1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censor, and put fire therein, and put cense upon; and brought strange fire before the LORD: which he commanded them not. 2 And there went a fire out from the LORD, and consumed them, and they died before the LORD. 3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, "This is it that the LORD spake, saying, 'I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified.'" And Aaron held his peace.
4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said unto them, "Go to, and carry your brethren from the holy place out of the host." 5 And they went to them and carried them in their albs out of the host, as Moses bade.
6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and Ithamar his eldest sons, "Uncover not your head, neither rent your clothes; lest ye die and wrath come upon all the people. Let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, beweep the burning which the LORD hath burnt. 7 But go ye not out from the door of the tabernacle of witness, lest ye die: for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you." And they did as Moses bade.
8 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying, 9 "Drink no wine nor strong drink - neither thou nor thy sons with thee - when ye go into the tabernacle of witness, lest ye die. And let it be a law forever unto your children after you: 10 that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean, 11 and that ye may teach the children of Israel all the ordinances which the LORD hath commanded them by the hands of Moses."
12 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and Ithamar his sons that were left, "Take the meat offering that remaineth of the sacrifices of the LORD, and eat it without leaven beside the altar, for it is most holy: 13 eat it therefore in the holy place, because it is thy duty and thy sons' duty of the sacrifice of the LORD: for so I am commanded. 14 And the wavebreast and heaveshoulder eat in a clean place: both thou and thy sons and thy daughters with thee. For it is thy duty, and thy sons' duty with thee, of the peace offerings of the children of Israel. 15 For the heaveshoulder and the wavebreast which they bring with the sacrifices of the fat, to wave it before the LORD, shall be thine and thy sons' with thee, and be a law for ever, as the LORD hath commanded."
16 And Moses sought for the goat that was the sin offering, and see, it was burnt. And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar the sons of Aaron, which were left alive, saying, 17 "Wherefore have ye not eaten the sin offering in the holy place, seeing it is most holy: and forasmuch as it is given you to bear the sin of the people, and make agreement for them before the LORD? 18 Behold, the blood of it was not brought in within the holy place, therefore should ye have eaten it in the holy place as I commanded."
19 And Aaron said unto Moses, "Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD, and it is chanced me after this manner. If I should eat of the sin offering today, would the LORD be content withal?" 20 And when Moses heard that, he was content.