Numbers 26:61; Leviticus 10:1–2; 1 Chronicles 24:2

61 pBut Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord.

The Death of Nadab and Abihu

10 Now yNadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, zeach took his censer and put fire in it and laid incense on it and offered aunauthorized1 fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them. And fire bcame out from before the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.

jBut Nadab and Abihu died before their father and had no children, so Eleazar and Ithamar became the priests.