Leviticus 10:11

11 and 1you are to teach the people of Israel all the statutes that the LORD has spoken to them by Moses."

Leviticus 10:11 Meaning and Commentary

Leviticus 10:11

And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the
Laws, precepts, ordinances, moral, ceremonial, and judicial, which was the business of the priests to do, ( Malachi 2:7 ) but one inebriated with liquor would be incapable of giving instructions about any of those things:

which the Lord hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses:
particularly those delivered and recorded in ( Exodus 20:1-26 ) ( 22:1-23:33 ) and as not the priests, so neither any other Israelite might instruct {s}, nor indeed would be capable of instructing others when in liquor; and therefore excessive drinking, as it should be carefully avoided by all men, so more especially by those who by their office are teachers of others; see ( Proverbs 31:4 Proverbs 31:5 ) .


F19 Maimon. Hilchot Biath Hamikdash, c. 1. sect. 3.

Leviticus 10:11 In-Context

9 "Drink no wine or strong drink, you or your sons with you, when you go into the tent of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations.
10 You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean,
11 and you are to teach the people of Israel all the statutes that the LORD has spoken to them by Moses."
12 Moses spoke to Aaron and to Eleazar and Ithamar, his surviving sons: "Take the grain offering that is left of the LORD's food offerings, and eat it unleavened beside the altar, for it is most holy.
13 You shall eat it in a holy place, because it is your due and your sons' due, from the LORD's food offerings, for so I am commanded.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Leviticus 14:57; Deuteronomy 24:8; Neh. 8:2, 8, 9; [Jeremiah 18:18; Malachi 2:7]
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