47 Bible Verses about Blame
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The man answered, "The woman whom you provided for me gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate some of it." Then the LORD God asked the woman, "What did you do?" "The Shining One misled me," the woman answered, "so I ate."
Why did you take us out of Egypt and bring us to this terrible place? There's no place to plant seeds, fig trees, vines, or pomegranates! And there's no water to drink!"
the people complained against the LORD and Moses. "Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?" they asked. "There's no food and water, and we're tired of this worthless bread."
They approached the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh in the land of Gilead and told them: "This is what the entire community of the LORD has to say: "What is this treacherous act by which you have acted deceitfully against the God of Israel by turning away from following the LORD today, and by building yourselves an altar today, so you can rebel against the LORD? Isn't the evil that happened at Peor enough for us, from which we have yet to be completely cleansed even to this point, and because of which a plague came upon the community of the LORD? read more.
Now then, are you turning away from following the LORD today? If you rebel against the LORD today, by tomorrow he will be angry with the entire community of Israel.
Then Saul asked him, "Why have you conspired against me you and Jesse's son by giving him food and a sword, and by inquiring of God for him, so he can rise up against me to lie in wait, as he's doing today?" Ahimelech answered the king, "Who among all your officials is as faithful as David? He is the king's son-in-law, the captain of your bodyguard, and he's honored in your household. Is today the first time I inquired of God for him? Absolutely not! The king shouldn't accuse his servant, or any of my father's family of anything, because your servant didn't know anything at all about this."
What Ish-bosheth said made Abner furious, so he replied, "A dog's head for Judah is that what I am? Up until today I've kept on showing loyalty to your father Saul's dynasty, to his relatives and friends, and I haven't turned you over to David, but you're charging me today with moral guilt regarding this woman!
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab asked him, "Is it really you, you destroyer of Israel?" But Elijah replied, "I'm no destroyer of Israel. But you and your ancestor's household have been doing that, because you have abandoned the LORD's commandments and have followed the Baals.
Still others were saying "We've borrowed money against our fields and vineyards to pay the king's taxes. Now our bodies are no different than the bodies of our relatives, and our children are like their children. Nevertheless, we're about to force our sons and daughters into slavery, and some of our daughters are already in bondage. It's beyond our power to do anything about it, because our fields and vineyards belong to others."
"But now it's your turn, and you're the one who is worn out! Now it's striking you, and you're dismayed! "Your fear of God has been your confidence, hasn't it? The integrity of your life has been your hope, hasn't it? Now please think: Who has ever perished when they're innocent? Where have the upright been destroyed?
If you have any iniquity, throw it far away. Don't let evil live in your residence. Then your confidence will be flawless, and your security will keep you from terror.
Then the officials told the king, "Let this man be put to death because he's undermining the efforts of the soldiers who remain in this city and that of all the people by speaking words like these to them. Indeed, this man is not seeking the well-being of this people, but rather their harm."
As he was walking along, he observed a man who had been blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that caused him to be born blind?"
In those days, as the number of the disciples was growing larger and larger, a complaint was made by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.
Your words were found, and I consumed them. Your words were joy and my hearts delight, because I bear your name, LORD God of the Heavenly Armies. I didn't sit in the company of those who have fun, and I didn't rejoice. Because of your hand on me, I sat alone, for you filled me with indignation. Why is my pain unending and my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? You are like a deceptive brook, whose waters cannot be depended on.
To the formerly successful man who lost his way in life, and God fenced him in?
How long? LORD, will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I struggle in my soul at night and have sorrow in my heart during the day? How long will my enemy rise up against me?
My God! My God! Why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from delivering me from my groaning words? My God, I cry out to you throughout the day, but you do not answer; and throughout the night, but I have no rest.
However, you cast us off and made us ashamed! You did not even march with our armies! You made us retreat from our oppressors. Our enemies ransacked us. You handed us over to be slaughtered like sheep and you scattered us among the nations.read more.
