Leviticus 24 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Leviticus 24)
24:2 a Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually.

(a) Read (Exodus 27:20).

24:3 Without the vail b of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: [it shall be] a statute for ever in your generations.

(b) Which separated the holiest of holies, where the ark of the testimony from the sanctuary was.

24:5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two c tenth deals shall be in one cake.

(c) That is, two omers, read (Exodus 16:16).

24:7 And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon [each] row, that d it may be on the bread for a memorial, [even] an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

(d) For it was burnt every sabbath, when the bread was taken away.

24:10 And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father [was] an Egyptian, went e out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish [woman] and a man of Israel strove together in the camp;

(e) Meaning, out of his tent.

24:11 And the Israelitish woman's son f blasphemed the name [of the LORD], and cursed. And they brought him unto Moses: (and his mother's name [was] Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:)

(f) By swearing or despising God.

24:15 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth his God shall g bear his sin.

(g) Shall be punished.

24:23 And h Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones. And the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.

(h) Because the punishment was not yet appointed by the law for the blasphemer, Moses consulted with the Lord, and told the people what God commanded.