NUMBERS 16:30

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But if the Lord make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord.

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Numbers 16:30 Translation & Meaning

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But if וְאִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
the Lord יְהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
make יִבְרָ֣א (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes) make
a new thing, בְּרִיאָ֞ה A creation, i.e., a novelty new thing
and the earth הָֽאֲדָמָ֤ה Soil (from its general redness) earth
open וּפָֽצְתָ֨ה To rend, i.e., open (especially the mouth) open
her mouth, פִּ֙יהָ֙ The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to mouth
and swallow them up, וּבָֽלְעָ֤ה To make away with (specifically by swallowing); generally, to destroy swallow up
with all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
that אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
appertain (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
unto them, and they go down וְיָֽרְד֥וּ To descend (literally, to go downwards; or conventionally to a lower region, as the shore, a boundary, the enemy, etc.; or figuratively, to fall); causatively, to bring down (in all the above applications) go down
quick חַיִּ֖ים Alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively quick
into the pit; שְׁאֹ֑לָה Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates pit
then ye shall understand וִֽידַעְתֶּ֕ם To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) then understand
that כִּ֧י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
these הָאֵ֖לֶּה These or those these
men הָֽאֲנָשִׁ֥ים 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
have provoked נִֽאֲצ֛וּ To scorn; or (in Ecclesiastes 12:5), by interchange for H5132, to bloom provoked
the Lord. יְהוָֽה׃ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord

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  • 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.

  • 29  If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the Lord hath not sent me.

  • 30  But if the Lord make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord.

  • 31  And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:

  • 32  And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.




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