Genesis 9:6

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Who so sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Whoever sheds man's blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: For in the image of God made he man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whoever takes a man's life, by man will his life be taken; because God made man in his image.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man is his blood shed: for in the image of God hath He made man.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made He man.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 9:6


9:6 Whoso sheddeth man's blood - Whether upon a sudden provocation, or premeditated, (for rash anger is heart - murder as well as malice prepense, #Mt 5:21|,22), by man shall his blood be shed - That is, by the magistrate, or whoever is appointed to be the avenger of blood. Before the flood, as it should seem by the story of Cain, God took the punishment of murder into his own hands; but now he committed this judgment to men, to masters of families at first, and afterwards to the heads of countries. For in the image of God made he man - Man is a creature dear to his Creator, and therefore ought to be so to us; God put honour upon him, let us not then put contempt upon him. Such remains of God's image are still even upon fallen man, that he who unjustly kills a man, defaceth the image of God, and doth dishonour to him.


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