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31“你们要这样叫以色列人远离他们的不洁,免得他们玷污我在他们中间的会幕,他们就因自己的不洁而死亡。”
31Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from their uncleanness; that they die not in their uncleanness, when they defile my tabernacle that is among them.
31 Verse 31. Thus shall ye separate the children of Israel from

their uncleanness] By this separation the cause became less

frequent, and the contagion, if it did exist, was prevented from

spreading. So pest-houses and fever-wards are constructed for

the purpose of separating the infected from the sound; and thus

contagion is lessened, and its diffusion prevented.



That they die not] That life may be prolonged by these

prudential cares; and that he who is morally and legally

unclean, may not presume to enter into the tabernacle of God

till purified, lest he provoke Divine justice to consume him,

while attempting to worship with a polluted mind and impure

hands.



1. How unpromising and how forbidding, at the first view, is

this chapter! and yet how full of wise, humane, and moral

regulations, manifesting at once the wisdom and kindness of the

great Legislator! Every word of God is pure in itself, and of

great importance to us. He who cannot derive instruction from

the chapter before him, and be led by a proper consideration of

its contents to adore the wisdom and goodness of God, must have

either a very stupid or a very vitiated mind.



2. In all these ordinances we may plainly see that God has

purity of heart continually in view-that the soul may be holy,

he cuts off the occasions of sin; and that men may be obliged to

keep within due bounds, and possess their vessels in

sanctification and honour, he hedges up their way with briars

and thorns, and renders transgression painful, shameful, and

expensive.



3. Preventing grace is not less necessary than that which saves

and which preserves. These three chapters, avoided and

neglected by most, contain lessons of instruction for all; and

though many things contained in them belong exclusively to the

Jewish people as to the letter, yet in their spirit and gracious

design they form a part of those revealed things which are for

us and for our children; and although they cannot be made the

subject of public oral instruction, yet they are highly

necessary to be known, and hence the advantage of reading the

Scriptures in regular order in private. May we read so as to

understand, and practise what we know, that, being wise unto

salvation, we may walk as children of the light and of the day,

in whom there shall be no occasion of stumbling!