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Leviticus 10 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Profane Fire of Nadab and Abihu
The Conduct of the Priests

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:1 - Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the LORD, which He had not commanded them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:2 - So fire went out from the LORD and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:3 - And Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD spoke, saying:

‘By those who come near Me
I must be regarded as holy;
And before all the people
I must be glorified.’ ”
So Aaron held his peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:4 - Then Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, “Come near, carry your brethren from before the sanctuary out of the camp.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:5 - So they went near and carried them by their tunics out of the camp, as Moses had said.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:6 - And Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons, “Do not uncover your heads nor tear your clothes, lest you die, and wrath come upon all the people. But let your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which the LORD has kindled.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:7 - “You shall not go out from the door of the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die, for the anointing oil of the LORD is upon you.” And they did according to the word of Moses.
Conduct Prescribed for Priests

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:8 - Then the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:9 - “Do not drink wine or intoxicating drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:10 - “that you may distinguish between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:11 - “and that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:12 - And Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons who were left: “Take the grain offering that remains of the offerings made by fire to the LORD, and eat it without leaven beside the altar; for it is most holy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:13 - “You shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your due and your sons’ due, of the sacrifices made by fire to the LORD; for so I have been commanded.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:14 - “The breast of the wave offering and the thigh of the heave offering you shall eat in a clean place, you, your sons, and your daughters with you; for they are your due and your sons’ due, which are given from the sacrifices of peace offerings of the children of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:15 - “The thigh of the heave offering and the breast of the wave offering they shall bring with the offerings of fat made by fire, to offer as a wave offering before the LORD. And it shall be yours and your sons’ with you, by a statute forever, as the LORD has commanded.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:16 - Then Moses made careful inquiry about the goat of the sin offering, and there it was—burned up. And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:17 - “Why have you not eaten the sin offering in a holy place, since it is most holy, and God has given it to you to bear the guilt of the congregation, to make atonement for them before the LORD?

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:18 - “See! Its blood was not brought inside the holy place;[fn] indeed you should have eaten it in a holy place, as I commanded.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 - And Aaron said to Moses, “Look, this day they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD, and such things have befallen me! If I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD?”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:20 - So when Moses heard that, he was content.
NKJV Footnotes
!RMThe Most Holy Place !RMwhen capitalized
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