7318 blood, as symbol of guilt

7318 blood, as symbol of guilt

Blood is often used as an image of people’s sin and guilt, and the judgment which follows. Blood-guilt is ascribed to those who are responsible for the shedding of innocent blood.

Blood as an image of sin and guilt

Isa 59:2-3 See also Lev 20:9-13,27; 2Sa 1:14-16; Isa 1:15-18; Na 3:1; Ac 18:6

Blood as an image of judgment

Isa 34:5-6 See also Ex 7:14-21; Ps 78:44; Ps 105:29; Ac 2:19-20; Joel 2:30-31

Blood as a sign of the end times

Ac 2:19-20 See also Joel 2:30-31; Rev 6:12-15; Rev 8:7-9; Rev 16:3-6

Blood-guilt, the result of shedding innocent blood

Examples of blood-guilt Ge 4:8-11 See also 2Sa 1:14-16; 2Sa 4:5-12; Eze 35:5-9; Hab 2:12; Mt 27:3-8,24; Ac 5:28

The right to avenge blood-guilt under the law Dt 19:11-13 See also Nu 35:16-28

Restraint to avoid further blood-guilt Dt 4:41-42 See also Ge 4:15; Nu 35:6-34; Dt 19:4-10; Jos 20:1-9

Blood-guilt cannot be forgotten Ge 9:5-6 See also Ge 4:10-16; Ge 42:22; 1Ki 2:28-33; Isa 26:21; Mt 23:30-31

See also

7310avenger of blood
7338cities of refuge
9105last things
9210judgment, God’s

Bible Gateway Recommendations