Exodus 20:13

“Thou shalt not kill.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not kill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall not murder.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou shalt not kill.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not put anyone to death without cause.
- Basic English Bible

Thou shalt not kill.
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not kill.
- Webster's Bible

You shall not murder.
- World English Bible

`Thou dost not murder.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thou shalt not murder.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 20:13


20:13 Thou shalt not kill - Thou shalt not do any thing hurtful to the health, or life of thy own body, or any other's. This doth not forbid our own necessary defence, or the magistrates putting offenders to death; but it forbids all malice and hatred to any, for he that hateth his brother is a murderer, and all revenge arising therefrom; likewise anger and hurt said or done, or aimed to be done in a passion; of this our Saviour expounds this commandment, #Mt 5:22|.


Discussion for Exodus 20

  • Peter
    This, the commandments, of course is very important to me, and I believe that they are beneficial to health and of course to families, and societies. Each thing that God directs to me (that is in my opinion, even considered opinion] has benefits, all the way.
  • PETER
    Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. I can not understand why anyone would do that, but think that some Christians do; and i think that they should be aware of the chance that they take. Ver 12 is also so important for the young people and anyone who wants to live long.
  • Lynn
    Only Jesus kept the commandments perfectly. He alone was the perfect sacrifice for his children's sins. We cannot be perfect in the law for all have sinned. We keep the commandments for he first loved us, and when we sin he is just and faithful to forgive our sins.
  • Lu2677
    If a child of God is faced with the wishes of another person and their wishes go against the word of God it is not to be honored. God comes first.
  • John Cyrus
    Hello KJV Bible Authorities, I believe, your "Verse of the Day Inspirational Image" will be blessing to many. I would ask your permission to allow me to send this daily to my friends circle in WhatsApp. So that God may touch their hearts through His living Word!
  • Yogert
    Sometimes we have to live with parents who are non believers so it makes this law challenging but honoring them does not mean we have to agree with them, it means honor their wishes and if you find you have broken this rule, repent.

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