Deuteronomy 21:23

Overview - Deuteronomy 21
The expiation of an uncertain murder.
10 The usage of a captive taken to wife.
15 The first-born is not to be disinherited upon private affection.
18 A rebellious son is to be stoned to death.
22 The malefactor must not hang all night on a tree.
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Deuteronomy 21:23  (King James Version)
His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
 


he that is hanged is accursed of God
Hebrew the curse of God.
That is, it is the highest degree of reproach that can attach to a man, and proclaims him under the curse of God as much as any external punishment can. They that see him thus hanging between heaven and earth, will conclude him abandoned of both, and unworthy of either
Bp. Patrick observes, that this passage is applied to the death of Christ; not only because he bare our sins and was exposed to shame, as these malefactors were that were accursed of God, but because he was in the evening taken down from the cursed tree and buried, (and that by the particular care of the Jews, with an eye to this law, John 19:31, ,)in token, that now the guilt being removed, the law was satisfied, as it was when the malefactors had hanged till sun-set: it demanded no more. Then he, and those that are his, ceased to be a curse. And as the land of Israel was pure and clean when the body was buried, so the church is washed and cleansed by the complete satisfaction which Christ thus made.
7:26 Numbers 25:4 ; Joshua 7:12 ; 2 Samuel 21:6 ; Romans 9:3 ; Galatians 3:13 ; 1 Corinthians 16:22
2 Corinthians 5:21

thy land
Leviticus 18:25 ; Numbers 35:33 Numbers 35:34
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