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Bible Commentaries

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Leviticus 9

Verse 1

Lev 9:1 And it came to pass on the eighth day, [that] Moses called Aaron and his sons, and the elders of Israel;

Ver. 1. On the eighth day. ] The very next day after the priest’s consecration, that no time might be lost. "I made haste and delayed not," &c. Psa 119:16 "Then said I, Lo I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me," &c. Psa 40:7 Live, live, live, saith one, quickly, much, long: let no water go by, no day be lost, &c. Preach, preach, be instant, quick at work, &c.

Praecipitat tempus, mors atra impendet agenti.

Verse 2

Lev 9:2 And he said unto Aaron, Take thee a young calf for a sin offering, and a ram for a burnt offering, without blemish, and offer [them] before the LORD.

Ver. 2. Take thee a young calf ] In remembrance, and for the remission of Aaron’s sin about the golden calf; as some Hebrews are of opinion.

Verse 3

Lev 9:3 And unto the children of Israel thou shalt speak, saying, Take ye a kid of the goats for a sin offering; and a calf and a lamb, [both] of the first year, without blemish, for a burnt offering;

Ver. 3. Take ye a kid of the goats for a sin offering. ] Quia gravis odor peccati. The smell of sin is grievous; it offendeth all God’s senses, yea, his very soul. Isaiah 1:12-13 , &c.

Verse 4

Lev 9:4 Also a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, to sacrifice before the LORD; and a meat offering mingled with oil: for to day the LORD will appear unto you.

Ver. 4. For today the Lord will appear unto you. ] And he may not find you empty handed, unprepared. See Trapp on " Exo 19:10 "

Verse 6

Lev 9:6 And Moses said, This [is] the thing which the LORD commanded that ye should do: and the glory of the LORD shall appear unto you.

Ver. 6. And the glory of the Lord shall appear unto you. ] So shall it one day to us: yea, we shall be like him, and appear with him in glory; and must therefore purify ourselves, as God is pure. 1Jn 3:2-3

Verse 7

Lev 9:7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the LORD commanded.

Ver. 7. Make an atonement for thyself ] See Hebrews 5:3 ; Hebrews 7:27-28 . See Trapp on " Heb 5:3 " See Trapp on " Heb 7:27 " See Trapp on " Heb 7:28 "

Verse 8

Lev 9:8 Aaron therefore went unto the altar, and slew the calf of the sin offering, which [was] for himself.

Ver. 8. Went unto the altar, ] i.e., The brazen altar; for he had not yet access to the altar of incense. We must slay our corruptions before we present our supplications, wash our hearts from wickedness, and then compass God’s altar.

Verse 22

Lev 9:22 And Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and peace offerings.

Ver. 22. Lifted up his hand. ] He put the blessing upon them. A type of Christ. Luk 24:50 Acts 3:26 Eph 1:3

Verse 24

Lev 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: [which] when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

Ver. 24. They shouted, and fell on their faces. ] The consideration of God’s gracious acceptation of us in Christ should make us to lift many a humble, joyful, and thankful heart to God.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Leviticus 9". John Trapp Complete Commentary. 1865-1868.