וְאֶת כָּל הָעֵדָה הַקְהֵל. אָמַר לוֹ הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא לְמֹשֶׁה, חֲלֹק לוֹ כָּבוֹד כְּנֶגֶד יִשְׂרָאֵל, כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּרְאוּהוּ הַיּוֹם נִכְנָס לִכְהֻנָּה גְּדוֹלָה, וְהַתְרֵה בָּהֶם הַתְרָאָה שֶׁלֹּא יַחְלְקוּ עַל הַכְּהֻנָּה כְּקֹרַח וְכַעֲדָתוֹ שֶׁנִּבְלְעוּ. שֶׁאֲנִי יוֹדֵעַ שֶׁעָתִיד עֻזִּיָּהוּ לַחֲלֹק וְלַעֲמֹד עַל הַכְּהֻנָּה, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר: זִכָּרוֹן לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לְמַעַן אֲשֶׁר לֹא יִקְרַב אִישׁ זָר (במדבר יז, ה). הוּא אֵינוֹ מִזֶּרַע לֵוִי כְּשֵׁם שֶׁהָיָה קֹרַח, וְלֹא מִזֶּרַע אַהֲרֹן הוּא. מִיָּד, וַיִּזְעַף עֻזִּיָּהוּ וּבְיָדוֹ מִקְטֶרֶת לְהַקְטִיר, וּבְזַעְפּוֹ עִם הַכֹּהֲנִים וְהַצָּרַעַת זָרְחָה בְמִצְחוֹ (דה״ב כו, יט). אָמַר לוֹ: וְכַדִּין שֶׁעָשִׂיתָ לְקֹרַח אַתָּה עוֹשֶׂה לוֹ אָמַר לוֹ: לָאו, וְלֹא יִהְיֶה כְּקֹרַח וְכַעֲדָתוֹ (במדבר יז, ה). אָמַר לוֹ: וְהֵיאַךְ אַתָּה עוֹשֶׂה לוֹ. אָמַר לוֹ: כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֵּר ה' בְּיַד מֹשֶׁה לוֹ (שם). אָמַר לוֹ: וּמַהוּ. אָמַר לוֹ: כְּשֵׁם שֶׁעָשִׂיתִי לְיָדְךָ, וַיּוֹצִיאָהּ וְהִנֵּה יָדוֹ מְצֹרַעַת כַּשָּׁלֶג (שמות ד, ו), כָּךְ אֲנִי עוֹשֶׂה לוֹ. לְפִיכָךְ, וְאֶת כָּל הָעֵדָה הַקְהֵל.
(Lev. 8:3:) “And assemble the whole congregation.” The Holy One, blessed be He, said to Moses, “Pay him honor in front of all Israel, in order that they may see him today when he enters the high priesthood. [In addition,] you are to warn them not to rebel against the priesthood like Korah and his crowd (in Numb. 16:1-35). For I know that Uzziah is going to arise and rebel against the priesthood (in II Chron. 26:16-21).” Thus it is stated (in Numb. 17:5), “It was to be a reminder to the Children of Israel that no outsider [who was not of Aaron's seed] should draw near [to offer incense before the Lord].” He (i.e., Uzziah) was not of Levi's seed, as Korah was [of Levi's seed], and not of Aaron’s seed. Immediately (in II Chron. 26:19), “Uzziah, holding the censer and ready to burn incense, got angry; but as he got angry with the priests, leprosy broke out on his forehead.” [So Moshe] said to [God], “According to the judgement that You did to Korah You would do to him?” He said to him, “No, (Numb. 17:5, cont.), ‘let him not be like Korah and his crowd.’” He said to Him, “And how do You act toward him?” He said to him (ibid., cont.), “as the Lord spoke to him through Moses.” [So] he said to Him, “And what is that?” He (the Holy One, blessed be He,) said to him (Moses), “Just as I did to your hand (in Exod. 4:6), ‘and when he withdrew it, behold it was leprous, (as white) as snow’; so will I do to him.” Therefore (in Lev. 8:3), “And assemble the whole congregation”.