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Bible Verses About Killing

God uses very strong language when addressing the sin of killing and murder. The following Bible verses explain the severity of wickedness and evil that leads to killing.

  • 14 Since You are banishing me today from the soil, and I must hide myself from Your presence and become a restless wanderer on the earth, whoever finds me will kill me."

  • 15 Then the Lord replied to him, "In that case, whoever kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over." And He placed a mark on Cain so that whoever found him would not kill him.

  • 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, 'This is his wife.' They will kill me but let you live.

  • 25 You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won't the Judge of all the earth do what is just?"

  • 11 Abraham replied, "I thought, 'There is absolutely no fear of God in this place. They will kill me because of my wife.'

  • 7 When the men of the place asked about his wife, he said, "She is my sister," for he was afraid to say "my wife," [thinking], "The men of the place will kill me on account of Rebekah, for she is a beautiful woman."

  • 41 Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. And Esau determined in his heart: "The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob."

  • 42 When the words of her older son Esau were reported to Rebekah, she summoned her younger son Jacob and said to him, "Listen, your brother Esau is consoling himself by planning to kill you.

  • 18 They saw him in the distance, and before he had reached them, they plotted to kill him.

  • 20 Come on, let's kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal ate him. Then we'll see what becomes of his dreams!"

  • 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, "What do we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?

  • 37 Then Reuben said to his father, "You can kill my two sons if I don't bring him back to you. Put him in my care, and I will return him to you."

  • 6 May I never enter their council; may I never join their assembly. For in their anger they kill men, and on a whim they hamstring oxen.

  • 9 Judah is a young lion- my son, you return from the kill- he crouches; he lies down like a lion and like a lioness-who wants to rouse him?

  • 16 "When you help the Hebrew women give birth, observe them as they deliver. If the child is a son, kill him, but if it's a daughter, she may live."

  • 14 "Who made you a leader and judge over us?" the man replied. "Are you planning to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?" Then Moses became afraid and thought: What I did is certainly known.

  • 15 When Pharaoh heard about this, he tried to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in the land of Midian, and sat down by a well.

  • 19 Now in Midian the Lord told Moses, "Return to Egypt, for all the men who wanted to kill you are dead."

  • 23 I told you: Let My son go so that he may worship Me, but you refused to let him go. Now I will kill your firstborn son!"

  • 21 "May the Lord take note of you and judge," they said to them, "because you have made us reek in front of Pharaoh and his officials-putting a sword in their hand to kill us!"