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Mark 15:15

So Pilate, wanting to satisfy the crowd, released Barabbas to them, and after he had Jesus flogged, he turned Him over to be crucified.

John 19:16

Finally, Pilate turned Jesus over to them to be crucified.

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Death Penalty For Heresy

Matthew 20:18

"Now look, we are going up to Jerusalem and [while there] the Son of man will be turned over to the leading priests and experts in the law of Moses. They will condemn Him to death,

Death Penalty For Killing

Mark 6:27

And immediately the king sent a soldier who served as his guard and ordered him to bring John's head to him. So, he went and decapitated him in the prison,

Death Penalty For Sexual Sin

John 8:5

Now in the law, Moses required us to stone such people [to death], so what do you say [should be done with her]?"

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Mark 15:27

And they also crucified two thieves with Him, one at His right side and one at His left. {{Some ancient manuscripts add verse

Luke 23:33

And when they came to the place called "The Skull" [Note: The Latin word for this place is "Calvary"], they crucified Him there, along with the criminals, one at His right side and one at His left.

Acts 25:11

If then I am a criminal and have committed any crime that deserves the death penalty, I will not try to avoid being put to death. But if none of the charges I have been accused of are true, [then] no one has the right to turn me over [to the authorities]. I make my appeal to Caesar."

Acts 5:30

The God of our forefathers raised up Jesus [from the dead], whom you put to death by hanging Him on a tree [i.e., the cross].

Galatians 3:13

Christ bought us back from the curse [caused by our not obeying all the requirements] of the law of Moses; He became a curse for us [by dying on the cross], for it is written [Deut. 21:23], "Every one who hangs on a tree [i.e., a cross] is cursed [i.e., cut off from God]."

John 8:5

Now in the law, Moses required us to stone such people [to death], so what do you say [should be done with her]?"

John 19:7

The Jews replied, "We have a law which requires that he ought to die because he claimed to be the Son of God."

Mark 6:27

And immediately the king sent a soldier who served as his guard and ordered him to bring John's head to him. So, he went and decapitated him in the prison,

Matthew 14:9-10

Now King Herod became very distressed [over such a gruesome request]; but because he had [promised with] oaths and [to look good in front of] his party guests, he ordered John's head to be given [to her]. So, he sent [word to his officers] and had John decapitated in the prison.

Acts 7:54-59

Now when the Council members heard these things they were enraged and ground their teeth at him. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw God's splendor and Jesus standing at His right side. He said, "Look, I see heaven opened up and the Son of man standing at the right side of God." read more.
But they shouted loudly and refused to listen, and then all of them rushed at him. They threw him out of the city and stoned him [to death]. Those who witnessed [the incident] placed their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul. So, they stoned Stephen [to death] as he called out to the Lord, saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit [as I die]."

John 8:58-59

Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I tell you, before Abraham was born, I am." [Note: The words "I am" were probably construed as a reference to being Deity. See Ex. 3:14]. So, they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself [or "was hidden," suggesting a miraculous departure] and left the Temple [area].

John 10:31-33

Then the Jews again picked up stones [intending] to stone Him. Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many good deeds [i.e., miracles], performed through the Father. Which one of them are you stoning me for?" The Jews answered Him, "We are not stoning you for a good deed, but for your abusive speech [i.e., about God], and because you are claiming to be God, even though you are [only] a man."

John 8:3-11

Some experts in the law of Moses and Pharisees brought [to Him] a woman who had been caught committing an immoral sexual act and stood her in the middle of the group. They said to Jesus, "This woman was caught in the very act of sexual immorality. Now in the law, Moses required us to stone such people [to death], so what do you say [should be done with her]?" read more.
They said this to test Him, in order to have a charge to bring against Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote [something] on the ground [i.e., in the dirt] with His finger. But when they continued asking Him [about the woman], He stood up and said to them, "That person among you who has never sinned should be the first one to throw a stone at her." Then He stooped down again and wrote [something else] on the ground. And when they heard [what He had said], they [all] left, one at a time, beginning with the oldest men. So, Jesus was left alone with the woman [still standing] there where she was. So, Jesus stood up [again] and said to her, "[My dear] woman, where are the men? Did not any of them [stay to] condemn you?" She replied, "No sir, no one did." Then Jesus said, "[Well], I do not condemn you either. Go on your way and from now on, do not sin anymore."}}

Hebrews 11:37

They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were executed by the sword. They traveled around in sheepskin and goatskin clothing; they were destitute, afflicted and mistreated.

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Punishment » Death penalty » Modes of execution » Stoning

Punishment » Death penalty » Modes of execution » Burning

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Luke 23:33

And when they came to the place called "The Skull" [Note: The Latin word for this place is "Calvary"], they crucified Him there, along with the criminals, one at His right side and one at His left.

Mark 15:24

So, they crucified Him and divided His clothing by gambling for them to decide what each soldier would get.

Mark 15:27

And they also crucified two thieves with Him, one at His right side and one at His left. {{Some ancient manuscripts add verse

Punishment » Death penalty » Modes of execution » Hanging

Punishment » Death penalty » Not done » Less than » Two witnesses

Punishment » Death penalty » Modes of execution » Beheading

Matthew 14:10

So, he sent [word to his officers] and had John decapitated in the prison.

Mark 6:16

But when King Herod heard [about Jesus], he said, "John, whom I [had] decapitated, has risen."

Mark 6:27-28

And immediately the king sent a soldier who served as his guard and ordered him to bring John's head to him. So, he went and decapitated him in the prison, and brought his head on a [large] platter and gave it to the young woman. She [in turn] gave it to her mother [Herodias].

Punishment » Death penalty » Modes of execution » Executed » By witness

Acts 7:58

They threw him out of the city and stoned him [to death]. Those who witnessed [the incident] placed their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Bestiality

Punishment » Death penalty » Modes of execution » Executed » By congregatoin

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Death penalty » Cursing » Parents

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Desecrating » Sabbath day

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Adultery

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Treason

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Kidnapping

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Blasphemy

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Sodomy

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Incest

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Disobedience » Partents

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Sexual immorality

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Sedition

Acts 5:36-37

For [remember that] some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be someone [important], and that about four hundred people rallied [to his cause], but he was killed and all his men left him and nothing ever came of it. Later on another man, named Judas of Galilee, appeared during the census [Note: The time and circumstances of this census were probably known to the original readers], and led [a group of] people away after him, but he also was killed and all of his followers were scattered.

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Death penalty » False prophecy

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Offering » Huma sacrifice

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Stealing

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Death penalty » Refusing » Court

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Death penalty » Rape

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Witchcraft

Punishment » Death penalty » Mosaic law » Sacrificing » False gods

Punishment » Death penalty » Not done

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