Leviticus 10:1-20

10  And Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their firepans and put fire in them and laid incense on it and presented before Jehovah alien fire which he had not commanded them to; 2  and fire came out from before Jehovah and consumed them, and they died before Jehovah. 3  And Moses said to Aaron “That is what Jehovah meant in saying ‘I will vindicate my sanctity upon those who are near to me, and my honor before all the people’”; and Aaron was silent. 4  And Moses called Mishael and Elsaphan the sons of Aaron’s uncle ʽUzziel and said to them “Come up and carry your brothers from before the sanctuary away outside the camp”; 5  and they came up and carried them in their tunics away outside the camp, as Moses told them to. 6 ** And Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar “Do not dishevel your heads nor tear your clothes, that you may not die and Jehovah be incensed at all the congregation; but your brothers, all the house of Israel, shall weep for the burning Jehovah has inflicted. 7  And you are not to vacate the door of the Tent of Meeting, for fear you should die, because you have Jehovah’s anointing-oil on you.” And they did as Moses said. 8  And Jehovah spoke to Aaron, saying 9  “Do not drink wine or beer, you and your sons with you, when you are going into the Tent of Meeting, that you may not die, as a perpetual rule generation after generation; 10 * and see to keeping apart sacred and profane, unclear and clean, 11  and to instructing the sons of Israel in all the rules Jehovah gave out to you by Moses.” 12  And Moses spoke to Aaron and those who were left of his sons, Eleazar and Ithamar: “Take what is left of the grain-offering from Jehovah’s fire-offering and eat it in matzoth beside the altar, because it is holiest of the holy 13  and you are to eat it in a holy place, for it is your right and your sons’ right out of Jehovah’s fire-offerings; for so I was commanded. 14  And the wave-brisket and the contribution-leg you are to eat in a clean place, you and your sons and daughter with you, because as your right and your sons’ right they are given out of the welfare-sacrifices of the sons of Israel. 15  The contribution leg and the wave-brisket they shall bring on the fire-offerings of fat pieces to be waved as a wave-offering before Jehovah and it shall belong to you and your sons with you as a perpetual right, as Jehovah commanded.” 16  And Moses looked up the sin-goat and found it had been burned; and he was incensed at Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s surviving sons, and said 17  “How came it you did not eat the sin-offering in the sacred place? for it is holiest of the holy, and he has given it to you to carry the guilt of the congregation, to purge them before Jehovah. 18 * You see, its blood was not brought inside into the sacred place; you were to eat it in the sacred place as I ordered.” 19  But Aaron told Moses “Suppose when today they had presented their sin-offering and burnt-offering before Jehovah, and things like these had happened to me, I were to eat a sin-offering today, would Jehovah like it?” 20  and Moses listened and approved it.


10:6 Lit. and he be
10:6 Or congregation, and your brothers, all the house of Israel, will
10:10-11 Lit. and to keep . . . and to instruct
10:18 Var.* as I was commanded