In Macbeth, why does Macbeth think that he should not kill King Duncan?

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There are many reasons that Macbeth reviews in his mind and in discussion with Lady Macbeth as to why he should give up the plan to kill Duncan. As has been mentioned, these include the personal excellence of Duncan, Duncan's trust in him, and Duncan's position at the moment as a guest in Macbeth's castle. However, the most important reason -- even more important than the prospect of eternal damnation for such a murder -- is given by Macbeth in Act I, Scene 7:

But in these cases
We still have judgement here, that we but teach
Bloody instructions, which being taught return
To plague the...

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