SEV Biblia, Chapter 10:3 Â¶ Entonces dijo Moisés a Aarón: Esto es lo que habló el SEÑOR, diciendo: En mis allegados me santificaré, y en presencia de todo el pueblo seré glorificado. Y Aarón calló.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Leviticus 10:3 Verse 3. And Aaron held his peace.] rha µdyw vaiyiddom Aharon, and Aaron was dumb. How elegantly expressive is this of his parental affection, his deep sense of the presumption of his sons, and his own submission to the justice of God! The flower and hope of his family was nipped in the bud and blasted; and while he exquisitely feels as a father, he submits without murmuring to this awful dispensation of Divine justice. It is an awful thing to introduce innovations either into the rites and ceremonies, or into the truths, of the religion of Christ: he who acts thus cannot stand guiltless before his God. It has often been remarked that excessive grief stupefies the mind, so that amazement and deep anguish prevent at once both tears and complaints; hence that saying of Seneca, Curae leves loquantur; graviores silent. "Slight sorrows are loquacious; deep anguish has no voice. See on "ver. 19".
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 3. And Moses said unto Aaron , etc.] Upon this awful occasion, and in order to quiet and humble him under the mighty hand of God: this [is it] that the Lord spoke, saying ; but when he spoke it, and where it is said and recorded, is not so very clear; it might have been said, and yet not recorded, or the substance of it may be recorded, though not in the express words here delivered; it may refer, as some think, to ( Exodus 19:22) or else to ( Exodus 29:43) which seems to come nearest to what follows, so Jarchi: I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me ; in the priests that drew nigh to him, and offered sacrifice and burnt incense to him; by these he expected to be sanctified, not to be made holy, but to be declared to be so, and obeyed and worshipped as such; as he is, when his commands and ordinances are observed, as he would have them be, in faith and fear, which were not done by these sons of Aaron; and therefore the Lord, by the punishment he inflicted, showed himself to be an holy, righteous, and jealous God: and before all the people I will be glorified ; as he is when he is believed and trusted in; when his worship is carried on in his own house, according to his will; when his ordinances are kept as they were delivered, and when he is reverenced in the assembly of his saints; all which were wanting in this case. And this may also have respect to the glory of divine justice, in the public punishment of the sin of those men, that since he was not glorified by them before the people in the way of their duty, he would glorify himself in their punishment: and Aaron held his peace : was in a stupor, as the Septuagint, quite amazed, thunderstruck, as we say; he was silent, said not one word against what was done; murmured not at the providence, nor complained of any severity, but was patient under the hand of God, and resigned to his will; and since God was sanctified and glorified, he was contented.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 3-7 - The most quieting considerations under affliction are fetched from the word of God. What was it that God spake? Though Aaron's heart must have been filled with anguish and dismay, yet with silent submission he revered the justice of the stroke. When God corrects us or ours for sin, it is our duty to accept the punishment, and say, It is the Lord let him do what seemeth him good. Whenever we worship God, we come nig unto him, as spiritual priests. This ought to make us very serious in all acts of devotion. It concerns us all, when we come nigh to God, to do every religious exercise, as those who believe that the God with whom we have to do, is a holy God. He will take vengeance on those tha profane his sacred name by trifling with him.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 משׁה 4872 אל 413 אהרן 175 הוא 1931 אשׁר 834 דבר 1696 יהוה 3068 לאמר 559 בקרבי 7138 אקדשׁ 6942 ועל 5921 פני 6440 כל 3605 העם 5971 אכבד 3513 וידם 1826 אהרן׃ 175