You sold out your people for nothing, and made no profit at that price. You made us a laughing stock to our neighbors, a source of mockery and derision to those around us. You made us an object lesson among the nations; people shake their heads at us. My dishonor tortures me continuously; the shame on my face overwhelms me because of the voice of the one who mocks and reviles, because of the enemy and the avenger. All this came upon us, yet we did not forsake you, and we have not dealt falsely with your covenant; Our hearts have not turned away; our steps have not swerved from your path. Nevertheless, you crushed us in the lair of jackals, and covered us in deep darkness. If we had forgotten the name of our God or lifted our hands to a foreign god, wouldn't God find out since he knows the secrets of the heart? For your sake we are being killed all day long. We are thought of as sheep to be slaughtered. Wake up! Why are you asleep, Lord? Get up! Don't cast us off forever! Why are you hiding your face? Why are you ignoring our affliction and oppression? For we have collapsed in the dust; our bodies cling to the ground. Arise! Deliver us! Redeem us according to your gracious love! To the Director: An instruction by the Sons of Korah. A love song to the tune of "Lilies".
God, you have cast us off; you have breached our defenses and you have become enraged. Return to us! You made the earth quake; you broke it open. Repair its fractures, because it has shifted. You made your people go through hard times; you had us drink wine that makes us stagger.
Why, God? Have you rejected us forever? Your anger is burning against the sheep of your pasture. Remember your community, whom you purchased long ago, the tribe whom you redeemed for your possession. Remember Mount Zion, where you live. Hurry! Look at the permanent ruins every calamity the enemy brought upon the Holy Place.read more.
Those who are opposing you roar where we were meeting with you; they unfurl their war banners as signs. As one blazes a trail through a forest with an ax, now they're tearing down all its carved work with hatchets and hammers. They burned your sanctuary to the ground, desecrating your dwelling place. They say to themselves, "We'll crush them completely;" They burned down all the meeting places of God in the land. We see no signs for us; there is no longer a prophet, and no one among us knows the future. God, how long will the adversary scorn while the enemy despises your name endlessly? Why do you not withdraw your hand your right hand from your bosom and destroy them? But God is my king from ancient times, who brings acts of deliverance throughout the earth. You split the sea by your own power. You shattered the heads of sea monsters in the water. You crushed the heads of Leviathan. You set it as food for desert creatures. You opened both the spring and the river; you dried up flowing rivers. Yours is the day, and yours is 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 scorns the LORD and a foolish people despises your name. Don't hand over the life of your dove to beasts; do not continuously forget your afflicted ones. Pay attention to your covenant, for the dark regions of the earth are full of violence. Don't let the oppressed return in humiliation. The poor and needy will praise your name. Get up, God, and prosecute your case remember that you're being scorned by fools all day long. Don't ignore the shout of those opposing you, The uproar of those who rebel against you continuously. To the Director: To the tune of "Do not Destroy!" A psalm of Asaph. A song.
God, nations have invaded your land to desecrate your holy Temple, to destroy Jerusalem, to give the corpses of your servants as food for the birds of the skies and the flesh of your godly ones to the beasts of the earth; to make their blood flow like water around Jerusalem, with no one being buried.read more.
We have become a reproach to our neighbors, a mockery and a derision to those around us. How long, LORD, will you be angry? Forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?
"Jacob, why do you say and Israel, why do you complain "My predicament is hidden from the LORD, and my cause is ignored by my God.'?
He wore curses like a garment may they enter his inner being like water and his bones like oil. May those curses wrap around him like a garment, or like a belt that one always wears. May this be the way the LORD repays my accuser, those who speak evil against me.
Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of arguing over differences of opinion. One person believes that he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. The person who eats any kind of food must not ridicule the person who does not eat them, and the person who does not eat certain foods must not criticize the person who eats them, for God has accepted him. read more.
Who are you to criticize someone else's servant? He stands or falls before his own Lord and stand he will, because the Lord makes him stand.
Therefore, accept one another, just as the Messiah accepted you, for the glory of God.
My sin I acknowledged to you; my iniquity I did not hide. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD." And you forgave the guilt of my sin! Interlude
For I acknowledge my transgression; my sin remains continuously before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done what was evil in your sight. As a result, you are just in your pronouncement and clear in your judgment. Indeed, in iniquity I was brought forth; in sin my mother conceived me.read more.
Indeed, you are pleased with truth in the inner person, and you will teach me wisdom in my innermost parts. Purge me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Jesus kept saying, "Father, forgive them, because they don't know what they're doing." Then they divided his clothes among them by throwing dice.
"Don't be afraid," Joseph responded. "Am I sitting in God's place? As far as you're concerned, you were planning evil against me, but God intended it for good, planning to bring about the present result so that many people would be preserved alive. So don't be afraid! I'll take care of you and your little ones." So Joseph kept on comforting them, speaking to the needs of their hearts.
