New American Standard Bible
"He who strikes his father or his mother shall surely be put to death.
King James Bible
And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.
Darby Bible Translation
And he that striketh his father, or his mother, shall certainly be put to death.
World English Bible
"Anyone who attacks his father or his mother shall be surely put to death.
Young's Literal Translation
'And he who smiteth his father or his mother is certainly put to death.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The following offences were to be punished with death:
Striking a parent, compare Deuteronomy 27:16.
Cursing a parent, compare the marginal references.
Kidnapping, whether with a view to retain the person stolen, or to sell him, compare the marginal references.
'Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.'--MATT. v. 38-42. The old law …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force Has Been Professed by a Minority of Men from the Very Foundation of Christianity. Of the Book "What
"If, however, a man acts presumptuously toward his neighbor, so as to kill him craftily, you are to take him even from My altar, that he may die.
"He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.
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