Leviticus 10

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1 And the sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, took each·​·man his censer, and put fire in it, and set incense thereon, and offered strange fire before Jehovah, which He commanded them not.

2 And there went·​·out fire from Jehovah, and devoured them, and they died before Jehovah.

3 And Moses said to Aaron, This is what Jehovah spoke, saying, I will be sanctified in those who are near Me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron kept·​·still.

4 And Moses called to Mishael and to Elizaphan, the sons of Uzziel the uncle of Aaron, and said to them, Come·​·near, carry your brothers from before the sanctuary to outside the camp.

5 And they went·​·near, and carried them in their tunics to outside the camp; as Moses had spoken.

6 And Moses said to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his sons, Expose not your heads, neither unstitch your garments, lest you die, and He be·​·enraged against all the congregation; but let your brothers, all the house of Israel, weep for the burning·​·up which Jehovah has burned·​·up.

7 And you shall not go·​·out from the entrance of the Tabernacle of the congregation, 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 nor strong·​·drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when you come into the Tabernacle of the congregation, lest you die; it shall be an eternal statute throughout your generations:

10 and that you may distinguish between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean;

11 and that you may instruct the sons of Israel in all the statutes which Jehovah has spoken to them by the hand of Moses.

12 And Moses spoke to Aaron, and to Eleazar and to Ithamar, his remaining sons, Take the remaining gift·​·offering of the fire·​·offerings of Jehovah, and eat it unleavened beside the altar; for it is a holy of holies:

13 and you shall eat it in the holy place, for it is thy statute, and the statute of thy sons, of the fire·​·offerings of Jehovah; for so I am commanded.

14 And the chest portion of the waving and the hind·​·quarter of the uplifting you shall eat in a clean place; thou, and thy sons, and thy daughters with thee; for they be thy statute, and a statute of thy sons, which are given from the sacrifices of peace·​·offerings of the sons of Israel.

15 The hind·​·quarter of the uplifting and the chest portion of the waving on the fire·​·offerings of the fat they shall bring to wave as a waving before Jehovah; and it shall be for thee, and for thy sons with thee, for an eternal statute, as Jehovah has commanded.

16 And inquiring Moses inquired·​·after the goat of the sin offering, and, behold, it was burnt·​·up; and he was·​·enraged against Eleazar and against Ithamar, the remaining sons of Aaron, saying,

17 Wherefore have you not eaten the sin offering in the holy place? For it is a holy of holies, and He has given it to you to bear the iniquity of the congregation, to make·​·atonement for them before Jehovah?

18 Behold, the blood of it was not brought into the holy place within; eating you should have eaten it in the holy place, as I commanded.

19 And Aaron spoke to Moses, Behold, today have they offered their sin offering and their burnt·​·offering before Jehovah; and things like these have befallen me; and if I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been·​·good in the eyes of Jehovah?

20 And Moses heard, and it was·​·good in his eyes.


Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.