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X. 19 Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such &c.
Behold, the children of Israel have this day offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord; but as for me, you do well know what cause of just sorrow I have had this day, in that heavy judgment, which hath befallen my sons; and if, in this mourning and sad dejectedness, I had eaten of the sin offering, how could it have been well taken of that God, who requires cheerfulness in all that thus partake of his holy things?
XI. 2, 3. These are the beasts, &c. Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. I would have your diet a figure of your conversation; beasts, to be figures of men: those men, which put just differences betwixt their actions, and that do meditate and chew upon the law of God continually, those are fit for you to converse with, and to be received of you into your entire fellowship; these are represented to you by beasts, that divide the hoof and chew the cud.
XI. 10 All that have not fins and scales in the seas, &c. shall be an abomination to you.
The fins of the fish are for steering of their motion; the scales are for smoothness of passage, for safeguard, for ornament: those men, that have no knowledge and faith to guide them, no good dispositions to set them forward, nor good works to set them forth, are not for your entire conversation.
XII. 2 Her infirmity.
That sickness, which, in ordinary course, is every month incident to her sex.
XIII. 13 If the leprosy have covered all the flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: all is turned white: he is clean.
If the whole flesh be so covered over, that there is no appearance of difference in the skin, it is a sign that the strength of nature hath wholly driven out that inward matter, which was the cause of the leprosy; and therefore it argues, that the party is delivered from his disease.
XIII. 45. He shall put a covering upon his upper lip.
In sign of mourning for this judgment, and for restraint of that breath which is infectious, he shall muffle up himself.
XIV. 45 Unto an unclean place.
Unto some place, which is in itself unhallowed, and is now polluted by these unclean materials, that are cast upon it.
XIV. 49 And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.
There shall be the same ceremonies for the cleansing of the house, that are appointed for the man; such, as are clear types of the blood of the Messiah, cleansing the soul from the leprosy of sin.
XV. 2 When any man hath a running issue out of his flesh. When any one hath an ordinary and insensible passage of seed, in the running of the reins.
XV. 31 Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleannesses.
Thus shall ye teach the children of Israel to separate themselves, each from other, in cases of their legal uncleannesses, and to cleanse themselves from their pollutions.
XVI. 2 That he come not at all times unto the holy place within the vail before the mercy seat, which is upon the ark. That he presume not to come oftener than once a year, into the Holy of Holies, which is within the vail; where God, in a special manner, manifesteth his presence, between the cherubims, in the mercy seat, the cover of the ark.
XVI. 19 And hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.
The sins and infirmities of God's people, in their devotions, do, in a sort, defile the holy place and altar: the High Priest shall thus expiate those sins of the people, which have polluted the place and vessels of God's service.
XVI. 22 And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited.
As the slain goat shall represent Christ dying for sin; so the escaping goat shall represent him freed from death, for our full justification, and taking away the sins of the world, so, as that they shall not appear in the sight of God to their condemnation.
XVI. 29 On the tenth day, ye shall afflict your souls.
It shall be a day of great and solemn humiliation, in fasting and all kind of sad and penitential devotion.
XVII. 3 That killeth an ox, or lamb.
That killeth an ox or lamb, with an intention of sacrifice unto God.
XVIII. 6 To uncover their nakedness.
To lie with them, or to have carnal knowledge of them.
That nakedness is proper for none but thy father to uncover. XVIII. 18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, &c. Having one wife, thou shalt not take another wife besides her, during her life; that the emulation, which will thereupon arise, may not be a perpetual vexation to her, whom thou hast by lawful wedlock made one flesh with thee.
XVIII. 21 Thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech.
Thou shalt not give up any of thy sons or daughters, as a sacrifice to Molech, the idol of the Ammonites; either to pass between his two fires, as in way of consecration to him; or to be consumed by the fire of that idol, as a burnt offering to him.
XIX. 16 Neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neigh
Thou shalt not be any cause or furtherer of shedding the blood of thy neighbour; neither willingly forbear to hinder any act done against his life.
XIX. 19 Neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
To teach thee, how God loveth simplicity of heart, in all thy carriage and disposition, thou shalt not be allowed mixtures and compositions, so much as in thine outward apparel.
XIX. 23 Three years shall (the tree) be as uncircumcised to you. During the first three years after the plantation thereof, the fruit of those trees shall be unlawful to be eaten, or to be put to any other profitable use.
XIX. 27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
Ye shall not imitate the heathen fashion of your idolatrous neighbours, in cutting your hair round; neither shall you, after their manner in their mournings, deform your faces, by shaving off the hair of your beard.
XIX. 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings of your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you.
Ye shall not, according to the heathen manner, cut your flesh, while ye mourn for the dead; nor make any impression in your skin and flesh, as marks of your idolatry and superstition.
XX. 9 Every one that curseth his father or mother. Whosoever revileth or speaketh reproachfully of either father or mother, let him be put to death.
XXI. 1 There shall none be defiled for the dead among his people. None of the inferior priests may either touch a dead corpse, or come into the room where it is, if it be the corpse of one not near allied to him.
