Deuteronomy 19:20

And those who remain shall hear, and fear, and shall hereafter commit no more any such evil among you.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Things. This is the design of penal laws, to render justice to the innocent, and to prevent the spreading of a contagious evil, by cutting off the hopes of impunity. (Grotius, Jur. ii. 10. 9.) "I would cause the criminal's throat to be cut, says Seneca, (de Ira ii.) with the same countenance and mind as I kill serpents and venomous animals."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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