Numbers 26:61
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English Standard Version
But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD.

King James Bible
And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

American Standard Version
And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Of whom Nadab and Abiu died, when they had offered the strange fire before the Lord.

English Revised Version
And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Instructions concerning the Distribution of the Land. - In Numbers 26:53, Numbers 26:54, the command is given to distribute the land as an inheritance among the twelve tribes ("unto these"), according to the number of the names (Numbers 1:2-18), i.e., to the tribes and families that contained only a few persons, they were to make it small; to every one according to the measure of its mustered persons (ל must be repeated before אישׁ). In Numbers 26:55, Numbers 26:56, it is still further commanded that the distribution should take place by lot. "According to the names on their paternal tribes shall they (the children of Israel) receive it (the land) for an inheritance." The meaning of these words can only be, that every tribe was to receive a province of its own for an inheritance, which should be called by its name for ever. The other regulation in Numbers 26:56, "according to the measure of the lot shall its inheritance (the inheritance of every tribe) be divided between the numerous and the small (tribe)," is no doubt to be understood as signifying, that in the division of the tribe territories, according to the comparative sizes of the different tribes, they were to adhere to that portion of land which fell to every tribe in the casting of the lots. The magnitude and limits of the possessions of the different tribes could not be determined by the lot according to the magnitude of the tribes themselves: all that could possibly be determined was the situation to be occupied by the tribe; so that R. Bechai is quite correct in observing that "the casting of the lot took place for the more convenient distribution of the different portions, whether of better or inferior condition, that there might be no occasion for strife and covetousness," though the motive assigned is too partial in its character. The lot was to determine the portion of every tribe, not merely to prevent all occasion for dissatisfaction and complaining, but in order that every tribe might receive with gratitude the possession that fell to its lot as the inheritance assigned it by God, the result of the lot being regarded by almost all nations as determined by God Himself (cf. Proverbs 16:33; Proverbs 18:18). On this ground not only was the lot resorted to by the Greeks and Romans in the distribution of conquered lands (see the proofs in Clericus, Rosenmller, and Knobel), but it is still employed in the division of lands. (For further remarks, see at Joshua 14:1.).

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Numbers 1:49 Only you shall not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:

Numbers 3:39 All that were numbered of the Levites, which Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of the LORD, throughout their families...

Numbers 4:27,48 At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens...

Numbers 18:20-24 And the LORD spoke to Aaron, You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any part among them...

Numbers 35:2-8 Command the children of Israel, that they give to the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in...

Deuteronomy 10:9 Why Levi has no part nor inheritance with his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD your God promised him.

Deuteronomy 14:27-29 And the Levite that is within your gates; you shall not forsake him; for he has no part nor inheritance with you...

Deuteronomy 18:1,2 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel...

Joshua 13:14,33 Only to the tribes of Levi he gave none inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance...

Joshua 14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and an half tribe on the other side Jordan...

they were not

Numbers 1:49 Only you shall not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel:

because

Numbers 18:20-24 And the LORD spoke to Aaron, You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any part among them...

Numbers 35:2-8 Command the children of Israel, that they give to the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in...

Deuteronomy 10:9 Why Levi has no part nor inheritance with his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD your God promised him.

Deuteronomy 14:27-29 And the Levite that is within your gates; you shall not forsake him; for he has no part nor inheritance with you...

Deuteronomy 18:1,2 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel...

Joshua 13:14,33 Only to the tribes of Levi he gave none inheritance; the sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their inheritance...

Joshua 14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and an half tribe on the other side Jordan...

Cross References
Exodus 6:23
Aaron took as his wife Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and the sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

Leviticus 10:1
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.

Leviticus 10:2
And fire came out from before the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.

Numbers 3:4
But Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD when they offered unauthorized fire before the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no children. So Eleazar and Ithamar served as priests in the lifetime of Aaron their father.

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