1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it, put
incense on it, and offered strange fire before Jehovah, which He had not commanded
2 And fire went out from Jehovah and consumed them, and they died before Jehovah.
3 And Moses said to Aaron, This is what Jehovah has spoken, saying: By those who
come near Me I will be honored as holy, and before all the people I will be glorified. And
Aaron kept still.
4 And 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.
5 So they went near and carried them out of the camp by their tunics, as Moses had
6 And Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his sons, Do not uncover your
heads nor tear your clothes, that you not die, and wrath come upon all the people. But let
your brethren, the whole house of Israel, bewail the burning which Jehovah has kindled.
7 You shall not go out from the door of the tent of meeting, lest you die; for the anointing
oil of Jehovah is upon you. And they did according to the word of Moses.
8 And Jehovah spoke to Aaron, saying:
9 Do not drink wine or strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, that you not die. It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations,
10 to make a distinction between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean,
11 and to teach the children of Israel all the statutes which Jehovah has spoken to them by
the hand of Moses.
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 by fire unto Jehovah, and eat it without
leaven beside the altar; for it is set apart, holy.
13 You shall eat it in the holy place, because it is your due and your sons' due, of the
sacrifices by fire unto Jehovah; for thus I have been commanded.
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.
15 The thigh of the heave offering and the breast of the wave offering they shall bring
with the offerings of fat by fire, to offer as a wave offering before Jehovah. And it shall be
yours and your sons' with you, by a perpetual statute, as Jehovah has commanded.
16 And Moses investigated to inquire about the goat of the sin offering, and behold, it had
been burned up. And he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron who were
17 Why have you not eaten the sin offering in a holy place, since it is set apart, holy, and
God has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make atonement for
them before Jehovah?
18 Behold, its blood has not been brought inside the holy place; indeed you should have
eaten it in the holy place, as I have commanded.
19 And Aaron said to Moses, Behold, this day they have offered their sin offering and
their burnt offering before Jehovah, and such things have befallen me! If I had eaten the
sin offering today, would it have been accepted in the eyes of Jehovah?
20 And when Moses heard that, it was good in his eyes.