"Whoever sheds human blood, by other humans must his blood be shed; for in God's image God has made humankind."
whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Reuben continued, "Don't shed blood! Throw him into this cistern that is here in the wilderness, but don't lay a hand on him." (Reuben said this so he could rescue Joseph from them and take him back to his father.)
The Lord spoke to Moses: "Speak to Aaron, his sons, and all the Israelites, and tell them: 'This is the word that the Lord has commanded: "Blood guilt will be accounted to any man from the house of Israel who slaughters an ox or a lamb or a goat inside the camp or outside the camp,read more.
but has not brought it to the entrance of the Meeting Tent to present it as an offering to the Lord before the tabernacle of the Lord. He has shed blood, so that man will be cut off from the midst of his people. This is so that the Israelites will bring their sacrifices that they are sacrificing in the open field to the Lord at the entrance of the Meeting Tent to the priest and sacrifice them there as peace offering sacrifices to the Lord.
1 Samuel 25:31
Your conscience will not be overwhelmed with guilt for having poured out innocent blood and for having taken matters into your own hands. When the Lord has granted my lord success, please remember your servant."
There are six things that the Lord hates, even seven things that are an abomination to him:
They are eager to do evil, quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful; they crush and destroy.
for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, that is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
1 Samuel 25:26
"Now, my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and as surely as you live, it is the Lord who has kept you from shedding blood and taking matters into your own hands. Now may your enemies and those who seek to harm my lord be like Nabal.
But you are always thinking and looking for ways to increase your wealth by dishonest means. Your eyes and your heart are set on killing some innocent person and committing fraud and oppression.
Then say, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: O city, who spills blood within herself (which brings on her doom), and who makes herself idols (which results in impurity),
"'See how each of the princes of Israel living within you has used his authority to shed blood.
Slanderous men shed blood within you. Those who live within you eat pagan sacrifices on the mountains; they commit obscene acts among you.
Her officials are like wolves in her midst rending their prey -- shedding blood and destroying lives -- so they can get dishonest profit.
And you say, 'If we had lived in the days of our ancestors, we would not have participated with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
Indeed according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
You have not yet resisted to the point of bloodshed in your struggle against sin.
"You are to make its seven lamps, and then set its lamps up on it, so that it will give light to the area in front of it.
but has not brought it to the entrance of the Meeting Tent to present it as an offering to the Lord before the tabernacle of the Lord. He has shed blood, so that man will be cut off from the midst of his people.
"You must not pollute the land where you live, for blood defiles the land, and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed there, except by the blood of the person who shed it.
You must not shed innocent blood in your land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, for that would make you guilty.
Then they must proclaim, "Our hands have not spilled this blood, nor have we witnessed the crime.
1 Kings 2:5
"You know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me -- how he murdered two commanders of the Israelite armies, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. During peacetime he struck them down like he would in battle; when he shed their blood as if in battle, he stained his own belt and the sandals on his feet.
1 Kings 2:31
The king told him, "Do as he said! Strike him down and bury him. Take away from me and from my father's family the guilt of Joab's murderous, bloody deeds.
2 Kings 21:16
Furthermore Manasseh killed so many innocent people, he stained Jerusalem with their blood from end to end, in addition to encouraging Judah to sin by doing evil in the sight of the Lord.
2 Kings 24:4
Because he killed innocent people and stained Jerusalem with their blood, the Lord was unwilling to forgive them.
1 Chronicles 22:8
But the Lord said to me: 'You have spilled a great deal of blood and fought many battles. You must not build a temple to honor me, for you have spilled a great deal of blood on the ground before me.
1 Chronicles 28:3
But God said to me, 'You must not build a temple to honor me, for you are a warrior and have spilled blood.'
O God, you cause abundant showers to fall on your chosen people. When they are tired, you sustain them,
Why should the nations say, "Where is their God?" Before our very eyes may the shed blood of your servants be avenged among the nations!
They shed innocent blood -- the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan. The land was polluted by bloodshed.
Tears stream down from my eyes, because people do not keep your law.
for they are eager to inflict harm, and they hasten to shed blood.
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Indeed the stars in the sky and their constellations no longer give out their light; the sun is darkened as soon as it rises, and the moon does not shine.
Stop oppressing foreigners who live in your land, children who have lost their fathers, and women who have lost their husbands. Stop killing innocent people in this land. Stop paying allegiance to other gods. That will only bring about your ruin.
I said, "Indeed, let them come quickly and sing a song of mourning for us. Let them wail loudly until tears stream from our own eyes and our eyelids overflow with water.
The Lord says, "Do what is just and right. Deliver those who have been robbed from those who oppress them. Do not exploit or mistreat foreigners who live in your land, children who have no fathers, or widows. Do not kill innocent people in this land.
(Mem) But it happened due to the sins of her prophets and the iniquities of her priests, who poured out in her midst the blood of the righteous.
I will punish you as an adulteress and murderer deserves. I will avenge your bloody deeds with furious rage.
you are guilty because of the blood you shed and defiled by the idols you made. You have hastened the day of your doom; the end of your years has come. Therefore I will make you an object of scorn to the nations, an object to be mocked by all lands.
They take bribes within you to shed blood. You engage in usury and charge interest; you extort money from your neighbors. You have forgotten me, declares the sovereign Lord.
But upright men will punish them appropriately for their adultery and bloodshed, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
Therefore say to them, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: You eat the meat with the blood still in it, pray to your idols, and shed blood. Do you really think you will possess the land?
So I poured my anger on them because of the blood they shed on the land and because of the idols with which they defiled it.
Egypt will be desolate and Edom will be a desolate wilderness, because of the violence they did to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood.
so that on you will come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar.
so that this generation may be held accountable for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world,
And when the blood of your witness Stephen was shed, I myself was standing nearby, approving, and guarding the cloaks of those who were killing him.'