Leviticus Chapter 19
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1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
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.
Brett's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 19 on 2/24/2014, 4:02pm...
I feel that it ties in closer to the future of GMO seeds All seeds have a different function that God made Each one uses so much and different nutrients from the soil plus each seed kind fights off different bacteria insects weather differently Once you cross breed these seeds it changes everything
BRICA's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 2/24/2014, 10:35am...
Well I am a Christain and I do go by the bible most definitely and I have sinned and not perfect at all I am a faithful Christian but I am also human I have 6 tattoos and I just read Leviticus and I have decided not to get anymore tattoos I do not feel as if I will go to hell for my tattoos but now I know what the bible says and I am held responsible now I will not jidge anyone because we all have flaws and we all sin who are we to judge just because we have no idea of what each other have done doesnt give anyone the right to be hateful and pretend they are perfect The lord loves each and everyone of us whether we have tatts or not it is up to us to love him the way he deserves to be loved I do not idol any tatt I have on my body I got Jesus tatted on me also this still doesnt make it right but know I know I love the lord Jesus with every bone I have in my body and having tatts does not change that to all be blessed
Elly's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 2/18/2014, 7:00pm...
I have some I also been down a wrong path for a wile ago but i never felt so ashamed or so guilty as when i put the initials of another man on my body I look at it every day ashamed because it felt unclean as if i marked my body for a worldly thing I will never do that again and will one day get it removed when i can but I dont feel that way about my other tattoos they didn t have that meaning they were pretty in my eyes I didnt get a tattoo in worship or appreciation to anyone or anything else or because someone told me to I cant say I m right about everything but I wouldn t called it cowardice or being tough as some people have said I think that it was simply excepted overtime as just something that was done tho I cant be for sure and thus the meaning changed over time It brings me to piercing we wear earrings all the time but in the Bible it shows that at some point earrings were a sign of slavery and this is why im so curious about the meaning of a tattoo vs a mark because there are other times they wore earnings for self purposes
Precious peters's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 2/05/2014, 5:46pm...
well am so happy that God is always there during my naive days wen I wanted 2 have a tattoo and also pierce my nose. is as simple as anything God is against tattoo but if you already have go for deliverance and denounce the spirit of tattoo.
Sara's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 1/30/2014, 11:46pm...
My comment is for '' the cop of 17 years'' Ernie's comment on 2013-10-07 11:17:55: while you are right tattoos is forbidden in the bible, you are way out of line by saying only individuals from prison get tatts. Negative my friend, I know probation officers and law enforcement officials who have tattoos, including myself. You are stereotyping and that is against code of ethics and the law. So if you were a cop for so long, why didn't you know this. I think Sean is dead on.
COLLİNS's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 27 on 1/30/2014, 10:21am...
its clear and no excuse for this no man should round the corners of his head and mar the corners of his beard though it is for the priest and we re all priest according to 1peter2:9
Markanthony's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment on 1/29/2014, 10:03am...
very informative, before you chose to apply to your life, first understand the cost, then pray and ask only God for the Knowledgs, Understanding, and Wisdom for true clarity on what is being said, Holiness is not in your clothing, nor in how you look, but from God, Love all, respect all, this is the will of God.
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