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Theasaurus: Substitution

38 Bible Verses about Substitution

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Genesis 22:13

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son.

Numbers 3:12-13

And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of every firstborn that breaketh open the womb among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be mine; for every firstborn is mine. On the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both of man and beast; mine shall they be: I am Jehovah.

Numbers 8:18

And I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel.

1 Samuel 17:9

If he be able to fight with me, and to smite me, then will we be your servants; but if I overcome and smite him, then shall ye be our servants and serve us.

1 Kings 20:42

And he said to him, Thus saith Jehovah: Because thou hast let go out of thy hand the man that I had devoted to destruction, thy life shall be for his life, and thy people for his people.

Ezekiel 4:4

And thou, lie upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: the number of the days that thou liest upon it, thou shalt bear their iniquity.

Leviticus 1:4

And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Exodus 28:38

And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, and Aaron shall bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all gifts of their holy things; and it shall be continually on his forehead, that they may be accepted before Jehovah.

Leviticus 16:21-22

and Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the living goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, and he shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send him away to the wilderness by the hand of a man standing ready; that the goat may bear upon him all their iniquities to a land apart from men; and he shall send away the goat into the wilderness.

Leviticus 22:19-20

it shall be for your acceptance, without blemish, a male of the oxen, of the sheep, and of the goats. Nothing that hath a defect shall ye present; for it shall not be acceptable for you.

Isaiah 53:4-6

Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; and we, we did regard him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid upon him the iniquity of us all.

1 Peter 2:23-25

who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, threatened not; but gave himself over into the hands of him who judges righteously; who himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, in order that, being dead to sins, we may live to righteousness: by whose stripes ye have been healed. For ye were going astray as sheep, but have now returned to the shepherd and overseer of your souls.

Psalm 69:9

For the zeal of thy house hath devoured me, and the reproaches of them that reproach thee have fallen upon me.

1 Thessalonians 5:10

who has died for us, that whether we may be watching or sleep, we may live together with him.

John 11:50

nor consider that it is profitable for you that one man die for the people, and not that the whole nation perish.

Romans 14:15

For if on account of meat thy brother is grieved, thou walkest no longer according to love. Destroy not him with thy meat for whom Christ has died.

From Thematic Bible


Substitution » Christ became man's substitute

Psalm 69:9

For the zeal of thy house hath devoured me, and the reproaches of them that reproach thee have fallen upon me.

Substitution » The levites for the firstborn of the israelites

Numbers 3:12

And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of every firstborn that breaketh open the womb among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be mine;

Numbers 8:18

And I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel.

Numbers 3:41

And thou shalt take the Levites for me (I am Jehovah) instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites, instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel.

Numbers 3:45

Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am Jehovah.

Substitution » The offering for the offerer

Leviticus 1:4

And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt-offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

Leviticus 16:21-22

and Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the living goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, and he shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send him away to the wilderness by the hand of a man standing ready; that the goat may bear upon him all their iniquities to a land apart from men; and he shall send away the goat into the wilderness.

Substitution » The life of ahab in exchange for that of ben-hadad

1 Kings 20:42

And he said to him, Thus saith Jehovah: Because thou hast let go out of thy hand the man that I had devoted to destruction, thy life shall be for his life, and thy people for his people.

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Vicarious Substitution

1;22;13

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son.