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Leviticus 10

Nadab and Abihu, for offering of strange fire, are burnt by fire.

Leviticus 10:1 Bvt Nadab and Abihu, the sonnes of Aaron, tooke either of them his censor, and put fire therein, and put incense thereupon, and offred strange fire before the Lorde, which hee had not commaunded them. Leviticus 10:2 Therefore a fire went out from the Lord, & deuoured them: so they dyed before the Lord. Leviticus 10:3 Then Moses sayde vnto Aaron, This is it that the Lord spake, saying, I will bee sanctified in the that come neere me, & before all the people I will be glorified: but Aaron held his peace. Leviticus 10:4 And Moses called Mishael and Elzaphan the sonnes of Vzziel, the vncle of Aaron, & saide vnto them, Come neere, cary your brethre from before the Sanctuarie out of the hoste. Leviticus 10:5 Then they went, and caried them in their coates out of the host, as Moses had comaunded.

Aaron and his sons are forbidden to mourn for them.

Leviticus 10:6 After, Moses saide vnto Aaron and vnto Eleazar & Ithamar his sonnes, Vncouer not your heads, neither rent your clothes, least ye dye, and least wrath come vpon all ye people: but let your brethren, all the house of Israel bewayle the burning which the Lorde hath kindled. Leviticus 10:7 And go not yee out from the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, least ye dye: for the anointing oyle of the Lorde is vpon you: and they did according to Moses commaundement.

The priests are forbidden wine when they are to go into the Tabernacle.

Leviticus 10:8 And the Lorde spake vnto Aaron, saying, Leviticus 10:9 Thou shalt not drinke wine nor strong drinke, thou, nor thy sonnes with thee, when yee come into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, lest ye die: this is an ordinance for euer throughout your generations, Leviticus 10:10 That ye may put difference betweene the holy and the vnholy, and betweene the cleane and the vncleane, Leviticus 10:11 And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the Lorde hath commaunded them by the hand of Moses.

The law of eating the holy things.

Leviticus 10:12 Then Moses saide vnto Aaron and vnto Eleazar and to Ithamar his sonnes that were left, Take the meate offring that remaineth of the offrings of the Lorde, made by fire, and eate it without leauen beside ye altar: for it is most holy: Leviticus 10:13 And ye shall eate it in the holy place, because it is thy duetie and thy sonnes duety of the offringes of the Lorde made by fire: for so I am commannded. Leviticus 10:14 Also the shaken breast and the heaue shoulder shall yee eate in a cleane place: thou, and thy sonnes, and thy daughters with thee: for they are giuen as thy duetie & thy sonnes duety, of the peace offringes of the children of Israel. Leviticus 10:15 The heaue shoulder, and the shaken breast shall they bring with the offringes made by fire of the fat, to shake it to and fro before the Lord, and it shalbe thine and thy sonnes with thee by a lawe for euer, as the Lord hath commaunded.

Aaron's excuse for transgressing thereof.

Leviticus 10:16 And Moses sought the goate that was offred for sinne, and lo, it was burnt: therefore he was angrie with Eleazar and Ithamar the sonnes of Aaron, which were left aliue, saying, Leviticus 10:17 Wherfore haue ye not eaten the sinne offring in the holy place, seeing it is most Holie? & God hath giuen it you, to beare the iniquitie of the Congregation, to make an atonement for them before the Lorde. Leviticus 10:18 Beholde, the blood of it was not brought within the holy place: ye should haue eaten it in the holy place, as I commaunded. Leviticus 10:19 And Aaron said vnto Moses, Behold, this day haue they offred their sinne offring, and their burnt offring before the Lorde, and such things as thou knowest are come vnto mee: If I had eaten the sinne offring to day, should it haue bene accepted in the sight of the Lord? Leviticus 10:20 So when Moses heard it, he was content.

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