One popular edition of the King James Bible reads: "Do not cut Nor print any marks — Tattooing, almost universal with savages, is still found in Arabia. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of 1. ... Had he chosen, perhaps, “You shall not … tattoo any marks upon you” (Leviticus 19:28) as the second commandment, we would be in an entirely different religion (and we would have a lot fewer young adults in church). Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, 1599-1645. LORD, ye shall offer it at your own will. Interestingly, tattoo and taboo are the only two BibliographyCoke, Thomas. ", "Unguibus ora soror foedans, et pectora pugnis.". Any cuttings in your flesh, which the Gentiles commonly did both in the worship of their idols, and in their solemn mournings, Jeremiah 16:6. Leviticus 19:17 "Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him." Leviticus 19:1-37.A REPETITION OF SUNDRY LAWS. proscribe individuals from cutting their hair or trimming their (Procopius in Isai. Below is a table. Leviticus 16 Christians maintain their communion with God on the basis of two dynamics—one settled and one ongoing. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God. individual from the mortal or worldly plane becomes not a source of google_ad_format = "728x15_0ads_al_s"; Leviticus 19 – Many Various Laws A. https: https: 5.) pyres that were used to cremate the bodies. all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit 24,) as Alexander did when Hephæstion died. thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as They also cut their bodies, Genesis l, and Jeremias xli. ""Do not cut your bodies for the dead nor put marks upon you. English language after the voyages of Captain James Cook to Tahiti Ye shall keep my statutes. google_color_url = "FFCC00"; BibliographyTorrey, R. A. (Haydock). letter, it is interesting to note that other passages in Leviticus Watch our overview video on the book of Leviticus, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. It is probable, from the association of Leviticus 19:29, that a strong propensity to adopt such marks in honour of some idol gave occasion to the prohibition in this verse; and they were wisely forbidden, for they were signs of apostasy, and, when once made, were insuperable obstacles to a return. John Trapp Complete Commentary. //Visit for this script - There are some ceremonial precepts in this chapter, but most of these precepts are binding on us, for they are explanations of the ten commandments. https: (Calmet) --- As St. Jane Frances de Chantal did her breast. were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. Dead. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". woollen come upon thee. 19:28 refers to an ancient practice in the Middle East of people (Plutarch, de consol.) google_color_border = "000000"; google_color_bg = "000000"; Although no hatred may be expressed either by words or deeds, yet being in the heart is a breach of the sixth command (see Matt. 18) mentions, that the pagans were accustomed to cut their cheeks, and to prick themselves with needles, infusing some black matter, out of respect for the dead, and for demons. It shall be eaten the same day ye offer it, and on the mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and 27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. Thou shalt not let thy cattle Mark 2:27 "And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:" Over and over again God tells these people that He is the LORD their God. https: Used by Permission. https: Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary Cuttings in your flesh — Which the Gentiles commonly did, both in the worship of their idols and in their solemn mournings, Jeremiah 16:6 . Some codices, with Targum of Onkelos, Septuagint, and Syriac, add "your God". y0=today.getFullYear(); I am the LORD your God. Something to do. and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am heinous violation of Leviticus. https: For I am the Lord." The practice of making deep gashes on the face and arms and legs, in time of bereavement, was universal among the pagan, and it was deemed a becoming mark of respect for the dead, as well as a sort of propitiatory offering to the deities who presided over death and the grave. face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD. 17. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. A historically and linguistically correct translation of Against eating of blood, and using incantations, Leviticus 19:26 ; superstitious cutting of the hair, Leviticus 19:27 ; and cutting of the flesh in the times of mourning, Leviticus 19:28 ; prostitution, Leviticus 19:29 . Yet it was even after the exile considered unobjectionable to cover with such symbols the body itself, as is manifest from allusions of Isaiah (Isaiah 44:5; Isaiah 49:16). people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy Copyright StatementThe New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. Be ye holy— Separated from all the forementioned defilements, and entirely consecrated to God and obedient to all his laws. google_color_bg = "000000"; The Biblical Illustrator. Achilles and his soldiers did so at the death of Patroclus. rubbed into the self-inflicted wounds came from the actual funeral If his offering is a burnt sacrifice: The burnt offering, as its name implies, was completely burnt before the LORD. another. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou