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Leviticus 10 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Deaths of Nadab and Abihu

1 And Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu each took his censer, and they put fire in them and placed incense on it;a thenb they presented {before}c Yahweh illegitimate fire, which he had not commanded them. 2 Sod fire went out {from before}e Yahweh, and it consumed them so thatf they died {before}g Yahweh. 3 Thereforeh Moses said to Aaron, "This [is] what Yahweh spoke, saying, 'Among those who are close to me I will show myself holy, and {in the presence of}i all the people I will display my glory.'"j Sok Aaron was silent. 4 Thenl Moses summoned Mishael and Elzaphan the sons of Uzziel, Aaron's uncle, and he said to them, "Come forward.m Carry your brothers from {the front of}n the sanctuary to {outside the camp}."o 5 Sop they came forward,q and they carried them {outside the camp}r in their tunics, just as Moses had ordered. 6 Thens Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "You must not let your hair hang loosely, and you must not tear your garments, so thatt you will not die and heu will be angry with all the community. Butv your brothers, all the house of Israel, may weep [because of] {the burning that Yahweh caused},w 7 butx you must not go out from [the] entrance toy [the] tent of assembly lest you die, because Yahweh's anointing oil [is] on you." Soz they did according to Moses' word.

Lasting Statutes

8 Thenaa Yahweh spoke to Aaron, saying, 9 "You and your sons with you may not drink wine orbb strong drink when you come to [the] tent of assembly, so thatcc you will not die--[it is] a lasting statute for yourdd generations-- 10 and to distinguish between the holy and the unholy,ee as well asff between the unclean and the clean, 11 and to teach the {Israelites}gg all the rules that Yahweh has spoken to them {through}hh Moses." 12 Thenii Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "[As for] the remaining [parts],jj take the remainder [of] the grain offering from Yahweh's offerings made by fire and eat it, [the] unleavened bread, beside the altar, because it [is] {a most holy thing}.kk 13 And you shall eat it in a holy place, because it [is] your allotted portion and the allotted portion of your sons from Yahweh's offerings made by fire, for so I have been commanded. 14 And the wave offering's breast section and the upper thigh of the contribution [offering] youll must eat in a clean place, you and your sons and your daughters with you, because they are given [as] your allotted portion and your sons' allotted portion from the sacrifices of the {Israelites}'mm fellowship offerings. 15 They must bring the thigh of the contribution [offering] and the breast section of the wave offering in addition to the offerings made by fire, [consisting] of the fat portions, to wave as a wave offering {before}nn Yahweh; and it will be for you and for your sons with you as a lasting rule, [just] as Yahweh had commanded."

The Problem of the Uneaten Sin Offering

16 Thenoo Moses sought all over [for] the goat of the sin offering and behold, it was burned up. Sopp he was angry with Aaron's remaining sons Eleazar and Ithamar, saying, 17 "Why did you not eat the sin offering on the sanctuary's site, because it [is] {a most holy thing}?qq And he gave it to you to remove the community's guilt, to make atonement for them {before}rr Yahweh. 18 Look, its blood was not brought {inside the sanctuary}.ss Certainly you should have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded." 19 Sott Aaron said to Moses, "Look, today they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering {before}uu Yahweh, and [things] such as these have happened to me, and [if] I were to eat a sin offering today, would it have been good in Yahweh's eyes?" 20 Whenvv Moses heard, itww was good in his eyes.
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