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Numbers 28

Trapp's Complete CommentaryTrapp's Commentary

Verse 2

Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My offering, [and] my bread for my sacrifices made by fire, [for] a sweet savour unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto me in their due season.

My offering. — He is owner of all; and of his own we give him. Tα σα εκ των σων , said that great emperor.

And my bread. — Called their bread for their souls; that is, the bread for their natural sustenance, common bread, when not rightly offered. So Jeremiah 7:21 . God in scorn calls their sacrifice flesh, ordinary flesh, such as is sold in the shambles. So at the Lord’s Supper impenitent communicants receive no more than the bare elements; panem Domini, but not panem Dominum. August.

In their due season. — Which for eight and thirty years they had intermitted. Get a settlement, or Sabbath of spirit, or else God shall be but ill, if at all, served.

Verse 3

And thou shalt say unto them, This [is] the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the LORD; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, [for] a continual burnt offering.

This is the offering.See Trapp on " Exodus 29:38 " See Trapp on " Exodus 29:39 "

Verse 9

And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot, and two tenth deals of flour [for] a meat offering, mingled with oil, and the drink offering thereof:

And on the Sabbath day. — Every day should be a Sabbath to the saints, in regard of ceasing to do evil, learning to do well; but on the seventh day Sabbath our devotion should be doubled. Debet totus dies festivus a Christiano expendi in operibus sanctis, said Robert Grosthead, Bishop of Lincoln, long since. In Decalog. Praecep., 30. The whole Sabbath should be spent in God’s service. Psalms 92:1 , titled, A Psalm for the Sabbath, mentions morning and evening performances. Psalms 92:2 Variety of duties may very well take up the whole day with delight. Besides, God gives us six whole days. Now, to sell by one measure and buy by another, is the way to a curse.

Verse 11

And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;

And in the beginning of your months. — Thus they had their daily, weekly, monthly, yearly addresses unto God, that they might ever be in communion with him, and conformity unto him, by this continual intercourse. On the new moons they rested, Amos 8:5 feasted, 1 Samuel 20:5 heard the word, …

Verse 17

And in the fifteenth day of this month [is] the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

See Trapp on " Exodus 12:18 " See Trapp on " Leviticus 23:7 "

Verse 18

In the first day [shall be] an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work [therein]:

See Trapp on " Exodus 12:18 " See Trapp on " Leviticus 23:7 "

Verse 19

But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire [for] a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish:

See Trapp on " Exodus 12:18 " See Trapp on " Leviticus 23:7 "

Bibliographical Information
Trapp, John. "Commentary on Numbers 28". Trapp's Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jtc/numbers-28.html. 1865-1868.
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