Verses Found: 139
1 Nephi 1:111
But I said in my heart, 'Never at any time have I shed the blood of man.' And I shrunk and would that I might not slay him.
1 Nephi 3:117
And behold, they are righteous forever, For because of their faith in the Lamb of God, their garments are made white in His blood."
1 Nephi 3:119
And the angel said unto me: "These are made white in the blood of the Lamb because of their faith in Him."
1 Nephi 6:56
And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh. They shall be drunken with their own blood as with sweet wine. And all flesh shall know that I, the Lord, am thy Savior, And thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."
1 Nephi 7:26
"And the blood of that great and abominable church, which is the whore of all the earth, shall turn upon their own heads,
1 Nephi 7:27
For they shall war among themselves; And the sword of their own hands shall fall upon their own heads, And they shall be drunken with their own blood.
1 Nephi 7:38
"Behold my brethren, I say unto you that these things must shortly come, Yea, even blood and fire and vapor of smoke must come;
2 Nephi 5:44
And they shall be drunken with their own blood as with sweet wine.
2 Nephi 6:88
Wherefore, ye shall know at the last day, when all men shall be judged of their works, that the God of Israel did witness that I shook your iniquities from my soul, And that I stand with brightness before Him and am rid of your blood.
2 Nephi 8:68
When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, And shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning-
2 Nephi 9:65
For every battle of the warrior with confused noise and garments rolled in blood, But this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
2 Nephi 11:64
Wherefore, the cry of the blood of the saints shall ascend up to God from the ground against them.
2 Nephi 12:12
Yea, and there shall be many which shall teach after this manner false and vain and foolish doctrines, And shall be puffed up in their hearts, And shall seek deep to hide their counsels from the Lord, And their works shall be in the dark, And the blood of the saints shall cry from the ground against them.
Wherefore, by laboring with our mights, their blood might not come upon our garments- Otherwise their blood would come upon our garments and we would not be found spotless at the last day.
And they were exceeding more numerous than were they of the Nephites; And they loved murder and would drink the blood of beasts.
Therefore, as I said unto you that I had served you, walking with a clear conscience before God, Even so, I at this time have caused that ye should assemble yourselves together, that I might be found blameless, And that your blood should not come upon me when I shall stand to be judged of God of the things whereof He hath commanded me concerning you.
"I say unto you that I have caused that ye should assemble yourselves together, that I might rid my garments of your blood at this period of time when I am about to go down to my grave,
For behold, blood cometh from every pore, so great shall be His anguish for the wickedness and the abominations of His people.
'For behold, and also His blood atoneth for the sins of those who have fallen by the transgression of Adam, who hath died not knowing the will of God concerning them and who have ignorantly sinned.
And yet they hardened their hearts and understood not that the law of Moses availeth nothing, except it were through the atonement of His blood.
For behold, as in Adam, or by nature, they fall, even so the blood of Christ atoneth for their sins.
But men drinketh damnation to their own souls, except they humble themselves and become as little children, And believeth that salvation was and is and is to come, in and through the atoning blood of Christ, the Lord Omnipotent.
And they all cried aloud with one voice, saying: "O have mercy and apply the atoning blood of Christ, that we may receive forgiveness of our sins and our hearts may be purified!
Yea, I say unto you, great are the reasons which we have to mourn. "For behold, how many of our brethren have been slain and their blood hath been spilt in vain? And all because of iniquity;
But behold, they would not hearken unto His words; But there arose contentions among them, even so much that they did shed blood among themselves.
Or in other words, he said that man was created after the image of God, And that God should come down among the children of men and take upon Him flesh and blood and go forth upon the face of the earth;
But he, being an austere and a bloodthirsty man, commanded that I should be slain, but I was rescued by the shedding of much blood,
And thus they did boast and did delight in blood and the shedding of the blood of their brethren, And this because of the wickedness of their king and priests.
And if ye slay me, ye will shed innocent blood, And this shall also stand as a testimony against you at the last day."
"And now, let us pacify the king and we fulfill the oath which we have made unto him, For it is better that we should be in bondage than that we should lose our lives; Therefore, let us put a stop to the shedding of so much blood."
And who knoweth but what my son, to whom the kingdom doth belong, should turn to be angry and draw away a part of this people after him, which would cause wars and contentions among you, which would be the cause of shedding much blood and perverting the way of the Lord, Yea, and destroy the souls of much people.
