Genesis 9:5–6; Exodus 21:12; Numbers 35:31; Deuteronomy 19:11–12

And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: vfrom every beast I will require it and wfrom man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man.

xWhoever sheds the blood of man,

by man shall his blood be shed,

yfor God made man in his own image.


12 nWhoever strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death.


31 Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death.


11 But if anyone hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and attacks him xand strikes him fatally so that he dies, and he flees into one of these cities, 12 then the elders of his city shall send and take him from there, and hand him over to the avenger of blood, so that he may die.