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The Profane Fire of Nadab and Abihu

10 Then (A)Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, (B)each took his censer and put fire in it, put incense on it, and offered (C)profane fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them.

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So (A)fire went out from the Lord and devoured them, and they died before the Lord.

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And when they came to (A)Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his (B)hand to the ark of God and [a]took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzzah, and God struck him there for his [b]error; and he died there by the ark of God. And David became angry because of the Lord’s outbreak against Uzzah; and he called the name of the place [c]Perez Uzzah to this day.

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  1. 2 Samuel 6:6 held it
  2. 2 Samuel 6:7 Or irreverence
  3. 2 Samuel 6:8 Lit. Outburst Against Uzzah

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