“He who strikes a man so that he dies shall surely be put to death.
“Whoever sheds man’s blood,
By man his blood shall be shed,
For in the image of God
He made man.
‘If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death.
Then Jesus *said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.
‘If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
‘But if he struck him down with an iron object, so that he died, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.
“But if there is a man who hates his neighbor and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities,
Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has taken away your sin; you shall not die.