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Rebellion of Dathan and Abiram. 12 Moses summoned Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, but they answered, “We will not go.[a] 13 Are you not satisfied that you have brought us here from a land flowing with milk and honey to have us perish in the wilderness, that now you must also lord it over us? 14 Far from bringing us to a land flowing with milk and honey, or giving us fields and vineyards for our inheritance, will you gouge out our eyes?[b] No, we will not go.”

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  1. 16:12 We will not go: to appear before Moses’ “tribunal.”
  2. 16:14 Gouge out our eyes: blind us to the real state of affairs.