“If a thief is caught breaking in(A) at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed;(B)

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If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

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There is only cursing,[a] lying(A) and murder,(B)
    stealing(C) and adultery;(D)
they break all bounds,
    and bloodshed follows bloodshed.(E)

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  1. Hosea 4:2 That is, to pronounce a curse on
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By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

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