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Numbers 15:32

    Numbers 15:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now while the children of Israel were in the waste land, they saw a man who was getting sticks on the Sabbath day.

    Webster's Revision

    And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Numbers 15:32

    Sabbath - A rest; cessation from work.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 15:32

    They found a man that gathered sticks upon the Sabbath - This was in all likelihood a case of that kind supposed above: the man despised the word of the Lord, and therefore broke his commandment; see Numbers 15:31. On this ground he was punished with the utmost rigor of the law.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 15:32

    Moses mentions here, as is his wont (compare Leviticus 24:10-16), the first open transgression and its punishment in order to exemplify the laws which he is laying down. The offence of Sabbath-breaking was one for which there could be no excuse. This law at least might be observed even in the wilderness. Transgression of it was therefore a presumptuous sin, and was punished accordingly.

    Wesley's Notes on Numbers 15:32

    15:32 On the sabbath - day - This seems to be added as an example of a presumptuous sin: for as the law of the sabbath was plain and positive, so this transgression of it must needs be a known and wilful sin.