I’ve read the entire Old and New Testament of the King James Bible and there are many verses that were strikingly bizarre at first glance. A second glance only served to make them even more bizarre. In this list of 10 verses that are never preached on, I learned two things: one, different translations of the Bible can differ significantly, and two, I’m not the only one who found some of the verses extremely odd.
I’ve loved the “go up thou bald head” verse ever since I came across it.
To illustrate how much translations can differ, I’ve included the verses as quoted from the site along with the version from the King James version. It’s interesting to compare the two.
10. 2 Kings 2:23-24 NKJV
Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the LORD. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.
And he went up from thence unto Beth-el: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
9. Mark 14:51-52 NASB
A young man was following Him, wearing nothing but a linen sheet over his naked body; and they seized him. But he pulled free of the linen sheet and escaped naked.
And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
8. Deuteronomy 23:1 ESV
No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord.
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
7. Genesis 38:8-10 NASB
Then Judah said to Onan, “Go in to your brother’s wife, and perform your duty as a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother.” Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife, he wasted his seed on the ground in order not to give offspring to his brother. But what he did was displeasing in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.
And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
6. 1 Samuel 18:25-27 ESV
Then Saul said, “Thus shall you say to David, ‘The king desires no bride-price except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, that he may be avenged of the king’s enemies.’” Now Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king’s son-in-law. Before the time had expired, David arose and went, along with his men, and killed two hundred of the Philistines. And David brought their foreskins, which were given in full number to the king, that he might become the king’s son-in-law. And Saul gave him his daughter Michal for a wife.
And Saul said, Thus shall ye say to David, The king desireth not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king’s enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines. And when his servants told David these words, it pleased David well to be the king’s son in law: and the days were not expired. Wherefore David arose and went, he and his men, and slew of the Philistines two hundred men; and David brought their foreskins, and they gave them in full tale to the king, that he might be the king’s son in law. And Saul gave him Michal his daughter to wife.
5. Exodus 4:24-25 NASB
Now it came about at the lodging place on the way that the LORD met him and sought to put him to death. Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son’s foreskin and threw it at Moses’ feet, and she said, “You are indeed a bridegroom of blood to me.”
And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me.
4. Ezekiel 16:17 NIV
You also took the fine jewelry I gave you, the jewelry made of my gold and silver, and you made for yourself male idols and engaged in prostitution with them.
Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,
3. Ezekiel 23:19-20 NET
Yet she increased her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth when she engaged in prostitution in the land of Egypt. She lusted after their genitals – as large as those of donkeys, and their seminal emission was as strong as that of stallions.
Yet she multiplied her whoredoms, in calling to remembrance the days of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt. For she doted upon their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
2. Judges 3:21-22 ESV
And Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly. And the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not pull the sword out of his belly; and the dung came out.
And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly: And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out.
1. Deuteronomy 25:11-12 NASB
If two men, a man and his countryman, are struggling together, and the wife of one comes near to deliver her husband from the hand of the one who is striking him, and puts out her hand and seizes his genitals, then you shall cut off her hand; you shall not show pity.
When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.
Who would have guessed that the old testament could be so fun to read? There sure was a whole lot of testical crushing and mutilation goin’ on back in those days. No wonder why the Big Man was so pissed off.
“Strange” verses, it appears, just means verses that have to do with genitals or sex, or “baldheaded.” Yes, there’s some of that in the Bible. I guess I’m just kind of nonplussed by having them listed. Looking around at the world today, I don’t think these verses need be avoided in preaching, but might in fact be particularly relevant and useful, in some cases. I’ve heard the “bald head” verse read and discussed in a Sunday School lesson.
Or verses about streaking, death or circumcision, all of which make for rather strange verses. That’s the point of the list. I’ve also heard the bald head verse discussed in Sunday school, but that’s 1 out of 10, and there are dozens of other strange verses that could have taken its place. The Bible (especially the Old Testament) has loads of odd verses, and while they don’t need to be avoided, most of them are. All of that aside, the main reason I posted this is that I think it’s cool that people are blogging about the Bible at all.
Thankfully it’s the old testament unto which we no longer follow. The only things we follow from the old testament are references that Jesus makes. I read and study the old testament to gain perspectives on creation and to also learn about older Jewish traditions and the pretext of early Christendom.
