Deuteronomy 5:17

“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 Deuteronomy 5:17


5:17 Thou shalt not kill - Have you not tempted any one, to what might shorten his life? Have you tempted none to intemperance? Have you suffered none to be intemperate under your roof, or in your company? Have you done all you could in every place, to prevent intemperance of all kinds! Are you guilty of no degree of self - murder? Do you never eat or drink any thing because you like it, although you have reason to believe, it is prejudicial to your health? Have you constantly done whatever you had reason to believe was conducive to it? Have you not hated your neighbour in your heart? Have you reproved him that committed sin in your sight? If not, you have in God's account hated him, seeing you suffered sin upon him. Have you loved all men as your own soul? As Christ loved us? Have you done unto all men, as in like circumstances, you would they should do to you? Have you done all in your power to help your neighbours, enemies as well as friends? Have you laboured to deliver every soul you could from sin and misery? Have you shewed that you loved all men as yourself, by a constant, earnest endeavour, to fill all places with holiness and happiness, with the knowledge and love of God?


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