Leviticus 24:12
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New International Version
They put him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them.

New Living Translation
They kept the man in custody until the LORD's will in the matter should become clear to them.

English Standard Version
And they put him in custody, till the will of the LORD should be clear to them.

New American Standard Bible
They put him in custody so that the command of the LORD might be made clear to them.

King James Bible
And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They put him in custody until the LORD's decision could be made clear to them.

International Standard Version
They placed him in custody until a decision would be made to them according to the word of the LORD.

NET Bible
So they placed him in custody until they were able to make a clear legal decision for themselves based on words from the mouth of the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
They put him in custody, until the will of the LORD should be declared to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They kept him in custody until the LORD told them what to do.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they put him in ward, that it might be declared unto them at the mouth of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
And they put him in custody so that the command of the LORD might be made clear to them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they put him in ward that the mind of the LORD might be showed them.

King James 2000 Bible
And they put him in custody, that the mind of the LORD might be shown them.

American King James Version
And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be showed them.

American Standard Version
And they put him in ward, that it might be declared unto them at the mouth of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they put him into prison, till they might know what the Lord would command.

Darby Bible Translation
And they confined him, that they might decide at the mouth of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And they put him in ward, that it might be declared unto them at the mouth of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they put him in custody, that the mind of the LORD might be shown to them.

World English Bible
They put him in custody, until the will of Yahweh should be declared to them.

Young's Literal Translation
and he causeth him to rest in charge -- to explain to them by the mouth of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Shelomith's Son Blasphemes
11The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.) 12They put him in custody so that the command of the LORD might be made clear to them. 13Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,…
Cross References
Exodus 18:15
Moses said to his father-in-law, "Because the people come to me to inquire of God.

Leviticus 24:13
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Numbers 15:34
and they put him in custody because it had not been declared what should be done to him.
Treasury of Scripture

And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be showed them.

that the mind of the Lord might be shewed them. [heb] to expound unto them according to the mouth of the Lord

Exodus 18:15,16,23 And Moses said to his father in law, Because the people come to me …

Numbers 27:5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.

Numbers 36:5,6 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word …

(12) And they put him in ward.--That is, to keep him in safe custody till he had been tried. In the Mosaic legislation confinement in a prison for a certain period as a punishment for an offence is nowhere enacted.

That the mind of the Lord might be shewed them.--Better, that he might direct them according to the command of the Lord, as the Authorised Version renders this phrase in Exodus 17:1, Numbers 4:37; Numbers 4:41; Numbers 4:49, &c. Though this was a transgression of the third commandment, and though it was ordained that he who cursed his earthly parent should be put to death (see Leviticus 20:9), yet no law existed as to the exact punishment which was to be inflicted upon him who cursed his heavenly Father (see Exodus 22:28); nor was it known whether such an offender should be left to God Himself to execute the sentence. For this reason the criminal was detained till Moses had appealed to the Lord for instruction, in order that he might direct the people accordingly. Similar instances of Moses appealing direct to the Lord for guidance in matters of law and judgment we have in Numbers 15:34; Numbers 28:1-5.

Verse 12. - And they put him in ward. The same course was followed in the case of the man found gathering sticks upon the sabbath day: "And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him" (Numbers 15:34). The same penalty was awarded in both cases. And they put him in ward,.... In some prison, a place known in the camp, as Aben Ezra observes:

that the mind of the Lord might be shewed them; for, though this was a breach of the third command, in which God declares he would not hold such an one guiltless, Exodus 20:7; yet no particular punishment being expressed, it was not a clear case whether the Lord would punish for it himself, by an immediate stroke of his hand, or whether by the civil magistrate; and if by the latter, in what manner; for though it might be concluded, without any hesitation, that he was worthy of death, since cursing father or mother was death, Exodus 21:17; and much more blaspheming God, yet what death to put him to they might be at a loss about; or if that was understood of stoning, they might think this deserved a sorer punishment, and therefore consulted God about it. 24:10-23 This offender was the son of an Egyptian father, and an Israelitish mother. The notice of his parents shows the common ill effect of mixed marriages. A standing law for the stoning of blasphemers was made upon this occasion. Great stress is laid upon this law. It extends to the strangers among them, as well as to those born in the land. Strangers, as well as native Israelites, should be entitled to the benefit of the law, so as not to suffer wrong; and should be liable to the penalty of this law, in case they did wrong. If those who profane the name of God escape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgments. What enmity against God must be in the heart of man, when blasphemies against God proceed out of his mouth. If he that despised Moses' law, died without mercy, of what punishment will they be worthy, who despise and abuse the gospel of the Son of God! Let us watch against anger, do no evil, avoid all connexions with wicked people, and reverence that holy name which sinners blaspheme.
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