And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be showed them.
ContextShelomith's Son Blasphemes
10And the son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel: and this son of the Israelitish woman and a man of Israel strove together in the camp; 11And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the Lord, and cursed. And they brought him to Moses: (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:) 12And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be showed them. 13And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 14Bring forth him that has cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him. 15And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. 16And he that blasphemes the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemes the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And they put him in ward, that it might be declared unto them at the mouth of Jehovah.
And they put him into prison, till they might know what the Lord would command.
Darby Bible Translation
And they confined him, that they might decide at the mouth of Jehovah.
King James Bible
And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.
Young's Literal Translation
and he causeth him to rest in charge -- to explain to them by the mouth of Jehovah.