The priest will sacrifice it to purify the guilty person before the LORD, and that person will be forgiven.
These same instructions apply both to native-born Israelites and to the foreigners living among you.
“But those who brazenly violate the LORD ’s will, whether native-born Israelites or foreigners, have blasphemed the LORD, and they must be cut off from the community.
Since they have treated the LORD ’s word with contempt and deliberately disobeyed his command, they must be completely cut off and suffer the punishment for their guilt.”
One day while the people of Israel were in the wilderness, they discovered a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day.
The people who found him doing this took him before Moses, Aaron, and the rest of the community.
They held him in custody because they did not know what to do with him.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “The man must be put to death! The whole community must stone him outside the camp.”
So the whole community took the man outside the camp and stoned him to death, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Then the LORD said to Moses,
“Give the following instructions to the people of Israel: Throughout the generations to come you must make tassels for the hems of your clothing and attach them with a blue cord.