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Numbers 16:9

    Numbers 16:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Seemeth 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?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Seems it but a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has 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 to them?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    seemeth 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 Jehovah, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Does it seem only a small thing to you that the God of Israel has made you separate from the rest of Israel, letting you come near himself to do the work of the House of the Lord, and to take your place before the people to do what has to be done for them;

    Webster's Revision

    seemeth 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 Jehovah, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them;

    World English Bible

    Is it a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of Yahweh, and to stand before the congregation to minister to them;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    seemeth 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;

    Definitions for Numbers 16:9

    Minister - Servants.
    Tabernacle - A tent, booth or dwelling.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 16:9

    "Seemeth" is not in the original. Render it as: Is it too little for you, i. e. "is it less than your dignity demands?"

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 16:9

    16:9 To minister to them - So they were the servants both of God and of the church, which was an high dignity, though not sufficient for their ambitious minds.