Genesis 9:5
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New International Version
And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.

New Living Translation
"And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person's life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die.

English Standard Version
And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man.

New American Standard Bible
"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.

King James Bible
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will require the life of every animal and every man for your life and your blood. I will require the life of each man's brother for a man's life.

International Standard Version
Also, I will certainly demand an accounting regarding bloodshed, from every animal and from every human being. I'll demand an accounting from every human being for the life of another human being.

NET Bible
For your lifeblood I will surely exact punishment, from every living creature I will exact punishment. From each person I will exact punishment for the life of the individual since the man was his relative.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In addition, I will demand your blood for your life. I will demand it from any animal or from any person. I will demand the life of any person [who kills] another person.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it; and at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, will I require the life of man.

New American Standard 1977
“And surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man’s brother I will require the life of man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For surely your blood which is your souls I will require; at the hand of every animal I will require it and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother I will require the soul (or life) of man.

King James 2000 Bible
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

American King James Version
And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

American Standard Version
And surely your blood, the blood of your lives, will I require; At the hand of every beast will I require it. And at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, will I require the life of man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I will require the blood of your lives at the hand of every beast, and at the hand of man, at the hand of every man, and of his brother, will I require the life of man.

Darby Bible Translation
And indeed your blood, [the blood] of your lives, will I require: at the hand of every animal will I require it, and at the hand of Man, at the hand of each [the blood] of his brother, will I require the life of Man.

English Revised Version
And surely your blood, the blood of your lives, will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it: and at the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, will I require the life of man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And surely your blood of your lives will I require: at the hand of every beast will I require it: and at the hand of man, at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

World English Bible
I will surely require your blood of your lives. At the hand of every animal I will require it. At the hand of man, even at the hand of every man's brother, I will require the life of man.

Young's Literal Translation
'And only your blood for your lives do I require; from the hand of every living thing I require it, and from the hand of man, from the hand of every man's brother I require the life of man;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:4-7 The main reason of forbidding the eating of blood, doubtless was because the shedding of blood in sacrifices was to keep the worshippers in mind of the great atonement; yet it seems intended also to check cruelty, lest men, being used to shed and feed upon the blood of animals, should grow unfeeling to them, and be less shocked at the idea of shedding human blood. Man must not take away his own life. Our lives are God's, and we must only give them up when he pleases. If we in any way hasten our own death, we are accountable to God for it. When God requires the life of a man from him that took it away unjustly, the murderer cannot render that, and therefore must render his own instead. One time or other, in this world or in the next, God will discover murders, and punish those murders which are beyond man's power to punish. But there are those who are ministers of God to protect the innocent, by being a terror to evil-doers, and they must not bear the sword in vain, Ro 13:4. Wilful murder ought always to be punished with death. To this law there is a reason added. Such remains of God's image are still upon fallen man, that he who unjustly kills a man, defaces the image of God, and does dishonour to him.
Study Bible
The Covenant of the Rainbow
4"Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. 5"Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man. 6"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.…
Cross References
Genesis 42:22
Reuben answered them, saying, "Did I not tell you, 'Do not sin against the boy'; and you would not listen? Now comes the reckoning for his blood."

Exodus 20:13
"You shall not murder.

Exodus 21:12
"He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.

Exodus 21:28
"If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall surely be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall go unpunished.

Exodus 21:29
"If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner has been warned, yet he does not confine it and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death.

Judges 9:56
Thus God repaid the wickedness of Abimelech, which he had done to his father in killing his seventy brothers.

2 Samuel 4:11
"How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood from your hand and destroy you from the earth?"

2 Chronicles 24:22
Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which his father Jehoiada had shown him, but he murdered his son. And as he died he said, "May the LORD see and avenge!"

Psalm 9:12
For He who requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
Treasury of Scripture

And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

every.

Exodus 21:12,28,29 He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death…

and at.

Genesis 4:9,10 And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, …

Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither …

Numbers 35:31-33 Moreover you shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, …

Deuteronomy 21:1-9 If one be found slain in the land which the LORD your God gives you …

Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets …

Matthew 23:35 That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth…

brother.

Acts 17:26 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all …

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