Restraints From Killing

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Genesis 4:15

And the Lord said to him, Therefore, if anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark or sign upon Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.

1 Samuel 25:26

So now, my lord, as the Lord lives and as your soul lives, seeing that the Lord has prevented you from bloodguiltiness and from avenging yourself with your own hand, now let your enemies and those who seek to do evil to my lord be as Nabal.

1 Samuel 25:31

This shall be no staggering grief to you or cause for pangs of conscience to my lord, either that you have shed blood without cause or that my lord has avenged himself. And when the Lord has dealt well with my lord, then [ earnestly] remember your handmaid.

1 Samuel 26:20

Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of the Lord; for the king of Israel is come out to seek one flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains.

1 Samuel 25:33

And blessed be your discretion and advice, and blessed be you who have kept me today from bloodguiltiness and from avenging myself with my own hand.

Acts 27:43

But the centurion, wishing to save Paul, prevented their carrying out their purpose. He commanded those who could swim to throw themselves overboard first and make for the shore,

Job 2:6

And the Lord said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand; only spare his life.

Proverbs 24:11

Deliver those who are drawn away to death, and those who totter to the slaughter, hold them back [from their doom].

Judges 15:12

And they said to him, We have come down to bind you, that we may deliver you into the hands of the Philistines. And Samson said to them, Swear to me that you will not fall upon me yourselves.

Genesis 37:21

Now Reuben heard it and he delivered him out of their hands by saying, Let us not kill him.

1 Samuel 19:5

For he took his life in his hands and slew the Philistine, and the Lord wrought a great deliverance for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced. Why then will you sin against innocent blood and kill David without a cause?

1 Samuel 20:32

Jonathan answered Saul his father, Why should he be killed? What has he done?

1 Samuel 19:17

Saul said to Michal, Why have you deceived me so and sent away my enemy so that he has escaped? Michal answered Saul, He said to me, Let me go. Why should I kill you?

Daniel 2:18

So that they would desire and request mercy of the God of heaven concerning this secret, that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Judges 8:19

And he said, They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. As the Lord lives, if you had saved them alive, I would not slay you.

Isaiah 48:9

For My name's sake I defer My anger, and for the sake of My praise I restrain it for you, that I may not cut you off.

2 Kings 11:15

Then Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of hundreds set over the army and said to them, Take her forth outside the ranks, and him who follows her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house of the Lord.

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