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Here are a few Bible verses that mention Nadab, the son of Aaron:

Exodus 6:23 – “Aaron married Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab and sister of Nahshon, and she bore him Aaron, Moses, and their sister, Miriam.” (Nadab is listed here as one of Aaron’s children.)

Exodus 28:1 – “Then bring near to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the people of Israel, to serve me as priests—Aaron and Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.” (Here, Nadab is ordained as a priest along with his brother Abihu and his cousins 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.” (This verse describes the event in which Nadab and Abihu offered “strange fire” to God and were struck down as a result.)

Numbers 26:61 – “Nadab and Abihu died when they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord.” (This verse confirms the death of Nadab and Abihu as a result of their disobedience.)

Here are a few more Bible verses that mention Nadab:

Exodus 6:18 – “The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel. The length of Kohath’s life was 133 years.” (Nadab’s father Aaron is listed here as the son of Kohath.)

Exodus 40:16 – “So Moses did as the Lord commanded him, and the tabernacle was set up on the first day of the first month in the second year.” (Nadab is not mentioned by name in this verse, but it does describe the construction and dedication of the Tabernacle, which he participated in as a priest.)

Numbers 3:2-4 – “These are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, whom he ordained to serve as priests. 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.” (This passage provides more information about Nadab and his role as a priest, as well as the tragic event in which he and his brother Abihu died.)

Leviticus 10:6 – “Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, ‘Do not let your hair become unkempt and do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the Lord will be angry with the whole community. But your relatives, all the Israelites, may mourn for those the Lord has destroyed by fire.” (This verse describes the mourning that occurred after the deaths of Nadab and Abihu.)

Numbers 3:32-34 – “The numbered of the Levites, just as the Lord commanded Moses, were: the son of Kohath, Korah; the son of Korah, Assir; the son of Assir, Elkanah; the son of Elkanah, Abiasaph; the son of Abiasaph, Korah; the son of Korah, Izhar; the son of Izhar, Zechariah; the son of Zechariah, Meraioth; the son of Meraioth, Amariah; the son of Amariah, Ahitub; the son of Ahitub, Zadok; the son of Zadok, Ahimaaz.” (This passage lists the descendants of Aaron, including Nadab, in the genealogy of the Levites.)

Deuteronomy 10:6 – “The sons of Aaron: Eleazar and Ithamar. But Aaron the priest died, and they became the priests in his place.” (This verse mentions Nadab’s death and the fact that his brother Eleazar and cousin Ithamar took over as priests after his death.)