What I find even stranger than these verses is the fact that Abraham and Sarah couldn’t have children, so Sarah sent Hagar, her maid, unto her husband so that he may procreate. After bearing Ismael, God suddenly decides that he will make Sarah fertile, whereupon Sarah sends Hagar and Ismael away (the muslim faith forms 600 years later). So… did all powerful God (who is actually Jesus if we buy into the revelations of some churches) actually start the conflict between christians and muslims on purpose? He is ALL KNOWING, meaning that he sees the future as well as all other things. So, if he knows all things he must have known the repercussions of such an act and willed it to be so. He sure could have saved us a lot of trouble. Maybe by doing this thing he was assured of the certainty of the apocalypse! That must be it!
» Comment by Dennis Paul Hastings on April 24, 2009 @ 1:41 am
They are very interesting verses and fun to enjoy.
The Bible is an amazing book, the old and the new testaments are relevant today. It is awesome how much more God reveals to us when we read it prayerfully and how much we can learn about the character of Him. As strange as these verses may appear to be there is a lesson in each one of them for us.
I will never understand how people can defend something like this? They’re mental! The whole lot! Thinking about moving to Island where mentals like that are a true minority! And I live in Norway; a country that should be a haven for free-thinkers, but alas, the mentals are here too. But we will fight them!
» Comment by Angus Young on June 1, 2010 @ 2:38 pm
I think John 15:9 is the strangest verse. “As the Father has loved Me, I also love you, abide in My love.”
» Comment by Jordan Adams on July 16, 2010 @ 6:11 pm
10. and 9. i dont get. but 8.the third is talking about castration. 7. he was to hav sex with his brothers wife. he knew tht th wifes husband wuld think it was his (th husbands) sin. even though it wuldnt b. he wasted his semen on th ground and got caught. 6. not hard at all. to bcome th son in law (by marriage of sauls daughter), he had to get the foreskins. 5. im guessing tht th foreskin matched some quality on moses and she said he was her huspand 4. this one really isnt tht hard to understand at all 3. Donkey shows! 2.this one is not tht hard. he stabbed himself in his abdomen(wer the intestines reside) and dung came out. 1.i think th last one speaks of seduction
The problem with most people is that we have a habbit of reading God’s word at one glance. Of course these verses ae weired, because you haven’t sought the deeper meening to them.Stop limiting God to logic… rather judge Him by His wisdom. HE is Alpha, Omega and everything inbetween and He is the meaning behind all these verses too. Jesus loves you everyone… Rock on!!!
» Comment by Phelokazi on November 30, 2010 @ 5:05 am
I have read the bible in HEBREW, ARABIC AND THE KINGS ENGLISH.. and have read interpretations, explanations, looked over many versions and studied countless debates, looked at the allegory, symbolism, metaphors and basic church concepts of the bible, and after all this I find that this could in no way be a holy book. It’s said that Jesus died for our sins, and when last I checked..sin is evil…and with that in mind..let’s start here.
If evil is a bad thing, then WHY DOES THE BIBLE GOD TAKE CREDIT FOR IT? Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. So The bible God is responsible for the creation of evil…let’s go further…
1. Genesis 3:15 And I will put between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. THIS WORD (ENMITY) IN HEBREW IS “AYBAH’ AND MEANS “HATE” OR HOSTILITY. SO HATE WAS STARTED BY THE BIBLE GOD.
2. THE BIBLE GOD CONDONES MASS GENOCIDE 1 Samuel 15:2-3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt. Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. HE SAID KILL THE INFANTS AND THE ANIMAL!
3. IF YOU CHEAT ON YOUR HUSBAND THEN YOU BOTH ARE TO ME PUT TO DEATH Leviticus 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. I THOUGHT THIS WAS AN ISLAMIC PRACTICE!
4. A PROPHET OF GOD SENDS 2 FEMALE BEARS TO KILL 42 CHILDREN FOR CALLING HIM “BALD HEAD” 2 Kings 2:23-25 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. NOW WHY WOULD A LOVING AND CARING HAPPY BIBLE GOD ALLOW TWO BIG SHE BEARS TO MAUL 42 KIDS? THE KIND OF BIBLE GOD THAT CONDONES BABY KILLINGS!
5. A PROPHET OF THE BIBLE GOD KING DAVID, CELEBRATES THE FACT OF SMASHING BABIES AGAINST ROCKS! Psalm 137:8-9 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A NUCLEAR PHYSICIST TO SEE THIS IS CLEARLY MAKING REFERENCE TO BABIES OR YOUNG CHILDREN.
6. THE BIBLE GOD APPARENTLY LIKE TO STIR UP JEALOUSY: Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies. I THOUGHT JEALOUSY WAS A BAD THING? OH THAT’S RIGHT, THE BIBLE GOD SAY’S HIS NAME IS JEALOUS IN Exodus 34:13-14 SO NEVER MIND!
