'Deserving' in the Bible
Then the priests and the prophets said to the princes and to all the people, This man is deserving of death, for he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears.
Then said the princes and all the people to the priests and to the prophets: This man is not deserving of death, for he has spoken to us in the name of the Lord our God.
And into whatever town or village you go, inquire who in it is deserving, and stay there [at his house] until you leave [that vicinity].
Then if indeed that house is deserving, let come upon it your peace [that is, freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin]. But if it is not deserving, let your peace return to you.
You have heard His blasphemy. What is your decision? And they all condemned Him as being guilty and deserving of death.
Bear fruits that are deserving and consistent with [your] repentance [that is, conduct worthy of a heart changed, a heart abhorring sin]. And do not begin to say to yourselves, We have Abraham as our father; for I tell you that God is able from these stones to raise up descendants for Abraham.
No, nor indeed did Herod, for he sent Him back to us; behold, He has done nothing deserving of death.
A third time he said to them, Why? What wrong has He done? I have found [no offense or crime or guilt] in Him nothing deserving of death; I will therefore chastise Him [ in order to teach Him better] and release Him.
And although they could find no cause deserving death with which to charge Him, yet they asked Pilate to have Him executed and put out of the way.
But I found nothing that he had done deserving of death. Still, as he himself appealed to the emperor, I determined to send him to Rome.
And after they had gone out, they said to one another, This man is doing nothing deserving of death or [even] of imprisonment.
After they had examined me, they were ready to release me because I was innocent of any offense deserving the death penalty.
For I am the least [worthy] of the apostles, who am not fit or deserving to be called an apostle, because I once wronged and pursued and molested the church of God [oppressing it with cruelty and violence].
This is positive proof of the just and right judgment of God to the end that you may be deemed deserving of His kingdom [a plain token of His fair verdict which designs that you should be made and counted worthy of the kingdom of God], for the sake of which you are also suffering.
Yet you still have a few [persons'] names in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes, and they shall walk with Me in white, because they are worthy and deserving.
Saying in a loud voice, Deserving is the Lamb, Who was sacrificed, to receive all the power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and majesty (glory, splendor) and blessing!