2 Samuel 4:11
How much more, when wicked men kill a righteous man in his own house and on his own bed, shall I not now require his blood from your hands and wipe you off the earth!"
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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.

Proverbs 25:26
Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked.

Habakkuk 1:4, 12
Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked hem in the righteous; therefore, justice is perverted. . . .

1 John 3:12
Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his own deeds were evil, while those of his brother were righteous.


2 Samuel 3:27, 39
When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside into the gateway, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died on account of the blood of Joab's brother Asahel. . . .

Genesis 9:5, 6
And 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: . . .

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

Numbers 35:31-34
You are not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who deserves to die; he must surely be put to death. . . .

Psalm 9:12
For the Avenger of bloodshed remembers; He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.


Genesis 4:11
Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

Genesis 6:13
Then God said to Noah, "The end of all living creatures has come before Me, because through them the earth is full of violence. Now behold, I will destroy both them and the earth.

Genesis 7:23
And every living thing on the face of the earth was destroyed--man and livestock, crawling creatures and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth, and only Noah remained, and those with him in the ark.

Exodus 9:15
For by this time I could have stretched out My hand and struck you and your people with a plague to wipe you off the earth.

Psalm 109:15
May their sins always remain before the LORD, that He may cut off their memory from the earth.

Proverbs 2:22
but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be uprooted.

Jeremiah 10:11
Thus you are to tell them: "The gods that did not make heaven or earth will perish from this earth and from under these heavens."

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"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?"

King James Bible
How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed? shall I not therefore now require his blood of your hand, and take you away from the earth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How much more when wicked men kill a righteous man in his own house on his own bed! So now, should I not require his blood from your hands and wipe you off the earth?"

International Standard Version
How much worse will it be, then, when evil men kill an innocent man on his own bed in his own house! Shouldn't I avenge his blood—which you are responsible for shedding —by removing you from the earth?"

NET Bible
Surely when wicked men have killed an innocent man as he slept in his own house, should I not now require his blood from your hands and remove you from the earth?"
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