Re: how God feels about killing ?
model195fan, it was indeed your e-mail I was speaking of, and I thank you for repeating it here. I never publish anyones e-mail without their permission, and the thoughts are greatly clarified by your posting it.
This discussion has driven MANY into word studies and scripture, and that is GREAT!!
It caused me to do a bit of a survey of my literature too:
Besides the Theological Wordbook quoted above;
My interlinear Bible, printed by Baker Book House, uses the word murder.
The Brown-Driver-Briggs-Genesius Hebrew-English Lexicon lists this word as:
"Murder, Slay, With premeditation"
KJV uses kill (1611)
Darby's translation uses kill
American Standard Version uses kill
NKJV uses Murder
KJII uses Murder
English standard Version uses murder
Gods Word translation uses murder
New American Standard Bible (1977) uses murder
New Century Version uses murder
New Internatinal version uses murder
New Living Translation uses murder
New Revised Standard Version uses murder
The Living Bible uses murder
The Message uses murder
Youngs Literal Translation uses murder
The Holy Bible, Revised Version uses murder
The Bible in Basic English uses "do not put anyone to death without cause"
Of my 20 references surveyed, I count only 3 for the general "kill" and 17 for murder, premeditation, or 'put to death without cause'.
If there is a specific commentary that uses 'kill', I probably have that also, but I need to know which one because I have a TON of paper commentaries; too many to look through them all.
Thank you, guys for all the input on this!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.