Numbers 35:33
Do not pollute the land where you live, for bloodshed pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land on which the blood is shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it.
Cross References
Genesis 4:10
"What have you done?" replied the LORD. "The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground.

Genesis 9:6
Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man his blood will be shed; for in His own image God has made mankind.

Numbers 35:32
Nor should you accept a ransom for the person who flees to a city of refuge and allow him to return and live on his own land before the death of the high priest.

Deuteronomy 19:10
Thus innocent blood will not be shed in the land the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance, so that you will not be guilty of bloodshed.

Deuteronomy 21:7
and they shall declare, "Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see it.

Deuteronomy 21:8
Accept this atonement, O LORD, for Your people Israel whom You have redeemed, and do not hold the shedding of innocent blood against them." And the bloodshed will be atoned for.

Judges 9:24
in order that the crime against the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might come to justice and their blood be avenged on their brother Abimelech and on the leaders of Shechem, who had helped him murder his brothers.

1 Kings 2:31
And the king replied, "Do just as he says. Strike him down and bury him, and so remove from me and from the house of my father the innocent blood that Joab shed.

Psalm 106:38
They shed innocent blood--the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood.

Isaiah 24:5
The earth is defiled by its people; they have transgressed the laws; they have overstepped the decrees and broken the everlasting covenant.

Jeremiah 16:18
And I will first repay them double their iniquity and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the carcasses of their detestable idols, and they have filled My inheritance with their abominations."

Jeremiah 26:15
But know for certain that if you put me to death, you will bring innocent blood upon yourselves, on this city, and on its residents; for truly the LORD has sent me to speak all these words in your hearing."

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it defileth

Leviticus 18:25
Even the land has become defiled, so I am punishing it for its sin, and the land will vomit out its inhabitants.

Deuteronomy 21:1-8, 23
If one is found slain, lying in a field in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess, and it is not known who killed him, . . .

2 Kings 23:26
Nevertheless, the LORD did not turn away from the fury of His burning anger, which was kindled against Judah because of all that Manasseh had done to provoke Him to anger.

2 Kings 24:4
and also for the innocent blood he had shed. For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD was unwilling to forgive.

Psalm 106:28
They yoked themselves to Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods.

Isaiah 26:21
For behold, the LORD is coming out of His dwelling to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth will reveal her bloodshed and no longer conceal her slain.

Ezekiel 22:24-27
"Son of man, say to her, 'In the day of indignation, you are a land that has not been cleansed, upon which no rain has fallen.' . . .

Hosea 4:2, 3
Cursing and lying, murder and stealing, and adultery are rampant; one act of bloodshed follows another. . . .

Micah 4:11
But now many nations have assembled against you, saying, "Let her be defiled, and let us feast our eyes on Zion."

Matthew 23:31-35
So you testify against yourselves that you are the sons of those who murdered the prophets. . . .

Luke 11:50, 51
As a result, this generation will be charged with the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the foundation of the world, . . .

the land cannot be cleansed.

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