NUMBERS 16:26

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“And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.”

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Numbers 16:26 Translation & Meaning

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And he spake וַיְדַבֵּ֨ר Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spake
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the congregation, הָֽעֵדָ֜ה A stated assemblage (specifically, a concourse, or generally, a family or crowd) congregation
saying, לֵאמֹ֗ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Depart, ס֣וּרוּ To turn off (literally or figuratively) Depart
I pray you, נָ֡א 'I pray', 'now', or 'then'; added mostly to verbs (in the Imperative or Future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjunction pray
from מֵעַל֩ Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications from
the tents אָֽהֳלֵ֨י A tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) tents
of these הָאֵ֔לֶּה These or those these
wicked הָֽרְשָׁעִים֙ Morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person wicked
men, הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֤ים A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
and touch תִּגְּע֖וּ Properly, to touch, i.e., lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.) touch
nothing וְאַֽל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing nothing
of theirs, lest פֶּן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest theirs lest
ye be consumed תִּסָּפ֖וּ Properly, to scrape (literally, to shave; but usually figuratively) together (i.e., to accumulate or increase) or away (i.e., to scatter, remove, or ruin; intransitively, to perish) consumed
in all בְּכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
their sins. חַטֹּאתָֽם׃ An offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender sins

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  • 24  Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

  • 25  And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.

  • 26  And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

  • 27  So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.

  • 28  And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.




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