Genesis 9:6
New International Version
"Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind.

New Living Translation
If anyone takes a human life, that person's life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image.

English Standard Version
“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood will be shed; for in His own image God has made mankind.

New American Standard Bible
"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

King James Bible
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever sheds human blood, by humans his blood will be shed, for God made humans in his image.

Good News Translation
Human beings were made like God, so whoever murders one of them will be killed by someone else.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever sheds man's blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in His image.

International Standard Version
"Whoever sheds human blood, by a human his own blood is to be shed; because God made human beings in his own image.

NET Bible
"Whoever sheds human blood, by other humans must his blood be shed; for in God's image God has made humankind."

New Heart English Bible
Whoever takes a human life, by a human will his life be taken, for God made humankind in his own image.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever sheds human blood, by humans his blood will be shed, because in the image of God, God made humans.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made He man.

New American Standard 1977
“Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whoever sheds man's blood in man, his blood shall be shed; for in the image of God is man made.

King James 2000 Bible
Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

American King James Version
Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

American Standard Version
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: For in the image of God made he man.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that sheds man's blood, instead of that blood shall his own be shed, for in the image of God I made man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whosoever shall shed man's blood, his blood shall be shed: for man was made to the image of God.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso sheddeth Man's blood, by Man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God he hath made Man.

English Revised Version
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

World English Bible
Whoever sheds man's blood, his blood will be shed by man, for God made man in his own image.

Young's Literal Translation
whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man is his blood shed: for in the image of God hath He made man.
Study Bible
The Covenant of the Rainbow
5And surely I will require the life of any man or beast by whose hand your lifeblood is shed. I will demand an accounting from anyone who takes the life of his fellow man: 6Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood will be shed; for in His own image God has made mankind. 7But as for you, be fruitful and multiply; spread out across the earth and multiply upon it.”…
Cross References
Matthew 26:52
"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him. "For all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

1 Corinthians 11:7
A man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.

Revelation 13:10
"If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he will go; if anyone is to die by the sword, by the sword he must be killed." Here is a call for the perseverance and faith of the saints.

Genesis 1:26
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, to rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, and over all the earth itself and every creature that crawls upon it."

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 42:22
But Reuben replied: "Didn't I tell you not to sin against the boy? But you would not listen. Now we must account for his blood!"

Exodus 20:13
You shall not murder.

Exodus 21:12
Whoever strikes and kills a man must surely be put to death.

Leviticus 24:17
And if a man takes the life of anyone else, he must surely be put to death.

Numbers 35:33
Do not pollute the land where you live, for bloodshed pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land on which the blood is shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.

Deuteronomy 5:17
You shall not murder.

Judges 9:56
In this way God repaid the wickedness that Abimelech had done to his father by murdering his seventy brothers.

1 Samuel 15:33
But Samuel declared: "As your sword has made women childless, so your mother will be childless among women." And Samuel hacked Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal.

1 Kings 2:32
The LORD will bring his bloodshed back upon his own head, for without the knowledge of my father David he struck down two men more righteous and better than he when he killed with the sword Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah's army.

2 Kings 11:16
So they seized Athaliah as she reached the horses' entrance to the palace grounds, and there she was put to death.

Proverbs 28:17
A man burdened by bloodguilt will be a fugitive until death; let no one support him.

Ecclesiastes 3:3
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build,

Treasury of Scripture

Whoever sheds man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

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Exodus 21:12-14
He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death…

Exodus 22:2,3
If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him…

Leviticus 17:4
And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people:

in.

Genesis 1:26,27
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth…

Genesis 5:1
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Psalm 51:4
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.







Lexicon
Whoever sheds
שֹׁפֵךְ֙ (šō·p̄êḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out

the blood
דַּ֣ם (dam)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

of man,
הָֽאָדָ֔ם (hā·’ā·ḏām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

by man
בָּֽאָדָ֖ם (bā·’ā·ḏām)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

his blood
דָּמ֣וֹ (dā·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed

will be shed;
יִשָּׁפֵ֑ךְ (yiš·šā·p̄êḵ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out

for
כִּ֚י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

in His own
אֱלֹהִ֔ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

image
בְּצֶ֣לֶם (bə·ṣe·lem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6754: A phantom, illusion, resemblance, a representative figure, an idol

God has made
עָשָׂ֖ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

mankind.
הָאָדָֽם׃ (hā·’ā·ḏām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being
(6) By man . . . --This penalty of life for life is not to be left to natural law, but man himself, in such a manner and under such safeguards as the civil law in each country shall order, is to execute the Divine command. And thus protected from violence, both of man and beast, and with all such terrible crimes for bidden as had polluted Adam's beginning, Noah in peace and security is to commence afresh man's great work upon earth.

Verse 6. - Whoso sheddeth. Literally, he shedding, i.e. willfully and unwarrantably; and not simply accidentally, for which kind of manslaughter the law afterwards provided (vide Numbers 35:11); or judicially, for that is commanded by the present statute. Man's blood. Literally, blood of the man, human blood. By man. Not openly and directly by God, but by man himself, acting of course as God's instrument and agent - an instruction which involved the setting up of the magisterial office, by whom the sword might be borne ("Hic igitur fens est, ex quo manat totum jus civile etjus gentium." - Luther. Cf. Numbers 35:29-31; Romans 13:4), and equally laid a basis for the law of the goel subsequently established in Israel (Deuteronomy 19:6; Joshua 20:3). The Chaldee paraphrases, "with witnesses by sentence of the judges." The LXX. substitutes for "by man" ἀντὶ τοῦ αἵματος αὐτοῦ ( an interpretation followed by Professor Lewis, who quotes Jona ben Gannach in its support, Shall. Not merely a permission legalizing, but an imperative command enjoining, capital punishment, the reason for which follows. For in the image of God made he man. To apply this to the magistracy (Bush, Murphy, Keil), who are sometimes in Scripture styled Elohim (Psalm 82:6), and the ministers of God (Romans 13:4), and who may be said to have been made in the Divine image in the sense of being endowed with the capacity of ruling and judging, seems forced and unnatural; the clause obviously assigns the original dignity of man (cf. Genesis 1:28) as the reason why the murderer cannot be suffered to escape (Calvin, Poole, Alford, 'Speaker's Commentary,' Candlish, Lange) 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.
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