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Leviticus 20:9 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(9) For every one that curseth his father.—Though the administrators of the Law during the second Temple have laid down the most minute regulation with regard to filial obedience (see Lev. 19:3), and though nothing can exceed the tenderness with which they instilled into the hearts of children the Biblical precepts on this subject (Exo. 20:12), yet they enacted that the child only incurred the penalty of death when he used the ineffable name God when cursing his parent, who was either alive or dead, and that if he used an attribute of the Deity, such as Almighty, the Merciful, &c, he was simply to be beaten with stripes. This will account for the rendering of this passage in the ancient Chaldee Version, “who curseth his father or his mother by the inexpressible name,” i.e., Jehovah.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 20:9 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 20:9 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 20:9 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 20:9 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 20:9 - College Press Bible Study Textbook Series

Leviticus 20:9 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 20:9 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 20:9 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 20:9 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 20:9 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 20:9 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 20:9 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 20:9 - Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Leviticus 20:9 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Leviticus 20:9 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 20:9 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 20:9 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 20:9 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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