16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Other Translations of Leviticus 21:16

New International Version

16 The Lord said to Moses,

English Standard Version

16 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

The Message

16 God spoke to Moses:

New King James Version

16 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

New Living Translation

16 Then the Lord said to Moses,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Leviticus 21:16

Chapter Contents

Laws concerning the priests.

As these priests were types of Christ, so all ministers must be followers of him, that their example may teach others to imitate the Saviour. Without blemish, and separate from sinners, He executed his priestly office on earth. What manner of persons then should his ministers be! But all are, if Christians, spiritual priests; the minister especially is called to set a good example, that the people may follow it. Our bodily infirmities, blessed be God, cannot now shut us out from his service, from these privileges, or from his heavenly glory. Many a healthful, beautiful soul is lodged in a feeble, deformed body. And those who may not be suited for the work of the ministry, may serve God with comfort in other duties in his church.