7. IF A SON STRIKES HIS MOTHER OR FATHER, HE IS TO BE PUT TO DEATH: Exodus 21:15 And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. NOW WHAT IF THE FATHER WAS MOLESTING HIS SON AND HIS SON FIGHTS BACK BY STRIKING THE FATHER?
8. NOT ONLY DOES THE BIBLE GOD SENDS JEALOUSY, HE ALSO LIKES TO SEND EVIL SPIRITS ON PEOPLE: 1 Samuel 16:13-16 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.
9.THIS IS REALLY BAD, LOOK AT WHAT THE BIBLE GOD SAYS HERE! Isaiah 13:15-18 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. (RAPED) Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Their bows ( THE BOW AND ARROW) also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; (UN-BORN BABIES) their eyes shall not spare children. THIS IS A MESS!
10. HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED IN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS THAT IT DOES NOT SAY “THOU SHALT NOT EAT YOUR KIDS” THIS IS WHY… Jeremiah 19:9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them. AND READ THIS.. 2 Kings 6:25-29 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s dung for five pieces of silver. And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king. And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress? And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son. SO THESE MOTHERS KILLED, BOILED AND ATE THEIR CHILDREN BECAUSE OF A PLAGUE THAT THE BIBLE GOD SENT!
11. YOU CAN TELL WHO REALLY TRUST IN THE LORD..HOW? BECAUSE THEY ARE FAT PEOPLE: Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
12. IF A MAN HAS DAMAGED TESTICLES OR HIS PENIS HAS BEEN CUT OFF..HE CAN’T ENTER INTO THE TABERNACLE OF THE BIBLE GOD: Deuteronomy 23:1 He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. LOL!!!!
13. IF YOU HAVE A HARD HEADED CHILD YOUNG OR OLD, HE CAN BE STONED UNTIL HE IS DEAD: Deuteronomy 21:18-21 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. SO KIDS!!! WATCH OUT!
14. IF THE BIBLE IS THE CREATORS WORDS..AND IT’S TRUE AND SHOULD BE BELIEVED, THEN WHY DOESN’T THE ALL KNOWING BIBLE GOD REALIZE THAT A BAT IS IN NO WAY RELATED OR LIKENED TO BIRDS? Leviticus 11:13-19 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind; Every raven after his kind; And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. “THE WHAT!! BATS ARE MAMMALS, WITH BREAST, FUR, TEETH AND DON’T HAVE WINGS SUCH AS FEATHERS” AND NONE OF THESE FOWLS MENTIONED HAVE TEETH, BREAST THAT BRING FORTH MILK NOR HAVE FUR…IS THE BIBLE GOD WRONG, THE SCRIBES WHO WROTE IT WRONG OR WAS IT THE TRANSLATOR WHO TRANSLATED IT WRONG?
15. THIS ONE IS PARTICULARLY UNSETTLING..THE PROPHET OF THE BIBLE GOD GOES OUT AND COMMITS MASS MURDER: Numbers 31:15-18And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. SO THE BIBLE GOD CONDONES AND ALLOWS FULLY GROWN SOLDIERS TO KILL EVERY BOY AND KILL EVERY WOMAN THAT WAS NOT A VIRGIN, BUT ALL THE LITTLE GIRLS, “VIRGINS” THEY CAN KEEP ALIVE FOR THEMSELVES I THOUGHT THE MUSLIMS WERE PERVERTED, AT LEAST THE MUSLIMS BELIEVE THEY GET THE VIRGINS IN HEAVEN..BUT THE JEW AND CHRISTIAN THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE BIBLE GET THEM HERE ON EARTH.
I can go on and on, there are hundreds of sick and sadistic chapters in the bible worst than these..so you should ask yourself, IS THIS S**T THE WORD OF GOD? you be the judge:
What a Garbage, Chuck sounds like a failed liar who can barely google a few verses and hope to make his point loaded with emotions by writing uppercase. Only a dummy kid can try to fool the educated with his freestyle interpretation of Proverbs 28:25 which really means being fully satisfied, not of food but of the Spirit of the Lord. I speak English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Tamazight and none of the other translations use the word fat. All the points above were already answered and critically justified. Discussion remains enjoyable with people of knowledge. Cheers.
Never heard preaching on those verses? Want to hear them? 1) Go to a church where the Bible is taught, not just read. 2)Change your attitude when you approach the Bible. Otherwise your heart will conclude things more bizarre than what you call bizarre (1 Cor. 2:14). 3)Learn to always see a verse or portion within its context. All those texts have a cultural and historic background which ought to be undestood in order to understand the text. Since you ignored these, you have come to very ignorant conclusions, even because you are intelligent, yet uninformed in areas in which you are ignorant. 4) Ask those who know what you don’t know, and admit that you don’t know everything. Notice this: “2 Peter 3:16 (NASB-U)  … speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction”. Try the above and then respond to my email address.
