Numbers - Chapter 16
FREE Catholic Classes
- « Prev
- Next »
3 These banded together against Moses and Aaron and said to them, 'You take too much on yourselves! The whole community, all its members, are consecrated, and Yahweh lives among them. Why set yourselves higher than Yahweh's community?'
4 On hearing this, Moses threw himself on his face.
5 Then he said to Korah and all in his party, 'Tomorrow morning Yahweh will reveal who is his, who the consecrated man whom he will allow to approach him. The one he allows to approach is the one whom he has chosen.
9 Is it not enough for you that the God of Israel has singled you out of the community of Israel, and called you to be near him, to serve in Yahweh's Dwelling and to represent the community by officiating on its behalf?
10 He has called you to be near him, you and all your brother Levites with you, and now you want to be priests as well!
11 For which reason, you and all in your party have banded together against Yahweh himself: for what is Aaron, that you should mutter against him?'
12 Moses then summoned Dathan and Abiram sons of Eliab. They replied, 'We will not come.
14 What is more, you have not brought us to a country flowing with milk and honey and you have not given us fields and vineyards for our heritage. Do you think you can hoodwink these people? We will not come.'
20 Yahweh then spoke to Moses and Aaron. He said,
26 He spoke to the community and said, 'Stand away, I tell you, from the tents of these sinners, and touch nothing that belongs to them, for fear that with all their sins you too will be swept away.'
29 If these people die a natural death such as people commonly die, then Yahweh has not sent me.
30 But if Yahweh does something utterly new, if the earth should open its mouth and swallow them and all their belongings, so that they go down alive to Sheol, then you will know that they held Yahweh in contempt.'
34 At their cries, all the Israelites round them took to their heels, saying, 'We do not want the earth to swallow us too!'
35 Fire then shot out from Yahweh and consumed the two hundred and fifty men offering incense.
Most Popular Bibles
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22
Gospel, John 20:11-18
More Daily Readings
FREE Classes on the Bible Free, world-class Catholic education for anyone, anywhere
by Catholic Online
- Prayer Requests Live for Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 HD Video
- St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 24, ...
- Daily Readings for Wednesday, April 24, 2019
- Appeals court: House not required to accept 'secular prayer' at start ...
- Daily Reading for Thursday, April 25th, 2019 HD Video
- National Catholic Prayer Breakfast hears call for 'Catholic great ...
- Pope Francis gifts 6,000 rosaries, asks for prayers on name day
- Prayer Requests Live for Monday, April 22nd, 2019 HD
- Daily Reading for Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 HD
- Daily Reading for Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 HD
- Daily Reading for Monday, April 22nd, 2019 HD
Learn about Catholic world
Inform - Inspire - Ignite
Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained
Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need
Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online
Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye
Today's bible reading
Products and services we offer
Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books
Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org
Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel
Learn the Catholic way
Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all
K-12 & Adult Education Classes
Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education
Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2019 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.
Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.