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Leviticus 11:43 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(43) Ye shall not make your selves abominable.—By eating the unclean creatures which are constantly characterised in this book as “abominable” (see Lev. 7:21; Lev. 11:10-13; Lev. 11:20; Lev. 11:23; Lev. 11:41-42)—a term which only occurs twice more in the Hebrew Scriptures (Isa. 66:17; Eze. 8:10)—those who do so render themselves abominable and repulsive; hence the admonition. The phrase only occurs once more, viz., Lev. 20:25, where it is translated in the Authorised Version, “Ye shall not make your souls abominable.” This is the reason why “soul” is put here in the margin on the word “selves.”

Neither shall ye make yourselves unclean.—But not only is it disgusting to eat these abominable creatures, but their carcases defile and debar him who comes in contact with them from entering into the sanctuary and from partaking of the sacrificial meal.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 11:43 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 11:43 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 11:43 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 11:43 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 11:43 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Leviticus 11:43 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Leviticus 11:43 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 11:43 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 11:43 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)