Leviticus 17:2
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
“Speak to Aaron and his sons and to all the people of Israel and say to them, This is the thing that the LORD has commanded.

King James Bible
Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them; This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying,

American Standard Version
Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them: This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Speak to Aaron and his sons, and to all the children of Israel, saying to them: This is the word, which the Lord hath commanded, saying:

English Revised Version
Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them; This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying,

Leviticus 17:2 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

General directions for the yearly celebration of the day of atonement. - It was to be kept on the tenth day of the seventh month, as an "everlasting statute" (see at Exodus 12:14). On that day the Israelites were to "afflict their souls," i.e., to fast, according to Leviticus 23:32, from the evening of the 9th till the evening of the 10th day. Every kind of work was to be suspended as on the Sabbath (Exodus 20:10), by both natives and foreigners (see Exodus 12:49), because this day was a high Sabbath (Exodus 31:15). Both fasting and sabbatical rest are enjoined again in Leviticus 23:27. and Numbers 29:7, on pain of death. The fasting commanded for this day, the only fasting prescribed in the law, is most intimately connected with the signification of the feast of atonement. If the general atonement made on this day was not to pass into a dead formal service, the people must necessarily enter in spirit into the signification of the act of expiation, prepare their souls for it with penitential feelings, and manifest this penitential state by abstinence from the ordinary enjoyments of life. To "afflict (bow, humble) the soul," by restraining the earthly appetites, which have their seat in the soul, is the early Mosaic expression for fasting (צוּם). The latter word came first of all into use in the time of the Judges (Judges 20:26; 1 Samuel 7:6; cf. Psalm 35:13 : "I afflicted my soul with fasting"). "By bowing his soul the Israelite was to place himself in an inward relation to the sacrifice, whose soul was given for his soul; and by this state of mind, answering to the outward proceedings of the day, he was to appropriate the fruit of it to himself, namely, the reconciliation of his soul, which passed through the animal's death" (Baumgarten).

Leviticus 17:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 17:1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 17:3 "Any man from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or who slaughters it outside the camp,

Cross References
Leviticus 17:1
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Leviticus 17:3
If any one of the house of Israel kills an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or kills it outside the camp,

Jump to Previous
Aaron Children Commanded Israel Israelites Order Speak
Jump to Next
Aaron Children Commanded Israel Israelites Order Speak
Links
Leviticus 17:2 NIV
Leviticus 17:2 NLT
Leviticus 17:2 ESV
Leviticus 17:2 NASB
Leviticus 17:2 KJV

Leviticus 17:2 Bible Apps
Leviticus 17:2 Biblia Paralela
Leviticus 17:2 Chinese Bible
Leviticus 17:2 French Bible
Leviticus 17:2 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Leviticus 17:1
Top of Page
Top of Page