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Life, Sanctity of

See also Birth Control ; Murder
  • thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground: Gen. 4:10 . ( Moses 5:35 . )
  • Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: Gen. 9:6 .
  • Thou shalt not kill: Ex. 20:13 .
  • my soul was precious in thine eyes: 1 Sam. 26:21 .
  • precious shall their blood be in his sight: Ps. 72:14 .
  • Son of man is come to save that which was lost: Matt. 18:11 .
  • not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them: Luke 9:56 . ( Luke 19:10 . )
  • Greater love hath no man than … lay down his life for his friends: John 15:13 .
  • Know ye not that ye are the temple of God: 1 Cor. 3:16 .
  • no murderer hath eternal life: 1 Jn. 3:15 .
  • better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle: 1 Ne. 4:13 .
  • better that we should be in bondage than … lose our lives: Mosiah 20:22 .
  • they had rather sacrifice their lives: Alma 26:32 .
  • law requireth the life of him who hath murdered: Alma 34:12 .
  • most abominable above all sins save … shedding of innocent blood: Alma 39:5 .
  • never to raise the sword … except it were to preserve their lives: Alma 48:14 .
  • whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 3 Ne. 12:21 .
  • worth of souls is great in the sight of God: D&C 18:10 .
  • he that kills shall not have forgiveness in this world: D&C 42:18 .
  • wo be unto man that sheddeth blood … and hath no need: D&C 49:21 .
  • their souls are precious before thee: D&C 109:43 .
  • commit no murder whereby to shed innocent blood: D&C 132:19 . ( D&C 132:26–27 . )
  • created all things … spiritually, before … naturally: Moses 3:5 .
  • it became also a living soul: Moses 3:9 .
See also Alma 1:13–14