1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each of them took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered strange fire before LORD, which he had not commanded them. 2 And there came forth fire from before LORD, and devoured them, and they died before LORD. 3 Then Moses said to Aaron, This is it that LORD spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in those who come near me. And I will be glorified before all the people. And Aaron remained silent.
4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, Draw near. Carry your brothers from before the sanctuary out of the camp. 5 So they drew near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said.
6 And Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons, Let not the hair of your heads go loose, neither tear your clothes, that ye not die, and that he not be angry with all the congregation, but let your brothers, the w 7 And ye shall not go out from the door of the tent of meeting, lest ye die, for the anointing oil of LORD is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.
8 And LORD spoke to Aaron, saying, 9 Drink no wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tent of meeting, that ye not die--it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations-- 10 and that ye may make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean, 11 and that ye may teach the sons of Israel all the statutes which LORD has spoken to them by Moses.
12 And Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons who were left, Take the meal-offering that remains of the offerings of LORD made by fire, and eat it without leaven beside the altar, for it is most holy. 13 And ye shall eat it in a holy place, because it is thy portion, and thy sons' portion, of the offerings of LORD made by fire. For so I am commanded. 14 And ye shall eat the wave-breast and the heave-thigh in a clean place, thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters with thee. For they are given as thy portion, and thy sons' portion, out of the sacrifices of the peace-offerings of the s 15 They shall bring the heave-thigh and the wave-breast with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave-offering before LORD, and it shall be thine, and thy sons' with thee, as a portion forever, as LORD has commande
16 And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin-offering, and, behold, it was burnt. And he was angry with Eleazar and with Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, saying, 17 Why have ye not eaten the sin-offering in the place of the sanctuary, seeing it is most holy, and he has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before LORD? 18 Behold, the blood of it was not brought into the sanctuary inside. Ye should certainly have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded.
19 And Aaron spoke to Moses, Behold, this day they have offered their sin-offering and their burnt-offering before LORD, and there have befallen me such things as these. And if I had eaten the sin-offering today, would it have been we 20 And when Moses heard, it was well-pleasing in his sight.