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Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Numbers 29

 

 

Verses 1-40

Numbers 29:39. Beside your vows, and your free-will offerings,—for your peace-offerings. See Leviticus 7:11; Leviticus 7:16; Leviticus 22:21-23.

REFLECTIONS.

This and the preseding chapter refer to the whole Leviticum; and it appears that the appointed regular sacrifices consumed on the altar in one year, amounted to a thousand lambs, one hundred and twelve bullocks, thirty seven rams, and thirty goats or kids. To these were added one hundred bushels of flour, with oil; one hundred and fifty gallons of wine, and an equal quantity of oil. But of the lambs slain at the passover, the occasional burnt-offerings for sin, and of the freewill-offerings, or peace-offerings, no idea can be formed. The number was inconceivably great. How happy that Israel was here reminded of the law, and the service of their God; and especially of their sin-offerings, and of the duties of personal purity both of body and mind. Christians have need likewise to afflict their soul, and mourn for sin; for the world exhibits a state of great wickedness and impiety. Let us, on this subject, be thankful that God has sent his beloved Son, not only to take away our sin; but to make us holy, without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing. How rich his grace, how infinite his love, how full and sufficient the all-availing oblation on the cross. May it impress our hearts; and may we testify our love to him again by an entire conformity to his will, and obedience to his word.

 


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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on Numbers 29:4". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jsc/numbers-29.html. 1835.

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