Bible Verse Explanations and Resources


Leviticus 20:25

Adam Clarke
Bible Commentary

Between clean beasts and unclean - See the notes on Leviticus 11 (note).

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Whole Bible
Verses 22-26

The ground is here again stated on which all these laws of holiness should be obeyed. See Leviticus 18:24-30 note.

Leviticus 20:24

Compare the margin reference.

Leviticus 20:25, Leviticus 20:26

The distinction between clean and unclean for the whole people, and not for any mere section of it, was one great typical mark of “the kingdom of priests, the holy nation.” See the Leviticus 11:42 note.

Leviticus 20:25

Any manner of living thing that creepeth - Rather, any creeping thing; that is, any vermin. See Leviticus 11:20-23. The reference in this verse is to dead animals, not to the creatures when alive.

Matthew Henry
Concise Bible Commentary
These verses repeat what had been said before, but it was needful there should be line upon line. What praises we owe to God that he has taught the evil of sin, and the sure way of deliverance from it! May we have grace to adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; may we have no fellowship with unfruitful works of darkness, but reprove them.
Ellen G. White
The Ministry of Healing, 280

“The Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy.” Deuteronomy 23:14. MH 280.1

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Ellen G. White
That I May Know Him, 296.6

“I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people.... Ye shall be holy unto me; for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine” (Leviticus 20:24-26).... “This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise” (Isaiah 43:21).21 TMK 296.6

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