L E V I T I C U S
The last verse of the
foregoing chapter seemed to close up the statute-book;
yet this chapter is added as an appendix. Having given laws
concerning instituted services, here he directs concerning vows and
voluntary services, the free-will offerings of their mouth. Perhaps
some devout serious people among them might be so affected with
what Moses had delivered to them in the foregoing chapter as in a
pang of zeal to consecrate themselves, or their children, or
estates to him: this, because honestly meant, God would accept;
but, because men are apt to repent of such vows, he leaves room for
the redemption of what had been so consecrated, at a certain rate.
Here is, I. The law concerning what was sanctified to God, persons
(ver. 2-8), cattle, clean
or unclean (ver. 9-13),
houses and lands (ver.
15-25), with an exception of firstlings, ver. 26, 27. II. Concerning what
was devoted, ver. 28,
29. III. Concerning tithes, ver. 30, &c.