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Theasaurus: Substitution

38 Bible Verses about Substitution

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Genesis 22:13

Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught in the thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

Numbers 3:12-13

“See, I have taken the Levites from the Israelites in place of every firstborn Israelite from the womb. The Levites belong to Me, because every firstborn belongs to Me. At the time I struck down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, I consecrated every firstborn in Israel to Myself, both man and animal. They are Mine; I am Yahweh.”

Numbers 8:18

But I have taken the Levites in place of every firstborn among the Israelites.

1 Samuel 17:9

If he wins in a fight against me and kills me, we will be your servants. But if I win against him and kill him, then you will be our servants and serve us.”

1 Kings 20:42

The prophet said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because you released from your hand the man I had set apart for destruction, it will be your life in place of his life and your people in place of his people.’”

Ezekiel 4:4

“Then lie down on your left side and place the iniquity of the house of Israel on it. You will bear their iniquity for the number of days you lie on your side.

Leviticus 1:4

He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering so it can be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Exodus 28:38

It will be on Aaron’s forehead so that Aaron may bear the guilt connected with the holy offerings that the Israelites consecrate as all their holy gifts. It is always to be on his forehead, so that they may find acceptance with the Lord.

Leviticus 16:21-22

Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the Israelites’ wrongdoings and rebellious acts—all their sins. He is to put them on the goat’s head and send it away into the wilderness by the man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there.

Leviticus 22:19-20

must offer an unblemished male from the cattle, sheep, or goats in order for you to be accepted. You are not to present anything that has a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf.

Isaiah 53:4-6

Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses,
and He carried our pains;
but we in turn regarded Him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted. But He was pierced because of our transgressions,
crushed because of our iniquities;
punishment for our peace was on Him,
and we are healed by His wounds. We all went astray like sheep;
we all have turned to our own way;
and the Lord has punished Him
for the iniquity of us all.

1 Peter 2:23-25

when He was reviled,
He did not revile in return;
when He was suffering,
He did not threaten
but entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly. He Himself bore our sins
in His body on the tree,
so that, having died to sins,
we might live for righteousness;
you have been healed by His wounds. For you were like sheep going astray,
but you have now returned
to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

Psalm 69:9

because zeal for Your house has consumed me,
and the insults of those who insult You
have fallen on me.

1 Thessalonians 5:10

who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.

John 11:50

You’re not considering that it is to your advantage that one man should die for the people rather than the whole nation perish.”

Romans 14:15

For if your brother is hurt by what you eat, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy that one Christ died for by what you eat.

Romans 9:3

For I could almost wish to be cursed and cut off from the Messiah for the benefit of my brothers, my own flesh and blood.

From Thematic Bible


Substitution » Christ became man's substitute

Psalm 69:9

because zeal for Your house has consumed me,
and the insults of those who insult You
have fallen on me.

Substitution » The levites for the firstborn of the israelites

Numbers 3:12

“See, I have taken the Levites from the Israelites in place of every firstborn Israelite from the womb. The Levites belong to Me,

Numbers 8:18

But I have taken the Levites in place of every firstborn among the Israelites.

Numbers 3:41

You are to take the Levites for Me—I am Yahweh—in place of every firstborn among the Israelites, and the Levites’ cattle in place of every firstborn among the Israelites’ cattle.”

Numbers 3:45

“Take the Levites in place of every firstborn among the Israelites, and the Levites’ cattle in place of their cattle. The Levites belong to Me; I am Yahweh.

Substitution » The offering for the offerer

Leviticus 1:4

He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering so it can be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.

Leviticus 16:21-22

Aaron will lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the Israelites' wrongdoings and rebellious acts-all their sins. He is to put them on the goat's head and send [it] away into the wilderness by the man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on it all their wrongdoings into a desolate land, and he will release it there.

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

1 Kings 20:42

The prophet said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because you released from your hand the man I had set apart for destruction, it will be your life in place of his life and your people in place of his people.’”

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1;22;13

Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught in the thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

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