Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Leviticus
Book: Leviticus
Chapter: 18

Unlawful marriages and fleshly lusts.
- Here is a Law against all conformity to the corrupt usages of
the Heathen. Also laws against incest, against brutal lusts, and
barbarous idolatries; and the enforcement of these laws from the
ruin of the Canaanites. God here gives moral precepts. Close and
constant adherence to God's ordinances is the most effectual
preservative from gross Sin. The Grace of God only will secure
us; that Grace is to be expected only in the use of the means of
Grace. Nor does He ever leave any to their hearts' lusts, till
they have left him and his services.