Comparison of Pentateuch:
Jewish Publication Society 1917
Targums Onkelos,
Jonathan Ben Uzziel/Palestinian,
Jerusalem Fragments

 

Numbers
Chapter 16

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Numbers 15 JPS TOC Comparison TOC Targums TOC Numbers 17
Numbers 16:1
JPS 16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men;
ONK 16:1 But Korach bar Izhar bar Kahath bar Levi, and Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On bar Pelath of the Beni Reuben, made a division.
PAL 16:1 But Korach bar Jizhar bar Kehath, bar Levi, with Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On bar Peleth, of the Beni-Reuben, took his robe which was all of hyacinth,
JER 16:1 And Korach took counsel, and made division.
 
Numbers 16:2
JPS 16:2 and they rose up in face of Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty men; they were princes of the congregation, the elect men of the assembly, men of renown;
ONK 16:2 And they rose up in the presence of Mosheh with (other) men of the sons of Israel, two hundred and fifty, chiefs of the congregation, who at the time of the convocation had been men of name.(29)
PAL 16:2 and rose up boldly, and in the face of Mosheh appointed a (different) observance in the matter of the hyacinth. Mosheh had said, I have heard from the mouth of the Holy One, whose Name be Blessed, that the fringes are to be of white, with one filament of hyacinth; but Korach and his companions made garments with their fringes altogether of hyacinth, which the Lord had not commanded; and two hundred and fifty men of the sons of Israel, who had been made leaders of the congregation at the time when the journeys and encampments were appointed, by expression of their names, supported him.
 
 
Numbers 16:3
JPS 16:3 and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them: 'Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them; wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?'
ONK 16:3 And they gathered together against Mosheh, and against Aharon, and said to them, You are too great;(30) for the whole of the congregation are all of them holy, and the Lord's Shekinah dwelleth among them: wherefore then are you lifted up above the church of the Lord?
PAL 16:3 And they gathered together against Mosheh and Aharon, and said to them: Let the authority you have (hitherto had) suffice you, for all the congregation are holy, and the Lord's Shekinah dwelleth among them; and why should you be magnified over the church of the Lord?
 
 
Numbers 16:4
JPS 16:4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face.
ONK 16:4 And Mosheh heard, and fell upon his face.
PAL 16:4 And Mosheh heard, as if every one of them was jealous of his wife, and would have them drink of the trial-water on account of Mosheh; and he fell on his face for shame.
 
 
Numbers 16:5
JPS 16:5 And he spoke unto Korah and unto all his company, saying: 'In the morning the LORD will show who are His, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near unto Him; even him whom He may choose will He cause to come near unto Him.
ONK 16:5 And he spake with Korach, and with all the congregation, saying: In the morning the Lord will make known who it is who pertaineth to Him, and who hath been consecrated to approach to His presence; and whosoever He shall appoint shall go near unto His service.
PAL 16:5 And he spake with Korach and all the company who supported him, saying: In the morning the Lord will make known him whom He hath approved, and hath consecrated to approach unto His service, and who it hath pleased Him should come nigh in ministering unto Him.
 
 
Numbers 16:6
JPS 16:6 This do: take you censors, Korah, and all his company;
ONK 16:6 This do: Take you censers, Korach and all his congregation;
PAL 16:6 Do this: Let Korach and all the company of his helpers take censers,
 
 
Numbers 16:7
JPS 16:7 and put fire therein, and put incense upon them before the LORD to-morrow; and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy; ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.'
ONK 16:7 and put fire in them, and put sweet incense upon it before the Lord tomorrow: and the man whom the Lord will choose, he shall be holy. You have too much,(31) sons of Levi.
PAL 16:7 put fire in them, and lay incense upon them before the Lord, tomorrow; and the man whom the Lord shall make known, he it is who is consecrated. Let it suffice to you, sons of Levi.
 
 
Numbers 16:8
JPS 16:8 And Moses said unto Korah: 'Hear now, ye sons of Levi:
ONK 16:8 And Mosheh said to Korach, Hear now, sons of Levi:
PAL 16:8 And Mosheh said to Korach and his kindred: Hear now, ye sons of Levi:
 
 
Numbers 16:9
JPS 16:9 is it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them;
ONK 16:9 Is it a little thing with you that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel to bring you near before Him to perform the service of the Lord's tabernacle, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them?
PAL 16:9 Is it too little for you that the God of Israel hath set you apart from the congregation of Israel to draw near to do His service, to fulfil the ministry of the Lord's tabernacle, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them?
 
 
Numbers 16:10
JPS 16:10 and that He hath brought thee near, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee? and will ye seek the priesthood also?
ONK 16:10 But He hath brought thee nigh, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek you now the High Priesthood also?
PAL 16:10 But so hath he brought nigh thee and all the sons of Levi with thee; and now, do ye demand the high-priesthood also?
 
