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Leviticus 18:5 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(5) Ye shall therefore keep my statutes. Better, and ye shall keep my ordinances. The word here rendered by “statutes” is the same which the Authorised Version translates ordinances in Lev. 18:3-4.

He shall live in them.—Better, he shall live by or through them; that is, by observing them the law abiding will live a happy and prosperous life, since disobedience will expose the offender to the penalty of death. The spiritual authorities in the time of the second Temple interpreted this clause to mean that he who obeys these laws shall have eternal life. Hence the ancient Chaldee Versions translate it, “Shall have life eternal.” This passage is quoted both in the Prophets (Eze. 20:11; Eze. 20:13; Eze. 20:21; Neh. 9:29) and by St. Paul (Rom. 10:5; Gal. 3:12), who contrasts this promise made to works with the promise of the Gospel made to faith.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 18:5 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 18:5 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 18:5 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 18:5 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 18:5 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 18:5 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 18:5 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 18:5 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 18:5 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 18:5 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 18:5 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 18:5 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 18:5 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 18:5 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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