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VermeerLives Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-18-10 08:01 PM
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168. Actually, it's "Thou shalt not murder"
There's a difference. Murder is the intentional killing of an innocent human being. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and the Hebrew distinguishes between "killing" and murder. Even in our own law, as you well know, there are different levels of punishment for killing someone. An accidental killing, for example, cannot be equated with premeditated murder or manslaughter.

When reading the Bible, it is a good idea to refer back to the original languages so that you get the full (and correct) meaning of the words.
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