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9 Bible Verses about Capital Punishment

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Genesis 9:5-6

I will require the life of every animal and every man for your life and your blood. I will require the life of each man’s brother for a man’s life. Whoever sheds man’s blood,
his blood will be shed by man,
for God made man in His image.

Genesis 9:5

I will require the life of every animal and every man for your life and your blood. I will require the life of each man’s brother for a man’s life.

Leviticus 20:11-14

If a man sleeps with his father’s wife, he has shamed his father. Both of them must be put to death; their blood is on their own hands. If a man sleeps with his daughter-in-law, both of them must be put to death. They have acted perversely; their blood is on their own hands. If a man sleeps with a man as with a woman, they have both committed a detestable thing. They must be put to death; their blood is on their own hands.read more.
If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is depraved. Both he and they must be burned with fire, so that there will be no depravity among you.

Deuteronomy 22:25

But if the man encounters an engaged woman in the open country, and he seizes and rapes her, only the man who raped her must die.

Deuteronomy 13:1-10

“If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you, and that sign or wonder he has promised you comes about, but he says, ‘Let us follow other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us worship them,’ do not listen to that prophet’s words or to that dreamer. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul. read more.
You must follow the Lord your God and fear Him. You must keep His commands and listen to His voice; you must worship Him and remain faithful to Him. That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he has urged rebellion against the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the place of slavery, to turn you from the way the Lord your God has commanded you to walk. You must purge the evil from you. “If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you embrace, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, ‘Let us go and worship other gods’—which neither you nor your fathers have known, any of the gods of the peoples around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other— you must not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity, and do not spare him or shield him. Instead, you must kill him. Your hand is to be the first against him to put him to death, and then the hands of all the people. Stone him to death for trying to turn you away from the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

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Exodus 21:14

If a person schemes and willfully acts against his neighbor to murder him, you must take him from My altar to be put to death.

Deuteronomy 21:21

Then all the men of his city will stone him to death. You must purge the evil from you, and all Israel will hear and be afraid.

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Isaiah 48:9

I will delay My anger for the honor of My name,
and I will restrain Myself for your benefit and for My praise,
so that you will not be destroyed.

1 Peter 3:20

who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noah while an ark was being prepared. In it a few—that is, eight people—were saved through water.

1 Kings 21:29

“Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? I will not bring the disaster during his lifetime, because he has humbled himself before Me. I will bring the disaster on his house during his son’s lifetime.”

1 Kings 11:12

However, I will not do it during your lifetime because of your father David; I will tear it out of your son’s hand.

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Numbers 16:32

The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah’s people, and all their possessions.

Leviticus 10:2

Then fire came from the Lord and burned them to death before the Lord.

Joshua 7:25

Joshua said, “Why have you troubled us? Today the Lord will trouble you!” So all Israel stoned them to death. They burned their bodies, threw stones on them,

2 Chronicles 23:15

So they arrested her, and she went by the entrance of the Horses’ Gate to the king’s palace, where they put her to death.

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