Hey Bob, so you wanna fight...
Originally Posted by duxrow
Here is a good example of arbitrary...when David defeated the Moabites he forced them to lie on the ground and then arbitrarily killed two for every one he kept alive, all done by gods command.
2Sam.8:2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines he measured those he would put to death, and with one full line those to be kept alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.