5040 murder

5040 murder

The unlawful killing of individual human beings, forbidden by God and carrying the threat of severe punishment.

Murder forbidden by the law

Ex 20:13 pp Dt 5:17 See also Mt 5:21; Mt 19:18 pp Mk 10:19 pp Lk 18:20; Ro 13:9; 1Ti 1:9; Jas 2:11-12

Murder is to be punished

Punishment by death Ex 21:12 See also Ge 9:6; Lev 24:17,21; Nu 35:16-21,31; Dt 19:11-13

Punishment by banishing Ge 4:13-14 See also Pr 28:17

Punishment by exclusion from the kingdom Rev 21:8; Rev 22:15

Unintentional murderers are protected from avengers

Nu 35:11 See also Nu 35:22-29,32; Jos 21:13,21,27,32,38

Witnesses are required before murder is proven

Nu 35:30 See also Dt 17:6; Dt 19:15; Heb 10:28

Unpremeditated murder

Nu 35:22-24 See also Ex 21:13; Dt 4:41-44; Dt 19:4; Jos 20:1-3

Premeditated motives of murder

Jealousy Ge 4:8 See also 1Jn 3:12

Lust 2Sa 12:9-10 Many motives contributed to David’s plan to remove Uriah. It began with lust. See also 2Sa 11:1-17

Rebellion and power 2Ki 12:20 See also Jdg 3:21; 2Ki 9:14,24; 2Ki 19:36-37

To remove opponents 1Ki 2:25 See also Jdg 9:1-6; 2Sa 20:9-10; 2Ch 21:4

To take revenge 2Sa 13:28-29 See also Ex 2:11-13; 2Sa 3:27; 2Sa 4:1-8

Robbery Pr 1:11-13 See also Lk 10:30

Persecution Mt 24:9 pp Lk 21:12-17 See also 2Ch 21:13; Job 24:14; Pr 29:10; Mt 14:6-11; Mt 23:30-37; Mk 3:6; Ac 2:23; Ac 7:54-60; 2Ti 4:6

Murder as an attitude as well as an action

Mt 5:21-22 See also Mt 15:19; Jn 8:44; 1Jn 3:15

Murderers can be pardoned

Unjustly Lk 23:25 pp Mt 27:15-17 pp Mk 15:6-11 pp Jn 18:39-40 See also Ac 3:14

Justly—through God’s grace 2Sa 12:9-13; Ac 26:10; 1Ti 1:13-15 See also Ex 2:12-3:12; Ac 7:58; Ac 8:3; Ac 9:1,13; Ac 22:4; 1Co 15:9; Eph 3:8

See also

1055God, grace & mercy
5025killing
5482punishment
5494revenge
5622witnesses
5789anger
7318blood, symbol of guilt
7346death penalty
8794persecution

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