And the LORD said furthermore to him, Put now your hand into your bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out…
I. AS UNDERTAKEN BY A DIVINE TEACHER. There are lessons for every man to learn, which heaven only can teach.
II. AS EMPLOYING THE MOST IMPRESSIVE SYMBOLISM. The Divine teaching is always suggestive, never exhaustive.
III. AS OCCUPYING BUT A SHORT SPACE OF TIME. An eternal lesson may be learnt in a moment.
IV. AS PREPARING FOR IMPORTANT DUTY. Divine instruction is never aimless. Designed not merely to make men clever, but to give them the power of moral emancipation.
(J. S. Exell, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. And he put his hand into his bosom: and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.