Genesis 9:6

“Whoever sheds the blood of man,
by man shall his blood be shed,
for God made man in his own image.

Genesis 9:6 (ESV)

This law is given by God to Noah after the flood.  I can’t think of anything about the context that would keep this law from applying in all other contexts.  Plus, the reason for the law (God’s making man in his own image) is markedly universal.

Am I missing something that would limit the application of this law to a particular context?

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  1. I think kind of the point is that the context is universal (verses 8-10). So then what about verse 4?

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