"And behold now I say unto you, ye cannot dethrone an iniquitous king, save it be through much contention and the shedding of much blood;
For he had not exacted riches of them, neither had he delighted in the shedding of blood, But he had established peace in the land and he had granted unto his people that they should be delivered from all manner of bondage;
"And thou hast shed the blood of a righteous man, yea, a man which has done much good among this people; And were we to spare thee, his blood would come upon us for vengeance.
Yea, his garments must be purified until they are cleansed from all stain through the blood of Him of whom it hath been spoken by our fathers which should come to redeem His people from their sins.
"And now I ask of you my brethren, How will any of you feel if ye shall stand before the bar of God, having your garments stained with blood and all manner of filthiness?
That your garments have been cleansed and made white through the blood of Christ which will come to redeem His people from their sins?
Therefore, they were called after this holy order and were sanctified, And their garments were washed white through the blood of the Lamb.
And the blood of the innocent shall stand as a witness against them, yea, and cry mightily against them at the last day."
"And again, it is expedient that thou shouldst forbear; For if thou shouldst slay thy son-he being an innocent man-his blood would cry from the ground to the Lord his God for vengeance to come upon thee, And perhaps thou wouldst lose thy soul."
Now when Ammon had said these words unto him, he answered him, saying: "I know that if I should slay my son that I should shed innocent blood, for it is thou that hast sought to destroy him." And he stretched forth his hand to slay Ammon,
Now Aaron began to open the scripture unto them concerning the coming of Christ, and also concerning the resurrection of the dead, And that there could be no redemption for mankind save it were through the death and sufferings of Christ and the atonement of His blood.
Now, my best beloved brethren, since God hath taken away our stains and our swords have become bright, then let us stain our swords no more with the blood of our brethren.
"Behold, I say unto you, Nay; Let us retain our swords, that they be not stained with the blood of our brethren,
For perhaps if we should stain our swords again, They can no more be washed bright through the blood of the Son of our great God which shall be shed for the atonement of our sins.
Let us hide them away, that they may be kept bright as a testimony to our God at the last day-or at the day that we shall be brought to stand before Him to be judged- that we have not stained our swords in the blood of our brethren since He imparted His word unto us and has made us clean thereby.
And now it came to pass that when the king had made an end of these sayings and all the people were assembled together, They took their swords and all the weapons which were used for the shedding of man's blood and they did bury them up deep in the earth;
And this they did, it being in their view a testimony to God, and also to men, that they never would use weapons again for the shedding of man's blood;
And this they did, vouching and covenanting with God that rather than to shed the blood of their brethren, they would give up their own lives,
Do ye suppose that ye can convince the Lamanites of the incorrectness of the traditions of their fathers, as stiff-necked a people as they are? Whose hearts delighteth in the shedding of blood? Whose days have been spent in the grossest iniquity? Whose ways have been the ways of a transgressor from the beginning?'
And they did look upon shedding the blood of their brethren with the greatest abhorrence; And they never could be prevailed upon to take up arms against their brethren.
"Now there is not any man that can sacrifice his own blood, which will atone for the sins of another.
"And then shall there be, or it is expedient there should be, a stop to the shedding of blood, Then shall the law of Moses be fulfilled, Yea, it shall all be fulfilled, every jot and tittle, And none shall have passed away.
Yea, and He hath also said that the righteous should sit down in His kingdom to go no more out, But their garments should be made white through the blood of the Lamb.
For behold, they murdered all the prophets of the Lord which came among them to declare unto them concerning their iniquities, And the blood of those which they murdered did cry unto the Lord their God for vengeance upon those which were their murderers.
Know ye not, my son, that these things are an abomination in the sight of the Lord? Yea, most abominable above all sins, save it be the shed- ding of innocent blood or denying the Holy Ghost.
But it was more dreadful on the part of the Lamanites, For their nakedness was exposed to the heavy blows of the Nephites with their swords and their scimitars which brought death almost at every stroke, While on the other hand, there was now and then a man fell among the Nephites by their wounds and the loss of blood,
Now Moroni, when he saw their terror, he commanded his men that they should stop shedding their blood.
And Moroni said unto Zerahemnah: "Behold, Zerahemnah, that we do not desire to be men of blood;
"Behold, we have not come out to battle against you, that we might shed your blood for power, Neither do we desire to bring anyone to the yoke of bondage;
And by all that is most dear unto us; Yea, and this is not all- I command you by all the desires which ye have for life that ye deliver up your weapons of war unto us, And we will seek not your blood, but we will spare your lives if ye will go your way and come not again to war against us.
