Punishment for Blasphemy
Now an Israelite woman's son, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the people of Israel. And the Israelite woman's son and a man of Israel fought in the camp,
and the Israelite woman's son i blasphemed the j Name, and cursed. Then they k brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.
And l they put him in custody, m till the will of the Lord should be clear to them.
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
n "Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him o lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
And speak to the people of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his God shall p bear his sin.
Whoever q blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.
Exodus 3:14 - 15
God said to Moses, " I am who I am." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, ' I am has sent me to you.'
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.
And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but any small matter they shall decide themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.
And they judged the people at all times. Any hard case they brought to Moses, but any small matter they decided themselves.
They put him in custody, because it had not been made clear what should be done to him.
Exodus 18:15 - 16
And Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.
Moses brought their case before the Lord.
Numbers 36:5 - 6
And Moses commanded the people of Israel according to the word of the Lord, saying, "The tribe of the people of Joseph is right.
So Moses spoke to the people of Israel, and they brought out of the camp the one who had cursed and stoned him with stones. Thus the people of Israel did as the Lord commanded Moses.
But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people.
The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
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