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10:7 Do not leave the entrance of the Communion Tent lest you die, because God's anointing oil is still upon you.'

They did as Moses had said.
Umipetach Ohel Mo'ed lo tets'u pen-tamutu ki-shemen mishchat Adonay aleychem vaya'asu kidvar Moshe.

10:8 God spoke to Aaron, saying:
Vayedaber Adonay el-Aharon lemor.
10:9 When you enter the Communion Tent, neither you nor your descendants may drink wine or any other intoxicant; otherwise you will die. This is an eternal law for all your generations.
Yayin veshechar al-tesht atah uvaneycha itach bevo'achem el-Ohel Mo'ed velo tamutu chukat olam ledoroteychem.


Do not leave...
  Again, like a High Priest, who may not leave the Temple to mourn: see Leviticus 21:12 (Ramban; Chizzkuni). According to some, this is a general prohibition for a priest not to leave the Temple during the service (Yad, Biyath HaMikdash 2:5; Sefer HaMitzvoth, Negative 165; Ramban). Some dispute this, and maintain that this commandment was only given to Eleazar and Ithamar, because they had the anointing oil on their heads (Raavad on Yad, loc. cit.; also not counted in Sefer Mitzvoth Gadol).

or any other intoxicant
  (cf. Ibn Ezra; Saadia). Or, 'Do not drink wine to make you drunk' (Rashi; cf. Yad, Biyath HaMikdash 1:1,2,5).

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