Blame—found five times in five Old Testament verses and nineteen times in nineteen New Testament verses

Variations: blame, blamed, blameless, unblameable, unblameably

Last usage in the Old Testament: Judges 15:3 (blameless)

First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 12:5 (blameless)

Interesting fact: Judah refused to take full responsibility when his brother Joseph was betrayed and sold into slavery (Genesis 37:26-27). Yet, he must have learned his lesson when he agreed to make himself the surety for Benjamin’s safety because Joseph made Benjamin’s presence a requirement for receiving any further provisions (Genesis 43:1-10). In fact, Judah promised to bear the blame for ever should Benjamin not safely return with his brothers. When circumstances forced Judah to make good on his word, he did so (Genesis 44:1-34), and his willingness to take Benjamin’s place moved Joseph to reveal himself to his brethren (Genesis 45:1-3).

Bible study tip: Nine times in the Bible you will find the phrase “O that.” Each time this phrase indicates a statement of “wishful thinking” (Genesis 17:18; Deuteronomy 5:29; Psalm 119:5, etc). Careful attention to phrases provides insight into the context that follows. In fact, it might even be helpful to consider highlighting or emphasizing (by underlining, etc.) such phrases as you come across them in scripture.

Sunday, Day 57—Church Day (no devotional)

Monday, Day 58—These Things Give in Charge

Tuesday, Day 59—If Any Be Blameless

Wednesday, Day 60—Church Night (no devotional)

Thursday, Day 61—That the Ministry Be Not Blamed

Friday, Day 62—He Was to Be Blamed

Saturday, Day 63—Unblameable Behaviour

Day 57: Church Day

1 Corinthians 1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:

8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.