'Innocent' in the Bible
Now Abimelech had not approached her, so he said, "Lord, would you destroy a nation even though it is innocent?
Did Abraham not say to me, 'She is my sister'? And she herself said, 'He is my brother.' I have done this with a clear conscience and with innocent hands!"
Then you shall be clear from my oath, when you come to my kindred; and if they do not give her to you, you shall be free and innocent of my oath.
"Agreed," he responded. "Just as you've said, the one who is found to have it in his possession will become my slave, and the rest of you will be innocent."
And Judah said, "What can we say to my lord? What can we speak? Now how can we show ourselves innocent? God has found the guilt of your servants! Behold, we [are] slaves to my lord, both we and also he in whose hand the cup was found."
and then if he gets up and walks about outside on his staff, then the one who struck him is innocent, except he must pay for the injured person's loss of time and see to it that he is fully healed.
"When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox must be stoned, and its meat may not be eaten, but the ox's owner is innocent.
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him innocent that takes his name in vain.
We will be innocent if we carefully keep all these commandments before the Lord our God, just as he demands."
That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.
Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.
Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.
So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
"If there is a dispute between men, they are to go to court, and the judges will hear their case. They will clear the innocent and condemn the guilty.
Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
If anyone goes out the doors of your house, his blood will be on his own head, and we will be innocent. But if anyone with you in the house should be harmed, his blood will be on our heads.
And Samson saith of them, 'I am more innocent this time than the Philistines, though I am doing with them evil.'
For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
He said to David, "You are more innocent than I, for you have treated me well, even though I have tried to harm you!
Your conscience will not be overwhelmed with guilt for having poured out innocent blood and for having taken matters into your own hands. When the Lord has granted my lord success, please remember your servant."
David told Abishai, "Don't destroy him. Who can raise his hand to strike the LORD's anointed and remain innocent?
David heard [about it] later and said: "I and my kingdom are forever innocent before the Lord concerning the blood of Abner son of Ner.
How much worse will it be, then, when evil men kill an innocent man on his own bed in his own house! Shouldn't I avenge his blood which you are responsible for shedding by removing you from the earth?"
Then the woman of Tekoa said to the king, "My lord the king, may any blame be on me and my father's house, and may the king and his throne be innocent."
Meanwhile, 200 men left Jerusalem with Absalom. They had been invited to go along, but were innocent, not knowing anything about what was happening.
I have been innocent before him, and I've kept myself from incurring guilt.
You prove to be loyal to one who is faithful; you prove to be trustworthy to one who is innocent.
You know also what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether, whom he murdered, avenging in time of peace blood shed in war, and putting innocent blood of war on the girdle on his loins and on the sandals of his feet.
But now don't treat him as if he were innocent. You are a wise man and you know how to handle him; make sure he has a bloody death."
And the king said unto him, Do as he hath said, and fall upon him, and bury him; that thou mayest take away the innocent blood, which Joab shed, from me, and from the house of my father.
May the Lord punish him for the blood he shed; behind my father David's back he struck down and murdered with the sword two men who were more innocent and morally upright than he -- Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah's army.
Listen from heaven and make a just decision about your servants' claims. Condemn the guilty party, declare the other innocent, and give both of them what they deserve.
The next morning when he went out and stood [at the gate], he said to all the people, "You are innocent. It was I who conspired against my master and killed him. But who struck down all these?
Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; beside his sin wherewith he made Judah to sin, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.
And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
and David went out to meet them. He told them, "If you've come in peace to be of help to me, then you'll have my commitment. But if you've come to betray me to my enemies, even though I'm innocent of wrongdoing, then may the God of our ancestors watch and judge."
listen from heaven and make a just decision about your servants' claims. Condemn the guilty party, declare the other innocent, and give both of them what they deserve.
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?
Although I am innocent, I could not answer him; I could only plead with my judge for mercy.
Although I am innocent, my mouth would condemn me; although I am blameless, it would declare me perverse.
If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.
I shall be held guilty and be condemned; why then should I labor in vain [to appear innocent]?
""Woe to me if I'm guilty! If I'm innocent, I cannot lift my head, because I am filled with disgrace. Look at my affliction!
"For you have said, 'My teaching is pure, And I am innocent in your eyes.'
Upright men shall be astonied at this, and the innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite.
Will it please the Almighty if you are innocent, or does he profit if your life is blameless?
The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.
He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands.
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.
Now this is Job's claim: "Even though I'm innocent, God has stopped treating me righteously.
The Lord judges the nations. Vindicate me, Lord, because I am innocent, because I am blameless, O Exalted One!
May the evil deeds of the wicked come to an end! But make the innocent secure, O righteous God, you who examine inner thoughts and motives!
He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.
He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
As for me, because I am innocent I will see your face; when I awake you will reveal yourself to me.
I was innocent before him, and kept myself from sinning.
You prove to be loyal to one who is faithful; you prove to be trustworthy to one who is innocent.
Errors! who doth understand? From hidden ones declare me innocent,
Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
The one who has innocent hands and a pure heart; the person who does not delight in what is false and does not swear an oath deceitfully.
May lying lips be silenced -- lips that speak defiantly against the innocent with arrogance and contempt!
The Lord watches over the innocent day by day and they possess a permanent inheritance.
shooting from concealed places at the innocent. They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.
They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
the LORD watches over the innocent; I was brought low, and he delivered me.
Do not sit in judgment on your servant, for no one alive is innocent before you.
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
The righteousness of the innocent creates a level path, but the wicked fall by their wickedness.
Devious minds are abhorrent to the LORD, but those whose ways are innocent are his delight.
Hand for hand! an evil man shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
The words of the wicked lie in wait to shed innocent blood, but the words of the upright will deliver them.
Every proud heart is an abomination to Jehovah: hand for hand, he shall not be held innocent.
Whoso mocketh a poor man reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent.
The one who acquits the guilty and the one who condemns the innocent -- both of them are an abomination to the Lord.
It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person, or to beat a noble for his honesty.
It is not good to show partiality to the guilty by perverting the justice due the innocent.
A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall not escape.
A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall perish.
A guilty man's conduct is crooked, but the behavior of the innocent is upright.
Whoever says to the guilty, "You are innocent"- people will curse him, and tribes will denounce him;
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Bloodthirsty men hate the innocent person, but the upright show concern for his life.
Tell the innocent it will go well with them, for they will be rewarded for what they have done.
who acquit the guilty for a bribe and deprive the innocent of justice.
those who make a person appear to be the offender in a lawsuit, who set a trap for someone who is making his defense in court, and push aside the innocent with specious arguments.
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
Moreover, your skirts are stained with the blood of the innocent poor. You did not catch them breaking and entering. But in spite of all these things
Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.
If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:
because they have abandoned Me and made this a foreign place. They have burned incense in it to other gods that they, their fathers, and the kings of Judah have never known. They have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.
Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the LORD hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.