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Leviticus 19:19

Overview - Leviticus 19
A repetition of sundry laws.
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Leviticus 19:19  (King James Version)
Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
 


thy cattle gender
These practices might have been considered as altering the original constitution of God in creation; and this is the view which the Jews, and also Josephus and Philo, take of the subject. There were, probably, also both moral and political reasons for these prohibitions. With respect to heterogenous mixtures among cattle, it was probably forbidden, to prevent excitements to the abominations condemned in the preceding chapter. As to seeds, in many cases, it would be highly improper to sow different kinds in the same plot of ground. If oats and wheat, for instance, were sown together, the latter would be injured, and the former ruined. This prohibition may therefore be regarded as a prudential agricultural maxim. As to different kinds of garments, the prohibition might be intended against pride and vanity in clothing.
Genesis 36:24 ; 2 Samuel 13:29 ; 18:9 1 Kings 1:33 ; Ezra 2:66

mingled
Deuteronomy 22:9-11 ; Matthew 9:16 Matthew 9:17 ; Romans 11:6 ; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 ; Galatians 3:9-11
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