Numbers 15:32
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New International Version
While the Israelites were in the wilderness, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day.

New Living Translation
One day while the people of Israel were in the wilderness, they discovered a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day.

English Standard Version
While the people of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day.

New American Standard Bible
Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day.

King James Bible
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While the Israelites were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day.

International Standard Version
As it was when the Israelis were in the wilderness, they found a man who was gathering wood on the Sabbath day.

NET Bible
When the Israelites were in the wilderness they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath day.

New Heart English Bible
While the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
While the Israelites were in the desert, they found a man gathering wood on the day of worship.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the sabbath day.

New American Standard 1977
Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered firewood upon the sabbath day.

King James 2000 Bible
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.

American King James Version
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks on the sabbath day.

American Standard Version
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the sabbath day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass, when the children of Israel were in the wilderness, and had found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath day,

Darby Bible Translation
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness they found a man gathering sticks on the sabbath day.

English Revised Version
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the sabbath day.

Webster's Bible Translation
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath-day.

World English Bible
While the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel are in the wilderness, and they find a man gathering wood on the sabbath-day,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
A Sabbath-Breaker Stoned
31Because 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.'" 32Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day. 33Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation;…
Cross References
Exodus 31:14
'Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.

Exodus 31:15
'For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 35:2
"For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.

Exodus 35:3
"You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the sabbath day."

Numbers 15:33
Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation;

Jeremiah 17:21
'Thus says the LORD, "Take heed for yourselves, and do not carry any load on the sabbath day or bring anything in through the gates of Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture

And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks on the sabbath day.

they found a man. This example seems to have been evidently introduced to illustrate the foregoing law. The man despised the word of the Lord, presumptuously broke his commandment, and on this ground was punished with death.

Exodus 16:23,27,28 And he said to them, This is that which the LORD has said, To morrow …

Exodus 20:8-10 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy…

Exodus 35:2,3 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be …

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