1. Structure and outline

The outline of Leviticus 10

Leviticus 10:1–20 (ESV)

1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered unauthorized fire before the LORD, which he had not commanded them.

  • Nadab and Abihu die; Moses and Aaron respond (verses 1–3)

  • Directions for the funeral and mourning (verses 4–7)

  • Directions for a discerning priestly ministry (verses 8–11)

  • Directions for the priests' eating of their part of the offering (verses 12–15)

  • Exception concerning the eating in this special situation (verses 16–20)