1 And the Lord blessed Noah and his sons and said to them: “Grow strong and multiply and fill the earth. 2 And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every beast of the earth and on every bird of the heavens: I have given them into your hands with whatsoever creepsc upon the earth and with all the fishes of the great sea. 3 Everything that moves, that has the breath of life in it, you shall have as food. I give them all to you in the same manner as (I have given you) the green herbs. 4 Only flesh, the blood, with the soul you shall not eat. 5 For I will demand your life blood: of every beast I will demand it; of the son of man and from the brothers of the son of man I will demand the life of the son of man 6Whoso sheddeth the blood of man, the judges, by witnesses, shall condemn him unto death; but he who sheddeth it without witnesses, the Lord of the world will bring punishment on him in the day of the great judgment; because in the image of the Lord He made man.7 As for you, grow strong and multiply and reproduce on the earth and multiply within it. 8 And the Lord said to Noah and to his sons with him, saying: 9 “And as for me, behold, I establish my covenant with you and with your sons after you, 10 and (with) every living being that is with you, the birds and the cattle and with any wild beasts of the earth with you/ from all that come out from the ark, to every living being of the earth.
Date: 300-600 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)
21“You have heard that it was said to an older generation, ‘Do not murder,’ and ‘whoever murders will be subjected to judgment.’22But I say to you that anyone who is angry with a brother will be subjected to judgment. And whoever insults a brother will be brought before the council, and whoever says ‘Fool’ will be sent to fiery hell.23 So then, if you bring your gift to the altar and there you remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother and then come and present your gift. 25 Reach agreement quickly with your accuser while on the way to court, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the warden, and you will be thrown into prison. 26 I tell you the truth, you will never get out of there until you have paid the last penny!