by Nick Bibile

The sixth commandment.

Ex 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.

God created life but the result of sin is death. Man being selfish away from God having not a good relationship with God also his relationship with his closest can become a disaster.  We hear horror stories but true where two people in love, later husband or wife killing each other, parents killing children, children killing parents, loved ones being killed, friends becoming enemies, sin produced relationship disasters.  

On average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in this country every day. In 1999, 1,642 murders were attributed to intimates; 74 percent of the murder victims (1,218 total) were women. (Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, Intimate Partner Violence and Age of Victim, 1993-99, October 2001)

A woman dies as the result of spousal abuse every 6 hours in the U.S.  The problem is not education or civilization but sin where no one wants to talk about, even most churches today are shy of talking sin.

This word kill in Heberw is ratsach raw-tsakh', which means to murder or slay.  The word murder is unlawful killing, premeditated killing.

Willful murder was distinguished from accidental homicide, and the punishment is death. Let us see some scriptures.
Nu 35:16-21 And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.  And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
 Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.
 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.
 But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by laying of wait, that he die;
 Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that he die: he that smote him shall surely be put to death; for he is a murderer.

The government is given authority to execute the murderer.
 Ge 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
 Ro 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

A lawful war.
It is okay to defend your country in a war. We see John the Baptist baptizing soldiers (Luke 3:14), he did not tell them to forsake warfare, but the Jehovah's Witnesses do. John the Baptist told them to be satisfied with their wages.
Jesus praised the faith of the centurion but did not come against his service. (Mat. 8:10-13)
Cornelius the centurion was a godly man, he received the gift of the Holy Spirit and Peter never rebuked him for his occupation. (Acts 10:2, 33-34)

Accidental killings.
 De 19:4 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past;
 5 As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of those cities, and live:

The principle of the law is found in the book of Genesis when God said, “And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” (Ge 9:5-6)  The most precious thing that we have is life, and it is given by God.  God did not create death.  God gave us our life. He alone has the disposition of it. He determines both its beginning and its end. Therefore He sharply forbids killing any one without His command.

Murder is premeditated killing.

Cain and Able
Cain said to his brother, let us go to the field, then he killed him. This was planned premeditated murder.
David and Uriah
2Sa 11:14  And it came to pass in the morning, that David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah.
 15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, Set ye Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retire ye from him, that he may be smitten, and die.
 16 And it came to pass, when Joab observed the city, that he assigned Uriah unto a place where he knew that valiant men were.
 17 And the men of the city went out, and fought with Joab: and there fell some of the people of the servants of David; and Uriah the Hittite died also.
Here we see a perfect example, it was the Ammonites who killed Uriah, the husband of Bathsheba.  But it was king David who caused Uriah to be killed when he ordered him to be in the forefront of the battle. It was planned by David and it was premeditated. Later when the prophet Nathan confronted David, he said, 'Thou hast killed Uriah.' 2 Sam 12: 9.  The motive of the heart is murder.  We see another incident when King Saul made David to go against the Philistines, thinking David would die.
Saul and David
But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he went out and came in before them.
And Saul said to David, Behold my elder daughter Merab, her will I give thee to wife: only be thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD'S battles. For Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him. (1Sa 18:16-17)
Jezebel and Naboth
King Ahab was under his wife Jezebel. Ahab wanted the vineyard of Naboth but Naboth refused, then we see how Jezebel planned the murder of Naboth. (1 Kings 21:1-14)
Herod and Jesus
King Herod was disturbed of the new born king Jesus, and he told the Maggi, “And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.” (Mt 2:8) But we see Herord was planning to kill Jesus.
Mt 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Judas and Jesus
It was Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus

All of the above persons had a motive to kill the other person, the motive behind is envy, hatred, anger, jealousy, greed and revenge.

Envy, is the sin when you see your neighbor prospering you envy him, Solomon calls it "the rottenness of the bones." Because of selfishness the envious Cain could not endure Abel, nor Saul with David. Joseph's brothers tried to kill Joseph because of envy. Envy will develop into hatred then anger into murder.
 Pr 14:30  A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Anger boils in the veins, and often produces murder. (Thomas Watson)
 Mt 5:21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
 Mt 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
All rash anger is murder committed in the heart. The word "Raca" is a prideful word that comes with hatred saying you fool, it is a malicious angry word that kills secretly. If you are stumbled with a brother or a sister, do not waste time, leave your gift at the altar and go directly to that person and speak to that person. Everything should be done in love and humility instead of pride. reconcile matters fast without delay as you need to have peace with God.

