Exodus 21:15

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Exodus 21

Law Analysis overview

15 “Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be surely put to death. Exodus 21:15WEB


The Command

This passage contains a positive command, directed toward Israel: "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be put to death".


This command is part of the Civil/Judicial Law.

This law fits in with other laws related to Human Judicial Response. It contributes to an understanding of Capital Punishment, Family, and Striking a parent.


This command is understood to impose a persistent obligation on modern government.

The command finds its ultimate fulfillment in Jesus, who enables us to live in heaven where sin and death will be no more. (Rev 21:4)

Notes on Interpretation/Application

Interpretation 1

Interpretation 2