Leviticus 19:1 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)


(1) And the Lord spake unto Moses.—The prohibitions in the preceding chapter, which are designed to regulate the moral conduct of relations and connections towards each other in their family circles, are now followed by precepts which affect the Israelite’s life in all its bearings, both towards God and man. Hence the authorities during the second Temple regarded it as “embodying the Decalogue,” for which reason, as well as for the fact that “it contains the sum and substance of the precepts of the Law, it is read in public.” The precepts in this chapter are divided into sixteen groups, eight of which end with the emphatic reiteration, “I am the Lord your God” (Lev. 19:2-4; Lev. 19:10; Lev. 19:25; Lev. 19:31; Lev. 19:34; Lev. 19:36), and eight with the shorter formula, “I am the Lord” (Lev. 19:12; Lev. 19:14; Lev. 19:16; Lev. 19:18; Lev. 19:28; Lev. 19:30; Lev. 19:32; Lev. 19:37).

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 19:1 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 19:1 - B.H. Carroll's An Interpretation of the English Bible

Leviticus 19:1 - Through the Bible Commentary

Leviticus 19:1 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 19:1 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Leviticus 19:1 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 19:1 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 19:1 - Expositors Bible Commentary

Leviticus 19:1 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 19:1 - Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Leviticus 19:1 - Gaebelein's Annotated Bible (Commentary)

Leviticus 19:1 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 19:1 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 19:1 - Grant's Commentary on the Bible

Leviticus 19:1 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 19:1 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Leviticus 19:1 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Leviticus 19:1 - William Kelly Major Works (New Testament)

Leviticus 19:1 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Leviticus 19:1 - A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical by Lange

Leviticus 19:1 - Mackintosh's Notes on the Pentateuch

Leviticus 19:1 - An Exposition on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 19:1 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Leviticus 19:1 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 19:1 - The Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Leviticus 19:1 - The Complete Pulpit Commentary

Leviticus 19:1 - The Sermon Bible

Leviticus 19:1 - Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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