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Leviticus 17

Overview

Leviticus 17:1, The blood of all slain beasts must be offered to the Lord at the door of the tabernacle; Leviticus 17:7, They must not offer to devils; Leviticus 17:10, All eating of blood is forbidden; Leviticus 17:15, and of all that dies by itself, or is torn.

Verse 2

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 12:13 - General 1 Chronicles 23:13 - sanctify

Verse 3

be of: Leviticus 17:8, Leviticus 17:12, Leviticus 17:13, Leviticus 17:15

that killeth an: Deuteronomy 12:5-7, Deuteronomy 12:11-15, Deuteronomy 12:20-22, Deuteronomy 12:26, Deuteronomy 12:27

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 12:6 - your burnt Deuteronomy 12:15 - the unclean 1 Kings 3:2 - the people

Verse 4

bringeth: Leviticus 1:3, Deuteronomy 12:5, Deuteronomy 12:6, Deuteronomy 12:13, Deuteronomy 12:14, Ezekiel 20:40, John 10:7, John 10:9, John 14:6

blood shall: Leviticus 7:18, Psalms 32:2, Romans 4:6, Romans 5:13, Romans 5:20, Philemon 1:18, Philemon 1:19

he hath: Isaiah 66:3

be cut off: Leviticus 17:10, Leviticus 17:14, Leviticus 18:29, Leviticus 20:3, Leviticus 20:16, Leviticus 20:18, Genesis 17:14, Exodus 12:15, Exodus 12:19, Numbers 15:30, Numbers 15:31

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:6 - by Exodus 30:33 - cut off Leviticus 17:8 - that offereth Leviticus 17:9 - General Numbers 9:13 - forbeareth

Verse 5

in the open: Genesis 21:33, Genesis 22:2, Genesis 22:13, Genesis 31:54, Deuteronomy 12:2, 1 Kings 14:23, 2 Kings 16:4, 2 Kings 17:10, 2 Chronicles 28:4, Ezekiel 20:28, Ezekiel 22:9

and offer them: Leviticus 3:1-17, Leviticus 7:11-21, Exodus 24:5

Reciprocal: Isaiah 65:3 - that sacrificeth Ezekiel 44:15 - the blood

Verse 6

sprinkle: Leviticus 3:2, Leviticus 3:8, Leviticus 3:13

burn: Leviticus 3:5, Leviticus 3:11, Leviticus 3:16, Leviticus 4:31, Exodus 29:13, Exodus 29:18, Numbers 18:17

Reciprocal: Leviticus 7:23 - fat Ezekiel 44:15 - the blood

Verse 7

unto devils: Deuteronomy 32:17, 2 Chronicles 11:15, Psalms 106:37, John 12:31, John 14:30, 1 Corinthians 10:20, 2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:2, Revelation 9:20

devils: Seirim, properly signifies hairy or hairy ones; and hence is used not only for he-goats, but also for some fabulous beings or sylvan gods, to whom was ascribed the form of goats. Maimonides says that the Zabian idolaters worshipped demons under the form of goats; and that this custom being spread among other nations, gave occasion to this precept. He-goats, however, are probably intended here, which were objects of divine honour among the Egyptians under the name of honour among the Egyptians under the name of Mendes. Herodotus says that all goats were worshipped in Egypt; but particularly he-goats. From these seem to have sprung Pan, Silenus, and the innumerable herd of those imaginary beings, fauns, satyrs, dryads, etc., all woodland gods, and held in veneration by the Greeks and Romans.

gone a whoring: Though this phrase is equivalent, in Scripture, to that of committing idolatry, yet it is to be taken sometimes in a literal sense. Baalpeor and Ashtaroth were worshipped with obscene rite; and public prostitution formed a great part of the worship among the Egyptians, Moabites, Canaanites, Greeks, and Romans. Leviticus 20:5, Exodus 34:15, Deuteronomy 31:16, Jeremiah 3:1, Ezekiel 23:8, Revelation 17:1-5

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:43 - a statute Leviticus 3:17 - a perpetual Joshua 24:14 - put Judges 2:17 - whoring 2 Chronicles 21:11 - fornication Psalms 106:39 - went Ezekiel 20:7 - defile Ezekiel 23:3 - in Egypt Hosea 4:12 - gone Amos 5:25 - General

Verse 8

that offereth: Leviticus 17:4, Leviticus 17:10, Leviticus 1:2, Leviticus 1:3, Judges 6:26, 1 Samuel 7:9, 1 Samuel 10:8, 1 Samuel 16:2, 2 Samuel 24:25, 1 Kings 18:30-38, Malachi 1:11

Reciprocal: Leviticus 17:3 - be of Leviticus 18:26 - nor any stranger Leviticus 20:2 - Whosoever Joshua 22:11 - heard Joshua 22:15 - General Joshua 22:19 - wherein

