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Song of Solomon
Leviticus 5:14 MEANING
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Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers
And the Lord spake unto Moses.
--As the introductory formula implies, this is another communication made to the lawgiver at a different time, and sets forth a further development of the laws respecting the trespass offering.
Verses 14, 15.
If a soul commit a trespass.
Two previous conditions were required of the Israelite before he might offer his trespass offering.
He must make compensation for any harm or injury that he had done.
He must give to the injured party a fine equal to one-fifth (
, two-tenths) of the value of the thing of which he had deprived him, if the wrong was capable of being so estimated. In performing his sacrifice, he had
to bring a ram to the court of the tabernacle;
to present and to kill it:
while the priest
cast the blood on the inner sides of the altar;
burnt the internal fat and the tail;
took the remainder to be eaten by himself and his brother priests and their sons in the court of the tabernacle (
The special lesson of the trespass offering is the need of satisfaction as well as of oblation, and thus it supplies a representation of one feature in the great Antitype, who was the "full, perfect and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world."
(see note on Leviticus 4:2).
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
5:14-19 Here are offerings to atone for trespasses against a neighbour. If a man put to his own use unwittingly, any thing dedicated to God, he was to bring this sacrifice. We are to be jealous over ourselves, to ask pardon for the sin, and make satisfaction for the wrong, which we do but suspect ourselves guilty of. The law of God is so very broad, the occasions of sin in this guilty of. The law of God is so very broad, the occasions of sin in this world are so numerous, and we are so prone to evil, that we need to fear always, and to pray always, that we may be kept from sin. Also we should look before us at every step. The true Christian daily pleads guilty before God, and seeks forgiveness through the blood of Christ. And the gospel salvation is so free, that the poorest is not shut out; and so full, that the most burdened conscience may find relief from it. Yet the evil of sin is so displayed as to cause every pardoned sinner to abhor and dread it.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
And the Lord spake unto Moses,.... Out of the tabernacle of the congregation,
he continued to speak to him:
saying, as follows.
Courtesy of Open Bible
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