Bible Commentaries
1 Chronicles 24

The Biblical IllustratorThe Biblical Illustrator

Verse 2

1 Chronicles 24:2

But Nadab and Abihu died before their father.

The death of Nadab and Abihu


That sin inverts the natural order of things. “They died before their father.”

That sin deprives of blessings which God can bestow. They “had no children.”

That sin often overwhelms with fearful ruin.

That sin is often mentioned in history to warn of its consequences. (J. Wolfendale.)

Sad deaths

The sins which caused them.

1. Disobedience to Divine injunction.

2. Gross inconsistency.

3. Rashness in approaching God.

4. Presumptuous in set.

The punishment which followed the sins.

1. A dishonourable death.

2. A sudden death.

3. An overwhelming death.

4. A retributive death. (J. Wolfendale.)

Bibliographical Information
Exell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "1 Chronicles 24". The Biblical Illustrator. 1905-1909. New York.