There will be one regulation 1 for you, whether a foreigner or a native citizen, for I am the Lord your God.’”
You have been the object of Israel’s hopes. You have saved them when they were in trouble. Why have you become like a resident foreigner 1 in the land? Why have you become like a traveler who only stops in to spend the night?
and one who misuses 1 the name of the Lord must surely be put to death. The whole congregation must surely stone him, whether he is a foreigner or a native citizen; when he misuses the Name he must be put to death.
One statute must apply 1 to you who belong to the congregation and to the resident foreigner who is living among you, as a permanent 2 statute for your future generations. You and the resident foreigner will be alike 3 before the Lord.
All the people, 1 rulers, 2 leaders, and judges were standing on either side of the ark, in front of the Levitical priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord. Both resident foreigners and native Israelites were there. 3 Half the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and the other half in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the Lord’s servant had previously instructed to them to do for the formal blessing ceremony. 4