The schism of Core and his adherents: their punishment.
 And behold Core the son of Isaar, the son of Caath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiron the sons of Eliab, and Hon the son of Pheleth of the children of Ruben,
Ecce autem Core filius Isaar, filii Caath, filii Levi, et Dathan atque Abiron filii Eliab, Hon quoque filius Pheleth de filiis Ruben,
 Rose up against Moses, and with them two hundred and fifty others of the children of Israel, leading men of the synagogue, and who in the time of assembly were called by name.
surrexerunt contra Moysen, aliique filiorum Israel ducenti quinquaginta viri proceres synagogae, et qui tempore concilii per nomina vocabantur.
 And when they had stood up against Moses and Aaron, they said: Let it be enough for you, that all the multitude consisteth of holy ones, and the Lord is among them: Why lift you up yourselves above the people of the Lord?
Cumque stetissent adversum Moysen et Aaron, dixerunt : Sufficiat vobis, quia omnis multitudo sanctorum est, et in ipsis est Dominus : cur elevamini super populum Domini?
 When Moses heard this, he fell flat on his face:
Quod cum audisset Moyses, cecidit pronus in faciem :
 And speaking to Core and all the multitude, he said: In the morning the Lord will make known who belong to him, and the holy he will join to himself: and whom he shall choose, they shall approach to him.
locutusque ad Core et ad omnem multitudinem : Mane, inquit, notum faciet Dominus qui ad se pertineant, et sanctos applicabit sibi : et quos elegerit, appropinquabunt ei.
 Do this therefore: Take every man of you your censers, thou Core, and all thy company.
Hoc igitur facite : tollat unusquisque thuribula sua, tu Core, et omne concilium tuum :
 And putting fire in them tomorrow, put incense upon it before the Lord: and whomsoever he shall choose, the same shall be holy: you take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.
et hausto cras igne, ponite desuper thymiama coram Domino : et quemcumque elegerit, ipse erit sanctus : multum erigimini filii Levi.
 And he said again to Core: Hear ye sons of Levi.
Dixitque rursum ad Core : Audite, filii Levi :
 Is it a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath spared you from all the people, and joined you to himself, that you should serve him in the service of the tabernacle, and should stand before the congregation of the people, and should minister to him?
num parum vobis est quod separavit vos Deus Israel ab omni populo, et junxit sibi, ut serviretis ei in cultu tabernaculi, et staretis coram frequentia populi, et ministraretis ei?
 Did he therefore make thee and all thy brethren the sons of Levi to approach unto him, that you should challenge to yourselves the priesthood also,
idcirco ad se fecit accedere te et omnes fratres tuos filios Levi, ut vobis etiam sacerdotium vindicetis,
 And that all thy company should stand against the Lord? for what is Aaron that you murmur against him?
et omnis globus tuus stet contra Dominum? quid est enim Aaron ut murmuretis contra eum?
 Then Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiron the sons of Eliab. But they answered: We will not come.
Misit ergo Moyses ut vocaret Dathan et Abiron filios Eliab. Qui responderunt : Non venimus.
 Is it a small matter to thee, that thou hast brought us out of a land that flowed with milk and honey, to kill us in the desert, except thou rule also like a lord over us?
Numquid parum est tibi quod eduxisti nos de terra, quae lacte et melle manabat, ut occideres in deserto, nisi et dominatus fueris nostri?
 Thou hast brought us indeed into a land that floweth with rivers of milk and honey, and hast given us possessions of fields and vineyards; wilt thou also pull out our eyes? We will not come.
Revera induxisti nos in terram, quae fluit rivis lactis et mellis, et dedisti nobis possessiones agrorum et vinearum : an et oculos nostros vis eruere? non venimus.
 Moses therefore being very angry, said to the Lord: Respect not their sacrifices: thou knowest that I have not taken of them so much as a young ass at any time, nor have injured any of them.
