Leviticus 24:14

“Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Bring forth him that hath cursed, without the Campe, and let all that heard him, lay their hands vpon his head, and let all the Congregation stone him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then let all the congregation stone him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take the curser outside the tent-circle; and let all in whose hearing the words were said put their hands on his head, and let him be stoned by all the people.
- Basic English Bible

Lead the reviler outside the camp; and all that heard [him] shall lay their hands upon his head, and the whole assembly shall stone him.
- Darby Bible

Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
- Webster's Bible

Bring out of the camp him who cursed; and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
- World English Bible

`Bring out the reviler unto the outside of the camp; and all those hearing have laid their hands on his head, and all the company have stoned him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Leviticus 24:14


24:14 Lay their hands upon his head - Whereby they gave public testimony that they heard this person speak such words, and did in their own and all the peoples names, demand justice to be executed upon him, that by this sacrifice God might be appeased, and his judgments turned away from the people, upon whom they would certainly fall if he were unpunished. Stone him - The same punishment which was before appointed for those who cursed their parents.


Discussion for Leviticus 24

  • Irene123
    To Geri on v. 16 - if stoning to death was only 'spiritual', I'd really like to know how they 'spiritually killed someone? God's word gives PLAIN instructions on EVERY action taken and performed in HIS name - so where are the instructions for the spiritual stoning?
  • Remember the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25. Seek our Father and through His Son continually so your oil will be plentiful and your lamp will burn bright.
  • Put to death and stoning is in the spiritual sense confirmed by the very next verse when the Father warns that those that kill any man will also be put to death: 16 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.17 And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
  • Bernice Burey for verse 10
    This is a picture, in type of the nation of Israel itself represented by the son of the Israelitish woman Who would seek to kill the true man of Israel the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Rev. Malsbary
    In answer to James ' question "bible verses Leviticus 19 and 24 encourages eye for an eye why would God who is all loving and just be advocating this ". It is to show that evil sin must be punished and that no one is exempt from paying for their sin. Although through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour that we are not bound to the Old Testament punishment and that by asking for Christ 's forgiveness of our sin we are absolved of them.
  • bible verses Leviticus 19 and 24 encourages eye for an eye why would God who is all loving and just be advocating this

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