19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel,
and say unto them, Ye shall be a holy: for I the LORD
your God [am] holy.
(a) That is, void of all pollution, idolatry and
superstition both of soul and body.
19:5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the
LORD, ye shall offer it b at your own will.
(b) Of your own accord.
19:7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it [is]
abominable; it shall not be c accepted.
(c) To wit, of God.
19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither d deal falsely, neither lie
one to another.
(d) In that which is committed to your credit.
19:16 Thou shalt not e go up and down [as] a talebearer among
thy people: neither shalt thou f stand against the blood
of thy neighbour: I [am] the LORD.
(e) As a slanderer, backbiter, or quarrel picker.
(f) By consenting to his death, or conspiring with the
19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle
gender with a g diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy
field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled
of linen and woollen come upon thee.
(g) As a horse to leap an ass, or a mule a mare.
19:23 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have
planted all manner of trees for food, then ye h shall
count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years
shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be
(h) It shall be unclean as that thing, which is not
19:26 Ye shall not eat [any thing] with the blood: neither shall
ye use enchantment, nor i observe times.
(i) To measure lucky or unlucky days.
19:27 Ye shall not k round the corners of your heads, neither
shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
(k) As did the Gentiles in sign of mourning.
19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead,
nor print any l marks upon you: I [am] the LORD.
(l) By whipping your bodies or burning marks in them.
19:29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a m
whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become
full of wickedness.
(m) As did the Cyprians, and Locrenses.
19:32 Thou shalt n rise up before the hoary head, and honour
the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I [am] the
(n) In token of reverence.
19:35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in o
meteyard, in weight, or in measure.
(o) As in measuring the ground.
19:36 Just balances, just weights, a just p ephah, and a just
hin, shall ye have: I [am] the LORD your God, which
brought you out of the land of Egypt.
(p) By these two measures he means all other. Of Ephah,
read (Ex 16:36) and of Hin, (Ex 29:40).