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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, a ram was caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

Numbers 3:12-13

"I [myself] receive the Levites from the midst of the {Israelites} in the place of all [the] firstborn of [the] offspring of the womb from the {Israelites}. The Levites will be mine because all [the] firstborn [are] mine; on the day of my killing all [the] firstborn in the land of Egypt, I consecrated for myself all [the] firstborn in Israel, {both humankind and animal}; they will be mine. I am Yahweh."

Numbers 8:18

and I have taken the Levites in the place of every firstborn among the {Israelites}.

1 Samuel 17:9

If he [is] able to fight with me and he defeats me, then we will be your servants; but if I prevail over him and defeat him, then you will be our servants and you will serve us."

1 Kings 20:42

He said to him, "Thus says Yahweh: 'Because you have let the man I devoted for destruction go from [your] hand, your life shall be in place of his life and your people in place of his people.'"

Ezekiel 4:4

And you, lie down on your left side, and you must put the guilt of the house of Israel on it. You will carry their guilt the number of days that you will lie on it.

Leviticus 1:4

" 'He must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering and it will be accepted for him [in order] to make atonement for him.

Exodus 28:38

And it will be on the forehead of Aaron, and Aaron will bear the guilt of the holy objects that the {Israelites} will consecrate for all their holy gifts, and it will be on his forehead continually for acceptance for them before Yahweh.

Leviticus 16:21-22

And Aaron shall place his two hands on the living goat's head, and he shall confess over it all the {Israelites}' iniquities and all their transgressions for all their sins, and he shall put them on the goat's head, and he shall send [it] away into the desert {with} a man [standing] ready. Thus the goat shall bear on it to {a barren region} all their guilt, and he shall send the goat away into the desert.

Leviticus 22:19-20

[it must be] without defect {to be acceptable for you}: a male among the cattle, among the sheep, or among the goats. You shall not present any [animal] in which [is] a physical defect, because it shall not be {acceptable} for you.

Isaiah 53:4-6

However, he was the one who lifted up our sicknesses, and he carried our pain, yet we ourselves assumed him stricken, struck down [by] God and afflicted. But he [was] pierced because of our transgressions, crushed because of our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace [was] upon him, and by his wounds {we were healed}. All of us have wandered about like sheep; we each have turned to his own way; and Yahweh let fall on him the iniquity of us all.

1 Peter 2:23-25

who [when he] was reviled, did not revile in return; [when] suffering, he did not threaten, but entrusted [himself] to the one who judges justly, who himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that [we] may die to sins [and] live to righteousness, by whose wounds you were healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but you have turned back now to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

Psalm 69:9

because the zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those reproaching you have fallen on me.

1 Thessalonians 5:10

who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live at the same time with him.

John 11:50

Nor do you consider that it is profitable for you that one man should die for the people, and the whole nation not perish."

Romans 14:15

For if because of food, your brother is grieved, you are no longer living according to love. Do not destroy by your food that person for whom Christ died.

Romans 9:3

For I could wish myself to be accursed from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my fellow countrymen according to the flesh,

From Thematic Bible


Substitution » Christ became man's substitute

Psalm 69:9

because the zeal for your house has consumed me, and the reproaches of those reproaching you have fallen on me.

Substitution » The levites for the firstborn of the israelites

Numbers 3:12

"I [myself] receive the Levites from the midst of the {Israelites} in the place of all [the] firstborn of [the] offspring of the womb from the {Israelites}. The Levites will be mine

Numbers 8:18

and I have taken the Levites in the place of every firstborn among the {Israelites}.

Numbers 3:41

And you will receive the Levites for me--I [am] Yahweh--in the place of all [the] firstborn among the {Israelites}, and the animals of the Levites in the place of all [the] firstborn among the animals among the {Israelites}."

Numbers 3:45

"Receive the Levites in the place of all [the] firstborn among the {Israelites}, and the animals of the Levites in the place of their animals; the Levites will be mine. I [am] Yahweh.

Substitution » The offering for the offerer

Leviticus 1:4

" 'He must lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering and it will be accepted for him [in order] to make atonement for him.

Leviticus 16:21-22

And Aaron shall place his two hands on the living goat's head, and he shall confess over it all the {Israelites}' iniquities and all their transgressions for all their sins, and he shall put them on the goat's head, and he shall send [it] away into the desert {with} a man [standing] ready. Thus the goat shall bear on it to {a barren region} all their guilt, and he shall send the goat away into the desert.

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

1 Kings 20:42

He said to him, "Thus says Yahweh: 'Because you have let the man I devoted for destruction go from [your] hand, your life shall be in place of his life and your people in place of his people.'"

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Vicarious Substitution

1;22;13

And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked. And behold, a ram was caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.