 
Numbers 16:11
JPS 16:11 Therefore thou and all thy company that are gathered together against the LORDó; and as to Aaron, what is he that ye murmur against him?'
ONK 16:11 Therefore thou and all thy company have gathered together against the Lord. And Aharon, what is he, that you murmur against him?
PAL 16:11 Therefore art thou and all the company of thy helpers gathered together against the Word of the Lord: and Aharon, what is he, that you murmur against him?
 
 
Numbers 16:12
JPS 16:12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and they said: 'We will not come up;
ONK 16:12 And Mosheh sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said, We will not come up.
PAL 16:12 And Mosheh sent men to summon Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, to the house of the great judgment; but they said, We will not come up.
 
 
Numbers 16:13
JPS 16:13 is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but thou must needs make thyself also a prince over us?
ONK 16:13 Is it a trifle that thou hast brought us from a land making milk and honey to kill us in the desert, that thou mayest domineer and rule over us?
PAL 16:13 Is it a little thing, that thou hast brought us from Mizraim, a land that produceth milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that ruling thou mayest domineer over us?
 
 
Numbers 16:14
JPS 16:14 Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards; wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.'
ONK 16:14 Neither hast thou brought us into the land that maketh milk and honey, to give us an inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou blind the eyes of these men? The will not come up.
PAL 16:14 Neither hast thou brought us into the land producing milk and honey, to give us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Wilt thou blind the eyes of the men of that land, that thou mayest overcome them? We shall not go up thither.
 
 
Numbers 16:15
JPS 16:15 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD: 'Respect not thou their offering; I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.'
ONK 16:15 And Mosheh was greatly angered, and said before the Lord, Receive not Thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I injured one of them.
PAL 16:15 And Mosheh was very wroth, and said before the Lord: I beseech thee, look not upon their offering, the portion of their hands; for not an ass have I taken from one of them, nor to any of them done an injury.
JER 16:15 And it was very grievous to Mosheh, and he said before the Lord: Regard not the portion of their hands; for not an ass have I taken from one of them, nor to one of them done wrong.
 
Numbers 16:16
JPS 16:16 And Moses said unto Korah: 'Be thou and all thy congregation before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow;
ONK 16:16 And Mosheh said to Korach, Be thou and all thy company prepared before the Lord, thou and they and Aharon tomorrow.
PAL 16:16 And Mosheh said to Korach, Thou, and all the company of thy helpers, come together to the house of judgment before the Lord tomorrow, thou, they, and Aharon.
 
 
Numbers 16:17
JPS 16:17 and take ye every man his fire-pan, and put incense upon them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his fire-pan, two hundred and fifty fire-pans; thou also, and Aaron, each his fire-pan.
ONK 16:17 And take every man his censer, and put sweet incense upon them, each man to offer before the Lord (with) his censer.
PAL 16:17 And take every one his censer, and put incense upon them; and let each offer his censer before the Lord, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aharon, each man his censer.
 
 
Numbers 16:18
JPS 16:18 And they took every man his fire-pan, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood at the door of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron.
ONK 16:18 And they took every man his censer, and set fire in it, and put sweet incense thereon, and stood at the door of the tabernacle of ordinance, with Mosheh and Aharon.
PAL 16:18 And they took every one his censer, and put fire in them and sweet incense with it, and stood at the door of the tabernacle of ordinance on one side; but Mosheh and Aharon on the other side.
 
 
Numbers 16:19
JPS 16:19 And Korah assembled all the congregation against them unto the door of the tent of meeting; and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.
ONK 16:19 And Korach assembled with him all the company at the door of the tabernacle of ordinance.

And the glory of the Lord was revealed to all the congregation;

PAL 16:19 And Korach gathered to them the whole congregation at the door of the tabernacle. And he had brought forth, from his riches, two treasures which he had found among the treasures of Joseph filled with silver and gold, and sought with them to drive the riches of Mosheh and Aharon out of the world; but the glory of the Lord revealed itself to all the congregation.
 
 
Numbers 16:20
JPS 16:20 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying:
ONK 16:20 and the Lord spake with Mosheh and to Aharon, saying:
PAL 16:20 And the Lord spake with Mosheh and Aharon, saying:
 
 
Numbers 16:21
JPS 16:21 'Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.'
ONK 16:21 Separate yourselves from among this company, and I will consume them at once.
PAL 16:21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may destroy them quickly.
 
 
Numbers 16:22
JPS 16:22 And they fell upon their faces, and said: 'O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt Thou be wroth with all the congregation?'
ONK 16:22 But they fell upon their faces, and said, God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and thou be wroth with all the congregation?
PAL 16:22 But they bowed down upon their faces in prayer, and said: El Eloha, who hast put the spirit of life in the bodies of the children of men, and from whom is given the spirit of all flesh,—if one man hath sinned, wilt Thou be angry with all the congregation?
JER 16:22 And they bowed on their faces, and said: God, who rulest over the spirit of all flesh,—if one man hath sinned, wilt Thou be wroth against all the people?
 
