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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Leviticus 9:8-22

These being the first offerings that ever were offered by the levitical priesthood, according to the newly-enacted law of sacrifices, the manner of offering them is particularly related, that it might appear how exactly they agreed with the institution. 1. Aaron with his own hands slew the offering (Lev. 9:8), and did the work of the inferior priests; for, great as he was, he must not think any service below him which he could do for the honour of God: and, as Moses had shown him how to do... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Leviticus 9:12

And he slew the burnt offering ,.... The ram, which was for himself also; this he slew at the north side of the altar, Leviticus 1:11 . and Aaron's sons presented unto him the blood : which they had received into a basin, when it was slain: which he sprinkled round about upon the altar ; as he had seen Moses do before him, Leviticus 8:19 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 9:1-24

A sign expected and received. cf. 2 Chronicles 5:13 , 2 Chronicles 5:14 ; Ezra 6:10-22 ; Acts 1:1-26 , Acts 2:1-47 . We have now before us the hopeful fashion in which Aaron and his sons entered upon their work. The consecration being completed on the eighth day, Moses directed them to take for themselves a sin offering and a burnt offering, and to receive at the hands of the people similar offerings, and, in addition, a bullock and a ram for peace offerings, with the usual... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 9:1-24

Subject: God's glory manifested in the blessedness of his people. The priests enter upon their office, offer sacrifices for themselves and the people, and receive tokens of Jehovah's presence and blessing. "And Aaron lifted up his hand towards the people," etc. ( Leviticus 9:22-24 ). The main facts described are: 1 . The joint blessing of the mediator of the Law and the high priest on the people, the solemn conclusion of the consecration and inauguration. 2 . The glory of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 9:8-14

The high priest's sin offering and burnt offering for himself. The meat offering does not appear to have accompanied the burnt offering—the law having not yet been promulgated which ordered that the two sacrifices should always be presented together ( Numbers 15:4 ). The burnt offering, with the pieces thereof, in Leviticus 9:13 , should rather be the burnt offering in its several pieces. The sinfulness of the Aaronic priesthood and the need of a perfect priest is indicated by this... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 9:8-21

The priest at the altar. Aaron now enters on the great and high work to which he is appointed—that of God's chosen high priest. He "went unto the altar." As we follow him in that first official act ( Leviticus 9:8 ) and see him, with the help of his sons ( Leviticus 9:9 ), slaying the calf or the goat ( Leviticus 9:8 , Leviticus 9:15 ), putting the blood on the horns, or pouring it at the bottom of the altar ( Leviticus 9:9 ), we are reminded of fundamental truth which does not... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 9:8-23

The first act of the new priesthood is sacrifice, by which reconciliation was ceremonially effected; the second ( Leviticus 9:22 , Leviticus 9:23 ), a double benediction. As soon as the people are reconciled to him, God's blessing abundantly pours itself on them. The sacrifice is: 1 . For themselves, showing the weakness of the Aaronic priesthood. 2 . For the people, showing its power. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 9:8-24

Aaron's first priestly services. Moses officiated as the priest of the Lord until the consecration of Aaron and his sons was completed. Now they enter upon their functions, and the verses recited furnish us with an account of their first services. In reviewing these we notice— I. THE OFFERINGS . 1 . Aaron's offering for himself. 2 . The offerings for the people. II. THE BLESSING . 1 . The blessing from the altar ( Leviticus 9:22 ). (a) the beatitudes... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Leviticus 9:1-24

The priests begin their duties (9:1-24)Immediately after the seven-day ordination period, Aaron and his sons began their duties. Before acting as the representatives of others, they offered a sin offering for their own cleansing and a burnt offering for their own dedication (9:1-14). After this they offered four sacrifices on behalf of Israel: a sin offering, to indicate that the people were cleansed from sin; a burnt offering, to indicate that they were dedicated to God; a cereal offering, to... read more

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