New International Version
"Anyone who attacks their father or mother is to 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.
Exodus 21:15 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That smiteth his father, or his mother - As such a case argued peculiar depravity, therefore no mercy was to be shown to the culprit.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
To smite either father or mother, in a manner which indicated either contempt or malice, or left marks of violence, was deemed a proof of so ungrateful and unnatural a disposition, that no provocation was admitted as an excuse, but the offence was made capital: nay, he who cursed his father or mother, who uttered imprecations, ill wishes, or revilings, against a parent, was included in the same sense; though few crimes were made capital by the law of Moses. The law of God, as delegated to parents is honoured when they are honoured, and despised when they are despised: and to rebel against the lawful exercise of this authority is rebellion against God.--Rev. T. Scott
LibraryThe Development of the Earlier Old Testament Laws
[Sidenote: First the principle, and then the detailed laws] If the canon of the New Testament had remained open as long as did that of the Old, there is little doubt that it also would have contained many laws, legal precedents, and ecclesiastical histories. From the writings of the Church Fathers and the records of the Catholic Church it is possible to conjecture what these in general would have been. The early history of Christianity illustrates the universal fact that the broad principles are …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
A Discourse of the Building, Nature, Excellency, and Government of the House of God; with Counsels and Directions to the Inhabitants Thereof.
Councils of Ariminum and Seleucia.
The Section Chap. I. -iii.
But if anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately, that person is to be taken from my altar and put to death.
"Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper's possession.
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