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Leviticus 22

Introduction

Overview

Leviticus 22:1, The priests in their uncleanness must abstain from the holy things; Leviticus 22:6, How they shall be cleansed; Leviticus 22:10, Who of the priest’s house may eat of the holy things; Leviticus 22:17, The sacrifices must be without blemish; Leviticus 22:26, The age of the sacrifice; Leviticus 22:29, The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving.

Verse 1

Reciprocal: Leviticus 5:15 - in the

Verse 2

Leviticus 22:3-Joshua :, Leviticus 15:31, Numbers 6:3-Ruth :

that they profane not: This is the very ground of the prohibition, that they might preserve in their minds a holy reverence for the Divine Majesty. Hence when they approached unto him, they must be free from every legal impurity. If great men are to be approached with respect, how much more must Jehovah be approached with holy reverence! Leviticus 22:32, Leviticus 18:21, Leviticus 19:12, Leviticus 20:3, Leviticus 21:6

hallow: Exodus 13:12, Exodus 28:38, Numbers 18:32, Deuteronomy 15:19

Reciprocal: Numbers 5:9 - offering Numbers 18:11 - every one Ezra 2:63 - should not Ezra 8:28 - the vessels Isaiah 52:11 - be Ezekiel 22:26 - profaned Ezekiel 44:8 - ye have not

Verse 3

having his uncleanness upon him: That is, in other words, "when he is unclean." Leviticus 7:20, Leviticus 7:21

that soul: That is, according to some, thrust out of the priest's office, or from officiating at the altar; or, according to others, cut off by some immediate stroke of divine justice, like Nadab and Abihu.

from my: Exodus 33:14, Exodus 33:15, Psalms 16:11, Psalms 51:11, Matthew 25:41, 2 Thessalonians 1:9

Reciprocal: Leviticus 6:18 - every one Leviticus 22:2 - General Numbers 5:9 - offering Numbers 18:11 - every one Numbers 19:13 - his uncleanness 2 Chronicles 30:19 - though he be not Ezra 2:63 - should not Ezra 8:28 - the vessels Ezekiel 14:8 - I will cut Galatians 5:12 - cut

Verse 4

the seed: These words include the daughters as well as the sons of Aaron.

a leper: Leviticus 13:2, Leviticus 13:3, Leviticus 13:44-1 Corinthians :

running issue: Heb. running of the reins, Leviticus 15:2, Leviticus 15:3

holy things: Leviticus 2:3, Leviticus 2:10, Leviticus 6:25-Joel :, Leviticus 21:22, Numbers 18:9, Numbers 18:19

until: Leviticus 14:2-Jonah :, Leviticus 15:13-Ezra :

unclean: Leviticus 21:1, Numbers 19:11-Nehemiah :

whose: Leviticus 15:16

Reciprocal: Leviticus 5:3 - the uncleanness Leviticus 7:21 - the uncleanness Ezekiel 44:25 - General

Verse 5

whosoever: Leviticus 11:24, Leviticus 11:43, Leviticus 11:44

or a man: Leviticus 15:7, Leviticus 15:19

Verse 6

Leviticus 11:24, Leviticus 11:25, Leviticus 15:5, Leviticus 16:24-Hosea :, Numbers 19:7-2 Samuel :, Haggai 2:13, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Hebrews 10:22

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:46 - shall be unclean Deuteronomy 23:11 - wash himself Hebrews 9:10 - divers

Verse 7

Leviticus 21:22, Numbers 18:11-Psalms :, Deuteronomy 18:3, Deuteronomy 18:4, 1 Corinthians 9:4, 1 Corinthians 9:13, 1 Corinthians 9:14

Verse 8

Leviticus 17:15, Exodus 22:31, Deuteronomy 14:21, Ezekiel 44:31

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:3 - Every Genesis 31:39 - torn of Leviticus 7:24 - beast Leviticus 11:40 - eateth Malachi 1:13 - torn

Verse 9

bear sin for it: That is, be punished if he break it. Leviticus 10:1, Leviticus 10:2, Leviticus 16:2, Exodus 28:43, Numbers 18:22, Numbers 18:32