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, quarreling, and slander be put away from you, along with all hatred. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you in the Messiah.
Then the Israelis sent a delegation to the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh in the land of Gilead. They sent Eleazar's son Phinehas the priest, and ten officials with him (one for each of the tribal families of Israel, each one of them a family leader among the tribes of Israel). They approached the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh in the land of Gilead and told them: read more.
"This is what the entire community of the LORD has to say: "What is this treacherous act by which you have acted deceitfully against the God of Israel by turning away from following the LORD today, and by building yourselves an altar today, so you can rebel against the LORD? Isn't the evil that happened at Peor enough for us, from which we have yet to be completely cleansed even to this point, and because of which a plague came upon the community of the LORD? Now then, are you turning away from following the LORD today? If you rebel against the LORD today, by tomorrow he will be angry with the entire community of Israel. If the land of your inheritance remains unclean, then cross back over into the land that the LORD possesses, and receive an inheritance among us. Don't rebel against the LORD and against us by constructing an altar for yourselves besides the altar of the LORD our God. Didn't Zerah's son Achan act treacherously with respect to the things banned by God, and as a result God became angry at the entire community of Israel? And that man was not the only one to die because of his iniquity.'" The descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered the officials of the tribes of Israel, "The God of gods, the LORD, the God of gods, the LORD is the one who knows! And may Israel itself be aware that if this was an act of rebellion or an act of treachery against the LORD, may he not deliver us today! If we have built an altar for ourselves intended to turn us away from following the LORD, or to offer burnt offerings, grain offerings, or peace offerings on it, may the LORD himself demand an accounting from us! But we did this because we were concerned for a reason, since we thought, "Sometime in the future your descendants may say to our descendants, "What do you have in common with the LORD, the God of Israel? The LORD has established the Jordan River to be a territorial border between us and you. Descendants of Reuben and descendants of Gad have no allotment from the LORD." So your descendants may cause our descendants to stop fearing the LORD.' "That's why we said, "Let's build an altar for ourselves, not for burnt offerings or sacrifice, but instead it will serve as a reminder between us and you and between our generations after us, that we are to serve the LORD with our burnt offerings, sacrifices, and peace offerings. That way your descendants will not say to our descendants in the future, "You have no allotment from the LORD."' "That's also why we said, "It may be if they say these things to us and to our descendants in the future, so we will respond, "Look at this replica of the altar of the LORD that our ancestors made, not for burnt offerings or sacrifice, but rather as a reminder between us and you. May we never rebel against the LORD today by building an altar for burnt offerings, for grain offerings, or for sacrifice to replace the altar of the LORD our God which stands before his Tent."'" When Phinehas the priest, the leaders of the community, and the heads of the families of Israel who were with him heard what the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the descendants of Manasseh said, they were pleased. So Eleazar's son Phinehas the priest replied to the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the descendants of Manasseh, "Today we've demonstrated that the LORD is among us, because you have not acted treacherously against the LORD. Now you have delivered the Israelis from the anger of the LORD." So Eleazar's son Phinehas the priest and the leaders returned from the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and from the land of Gilead to the land of Canaan and to the people of Israel, bringing back word to them. What they said pleased the people of Israel, so they blessed God and said no more about going up to attack them in war and to destroy the land where the descendants of Reuben and the descendants of Gad were living. The descendants of Reuben and the descendants of Gad named the altar "Witness," because they claimed, "It stands as a witness between us that the LORD is God."
"If your brother sins against you, go and confront him while the two of you are alone. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.
My brothers, if one of you wanders away from the truth and somebody brings him back, you may be sure that whoever brings a sinner back from his wrong path will save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
And this is my prayer, that your love will keep on growing more and more with full knowledge and insight, so that you may be able to choose what is best and be pure and blameless until the day when the Messiah returns,
When Abram was 99 years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and announced, "I am God Almighty. Live in constant awareness that I'm always with you, and be blameless.
He will keep you strong until the end, so that you will be blameless on the Day of our Lord Jesus the Messiah.
so that you may be blameless and innocent, God's children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world
Then your hearts will be strong, blameless, and holy in the presence of God, who is our Father, when our Lord Jesus appears with all his saints.
May the God of peace himself make you holy in every way. And may your whole being spirit, soul, and body remain blameless when our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, appears.