I will require the life of every animal and every man for your life and your blood. I will require the life of each man's brother for a man's life.
and also because of all the innocent blood he had shed. He had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the LORD would not forgive.
For look, the LORD is coming from His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity. The earth will reveal the blood shed on it and will no longer conceal her slain.
So all the righteous blood shed on the earth will be charged to you, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar.
so that this generation may be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world--
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. "Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible.
When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those slaughtered because of God's word and the testimony they had.
They cried out with a loud voice: "O Lord, holy and true, how long until You judge and avenge our blood from those who live on the earth?"
Because they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, You also gave them blood to drink; they deserve it!
But You Yourself have seen trouble and grief, observing it in order to take the matter into Your hands. The helpless entrusts himself to You; You are a helper of the fatherless.
LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will strengthen their hearts. You will listen carefully,
For He has not despised or detested the torment of the afflicted. He did not hide His face from him, but listened when he cried to Him for help.
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard [him] and saved him from all his troubles.
He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute and will not despise their prayer.
Then the LORD said, "I have observed the misery of My people in Egypt, and have heard them crying out because of their oppressors, and I know about their sufferings.
The Israelites' cry for help has come to Me, and I have also seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.
Will not God grant justice to His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [to help] them?
I tell you that He will swiftly grant them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on earth?"
So they got rid of the foreign gods among them and worshiped the LORD, but He became weary of Israel's misery.