Now as ye are in our hands, we will spill your blood upon the ground, Or ye shall submit to the conditions to which I have proposed."
Yea, and he was a man who was firm in the faith of Christ- And he had sworn with an oath to defend his people, his rights and his country and his religion, even to the loss of his blood.
Now the Nephites were taught to defend themselves against their enemies, even to the shedding of blood if it were necessary;
And his heart did glory in it- Not in the shedding of blood, but in doing good- in preserving his people, yea, in keeping the commandments of God, yea, and resisting iniquity.
Now they were sorry to take up arms against the Lamanites because they did not delight in the shedding of blood; Yea, and this was not all- They were sorry to be the means of sending so many of their brethren out of this world into an eternal world unprepared to meet their God;
Yea, they could not bear that their brethren should rejoice over the blood of the Nephites so long as there were any who should keep the commandments of God, For the promises of the Lord were if they should keep His commandments, they should prosper in the land.
Now if King Amalickiah had come down out of the Land of Nephi at the head of his army, Perhaps he would have caused the Lamanites to have attacked the Nephites at the City of Ammonihah, For behold, he did care not for the blood of his people.
Yea, he was exceeding wroth, And he did curse God and also Moroni, And swearing with an oath that he would drink his blood; And this because Moroni had kept the commandments of God in preparing for the safety of his people.
But behold, this was a critical time for such contentions to be among the people of Nephi; For behold, Amalickiah had again stirred up the hearts of the people of the Lamanites against the people of the Nephites; And he was gathering together soldiers from all parts of his land and arming them and preparing for war with all diligence, For he had sworn to drink the blood of Moroni.
And thus Moroni put an end to those Kingmen, that there were not any known by the appellation of Kingmen; And thus he put an end to the stubbornness and the pride of those people which professed the blood of nobility;
And it came to pass that he did command that his people should maintain those cities which they had taken by the shedding of blood; For they had not taken any cities, save they had lost much blood.
Now Moroni seeing their confusion, he said unto them: "If ye will bring forth your weapons of war and deliver them up, Behold, we will forbear shedding your blood."
For they had taken an oath that they never would shed blood more; And according to their oath, they would have perished, Yea, they would have suffered themselves to have fallen into the hands of their brethren had it not been for the pity and the exceeding love which Ammon and his brethren had had for them;
"And behold, if ye do not this, I will come against you with my armies, Yea, even I will arm my women and my children and I will come against you; And I will follow you even into your own land, which is the land of our first inheritance; Yea, and it shall be blood for blood, yea, life for life; And I will give you battle, even until you are destroyed from off the face of the earth.
"Behold, I will avenge his blood upon you Yea, and I will come upon you with my armies for I fear not your threatenings.
"And now ye also know concerning the covenant which their fathers made that they would not take up their weapons of war against their brethren to shed blood;
"And now these are the cities which the Lamanites have obtained possession by the shedding of the blood of so many of our valiant men- The Land of Manti, or the City of Manti, and the City of Zeezrom, and the City of Cumeni, and the City of Antiparah-
"And it came to pass that we did camp round about the city for many nights; But we did sleep upon our swords and keep guards, that the Lamanites could not come upon us by night and slay us, which they attempted many times; But as many times as they attempted this, their blood was spilt.
"And it came to pass that there were two hundred out of my two thousand and sixty which had fainted because of the loss of blood;
"And thus it came to pass that by this stratagem, we did take possession of the City of Manti without the shedding of blood.
But behold, ye have neglected them insomuch that the blood of thousands shall come upon your heads for vengeance; Yea, for known unto God were all their cries and all their sufferings.
We would not shed the blood of the Lamanites, if they would stay in their own land;
We would not shed the blood of our brethren, if they would not rise up in rebellion and take the sword against us;
"O remember, remember, my sons, the words which King Benjamin spake unto his people; Yea, remember that there is no other way nor means whereby man can be saved, Only through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ, which shall come; Yea, remember that He cometh to redeem the world.
Yea, behold, it is now even at your doors. "Yea, go ye in unto the judgment seat and search; And behold, your judge is murdered and he lieth in his blood; And he hath been murdered by his brother who seeketh to sit in the judgment seat.
And it came to pass that they ran in their might and came in unto the judgment seat; And behold, the chief judge had fallen to the earth and did lie in his blood.
"But behold, ye shall examine him, And ye shall find blood upon the skirts of his cloak.
"And when ye have seen this, ye shall say: 'From whence cometh this blood? Do we not know that it is the blood of your brother?' "And then shall he tremble and shall look pale, even as if death had come upon him.
