World English Bible
1 Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer, and put fire in it, and laid incense on it, and offered strange fire
before Yahweh, which he had not commanded them.
2 And fire came forth from before Yahweh, and devoured them, and they died before Yahweh.
3 Then Moses said to Aaron, "This is what Yahweh spoke of, saying,
'I will show myself holy to those who come near me,
and before all the people I will be glorified.'"
Aaron held his peace.
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."
So they drew near, and carried them in their coats out of the camp, as Moses had said.
Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons, "Don't let the hair of your heads go loose, neither tear your clothes;
don't die, and that he not be angry with all the congregation: but let your brothers, the whole house of Israel, bewail the
burning which Yahweh has kindled.
shall not go out from the door of the Tent of Meeting, lest you*
die; for the anointing oil of Yahweh is on you." They
did according to the word of Moses.
Yahweh spoke to Aaron, saying,
"Drink no wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you*
go into the Tent of Meeting, that you*
don't die: it
shall be a statute forever throughout your generations:
and that you*
are to make a distinction between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean;
and that you*
are to teach the children of Israel all the statutes which Yahweh has spoken to them by Moses."
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 Yahweh made by fire, and eat it without yeast beside the altar; for it is most holy;
shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your portion, and your sons' portion, of the offerings of Yahweh made by
fire: for so I am commanded.
The waved breast and the heaved thigh you*
shall eat in a clean place, you, and your sons, and your daughters with you: for
they are given as your portion, and your sons' portion, out of the sacrifices of the peace offerings of the children of Israel.
The heaved thigh and the waved breast they shall bring with the offerings made by fire of the fat, to wave it for a wave offering
before Yahweh: and it shall be yours, and your sons' with you, as a portion forever; as Yahweh has commanded."
Moses diligently inquired about the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burned: and he was angry with Eleazar and with
Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were left, saying,
"Why haven't you*
eaten the sin offering in the place of the sanctuary, seeing it is most holy, and he has given it you to bear
the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for them before Yahweh?
Behold, its blood was not brought into the inner part of the sanctuary: you*
certainly should have eaten it in the sanctuary,
as I commanded."
Aaron spoke to Moses, "Behold, this day they have offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before Yahweh; and such
things as these have happened to me: and if I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been pleasing in the sight of Yahweh?"
When Moses heard that, it was pleasing in his sight.
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