47 Bible Verses about Blame
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Then the man replied, “The woman You gave to be with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate.” So the Lord God asked the woman, “What is this you have done?”And the woman said, “It was the serpent. He deceived me, and I ate.”
Why have you led us up from Egypt to bring us to this evil place? It’s not a place of grain, figs, vines, and pomegranates, and there is no water to drink!”
The people spoke against God and Moses: “Why have you led us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread or water, and we detest this wretched food!”
They went to the Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, in the land of Gilead, and told them, “This is what the Lord’s entire community says: ‘What is this treachery you have committed today against the God of Israel by turning away from the Lord and building an altar for yourselves, so that you are in rebellion against the Lord today? Wasn’t the sin of Peor, which brought a plague on the Lord’s community, enough for us, so that we have not cleansed ourselves from it even to this day,read more.
and now, you would turn away from the Lord? If you rebel against the Lord today, tomorrow He will be angry with the entire community of Israel.
Saul asked him, “Why did you and Jesse’s son conspire against me? You gave him bread and a sword and inquired of God for him, so he could rise up against me and wait in ambush, as is the case today.” Ahimelech replied to the king: “Who among all your servants is as faithful as David? He is the king’s son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard, and honored in your house. Was today the first time I inquired of God for him? Of course not! Please don’t let the king make an accusation against your servant or any of my father’s household, for your servant didn’t have any idea about all this.”
Abner was very angry about Ish-bosheth’s accusation. “Am I a dog’s head who belongs to Judah?” he asked. “All this time I’ve been loyal to the house of your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends and haven’t handed you over to David, but now you accuse me of wrongdoing with this woman!
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, “Is that you, you destroyer of Israel?” He replied, “I have not destroyed Israel, but you and your father’s house have, because you have abandoned the Lord’s commands and followed the Baals.
Still others were saying, “We have borrowed money to pay the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards. We and our children are just like our countrymen and their children, yet we are subjecting our sons and daughters to slavery. Some of our daughters are already enslaved, but we are powerless because our fields and vineyards belong to others.”
But now that this has happened to you,
you have become exhausted.
It strikes you, and you are dismayed. Isn’t your piety your confidence,
and the integrity of your life your hope? Consider: who has perished when he was innocent?
Where have the honest been destroyed?
if there is iniquity in your hand, remove it,
and don’t allow injustice to dwell in your tents— then you will hold your head high, free from fault.
You will be firmly established and unafraid.
The officials then said to the king, “This man ought to die, because he is weakening the morale of the warriors who remain in this city and of all the people by speaking to them in this way. This man is not seeking the well-being of this people, but disaster.”
As He was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth. His disciples questioned Him: “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
In those days, as the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution.
Your words were found, and I ate them.
Your words became a delight to me
and the joy of my heart,
for I am called by Your name,
Yahweh God of Hosts. I never sat with the band of revelers,
and I did not celebrate with them.
Because Your hand was on me, I sat alone,
for You filled me with indignation. Why has my pain become unending,
my wound incurable,
refusing to be healed?
You truly have become like a mirage to me—
water that is not reliable.
Why is life given to a man whose path is hidden,
whom God has hedged in?
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Lord, how long will You forget me?
How long will You hide Your face from me? How long will I store up anxious concerns within me,
agony in my mind every day?
How long will my enemy dominate me?
For the choir director: according to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Davidic psalm.My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from my deliverance
and from my words of groaning? My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer,
by night, yet I have no rest.
But You have rejected and humiliated us;
You do not march out with our armies. You make us retreat from the foe,
and those who hate us
have taken plunder for themselves. You hand us over to be eaten like sheep
and scatter us among the nations.read more.
