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

  • Jeanie
    As it is very true that have to follow Gods 10 commandmends, that others di not. Yet some people who are not catholic jump on catholics for not obeying his commandment, but news flash so is the baptist, and many others who worship on sunday. in the new testment jesus worshiped on the sabbath. After he died all the apos. and dis. worship on the sabbath. God did not change the Sabbath, man did.
  • Augustine Debellotte
    The Law Of God is aLaw of Love to obey it is to show love 2 God and Love 2 Man 2 disobey it is 2 Sin against Him and against man but D power 2 obey must come from God Him self because we are sinners by nature and its not in us 2 do Good We must receive from Him A change of Heart and mind A new spirit B 4 we can give Him acceptable service
  • Robinah mbewe
    Lets follow jesus for ever
  • Shirely for verse 7
    Using Church or Religion as a whip, to guilt an individual or group of individuals, to serve the speakers or a specific group's personal agenda, is, to me, a form of taking the Almighty's name in vain.
  • AngelzBHere for verse 13
    It means, do not kill ANYTHING... Animals OR humans... We are all struggling souls have no idea of the misery torture we inflict by eating animals... Genesis 1:29-30 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of ALL the earth, and every tree,in that which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed to you it shall be for meat 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: And it was so...
  • Ambrose Okech for verse 4
    Verse 4 clearly talks about graven images and i'm getting a picture of how God detests such with a passion. Read on its own or in conjunction with other scriptures on graven images, it cannot escape one's notice that they are expressly forbiden. God is a jealous God. So where do catholics get their authority to form graven images and shamelessly place them conspicuously in their places of worship with impunity? Definitely not the bible!

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