New Living Translation
"Anyone who takes another person's life must be put to death.
King James Bible
And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
Darby Bible Translation
And if any one smiteth any man mortally, he shall certainly be put to death.
World English Bible
"'He who strikes any man mortally shall surely be put to death.
Young's Literal Translation
'And when a man smiteth any soul of man, he is certainly put to death.
Leviticus 24:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
24:17 He that killeth - This law is repeated here, to prevent the mischievous effects of men's striving together, which as here it caused blasphemy, so it might in others lead to murder.
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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.
"You must not murder.
"Anyone who assaults and kills another person must be put to death.
"Whoever kills an animal must pay for it in full, but whoever kills another person must be put to death.
"But if someone strikes and kills another person with a piece of iron, it is murder, and the murderer must be executed.
"All murderers must be put to death, but only if evidence is presented by more than one witness. No one may be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
Also, you must never accept a ransom payment for the life of someone judged guilty of murder and subject to execution; murderers must always be put to death.
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