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i need help figuring out what the referance or meaning for eye for an eye
 

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i need help figuring out what the referance or meaning for eye for an eye

An eye for an eye. This means like for like, and in the dim and distant past I believe it started when it was common to put a person's eye out (literally out of the socket), and vengeance demanded that the doer be similarly done by. What used to be referred to as 'rough justice'.
 

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i need help figuring out what the referance or meaning for eye for an eye
This a quote from the Bible " An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth".
It's a way of saying that any wrong-doing should be paid for in kind - the punishment should fit the crime (exactly). A thief should have something taken from him - a fine or his liberty: a murderer should be executed and so on.
 

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Hi amanda, eye for an eye, very simplified: you hit me, I hit you back.

origin: the bible.

The phrase "an eye for an eye", (Hebrew: עין תחת עין‎) is a quotation from Exodus 21:23–27 in which a person who has taken the eye of another in a fight is instructed to give his own eye in compensation.
 
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