Thief on cross: "("We are being justly punished, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds")."
These seem to be the closest the New Testment gets to the word "require." But being "just" does not necessarily mean it is required.
If it is true that Paul was a murderer as he stated about himself, then the notion of "reprieve" is alive and well in the New Testament. And reprieving folks mean that the penalty is a possibility and not a requirement.
What do you think about the above logic...ON or OFF target?
The logic is on, but you shouldn't assume in anyway that the New Testament overshadows or overturned the Old Testament.