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Leviticus 19 Commentary

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Leviticus 19:1-4 meaning

Leviticus 19 begins with God commanding the Israelites to be holy as He is holy. God highlights three of the ten commandments that will be key to this task.

Leviticus 19:5-8 meaning

Instructions surrounding the sacrifice of peace offerings are given. This builds upon a similar discussion in Leviticus 7:11-18.

Leviticus 19:9-18 meaning

God now begins to illustrate how individuals can be self-governing and servant-minded, which will produce a blessed society that lives in harmony with God and each other.

Leviticus 19:19-32 meaning

God gives several very specific instructions to the Israelites

Leviticus 19:33-37 meaning

In societies with multiple ethnic groups living together it is easy for those societies to become fractured into tribes that hate each other, and with the majority treating the minority with disdain. God, however, wants His people to treat non-Israelites with fairness and love just as they would treat a fellow Israelite.