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Genesis 9:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— 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 1769)
— Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Whoever sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Whoso sheddeth Man's blood, by Man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God he hath made Man.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He that sheddeth man's blood, by man, shall his blood be shed,—For, in the image of God, made he man.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man is his blood shed: for in the image of God hath He made man.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Whosoever shall shed man's blood, his blood shall be shed: for man was made to the image of God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who so sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that sheds man's blood, instead of that blood shall his own be shed, for in the image of God I made man.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of Elohim made he man.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whoso sheddeth 8210
{8210} Prime
שָׁפַךְ
shaphak
{shaw-fak'}
A primitive root; to spill forth (blood, a libation, liquid metal; or even a solid, that is, to mound up); also (figuratively) to expend (life, soul, complaint, money, etc.); intensively to sprawl out.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
man's 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
blood, 1818
{1818} Prime
דָּם
dam
{dawm}
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
by man 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
shall his blood 1818
{1818} Prime
דָּם
dam
{dawm}
From H1826 (compare H0119); blood (as that which when shed causes death) of man or an animal; by analogy the juice of the grape; figuratively (especially in the plural) bloodshed (that is, drops of blood).
be shed: 8210
{8210} Prime
שָׁפַךְ
shaphak
{shaw-fak'}
A primitive root; to spill forth (blood, a libation, liquid metal; or even a solid, that is, to mound up); also (figuratively) to expend (life, soul, complaint, money, etc.); intensively to sprawl out.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
for x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
in the image 6754
{6754} Prime
צֶלֶם
tselem
{tseh'-lem}
From an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, that is, (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence a representative figure, especially an idol.
of lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
אֱלֹהִים
'elohiym
{el-o-heem'}
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
made 6213
{6213} Prime
עָשָׂה
`asah
{aw-saw'}
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
he x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
man. 120
{0120} Prime
אָדָם
'adam
{aw-dawm'}
From H0119; ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 9:6

_ _ Whoso sheddeth man’s blood ... for in the image of God made he man — It is true that image has been injured by the fall, but it is not lost. In this view, a high value is attached to the life of every man, even the poorest and humblest, and an awful criminality is involved in the destruction of it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 9:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 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, Matthew 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 9:6

Whoso sheddeth man's blood, (f) by man shall his blood be shed: for in the (g) image of God made he man.

(f) Not only by the magistrate, but often God raises up one murderer to kill another.

(g) Therefore to kill man is to deface God's image, and so injury is not only done to man, but also to God.

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Exodus 21:12-14 He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death. ... But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
Exodus 22:2-3 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, [there shall] no blood [be shed] for him. ... If the sun be risen upon him, [there shall be] blood [shed] for him; [for] he should make full restitution; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft.
Leviticus 17:4 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood; and that man shall be cut off from among his people:
Leviticus 24:17 And he that killeth any man shall surely be put to death.
Numbers 35:25 And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was anointed with the holy oil.
1 Kings 2:5-6 Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, [and] what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that [was] about his loins, and in his shoes that [were] on his feet. ... Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
1 Kings 2:28-34 Then tidings came to Joab: for Joab had turned after Adonijah, though he turned not after Absalom. And Joab fled unto the tabernacle of the LORD, and caught hold on the horns of the altar. ... So Benaiah the son of Jehoiada went up, and fell upon him, and slew him: and he was buried in his own house in the wilderness.
Matthew 26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

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Genesis 1:26-27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. ... So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 5:1 This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
Psalms 51:4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done [this] evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, [and] be clear when thou judgest.
James 3:9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
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Gn 1:26; 5:1. Ex 21:12; 22:2. Lv 17:4; 24:17. Nu 35:25. 1K 2:5, 28. Ps 51:4. Mt 26:52. Ro 13:4. Jm 3:9. Rv 13:10.

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