10:1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them
his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon,
and offered a strange fire before the LORD, which he
commanded them not.
(a) Not taken from the altar, which was sent from heaven,
and endured till the captivity of Babylon.
10:3 Then Moses said unto Aaron, This [is it] that the LORD
spake, saying, I will be b sanctified in them that come
nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And
Aaron held his peace.
(b) I will punish them that serve me in other ways than I
have commanded, not sparing the chief, that the people
may fear and praise my judgments.
10:6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto
Ithamar, his sons, c Uncover not your heads, neither rend
your clothes; lest ye die, and lest wrath come upon all the
people: but let your brethren, the whole house of Israel,
bewail the burning which the LORD hath d kindled.
(c) As though you lamented for them, preferring your carnal
affection to God's just judgment;
(Le 19:18, De 14:1).
(d) In destroying Nadab and Abihu the chief, and menacing
the rest, unless they repent.
10:14 And the wave breast and heave shoulder shall ye eat in a
clean place; thou, and thy sons, and thy e daughters
with thee: for [they be] thy due, and thy sons' due,
[which] are given out of the sacrifices of peace offerings
of the children of Israel.
(e) For the breast and shoulders of the peace offerings
might be brought to their families, so that their
daughters might eat of them, as also of the offerings
of first fruits, the first born, and the Easter lamb,
10:16 And Moses diligently sought the goat of the sin offering,
and, behold, it was burnt: and he was angry with Eleazar
and Ithamar, the sons of Aaron [which were] f left
(f) And not consumed as Nadab and Abihu.
10:19 And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day g have they
offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before
the LORD; and such things have befallen me: and [if] I had
eaten the sin offering to day, should it have been
accepted in the sight of the LORD?
(g) That is, Nadab and Abihu.
10:20 And when Moses heard [that], he was h content.
(h) Moses bore with his infirmity, considering his great
sorrow, but does not leave an example to forgive them
that maliciously transgress the commandment of God.