3 Nephi 2:12
And I write this epistle unto you, Lachoneus, And I hope that ye will deliver up your lands and your possessions without the shedding of blood, That this my people may recover their rights and government which have dissented away from you because of your wickedness in retaining from them their rights of government; And except ye do this, I will avenge their wrongs; I am Giddianhi."
3 Nephi 2:50
And they were girded about after the manner of robbers; And they had a lambskin about their loins and they were dyed in blood; And their heads were shorn and they had headplates upon them;
3 Nephi 2:51
And great and terrible was the appearance of the armies of Giddianhi because of their armor and because of their being dyed in blood.
3 Nephi 4:30
"And behold, that great City Moronihah have I covered with earth, And the inhabitants thereof to hide their iniquities and their abominations from before My face, That the blood of the prophets and of the saints should not come up anymore unto Me against them.
3 Nephi 4:33
To hide their wickedness and their abominations from before My face, That the blood of the prophets and the saints should not come up anymore unto Me against them.
3 Nephi 4:35
And the inhabitants thereof have I buried up in the depths of the earth to hide their wickedness and abominations from before My face, That the blood of the prophets and the saints should not come up anymore unto Me against them.
3 Nephi 4:37
For it was they that did destroy the peace of My people and the government of the land; Therefore, I did cause them to be burned to destroy them from before My face, That the blood of the prophets and the saints should not come up unto Me anymore against them.
3 Nephi 4:39
And because they did cast them all out, that there were none righteous among them, I did send down fire and destroy them, that their wickedness and abominations might be hid from before My face, That the blood of the prophets and the saints which I sent among them might not cry unto Me from the ground against them.
3 Nephi 4:49
"And ye shall offer up unto Me no more the shedding of blood; Yea, your sacrifices and your burnt offerings shall be done away, For I will accept none of your sacrifices and your burnt offerings; And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto Me a broken heart and a contrite spirit;
3 Nephi 4:66
And it was the more righteous part of the people which were saved, And it was they which received the prophets and stoned them not, And it was they which had not shed the blood of the saints which were spared;
3 Nephi 8:40
And this shall ye always do unto those who repent and are baptized in My name; And ye shall do it in remembrance of My blood which I have shed for you, that ye may witness unto the Father that ye do always remember Me;
3 Nephi 8:60
"And now behold, this is the commandment which I give unto you- That ye shall not suffer anyone knowingly to partake of My flesh and blood unworthily when ye shall minister it, For whoso eateth and drinketh My flesh and blood unworthily eateth and drinketh damnation to his soul.
3 Nephi 8:61
"Therefore, if ye know that a man is unworthy to eat and drink of My flesh and blood, ye shall forbid him; Nevertheless, ye shall not cast him out from among you, But ye shall minister unto him and shall pray for him unto the Father in My name;
3 Nephi 8:62
And if it so be that he repenteth and is baptized in My name, then shall ye receive him and shall minister unto him of My flesh and blood;
3 Nephi 9:44
And He saith unto them: "He that eateth this bread, eateth of My body to their soul, And he that drinketh of this wine, drinketh of My blood to their soul, And their soul shall never hunger nor thirst, but shall be filled."
3 Nephi 12:32
Therefore, nothing entereth into His rest, Save it be those who have washed their garments in My blood because of their faith and the repentance of all their sins and their faithfulness unto the end.
Therefore, there was blood and carnage spread throughout all the face of the land- Both on the part of the Nephites, and also on the part of the Lamanites; And it was one complete revolution throughout all the face of the land.
And now because of this great thing which my people the Nephites had done, They began to boast in their own strength and began to swear before the heavens that they would avenge themselves of the blood of their brethren which had been slain by their enemies;
And when they had sworn by all that had been forbidden them by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that they would go up unto their enemies to battle and avenge themselves of the blood of their brethren, Behold, the voice of the Lord came unto me, saying: "Vengeance is Mine and I will repay! And because this people repented not after that I had delivered them, Behold, they shall be cut off from the face of the earth!"
And it is impossible for the tongue to describe, or for man to write, a perfect description of the horrible scene of the blood and carnage which was among the people, both of the Nephites and of the Lamanites; And every heart was hardened so that they delighted in the shedding of blood continually;
And now behold, I, Mormon, do not desire to harrow up the souls of men in casting before them such an awful scene of blood and carnage as was laid before mine eyes;
And their flesh and bones and blood lay upon the face of the earth, Being left by the hands of those who slew them, to molder upon the land, and to crumble, and to return to their mother earth.
