Leviticus 24:21
New International Version
Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a human being is to be put to death.

New Living Translation
“Whoever kills an animal must pay for it in full, but whoever kills another person must be put to death.

English Standard Version
Whoever kills an animal shall make it good, and whoever kills a person shall be put to death.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a man must be put to death.

King James Bible
And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore it: and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death.

New King James Version
And whoever kills an animal shall restore it; but whoever kills a man shall be put to death.

New American Standard Bible
So the one who kills an animal shall make restitution, but the one who kills a person shall be put to death.

NASB 1995
'Thus the one who kills an animal shall make it good, but the one who kills a man shall be put to death.

NASB 1977
‘Thus the one who kills an animal shall make it good, but the one who kills a man shall be put to death.

Amplified Bible
The one who kills an animal shall replace it; but he who kills a human being [unlawfully] shall be put to death.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever kills an animal is to make restitution for it, but whoever kills a person is to be put to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever kills an animal is to make restitution for it, but whoever kills a person is to be put to death.

American Standard Version
And he that killeth a beast shall make it good: and he that killeth a man shall be put to death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he who will kill a domestic animal shall pay it, and he who will kill a person shall be killed.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Whosoever shall smite a man, and he shall die, let him die the death.

Contemporary English Version
It's possible to pay the owner for an animal that has been killed, but death is the penalty for murder.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that striketh a beast, shall render another. He that striketh a man shall be punished.

English Revised Version
And he that killeth a beast shall make it good: and he that killeth a man shall be put to death.

Good News Translation
Whoever kills an animal shall replace it, but whoever kills a human being shall be put to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever kills an animal must replace it. Whoever kills a person must be put to death.

International Standard Version
Whoever beats an animal to death is to replace it, but whoever beats a human being to death is to be put to death.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; and he that killeth a man shall be put to death.

Literal Standard Version
And he who strikes a beast repays it, and he who strikes [the life of] man is put to death.

NET Bible
One who beats an animal to death must make restitution for it, but one who beats a person to death must be put to death.

New Heart English Bible
He who kills an animal shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death.

World English Bible
He who kills an animal shall make it good; and he who kills a man shall be put to death.

Young's Literal Translation
And he who smiteth a beast repayeth it, and he who smiteth the life of man is put to death;

Additional Translations ...
Context
An Eye for an Eye
20fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth. Just as he injured the other person, the same must be inflicted on him. 21Whoever kills an animal must make restitution, but whoever kills a man must be put to death. 22You are to have the same standard of law for the foreign resident and the native; for I am the LORD your God.’ ”…

Cross References
Leviticus 6:4
once he has sinned and becomes guilty, he must return what he has stolen or taken by extortion, or the deposit entrusted to him, or the lost property he found,

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

Leviticus 24:18
Whoever kills an animal must make restitution--life for life.


Treasury of Scripture

And he that kills a beast, he shall restore it: and he that kills a man, he shall be put to death.

a beast

Leviticus 24:18
And he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast.

Exodus 21:33
And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein;

a man

Leviticus 24:17
And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.









(21) And he that killeth a beast.--This verse contains a repetition of the laws enacted in Leviticus 24:17-18.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Whoever kills
וּמַכֵּ֥ה (ū·mak·kêh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5221: To strike

an animal
בְהֵמָ֖ה (ḇə·hê·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

must make restitution,
יְשַׁלְּמֶ֑נָּה (yə·šal·lə·men·nāh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate

but whoever kills
וּמַכֵּ֥ה (ū·mak·kêh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5221: To strike

a man
אָדָ֖ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 120: Ruddy, a human being

must be put to death.
יוּמָֽת׃ (yū·māṯ)
Verb - Hofal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4191: To die, to kill


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