|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) As food, prohibited in Genesis 9:4, where the use of animal food is first allowed. Comp. Deuteronomy 12:23; Leviticus 3:17; 7:26; 17:10-14. The injunction to abstain from blood is renewed in the decree of the council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:29). It has been held by some, and we think correctly, that this law of prohibition was only ceremonial and temporary; while others regard it as still binding on all. Blood was eaten by the Israelites after the battle of Gilboa (1 Samuel 14:32-34).
(2.) The blood of sacrifices was caught by the priest in a basin, and then sprinkled seven times on the altar; that of the passover on the doorposts and lintels of the houses (Exodus 12; Leviticus 4:5-7; 16:14-19). At the giving of the law (Exodus 24:8) the blood of the sacrifices was sprinkled on the people as well as on the altar, and thus the people were consecrated to God, or entered into covenant with him, hence the blood of the covenant (Matthew 26:28; Hebrews 9:19, 20; 10:29; 13:20).
(3.) Human blood. The murderer was to be punished (Genesis 9:5). The blood of the murdered "crieth for vengeance" (Genesis 4:10). The "avenger of blood" was the nearest relative of the murdered, and he was required to avenge his death (Numbers 35:24, 27). No satisfaction could be made for the guilt of murder (Numbers 35:31).
(4.) Blood used metaphorically to denote race (Acts 17:26), and as a symbol of slaughter (Isaiah 34:3). To "wash the feet in blood" means to gain a great victory (Psalm 58:10). Wine, from its red colour, is called "the blood of the grape" (Genesis 49:11). Blood and water issued from our Saviour's side when it was pierced by the Roman soldier (John 19:34). This has led pathologists to the conclusion that the proper cause of Christ's death was rupture of the heart. (Comp. Psalm 69:20.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial.
2. (n.) Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.
3. (n.) Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.
4. (n.) Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed.
5. (n.) The fleshy nature of man.
6. (n.) The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.
7. (n.) A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition.
8. (n.) Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as if the blood were the seat of emotions.
9. (n.) A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake.
10. (n.) The juice of anything, especially if red.
11. (v. t.) To bleed.
12. (v. t.) To stain, smear or wet, with blood.
13. (v. t.) To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.
14. (v. t.) To heat the blood of; to exasperate.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
blud (dam, probably from 'adham "to be red"; haima): Used in the Old Testament to designate the life principle in either animal or vegetable, as the blood of man or the juice of the grape (Leviticus 17:11, et al.); in the New Testament for the blood of an animal, the atoning blood of Christ, and in both Old Testament and New Testament in a figurative sense for bloodshed or murder (Genesis 37:26 Hosea 4:2 Revelation 16:6).
1. Primitive Ideas:
Although the real function of the blood in the human system was not fully known until the fact of its circulation was established by William Harvey in 1615, nevertheless from the earliest times a singular mystery has been attached to it by all peoples. Blood rites, blood ceremonies and blood feuds are common among primitive tribes. It came to be recognized as the life principle long before it was scientifically proved to be. Naturally a feeling of fear, awe and reverence would be attached to the shedding of blood. With many uncivilized peoples scarification of the body until blood flows is practiced. Blood brotherhood or blood friendship is established by African tribes by the mutual shedding of blood and either drinking it or rubbing it on one another's bodies. Thus and by the inter-transfusion of blood by other means it was thought that a community of life and interest could be established.
2. Hebrew and Old Testament Customs:
Notwithstanding the ignorance and superstition surrounding this suggestively beautiful idea, it grew to have more than a merely human significance and application. For this crude practice of inter-transference of human blood there came to be a symbolic substitution of animal blood in sprinkling or anointing. The first reference in the Old Testament to blood (Genesis 4:10) is figurative, but highly illustrative of the reverential fear manifested upon the shedding of blood and the first teaching regarding it.
The rite of circumcision is an Old Testament form of blood ceremony. Apart from the probable sanitary importance of the act is the deeper meaning in the establishment of a bond of friendship between the one upon whom the act is performed and Yahweh Himself. In order that Abraham might become "the friend of God" he was commanded that he should be circumcised as a token of the covenant between him and God (Genesis 17:10-11; see CIRCUMCISION).
