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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 7:19

And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten ,.... That is, the flesh of the peace offerings; should it be touched by any unclean person, man or woman; that was so in a ceremonial sense, being profluvious or menstruous, or having touched anything unclean, or touched by any unclean creature, as a dog or the like, as it might be while carried from the tabernacle to any of their tents or houses: it shall be burnt with fire ; that no profit might be had of it; and this... read more

John Calvin

John Calvin's Commentary on the Bible - Leviticus 7:19

Verse 19 19.And the flesh that toucheth. It was not indeed lawful to eat of any polluted flesh, but in the sacrifices there was a special reason for this, i.e., because the uncleanness involved sacrilege. On this account he commands it to be burnt, just like that which had not been consumed within the legitimate time; and the punishment is, (288) that if any unclean person shall have touched the consecrated meat, he should be cut off from the people. The cruelty or immoderate severity of this... 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 7:11-21

Further ritual of the peace offering (see note on Leviticus 3:1 ). There are three sorts of peace offerings—thank offerings ( Leviticus 7:12-15 ), votive offerings, and voluntary offerings ( Leviticus 7:16-18 ). Of these, the thank offerings were made in thankful memorial for past mercies; votive offerings were made in fulfillment of a vow previously taken, that such offering should be presented if a terrain condition were fulfilled. Voluntary offerings differ from votive offerings by... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Leviticus 7:11-21

The peace offerings and thank offerings. The unleavened bread and the leavened bread, both offered. The offerings must be quickly eaten, and all uncleanness must be avoided as iniquity. Thus are taught— I. THE DUTY OF THANKFULNESS . 1 . It should be cheerful, glad, pure, speedy. 2 . It should be religious, expressed towards God as the Author and Giver of every good gift. 3 . It should be social, recognizing both the house of God and family life. II. THE ... 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

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