Leviticus 15:33
And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.
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15:1-33 Laws concerning ceremonial uncleanness. - We need not be curious in explaining these laws; but have reason to be thankful that we need fear no defilement, except that of sin, nor need ceremonial and burdensome purifications. These laws remind us that God sees all things, even those which escape the notice of men. The great gospel duties of faith and repentance are here signified, and the great gospel privileges of the application of Christ's blood to our souls for our justification, and his grace for our sanctification.This solemn admonition is addressed to Moses and Aaron, see Leviticus 15:1.

Leviticus 15:31

My tabernacle - Strictly, "my dwelling-place" משׁכן mı̂shkān, as in Leviticus 8:10; Leviticus 17:4; Leviticus 26:11. The word rendered "tabernacle" elsewhere in Leviticus is properly "tent." See the Exodus 26:1 note.

31-33. Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness—The divine wisdom was manifested in inspiring the Israelites with a profound reverence for holy things; and nothing was more suited to this purpose than to debar from the tabernacle all who were polluted by any kind of uncleanness, ceremonial as well as natural, mental as well as physical. The better to mark out that people as His family, His servants and priests, dwelling in the camp as in a holy place, consecrated by His presence and His tabernacle, He required of them complete purity, and did not allow them to come before Him when defiled, even by involuntary or secret impurities, as a want of respect due to His majesty. And when we bear in mind that God was training a people to live in His presence in some measure as priests devoted to His service, we shall not consider these rules for the maintenance of personal purity either too stringent or too minute (1Th 4:4). No text from Poole on this verse.

And of her that is sick of her flowers,.... Her monthly courses, for these are a sickness, Leviticus 20:18; and make a woman languid and faint, as the word is rendered, Lamentations 1:13; or to be in pain (n), as some render it here; and pains are reckoned among the signs of them by the Misnic doctors (o):

and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman; of both, whether the one or the other:

and of him that lieth with her that is unclean; though her own husband.

(n) "et dolentis", Montanus. (o) Misn. Niddah, c. 9. sect. 8.

And of her that is sick of her flowers, and of him that hath an issue, of the man, and of the woman, and of him that lieth with her that is unclean.
Leviticus 15:33Concluding formula. The words, "him that lieth with her that is unclean," are more general than the expression, "lie with her," in Leviticus 15:24, and involve not only intercourse with an unclean woman, but lying by her side upon one and the same bed.
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