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:38 - bear the iniquity Exodus 29:44 - sanctify also Leviticus 10:3 - I will be Leviticus 22:15 - General Leviticus 22:16 - for I Numbers 9:13 - bear his sin Numbers 18:1 - shall bear Hebrews 9:1 - had 1 Peter 2:24 - his own self

Verse 10

The word zar, a stranger, does not mean one of another nation, a foreigner, which is expressed by hechar, but one who is not of the seed of Aaron, or does not belong to his family. 1 Samuel 21:6, Matthew 12:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:43 - There shall Exodus 12:45 - General Exodus 29:33 - a stranger Leviticus 21:22 - and of the holy Numbers 1:51 - the stranger Numbers 16:40 - that no Ezra 2:63 - should not Proverbs 20:25 - a snare

Verse 11

his money: Heb. the purchase of his money, Genesis 17:13, Numbers 18:11-1 Chronicles :

Verse 12

a stranger: Heb. a man

a stranger: Leviticus 21:3, Isaiah 40:13, *marg.

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:24 - cleave

Verse 13

returned unto her father's house: A widow in Bengal not unfrequently returns to her father's house on the death of her husband: the union between her and her own family is never so dissolved as among European nations. Genesis 38:11

as in her: Leviticus 10:14, Numbers 18:11-Psalms :

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:24 - cleave Exodus 21:9 - betrothed her unto Deuteronomy 24:2 - she may go

Verse 14

Leviticus 5:15-Psalms :, Leviticus 27:13, Leviticus 27:15

Reciprocal: Leviticus 5:16 - make Ezra 2:63 - should not

Verse 15

Leviticus 22:9, Leviticus 19:8, Numbers 18:32, Ezekiel 22:26

Verse 16

suffer them to bear the iniquity of the trespass, or, lade themselves with the iniquity of trespass in their eating, bear. Leviticus 7:18, Psalms 38:4, Isaiah 53:11, Isaiah 53:12, 1 Peter 2:24

for I: Leviticus 22:9, Leviticus 20:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:44 - sanctify also Leviticus 10:17 - to bear Leviticus 22:32 - hallow you

Verse 18

Whatsoever: Leviticus 1:2, Leviticus 1:10, Leviticus 17:10, Leviticus 17:13

of the strangers: Numbers 15:14-Nehemiah :

vows: Leviticus 7:16, Leviticus 23:38, Numbers 15:3, Deuteronomy 12:6, Psalms 22:25, Psalms 56:12, Psalms 61:5, Psalms 61:8, Psalms 65:1, Psalms 66:13, Psalms 116:14, Psalms 116:18, Ecclesiastes 5:4, Jonah 1:16, Jonah 2:9, Nahum 1:15, Acts 18:18

freewill: Numbers 15:3, Deuteronomy 12:6, Deuteronomy 12:17, Deuteronomy 16:10

Reciprocal: Leviticus 7:11 - General Deuteronomy 12:26 - thy vows 2 Chronicles 31:14 - the freewill Amos 4:5 - proclaim

Verse 19

Leviticus 1:3, Leviticus 1:10, Leviticus 4:32, Exodus 12:5, Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:19, Matthew 27:24, Matthew 27:54, Luke 23:14, Luke 23:41, Luke 23:47, John 19:4, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 5:27, Hebrews 9:14, 1 Peter 1:19, 1 Peter 2:22-Jeremiah :, 1 Peter 3:18

Reciprocal: Leviticus 1:2 - If any Leviticus 3:1 - a sacrifice Leviticus 3:12 - a goat Leviticus 19:5 - ye shall Malachi 1:8 - if ye offer the blind Malachi 1:13 - torn

Verse 20

Leviticus 22:25, Deuteronomy 15:21, Deuteronomy 17:1, Malachi 1:8, Malachi 1:13, Malachi 1:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:1 - without Leviticus 21:17 - blemish Leviticus 22:22 - Blind Leviticus 22:24 - broken Numbers 19:2 - no blemish Numbers 28:19 - they shall Ezekiel 45:18 - without blemish Hebrews 9:14 - without

Verse 21

peace: Leviticus 3:1, Leviticus 3:6, Leviticus 7:11-Zechariah :

to accomplish: Genesis 28:20, Genesis 35:1-Leviticus :, Numbers 15:3, Numbers 15:8, Deuteronomy 23:21-Isaiah :, Psalms 50:14, Proverbs 7:14, Ecclesiastes 5:4, Ecclesiastes 5:5

sheep: or, goats

it shall be perfect: This law is so founded on the nature of the thing itself, that it has been in force among all nations that sacrificed victims to their deities.