You sell Your people for nothing;
You make no profit from selling them. You make us an object of reproach to our neighbors,
a source of mockery and ridicule to those around us. You make us a joke among the nations,
a laughingstock among the peoples. My disgrace is before me all day long,
and shame has covered my face, because of the voice of the scorner and reviler,
because of the enemy and avenger. All this has happened to us,
but we have not forgotten You
or betrayed Your covenant. Our hearts have not turned back;
our steps have not strayed from Your path. But You have crushed us in a haunt of jackals
and have covered us with deepest darkness. If we had forgotten the name of our God
and spread out our hands to a foreign god, wouldn’t God have found this out,
since He knows the secrets of the heart? Because of You we are slain all day long;
we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered. Wake up, Lord! Why are You sleeping?
Get up! Don’t reject us forever! Why do You hide Yourself
and forget our affliction and oppression? For we have sunk down to the dust;
our bodies cling to the ground. Rise up! Help us!
Redeem us because of Your faithful love.
For the choir director: according to “The Lily of Testimony.” A Davidic Miktam for teaching. When he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in the Valley of Salt, killing 12,000.God, You have rejected us;
You have broken out against us;
You have been angry. Restore us! You have shaken the land and split it open.
Heal its fissures, for it shudders. You have made Your people suffer hardship;
You have given us wine to drink
that made us stagger.
A Maskil of Asaph.Why have You rejected us forever, God?
Why does Your anger burn
against the sheep of Your pasture? Remember Your congregation,
which You purchased long ago
and redeemed as the tribe for Your own possession.
Remember Mount Zion where You dwell. Make Your way to the everlasting ruins,
to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary.read more.
Your adversaries roared in the meeting place
where You met with us.
They set up their emblems as signs. It was like men in a thicket of trees,
wielding axes, then smashing all the carvings
with hatchets and picks. They set Your sanctuary on fire;
they utterly desecrated
the dwelling place of Your name. They said in their hearts,
“Let us oppress them relentlessly.”
They burned down every place throughout the land
where God met with us. There are no signs for us to see.
There is no longer a prophet.
And none of us knows how long this will last. God, how long will the enemy mock?
Will the foe insult Your name forever? Why do You hold back Your hand?
Stretch out Your right hand and destroy them! God my King is from ancient times,
performing saving acts on the earth. You divided the sea with Your strength;
You smashed the heads of the sea monsters in the waters; You crushed the heads of Leviathan;
You fed him to the creatures of the desert. You opened up springs and streams;
You dried up ever-flowing rivers. The day is Yours, also the night;
You established the moon and the sun. You set all the boundaries of the earth;
You made summer and winter. Remember this: the enemy has mocked Yahweh,
and a foolish people has insulted Your name. Do not give the life of Your dove to beasts;
do not forget the lives of Your poor people forever. Consider the covenant,
for the dark places of the land are full of violence. Do not let the oppressed turn away in shame;
let the poor and needy praise Your name. Rise up, God, defend Your cause!
Remember the insults
that fools bring against You all day long. Do not forget the clamor of Your adversaries,
the tumult of Your opponents that goes up constantly.
A psalm of Asaph.God, the nations have invaded Your inheritance,
desecrated Your holy temple,
and turned Jerusalem into ruins. They gave the corpses of Your servants
to the birds of the sky for food,
the flesh of Your godly ones
to the beasts of the earth. They poured out their blood
like water all around Jerusalem,
and there was no one to bury them.read more.
We have become an object of reproach
to our neighbors,
a source of mockery and ridicule
to those around us. How long, Yahweh? Will You be angry forever?
Will Your jealousy keep burning like fire?
Jacob, why do you say,
and Israel, why do you assert:
“My way is hidden from the Lord,
and my claim is ignored by my God”?
He wore cursing like his coat—
let it enter his body like water
and go into his bones like oil. Let it be like a robe he wraps around himself,
like a belt he always wears. Let this be the Lord’s payment to my accusers,
to those who speak evil against me.
Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about doubtful issues. One person believes he may eat anything, but one who is weak eats only vegetables. One who eats must not look down on one who does not eat, and one who does not eat must not criticize one who does, because God has accepted him.read more.
Who are you to criticize another’s household slave? Before his own Lord he stands or falls. And he will stand. For the Lord is able to make him stand.
Therefore accept one another, just as the Messiah also accepted you, to the glory of God.
