Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not murder.

New American Standard Bible

You shall not murder.

King James Version

Thou shalt not kill.

Holman Bible

Do not murder.

International Standard Version

"You are not to commit murder.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not kill.


“You shall not commit murder (unjustified, deliberate homicide).

Bible in Basic English

Do not put anyone to death without cause.

Darby Translation

Thou shalt not kill.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not kill.

King James 2000

You shall not kill.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"You shall not murder.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not kill.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Thou shalt not kill.

NET Bible

"You shall not murder.

New Heart English Bible

"You shall not murder.

The Emphasized Bible

Thou shalt not commit murder.


Thou shalt not kill.

World English Bible

"You shall not murder.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Thou dost not murder.

Images Exodus 20:13

Prayers for Exodus 20:13

Context Readings

The Ten Commandments

12 Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which LORD thy God gives thee. 13 Thou shall not murder. 14 Thou shall not commit adultery.

Cross References

Romans 13:9

For this, Thou shall not commit adultery, Thou shall not murder, Thou shall not steal, Thou shall not testify falsely, Thou shall not covet, and if there be any other commandment it is summarized in this saying, in, Thou shall love

Genesis 9:5-6

And surely your blood, [the blood] of your lives, I will require. At the hand of every beast I will require it. And at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, I will require the life of man.

Exodus 21:20

And if a man smites his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he dies under his hand, he shall surely be punished.

Isaiah 26:21

For, behold, LORD comes forth out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Matthew 5:21-22

Ye have heard that it was said to them in old times, Thou shall not murder, and whoever murders will be liable to the judgment.

Matthew 19:18

He says to him, Which? And Jesus said, Thou shall not murder. Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shall not steal. Thou shall not testify falsely.

James 2:11

For he who said thou shall not commit adultery, also said thou shall not murder. Now if thou will not commit adultery, but murder, thou have become a transgressor of law.

Genesis 4:8-23

And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and killed him.

Exodus 21:14

And if a man comes presumptuously upon his neighbor, to kill him with guile, thou shall take him from my altar, that he may die.

Exodus 21:29

But if the ox was accustomed to gore in time past, and it has been testified to its owner, and he has not kept it in, but it has killed a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned, and its owner shall also be put to death.

Leviticus 24:21

And he who kills a beast shall make it good. And he who kills a man shall be put to death.

Numbers 35:16-34

But if he smote him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death.

Deuteronomy 5:17

Thou shall not murder.

Deuteronomy 19:11-13

But if any man hates his neighbor, and lies in wait for him, and rises up against him, and smites him mortally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities,

2 Samuel 12:9-10

Why have thou despised the word of LORD, to do that which is evil in his sight? Thou have smitten Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and have taken his wife to be thy wife, and have slain him with the sword of the sons of Ammon.

2 Kings 21:16

Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin with which he made Judah to sin in doing that which was evil in the sight of LORD.

2 Chronicles 24:22

Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but killed his son. And when he died, he said, LORD look upon it, and require it.

Psalm 10:8-11

He sits in the lurking-places of the villages. In the covert places he murders the innocent man. His eyes are secretly set against the poor man.

Proverbs 1:11

If they say, Come with us. Let us lay wait for blood. Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause.

Proverbs 1:18

and these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.

Jeremiah 26:15

Only know ye for certain that, if ye put me to death, ye will bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants of it. For of a truth LORD has sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.

Acts 28:4

And when the foreigners saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to each other, Certainly this man is a murderer, whom, though saved from the sea, Justice did not allow to live.

Galatians 5:21

envyings, murders, intoxications, revelings, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, as I also did forewarn, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Timothy 1:9

knowing this, that law is not laid down for righteous men, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the irreverent and sinful, for the impious and profane, for father killers and mother killers, for man killers,

James 2:13

For the judgment is merciless to him who did no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

1 John 3:12-15

Not as Cain. He was of the wicked, and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were wrong, and his brother's right.

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