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55 Bible Verses about Guilt

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1 John 3:20

even if our conscience condemns us, that God is greater than our conscience, and He knows all things.

Leviticus 5:5

If someone incurs guilt in one of these cases, he is to confess he has committed that sin.

Jeremiah 3:13

Only acknowledge your guilt—
you have rebelled against the Lord your God.
You have scattered your favors to strangers
under every green tree
and have not obeyed My voice.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Psalm 51:14

Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God,
the God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.

Exodus 22:2

If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed.

Job 33:9

“I am pure, without transgression;
I am clean and have no guilt.

Jeremiah 33:8

I will purify them from all the wrongs they have committed against Me, and I will forgive all the wrongs they have committed against Me, rebelling against Me.

Leviticus 5:1

“When someone sins in any of these ways:If he has seen, heard, or known about something he has witnessed, and did not respond to a public call to testify, he is responsible for his sin.

Hosea 5:15

I will depart and return to My place
until they recognize their guilt and seek My face;
they will search for Me in their distress.

John 9:41

“If you were blind,” Jesus told them, “you wouldn’t have sin.But now that you say, ‘We see’—your sin remains.

Job 31:33

Have I covered my transgressions as others do
by hiding my guilt in my heart,

Psalm 38:4

For my sins have flooded over my head;
they are a burden too heavy for me to bear.

Leviticus 19:17

“You must not harbor hatred against your brother. Rebuke your neighbor directly, and you will not incur guilt because of him.

Ezra 10:10

Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, “You have been unfaithful by marrying foreign women, adding to Israel’s guilt.

Leviticus 4:3

“If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, he is to present to the Lord a young, unblemished bull as a sin offering for the sin he has committed.

Ezekiel 14:10

They will bear their punishment—the punishment of the one who inquires will be the same as that of the prophet—

Ecclesiastes 5:6

Do not let your mouth bring guilt on you, and do not say in the presence of the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry with your words and destroy the work of your hands?

Psalm 5:10

Punish them, God;
let them fall by their own schemes.
Drive them out because of their many crimes,
for they rebel against You.

Isaiah 5:23

who acquit the guilty for a bribe
and deprive the innocent of justice.

Nahum 1:3

The Lord is slow to anger but great in power;
the Lord will never leave the guilty unpunished.
His path is in the whirlwind and storm,
and clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Leviticus 6:4

once he has sinned and acknowledged his guilt—he must return what he stole or defrauded, or the deposit entrusted to him, or the lost item he found,

Jeremiah 51:5

For Israel and Judah are not left widowed
by their God, the Lord of Hosts,
though their land is full of guilt
against the Holy One of Israel.

Luke 23:4

Pilate then told the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no grounds for charging this man.”

Isaiah 24:6

Therefore a curse has consumed the earth,
and its inhabitants have become guilty;
the earth’s inhabitants have been burned,
and only a few survive.

Deuteronomy 19:15

“One witness cannot establish any wrongdoing or sin against a person, whatever that person has done. A fact must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Leviticus 5:2

Or if someone touches anything unclean—a carcass of an unclean wild animal, or unclean livestock, or an unclean swarming creature—without being aware of it, he is unclean and guilty.

Deuteronomy 22:8

If you build a new house, make a railing around your roof, so that you don’t bring bloodguilt on your house if someone falls from it.

Jeremiah 14:20

We acknowledge our wickedness, Lord,
the guilt of our fathers;
indeed, we have sinned against You.

Nehemiah 4:5

Do not cover their guilt or let their sin be erased from Your sight, because they have provoked the builders.

Jeremiah 50:20

In those days and at that time—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
one will search for Israel’s guilt,
but there will be none,
and for Judah’s sins,
but they will not be found,
for I will forgive those I leave as a remnant.

Isaiah 14:21

Prepare a place of slaughter for his sons,
because of the iniquity of their fathers.
They will never rise up to possess a land
or fill the surface of the earth with cities.

Romans 3:19

Now we know that whatever the law says speaks to those who are subject to the law, so that every mouth may be shut and the whole world may become subject to God’s judgment.

Psalm 7:3

Yahweh my God, if I have done this,
if there is injustice on my hands,

Zechariah 11:5

Those who buy them slaughter them but are not punished. Those who sell them say: Praise the Lord because I have become rich! Even their own shepherds have no compassion for them.

Hebrews 10:2

Otherwise, wouldn’t they have stopped being offered, since the worshipers, once purified, would no longer have any consciousness of sins?

From Thematic Bible


Guilt » Joseph's brethren

Genesis 42:21

Then they said to each other, “Obviously, we are being punished for what we did to our brother. We saw his deep distress when he pleaded with us, but we would not listen. That is why this trouble has come to us.”

Exodus 9:27

Pharaoh sent for Moses and Aaron. “I have sinned this time,” he said to them. “Yahweh is the Righteous One, and I and my people are the guilty ones.

Guilt » Israel in the wilderness

Numbers 21:7

The people then came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you. Intercede with the Lord so that He will take the snakes away from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.

Guilt » The psalmist

Psalm 40:12

For troubles without number have surrounded me;
my sins have overtaken me; I am unable to see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my courage leaves me.

Guilt » The scribes and pharisees

John 8:9

When they heard this, they left one by one, starting with the older men. Only He was left, with the woman in the center.

Guilt » The jews of ezra's time

Ezra 9:6

And I said:My God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift my face toward You, my God, because our iniquities are higher than our heads and our guilt is as high as the heavens.

Topics on Guilt

Blood, as symbol of guilt

23;59;2-3

But your iniquities have built barriers
between you and your God,
and your sins have made Him hide His face from you
so that He does not listen.

Guilt Offering

3;5;17

“If someone sins and without knowing it violates any of the Lord’s commands concerning anything prohibited, he bears the consequences of his guilt.

Guilt, Human Aspects Of

19;51;3-5

For I am conscious of my rebellion,
and my sin is always before me.

Guilt, Removal Of

45;8;33

Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect?
God is the One who justifies.

Human Awareness Of Guilt

19;51;3

For I am conscious of my rebellion,
and my sin is always before me.

Incurring Guilt

3;19;17

“You must not harbor hatred against your brother. Rebuke your neighbor directly, and you will not incur guilt because of him.

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