The altar also was rent, and the ashes poured out from the altar, according to the sign which the man of God had given by the word of the LORD.
He gave a sign that day. He said, "This is the sign that the LORD has spoken: 'The altar will now be ripped apart, and the ashes that are on it will be spilled out.'"
But Micaiah said, "If you ever return safely, the LORD has not spoken through me." Then he said, "Listen, all you people!"
The battle raged throughout that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot facing the Arameans. He died that evening, and blood from his wound flowed into the bottom of the chariot.
Tomorrow at this time I will rain down the worst hail that has ever occurred in Egypt from the day it was founded until now.
Therefore give orders to bring your livestock and all that you have in the field into shelters. Every person and animal that is in the field and not brought inside will die when the hail falls on them."
Those among Pharaoh's officials who feared the word of the LORD made their servants and livestock flee to shelters,
but those who didn't take the LORD's word seriously left their servants and livestock in the field.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven and let there be hail throughout the land of Egypt-- on man and beast and every plant of the field in the land of Egypt."
So Moses stretched out his staff toward heaven, and the LORD sent thunder and hail. Lightning struck the earth, and the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.
The hail, with lightning flashing through it, was so severe that nothing like it had occurred in the land of Egypt since it had become a nation.
Throughout the land of Egypt, the hail struck down everything in the field, both man and beast. The hail beat down every plant of the field and shattered every tree in the field.
The LORD replied to Moses,
"Tell the community: Get away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram."
Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.
He warned the community, "Get away now from the tents of these wicked men. Don't touch anything that belongs to them, or you will be swept away because of all their sins."
So they got away from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Meanwhile, Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the entrance of their tents with their wives, children, and infants.
Then Moses said, "This is how you will know that the LORD sent me to do all these things and that it was not of my own will:
If these men die [naturally] as all people would, and suffer the fate of all, then the LORD has not sent me.
But if the LORD brings about something unprecedented, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them along with all that belongs to them so that they go down alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have despised the LORD."
Just as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split open.
The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah's people, and all [their] possessions.
They went down alive into Sheol with all that belonged to them. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly.
At their cries, all [the people of Israel] who were around them fled because they thought, "The earth may swallow us too!"
Fire also came out from the LORD and consumed the 250 men who were presenting the incense.
When a prophet speaks in the LORD's name, and the message does not come true or is not fulfilled, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: 'I am about to send you off the face of the earth. You will die this year because you have spoken rebellion against the LORD.'"
And the prophet Hananiah died that year in the seventh month.
And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the accompanying signs.]]
But a man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of property.
However, he kept back part of the proceeds with his wife's knowledge, and brought a portion of it and laid it at the apostles' feet.
Then Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the proceeds from the field?
Wasn't it yours while you possessed it? And after it was sold, wasn't it at your disposal? Why is it that you planned this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God!"
When he heard these words, Ananias dropped dead, and a great fear came on all who heard.
The young men got up, wrapped [his body], carried him out, and buried him.
There was an interval of about three hours; then his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
"Tell me," Peter asked her, "did you sell the field for this price?" "Yes," she said, "for that price."
Then Peter said to her, "Why did you agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out!"
Instantly she dropped dead at his feet. When the young men came in, they found her dead, carried her out, and buried her beside her husband.