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Leviticus 19:33 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(33) And if a stranger sojourn with thee.—The stranger, for whose benefit the legislators enacted so many humane and benign laws, and with regard to whom the book of Leviticus has laid down so many precepts, is one of non-Jewish origin, but who had joined the Jewish faith. He had, therefore, to undergo the rite of circumcision; he had to fast on the great Day of Atonement (Lev. 16:29); he had to submit to the regulations about sacrifices (Lev. 17:8-9; Lev. 22:18); he had to abstain from eating blood and the flesh of animals torn by wild beasts (Lev. 22:10; Lev. 22:15); he had to practise the laws of chastity (Lev. 18:26); like the Israelite by birth, he had to refrain from blasphemy, and obey the moral precepts (Lev. 24:16-22). These were some of the conditions of his sojourning in the land.

Ye shall not vex him.—Having once been admitted into the community, the Israelites were forbidden to upbraid him with his nationality or throw at him the fact that he was originally an idolater. They are thus prohibited calling him foreigner or neophyte, a practice which every civilised nation and religious community are prone more or less to indulge in to this day, with regard to aliens and those who have embraced their faith.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 19:33 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 19:33 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 19:33 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 19:33 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 19:33 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 19:33 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 19:33 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 19:33 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 19:33 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 19:33 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 19:33 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 19:33 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

Leviticus 19:33 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 19:33 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Leviticus 19:33 - Peake's Commentary on the Bible

Leviticus 19:33 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 19:33 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 19:33 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 19:33 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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