And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
The trespass here indicated is sacrilege — mistake and misappropriation in the use of sacred things: a culpable trespass, whether done wittingly or unwittingly. From this rite we are taught —
I. THE JEALOUSY OF JEHOVAH FOR THE HONOUR OF HIS WORSHIP IN THE TABERNACLE.
II. THE INFLUENCE THIS JEALOUSY WAS CALCULATED TO EXERT UPON THE WORSHIPPERS IN THE TABERNACLE.
1. Sensitiveness of feeling.
2. Tenderness of conscience.
3. Scrupulousness of conduct.
(F. W. Brown).
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,