A Sabbathbreaker Executed

Numbers 15

32 While the people of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man z gathering sticks on the Sabbath day. 33 And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation. 34 a They put him in custody, because it had not been made clear what should be done to him. 35 And the Lord said to Moses, b "The man shall be put to death; all the congregation shall c stone him with stones outside the camp." 36 And all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, as the Lord commanded Moses.

  1. Cross References
    Exodus 35:3
    You shall kindle no fire in all your dwelling places on the Sabbath day.
    Exodus 20:8 - 9
    Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  2. Cross References
    Leviticus 24:12
    And they put him in custody, till the will of the Lord should be clear to them.
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 31:14 - 15
    You shall keep the Sabbath, because it is holy for you. Everyone who profanes it shall be put to death. Whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
  4. Cross References
    Leviticus 24:14 - 16
    Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
    Joshua 7:25
    And Joshua said, "Why did you bring trouble on us? The Lord brings trouble on you today." And all Israel stoned him with stones. They burned them with fire and stoned them with stones.
    1 Kings 21:13
    And the two worthless men came in and sat opposite him. And the worthless men brought a charge against Naboth in the presence of the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king." So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death with stones.
    Acts 7:58
    Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.
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