Death of Nadab and Abihu
10:1 And Nadab 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.
10:2 And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured
them, and they died before the LORD.
10:3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD
spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh
me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron
held his peace.
10:4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of
Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near,
carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the
10:5 So they went near, and carried them in their coats out
of the camp; as Moses had said.
10:6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto
Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your heads, neither rend your
clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the
people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel,
bewail the burning which the LORD hath kindled.
10:7 And ye shall not go out from the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: for the
anointing oil of the LORD is upon you. And they did
according to the word of Moses.
10:8 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying,
10:9 Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons
with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the
congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever
throughout your generations:
10:10 And that ye may put difference between holy and
unholy, and between unclean and clean;
10:11 And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the
statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of
10:12 And Moses spake unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto
Ithamar, his sons that were left, Take the meat offering
that remaineth of the offerings of the LORD made by fire,
and eat it without leaven beside the altar: for it is most
10:13 And ye shall eat it in the holy place, because it is
thy due, and thy sons' due, of the sacrifices of the LORD
made by fire: for so I am commanded.
10:14 And the wave breast and heave shoulder shall ye eat
in a clean place; thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters with
thee: for they be thy due, and thy sons' due, which are
given out of the sacrifices of peace offerings of the
children of Israel.
10:15 The heave shoulder and the wave breast shall they
bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it
for a wave offering before the LORD; and it shall be thine,
and thy sons' with thee, by a statute for ever; as the LORD
10:16 And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin
offering, and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with
Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron which were left
10:17 Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the
holy place, seeing it is most holy, and God hath given it
you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make
atonement for them before the LORD?
10:18 Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the
holy place: ye should indeed have eaten it in the holy
place, as I commanded.
10:19 And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they
offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before
the LORD; and such things have befallen me: and if I had
eaten the sin offering to day, should it have been accepted
in the sight of the LORD?
10:20 And when Moses heard that, he was content.