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Leviticus 10:8–20

Lasting Statutes

Thena Yahweh spoke to Aaron, saying, “You and your sons with you may not drink wine orb strong drink when you come to the tent of assembly, so thatc you will not die—it is a lasting statute for yourd generations— 10 and to distinguish between the holy and the unholy,e as well asf between the unclean and the clean, 11 and to teach the Israelitesg all the rules that Yahweh has spoken to them throughh Moses.”

12 Theni Moses spoke to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, “As for the remaining parts,j take the remainder of the grain offering from Yahweh’s offerings made by fire and eat it, the unleavened bread, beside the altar, because it is a most holy thing.k 13 And you shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your allotted portion and the allotted portion of your sons from Yahweh’s offerings made by fire, for so I have been commanded. 14 And the wave offering’s breast section and the upper thigh of the contribution offering youl must eat in a clean place, you and your sons and your daughters with you, because they are given as your allotted portion and your sons’ allotted portion from the sacrifices of the Israelitesm fellowship offerings. 15 They must bring the thigh of the contribution offering and the breast section of the wave offering in addition to the offerings made by fire, consisting of the fat portions, to wave as a wave offering beforen Yahweh; and it will be for you and for your sons with you as a lasting rule, just as Yahweh had commanded.”

The Problem of the Uneaten Sin Offering

16 Theno Moses sought all over for the goat of the sin offering and behold, it was burned up. Sop he was angry with Aaron’s remaining sons Eleazar and Ithamar, saying, 17 “Why did you not eat the sin offering on the sanctuary’s site, because it is a most holy thing?q And he gave it to you to remove the community’s guilt, to make atonement for them beforer Yahweh. 18 Look, its blood was not brought inside the sanctuary.s Certainly you should have eaten it in the sanctuary, as I commanded.”

19 Sot Aaron said to Moses, “Look, today they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering beforeu Yahweh, and things such as these have happened to me, and if I were to eat a sin offering today, would it have been good in Yahweh’s eyes?” 20 Whenv Moses heard, itw was good in his eyes.

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