All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it,
&c.] And they only, for none but they might eat in the holy place, and therefore these holy things that were to be eaten there, were only eaten by them; what might be eaten by the priests in their own houses, their wives and daughters ate of, but in the holy place only their males, and a male was one that was thirteen years of age:
[it shall be] a statute for ever in your generations, concerning
the offerings of the Lord made by fire;
a statute to last till the Messiah should come, the true meat or bread offering; and the bread he gave was his flesh, and he that eats of it shall not die, but live for ever, ( John 6:27 John 6:51 ) :
everyone that toucheth them shall be holy;
signifying, that no one ought to touch them but a holy person, one devoted to holy services, the priests and their sons; or "whatsoever" F15 toucheth them, the dishes they eat those offerings out of, or the knives they cut them with, were not to be used for anything else.
F15 (rva lk) "quicquid", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Drusius.