Iratusque Moyses valde, ait ad Dominum : Ne respicias sacrificia eorum : tu scis quod ne asellum quidem umquam acceperim ab eis, nec afflixerim quempiam eorum.
 And he said to Core: Do thou and thy congregation stand apart before the Lord tomorrow, and Aaron apart.
Dixitque ad Core : Tu, et omnis congregatio tua, state seorsum coram Domino, et Aaron die crastino separatim.
 Take every one of you censers, and put incense upon them, offering to the Lord two hundred and fifty censers: let Aaron also hold his censer.
Tollite singuli thuribula vestra, et ponite super ea incensum, offerentes Domino ducenta quinquaginta thuribula : Aaron quoque teneat thuribulum suum.
 When they had done this, Moses and Aaron standing,
Quod cum fecissent, stantibus Moyses et Aaron,
 And had drawn up all the multitude against them to the door of the tabernacle, the glory of the Lord appeared to them all.
et coacervassent adversum eos omnem multitudinem ad ostium tabernaculi, apparuit cunctis gloria Domini.
 And the Lord speaking to Moses and Aaron, said:
Locutusque Dominus ad Moysen et Aaron, ait :
 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may presently destroy them.
Separamini de medio congregationis hujus, ut eos repente disperdam.
 They fell flat on their face, and said: O most mighty, the God of the spirits of all flesh, for one man's sin shall thy wrath rage against all?
Qui ceciderunt proni in faciem, atque dixerunt : Fortissime Deus spirituum universae carnis, num uno peccante, contra omnes ira tua desaeviet?
 And the Lord said to Moses:
Et ait Dominus ad Moysen :
 Command the whole people to separate themselves from the tents of Core and Dathan and Abiron.
Praecipe universo populo ut separetur a tabernaculis Core et Dathan et Abiron.
 And Moses arose, and went to Dathan and Abiron: and the ancients of Israel following him,
Surrexitque Moyses, et abiit ad Dathan et Abiron : et sequentibus eum senioribus Israel,
 He said to the multitude: Depart from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be involved in their sins.
dixit ad turbam : Recedite a tabernaculis hominum impiorum, et nolite tangere quae ad eos pertinent, ne involvamini in peccatis eorum.
 And when they were departed from their tents round about, Dathan and Abiron coming out stood in the entry of their pavilions with their wives and children, and all the people.
Cumque recessissent a tentoriis eorum per circuitum, Dathan et Abiron egressi stabant in introitu papilionum suorum cum uxoribus et liberis, omnique frequentia.
 And Moses said: By this you shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all things that you see, and that I have not forged them of my own head:
Et ait Moyses : In hoc scietis quod Dominus miserit me ut facerem universa quae cernitis, et non ex proprio ea corde protulerim :
 If these men die the common death of men, and if they be visited with a plague, wherewith others also are wont to be visited, the Lord did not send me.
si consueta hominum morte interierint, et visitaverit eos plaga, qua et ceteri visitari solent, non misit me Dominus :
 But if the Lord do a new thing, and the earth opening her mouth swallow them down, and all things that belong to them, and they go down alive into hell, you shall know that they have blasphemed the Lord.
sin autem novam rem fecerit Dominus, ut aperiens terra os suum deglutiat eos et omnia quae ad illos pertinent, descenderintque viventes in infernum, scietis quod blasphemaverint Dominum.
 And immediately as he had made an end of speaking, the earth broke asunder under their feet:
Confestim igitur ut cessavit loqui, dirupta est terra sub pedibus eorum :
 And opening her mouth, devoured them with their tents and all their substance.
et aperiens os suum, devoravit illos cum tabernaculis suis et universa substantia eorum,
 And they went down alive into hell the ground closing upon them, and they perished from among the people.
descenderuntque vivi in infernum operti humo, et perierunt de medio multitudinis.
 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.
