Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 32

Q & A 67
Q Which is the sixth commandment?
A The sixth commandment is, “You shall not murder.”*1

Q & A 68
Q What is required in the sixth commandment?
A The sixth commandment requires all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, and the life of others.*2

Q & A 69
Q What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?
A The sixth commandment forbids the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbor, unjustly, or whatsoever tends thereunto.*3

*1 Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17.
*2 Ephesians 5:28-29
*3 Genesis 9:6; Matthew 5:22; 1 John 3:15.

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