Leviticus Chapter 19
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11Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
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.
Mike's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 12/09/2013, 3:19pm...
About piercing, look where they got the gold to make the molten calf for yourself. Hint: Your young woman and young mens earrings?It is custom related, some cultures it is fine as stated when they made the molten calf.Don't Americanize the Bible!!!!!!
Linda's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 12/05/2013, 10:04am...
But are we supposed to pick and choose which parts of Old Testament law we will follow and which ones we won't? I don't particularly care for tattoos anyway, would never get one, and it seems to me that people with all-over 'body art' must have some sort of mental issue that makes them want to go through that much pain, and be 'decorated' all the time. All that said, while I would love to point to this scripture and say God forbids tattoos, what about some of the other things in Leviticus that we happily ignore? The New Testament addresses some of this, and lifetime Christians ("Gentiles", in the NT) seem to have fewer restrictions than Jews who convert to Christianity. Sacrifices are no longer required, of course - Christ was THE final sacrifice for all. By His words, He also, I would argue, abolished the death penalty and 'an eye for an eye'. God is the final judge. We are to forgive out enemies (70 times 7 ring a bell?). But are tattoos or 'scarifiction' still forbidden even to Christians? I would think so, and after seeing some pretty horrifying pictures recently, even WISH so. But, still... is it up to us to judge? CAN we, as Christians, do so?
Wensis's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 11/30/2013, 4:31pm...
Maybe i'm wrong maybe i'm right...
I have a tattoo aswel, I repented in december last year.. That means, I took my forgiveness from God in the name of Jesus, and yeah I felt the touch of God it's the most beautifull thing in life! (I'm still not near perfect, but i'm thankfull everyday)..
But this is for the people that are affraid.. Maybe you have a tattoo.. please don't worry about it.. Because what really mathers.. is the intention of you heart.. That's where the reall judgement lies.
If you did it, just keep in mind, you didn't do it in the occult or whatever meaning you can bring on it.. you did because you liked it, or you have a special meaning with the tattoo..
And for all you guys out there, Ask God Himself.. that's what the relationship with Him is all about.. And trust in Him to give you answers as he will see fit..
If you trust in the Lord Jesus, You will find everything, God has planned for us all.
Godbless everybody here, and everyone reading my opinion. In the name of yesua / Jesus ! That you all may feel the glory of God, and the knowledge of the Holy spirit!
Maury Joseph's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 33 on 11/22/2013, 11:35am...
This thought distinguishes the Jewish people more than anything else when you think of the way people lived in those days of Tribal rivalries. A totally different way to treat strangers as guest or friends, not enemies.
Tiffany's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 11/18/2013, 12:50am...
I have a tattoo, but it is Chinese symbols. I believe hat Gods word is law. People can't judge other people. Because by the end of the day they got to answer to God not you. So, if they mark heir body that's that them,but by the end of the day you got to right with God.
Jim Lee's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 10/30/2013, 11:56am...
If you don't believe in Jesus & the bible,which is the word of God.Jesus Christ created everything & was in the old testament.Your going to interpret the Bible on how you want it to say & not what God is saying.This scripture says:'You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
You obey what the word of God says.If you did this to your self:Repent & don't do this anymore.God will forgive you.
And to those who love saying:Your judging me.That scripture is referring to when you stand before God on judgment day.
Jarrett Forte's Leviticus Chapter 19 comment about verse 27 on 10/21/2013, 9:30pm...
Leviticus 19:27 is one of my favorite Bible versus... Jesus Christ NEVER had a hair cut or any type of clean shave. He also didn't have the tools needed to do so. Basically the verse is telling God's children, us, to be completely natural no hair cuts no shaving Just natural. I don't think you will go to hell for shaving or getting a hair cut but I don't, I don't shave or cut my hair some people like it some people don't. If God didn't want men to have beards he wouldn't have created them. If he wanted people to be bald he would have made us all bald. In This day and age 2013 for the most part especially in the city areas in the united states people rarely look like the people did back in Bible times... The goal for a Christian is to be more and more like Jesus Christ everyday. God didn't make anything bad, people make things bad. I will not shave, I am 19 years old and masculine and comfortable with myself. "With God All things are possible." -Matthew 19:26 I would like to also say everything isn't for everybody... Just because I look good with a Big beard and a lot of hair doesn't mean the weather man with a haircut and a clean shave would too... Everything isn't for everybody... Thank you and God Bless
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