19:2 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.
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.
19:7 And if it be eaten at all
on the third day, it [is] abominable; it shall not be c
(c) To wit, of God.
Ye shall not steal, neither d deal
falsely, neither lie one to another.
(d) In that which is committed to your credit.
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.
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.
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
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.
19:27 Ye shall not k
round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy
(k) As did the Gentiles in sign of mourning.
19:28 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
19:29 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.
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.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in o
meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
(o) As in measuring the ground.
19:36 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