It is significant that the eating of blood was prohibited in earliest Bible times (Genesis 9:4). The custom probably prevailed among heathen nations as a religious rite (compare Psalm 16:4). This and its unhygienic influence together doubtless led to its becoming taboo. The same prohibition was made under the Mosaic code (Leviticus 7:26; see SACRIFICE).
Blood was commanded to be used also for purification or for ceremonial cleansing (Leviticus 14:5-7, 51, 52 Numbers 19:4), provided, however, that it be taken from a clean animal (see PURIFICATION).
In all probability there is no trace of the superstitious use of blood in the Old Testament, unless perchance in 1 Kings 22:38 (see BATHING); but everywhere it is vested with cleansing, expiatory, and reverently symbolic qualities.
3. New Testament Teachings:
As in the transition from ancient to Hebrew practice, so from the Old Testament to the New Testament we see an exaltation of the conception of blood and blood ceremonies. In Abraham's covenant his own blood had to be shed. Later an expiatory animal was to shed blood (Leviticus 5:6; see ATONEMENT), but there must always be a shedding of blood. "Apart from shedding of blood there is no remission" (Hebrews 9:22). The exaltation and dignifying of this idea finds its highest development then in the vicarious shedding of blood by Christ Himself (1 John 1:7). As in the Old Testament "blood" was also used to signify the juice of grapes, the most natural substitute for the drinking of blood would be the use of wine. Jesus takes advantage of this, and introduces the beautiful and significant custom (Matthew 26:28) of drinking wine and eating bread as symbolic of the primitive intertransfusion of blood and flesh in a pledge of eternal friendship (compare Exodus 24:6, 7 John 6:53-56). This is the climactic observance of blood rites recorded in the Bible.
Trumbull, The Blood Covenant and The Threshold Covenant; Westermarck, The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas; Robertson Smith, Lectures on the Religion of the Semites.
Walter G. Clippinger
BLOOD AND WATER
(haima kai hudor): The remarkable passage (John 19:34) from which this expression is taken refers to the piercing of the Savior's side by the soldier. The evangelist notes here what he, as an eyewitness of the crucifixion, had seen as a surprising fact. Whereon this surprise was founded cannot now be more than guessed at. Nor is it necessary here to discuss the reason or reasons why the apostle mentions the fact at all in his report, whether merely for historical accuracy and completeness, or as a possible proof of the actual death of Christ, which at an early date became a subject of doubt among certain Christian sects, or whether by it he wished to refer to the mystical relation of baptismal cleansing ("water") and the atonement ("blood") as signified thereby. Let it suffice to state that a reference often made to 1 John 5:6, 8 is here quite out of place. This passage, though used by certain Fathers of the church as a proof of the last-named doctrine, does not indeed refer to this wonderful incident of the crucifixion story. The argument of 1 John 5:8 concerns the Messiahship of Jesus, which is proved by a threefold witness, for He is the one whom at the baptism of John ("water") God attested as the Messiah by the heavenly voice, "This is my beloved Son," who at the crucifixion ("blood") had the testimony that the Father had accepted His atoning sacrifice, and whose promise of sending the Comforter fulfilled on Pentecost ("spirit") presented us with the final proof of the completed Messianic task. The same expression in 1 John 5:6 refers probably to the same argument with the implied meaning that Jesus came not only by the merely ceremonial water of baptism, but also by the more important, because vivifying, blood of atonement.
The physiological aspect of this incident of the crucifixion has been first discussed by Gruner (Commentatio de morte Jesu Christi vera, Halle, 1805), who has shown that the blood released by the spear-thrust of the soldier must have been extravasated before the opening of the side took place, for only so could it have been poured forth in the described manner. While a number of commentators have opposed this view as a fanciful explanation, and have preferred to give the statement of the evangelist a symbolical meaning in the sense of the doctrines of baptism and eucharist (so Baur, Strauss, Reuss and others), some modern physiologists are convinced that in this passage a wonderful phenomenon is reported to us, which, inexplicable to the sacred historian, contains for us an almost certain clue to the real cause of the Savior's death. Dr. Stroud (On the Physiological Cause of the Death of Christ, London, 1847) basing his remarks on numerous postmortems, pronounced the opinion that here we had a proof of the death of Christ being due not to the effects of crucifixion but to "laceration or rupture of the heart" as a consequence of supreme mental agony and sorrow. It is well attested that usually the suffering on the cross was very prolonged. It often lasted two or three days, when death would supervene from exhaustion. There were no physical reasons why Christ should not have lived very much longer on the cross than He did. On the other hand, death caused by laceration of the heart in consequence of great mental suffering would be almost instantaneous. In such a case the phrase "of a broken heart," becomes literally true. The life blood flowing through the aperture or laceration into the pericardium or caul of the heart, being extravasated, soon coagulates into the red clot (blood) and the limpid serum (water). This accumulation in the heart-sac was released by the spear-thrust of the soldier (which here takes providentially the place of a postmorten without which it would have been impossible to determine the real cause of death), and from the gaping wound there flow the two component parts of blood distinctly visible.
