Leviticus 24:13-16

13 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
14 1"Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him 2lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
15 And speak to the people of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his God shall 3bear his sin.
16 Whoever 4blasphemes 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.

Leviticus 24:13-16 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO LEVITICUS 24

This chapter treats of the oil for the lamps, and the ordering of them, Le 24:1-4; of the making of the shewbread cakes, and the setting of them on the table, Le 24:5-9; and an Israelite having blasphemed the name of the Lord, and inquiry being made what should be done to him, he, and so any other person guilty of the same, is ordered to be stoned to death, Le 24:10-16; on occasion of which several laws are repeated concerning killing a man or a beast, or doing injury to any man, Le 24:17-23.

Leviticus 24:13-16 In-Context

11 and the Israelite woman's son blasphemed the Name, and cursed. Then they brought him to Moses. His mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.
12 And they put him in custody, till the will of the LORD should be clear to them.
13 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
14 "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.
15 And speak to the people of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin.
16 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.
17 "Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.
18 Whoever takes an animal's life shall make it good, life for life.

Cross References 4

  • 1. [ver. 23]
  • 2. [Deuteronomy 13:9; Deuteronomy 17:7]
  • 3. Leviticus 5:1; Leviticus 20:17, 20; Leviticus 22:9; Numbers 9:13; [Exodus 20:7]
  • 4. ver. 11; 1 Kings 21:10, 13; Matthew 26:65, 66; Mark 14:63, 64; John 10:33
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