וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵיהֶם קִרְבוּ שְׁאוּ אֶת אֲחֵיכֶם. וַהֲלֹא כְּבָר נֶאֱמַר, וַתֵּצֵא אֵשׁ מִלִּפְנֵי ה' וַתֹּאכַל אוֹתָם. אֶלָּא יִתְבָּרֵךְ שְׁמוֹ שֶׁל מֶלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, שֶׁהוּא עוֹשֶׂה כַּמָּה נוֹרָאוֹת וְכַמָּה נִפְלָאוֹת, שֶׁשָּׁלַח הָאֵשׁ כִּשְׁנֵי חוּטִין לְכָל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד בְּחָטְמָן וְשָׂרַף אֶת הַנְפָשׁוֹת, וּבִבְשָׂרָם לֹא נָגַע וְלֹא בְּמַלְבּוּשָׁם, וַיִּקְרְבוּ וַיִּשָּׂאֻם בְּכֻתֳּנֹתָם.
And he said to them, "Approach and carry your brothers": And has it not already been stated, "And fire went out from in front of the Lord and consumed them?" Rather, blessed be the name of the King of kings of kings, the Holy One, blessed be He - as He does several awesome acts and several wonders: He sent the fire like two strings to each and every one, in their nostrils, and burned their souls; but He did not touch their flesh nor their garments. "And they approached and carried them by their tunics."