39 So Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers which the men who were burned had offered, and they hammered them out as a plating for the altar, 40 as a [a]reminder to the sons of Israel that (A)no [b]layman who is not of the [c]descendants of Aaron should come near (B)to burn incense before the Lord; so that he will not become like Korah and his company—just as the Lord had spoken to him [d]through Moses.

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  1. Numbers 16:40 Or memorial
  2. Numbers 16:40 Lit stranger
  3. Numbers 16:40 Lit seed
  4. Numbers 16:40 Lit by the hand of

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