You shall not kill (Exodus 20.13)
Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed
him. Then the Lord asked Cain, "Where
is your brother Abel?" He answered,
"I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
The Lord then said: "What have you done!
Listen: your brother's blood cries out to
me from the soil!"… Cain said to the
Lord: "My punishment is too great to
bear. Since you have now banished me from
the soil, and I must avoid your presence
and become a restless wanderer on the earth,
anyone may kill me at sight." "Not
so!" the Lord said to him. "If
anyone kills Cain, Cain shall be avenged
sevenfold." (Genesis 4.8b-10,12b-15a)
"You have heard that it was said to
the men of old, 'You shall not kill; and
whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.'
But I say to you that every one who is angry
with his brother shall be liable to judgment;
whoever insults his brother shall be liable
to the council, and whoever says, 'You fool!'
shall be liable to the hell of fire." (Matthew 5.21-22)
Know this, my beloved brethren. Let
man be quick to hear, slow to speak,
to anger, for the anger of man does
the righteousness of God. (James 1.19-20)
I have set before you life and death, the
blessing and the curse. Choose life, then,
that you and your descendants may live. (Deuteronomy 30.19)
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to
anger and abounding in love. The Lord is
good to all, compassionate to every creature.
It is good sense in a man to be slow to anger,
and it is his glory to overlook an offense. (Proverbs 19.11)