And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron,tookeither of them his censer, and putfiretherein, and putincense thereon, and offeredstrangefirebefore the LORD, which he commanded them not.
And there went outfire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they diedbefore the LORD.3
Then Mosessaid unto Aaron, This is it that the LORDspake , 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 .
And MosescalledMishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, Come near , carry your brethren from before the sanctuaryout of the camp.5
So they went near , and carried them in their coatsout of the camp; as Moses had said .
And Mosessaid 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 .
And ye shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die : for the anointingoil of the LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.8
And the LORDspake unto Aaron,saying ,
Do not drinkwine 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
And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;11
And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.12
And Mosesspake 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 leavenbeside the altar: for it is mostholy:13
And ye shall eat it in the holyplace, because it is thy due, and thy sons'due, of the sacrifices of the LORD made by fire: for so I am commanded .
And the wavebreast and heaveshoulder shall ye eat in a cleanplace; 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.15
The heaveshoulder and the wavebreast shall they bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offeringbefore the LORD; and it shall be thine, and thy sons' with thee, by a statute for ever; as the LORD hath commanded .
And Mosesdiligentlysought 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 alive, saying ,
Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holyplace, seeing it is mostholy, and God hath given it you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD?18Behold, 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 .
And Aaronsaid unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offeringbefore 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?20
And when Mosesheard that, he was content .