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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5276 crime
5276 crime

5276 crime

An offence against the established laws of society including murder, adultery, theft, perjury and treason. Scripture contains both warnings and teaching to help young people avoid a life of crime.

Crime in Israel

Dt 6:1-2 Crime in Israel was the breaking of laws given by God.

Examples of crimes covered by Israel’s laws See also Ex 20:13 murder; Ex 20:14 adultery; Ex 20:15 theft; Ex 20:16 perjury Treason: Jos 1:16-18; 2Sa 15:7-10; 1Ki 16:15-18; 2Ki 11:1-3 pp 2Ch 22:10-12

Examples of crime in the NT

Murder Mt 2:16; Ac 7:58

Adultery Jn 8:3-4; 1Co 5:1

Theft Jn 12:6

Perjury Mt 26:59-60 pp Mk 14:55-56; Ac 6:13; Ac 25:7

Scripture warns young people that temptation may lead to crime

Violence Pr 1:10-19

Sexual immorality Pr 5:1-23; Pr 6:20-29; Pr 7:6-27

Scripture teaches parents to discipline their children

Pr 13:24; Pr 19:18; Pr 22:6,15; Pr 23:13

See also

5040murder
5277criminals
5375law
5440perjury
5483punishment
5555stealing
6020sin
6206offence
6236sexual sin
6632conviction
8232discipline, family
8718disobedience