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5277 criminals

5277 criminals

Individuals who are guilty of crimes such as murder, adultery, theft, perjury or treason. Scripture refers to and gives examples of young law-breakers (delinquents).

Criminals guilty of murder

Cain Ge 4:8

Abimelech See also Jdg 9:5

Doeg the Edomite 1Sa 22:18

David 2Sa 11:14-17

Absalom 2Sa 13:23-29

Herod the Great Mt 2:16

Barabbas Mk 15:7 pp Lk 23:19

Criminals guilty of adultery

David 2Sa 11:2-5

Gomer (Hosea’s wife) See also Hos 3:1

Criminals guilty of theft

Rachel Ge 31:19,30

Achan Jos 7:21

Judas Iscariot Jn 12:6

Criminals guilty of perjury

Joel and Abijah (sons of Samuel) 1Sa 8:3

Two who gave false evidence against Naboth 1Ki 21:13

Examples of criminals guilty of treason

Zimri 1Ki 16:15-18

Athaliah 2Ki 11:1-3 pp 2Ch 22:10-12

Examples of delinquents

Those who break the fifth commandment as minors may have been treated as criminals Ex 20:12

Manasseh, king of Judah 2Ki 21:1-2

Youths who jeered Elisha 2Ki 2:23-24

Those who ignore the wise counsel of Solomon Pr 1:1-4 It seems that sections of Proverbs were written with young people in mind. Those who choose to act upon its wisdom will please God and keep themselves out of the troubles common to youth.

Those who succumb to the evil desires of youth See also 2Ti 2:22 Young people are warned that the strength of their desires can easily get them into trouble. Young Christians are, with God’s help, able to control such desires.

The punishment of criminals

By hanging Dt 21:22-23 See also 2Sa 21:9; Ezr 6:11; Est 7:9-10

By stoning Dt 22:23-24 See also Lev 20:1-2; Jos 7:24-25

By beating Dt 25:2-3 See also Ac 16:20-23; 2Co 11:24-25

By confiscation of property Ezr 7:26 See also Ezr 10:8

By crucifixion Lk 23:32-33 pp Mt 27:38 pp Mk 15:27 See also Lk 23:40-41

See also

2410cross, the
7346death penalty

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