17 “Now if a person sins and does any of the things [a]which the Lord has commanded not to be done, (A)though he was unaware, still he is guilty and shall bear his punishment.

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  1. Leviticus 5:17 Lit the commands of the Lord which are

29 You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. 30 But the person who does anything (A)defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the Lord; and that person shall be cut off from among his people. 31 Because he has (B)despised the word of the Lord and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; (C)his [a]guilt will be on him.’”

Sabbath-breaking Punished

32 Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man (D)gathering wood on the sabbath day. 33 Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation; 34 and they put him in [b]custody (E)because it had not been [c]declared what should be done to him. 35 Then the Lord said to Moses, “The man shall surely be put to death; (F)all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.” 36 So all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him [d]to death with stones, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

37 The Lord also spoke to Moses, saying, 38 “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves (G)tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. 39 It shall be a tassel for you [e]to look at and (H)remember all the commandments of the Lord, so as to do them and not [f]follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, 40 so that you may remember to do all My commandments and (I)be holy to your God. 41 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the Lord your God.”

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  1. Numbers 15:31 Or iniquity
  2. Numbers 15:34 Or prison
  3. Numbers 15:34 Lit declared distinctly
  4. Numbers 15:36 Lit with stones and he died
  5. Numbers 15:39 Lit and you shall look at it
  6. Numbers 15:39 Lit seek

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