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Geneva Study Bible

Leviticus 19



Verse 2
Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be a holy: for I the LORD your God [am] holy.

(a) That is, void of all pollution, idolatry and superstition both of soul and body.

Verse 5
And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye shall offer it b at your own will.

(b) Of your own accord.

Verse 7
And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it [is] abominable; it shall not be c accepted.

(c) To wit, of God.

Verse 11
Ye shall not steal, neither d deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

(d) In that which is committed to your credit.

Verse 16
Thou shalt not e go up and down [as] a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou f stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I [am] the LORD.

(e) As a slanderer, backbiter, or quarrel picker.

(f) By consenting to his death, or conspiring with the wicked.

Verse 19
Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a g diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

(g) As a horse to leap an ass, or a mule a mare.

Verse 23
And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye h shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.

(h) It shall be unclean as that thing, which is not circumcised.

Verse 26
Ye shall not eat [any thing] with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor i observe times.

(i) To measure lucky or unlucky days.

Verse 27
Ye shall not k round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.

(k) As did the Gentiles in sign of mourning.

Verse 28
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any l marks upon you: I [am] the LORD.

(l) By whipping your bodies or burning marks in them.

Verse 29
Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a m whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.

(m) As did the Cyprians, and Locrenses.

Verse 32
Thou shalt n rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I [am] the LORD.

(n) In token of reverence.

Verse 35
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in o meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

(o) As in measuring the ground.

Verse 36
Just balances, just weights, a just p ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I [am] the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

(p) By these two measures he means all other. Of Ephah, read (Exodus 16:36) and of Hin, (Exodus 29:40).


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Bibliography Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Leviticus 19:4". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.

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