Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Moreover, the one who
blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.
1 Kings 21:9
Now she wrote in the letters, saying, “Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people;
Then the high priest
tore his robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy;
Then they said, “What further need do we have of testimony? For we have heard it ourselves from His own mouth.”
For this reason therefore
the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.
Jesus said to them,
“Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”
picked up stones again to stone Him.
The Jews answered him, “
We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God.”