Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.

Bible References

It defileth

Leviticus 18:25
For the land has become defiled, therefore I have brought its punishment upon it, so the land has spewed out its inhabitants.
Deuteronomy 21:1
“If a slain person is found lying in the open country in the land which the Lord your God gives you to possess, and it is not known who has struck him,
2 Kings 23:26
However, the Lord did not turn from the fierceness of His great wrath with which His anger burned against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him.
2 Kings 24:4
and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the Lord would not forgive.
Psalm 106:28
They joined themselves also to Baal-peor,
And ate sacrifices offered to the dead.
Isaiah 26:21
For behold, the Lord is about to come out from His place
To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;
And the earth will reveal her bloodshed
And will no longer cover her slain.
Ezekiel 22:24
“Son of man, say to her, ‘You are a land that is not cleansed or rained on in the day of indignation.’
Hosea 4:2
There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery.
They employ violence, so that bloodshed follows bloodshed.
Micah 4:11
“And now many nations have been assembled against you
Who say, ‘Let her be polluted,
And let our eyes gloat over Zion.’
Matthew 23:31
So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
Luke 11:50
so that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation,