16:1 Observe the month of a Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
(a) Read (Exodus
16:2 Thou shalt therefore b
sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the
place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there.
(b) You shall eat the Easter lamb.
16:3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven
days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, [even] the bread of c
affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou
mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the
days of thy life.
(c) Which signified the affliction which you had
16:5 Thou mayest d
not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God
(d) This was chiefly accomplished, when the
temple was built.
16:6 But at the place which the LORD thy God shall
choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the e
passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest
forth out of Egypt.
(e) Which was instituted to remind them of their
deliverance our of Egypt and to encourage them in the hope of Jesus Christ, of
whom this lamb was a figure.
weeks shalt thou f number unto thee:
begin to number the seven weeks from [such time as] thou beginnest [to put] the
sickle to the corn.
(f) Beginning the next morning after the
Thou shalt g observe the feast of
tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:
(g) That is, the 15th day of the seventh month, (Leviticus
Every man [shall give] as he is h able,
according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
(h) According to the ability that God has given
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy
God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with
(i) He gave temporary authority to the people to
choose magistrates for themselves.
16:20 That which k
is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the
land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
(k) The magistrate must constantly follow the
tenor of the law, and in noting decline from justice.