Comment: The Bible God gave nefarious Rights, too. Do they count?

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The Bible God gave nefarious Rights, too. Do they count?

By that I mean that these wicked Rights were given selectively, inconsistently, and all after the Ten Commandments were given. According to the Bible, these Rights below were certainly God given. Did God give them or did others give them in the name of God to serve their own purposes, not those of The Almighty? These are Old Testament examples, but there are also some in the New Testament if someone wants to know more.

The Right to kill, steal, and commit adultery given:

1 Samuel 15

1 Samuel also said unto Saul, The LORD sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the LORD.
2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but everything that was despised and worthless, that they destroyed utterly.

Numbers 31

16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

1 Kings 11

2 The LORD had clearly instructed the people of Israel, 'You must not marry them, because they will turn your hearts to their gods.' Yet Solomon insisted on loving them anyway.
3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.