23:15 Thou shalt keep the feast of g unleavened bread: (thou
shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded
thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it
thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before
(g) That is, Easter, in remembrance that the angel passed
over and spared the Israelites, when he slew the first
born of the Egyptians.
23:16 And the h feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy
labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the i
feast of ingathering, [which is] in the end of the year,
when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.
(h) Which is Whit Sunday, in token that the law was given
50 days after they departed from Egypt.
(i) This is the feast of tabernacles, signifying that they
lived for 40 years in the tents or the tabernacles in
23:18 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with k
leavened bread; neither shall the fat of my sacrifice
remain until the morning.
(k) No leavened bread will be in your house.
23:19 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring
into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe
a kid in his l mother's milk.
(l) Meaning, that no fruit should be taken before just
time: and by this all cruel and wanton appetites are
23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he
will not pardon your transgressions: for my m name [is]
(m) I will give him my authority, and he will govern you
in my name.
23:24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor
do after their works: but thou shalt n utterly overthrow
them, and quite break down their images.
(n) God commands his own to not only not worship idols,
but to destroy them.
23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless
thy o bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness
away from the midst of thee.
(o) That is, all things necessary for this present life.
23:27 I will send my p fear before thee, and will destroy all
the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all
thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.
(p) I will make them afraid of your coming and send my
angel to destroy them, as in (Ex 35:2).
23:31 And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the
sea q of the Philistines, and from the r desert unto
the s river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the
land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before
(q) Called the Sea of Syria.
(r) Of Arabia called desert.
(s) That is, Ephraim.