Know ye that ye must lay down your weapons of war and delight no more in the shedding of blood and take them not again, save it be that God shall command you.
And it shall come in a day when the blood of saints shall cry unto the Lord because of secret combinations and the works of darkness.
Yea, why do ye build up your secret abominations to get gain? And cause that widows should mourn before the Lord? And also orphans to mourn before the Lord? And also the blood of their fathers and their husbands to cry unto the Lord from the ground for vengeance upon your heads?
Behold, the sword of vengeance hangeth over you! And the time soon cometh that He avengeth the blood of the saints upon you, for He will not suffer their cries any longer.
O then ye unbelieving, turn ye unto the Lord! Cry mightily unto the Father in the name of Jesus, that perhaps ye may be found spotless, pure, fair and white, Having been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb at that great and last day.
And these things are written that we may rid our garments of the blood of our brethren which have dwindled in unbelief.
And the veil was taken from off the eyes of the brother of Jared and he saw the finger of the Lord, And it was as the finger of a man- like unto flesh and blood; And the brother of Jared fell down before the Lord, for he was struck with fear.
And he saith unto the Lord: "I saw the finger of the Lord and I feared lest He should smite me, For I knew not that the Lord had flesh and blood."
And the Lord said unto him: "Because of thy faith thou hast seen that I shall take upon Me flesh and blood; And never has man come before Me with such exceeding faith as thou hast; For were it not so, ye could not have seen My finger- Sawest thou more than this?"
For the Lord worketh not in secret combinations, Neither doth He will that man should shed blood, But in all things hath forbidden it, from the beginning of man.
And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation- Behold, they shall be destroyed; For the Lord will not suffer that the blood of His saints, which shall be shed by them, shall always cry unto Him from the ground for vengeance upon them and yet He avengeth them not.
Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you, that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation because of this secret combination which shall be among you, Or wo be unto it because of the blood of them which have been slain! For they cry from the dust for vengeance upon it, and also upon those who build it up.
And he did do all manner of iniquity in his days, in the which he did cause the shedding of much blood; And few were his days;
And now I, Moroni, bid farewell unto the Gentiles, yea, and also unto my brethren whom I love, until we shall meet before the judgment seat of Christ, Where all men shall know that my garments are not spotted with your blood;
And then cometh the New Jerusalem; And blessed are they which dwell therein, For it is they whose garments are white through the blood of the Lamb; And they are they which are numbered among the remnant of the seed of Joseph which were of the house of Israel.
And then also cometh the Jerusalem of old and the inhabitants thereof; Blessed are they, for they have been washed in the blood of the Lamb;
And Shared wounded Coriantumr in the thigh, that he did not go to battle again for the space of two years, In the which time all the people upon all the face of the land were a shedding blood and there was none to constrain them.
And so swift and speedy was the war, that there was none left to bury the dead, But they did march forth from the shedding of blood to the shedding of blood, Leaving the bodies of both men, women and children strewed upon the face of the land to become a prey to the worms of the flesh;
Nevertheless, Shiz did not cease to pursue Coriantumr, For he had sworn to avenge himself upon Coriantumr of the blood of his brother which had been slain. And the word of the Lord came to Ether, that Coriantumr should not fall by the sword.
And Coriantumr, having lost his blood, fainted and was carried away as though he were dead.
And it came to pass that they fought an exceeding sore battle, In the which Coriantumr was wounded again and he fainted with the loss of blood.
And it came to pass that they fought for the space of three hours, And they fainted with the loss of blood.
And it came to pass that when they had all fallen by the sword, save it were Coriantumr and Shiz, Behold, Shiz had fainted with loss of blood.
The manner of their elders and priests administering the flesh and blood of Christ unto the church.
"O God, the Eternal Father, We ask Thee in the name of Thy Son Jesus Christ to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, That they may do it in remembrance of the blood of Thy Son which was shed for them, That they may witness unto Thee, O God, the Eternal Father, That they do always remember Him, That they may have His Spirit to be with them. Amen."
For so exceedingly do they anger, that it seemeth me that they have no fear of death; And they have lost their love one toward another; And they thirst after blood and revenge continually.
For I know that they must perish, except they repent and return unto Him; And if they perish, it will be like unto the Jaredites, because of the willfulness of their hearts, seeking for blood and revenge;
And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ and deny not His power, Then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God through the shedding of the blood of Christ, Which is in the covenant of the Father unto the remission of your sins, that ye become holy without spot.