12 Moses sent for Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come! 13 Is it not enough that you brought us up from a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness? Do you also have to appoint yourself as ruler over us? 14 Furthermore, you didn’t bring us to a land flowing with milk and honey or give us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? We will not come!”

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12 Then Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram,(A) the sons of Eliab. But they said, “We will not come!(B) 13 Isn’t it enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey(C) to kill us in the wilderness?(D) And now you also want to lord it over us!(E) 14 Moreover, you haven’t brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey(F) or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards.(G) Do you want to treat these men like slaves[a]?(H) No, we will not come!(I)

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 16:14 Or to deceive these men; Hebrew Will you gouge out the eyes of these men

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