Sabbath-breaking Punished

32 Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man (A)gathering wood on the sabbath day. 33 Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation; 34 and they put him in [a]custody (B)because it had not been [b]declared what should be done to him. 35 Then the Lord said to Moses, “The man shall surely be put to death; (C)all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.” 36 So all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him [c]to death with stones, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

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  1. Numbers 15:34 Or prison
  2. Numbers 15:34 Lit declared distinctly
  3. Numbers 15:36 Lit with stones and he died