'Bloodshed' in the Bible
Also, I will certainly demand an accounting regarding bloodshed, from every animal and from every human being. I'll demand an accounting from every human being for the life of another human being.
If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed.
But if this happens after sunrise, there is guilt of bloodshed. A thief must make full restitution. If he is unable, he is to be sold because of his theft.
and the avenger of blood finds him outside the border of his city of refuge and kills him, the avenger will not be guilty of bloodshed,
“Do not defile the land where you are, for bloodshed defiles the land, and there can be no atonement for the land because of the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of the person who shed it.
“If a case is too difficult for you—concerning bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults—cases disputed at your gates, you must go up to the place the Lord your God chooses.
In this way, innocent blood will not be shed, and you will not become guilty of bloodshed in the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.
Lord, forgive Your people Israel You redeemed, and do not hold the shedding of innocent blood against them.’ Then they will be absolved of responsibility for bloodshed.
"When you build a new house, install a parapet along your roof so that if someone falls from the roof, you won't bring guilt of bloodshed on your house."
Now my lord, as surely as the Lord lives and as you yourself live, it is the Lord who kept you from participating in bloodshed and avenging yourself by your own hand. May your enemies and those who want trouble for my lord be like Nabal.
there will not be remorse or a troubled conscience for my lord because of needless bloodshed or my lord’s revenge. And when the Lord does good things for my lord, may you remember me your servant.”
Your discernment is blessed, and you are blessed. Today you kept me from participating in bloodshed and avenging myself by my own hand.
Thus Shimei said when he cursed, “Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, and worthless fellow!
The Lord has returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the Lord has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. And behold, you are taken in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!”
The LORD will repay him for his bloodshed because, without my father David's consent he attacked and murdered two men more righteous and better than he, Ner's son Abner, the commander of Israel's army and Jether's son Amasa, commander of Judah's army.
But then God told me, "You will not build a temple to my name, because you are a man of war, and you have committed bloodshed.'
You destroy those who tell lies;the Lord abhors a man of bloodshed and treachery.
For the One who seeks an accountingfor bloodshed remembers them;He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
Do not destroy me along with sinners,or my life along with men of bloodshed
Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God,the God of my salvation,and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.
God, You will bring them downto the Pit of destruction;men of bloodshed and treacherywill not live out half their days.But I will trust in You.
Deliver me from those who practice sin,and save me from men of bloodshed.
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.
God, if only you would execute the wicked, so that the men guilty of bloodshed would get away from me,
The words of the wicked lead to bloodshed, but the speech of the upright delivers them.
A guilty man tormented by bloodshed will be a lifelong fugitive; let no one support him.
Men of bloodshed hate the blameless,But the upright are concerned for his life.
When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the bloodshed of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and the spirit of burning,
For the vineyard of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are the garden in which he delights. He looked for justice, but saw only bloodshed; he searched for righteousness, but heard only an outcry!
For behold, the Lord is about to come out from His placeTo punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity;And the earth will reveal her bloodshedAnd will no longer cover her slain.
He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity,He who rejects unjust gainAnd shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe;He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshedAnd shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;
The one who doesthe Lord’s business deceitfully is cursed,and the one who withholdshis sword from bloodshed is cursed.
The person who lives in Zion says, "May Babylon pay for the violence done to me and to my relatives." Jerusalem says, "May those living in Babylonia pay for the bloodshed of my people."
I will send famine and dangerous animals against you. They will leave you childless, Jerusalem. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring a sword against you. I, Yahweh, have spoken.”
Forge the chain,for the land is filled with crimes of bloodshed,and the city is filled with violence.
He answered me: “The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is extremely great; the land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity. For they say, ‘The Lord has abandoned the land; He does not see.’
“Or if I send a plague into that land and pour out My wrath on it with bloodshed to wipe out both man and animal from it,
I will judge you the way adulteresses and those who shed blood are judged. Then I will bring about your bloodshed in wrath and jealousy.
In his right hand is the lot of Jerusalem to appoint battering-rams, to open the mouth for bloodshed, to lift up the voice with shouting, to appoint battering-rams against the gates, to cast mounds, to build siege-towers.
And behold, I have smitten mine hand at thine overreaching which thou hast done, and at thy bloodshed which hath been in the midst of thee.
But upright men will punish them appropriately for their adultery and bloodshed, because they are adulteresses and blood is on their hands.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says:Woe to the city of bloodshed,the pot that has rust inside it,and whose rust will not come off!Empty it piece by piece;lots should not be cast for its contents.
Therefore, this is what the Lord God says:Woe to the city of bloodshed!I Myself will make the pile of kindling large.
I will send a plague against herand bloodshed in her streets;the slain will fall within her,while the sword is against her on every side.Then they will know that I am Yahweh.
If I should say to a certain wicked person, "You wicked man, you're certainly about to die,' but you don't warn him to turn from his wicked behavior, he'll die in his guilt, but I'll seek retribution for his bloodshed from you.
therefore, as I live”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“I will destine you for bloodshed, and it will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, it will pursue you.
So I poured out my anger on them because of all the bloodshed throughout the land and because they had defiled it with their idolatry.
I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrential rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him, as well as his troops and the many peoples who are with him.
Then the Lord said to him:Name him Jezreel, for in a little whileI will bring the bloodshed of Jezreelon the house of Jehuand put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
Cursing, lying, murder, stealing,and adultery are rampant;one act of bloodshed follows another.
Gilead is a lawless town; it is polluted by bloodshed.
who build Zion with bloodshedand Jerusalem with injustice.
The godly person has perished from the land,And there is no upright person among men.All of them lie in wait for bloodshed;Each of them hunts the other with a net.
Woe to the city guilty of bloodshed! She is full of lies; she is filled with plunder; she has hoarded her spoil!
Since you have plundered many nations,all the peoples who remain will plunder you—because of human bloodshedand violence against lands, cities,and all who live in them.
Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshedand founds a town with injustice!
For your violence against Lebanonwill overwhelm you;the destruction of animals will terrify youbecause of your human bloodshed and violenceagainst lands, cities, and all who live in them.
You have not yet resisted to the point of bloodshed in your struggle against sin.