Dathan & Abiram didn't want to accept their fate. Because of their rebellion and refusing to stand with Caleb and Joshua and lead the people up to take Canaan, they, along with all the rest of the adults over 20, were consigned to die in the Wilderness. So, rather than REPENT and ACCEPT their punishment, they concoct a CONSPIRACY THEORY and tell the people that Moses, NOT GOD, led the Israelites out of Egypt (notice how they here call EGYPT the "land that flowery with milk and honey") and that Moses' plan was to enrich himself from them! It wasn't long until God Himself let it be known that Korah, Dathan & Abiram were on the wrong side, and swallowed them up with the first earthquake everQuote
Num 16:13 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?
Amazing how blind humans can be if they do not want to accept the TRUTH. I love reading these Old Testament stories and learning the lessons they have for me....