹלָם, "at the noise of them;" at the mingled sound of their shrieks and of the natural convulsion amidst which they disappeared.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
At their cries,
לְקֹלָ֑ם (lə·qō·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the people of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֗ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

who [were]
אֲשֶׁ֛ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

around them
סְבִיבֹתֵיהֶ֖ם (sə·ḇî·ḇō·ṯê·hem)
Adverb | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

fled,
נָ֣סוּ (nā·sū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5127: To flit, vanish away

saying,
אָֽמְר֔וּ (’ā·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“The earth
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

may
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's 6435: Removal, lest

swallow us too!”
תִּבְלָעֵ֖נוּ (tiḇ·lā·‘ê·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | first person common plural
Strong's 1104: To swallow down, swallow up, engulf


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