17:13 Then all the people will hear and be afraid, and not be so presumptuous again.
19:20 The rest of the people will hear and become afraid to keep doing such evil among you.
21:21 Then all the men of his city must stone him to death. In this way you will purge out 1 wickedness from among you, and all Israel 2 will hear about it and be afraid.
1 tn The Hebrew term בִּעַרְתָּה (bi’artah), here and elsewhere in such contexts (cf. Deut 13:5; 17:7, 12; 19:19; 21:9), suggests God’s anger which consumes like fire (thus בָעַר, ba’ar, “to burn”). See H. Ringgren, TDOT 2:203-4.
2 tc Some LXX traditions read הַנִּשְׁאָרִים (hannish’arim, “those who remain”) for the MT’s יִשְׂרָאֵל (yisra’el, “Israel”), understandable in light of Deut 19:20. However, the more difficult reading found in the MT is more likely original.