Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
My teaching is dropping like rain, coming down like dew on the fields; like rain on the young grass and showers on the garden plants:
The war-carriage of God is among Israel's thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai to the holy place.
You, to whom the law was given as it was ordered by angels, and who have not kept it.
What then is the law? It was an addition made because of sin, till the coming of the seed to whom the undertaking had been given; and it was ordered through angels by the hand of a go-between.
A man who has gone against the law of Moses is put to death without pity on the word of two or three witnesses:
And he said to them, This is the word of the Lord, the God of Israel: Let every man take his sword at his side, and go from one end of the tents to the other, putting to death his brother and his friend and his neighbour.
And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their vessels and put fire in them and perfume, burning strange fire before the Lord, which he had not given them orders to do.
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.
But while the meat was still between their teeth, before it was tasted, the wrath of the Lord was moved against the people and he sent a great outburst of disease on them.
Say to them, By my life, says the Lord, as certainly as your words have come to my ears, so certainly will I do this to you:
But the person who does wrong in the pride of his heart, if he is one of you or of another nation by birth, is acting without respect for the Lord, and will be cut off from his people.
And while these words were on his lips, the earth under them was parted in two;
And lifting up his hand, Moses gave the rock two blows with his rod: and water came streaming out, and the people and their cattle had drink enough.
Then the Lord sent poison-snakes among the people; and their bites were a cause of death to numbers of the people of Israel.
But twenty-four thousand of them had come to their death by the disease.
Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baal-peor: for destruction came from the Lord on all those among you who went after Baal-peor.
If there is any man or woman among you, in any of the towns which the Lord your God gives you, who does evil in the eyes of the Lord your God, sinning against his agreement,
Cursed is he who does not take this law to heart to do it. And let all the people say, So be it.
1 Corinthians 10:5
But with most of them God was not pleased: for they came to their end in the waste land.
Now it is my purpose to put you in mind, though you once had knowledge of all these things, of how the Lord, having taken a people safely out of Egypt, later sent destruction on those who had no faith;
And Moses said these words to the children of Israel, and they took the man who had been cursing outside the tent-circle and had him stoned. The children of Israel did as the Lord gave orders to Moses.