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Bible Commentaries
Leviticus 19

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Verse 2

19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be {a} holy: for I the LORD your God [am] holy.

(a) That is, void of all pollution, idolatry and superstition both of soul and body.

Verse 5

19:5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it {b} at your own will.

(b) Of your own accord.

Verse 7

19:7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it [is] abominable; it shall not be {c} accepted.

(c) To wit, of God.

Verse 11

19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither {d} deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

(d) In that which is committed to your credit.

Verse 16

19:16 Thou shalt not {e} go up and down [as] a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou {f} stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I [am] the LORD.

(e) As a slanderer, backbiter, or quarrel picker.

(f) By consenting to his death, or conspiring with the wicked.

Verse 19

19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a {g} diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

(g) As a horse to leap an ass, or a mule a mare.

Verse 23

19:23 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye {h} shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.

(h) It shall be unclean as that thing, which is not circumcised.

Verse 26

19:26 Ye shall not eat [any thing] with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor {i} observe times.

(i) To measure lucky or unlucky days.

Verse 27

19:27 Ye shall not {k} round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

(k) As did the Gentiles in sign of mourning.

Verse 28

19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any {l} marks upon you: I [am] the LORD.

(l) By whipping your bodies or burning marks in them.

Verse 29

19:29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a {m} whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

(m) As did the Cyprians, and Locrenses.

Verse 32

19:32 Thou shalt {n} rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I [am] the LORD.

(n) In token of reverence.

Verse 35

19:35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in {o} meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

(o) As in measuring the ground.

Verse 36

19:36 Just balances, just weights, a just {p} ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I [am] the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

(p) By these two measures he means all other. Of Ephah, read Exodus 16:36 and of Hin, Exodus 29:40.

Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Leviticus 19". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/leviticus-19.html. 1599-1645.
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