The phrase “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” has always bothered me. It’s gruesome.

One interpretation I’d read said it means if you want something of worth, you must give up something of worth. You want a svelte body, you gotta give up cheesecake, or whatever.

A speaker on CSN radio said “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” is a limiting phrase. He explained that if someone does something harmful to us, say, punches us in the mouth and knocks out a front tooth, our human response is to want to knock out all the guy’s teeth. Uppers, lowers, incisors, molars . . .

The Biblical quote reminds us to make the punishment fit the crime.

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About beth

I started this blog in 2011 shortly after I finally opened my heart and mind to Jesus as a last resort. My intent with this blog is to share what I learn and feel along my path with Jesus.
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