14Bring 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.
14 Verse 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.