Tag Archives: Leviticus

Leviticus 24:13-23

Note: a well known chiasm first identified by Boys 1825 and  cited by Forbes 1854.

A.(13)  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

B.(14) Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

C.(15) And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying,

D. Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin. (16) And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death,

E. and all the congregation shall certainly stone him:as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.

F.(17)  And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.

G.(18) And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.

H.(19) And if a man cause a blemish in his neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be done to him;

I.(20) Breach for breach,

           eye for eye,

      tooth for tooth:

H’. as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again.

G’.(21) And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it:

F’. and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.

E’.(22)  Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country:

D’. for I am the LORD your God.

C’.(23) And Moses spake to the children of Israel,

B’. that they should bring forth him that had cursed out of the camp, and stone him with stones.

A’. And the children of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Leviticus 26:40-44

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A.(40) If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; (41) And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies;

B. if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:

C.(42) Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

B’.(43) The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.

A’.(44) And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them:

Leviticus 21:6-8

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A.(6) They shall be holy unto their God,

B. and not profane the name of their God: for the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and the bread of their God, they do offer:

C. therefore they shall be holy.

D.(7) They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane;
neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband:

C’. for he is holy unto his God.

B.(8) Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God:

A. he shall be holy unto thee: for I the LORD, which sanctify you, am holy.

Leviticus 26:3-20

From Garrett – AA’ contrast blessings and cursings.

A.(3) If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; (4) Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. (5) And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.(6) And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. (7) And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. (8) And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

B.(9) For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. (10) And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.

C.(11) And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.

D.(12) And I will walk among you,  and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.

E.(13) I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt,

D’. that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

C’.(14) But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; (15) And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments,

B’. but that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you;

A’.(16)  I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. (17) And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. (18) And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. (19) And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass: (20) And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.

 

 

 

Leviticus 17:10-13

A. (10) And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood;
I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people.

B.(11) For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

C.(12) Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. 13And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.

D.(14) For it is the life of all flesh;
the blood of it is for the life thereof:

C’. therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh:

B’. for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof:

A’. whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

Leviticus 20:22-27

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A.(22) Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out. (23) And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them. (24) But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey:

B. I am the LORD your God, which have separated (0914) you from other people.

C.(25) Ye shall therefore put difference (0914) between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean:

D. and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground,

C’. which I have separated (0914) from you as unclean.

B’.(26) And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed (0914) you from other people, that ye should be mine.

A’.(27) A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.

Leviticus 11:43-45

A.(43) ¶ Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.

B.(44) For I am the LORD your God:

C. ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy:

D. neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

B’.(45) For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God:

C’. ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.

A’.(46) This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth:

Leviticus 19:16-18

A. I am the LORD.

B.(17) Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart:

C. thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.

B’ .(18) Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people,

C’. but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself:

A’. I am the LORD.

Leviticus 20:1-9

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A.(1) And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, (2) Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.

B.(3) And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.

C.(4) And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man,  when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:

D.(5) Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off,

C’. and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.

B’.(6) And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. (7) Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. (8) And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.

A’.(9) For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.