Deuteronomy 5:17

17 “You shall not murder.

Deuteronomy 5:17 in Other Translations

17 Thou shalt not kill.
17 "'You shall not murder.
17 “You must not murder.
17 No murder.
17 Do not murder.

Deuteronomy 5:17 Meaning and Commentary

Ver. 17-20. Thou shalt not kill
The following commands begin with the copulative "and", different from the manner in which they are expressed, ( Exodus 20:17 ) which joins these together, and them with the preceding ones; hence the law is by some said to be one copulative, and may serve to illustrate a passage in ( James 2:10 ) .

Deuteronomy 5:17 In-Context

15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
16 “Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
17 “You shall not murder.
18 “You shall not commit adultery.
19 “You shall not steal.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Genesis 9:6; Leviticus 24:17; Ecclesiastes 3:3; Jeremiah 40:15; Jeremiah 41:3; Matthew 5:21-22*; Matthew 19:19*; Mark 10:19*; Luke 18:20*; Romans 13:9*; James 2:11*
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