A NATURAL LAW.
doings of the land of Egypt wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do; and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God." Here is a principle broad enough to comprehend all the prohibitions contained in this chapter. How came our brother to overlook it? Mr. Marshall needs an apology, not Moses.
The prohibitions are various. Let us glance at them. They are:
1. Against incest, in various specifications (v. 7–18); all contained in one general prohibition: v. 6.
2. Against unseasonable intercourse: v. 19.
3. Against adultery: v. 20.
4. Against idolatrous worship: v. 21.
5. Against sodomy: v. 22.
6. Against bestiality: v. 23.
All these prohibitions certainly range under the general principle expressed in the third and fourth verses. And is it not equally manifest, that the specifications in verses 7–18, come naturally under the general rule delivered in the