'Innocent' in the Bible
Now Abimelech had not yet come near her, so he asked, "LORD, will you destroy an innocent nation?
"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."
Stay far away from a false charge, and don't kill the innocent or the righteous, because I won't acquit the guilty.
You must not shed innocent blood on your land that the LORD your God is about to give you as an inheritance. Otherwise, you'll be guilty of murder."
Have no pity on him, but totally purge the shedding of innocent blood from Israel so that life may go well with you."
Make atonement for your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, LORD, and don't charge the blood of an innocent man against them.' Then the blood that has been shed will be atoned for.
This is how you will remove the guilt of innocent blood from among you, for you must do what is right in the sight of the LORD."
"When there is a conflict between individuals, let them come to court to judge the case, decide who is innocent, and condemn the guilty person.
""Cursed is one who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.' "Then all the people are to respond by saying, "Amen!'
He risked his life and struck down the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a spectacular deliverance for all Israel. You saw that and rejoiced, so why would you do wrong and shed innocent blood by killing David without cause?"
David told Abishai, "Don't destroy him. Who can raise his hand to strike the LORD's anointed and remain innocent?
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?"
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.
In addition to this, Manasseh shed lots of innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another besides his sin by which he caused Judah to sin by practicing what the LORD considered to be evil.
as well as for the innocent blood that he had shed. He had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not forgive them.
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."
Now please think: Who has ever perished when they're innocent? Where have the upright been destroyed?
If a calamity causes sudden death, he'll mock at the despair of the 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!
The upright are appalled over this, and the innocent person is troubled by the godless.
Will it please the Almighty if you are innocent, or does he profit if your life is blameless?
The righteous will see this and rejoice; the innocent will insult him, saying,
whatever he stores up, the righteous will wear, and the innocent will inherit that silver!
"I'm pure. I'm without sin; I'm innocent. I'm harboring no iniquity inside of me.
Now this is Job's claim: "Even though I'm innocent, God has stopped treating me righteously.
They wait in ambush in the villages, they kill the innocent in secret.
who does not loan his money with interest, and who does not take a bribe against those who are innocent. The one who does these things will stand firm forever. A special Davidic Psalm.
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.
shooting at the innocent from concealment. Suddenly they shoot, fearing nothing.
They gather together against the righteous, condemning the innocent to death.
They shed innocent blood the blood of their sons and daughters whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, thereby polluting the land with blood.
the LORD watches over the innocent; I was brought low, and he delivered me.
If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all.
Arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, and hands shedding innocent blood;
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.
Bloodthirsty men hate the innocent person, but the upright show concern for his life.
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 rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths.
On your skirts is found the lifeblood of the innocent poor, even though you didn't catch them breaking in. Yet despite all these things,
you say, "I'm innocent. Surely his anger has turned away from me.'" "I'm about to bring charges against you because you say, "I haven't sinned.'
and if you don't oppress the alien, the orphan, and the widow, and don't shed an innocent person's blood in this place, and if you don't follow other gods to your own harm,
""This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, the God of Israel, says: "I'm about to bring a disaster on this place that will make the ears of all who hear about it tingle. For they have forsaken me and have treated this place as foreign. In it they have burned incense to other gods that neither they, their ancestors, nor the kings of Judah knew. They have also filled this place with the blood of innocent people.
This is what the LORD says: "Uphold justice and righteousness. Deliver from their oppressor those who have been robbed. Don't mistreat or do violence to the alien, the orphan, or the widow, or shed the blood of innocent people in this place.
But your eyes and heart are on nothing but your dishonest gain, shedding the blood of innocent people, and practicing oppression and extortion."
But know for certain that if you kill me, you will bring innocent blood on yourselves and on this city and its residents because the LORD really did send me to you to say all these things for you to hear."
My God sent his angel and sealed the mouths of the lions. They have not harmed me, proving that I'm innocent before him. Also against you, your majesty, I've committed no offense."
Egypt will be desolate, and Edom will be a desert, because of violence against the people of Judah since they shed innocent blood in their land.
At last they cried out to the LORD, "Please, LORD, do not let us perish because of this man's life, and do not hold us responsible for innocent blood, because you, LORD, have done what pleased you."
"Pay attention, now! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves.
Or haven't you read in the Law that on every Sabbath the priests in the Temple violate the Sabbath and yet are innocent?
If you had known what "I want mercy and not sacrifice' means, you would not have condemned the innocent,
saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood."
Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that a riot was about to break out instead. So he took some water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of this man's blood. Attend to that yourselves."
But when they began to oppose him and insult him, he shook out his clothes in protest and told them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the gentiles."
For your obedience has become known to everyone, and I am full of joy for you. But I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
See what great earnestness godly sorrow has produced in you! How ready you are to clear yourselves, how indignant, how alarmed, how full of longing and enthusiasm, how eager to seek justice! In every way you have demonstrated that you are innocent in this matter.
so that you may be blameless and innocent, God's children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world
We need such a high priest one who is holy, innocent, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens.
For the Messiah also suffered for sins once for all, an innocent person for the guilty, so that he could bring you to God. He was put to death in a mortal body but was brought to life by the Spirit,