Exodus 20:13

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Exodus 20

Law Analysis overview

13 “You shall not murder. Exodus 20:13WEB



This passage contains a negative command, directed toward Israel: "You shall not murder".


This command is part of the Moral Law (it has parallels in the Civil Law; see Murder).

This law fits in with other laws pertaining to Loving Neighbor.

This command contributes to an understanding of Biblical Laws concerning .


The command finds its ultimate fulfillment in the eternal life afforded to the saints by Christ Jesus, wherein there will be no death and so murder will be an impossibility. In the meantime, this command has abiding validity, and remains obligatory.


Ten Commandments

This is the sixth command in what are called the Ten Commandments.

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