Numbers 16:23
JPS 16:23 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying:
ONK 16:23 And the Lord spake with Mosheh, saying:
PAL 16:23 And the Lord spake with Mosheh, saying:
 
 
Numbers 16:24
JPS 16:24 'Speak unto the congregation, saying: Get you up from about the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.'
ONK 16:24 Speak with the congregation, saying: Get you up from among the tents of Korach, Dathan, and Abiram.
PAL 16:24 I have accepted thy prayer for the congregation. Now speak thou with them, saying: Remove away from the tents of Korach, Dathan, and Abiram.
 
 
Numbers 16:25
JPS 16:25 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.
ONK 16:25 And Mosheh arose and went unto Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.
PAL 16:25 And Mosheh arose, and went to remonstrate with Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed.
 
 
Numbers 16:26
JPS 16:26 And he spoke unto the congregation, saying: 'Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be swept away in all their sins.'
ONK 16:26 And he spake with the congregation, saying: Remove now from the tents of these guilty men, and touch not anything that is theirs, lest you be stricken with all their sins.
PAL 16:26 And he said to the congregation. Remove now away from the tents of these men of sin, who have been worthy of death from (the days of) their youth in Mizraim, for they betrayed my secret when I slew the Mizraite; they provoked the Lord at the sea; at Alush they profaned the Sabbath, and now are they gathered together against the Word of the Lord; and therefore is it fit that their wealth should be scattered abroad and destroyed. Touch not, then, anything that is theirs, nor be smitten on account of their sins.
 
 
Numbers 16:27
JPS 16:27 So they got them up from the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side; and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, and their sons, and their little ones.
ONK 16:27 And they gat up from the tents of Korach, Dathan, and Abiram round about; and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, and their sons, and their families.
PAL 16:27 And they went apart from the tents of Korach, Dathan, and Abiram round about. But Dathan and Abiram came out, with reviling words, and arose and provoked Mosheh at the door of their tents, with their wives, their sons, and their little ones.
 
 
Numbers 16:28
JPS 16:28 And Moses said: 'Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works, and that I have not done them of mine own mind.
ONK 16:28 And Mosheh said: By this shall you know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works, because (I do them) not of my own will:
PAL 16:28 And Mosheh said, By this you shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works, and that (I do them) not from the thoughts of my heart.
JER 16:28 For not with my own heart have I devised them.
 
Numbers 16:29
JPS 16:29 If these men die the common death of all men, and be visited after the visitation of all men, then the LORD hath not sent Me.
ONK 16:29 If these men die the death of all men, and the visitation of all men be visited upon them, the Lord hath not sent me.
PAL 16:29 If these men die after the manner of dying in which all men die, and the (common) account of all men be accounted upon them, the Lord hath not sent me.
JER 16:29 If these die by the death with which the sons of men die, and the account of all men be accounted upon them, the Lord hath not sent me.
 
Numbers 16:30
JPS 16:30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the ground open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into the pit, then ye shall understand that these men have despised the LORD.'
ONK 16:30 But if the Lord create a creation, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, and all that is theirs, and they go down alive into Sheul, then you will know that these men have caused anger before the Lord.
PAL 16:30 But if a death which hath not been created since the days of the world be now created for them, and if a mouth for the earth, which hath not been made from the beginning, be created now, and the earth open her mouth and swallow them and all they have, and they go down alive into Sheul, you will understand that these men have provoked the Lord to anger.
 
 
Numbers 16:31
JPS 16:31 And it came to pass, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground did cleave asunder that was under them.
ONK 16:31 And it was, when he had finished to speak all these words, that the ground under them clave asunder,
PAL 16:31 And it came to pass, when he had finished speaking these words, the earth beneath them clave asunder;
 
 
Numbers 16:32
JPS 16:32 And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
ONK 16:32 and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and the men of their houses; and all the men of Korach, and all their substance,
PAL 16:32 and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and the men of their houses, and all the men who adhered to Korach, and all their substance.
 
 
Numbers 16:33
JPS 16:33 So they, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit; and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the assembly.
ONK 16:33 they, and all who were theirs, went down alive into Sheul; and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the congregation.
PAL 16:33 And they went down with all that they had alive into Sheul; and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from the midst of the congregation. And all Israel who were round about them fled from the terror of their voice, as they cried and said, Righteous is the Lord, and His judgment is truth, and the words of His servant Mosheh are truth; but we are wicked who have rebelled against him:
 
 
Numbers 16:34
JPS 16:34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said: 'Lest the earth swallow us up.'
ONK 16:34 And all Israel who stood round about them fled from their cry; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us.
PAL 16:34 and the children of Israel fled when they heard; for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up.
 
 
Numbers 16:35
JPS 16:35 And fire came forth from the LORD, and devoured the two hundred and fifty men that offered the incense.
ONK 16:35 And fire came out from before the Lord, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men who had offered the sweet incense.
PAL 16:35 And a fire came out in wrath from before the Lord, and devoured the two hundred and fifty men who offered the incense.
 
 
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