Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.
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.
"You must not pollute the land where you live, for blood defiles the land, and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed there, except by the blood of the person who shed it.
Then they must proclaim, "Our hands have not spilled this blood, nor have we witnessed the crime.
2 Kings 21:16
Furthermore Manasseh killed so many innocent people, he stained Jerusalem with their blood from end to end, in addition to encouraging Judah to sin by doing evil in the sight of the Lord.
2 Kings 24:4
Because he killed innocent people and stained Jerusalem with their blood, the Lord was unwilling to forgive them.
For look, the Lord is coming out of the place where he lives, to punish the sin of those who live on the earth. The earth will display the blood shed on it; it will no longer cover up its slain.
"It did no good for me to punish your people. They did not respond to such correction. You slaughtered your prophets like a voracious lion."
But you should take careful note of this: If you put me to death, you will bring on yourselves and this city and those who live in it the guilt of murdering an innocent man. For the Lord has sent me to speak all this where you can hear it. That is the truth!"
(Mem) But it happened due to the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who poured out in her midst the blood of the righteous.
The blood of the saints and prophets was found in her, along with the blood of all those who had been killed on the earth."
The blood of righteous
Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let's go out to the field." While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous, because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead.
and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel's does.
1 John 3:11
For this is the gospel message that you have heard from the beginning: that we should love one another,
2 Chronicles 24:20
God's Spirit energized Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood up before the people and said to them, "This is what God says: 'Why are you violating the commands of the Lord? You will not be prosperous! Because you have rejected the Lord, he has rejected you!'"
In the eighth month of Darius' second year, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah, son of Berechiah son of Iddo, as follows:
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it will be charged against this generation.
2 Kings 21:10
So the Lord announced through his servants the prophets:
Like a muddied spring and a polluted well, so is a righteous person who gives way before the wicked.
You have killed many people in this city; you have filled its streets with corpses.'
But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to be their king, bring them here and slaughter them in front of me!'"
The Jewish leaders picked up rocks again to stone him to death.