Punishment Should Fit The Crime

Punishment should fit the crime so, do not over-do. 

Though some sins are hideous and harm more than a few.

When a perpetrator’s caught and tried and sentence passed

That’s the one to punish and not a fam-’ly en masse.


“Do the crime, you’ll do the time,” no matter black or white.

Ev’ry shade of person ought to know wrong from right.

Ev’ryone must practice some restraint of their excess.

When we’ve lost some property, not ask more than redress. 


Photo:  by David von Diemar on Unsplash

Source:   Leviticus 24: 17-23 

Text:  David Alexander, 2021  CC BY-SA NC 4.0

Tune:    Precious, Precious Blood of Jesus (Mountain, James, 1844-1933), Public Domain

Audio:  www.smallchurchmusic.com  Used by Permission

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