Leviticus 24:12
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.

Berean Study Bible
They placed him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them.

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

New King James Version
Then they put him in custody, that the mind of the LORD might be shown to them.

New American Standard Bible
Then they put him in custody, waiting for Moses to give them a clear decision in accordance with the command of the LORD.

NASB 1995
They put him in custody so that the command of the LORD might be made clear to them.

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

Amplified Bible
They put him in custody until the will and command of the LORD might be made clear to them.

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they put him in ward, to judge him by the command of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
who had him guarded while everyone waited for the LORD to tell them what to do.

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

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

Good News Translation
put him under guard, and waited for the LORD to tell them what to do with him.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
and he causes him to rest in confinement —to explain to them by the mouth of YHWH.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Shelomith's Son Blasphemes
11The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name with a curse. So they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.) 12They placed him in custody until the will of the LORD should be made clear to them. 13Then the LORD said to Moses,…

Cross References
Exodus 18:15
"Because the people come to me to inquire of God," Moses replied.

Leviticus 24:13
Then the LORD said to Moses,

Numbers 15:34
and because it had not been declared what should be done to him, they placed him in custody.


Treasury of Scripture

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

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

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 of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said well…









(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.

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Lexicon
They placed
וַיַּנִּיחֻ֖הוּ (way·yan·nî·ḥu·hū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3240: Bestow, cast down, lay down, up, leave off, let alone remain, pacify, place,

him in custody
בַּמִּשְׁמָ֑ר (bam·miš·mār)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4929: Place of confinement, jail, prison, guard, watch, observance

until the will
פִּ֥י (pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the LORD
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

should be made clear
לִפְרֹ֥שׁ (lip̄·rōš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6567: To make distinct, declare

to them.
לָהֶ֖ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They


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