Leviticus 24:16
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anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.

King James Bible
And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.

Darby Bible Translation
And he that blasphemeth the name of Jehovah shall certainly be put to death; all the assembly shall certainly stone him; as well the stranger as he that is home-born, when he blasphemeth the Name, shall be put to death.

World English Bible
He who blasphemes the name of Yahweh, he shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him: the foreigner as well as the native-born, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who is execrating the name of Jehovah is certainly put to death; all the company do certainly cast stones at him; as a sojourner so a native, in his execrating the Name, is put to death.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Blasphemeth the name of the Lord - ונקב שם יהוה venokeb shem Yehovah, he who pierces, transfixes, or, as some translate it, expounds, the name of Jehovah; see the note on Leviticus 24:10. This being the name by which especially the Divine Essence was pointed out, it should be held peculiarly sacred. We have already seen that the Jews never pronounce this name, and so long has it been disused among them that the true pronunciation is now totally lost; See on the word Jehovah, Exodus 6:3 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

blasphemeth As the word {nakav} not only signifies to curse, or blaspheme, but also to express, or distinguish by name,

Numbers 1:17 And Moses and Aaron took these men which are expressed by their names:

1 Chronicles 12:31 And of the half tribe of Manasseh eighteen thousand, which were expressed by name, to come and make David king.

Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called by a new name...

hence the Jews, at a very early period, understood this law as prohibiting them from uttering the name jehovah, on any other than sacred occasions. The Septuagint, which was made at least

250 years before Christ, renders it [], `Whosoever nameth the name of the Lord, let him die;' from which we see that the Jews at this time were accustomed to pronounce {adonay}, or Lord, instead of Jehovah; for in place of it the Septuagint always put [].

Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

1 Kings 21:10-13 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You did blaspheme God and the king...

Psalm 74:10,18 O God, how long shall the adversary reproach? shall the enemy blaspheme your name for ever...

Psalm 139:20 For they speak against you wickedly, and your enemies take your name in vain.

Matthew 12:31 Why I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men...

Mark 3:28,29 Truly I say to you, All sins shall be forgiven to the sons of men, and blasphemies with which soever they shall blaspheme...

John 8:58,59 Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, Before Abraham was, I am...

John 10:33-36 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man...

Acts 26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them...

1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.

James 2:7 Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called?

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Questions About the Nature and Perpetuity of the Seventh-Day Sabbath.
AND PROOF, THAT THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK IS THE TRUE CHRISTIAN SABBATH. BY JOHN BUNYAN. 'The Son of man is lord also of the Sabbath day.' London: Printed for Nath, Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, 1685. EDITOR'S ADVERTISEMENT. All our inquiries into divine commands are required to be made personally, solemnly, prayerful. To 'prove all things,' and 'hold fast' and obey 'that which is good,' is a precept, equally binding upon the clown, as it is upon the philosopher. Satisfied from our observations
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Cross References
Matthew 12:31
And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.

Matthew 26:66
What do you think?" "He is worthy of death," they answered.

Mark 3:28
Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter,

Mark 14:64
"You have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?" They all condemned him as worthy of death.

John 10:33
"We are not stoning you for any good work," they replied, "but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God."

John 19:7
The Jewish leaders insisted, "We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God."

Acts 7:58
dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

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