Several distinguished physicians have accepted Dr. Stroud's argument, and some have strengthened it by the observation of additional symptoms. We may mention Dr. James Begbie, fellow and late president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Sir J. Y. Simpson, professor at the University of Edinburgh, and others (see Dr. Hanna, Our Lord's Life on Earth, Appendix I). The latter refers to the loud cry, mentioned by the Synoptists (Matthew 27:50 Mark 15:37 Luke 23:46), which preceded the actual death of Jesus, as a symptom characteristic of cases of "broken heart." He adds that Dr. Walshe, professor of medicine in University College, London, one of the greatest authorities on the diseases of the heart, says that a "piercing shriek" is always uttered in such cases immediately before the end.
While we may never reach a state of absolute certainty on this subject, there is no valid reason to deny the probability of this view of the death of Christ. It certainly gives a more solemn insight into Christ's spiritual anguish, "the travail of his soul" on our behalf, which weighed upon Him so heavily that long before the usual term of bodily and therefore endurable suffering of crucified persons Christ's loving heart broke, achieving the great atoning sacrifice for all mankind.
H. L. E. Luering
ISSUE (OF BLOOD)
(zobh, zubh; rhusis, haimorrhoos): When used as a description of a bodily affection the word signifies:
(1) A discharge, the consequence of uncleanness and sin (Leviticus 15:2 Numbers 5:2). As such it was one of the judgments which were to afflict the family of Joab (2 Samuel 3:29);
(2) a hemorrhage, either natural (Leviticus 12:7, where the word used is maqor, literally, a "fountain"), or the consequence of disease (Matthew 9:20 Mark 5:25 Luke 8:43).
BLOOD, AVENGER OF
BLOOD, ISSUE OF
See BLOODY FLUX.
FLESH AND BLOOD
See FLESH, 5.
Blood (435 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:20 Behold, a woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years came behind him, and touched the fringe of his garment; (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Matthew 16:17 Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Matthew 23:30 and say,'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we wouldn't have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.' (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 23:35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom you killed between the sanctuary and the altar. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 26:28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the remission of sins. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 27:4 saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 27:6 The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, "It's not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 27:8 Therefore that field was called "The Field of Blood" to this day. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 27:24 So when Pilate saw that nothing was being gained, but rather that a disturbance was starting, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this righteous person. You see to it." (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 27:25 All the people answered, "May his blood be on us, and on our children!" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 5:25 A certain woman, who had an issue of blood for twelve years, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Mark 5:29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Mark 14:24 He said to them, "This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 8:43 A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Luke 8:44 came behind him, and touched the fringe of his cloak, and immediately the flow of her blood stopped. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Luke 11:50 that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 11:51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary.' Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 13:1 Now there were some present at the same time who told him about the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 22:20 Likewise, he took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 22:44 Being in agony he prayed more earnestly. His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down on the ground. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 1:13 who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
John 6:53 Jesus therefore said to them, "Most certainly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don't have life in yourselves. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 6:54 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 6:55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 6:56 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me, and I in him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 19:34 However one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 1:19 It became known to everyone who lived in Jerusalem that in their language that field was called'Akeldama,' that is,'The field of blood.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 2:19 I will show wonders in the sky above, and signs on the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and billows of smoke. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 2:20 The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord comes. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 3:14 But you would have nothing to do with the Holy and Upright One, and made request for a man of blood to be given to you, (BBE)
Acts 5:28 saying, "Didn't we strictly command you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood on us." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 15:20 but that we write to them that they abstain from the pollution of idols, from sexual immorality, from what is strangled, and from blood. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 15:29 that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols, from blood, from things strangled, and from sexual immorality, from which if you keep yourselves, it will be well with you. Farewell." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 17:26 He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings, (WEB KJV BBE DBY WBS YLT)
Acts 18:6 When they opposed him and blasphemed, he shook out his clothing and said to them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on, I will go to the Gentiles!" (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 20:26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am clean from the blood of all men, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 20:28 Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of the Lord and God which he purchased with his own blood. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 21:25 But concerning the Gentiles who believe, we have written our decision that they should observe no such thing, except that they should keep themselves from food offered to idols, from blood, from strangled things, and from sexual immorality." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 22:20 When the blood of Stephen, your witness, was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his death, and guarding the cloaks of those who killed him.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 3:15 "Their feet are swift to shed blood. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 3:25 whom God set forth to be an atoning sacrifice, through faith in his blood, for a demonstration of his righteousness through the passing over of prior sins, in God's forbearance; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we will be saved from God's wrath through him. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Romans 11:3 "Lord, they have put Thy Prophets to death, and have overthrown Thy altars; and, now that I alone remain, they are thirsting for my blood"? (WEY)