Verse 9

Leviticus 17:4

Reciprocal: Exodus 30:33 - cut off Joshua 22:11 - heard Joshua 22:15 - General Joshua 22:19 - wherein

Verse 10

that eateth: Leviticus 17:11, Leviticus 3:17, Leviticus 7:26, Leviticus 7:27, Leviticus 19:26, Genesis 9:4, Deuteronomy 12:16, Deuteronomy 12:23, Deuteronomy 15:23, 1 Samuel 14:33, Ezekiel 33:25, Ezekiel 44:7, Acts 15:20, Acts 15:29, Hebrews 10:29

I will: Leviticus 20:3-6, Leviticus 26:17, Psalms 34:16, Jeremiah 21:10, Jeremiah 44:11, Ezekiel 14:8, Ezekiel 15:7

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:15 - that soul Leviticus 7:21 - cut off Leviticus 17:4 - be cut off Leviticus 17:8 - that offereth Leviticus 18:26 - nor any stranger Leviticus 18:29 - General Leviticus 20:5 - I will Leviticus 22:18 - Whatsoever Leviticus 24:22 - General Numbers 9:13 - forbeareth 1 Samuel 14:32 - did eat 2 Samuel 23:17 - the blood 1 Chronicles 11:19 - shall I Amos 9:4 - set Colossians 2:16 - in meat 1 Peter 3:12 - but

Verse 11

the life: This sentence, which contains a most important truth, had existed in the Mosaic writings for more than 3,000 years, before the attention of any philosopher was drawn to the subject. That the blood actually possesses a living principle, and that the life of the whole body is derived from it, is a doctrine of revelation, and a doctrine which the experiments of the most accurate anatomists have served strongly to confirm. The proper circulation of this important fluid through the whole human system was first taught by Solomon in figurative language - Ecclesiastes 12:6, and discovered, as it is called, and demonstrated by Dr. Harvey in 1628; though some Italian philosophers had the same notion a little before. This accurate anatomist was the first who fully revived the Mosaic notion of the vitality of the blood; which was afterwards adopted by the justly celebrated Dr. John Hunter, professor of anatomy, and established by him, by a great variety of strong reasoning and accurate experiments. Leviticus 17:14

I have: Leviticus 8:15, Leviticus 16:11, Leviticus 16:14-19, Matthew 20:28, Matthew 26:28, Mark 14:24, Romans 3:25, Romans 5:9, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Colossians 1:20, Hebrews 9:22, Hebrews 13:12, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 John 1:7, 1 John 2:2, Revelation 1:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 30:15 - give less than Leviticus 17:10 - that eateth Numbers 31:50 - an atonement Deuteronomy 12:23 - the blood is Deuteronomy 12:27 - thy burnt Ezekiel 44:7 - the fat Hosea 9:4 - their bread 1 John 5:6 - blood

Verse 12

neither: Exodus 12:49

Reciprocal: Leviticus 17:3 - be of Leviticus 17:14 - General

Verse 13

which hunteth: Leviticus 7:26

hunteth: Heb. hunteth any hunting

pour out: Deuteronomy 12:16, Deuteronomy 12:24, Deuteronomy 15:23, 1 Samuel 14:32-34, Job 16:18, Ezekiel 24:7

Reciprocal: Leviticus 17:3 - be of Leviticus 20:2 - Whosoever Leviticus 22:18 - Whatsoever

Verse 14

Leviticus 17:11, Leviticus 17:12, Genesis 9:4, Deuteronomy 12:23

Reciprocal: Exodus 12:15 - that soul Leviticus 7:21 - cut off Leviticus 17:4 - be cut off Numbers 9:13 - forbeareth Acts 15:29 - ye abstain

Verse 15

every soul: Leviticus 22:8, Exodus 22:31, Deuteronomy 14:21, Ezekiel 4:14, Ezekiel 44:31

that which died of itself: Heb. a carcase

both wash: Leviticus 11:25, Leviticus 15:5, Leviticus 15:10, Leviticus 15:21, Numbers 19:8, Numbers 19:19, Numbers 19:21, Revelation 7:14

Reciprocal: Leviticus 7:24 - beast Leviticus 11:24 - General Leviticus 11:40 - eateth Leviticus 14:46 - shall be unclean Leviticus 15:27 - General Leviticus 17:3 - be of Leviticus 20:2 - Whosoever Numbers 15:29 - one law John 13:10 - He Hebrews 9:10 - divers

Verse 16

Leviticus 5:1, Leviticus 7:18, Leviticus 19:8, Leviticus 20:17, Leviticus 20:19, Leviticus 20:20, Numbers 19:19, Numbers 19:20, Isaiah 53:11, John 13:8, Hebrews 9:28, 1 Peter 2:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:2 - clean Exodus 22:31 - neither Leviticus 11:24 - General Leviticus 11:40 - eateth Leviticus 15:27 - General John 13:10 - He Hebrews 9:10 - divers

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Leviticus 17". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/leviticus-17.html.