XXI. 5 They shall not make, &c. Vide xix. ver. 27.
XXI. 11 Neither shall he go in to the dead body, nor defile himself for his father, or for his mother.
However it may be lawful for the inferior priest, to mourn for or to be present with the corpse of those, which, in nearness of blood or alliance, they have relation unto; yet the High Priest shall not condescend to any act or sign of public mourning, no not for his very parents; nor go into the room where their corpses are laid.
XXI. 15 Neither shall he profane his seed amongst his people. If he shall marry with any of these forbidden persons, the issue which he shall have by her, shall be accounted as unhallowed, and shall not be capable of succeeding him in executing the priest's office.
XXI. 18 Or any thing superfluous.
Or that hath any part or limb more than he should, or monstrously excessive in the proportion thereof..
XXII. 14 If any man cat of the holy thing unwittingly, then he shall put the fifth part unto it, and shall give it to the priest. If any Israelite, that is not of the priest's family, shall ignorantly: eat of those holy things, that are appropriated by God's ordinance to the priests, he shall pay the price of that whereof he eateth, and add withal a fifth part more of the full worth, by way of satisfaction to the priest.
XXII. 25 Neither from a stranger's hand shall ye offer the bread of your God of any of these.
Not only shall ye refuse to offer blemished and imperfect sacrifices from the hands of Israelites; but if any heathen man, who is a stranger from the commonwealth of Israel, shail offer to present any such blemished or unworthy oblation to you, ye shall also reject it, as that which is unlawful to be offered to God.
XXIII. 27. Vide xvi. ver. 29.
XXIII. 39 Shall be a sabbath.
On the first and on the eighth day, ye shall rest from your labours.
XXIV. 14 Let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head. Let all that heard him, as in way of ratification of their testimony, lay their hands on his head; as thereby professing, that the blood of the blasphemer shall be upon his own head, as who doth most worthily suffer for his sin.
XXV. 6 And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; &c. And that fruit, of what kind soever, which groweth upon thy land, in the seventh year shall serve indifferently for meat and drink for the servant and stranger, as well as the owner; and shall be freely taken, and used accordingly.
XXV. 23 For the land is mine; &c.
The land is mine, in a more peculiar manner; as that, which I have set apart to be the inheritance of my chosen people on earth, and to be a figure of their happy and glorious inheritance in heaven.
XXV. 24 And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land.
In all the land which ye possess, ye shall suffer a redemption to be given, by him that sold or mortgaged it; and shall accept thereof, in the appointed year of jubilee.
XXV. 34 But the field of the suburbs of their cities may not be
If the Levites might sell their houses in their cities, yet the fields, which are about the suburbs of the city, three thousand cubits in extent from the walls thereof, may not at all be aliened or sold.
XXVI. 5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage. You shall have a continued succession of blessings, and variety of increase of all kinds of fruits, one in the neck of another; so as no sooner shall the threshing of your corn be finished, than your vintage shall come in hand.
XXVI. 24 I will punish you yet seven times.
I will bring divers and frequent judgments upon you, for your sins. XXVI. 26 And when I have broken the staff of your bread. And when I have brought upon you famine and scarcity, and have bereaved you of that which is the staff of your life, bread, &c. XXVI. 34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths.
Then shall the land be quiet; as being delivered from those wicked inhabitants, which brought a curse upon it; and from those busy labours, wherewith it was worn out and torn up continually.
XXVII. 16 And if a man shall sanctify to the LORD some part of a field of his possessions, then thy estimation shall be according to the seed thereof: an homer of barley seed shall be valued at fifty shekels of silver.
And if a man will consecrate unto the Lord some part of that field, which by inheritance is descended to him, and would redeem it; it shall be valued according to the proportion of that seed, which is fit and sufficient to be sown in that parcel: every ten bushels of barley seed shall be rated at fifty shekels of silver.
XXVII. 25 Shekel of the sanctuary. See Lev. v. 15.
XXVII. 29 None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed.
No creature, which, under a solemn vow or curse, shall be devoted to destruction, shall be redeemed by any price whatsoever; whether it be man or beast; but shall undergo that death, to which it was solemnly devoted.
I. 51 The stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. Any Israelite whosoever, being not of the tribe of Levi, if he offer to meddle with the ark, shall surely die; either by the immediate hand of God, or by the hand of human justice and authority.
II. 2 Far off about the tabernacle.
The measure, of at least two thousand cubits, shall be the distance, betwixt the tents of Israel and the holy tabernacle of God.
III. 7 And they shall keep his charge.
They shall do that service, which Aaron, as from the Lord, shall appoint unto them.
III. 9 Thou shalt give the Levites to Aaron and his sons. Thou shalt design and appoint the Levites, to attend upon Aaron and his sons, in the holy ministration.
III. 12 I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn.
Whereas, before, the firstborn of the family was ordained to execute the office of the priesthood, and to offer sacrifices for the rest, now I have confined this office to one tribe alone; so as only those of Levi shall, instead of the firstborn, be set apart for this work.