1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, isn't it a sharing of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, isn't it a sharing of the body of Christ? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 11:25 In the same way he also took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink, in memory of me." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 11:27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks the Lord's cup in a manner unworthy of the Lord will be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Corinthians 15:50 Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood can't inherit the Kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Galatians 1:16 to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I didn't immediately confer with flesh and blood, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Ephesians 1:7 in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off are made near in the blood of Christ. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Ephesians 6:12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world's rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (KJV WBS YLT)
Colossians 1:20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself, by him, whether things on the earth, or things in the heavens, having made peace through the blood of his cross. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 2:14 Since then the children have shared in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same, that through death he might bring to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:7 but into the second the high priest alone, once in the year, not without blood, which he offers for himself, and for the errors of the people. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:12 nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify to the cleanness of the flesh: (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:18 Therefore even the first covenant has not been dedicated without blood. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:19 For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:20 saying, "This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry in like manner with the blood. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:22 According to the law, nearly everything is cleansed with blood, and apart from shedding of blood there is no remission. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 9:25 nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place year by year with blood not his own, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 10:4 For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 10:19 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 10:29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will he be judged worthy of, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 11:28 By faith, he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:4 You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin; (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 12:24 to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better than that of Abel. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 13:11 For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned outside of the camp. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 13:12 Therefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people through his own blood, suffered outside of the gate. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hebrews 13:20 Now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, our Lord Jesus, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
James 5:17 Elijah was a man of flesh and blood as we are, and he made a strong prayer that there might be no rain; and there was no rain on the earth for three years and six months. (BBE)
1 Peter 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with his blood: Grace to you and peace be multiplied. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 1:19 but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, the blood of Christ; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 John 5:6 This is he who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 John 5:7 For there are three that give testimony-- the Spirit, the water, and the blood; (WEY)
1 John 5:8 the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and the three agree as one. (WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 5:9 They sang a new song, saying, "You are worthy to take the book, and to open its seals: for you were killed, and bought us for God with your blood, out of every tribe, language, people, and nation, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 6:10 They cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, Master, the holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 6:12 I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became as blood. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 7:14 I told him, "My lord, you know." He said to me, "These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb's blood. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 8:7 The first sounded, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth. One third of the earth was burnt up, and one third of the trees were burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 8:8 The second angel sounded, and something like a great burning mountain was thrown into the sea. One third of the sea became blood, (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Revelation 8:9 and one third of the living creatures which were in the sea died. One third of the ships were destroyed. (See RSV)
Revelation 11:6 These have the power to shut up the sky, that it may not rain during the days of their prophecy. They have power over the waters, to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 12:11 They overcame him because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 14:20 The winepress was trodden outside of the city, and blood came out from the winepress, even to the bridles of the horses, as far as one thousand six hundred stadia. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 16:3 The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became blood as of a dead man. Every living thing in the sea died. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 16:4 The third poured out his bowl into the rivers and springs of water, and they became blood. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 16:6 For they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve this." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 17:6 I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I wondered with great amazement. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 18:24 In her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on the earth." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 19:2 for true and righteous are his judgments. For he has judged the great prostitute, who corrupted the earth with her sexual immorality, and he has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 19:13 He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called "The Word of God." (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 4:10 Yahweh said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries to me from the ground. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 4:11 Now you are cursed because of the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)