1 Corinthians 6
King James Version (KJV)
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 No thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
I realize that the word unrighteous (NIV - "wrongdoers") would include murderers implicitly, but it seems like it would have been an easy and obvious thing to have included murderers in the list.
And what about liars? Why are liars not included? (This brings up an interesting side-note: why does the traditional Church teach that bearing false witness (ψευδομαρτυρέω - to utter falsehoods in giving testimony, to testify falsely, to bear false witness)) is the same as lying in general? Are there other scriptures that command mankind not to lie generally? And if so, does the original language reflect the same or different connotation as "bearing false witness"?) (As another aside, I think it is odd that the last of the Strong's definitions of "bearing false witness" is "to bear false witness"!)