Leviticus 10:8

8 Then the LORD said to Aaron,

Leviticus 10:8 in Other Translations

8 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying,
8 And the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying,
8 Then the LORD said to Aaron,
8 God instructed Aaron,
8 The Lord spoke to Aaron:

Leviticus 10:8 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 10:8

And the Lord spake unto Aaron
Because he was a prophet, Aben Ezra says; but the reason rather seems to be, because be was the high priest, and now invested with his office, and in the execution of it, and therefore the following law respecting the priest's drinking of wine was given: some say, as the same writer observes, that God spake to him by Moses; but it rather seems that he spoke to Aaron immediately: according to Jarchi, this order was delivered to him as a reward for his silence, and to do honour to him on that account: saying; as follows.

Leviticus 10:8 In-Context

6 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “Do not let your hair become unkempt and do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the LORD will be angry with the whole community. But your relatives, all the Israelites, may mourn for those the LORD has destroyed by fire.
7 Do not leave the entrance to the tent of meeting or you will die, because the LORD’s anointing oil is on you.” So they did as Moses said.
8 Then the LORD said to Aaron,
9 “You and your sons are not to drink wine or other fermented drink whenever you go into the tent of meeting, or you will die. This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come,
10 so that you can distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean,
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