Numbers 26:61
New International Version
But Nadab and Abihu died when they made an offering before the LORD with unauthorized fire.)

New Living Translation
But Nadab and Abihu died when they burned before the LORD the wrong kind of fire, different than he had commanded.

English Standard Version
But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
but Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD.

King James Bible
And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

New King James Version
And Nadab and Abihu died when they offered profane fire before the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

NASB 1995
But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

NASB 1977
But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

Amplified Bible
But Nadab and Abihu died [in the presence of God] when they offered [in their ceremonial censers] strange [unholy, unacceptable, unauthorized] fire before the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
but Nadab and Abihu died when they presented unauthorized fire before the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but Nadab and Abihu died when they presented unauthorized fire before the LORD.

American Standard Version
And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Nadab and Abihu died when they brought strange fire before LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Nadab and Abiud died when they offered strange fire before the Lord in the wilderness of Sina.

Contemporary English Version
But Nadab and Abihu had died when they offered fire that was unacceptable to the LORD.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of whom Nadab and Abiu died, when they had offered the strange fire before the Lord.

English Revised Version
And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

Good News Translation
Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unholy fire to the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Nadab and Abihu had died because they offered unauthorized fire in the LORD's presence.

International Standard Version
But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unauthorized fire in the LORD's presence.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
and Nadab dies—Abihu also—in their bringing strange fire near before YHWH.

NET Bible
But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

World English Bible
Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and Nadab dieth -- Abihu also -- in their bringing near strange fire before Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Levites Numbered
60Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar were born to Aaron, 61but Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD. 62The registration of the Levites totaled 23,000, every male a month old or more; they were not numbered among the other Israelites, because no inheritance was given to them among the Israelites.…

Cross References
Exodus 6:23
And Aaron married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

Leviticus 10:1
Now Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense, and offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, contrary to His command.

Leviticus 10:2
So fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died in the presence of the LORD.

Numbers 3:4
Nadab and Abihu, however, died in the presence of the LORD when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD in the Wilderness of Sinai. And since they had no sons, only Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during the lifetime of their father Aaron.


Treasury of Scripture

And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

those that

Numbers 1:49
Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:

Numbers 3:39
All that were numbered of the Levites, which Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of the LORD, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty and two thousand.

Numbers 4:27,48
At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their service: and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burdens…

they were not

Numbers 1:49
Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:

because

Numbers 18:20-24
And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel…

Numbers 35:2-8
Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them…

Deuteronomy 10:9
Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God promised him.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
but Nadab
נָדָ֖ב (nā·ḏāḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5070: Nadab -- an Israelite name

and Abihu
וַאֲבִיה֑וּא (wa·’ă·ḇî·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 30: Abihu -- 'he is father', a son of Aaron

died
וַיָּ֥מָת (way·yā·māṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill

when they offered
בְּהַקְרִיבָ֥ם (bə·haq·rî·ḇām)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

unauthorized
זָרָ֖ה (zā·rāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

fire
אֵשׁ־ (’êš-)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire

before
לִפְנֵ֥י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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