“That is what hate will do to a man."
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This chapter illustrates the wisdom of another old adage: "Violence has no mind." Of course, it teaches many other things, also, including how the "law" (read "justice") can also be inflicted with tragic consequences. Finally, the mistreatment of the innocent children -- either born out of wedlock (often after rape) or "mamzerim" (children born to Jewish parents whose relationship was incestuous or otherwise forbidden by Jewish law: e.g. adulterous or otherwise inappropriate), and even their descendants was deplorable yet still prevalent many centuries after Jesus' time.