81 – Fifth Commandment
§ 81. The Law condemns every one who neglects to have the welfare and safety of his neighbor’s life and health at heart,1 or who maliciously harms or desires to harm his own or another’s life or health,2 or is evilly disposed toward any one.3
1. The Law condemns every one who neglects to have the welfare and safety of his neighbor’s life and health at heart,
Isaiah 58:7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
James 2:15–16 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate, forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
2. or who maliciously harms or desires to harm his own or another’s life or health,
Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill. Deuteronomy 5:17.
Genesis 9:6 Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man.
Matthew 5:21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment.
Matthew 26:51–52 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Romans 13:9 Thou shalt not kill.
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, …
3. or is evilly disposed toward any one.
I John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
Matthew 5:22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Matthew 5:25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Colossians 3:12–13 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.