Exodus 20:13
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"You shall not murder.

New Living Translation
"You must not murder.

English Standard Version
“You shall not murder.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not murder.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not kill.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not murder.

International Standard Version
"You are not to commit murder.

NET Bible
"You shall not murder.

New Heart English Bible
"Do not commit adultery.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never murder.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not murder. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not murder.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not murder.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not kill.

American King James Version
You shall not kill.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not kill.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not kill.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not kill.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt do no murder.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not kill.

World English Bible
"You shall not murder.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thou dost not murder.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:12-17 The laws of the SECOND table, that is, the last six of the ten commandments, state our duty to ourselves and to one another, and explain the great commandment, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, Lu 10:27. Godliness and honesty must go together. The fifth commandment concerns the duties we owe to our relations. Honour thy father and thy mother, includes esteem of them, shown in our conduct; obedience to their lawful commands; come when they call you, go where they send you, do what they bid you, refrain from what they forbid you; and this, as children, cheerfully, and from a principle of love. Also submission to their counsels and corrections. Endeavouring, in every thing, to comfort parents, and to make their old age easy; maintaining them if they need support, which our Saviour makes to be particularly intended in this commandment, Mt 15:4-6. Careful observers have noted a peculiar blessing in temporal things on obedient, and the reverse on disobedient children. The sixth commandment requires that we regard the life and the safety of others as we do our own. Magistrates and their officers, and witnesses testifying the truth, do not break this command. Self-defence is lawful; but much which is not deemed murder by the laws of man, is such before God. Furious passions, stirred up by anger or by drunkenness, are no excuse: more guilty is murder in duels, which is a horrible effect of a haughty, revengeful spirit. All fighting, whether for wages, for renown, or out of anger and malice, breaks this command, and the bloodshed therein is murder. To tempt men to vice and crimes which shorten life, may be included. Misconduct, such as may break the heart, or shorten the lives of parents, wives, or other relatives, is a breach of this command. This command forbids all envy, malice, hatred, or anger, all provoking or insulting language. The destruction of our own lives is here forbidden. This commandment requires a spirit of kindness, longsuffering, and forgiveness. The seventh commandment concerns chastity. We should be as much afraid of that which defiles the body, as of that which destroys it. Whatever tends to pollute the imagination, or to raise the passions, falls under this law, as impure pictures, books, conversation, or any other like matters. The eighth commandment is the law of love as it respects the property of others. The portion of worldly things allotted us, as far as it is obtained in an honest way, is the bread which God hath given us; for that we ought to be thankful, to be contented with it, and, in the use of lawful means, to trust Providence for the future. Imposing upon the ignorance, easiness, or necessity of others, and many other things, break God's law, though scarcely blamed in society. Plunderers of kingdoms though above human justice, will be included in this sentence. Defrauding the public, contracting debts without prospect of paying them, or evading payment of just debts, extravagance, all living upon charity when not needful, all squeezing the poor in their wages; these, and such things, break this command; which requires industry, frugality, and content, and to do to others, about worldly property, as we would they should do to us. The ninth commandment concerns our own and our neighbour's good name. This forbids speaking falsely on any matter, lying, equivocating, and any way devising or designing to deceive our neighbour. Speaking unjustly against our neighbour, to hurt his reputation. Bearing false witness against him, or in common conversation slandering, backbiting, and tale-bearing; making what is done amiss, worse than it is, and in any way endeavouring to raise our reputation upon the ruin of our neighbour's. How much this command is every day broken among persons of all ranks! The tenth commandment strikes at the root; Thou shalt not covet. The others forbid all desire of doing what will be an injury to our neighbour; this forbids all wrong desire of having what will gratify ourselves.
Study Bible
The Ten Commandments
12"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you. 13"You shall not murder. 14"You shall not commit adultery.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:21
You have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.'

Matthew 19:18
"Which ones?" the man asked. Jesus answered, "'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness,

Mark 10:19
You know the commandments: 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not bear false witness, do not defraud, and honor your father and mother.'"

Luke 18:20
You know the commandments: 'Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not bear false witness, honor your father and mother.'"

Romans 13:9
The commandments "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and any other commandments, are summed up in this one decree: "Love your neighbor as yourself."

James 2:11
For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." If you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

Genesis 4:23
Lamech said to his wives, "Adah and Zillah, Listen to my voice, You wives of Lamech, Give heed to my speech, For I have killed a man for wounding me; And a boy for striking me;

Genesis 9:5
"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.

Genesis 9:6
"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

Exodus 21:12
"He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall not kill.

Exodus 21:14,20,29 But if a man come presumptuously on his neighbor, to slay him with …

Genesis 4:8-23 And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when …

Genesis 9:5,6 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of …

Leviticus 24:21 And he that kills a beast, he shall restore it: and he that kills …

Numbers 35:16-34 And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he …

Deuteronomy 5:17 You shall not kill.

Deuteronomy 19:11-13 But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise …

2 Samuel 12:9,10 Why have you despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in …

2 Kings 21:16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled …

2 Chronicles 24:22 Thus Joash the king remembered not the kindness which Jehoiada his …

Psalm 10:8-11 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places …

Proverbs 1:11,18 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk …

Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants …

Jeremiah 26:15 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall …

Matthew 5:21,22 You have heard that it was said of them of old time, You shall not …

Acts 28:4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, …

Romans 13:9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You …

Galatians 5:21 Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the …

1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for …

James 2:11,13 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. …

1 John 3:12-15 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And …

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