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An Eye for an Eye

So I learned a while back that God’s commandment to demand “and eye for an eye” is not just a command to exact retribution, but moreso a limitation on the severity of punishment.  I just took that explanation by faith for many years, not thinking too much of it.  But now, I have a modern context within which to understand this:

“China threatens death penalty for oil bandits…” [read].

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