The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleNumbers 15:31
Because he hath despised the word of the Lord, and hath
broken his commandment…
That is, has broken it through contempt of
it, despising it as a command of God, paying no regard to it as a law
of his; otherwise such who sin ignorantly break the commandment of God:
that soul shall be utterly cut off;
or "in cutting off shall be cut
off" F21; most certainly cut off and entirely ruined and destroyed in
this world and in that to come, as the Targum of Jonathan; and
Maimonides F23 understands it of such a cutting off, that the soul
itself perishes and is no more; but such annihilation the Scripture
nowhere gives us any reason to believe:
his iniquity [shall be] upon him;
the punishment of it, no atonement
being made for it by sacrifice; it shall be upon him and him only, or
be "in him" F24, not repented of and not forgiven.
F21 (trkt trkh) "excidendo excidetur", Pagninus, Montanus, Drusius.
F23 In Misn. Sanhedrin, c. 11. sect. 1.
F24 (hb) "in ea", Montanus, Junins & Tremellius, Drusius; "in ipso",