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Want to know what the Bible says about Thou Shalt Not Kill? Here are 232 Bible verses about Thou Shalt Not Kill from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Exodus 20:13 NIV
“You shall not murder.
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Deuteronomy 5:17 NIV
“You shall not murder.
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Matthew 5:21 NIV
“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’
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Romans 13:9 NIV
The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
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James 2:11 NIV
For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.
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Leviticus 24:17 NIV
“‘Anyone who takes the life of a human being is to be put to death.
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Matthew 5:21-22 NIV
21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
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Luke 18:20 NIV
You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’
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Mark 10:19 NIV
You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’
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Matthew 19:18 NIV
“Which ones?” he inquired.
Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony,
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Genesis 9:6 NIV
“Whoever sheds human blood,
    by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
    has God made mankind.
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Exodus 20:14 NIV
“You shall not commit adultery.
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Genesis 9:5-6 NIV
5 And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
6 “Whoever sheds human blood,
    by humans shall their blood be shed;
for in the image of God
    has God made mankind.
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Leviticus 24:21 NIV
Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a human being is to be put to death.
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1 John 3:15 NIV
Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.
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Exodus 20:12 NIV
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
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Exodus 22:2 NIV
“If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;
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Exodus 23:7 NIV
Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.
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Matthew 5:22 NIV
But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
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1 Timothy 1:9 NIV
We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
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232 Bible Verses about Thou Shalt Not Kill

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