L E V I T I C U S
The laws which before were made are in this
chapter repeated and penalties annexed to them, that those who
would not be deterred from sin by the fear of God might be deterred
from it by the fear of punishment. If we will not avoid such and
such practices because the law has made them sin (and it is most
acceptable when we go on that principle of religion), surely we
shall avoid them when the law has made them death, from a principle
of self-preservation. In this chapter we have, I. Many particular
crimes that are made capital. I. Giving their children to Moloch,
ver. 1-5. 2. Consulting
witches, ver. 6, 27. 3.
Cursing parents, ver. 9. 4.
Adultery, ver. 10. 5.
Incest, ver. 11, 12,
14, 17, 19-21. 6. Unnatural lusts, ver. 13, 15, 16, 18. II. General
commands given to be holy, ver.
7, 8, 22-26.