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Leviticus 24:14

    Leviticus 24:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 King James Version (AKJV)

    Bring forth him that has cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Leviticus 24:14

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Leviticus 24:14

    Lay their hands upon his head - It was by this ceremony that the people who heard him curse bore their public testimony in order to his being fully convicted, for without this his punishment would not have been lawful. By this ceremony also they in effect said to the man, Thy blood be upon thy own head.

    Barnes' Notes on Leviticus 24:14

    Lay their hands upon his head - As a protest against the impiety of the criminal, symbolically laying the guilt upon his head. Compare the washing of hands, Deuteronomy 21:6; Matthew 27:24.

    Let all the congregation stone him - See Leviticus 20:2 note.

    Wesley's Notes on 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.