Verse 1. because this was eating up the ransom of their own lives, which in construction was the destroying of themselves.
2. because it was ingratitude and irreverence towards that sacred blood of Christ which they ought to have in continual veneration.
15. That eateth - Through ignorance or inadvertency; for if it was done knowingly, it was more severely punished. A stranger - Who is a proselyte to the Jewish religion: other strangers were allowed to eat such things, Deut. xiv, 21, out of which the blood was either not drawn at all, or not regularly.
Verse 16. His iniquity - The punishment of it, and therefore must offer a sacrifice for it.