It all begins with a small fight then due to pride there is no confession of sin.  Haman hated Mordecai because he would not bow to him. The Pharisees hated Christ because he excelled over them in doctrine,  and set the example to the people. But the Pharisees never let him go till they nailed him to the cross. Hatred is a poisonous snake that lives in the blood. With hatred comes mental murder. You do not have to commit a murder to be a murderer as God sees your heart and your motives.

 1Jo 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

 Gal 5:21 Envying, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
If you are continuing in these sins, God will shut the door out of heaven. This happens when you are operating in the flesh, the work of the flesh. But if you are led by the Spirit in studying, meditating, praying and fasting, then you can crucify those fleshly sins. Then if you are living in the Spirit you will not be walking in the flesh.

You can kill a person with the tongue, just like the Jews falsely accused the Lord of life with the tongue, you can kill a person with the pen as David penned Uriah to death, and you can kill a person with a plot as Jezebel plotted against Naboth.


Hitler was responsible for killing over 12 million innocent human beings. At the same time in Russia, Stalin was implementing his own extermination plan and by the time he was done, 18 million Russians had been killed.  Abortionists have killed over 40 million unborn children since Roe v. Wade in 1973.  Today about 4,400 babies are killed every day. About three babies a minute.

Abortion is outright murder. Again many are influenced by our society through TV, movies and music that tempts many to sexual immorality.  Each day in the United States, 4,000 of abortions are performed.  The overwhelming majority of all abortions, (95%), are done as a means of birth control, that means people wants sex and not children.

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 Ge 38:27 And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb.
 Ec 11:5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
 Ps 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
 Ps 139:5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
 Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
 Isa 49:1  Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
 Jer 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Ga 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace,

False teachers are murderers
The false teachers either will starve souls by not teaching the pure word of God to death and they can poison the soul to death, also they can infect the soul to death. Today we see majority of churches not preaching the full council of God. They do not preach and expose on the sovereignty of God, the attributes of God, the nature of sin, the atonement, justification, sanctification, instead they preach what people like to hear. They  starve and poison, or infect souls. They do not know where the 10 commandments are, do not know the meaning of the original sin.  They do not preach the Law and the Gospel.

Ask them what is the gospel, they will say good news. There is no good news if all was working fine.  There had to be bad news first. Good news to people who were in danger. What is the bad news?  Original sin. Violated the law of God. No righteousness.  Punishment and the Judgment of God.  Good news we can be saved from the wrath of God. Imputation of Christ’s righteousness to the believing sinner, eternal life.

 Just like the Jews in the Old Testament killed the prophets, Rome killed the holy men of God. Today majority of the churches poison and kill peoples souls by not preaching the truth. Today's ministers crack jokes, makes people laugh and they pollute the word of God copy the system of the world. They are people pleasers. They preach more to please the ear than to profit the heart.

Php 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

 Re 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.


Why many live in sin, and yet not know it

Rom 3:20, “By the law is the knowledge of sin.”
The devil  was a murderer from the beginning. John 8: 44. By saying to our first parents, 'Ye shall not die,' he brought death into the world. Do not imitate the devil but imitate your Lord Jesus Christ. Love life, as love is the fulfilling of the law, (Rom 13:10)  Love your neighbor as you love your self.
 Col 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Live in peace
 Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
 Ps 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
 Col 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
 2Ti 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

Lastly the thief on the cross was a murderer, he was crucified as he deserved the death penalty, his sins were too great and he
Was crucified, but next to him was the Savior the Holy one of God the Righteous one. He is the Lord of life, even the pains of
The nails were so acute the murderer found comfort in the savior when he said, "Lord, remember me, when you come into thy kingdom,
And Jesus who was in acute pain said, "Verily I say unto thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise." We have committed
Murder by violating the law of God and we deserve the death penalty, but the Lord Jesus who was righteous came to seek and To save those who were lost.  He became our substitute for our sins, and with his blood he purchased us from hell bound to Heaven bound. He made the murderers into saints. No matter how deep your sins are, Jesus can wash and remove all your sins, If you truly repent and turn from your evil ways to God.

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