and they are to make this declaration: "Our hands didn't shed this blood, nor were we witnesses to the crime.
Now Abimelech had not yet come near her, so he asked, "LORD, will you destroy an innocent nation?
Didn't he say to me, "She's my sister'? And she also said, "He's my brother.' I did this with pure intentions and clean hands."
Then God replied to him in the dream, "I know that you did this with pure intentions, and it was I who kept you from sinning against me. Therefore, I didn't allow you to touch her.
Now please think: Who has ever perished when they're innocent? Where have the upright been destroyed?
Surely God won't reject those who are blameless or hold hands with those who practice evil.
Although you know that I'm not guilty, there's no one to deliver me from you!
Have I lied concerning the justice that I deserve? My wound is incurable, though transgression cannot be attributed to me.'
I wash my hands innocently. I go around your altar, LORD,
Though I'm in the right, my own mouth will condemn me; though I'm blameless, he'll pronounce me as guilty.
Ephraim claims, "I have become rich, I have made a fortune! Because of all my wealth, no one will find any iniquity or sin in me.'
1 Thessalonians 2:10
You and God are witnesses of how pure, honest, and blameless our conduct was among you who believe.
2 Samuel 3:28
Later on, David found out about it and proclaimed, "Let me and my kingdom remain guiltless forever in the LORD's presence for the death of Ner's son Abner.
2 Samuel 22:24
I have been innocent before him, and I've kept myself from incurring guilt.
I was upright before him, and I kept myself from iniquity.
"I'm blameless; I don't know myself; I despise my life.
let my righteousness be weighed in honest scales, and God will make known my integrity.
"I'm pure. I'm without sin; I'm innocent. I'm harboring no iniquity inside of me.
Now this is Job's claim: "Even though I'm innocent, God has stopped treating me righteously.
My God sent his angel and sealed the mouths of the lions. They have not harmed me, proving that I'm innocent before him. Also against you, your majesty, I've committed no offense."
You've said, "My teaching is flawless; I'm clean in God's sight.'
But as for me, I walk in my integrity. Redeem me and be gracious to me!
When you probe my heart, and examine me at night; when you refine me, you will find nothing wrong, for I have determined that I will not transgress with my mouth.
1 Samuel 24:11
Looke, my father, look! The corner of your robe is in my hand. Indeed, by my cutting off the corner of your robe and not killing you, you may know and understand that I have no evil intent or transgression I haven't wronged you, even though you are hunting me to take my life.
2 Samuel 14:9
But the woman from Tekoa told the king, "Your majesty, let any guilt for this be on me and on my ancestors' household, and not on my king or his throne!"
2 Samuel 15:11
Meanwhile, 200 men left Jerusalem with Absalom. They had been invited to go along, but were innocent, not knowing anything about what was happening.
Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was about to break out instead. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. Attend to that yourselves."
As for my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church. As far as righteousness in the Law is concerned, I was blameless.
Three days later, Paul called the leaders of the Jews together. When they assembled, he told them, "Brothers, although I haven't done anything against our people or the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans.
I therefore declare to you today that I'm not responsible for the blood of any of you,
Paul said in his defense, "I have done nothing wrong against the Law of the Jews, or of the Temple, or of the emperor."
All who find them devour them, but their enemies say, "We're not guilty, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of righteousness, the LORD, the hope of their ancestors.'
2 Corinthians 7:11
See what great earnestness godly sorrow has produced in you! How ready you are to clear yourselves, how indignant, how alarmed, how full of longing and enthusiasm, how eager to seek justice! In every way you have demonstrated that you are innocent in this matter.
This is what an immoral woman is like: she eats, wipes her mouth, then says "I've done nothing wrong."
you say, "I'm innocent. Surely his anger has turned away from me.'" "I'm about to bring charges against you because you say, "I haven't sinned.'