Leviticus 8; Leviticus 9; Leviticus 10

1 The Lord said to Moses, 2 "Bring Aaron and his sons and their clothes, the special olive oil used in appointing people and things to the service of the Lord, the bull of the sin offering and the two male sheep, and the basket of bread made without yeast. 3 Then gather the people together at the entrance to the Meeting Tent." 4 Moses did as the Lord commanded him, and the people met together at the entrance to the Meeting Tent. 5 Then Moses spoke to the people and said, "This is what the Lord has commanded to be done." 6 Bringing Aaron and his sons forward, Moses washed them with water. 7 He put the inner robe on Aaron and tied the cloth belt around him. Then Moses put the outer robe on him and placed the holy vest on him. He tied the skillfully woven belt around him so that the holy vest was tied to Aaron. 8 Then Moses put the chest covering on him and put the Urim and the Thummim in the chest covering. 9 He also put the turban on Aaron's head. He put the strip of gold, the holy crown, on the front of the turban, as the Lord commanded him to do. 10 Then Moses put the special oil on the Holy Tent and everything in it, making them holy for the Lord. 11 He sprinkled some oil on the altar seven times, sprinkling the altar and all its tools and the large bowl and its base. In this way he made them holy for the Lord. 12 He poured some of the special oil on Aaron's head to make Aaron holy for the Lord. 13 Then Moses brought Aaron's sons forward. He put the inner robes on them, tied cloth belts around them, and put headbands on them, as the Lord had commanded him. 14 Then Moses brought the bull for the sin offering, and Aaron and his sons put their hands on its head. 15 Moses killed the bull, took the blood, and with his finger put some of it on all the corners of the altar, to make it pure. Then he poured out the rest of the blood at the bottom of the altar. In this way he made it holy and ready for service to God. 16 Moses took all the fat from the inner organs of the bull, the best part of the liver, and both kidneys with the fat that is on them, and he burned them on the altar. 17 But he took the bull's skin, its meat, and its intestines and burned them in a fire outside the camp, as the Lord had commanded him. 18 Next Moses brought the male sheep of the burnt offering, and Aaron and his sons put their hands on its head. 19 Then Moses killed it and sprinkled the blood on all sides of the altar. 20 He cut the male sheep into pieces and burned the head, the pieces, and the fat. 21 He washed the inner organs and legs with water and burned the whole sheep on the altar as a burnt offering made by fire to the Lord; its smell was pleasing to the Lord. Moses did these things as the Lord had commanded him. 22 Then Moses brought the other male sheep, the one used in appointing Aaron and his sons as priests, and Aaron and his sons put their hands on its head. 23 Then Moses killed the sheep and put some of its blood on the bottom of Aaron's right ear, some on the thumb of Aaron's right hand, and some on the big toe of his right foot. 24 Then Moses brought Aaron's sons close to the altar. He put some of the blood on the bottom of their right ears, some on the thumbs of their right hands, and some on the big toes of their right feet. Then he sprinkled blood on all sides of the altar. 25 He took the fat, the fat tail, all the fat on the inner organs, the best part of the liver, both kidneys with their fat, and the right thigh. 26 From the basket of bread made without yeast that is put before the Lord each day, Moses took a loaf of bread, a loaf made with oil, and a wafer. He put these pieces of bread on the fat and right thigh of the male sheep. 27 All these things he put in the hands of Aaron and his sons and presented them as an offering before the Lord. 28 Then Moses took them from their hands and burned them on the altar on top of the burnt offering. So this was the offering for appointing Aaron and his sons as priests. It was an offering made by fire to the Lord, and its smell was pleasing to him. 29 Moses also took the breast and presented it as an offering before the Lord. It was Moses' share of the male sheep used in appointing the priests, as the Lord had commanded him. 30 Moses took some of the special oil and some of the blood which was on the altar, and he sprinkled them on Aaron and Aaron's clothes and on Aaron's sons and their clothes. In this way Moses made Aaron, his clothes, his sons, and their clothes holy for the Lord. 31 Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons, "I gave you a command, saying, 'Aaron and his sons will eat these things.' So take the meat and basket of bread from the offering for appointing priests. Boil the meat at the door of the Meeting Tent, and eat it there with the bread. 32 If any of the meat or bread is left, burn it. 33 The time of appointing will last seven days; you must not go outside the entrance of the Meeting Tent until that time is up. Stay there until the time of your appointing is finished. 34 The Lord commanded the things that were done today to remove your sins so you will belong to him. 35 You must stay at the entrance of the Meeting Tent day and night for seven days. If you don't obey the Lord's commands, you will die. The Lord has given me these commands." 36 So Aaron and his sons did everything the Lord had commanded through Moses.
