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Re: Re: Re: Re: Religion in the Monastery.

by runrig (Abbot)
on May 12, 2004 at 23:27 UTC ( #352926=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Re: Religion in the Monastery.
in thread Religion in the Monastery.

And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, ... And he said unto them, Do violence to no man ...

Doesn't a soldier's job quite possibly involve doing violence to other men? I wonder what happened to that part in the New International Version?

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by Mr. Muskrat (Abbot) on May 12, 2004 at 23:39 UTC

    Remember that this passage is supposed to hit home at a personal level and soldiers are (generally) a violent lot. Also at the time (as is still the case in some countries), the soldiers were more than soldiers, they were the main police force. By "Do violence to no man", I believe that John the Baptist was telling them not to abuse their position.

    I think that "Don't extort money" fits with no violence since violence is usually needed to extort money.

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