|New International Version (© 2011)|
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.
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.
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.
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;
Genesis 9:5 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Surely your blood - will I require; at the hand of every beast - This is very obscure, but if taken literally it seems to be an awful warning against cruelty to the brute creation; and from it we may conclude that horse-racers, hare-hunters, bull-baiters, and cock-fighters shall be obliged to give an account to God for every creature they have wantonly destroyed. Instead of חיה chaiyah, "beast," the Samaritan reads Yod Kaph chai, "living," any "living creature or person;" this makes a very good sense, and equally forbids cruelty either to men or brutes.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Exodus 21:12,28,29 He that smites a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death...
Genesis 4:9,10 And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper...
Leviticus 19:16 You shall not go up and down as a talebearer among your people: neither shall you stand against the blood of your neighbor...
Numbers 35:31-33 Moreover you shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death...
Deuteronomy 21:1-9 If one be found slain in the land which the LORD your God gives you to possess it, lying in the field...
Psalm 9:12 When he makes inquisition for blood, he remembers them: he forgets not the cry of the humble.
Matthew 23:35 That on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth...
Acts 17:26 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed...
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Genesis 42:22 Reuben replied, "Didn't I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you wouldn't listen! Now we must give an accounting for his blood."
Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder.
Exodus 21:12 "Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death.
Exodus 21:28 "If a bull gores a man or woman to death, the bull is to be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible.
Exodus 21:29 If, however, the bull has had the habit of goring and the owner has been warned but has not kept it penned up and it kills a man or woman, the bull is to be stoned and its owner also is to be put to death.
Judges 9:56 Thus God repaid the wickedness that Abimelek had done to his father by murdering his seventy brothers.
2 Samuel 4:11 How much more--when wicked men have killed an innocent man in his own house and on his own bed--should I not now demand his blood from your hand and rid the earth of you!"