1 On the eighth day after the time of appointing, Moses called for Aaron and his sons and for the older leaders of Israel. 2 He said to Aaron, "Take a bull calf and a male sheep that have nothing wrong with them, and offer them to the Lord. The calf will be a sin offering, and the male sheep will be a whole burnt offering. 3 Tell the people of Israel, 'Take a male goat for a sin offering and a calf and a lamb for a whole burnt offering; each must be one year old, and it must have nothing wrong with it. 4 Also take a bull and a male sheep for fellowship offerings, along with a grain offering mixed with oil. Offer all these things to the Lord, because the Lord will appear to you today.'" 5 So all the people came to the front of the Meeting Tent, bringing the things Moses had commanded them to bring, and they stood before the Lord. 6 Moses said, "You have done what the Lord commanded, so you will see the Lord's glory." 7 Then Moses told Aaron, "Go to the altar and offer sin offerings and whole burnt offerings. Do this to remove your sins and the people's sins so you will belong to God. Offer the sacrifices for the people and perform the acts to remove their sins for them so they will belong to the Lord, as the Lord has commanded." 8 So Aaron went to the altar and killed the bull calf as a sin offering for himself. 9 Then his sons brought the blood to him, and he dipped his finger in the blood and put it on the corners of the altar. He poured out the rest of the blood at the bottom of the altar. 10 Aaron took the fat, the kidneys, and the best part of the liver from the sin offering and burned them on the altar, in the way the Lord had commanded Moses. 11 The meat and skin he burned outside the camp. 12 Then Aaron killed the animal for the whole burnt offering. His sons brought the blood to him, and he sprinkled it on all sides of the altar. 13 As they gave him the pieces and head of the burnt offering, Aaron burned them on the altar. 14 He also washed the inner organs and the legs of the burnt offering and burned them on top of the burnt offering on the altar. 15 Then Aaron brought the offering that was for the people. He took the goat of the people's sin offering and killed it and offered it for the sin offering, just as he had done the first sin offering. 16 Then Aaron brought the whole burnt offering and offered it in the way that the Lord had commanded. 17 He also brought the grain offering to the altar. He took a handful of the grain and burned it on the altar, in addition to the morning's burnt offering. 18 Aaron also killed the bull and the male sheep as the fellowship offerings for the people. His sons brought him the blood, and he sprinkled it on all sides of the altar. 19 Aaron's sons also brought to Aaron the fat of the bull and the male sheep -- the fat tail, the fat covering the inner organs, the kidneys, and the best part of the liver. 20 Aaron's sons put them on the breasts of the bull and the sheep. Then Aaron burned these fat parts on the altar. 21 He presented the breasts and the right thigh before the Lord as the priests' share of the offering, as Moses had commanded. 22 Then Aaron lifted his hands toward the people and blessed them. When he had finished offering the sin offering, the burnt offering, and the fellowship offering, he stepped down from the altar. 23 Moses and Aaron went into the Meeting Tent. Then they came out and blessed the people, and the Lord's glory came to all the people. 24 Fire came out from the Lord and burned up the burnt offering and fat on the altar. When the people saw this, they shouted with joy and bowed facedown on the ground.
1 Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu took their pans for burning incense, put fire in them, and added incense; but they did not use the special fire Moses had commanded them to use in the presence of the Lord. 2 So fire came down from the Lord and destroyed Nadab and Abihu, and they died in front of the Lord. 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the Lord was speaking about when he said, 'I must be respected as holy by those who come near me; before all the people I must be given honor.'" his sons. 4 Aaron's uncle Uzziel had two sons named Mishael and Elzaphan. Moses said to them, "Come here and pick up your cousins' bodies. Carry them outside the camp away from the front of the Holy Place." 5 So Mishael and Elzaphan obeyed Moses and carried the bodies of Nadab and Abihu, still clothed in the special priest's inner robes, outside the camp. 6 Then Moses said to Aaron and his other sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, "Don't show sadness by tearing your clothes or leaving your hair uncombed. If you do, you will die, and the Lord will be angry with all the people. All the people of Israel, your relatives, may cry loudly about the Lord burning Nadab and Abihu, 7 but you must not even leave the Meeting Tent. If you go out of the entrance, you will die, because the Lord has appointed you to his service." So Aaron, Eleazar, and Ithamar obeyed Moses. 8 Then the Lord said to Aaron, 9 "You and your sons must not drink wine or beer when you go into the Meeting Tent. If you do, you will die. This law will continue from now on. 10 You must keep what is holy separate from what is not holy; you must keep what is clean separate from what is unclean. 11 You must teach the people all the laws that the Lord gave to them through Moses." 12 Moses said to Aaron and his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar, "Eat the part of the grain offering that is left from the sacrifices offered by fire to the Lord, but do not add yeast to it. Eat it near the altar because it is most holy. 13 You must eat it in a holy place, because this part of the offerings made by fire to the Lord belongs to you and your sons. I have been commanded to tell you this. 14 "Also, you and your sons and daughters may eat the breast and thigh of the fellowship offering that was presented to the Lord. You must eat them in a clean place; they are your share of the fellowship offerings given by the Israelites. 15 The people must bring the fat from their animals that was part of the offering made by fire, and they must present it to the Lord along with the thigh and the breast of the fellowship offering. They will be the regular share of the offerings for you and your children, as the Lord has commanded." 16 Moses looked for the goat of the sin offering, but it had already been burned up. So he became very angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron's remaining sons. He said, 17 "Why didn't you eat that goat in a holy place? It is most holy, and the Lord gave it to you to take away the guilt of the people, to remove their sins so they will belong to the Lord. 18 You didn't bring the goat's blood inside the Holy Place. You were supposed to eat the goat in a holy place, as I commanded!" 19 But Aaron said to Moses, "Today they brought their sin offering and burnt offering before the Lord, but these terrible things have still happened to me! Do you think the Lord would be any happier if I ate the sin offering today?" 20 When Moses heard this, he was satisfied.