Question 67

Dear Neighbor,

Which is the Sixth Commandment?
Answer: The Sixth Commandment is, "thou shalt not kill."

The text of the Sixth Commandment is written in Exodus 20:13:
“You shall not murder.”
However, it goes much further back in biblical history, for the Lord said to Noah in Genesis 9:6:
“Whoever sheds man’s blood,
By man his blood shall be shed,
For in the image of God
He made man.” 

The next two questions speak to what is required and forbidden in the Sixth Commandment. I look forward to exploring how the Sixth Commandment should be understood in the Christian life.

Michael Peek
Your Servant for Jesus’ Sake