New International Version
16 In the camp they grew envious(A) of Moses
and of Aaron, who was consecrated to the Lord.
17 The earth opened(B) up and swallowed Dathan;(C)
it buried the company of Abiram.(D)
18 Fire blazed(E) among their followers;
a flame consumed the wicked.
19 At Horeb they made a calf(F)
and worshiped an idol cast from metal.
20 They exchanged their glorious God(G)
for an image of a bull, which eats grass.
21 They forgot the God(H) who saved them,
who had done great things(I) in Egypt,
22 miracles in the land of Ham(J)
and awesome deeds(K) by the Red Sea.
23 So he said he would destroy(L) them—
had not Moses, his chosen one,
stood in the breach(M) before him
to keep his wrath from destroying them.