So fire came out1 from the presence of the LORD and consumed them,2 and they died before the LORD.33
Moses then said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD spoke of when he said: " 'Among those who approach me4 I will show myself holy;5 in the sight of all the people I will be honored.6' " Aaron remained silent.
Moses summoned Mishael and Elzaphan,7 sons of Aaron's uncle Uzziel,8 and said to them, "Come here; carry your cousins outside the camp,9 away from the front of the sanctuary.10"
So they came and carried them, still in their tunics,11 outside the camp, as Moses ordered.
Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar,12 "Do not let your hair become unkempt,a13 and do not tear your clothes,14 or you will die and the LORD will be angry with the whole community.15 But your relatives, all the house of Israel, may mourn16 for those the LORD has destroyed by fire.
Do not leave the entrance to the Tent of Meeting17 or you will die, because the LORD's anointing oil18 is on you." So they did as Moses said.
Then the LORD said to Aaron,
"You and your sons are not to drink wine19 or other fermented drink20 whenever you go into the Tent of Meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance21 for the generations to come.
You must distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean,2211
and you must teach23 the Israelites all the decrees the LORD has given them through Moses.24"
Moses said to Aaron and his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, "Take the grain offering25 left over from the offerings made to the LORD by fire and eat it prepared without yeast beside the altar,26 for it is most holy.