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Bible Commentaries
Numbers 29

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New TestamentsSutcliffe's Commentary

Verses 1-40

Numbers 29:39 . Beside your vows, and your free-will offerings, for your peace-offerings. See Leviticus 7:11; Leviticus 7:16; Leviticus 22:21-23.


This and the preseding chapter refer to the whole Leviticum; and it appears that the appointed regular sacrifices consumed on the altar in one year, amounted to a thousand lambs, one hundred and twelve bullocks, thirty seven rams, and thirty goats or kids. To these were added one hundred bushels of flour, with oil; one hundred and fifty gallons of wine, and an equal quantity of oil. But of the lambs slain at the passover, the occasional burnt-offerings for sin, and of the freewill-offerings, or peace-offerings, no idea can be formed. The number was inconceivably great. How happy that Israel was here reminded of the law, and the service of their God; and especially of their sin-offerings, and of the duties of personal purity both of body and mind. Christians have need likewise to afflict their soul, and mourn for sin; for the world exhibits a state of great wickedness and impiety. Let us, on this subject, be thankful that God has sent his beloved Son, not only to take away our sin; but to make us holy, without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing. How rich his grace, how infinite his love, how full and sufficient the all-availing oblation on the cross. May it impress our hearts; and may we testify our love to him again by an entire conformity to his will, and obedience to his word.

Bibliographical Information
Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on Numbers 29". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jsc/numbers-29.html. 1835.
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