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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Leviticus 7:11-34

All this relates to the peace-offerings: it is the repetition and explication of what we had before, with various additions. I. The nature and intention of the peace-offerings are here more distinctly opened. They were offered either, 1. In thankfulness for some special mercy received, such as recovery from sickness, preservation in a journey, deliverance at sea, redemption out of captivity, all which are specified in Ps. 107:1-43, and for them men are called upon to offer the sacrifice of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Leviticus 7:25

For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord ,.... As oxen, sheep, rams, goats; meaning not only the fat of those that are offered, but the fat of all those of the like kind: even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people ; See Gill on Leviticus 7:20 Maimonides F14 Moreh Nevochim, par. 3. c. 41. observes, that the punishment of cutting off is enjoined for the eating of fat, because men used to count it... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 7:1-38

This chapter treats of the ritual of the trespass offering and the peace offerings, as the last chapter treated of that of the burnt offering, the meat offering, and the sin offering. The LXX . version attaches the first ten verses of this chapter to Leviticus 6:1-30 , beginning Leviticus 7:1-38 with our Leviticus 7:11 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 7:1-38

Ministerial support. cf. 1 Corinthians 9:13 ; 1 Corinthians 10:18 . We have in this chapter a detailed account of the disposal of the offerings already referred to. The leading idea of the passage is the perquisites of the priests, and the Christian counterpart of this is ministerial support. And in this connection let us observe— I. IN ALL THE OFFERINGS THE FIRST CONCERN WAS TO ALLOCATE TO GOD HIMSELF HIS DUE . In particular he had appropriated to... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 7:11-30

Four thoughts on sacred service. We gather from these words— I. THAT THERE IS A JOYOUS AND SOCIAL ELEMENT IN SACRED SERVICE . There were not only sin and burnt offerings, but also meat and peace offerings, in the Hebrew ritual. Those who were reconciled unto God might rejoice, and might rejoice together, before him. They might hold festive gatherings as his servants and as his worshippers; they might eat flesh which had been dedicated, to him, and bread, even ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 7:14-34

The kingdom of God: lessons from the heave offering. The ceremony of the heave offering and wave offering was a striking incident in the rite of the peace offering. "According to Jewish tradition it was performed by laying the parts on the hands of the offerer, and the priest, putting his hands again underneath, then moving them in a horizontal direction for the waving and in a vertical one for the heaving … the waving was peculiarly connected with the breast, which is thence called the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 7:16-27

The sanctity of the service of God. The peace offering may be offered for thanksgiving, in which case it has appropriate ceremonies ( Leviticus 7:12-15 ). There is also the peace offering of a vow, the ceremonies of which are the same as those of the voluntary offering ( Leviticus 7:16 ; also Le Leviticus 19:5-8 ). In connection with this subject, we are admonished of the sanctity of the service of God; and similar admonitions arc given in what follows. I. WE SEE THIS ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 7:22-27

Repetition of the prohibition of eating the fat and the blood, addressed to the people in the midst of the instructions to the priests. Ye shall eat no manner of fat must be taken to mean none of the fat already specified, that is, the internal fat, and, in the case of the sheep, the tail; It is uncertain whether the law as to fat was regarded as binding upon the Israelites after they had settled in Palestine. Probably it was silently abrogated; but the prohibition of Mood was undoubtedly... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 7:22-27

Instructions for the people on the fat and on the blood. The prohibition of fat was to secure the rights of Jehovah from invasion. The fat was a gift sanctified to God. The prohibition of the blood was to keep up the idea of atonement, the blood being regarded as the soul of the animal which God had appointed as the medium of atonement for the soul of man. Here is— I. THE SUPREMACY OF THE DIVINE CLAIMS . 1 . The recognition by the conscience in doctrine, in the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 7:25

To eat of the fat of which men offer an offering made with fire unto the Lord, is to rob God of his chosen offering. The injunction condemns sacrilege in all its forms. Whoever takes to his own use things dedicated to God, "eats the fat;" and" the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people." read more

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