23 Even all that the Lord hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the Lord commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations;
23 any of the Lord's commands to you through him, from the day the Lord gave them and continuing through the generations to come-
23 all that the Lord has commanded you by Moses, from the day that the Lord gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations,
23 any of the things that God commanded you under the authority of Moses from the time that God first commanded you right up to this present time,
23 all that the Lord has commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day the Lord gave commandment and onward throughout your generations--
23 And suppose your descendants in the future fail to do everything the Lord has commanded through Moses.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Numbers 15:23
Commentary on Numbers 15:22-29
(Read Numbers 15:22-29)
Though ignorance will in a degree excuse, it will not justify those who might have known their Lord's will, yet did it not. David prayed to be cleansed from his secret faults, those sins which he himself was not aware of. Sins committed ignorantly, shall be forgiven through Christ the great Sacrifice, who, when he offered up himself once for all upon the cross, seemed to explain one part of the intention of his offering, in that prayer, Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. It looked favourably upon the Gentiles, that this law of atoning for sins of ignorance, is expressly made to extend to those who were strangers to Israel.