Leviticus Chapter 19
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19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.
23 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.
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Matthew Henry's Leviticus Chapter 19 Bible commentary...
- There are some ceremonial precepts in this chapter, but most of these precepts are binding on us, for they are explanations of the ten commandments. It is required that Israel be a holy people, because the God of Israel is a holy God, ver. #2|. To teach real separation from the world and the flesh, and entire devotedness to God. This is now the law of Christ; may the Lord bring every thought within us into obedience to it! Children are to be obedient to their parents, ver. #3|. The fear here required includes inward reverence and esteem, outward respect and obedience, care to please them and to make them easy. God only is to be worshipped, ver. #4|. Turn not from the true God to false ones, from the God who will make you holy and happy, to those that will deceive you, and make you for ever miserable. Turn not your eyes to them, much less your heart. They should leave the gleanings of their harvest and vintage for the poor, ver. #9|. Works of piety must be always attended with works of charity, according to our ability. We must not be covetous, griping, and greedy of every thing we can lay claim to, nor insist upon our right in all things. We are to be honest and true in all our dealings, ver. #11|. Whatever we have in the world, we must see that we get it honestly, for we cannot be truly rich, or long rich, with that which is not so. Reverence to the sacred name of God must be shown, ver. #12|. We must not detain what belongs to another, particularly the wages of the hireling, ver. #13|. We must be tender of the credit and safety of those that cannot help themselves, ver. #14|. Do no hurt to any, because they are unwilling or unable to avenge themselves. We ought to take heed of doing any thing which may occasion our weak brother to fall. The fear of God should keep us from doing wrong things, though they will not expose us to men's anger. Judges, and all in authority, are commanded to give judgment without partiality, ver. #15|. To be a tale-bearer, and to sow discord among neighbours, is as bad an office as a man can put himself into. We are to rebuke our neighbour in love, ver. #17|. Rather rebuke him than hate him, for an injury done to thyself. We incur guilt by not reproving; it is hating our brother. We should say, I will do him the kindness to tell him of his faults. We are to put off all malice, and to put on brotherly love, ver. #18|. We often wrong ourselves, but we soon forgive ourselves those wrongs, and they do not at all lessen our love to ourselves; in like manner we should love our neighbour. We must in many cases deny ourselves for the good of our neighbour. Ver. #31|: For Christians to have their fortunes told, to use spells and charms, or the like, is a sad affront to God. They must be grossly ignorant who ask, "What harm is there in these things?" Here is a charge to young people to show respect to the aged, ver. #32|. Religion teaches good manners, and obliges us to honour those to whom honour is due. A charge was given to the Israelites to be very tender of strangers, ver. #33|. Strangers, and the widows and fatherless, are God's particular care. It is at our peril, if we do them any wrong. Strangers shall be welcome to God's grace; we should do what we can to recommend religion to them. Justice in weights and measures is commanded, ver. #35|. We must make conscience of obeying God's precepts. We are not to pick and choose our duty, but must aim at standing complete in all the will of God. And the nearer our lives and tempers are to the precepts of God's law, the happier shall we be, and the happier shall we make all around us, and the better shall we adorn the gospel.
Anonymous's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 29 on 5/17/2013, 9:38am...
is it n't what is happening now?hence this consequences,as i said,God is n't a man that u can mock,4 whatsoever u sow,so shall u reap.
Shirley Harris's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 5/17/2013, 12:18am...
With all the blood born sickness out here I see why Father God said not to do these things to ourselves.
Ed Harris's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment on 5/04/2013, 7:49am...
Vs 18 Love thy neighbor as thyself! Established in the old testament, reinforced in the new. Halleluiah! Yahweh is merciful. He has laid out a path for mankind. Live for Yahweh not for what is popular. When it comes to the Sabbath, his word continues to speak to us. Let us confirm to His word.
Brian Johnson's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 4/30/2013, 8:07am...
Verses to consider.
Isaiah 49:15 and 16
(15) "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
(16) See, I [God] have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
Brian Johnson's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 4/30/2013, 7:57am...
Leviticus 19 also forbids wearing two mixed materials on the body (cotton/poly blend); Sewing seeds of a different kind next to each other; eating things with blood (filet medium rare or rare); and shaving around your head. For those who want to condemn tattoos (which weren't even called tatoos in Bible times)I would ask Do you eat steak medium rare, do you wear poly? Do you plant corn next to beans? Be careful of the judgments you lay on others. Read Matthew 23 to see how Jesus felt about the Pharisees doing that.
Billy's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 4/18/2013, 6:30pm...
I am a Christian and I have a lot of tattoos. I regret getting them as I now realise what the word says, however this may just be Old Testament rules. (I don't know. I'm not God). Nontheless, a lot of people judge others by a little ink which is rediculous. Pull the log out of your own eye first. I don't believe a little bit of ink is going to keep you from God, but if you feel convicted from it, you probably shouldn't get the tattoo. It can also cause a lot of trouble when you try to get a job. You never know when you might lose the one you have now. If you do get ink, be prepared to be judged. One thing tattoos will do for you- they will open your eyes up to self righteous proud people.......you will be surprised just who these people will turn out to be. My advice.......don't do it
Confused's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 4/17/2013, 9:51am...
This scripture is so confusing to me .. i recently just found it while going through a friends facebook and was instantly intrigued by what it meant. I myself have tattoos but had no idea that this scripture existed. I have been trying to have a closer relationship with GOD but this has rattled me .. this whole chapter confuses me
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