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|| Or, feast.
b Deut. 16.
c Lev. 25. 3.
|| Or, olive trees.
1 Chap. 33. 2.
Divers laws and ordinances.
An Angel promised.
of my sacrifice with leavened bread; 8. And b thou shalt take no gift: neither shall the fat of my || sacrifice for the gift blindeth + the wise, and remain until the morning. perverteth the words of the righteous. 19 h The first of the firstfruits of h Chap. 34.
9 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a thy land thou shalt bring into the + Heb. soul. stranger: for ye know the theart of house of the Lord thy God. i Thou i Deut. 14.
a stranger, seeing ye were strangers shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's
and to bring thee into the place which
his voice, and do all that I speak; 12 á Six days thou shalt do thy then I will be an enemy unto thine d Chap. 20.8. Deut. 13.3. work, and on the seventh day thou enemies, and an || adversary unto the cit I will shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass thine adversaries.
that afilici may rest, and the son of thy hand- 23 1 For mine Angel shall
Amorites, and the Hittites, and the
their gods, nor serve them, nor do
utterly overthrow them, and quite
thou camest out from Egypt: 8 and 26 q .There shall nothing cast o Deut. 7. 14. Ecclus. 35. 4. none shall appear before me empty :) their young, nor be barren, in thy
16 And the feast of harvest, the land : the number of thy days I will
fear before thee, of ingathering, which is in the end of and will destroy all the people to the year, when thou hast gathered in whom thou shalt come, and I will thy labours out of the field.
make all thine enemies turn their 17 Three times in a year all thy + backs unto thee. males shall appear before the LORD 28 And P I will send hornets be- p Josh. 24. God.
fore thee, which shall drive out the sentence of death upon them, or condemn them. Bp. who used to boil a kid in its mother's milk, and sprinkle Patrick.
it on their fields and trees, in order to make them fruit9. -ye know the heart of a stranger,] Ye have felt ful. Pyle. what a distressed condition that of a stranger is; how 20. - an Angel] Called at verse 23, “ Mine Angel.” friendless and helpless. Bp. Patrick.
See chap. xiv. 19. 13. — make no mention of the name of other gods,] 21. — my name is in him.] He acts by my authority With any reverence, or any approbation, by appealing and power. Bp. Patrick. My power and divinity is in to them, or vowing by their names. It was not un Him. Bp. Hall. John x. 38. lawful merely to mention the names of other gods in The name of God signifies his essence,
Exod, üïi13, ordinary conversation. Bps. Patrick and Kidder.
And sometimes his word, says Maimonides; and 19. — Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.] is applicable to the Messiah in both these senses. Bp. This precept has respect to an idolatrous custom of the Kidder. heathens of those days, cruel as well as superstitious, 28.--I will send hornets before thee, &c.] See the VOL. I.
e Deut. 16. 16.
f Chap. 13. 3. & 34. 18.
g Deut. 16. 16.
+ Heb. neck.
8. & 24. 3, 7. Deut. 5. 27.
Moses is called up
into the mountain, where Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hit- people all the words of the LORD, tite, from before thee.
and all the judgments : and all the 29 I will not drive them out from people answered with one voice, and before thee in one year ; lest the land said, a All the words which the LORD a Chap. 19. become desolate, and the beast of the hath said will we do. field multiply against thee.
4 And Moses wrote all the words
31 And I will set thy bounds from cording to the twelve tribes of Israel.
and put it in basons; and half of the
7 And he took the book of the
land, lest they make thee sin against the people: and they said, “ All that b Ver. 3. 1 Deut. 7. 16. me : for if thou serve their gods, 'it the Lord hath said will we do, and Josh, 23. 1.3. will surely be a snare unto thee. be obedient.
8 And Moses took the blood, and CHAP. XXIV.
sprinkled it on the people, and said,
9 ( Then went up Moses, and
10 And they saw the God of Israel:
q Chap. 34.
Hebr. 9. 20.
up unto the LORD, thou, and a paved work of a sapphire stone, and
11 And upon the nobles of the
12 9 And the LORD said unto
saw no manner
accomplishment of this promise in Josh. xxiv. 12, 13, you is signified to be confirmed. Bp. Hall. This was a with the note upon it.
figure of the blood of Christ, Matt. xxvi. 28. Bp. KidÆlian gives a history of the Phasaelites, driven from der. their country by wasps. These people inhabited the 10. And they saw the God of Israel :] The visible mountains of Solymæ, and were originally of Phenicia, glory of God, the symbols of his Majesty and Presence, that is, descendants of the Canaanites ; and very pro- appearing with more splendour and brightness than bably were some of those very people, who were expelled ever before. Dr. Wells, Pyle. their country by those wasps or hornets which were under his feet] Under the lower part of this sent to precede the army of Israel. Script. illust. glorious light. There was no bodily form; for it is ex
31. - I will set thy bounds &c.] See Gen. xv. 18, pressly said at Deut. iv. 15, that they and Numb. xxxiv. “The sea of the Philistines” is the of similitude.” Thus the Divine Majesty is sometimes Mediterranean sea, on which the Philistines bordered : said to have a footstool, though it have no human shape. “the desert,” the desert of Arabia, or Shur, Exod. xv. Bp. Patrick. 22, near Egypt; and “the river,” the Euphrates.
a paved work of a sapphire stone,] A pavement
very bright and glistering. Bp. Patrick. Chap. XXIV. ver. 4. an altar —and twelve pillars,] the body of heaven] Ås clear as the purest and The former to represent God in this covenant, which serenest sky, when it is all spangled with stars. Bp. follows; the latter, to represent the twelve tribes of Is- Patrick. rael. Bp. Patrick.
11.- also they saw God, &c.] They saw God in 8,
Behold the blood of the covenant,] Behold that these signs of his manifestation, and yet lived in health blood, by which the covenant made between God and and soundness of body. Bp. Hall.