Reciprocal: Leviticus 1:3 - his own Leviticus 1:4 - be accepted Leviticus 19:5 - a sacrifice Numbers 19:2 - a red heifer Numbers 29:39 - beside your vows

Verse 22

Blind: Leviticus 22:20, Leviticus 21:18-Ecclesiastes :, Malachi 1:8

an offering: Leviticus 1:9, Leviticus 1:13, Leviticus 3:3, Leviticus 3:5

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 23:1 - wounded

Verse 23

lamb: or, kid

superfluous: Leviticus 21:18

Reciprocal: Leviticus 7:16 - a voluntary Leviticus 7:18 - it shall Leviticus 19:5 - ye shall Leviticus 19:7 - it shall Numbers 15:3 - or in a freewill Luke 11:2 - Hallowed

Verse 24

broken: or, cut, Leviticus 22:20, Deuteronomy 23:1

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 15:21 - General

Verse 25

a stranger's: Numbers 15:14-Nehemiah :, Numbers 16:40, Ezra 6:8-2 Samuel :

the bread: Leviticus 21:6, Leviticus 21:8, Leviticus 21:21, Leviticus 21:22, Malachi 1:7, Malachi 1:8, Malachi 1:12-2 Chronicles :

because: Ephesians 2:12, 1 John 5:18

Reciprocal: Leviticus 3:11 - the food Leviticus 7:18 - it shall Leviticus 19:7 - it shall Leviticus 22:20 - General Leviticus 22:27 - seven days Numbers 9:14 - General Ezekiel 44:7 - ye have brought

Verse 27

seven days: It was necessary for the mother's health that the young one should suck so long; and prior to this time, the process of nutrition in a young animal can scarcely be considered as completely formed. Besides this, it may justly be asserted, that the flesh of very young animals is comparatively innutritive. There is something brutish in eating the young of beast or fowl, before the hair and hoofs are perfect in the one, and feathers and claws in the other; and before this period, their flesh is not good for food, consequently they were not fit for sacrifice, which is termed the bread or food of God - Leviticus 22:25. Leviticus 22:25, Leviticus 12:2, Leviticus 12:3, Leviticus 19:23, Leviticus 19:24, Exodus 22:30

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:38 - accepted Leviticus 1:4 - be accepted Leviticus 9:1 - the eighth day

Verse 28

ewe: or, she goat

ye shall not kill it: This law was certainly intended to inculcate mercy and tenderness of heart; and so the Jews have understood it. Exodus 23:19, Exodus 34:26, Deuteronomy 14:21, Deuteronomy 22:6, Deuteronomy 22:7

Verse 29

Leviticus 7:12-Ezra :, Psalms 107:22, Psalms 116:17, Hosea 14:2, Amos 4:5, Hebrews 13:15, 1 Peter 2:5

Reciprocal: Leviticus 2:14 - a meat offering Leviticus 7:16 - a voluntary Leviticus 19:5 - ye shall

Verse 30

Leviticus 7:15-Job :, Leviticus 19:7, Exodus 16:19, Exodus 16:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:10 - General

Verse 31

Leviticus 18:4, Leviticus 18:5, Leviticus 19:37, Numbers 15:40, Deuteronomy 4:40, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:2

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:1 - unto the statutes

Verse 32

Leviticus 22:2, Leviticus 18:21

I will: Leviticus 10:3, Isaiah 5:16, Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2

hallow you: Leviticus 22:16, Leviticus 20:8, Leviticus 21:8, Leviticus 21:15, Exodus 19:5, Exodus 19:6, John 17:17, 1 Corinthians 1:2

Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:38 - and to be

Verse 33

Leviticus 11:45, Leviticus 19:36, Leviticus 25:38, Exodus 6:7, Exodus 20:2, Numbers 15:41

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:45 - whom I 1 Chronicles 6:49 - Aaron

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Leviticus 22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/leviticus-22.html.