God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, "Multiply and fill the earth.
All the wild animals, large and small, and all the birds and fish will be afraid of you. I have placed them in your power.
I have given them to you for food, just as I have given you grain and vegetables.
But you must never eat animals that still have their lifeblood in them.
And murder is forbidden. Animals that kill people must die, and any person who murders must be killed.
Yes, you must execute anyone who murders another person, for to kill a person is to kill a living being made in God's image.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)