Leviticus 24:17
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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
Wesley'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.

Leviticus 24:17 Parallel Commentaries

A Divine Saviour.
"Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." (Matthew xvi. 1; John vi. 69.) We meet with a certain class of Enquirers who do not believe in the Divinity of Christ. There are many passages that will give light on this subject. In 1 Corinthians xv. 47, we are told: "The first man is of the earth earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven." In 1 John v. 20: "We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true; and we are in Him that is
Dwight L. Moody—The Way to God and How to Find It

The emphasis which modern criticism has very properly laid on the prophetic books and the prophetic element generally in the Old Testament, has had the effect of somewhat diverting popular attention from the priestly contributions to the literature and religion of Israel. From this neglect Leviticus has suffered most. Yet for many reasons it is worthy of close attention; it is the deliberate expression of the priestly mind of Israel at its best, and it thus forms a welcome foil to the unattractive
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Genesis 9:6
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.

Exodus 20:13
"You must not murder.

Exodus 21:12
"Anyone who assaults and kills another person must be put to death.

Leviticus 24:21
"Whoever kills an animal must pay for it in full, but whoever kills another person must be put to death.

Numbers 35:16
"But if someone strikes and kills another person with a piece of iron, it is murder, and the murderer must be executed.

Numbers 35:30
"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.

Numbers 35:31
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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