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And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

21:17 put to death. Note the many crimes for which the law prescribed capital punishment (Exodus 21:12,15,16,17,23,29, etc.). The nation of Israel was promised great blessings as God’s chosen nation, but God required that it be, indeed, a holy nation.

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