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the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
is. Hebrew "He [is]".
priest's due = priest's custom. Compare 1 Samuel 2:13 , 1Sa 2:28 , 1 Samuel 2:29 . Leviticus 7:33 , Leviticus 7:34 .Numbers 18:8-14 .
offer = sacrifice. See App-43 .
wine. Hebrew. tirosh. App-27 .
a Levite: i.e. a Tribal Levite who devoted himself to the Aaronic service. Compare Leviticus 25:33 .
his mind = his soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .
abominations. See App-42 .
or. Note the Figure of speech Paradiastole. App-6 .
familiar spirits. See note on Leviticus 19:31 .
necromancer = a seeker unto the dead; a medium.
the LORD (Hebrew. Jehovah. Some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint, and Syriac, add "thy God".
perfect = devoted, or single-hearted.
will raise up. Note the transition, and the Structure above.
hearken. Compare Matthew 17:5 .Acts 3:22 , Acts 3:23 .
said. See note on Deuteronomy 2:9 . This was said before leaving Horeb, so that "the Prophet like unto Moses" was promised at Sinai!
I will raise. Compare John 6:14 .Acts 3:22 ; Acts 7:37 .
a Prophet (Deuteronomy 18:18 ), a Priest (Psalms 110:4 ), a King (Zechariah 6:13 ).
will put My words, &c. Compare John 12:48 , John 12:49 , and note John 3:34 ; John 7:16 ; John 8:28 , John 8:47 ; John 12:49 ; John 14:10 , John 14:24 ; John 17:8 .
I will require it. Compare John 12:48 , and Hebrews 4:12 , where "discerner" means "able to judge" (Greek. kritikos) . That "Word" is the "critic" (or judge), and will judge all other "critics".
How shall we know . . . ? Compare Jeremiah 28:9 .
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