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If the ox harms someone

You do not need to flee to a city of refuge to preserve your life. Many people out of anger kill intruders and they lie about it. But the fact that we are permitted to defend ourselves does not necessarily mean we must do so in every situation.

This is like house arrest. If the ox harms someone, the negligent owner is fined.

Premeditated, intentional killing, as well as killing in passion, was absolutely forbidden. Lamech is an example of someone who should not own weapons Gen. But they were found with Saul and Jonathan his son. Those who resort to violence rather than Godliness are not to be admired.

This is like house

It shows that killing someone accidently, with no malice, without negligence, made your life forfeit. They were rebuilding their lives with the sanction of the civil ruler, King Artaxerxes. Jesus expected them to have swords and anticipated a time when those without swords would need to acquire them. Now the officers were behind all the people of Judah who were rebuilding the wall.

The surrounding verses also say that if the people refuse to heed the warning of the watchmen, the watchman is not guilty if they are harmed. It is, however, precious to God.

The servant's name was Malchus. Jesus expected them to carry the swords on their person as they traveled from the city to the garden prayer meeting. Secondly, we will look at the Biblical view of bloodshed. It is never a light thing, even if you are in the right, even if you do it righteously.

Swords and daggers killed Ehud, Amasa, and eighty priests. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. Thirdly, possession of weapons and acquiring the skill to use them in self-defense is permitted but not required by Scripture.

He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. And you shall eat your bread to the full and dwell in your land securely. Believers should be conscious that personal self-defense is legitimatized by the Scriptures, just as the use of construction tools, cooking tools, transportation tools are legitimized by Scripture. No one should be too quick to use deadly force against another, even someone who means to do him harm. The Scriptures are a sword Eph.