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 3:4
 3:5  3:6
3:4 Nadav and Avihu died before God when they offered unauthorized fire to God in the Sinai Desert. They had no children. Thus, [only] Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests during their father Aaron's lifetime.
Vayamot Nadav va'Avihu lifney Adonay behakrivam esh zarah lifney Adonay bemidbar Sinay uvanim lo-hayu lahem vayechahen El'azar ve'Itamar al-peney Aharon avihem.
3:5 God spoke to Moses, saying:
Vayedaber Adonay el-Moshe lemor.
3:6 Bring forth the tribe of Levi, and present it to Aaron the priest, so that [its members] shall serve him.
Hakrev et-mateh Levi veha'amadeta oto lifney Aharon hakohen veshertu oto.



Commentary:

Nadav and Avihu died...
  Leviticus 10:1,2.

during...
  (Rashi). Literally, 'on the face of'.





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