At vero omnis Israel, qui stabat per gyrum, fugit ad clamorem pereuntium, dicens : Ne forte et nos terra deglutiat.
 And a fire coming out from the Lord, destroyed the two hundred and fifty men that offered the incense.
Sed et ignis egressus a Domino interfecit ducentos quinquaginta viros, qui offerebant incensum.
 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen, dicens :
 Command Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest to take up the censers that lie in the burning, and to scatter the fire of one side and the other: because they are sanctified
Praecipe Eleazaro filio Aaron sacerdoti ut tollat thuribula quae jacent in incendio, et ignem huc illucque dispergat : quoniam sanctificata sunt
 In the deaths of the sinners: and let him beat them into plates, and fasten them to the altar, because incense hath been offered in them to the Lord, and they are sanctified, that the children of Israel may see them for a sign and a memorial.
in mortibus peccatorum : producatque ea in laminas, et affigat altari, eo quod oblatum sit in eis incensum Domino, et sanctificata sint, ut cernant ea pro signo et monimento filii Israel.
 Then Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers, wherein they had offered, whom the burning fire had devoured, and beat them into plates, fastening them to the altar:
Tulit ergo Eleazar sacerdos thuribula aenea, in quibus obtulerant hi quos incendium devoravit, et produxit ea in laminas, affigens altari :
 That the children of Israel might have for the time to come wherewith they should be admonished, that no stranger or any one that is not of seed of Aaron should come near to offer incense to the Lord, lest he should suffer as Core suffered, and all his congregation, according as the Lord spoke to Moses.
ut haberent postea filii Israel, quibus commonerentur ne quis accedat alienigena, et qui non est de semine Aaron ad offerendum incensum Domino, ne patiatur sicut passus est Core, et omnis congregatio ejus, loquente Domino ad Moysen.
 The following day all the multitude of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying: You have killed the people of the Lord.
Murmuravit autem omnis multitudo filiorum Israel sequenti die contra Moysen et Aaron, dicens : Vos interfecistis populum Domini.
 And when there arose a sedition, and the tumult increased,
Cumque oriretur seditio, et tumultus incresceret,
 Moses and Aaron fled to the tabernacle of the covenant. And when the were gone into it, the cloud covered it, and the glory of the Lord appeared.
Moyses et Aaron fugerunt ad tabernaculum foederis. Quod, postquam ingressi sunt, operuit nubes, et apparuit gloria Domini.
 And the Lord said to Moses:
Dixitque Dominus ad Moysen :
 Get you out from the midst of this multitude, this moment will I destroy them. And as they were lying on the ground,
Recedite de medio hujus multitudinis, etiam nunc delebo eos. Cumque jacerent in terra,
 Moses said to Aaron: Take the censer, and putting fire in it from the altar, put incense upon it, and go quickly to the people to pray for them: for already wrath is gone out from the Lord, and the plague rageth.
dixit Moyses ad Aaron : Tolle thuribulum, et hausto igne de altari, mitte incensum desuper, pergens cito ad populum, ut roges pro eis : jam enim egressa est ira a Domino, et plaga desaevit.
 When Aaron had done this, and had run to the midst of the multitude which the burning fire was now destroying, he offered the incense:
Quod cum fecisset Aaron, et cucurrisset ad mediam multitudinem, quam jam vastabat incendium, obtulit thymiama :
 And standing between the dead and the living, he prayed for the people, and the plague ceased.
et stans inter mortuos ac viventes, pro populo deprecatus est, et plaga cessavit.
 And the number of them that were slain was fourteen thousand and seven hundred men, besides them that had perished in the sedition of Core.
Fuerunt autem qui percussi sunt, quatuordecim millia hominum, et septingenti, absque his qui perierant in seditione Core.
 And Aaron returned to Moses to the door of the tabernacle of the covenant after the destruction was over.
Reversusque est Aaron ad Moysen ad ostium tabernaculi foederis postquam quievit interitus.