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Exodus 22

Hawker's Poor Man's CommentaryPoor Man's Commentary

Verse 1


The same subject as in the former Chapter is pursued through this. Here is a further explanation of the social duties and obligations, as comprised in the second table of the law, given on Mount Sinai: of thefts, of trespasses, of borrowing, of fornication, of witchcrafts, and idolatry, and various other commandments.

Exodus 22:1

Luke 19:8

Verses 2-3

Observe the difference between robbery in the day, and in the night.

Verse 4

See the gospel sense of this, in that beautiful parable of our Lord: Mat_18:22; Mat_18:25 .

Verse 5

See the moral sense of this, exemplified in the case of David. 2 Samuel 12:1-4 .

Verses 6-9

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

Verses 10-15

Hebrews 6:16 ; Genesis 31:39

Verse 16

Deuteronomy 22:25-26 .

Verse 17

Genesis 34:12 ; Deuteronomy 22:29 .

Verse 18

Lev_19:31; Lev_20:6; Lev_20:27 .

Verse 19

Leviticus 18:23 .

Verse 20

This refers to the first table. See Exodus 20:5 .

Verse 21

This precept is sweetly enforced in many places of the old Testament. Deuteronomy 10:19 ; Exodus 23:9 .

Verses 22-24

How precious these tokens of divine love to peculiar situations. Proverbs 22:22-23 ; Psalms 12:5 .

Verses 25-27

The character of every citizen of Zion is to abhor those practices. See Psalms 15:0 throughout.

Verse 28

Acts 23:5 .

Verses 29-30

Was not this typical of the Lord Jesus Christ? Luke 2:21-23 .

Verse 31

1 Peter 1:15-16 .


Let the perusal of those scriptures lead my soul to those devout reflections, that if the grace of God hath indeed appeared unto me, then hath it taught me, and by divine aid enabled me so to conduct myself by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and all worldly lusts, I should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world. And if the grace of God hath indeed appeared unto me, then hath it taught me, that as the Lord is my portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of my soul. Dearest, and ever blessed Jesus, be thou all in all to my soul! Do thou keep me from all covetous and inordinate desires, bring every thought into the obedience of thyself, that, with simplicity and godly sincerity, I may have my conversation in the world, and in all things behave myself as becometh thy blessed Gospel.

Bibliographical Information
Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Exodus 22". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/pmc/exodus-22.html. 1828.
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