New Living Translation
They kept the man in custody until the LORD's will in the matter should become clear to them.
King James Bible
And they put him in ward, that the mind of the LORD might be shewed them.
Darby Bible Translation
And they confined him, that they might decide at the mouth of Jehovah.
World English Bible
They put him in custody, until the will of Yahweh should be declared to them.
Young's Literal Translation
and he causeth him to rest in charge -- to explain to them by the mouth of Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:12 That the mind of the Lord might be shewed - For God had only said in general, that he would not hold such guiltless, that is, he would punish them, but had not declared how he would have them punished by men.
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Moses replied, "Because the people come to me to get a ruling from God.
Then the LORD said to Moses,
They held him in custody because they did not know what to do with him.
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