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|NASB||Genesis 9:5 "Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man's brother I will require the life of man.|
|Genesis 9:5 "For your lifeblood I will most certainly require an accounting; from every animal [that kills a person] I will require it. And from man, from every man's brother [that is, anyone who murders] I will require the life of man. [Ex 21:28, 29]|
|Bible Question: I just read in Genesis 9:5 that God will demand an accounting from each animal as well as each man. How can animals be held accountable and does this mean animals have have a soul? Chusarcik|
Bible Answer: "I will punish any animal or person that takes a human life. If an animal kills someone, that animal must die."
Genesis 9:5-6 :: Contemporary English Version (CEV)
5-6 I created humans to be like me, and I will punish any animal or person that takes a human life. If an animal kills someone, that animal must die. And if a person takes the life of another, that person must be put to death.
Genesis 9:5-6 :: New Living Translation (NLT)
5 And murder is forbidden. Animals that kill people must die, and any person who murders must be killed.