Then I acknowledged my sin to You
and did not conceal my iniquity.
“I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and You took away the guilt of my sin.Selah
For I am conscious of my rebellion,
and my sin is always before me. Against You—You alone—I have sinned
and done this evil in Your sight.
So You are right when You pass sentence;
You are blameless when You judge. Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;
I was sinful when my mother conceived me.read more.
Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,
and You teach me wisdom deep within. Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
[Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing.”] And they divided His clothes and cast lots.
But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result—the survival of many people. Therefore don’t be afraid. I will take care of you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.
All bitterness, anger and wrath, shouting and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.
The Israelites sent Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest to the Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, in the land of Gilead. They sent 10 leaders with him—one family leader for each tribe of Israel. All of them were heads of their families among the clans of Israel. They went to the Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, in the land of Gilead, and told them, read more.
“This is what the Lord’s entire community says: ‘What is this treachery you have committed today against the God of Israel by turning away from the Lord and building an altar for yourselves, so that you are in rebellion against the Lord today? Wasn’t the sin of Peor, which brought a plague on the Lord’s community, enough for us, so that we have not cleansed ourselves from it even to this day, and now, you would turn away from the Lord? If you rebel against the Lord today, tomorrow He will be angry with the entire community of Israel. But if the land you possess is defiled, cross over to the land the Lord possesses where the Lord’s tabernacle stands, and take possession of it among us. But don’t rebel against the Lord or against us by building for yourselves an altar other than the altar of the Lord our God. Wasn’t Achan son of Zerah unfaithful regarding what was set apart for destruction, bringing wrath on the entire community of Israel? He was not the only one who perished because of his sin.’” The Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh answered the leaders of the Israelite clans, “Yahweh is the God of gods! Yahweh is the God of gods! He knows, and may Israel also know. Do not spare us today, if it was in rebellion or treachery against the Lord that we have built for ourselves an altar to turn away from Him. May the Lord Himself hold us accountable if we intended to offer burnt offerings and grain offerings on it, or to sacrifice fellowship offerings on it. We actually did this from a specific concern that in the future your descendants might say to our descendants, ‘What relationship do you have with the Lord, the God of Israel? For the Lord has made the Jordan a border between us and you descendants of Reuben and Gad. You have no share in the Lord!’ So your descendants may cause our descendants to stop fearing the Lord. “Therefore we said: Let us take action and build an altar for ourselves, but not for burnt offering or sacrifice. Instead, it is to be a witness between us and you, and between the generations after us, so that we may carry out the worship of the Lord in His presence with our burnt offerings, sacrifices, and fellowship offerings. Then in the future, your descendants will not be able to say to our descendants, ‘You have no share in the Lord!’ We thought that if they said this to us or to our generations in the future, we would reply: Look at the replica of the Lord’s altar that our fathers made, not for burnt offering or sacrifice, but as a witness between us and you. We would never rebel against the Lord or turn away from Him today by building an altar for burnt offering, grain offering, or sacrifice, other than the altar of the Lord our God, which is in front of His tabernacle.” When Phinehas the priest and the community leaders, the heads of Israel’s clans who were with him, heard what the descendants of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh had to say, they were pleased. Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest said to the descendants of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh, “Today we know that the Lord is among us, because you have not committed this treachery against Him. As a result, you have delivered the Israelites from the Lord’s power.” Then Phinehas son of Eleazar the priest and the leaders returned from the Reubenites and Gadites in the land of Gilead to the Israelites in the land of Canaan and brought back a report to them. The Israelites were pleased with the report, and they praised God. They spoke no more about going to war against them to ravage the land where the Reubenites and Gadites lived. So the Reubenites and Gadites named the altar: It is a witness between us that the Lord is God.
“If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother.
My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save his life from death and cover a multitude of sins.
And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, so that you can approve the things that are superior and can be pure and blameless in the day of Christ,
When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord appeared to him, saying, “I am God Almighty. Live in My presence and be blameless.
He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.
May He make your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Amen.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.