Exodus 20:13 “You shall not murder.” “殺してはならない。” The Sixth Commandment prohibits all forms of unlawful killing. Some people, failing to consider the full teaching of the Bible, believe that it prohibits all killing. However, it does not prohibit eating meat, the death penalty, self defense, or military service. It does prohibit murder, and it even prohibits hatred, which gives birth to murder. It makes us remember Christ, who died so that murderers like us could go free.