28 “Do not blaspheme God[a](A) or curse(B) the ruler of your people.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 22:28 Or Do not revile the judges

“Tell Aaron and his sons to treat with respect the sacred offerings(A) the Israelites consecrate to me, so they will not profane my holy name.(B) I am the Lord.(C)

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11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name(A) with a curse;(B) so they brought him to Moses.(C) (His mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri the Danite.)(D)

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16 anyone who blasphemes(A) the name of the Lord is to be put to death.(B) The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.

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But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones,(A) and he will surely curse you to your face.”(B)

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His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity?(A) Curse God and die!”(B)

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11 But the king will rejoice in God;
    all who swear by God will glory in him,(A)
    while the mouths of liars will be silenced.(B)

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21 Distressed and hungry,(A) they will roam through the land;(B) when they are famished, they will become enraged and, looking upward, will curse(C) their king and their God.

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39 “‘As for you, people of Israel, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Go and serve your idols,(A) every one of you! But afterward you will surely listen to me and no longer profane my holy name(B) with your gifts and idols.(C)

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“‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned,(A) and the nations will know(B) that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel.(C)

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Oaths

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath,(A) but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’(B)

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