16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.
16 The same laws and regulations will apply both to you and to the foreigner residing among you.' "
16 One law and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you."
16 The same laws and regulations apply to both you and the foreigner who lives with you."
16 One law and one custom shall be for you and for the stranger who dwells with you.' "
16 The same instructions and regulations will apply both to you and to the foreigners living among you."
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 15:16
Commentary on Numbers 15:1-21
(Read Numbers 15:1-21)
Full instructions are given about the meat-offerings and drink-offerings. The beginning of this law is very encouraging, When ye come into the land of your habitation which I give unto you. This was a plain intimation that God would secure the promised land to their seed. It was requisite, since the sacrifices of acknowledgment were intended as the food of God's table, that there should be a constant supply of bread, oil, and wine, whatever the flesh-meat was. And the intent of this law is to direct the proportions of the meat-offering and drink-offering. Natives and strangers are placed on a level in this as in other like matters. It was a happy forewarning of the calling of the Gentiles, and of their admission into the church. If the law made so little difference between Jew and Gentile, much less would the gospel, which broke down the partition-wall, and reconciled both to God.