Eleazar and the priests would be chargeable with the death of the Kohathites, if they failed to give them proper cautions and directions; or permitted them to gaze with irreverence or curiosity upon the holy things, which they might carry, but not see (
But they shall
not go in to see when the holy things
are covered, lest they die.
And the earth
opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the
men that [appertained
] unto Korah, and all [their
And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's
rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token
against the rebels
; and thou
shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.
Numbers 18:5 And ye
shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath
any more upon the children of Israel.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge
the people, lest they break
through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer
, and put fire therein, and put incense
thereon, and offered strange
fire before the LORD, which
he commanded them not. ... And there went out fire
from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died
before the LORD.
1 Samuel 6:19
And he smote
the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand
and threescore and ten men: and the people lamented, because the LORD had smitten [many
] of the people with a great slaughter.
2 Samuel 6:6
And when they came to Nachon's
threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth [his hand
] to the ark of God, and took hold of it; for the oxen shook [it]
. ... And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote
him there for [his
; and there he died by the ark of God.
So they shall
bring out all thy wives and thy children to the Chaldeans: and thou shalt not escape out of their hand, but shalt be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: and thou shalt cause this city to be burned with fire.