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Bible verses about Punishment Matches the Sin
(From Forerunner Commentary)

Exodus 21:23-25

God uses this principle in His judgments—greater and lesser punishments for greater and lesser sins. Under "an eye for an eye" in the Bible, the punishment must match, but not exceed, the damage or harm done by the perpetrator. The law placed strict limits on the amount of damages anyone could collect. It permitted no one to "get rich quick" from another's mishap. Moreover, God intended this law to be a rule of thumb for judges, not an authorization of personal vendetta or private retaliation.

Martin G. Collins
Are Some Sins Worse Than Others?


 

 




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