Numbers 15:35

35 Then God spoke to Moses: "Give the man the death penalty. Yes, kill him, the whole community hurling stones at him outside the camp."

Numbers 15:35 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 15:35

And the Lord said unto Moses
Who consulted the Lord upon this affair, in the tabernacle, even at the most holy place, from above the mercy seat, where he promised to meet him, and commune with him about whatsoever he should consult him, ( Exodus 25:22 ) ;

the man shall surely be put to death;
for as no fire was to be made throughout their habitations on a sabbath day, gathering sticks for such a purpose was a work that was a violation of the sabbath, punishable with death, ( Exodus 35:2 Exodus 35:3 ) ; and the kind of death follows:

all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp;
as afterwards without the city: of the place and manner of stoning, (See Gill on Acts 7:58).

Numbers 15:35 In-Context

33 The ones who caught him hauled him before Moses and Aaron and the entire congregation.
34 They put him in custody until it became clear what to do with him.
35 Then God spoke to Moses: "Give the man the death penalty. Yes, kill him, the whole community hurling stones at him outside the camp."
36 So the whole community took him outside the camp and threw stones at him, an execution commanded by God and given through Moses.
37 God spoke to Moses: