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Leviticus 19:30 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(30) Ye shall keep my sabbaths.—The greatest safeguard against the above-named abomination, and the surest way to fulfil the Divine commands, is by keeping the Sabbath day, and following the instruction imparted on this day of rest. (See Lev. 19:3.)

And reverence my sanctuary—which the Israelites frequented on the Sabbath. (See Exo. 35:3.) The way to reverence the sanctuary, according to the definition of the Jewish canonists, was for an Israelite not to come into the sanctuary when legally defiled, not to ascend the mountain of the house of God with his staff in his hand, with his shoes on his feet, in his working clothes, with the dust on his feet, or carrying bags of money about his person, not to spit in the sacred precincts, or make them a thoroughfare. It is in reference to the last-mentioned rule that we are told Christ “would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the Temple” (Mar. 11:16)—He would not allow them to use the sacred precincts as a short cut.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 19:30 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 19:30 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 19:30 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Leviticus 19:30 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 19:30 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 19:30 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 19:30 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 19:30 - Matthew Henry's Whole Bible Commentary

Leviticus 19:30 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Leviticus 19:30 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 19:30 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 19:30 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 19:30 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 19:30 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 19:30 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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