Numbers 15:31
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New International Version
Because they have despised the LORD's word and broken his commands, they must surely be cut off; their guilt remains on them.'"

New Living Translation
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."

English Standard Version
Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken his commandment, that person shall be utterly cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.”

Berean Study Bible
He shall certainly be cut off, because he has despised the word of the LORD and broken His commandment; his guilt remains on him.”

New American Standard Bible
Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt will be on him.'"

King James Bible
Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

Christian Standard Bible
He will certainly be cut off, because he has despised the LORD's word and broken his command; his guilt remains on him."

Good News Translation
because they have rejected what the LORD said and have deliberately broken one of his commands. They are responsible for their own death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He will certainly be cut off, because he has despised the LORD's word and broken His command; his guilt remains on him."

International Standard Version
Because he has despised the law of the LORD and has broken his commands, that person is certainly to be eliminated. His iniquity will remain on him."

NET Bible
Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken his commandment, that person must be completely cut off. His iniquity will be on him.'"

New Heart English Bible
Because he has despised the word of the LORD, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
That person has despised the word of the LORD and broken the LORD's command. He must be excluded completely. He remains guilty."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken His commandment; that soul shall utterly be cut off, his iniquity shall be upon him.

New American Standard 1977
‘Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt shall be on him.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has made void his commandment, that person shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

King James 2000 Bible
Because he has despised the word of the LORD, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

American King James Version
Because he has despised the word of the LORD, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.

American Standard Version
Because he hath despised the word of Jehovah, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he hath contemned the word the Lord, and made void his precept: therefore shall he be destroyed, and shall bear his iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
For he hath despised the word of Jehovah, and hath broken his commandment: that soul shall surely be cut off; his iniquity is upon him.

English Revised Version
Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment; that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

World English Bible
Because he has despised the word of Yahweh, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.'"

Young's Literal Translation
because the word of Jehovah he despised, and His command hath broken -- that person is certainly cut off; his iniquity is on him.'
Study Bible
Offerings for Unintentional Sins
30But the person who sins defiantly, whether a native or foreigner, blasphemes the LORD. That person shall be cut off from his people. 31He shall certainly be cut off, because he has despised the word of the LORD and broken His commandment; his guilt remains on him .”
Cross References
2 Samuel 12:9
Why then have you despised the command of the LORD by doing evil in His sight? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife as your own, for you have slain him with the sword of the Ammonites.

Psalm 107:11
because they rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High.

Proverbs 13:13
He who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.

Ezekiel 18:20
The soul who sins is the one who will die. A son will not bear the iniquity of the father, and a father will not bear the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will fall upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked man will fall upon him.

Treasury of Scripture

Because he has despised the word of the LORD, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be on him.

despised

Leviticus 26:15,43 And if you shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, …

2 Samuel 12:9 Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in …

Psalm 119:126 It is time for you, LORD, to work: for they have made void your law.

Proverbs 13:13 Whoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the …

Isaiah 30:12 Why thus said the Holy One of Israel, Because you despise this word, …

1 Thessalonians 4:8 He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also …

Hebrews 10:28,29 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses…

his iniquity

Leviticus 5:1 And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, …

Psalm 38:4 For my iniquities are gone over my head: as an heavy burden they …

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his …

Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sins, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity …

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that …

2 Peter 2:21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, …

Verse 31. - His iniquity... upon him. עַונָה בָהּ, "its crime upon it," i.e., the sin of that soul must come upon it in punishment.

CHAPTER 15:32-36 THE SABBATH-BREAKER (verses 32-36). Because he hath despised the word of the Lord, and hath broken his commandment,.... That is, has broken it through contempt of it, despising it as a command of God, paying no regard to it as a law of his; otherwise such who sin ignorantly break the commandment of God:

that soul shall be utterly cut off; or "in cutting off shall be cut off" (u); most certainly cut off and entirely ruined and destroyed in this world and in that to come, as the Targum of Jonathan; and Maimonides (w) understands it of such a cutting off, that the soul itself perishes and is no more; but such annihilation the Scripture nowhere gives us any reason to believe:

his iniquity shall be upon him; the punishment of it, no atonement being made for it by sacrifice; it shall be upon him and him only, or be "in him" (x), not repented of and not forgiven.

(u) "excidendo excidetur", Pagninus, Montanus, Drusius. (w) In Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 11. sect. 1.((x) "in ea", Montanus, Junins & Tremellius, Drusius; "in ipso", Piscator. 31. his iniquity shall be upon him—The punishment of his sins shall fall on himself individually; no guilt shall be incurred by the nation, unless there be a criminal carelessness in overlooking the offense.15:30-36 Those are to be reckoned presumptuous sinners, who sin designedly against God's will and glory. Sins thus committed are exceedingly sinful. He that thus breaks the commandment reproaches the Lord. He also despises the word of the Lord. Presumptuous sinners despise it, thinking themselves too great, too good, and too wise, to be ruled by it. A particular instance of presumption in the sin of sabbath-breaking is related. The offence was gathering sticks on the sabbath day, to make a fire, whereas the people were to bake and seethe what they had occasion for, the day before, Ex 16:23. This was done as an affront both to the law and to the Lawgiver. God is jealous for the honour of his sabbaths, and will not hold him guiltless who profanes them, whatever men may do. God intended this punishment for a warning to all, to make conscience of keeping holy the sabbath. And we may be assured that no command was ever given for the punishment of sin, which, at the judgment day, shall not prove to have come from perfect love and justice. The right of God to a day of devotion to himself, will be disputed and denied only by such as listen to the pride and unbelief of their hearts, rather than to the teaching of the Spirit of truth and life. Wherein consists the difference between him who was detected gathering sticks in the wilderness on the day of God, and the man who turns his back upon the blessings of sabbath appointments, and the promises of sabbath mercies, to use his time, his cares, and his soul, in heaping up riches; and waste his hours, his property, and his strength in sinful pleasure? Wealth may come by the unhallowed effort, but it will not come alone; it will have its awful reward. Sinful pursuits lead to ruin.
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