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Leviticus 10:10

10 so that you can distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean,

Read Leviticus 10:10 Using Other Translations

And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
You are to distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean,
You must distinguish between what is sacred and what is common, between what is ceremonially unclean and what is clean.

What does Leviticus 10:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Leviticus 10:10

And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy,
&c.] That being sober they might be able to distinguish between the one and the other; which a drunken man, having his mind and senses disturbed, is not capable of; as between holy and unholy persons, and between holy and unholy things; particularly, as Aben Ezra interprets it, between a sacred place and one that is common, and between a holy day and a common week day; the knowledge and memory of which may be lost through intemperance; and so that may be done in a place and on a day which ought not to be done, or that omitted on a day and in a place which ought to be done:

and between unclean and clean;
between unclean men and women, beasts and fowls, and clean ones; and between unclean things in a ceremonial sense, and those that are clean, which a man in liquor may be no judge of: hence, as the above writer observes, after this section follow laws concerning fowls clean and unclean, the purification of a woman after childbirth, the leprosy in men, garments and houses, and concerning profluvious and menstruous persons; all which the priests were to be judges of, and therefore ought to be sober.

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