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Leviticus 22:14 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(14) Eat of the holy thing unwittingly.—Or, through ignorance, as it is rendered in the Authorised version in all the other five passages where this expression occurs in this book. (See Lev. 4:2; Lev. 4:22; Lev. 4:27; Lev. 5:15; Lev. 5:18.) That is, when he ate of the things he was ignorant that they were holy.

He shall put the fifth part thereof unto it.—To make the people more careful, the offender though ignorant of the offence at the time when he committed it, had to pay the fifth part of the value of the holy property which he had eaten, in addition to the principal. For the way in which this was estimated see Lev. 5:16.

And shall give it unto the priest with the holy thing.—Better, And shall give back the holy thing to the priest. “Holy thing” denotes here the equivalent of the holy thing which he has eaten. This he has to return to the priest with the fifth part. As eating holy things through ignorance was not so great an offence as withholding them altogether, or not delivering them up, restitution with a small fine was deemed a sufficient caution, whilst the case of ignorantly keeping them back was more serious, and hence the offender had also to bring a trespass offering. (See Lev. 5:14-17.)

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 22:14 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 22:14 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 22:14 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 22:14 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 22:14 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 22:14 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 22:14 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 22:14 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 22:14 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Leviticus 22:14 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 22:14 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 22:14 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 22:14 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 22:14 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 22:14 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 22:14 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 22:14 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

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