Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.

Bible References

That no

Numbers 3:10
but unto Aaron, and unto his sons, shalt thou give oversight, so shall they keep charge of their priesthood, - and, the stranger who cometh near, shall be put to death.
Numbers 18:4
So shall they be joined unto thee, and shall keep the charge of the tent of meeting, as to all the laborious work of the tent, - but a stranger, shall not come near unto you.
Leviticus 22:10
And, no stranger, shall eat what is hallowed, - neither, one who dwelleth with a priest nor a hireling shall eat what is hallowed.
2 Chronicles 26:18
and they took their stand against Uzziah the king, and said unto him-It is not, for thee, O Uzziah, to burn incense unto Yahweh, but, for the priests, the sons of Aaron, who are hallowed, to burn incense. Go forth out of the sanctuary, for thou hast acted unfaithfully, and, not to thee, for an honour, shall it be from Yahweh Elohim.
Jude 1:11
Alas for them! because - in the way of Cain have they gone, and, in the error of Balaam's wage, have they run riot, and, in the gainsaying of Korah, have they perished.

Come near

1 Kings 13:1
And lo! a man of God, came in out of Judah, by the word of Yahweh, unto Bethel, - as Jeroboam was standing by the altar, to make a perfume.
2 Chronicles 26:16
But, when he became strong, uplifted was his heart, unto ruin, for he acted unfaithfully against Yahweh his God, - and entered into the temple of Yahweh, to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

General references

Numbers 16:6
This do, - Take to you censers, Korah and all his assembly;
Psalm 106:18
Then was kindled a fire in their assembly, - a flame, consumed the lawless ones.
Psalm 115:10
O house of Aaron! trust ye in Yahweh, Their help and their shield, is he!
Hebrews 5:4
And, not unto himself, doth one take the honour, but when called by God, just as, even Aaron: