Genesis 9:5

Hebrew Bible

3 You may eat any moving thing that lives. As I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. 4 “But you must not eat meat with its life (that is, its blood) in it. 5 For your lifeblood I will surely exact punishment, from every living creature I will exact punishment. From each person I will exact punishment for the life of the individual since the man was his relative. 6 “Whoever sheds human blood, by other humans must his blood be shed; for in God’s image God has made humankind. 7 “But as for you, be fruitful and multiply; increase abundantly on the earth and multiply on it.”

Psalm 9:12

Hebrew Bible

10 Your loyal followers trust in you, for you, Lord, do not abandon those who seek your help. 11 Sing praises to the Lord, who rules in Zion. Tell the nations what he has done. 12 For the one who takes revenge against murderers took notice of the oppressed; he did not overlook their cry for help 13 when they prayed: “Have mercy on me, Lord! See how I am oppressed by those who hate me, O one who can snatch me away from the gates of death! 14 Then I will tell about all your praiseworthy acts; in the gates of Daughter Zion I will rejoice because of your deliverance.”

 Notes and References

"... Most commentators recognize a direct link between the crying out of the souls and the first murder recorded in the Hebrew Bible, which later inspired the motif of shedding innocent blood. In Genesis 4:10, the postmortem cry of Abel’s blood is essentially an outcry for justice and judgment that God did not ignore, whereas the fifth seal displays, as Jean Delorme and Isabelle Donegani rightly noted, the slain souls as speaking out not as “victims of an accepted sacrifice, but as the innocent ones of a murder that, like the blood of Abel, cries to heaven and stays unvindicated.” The crying out of Abel’s blood, like that of all innocent blood, rises to God because the life of every living creature belongs to God ... (Compare Genesis 9:4-5; Leviticus 4:7, 18, 25, 30, 34; 5:9; 8:15; 9:9; 17:11, 14; Deuteronomy 12:23; 2 Samuel 4:11; Psalm 9:12. Also compare 1 Enoch 47:1-4 where “the blood of the righteous” is mentioned three times) ..."

Allet, Patrice Revelation 6:9-11: An Exegesis of the Fifth Seal in the Light of the Problem of the Eschatological Delay (p. 107) Andrews University, 2015

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