» Comment by eusebio on February 5, 2011 @ 6:28 am
Chuck needs some help with his Bible reading,He is one of those types of people who because they dont believe in GOD they want to mock him and take verses from the Bible and misinterpret what it truly means.you cant take verses from the Bible without first reading the entire chapter.And Chuck I suggest you go to Church and learn about GOD Because someday even if you dont believe it YOU will confess God is Lord the Bible says all knees will bowel and every tongue will confess So may I suggest you give your life to the Lord now and save yourself major major torement in Hell for an eternity. Go to JOHN 3:16
» Comment by Dreams on February 14, 2011 @ 4:52 am
Yes he is really distorted in understanding of the scriptures. Don’t just quote a verse and make a conclusion based on it. Read the whole Book in the bible and the Holy Spirit will teach you clearly about them. LOL I suppose you read “and Jesus wept”(John 11:35) and may as well conclude that Jesus is a CRY CRY BABY.
These are spiritual things and your problem is that you are very shallow in reading the scriptures and you are also carnal; and the Bible says:
14But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. 15But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. 16For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? But we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:14)
Go and repent or you will be damned forever in the Lake of fire.
» Comment by franklin on February 16, 2011 @ 11:19 am
Now now guys, take it easy. Jesus said to love others, not damn them to hell.
I believe the Bible is generally grossly misinterpreted, stripped of it’s historical context and it’s verses used irresponsibly to justify ideology.
The Bible is very much and examination of culture at the time and the challenges they faced in the context of their lives. Instead of using universal teachings and applying them to contemporary life people take literal chunks of text and impose them on the modern world.
Ha hah strange indeed! Very good list but there are countless others. I list but a few:
Eating your own dung and drinking your own pee:
But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? Hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, to eat their own dung, and to drink their own water with you? -Isaiah 36:12
God wants to rub your face in dung:
Behold, I will rebuke your seed, and will spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your feasts; and ye shall be taken away with it. -Malachi 2:3
Attention girls, how to have sex with your daddy without him even remembering it:
And they made their father drink wine that night: and the first-born went in, and lay with her father; and he knew not when she lay down, nor when she arose. -Genesis 19:33
Apparently God’s angels are beefed-up studs because in this verse a whole town of men want to have sex with two angels:
Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old—surrounded the house. They called to Lot, Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them. -Genesis 19:4-5
A perverted father offers up his two virgin and incestuous daughters for a gangbang to all the men of his town:
Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof. -Genesis 19:8
A town of horny men gang-rape and have their way with a whore all night and in the morning she dies:
But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go. At daybreak the woman went back to the house where her master was staying, fell down at the door and lay there until daylight. -Genesis 19:25-26
A sicko cuts up his whore in 12 pieces and sends the pieces all over the city and apparently just for giggles, because there is no explanation given:
When he reached home, he took a knife and cut up his concubine, limb by limb, into twelve parts and sent them into all the areas of Israel. -Genesis 19:29
I can go on and on. It just blows my mind how people look to this book for moral direction, when it’s anything but that! Shame on you if you consider this book sacred. Sick!
Ha, these are the best verses! These quotes prove that religious people don’t actually believe in god or the bible, religious people only believe what they want to believe. Thats why they pick and choose which verses in the bible to follow, and which verses to ignore.
you guys onan and seele do understand that the new testament is what christians live by, right? the old testament at times reads as a history book, its not that it condones any of it, it just lays out what evil had been in the world.
Wow lots of info. I usually never reply but for goodness sake I must speak. These quotes could easily lead a young child astray. The scripture is read in books, not single verses. If I said I laid with my dog it could easily be misinterpreted depending on who read it. Unless I later explained that he always slept at the corner of my bed. Egyptians used to use alligator dung for contraception. Do we do that now? Do we even argue the point? No! Thayt’s just the way it was. Same as the old testament. I hope you all realize that is the reason for the new testament. It was obvious to God even way back then that those old principles would be impossible today. The evils are revealed on purpose, to learn from them. That is why we can even have law today, by learning from the mistakes of old. It is better to be reminded or we will forget and do it all again.
why does thes kids onan and others reason the bible on the negative side,stop trying to lead kids a stray .God is real accept it,you can live by the old testament its all about things in the past they don’t and cant happen anymore we have different laws and practices now from then,then those things were normal according to our law niw its illegal.Stop questioning God.PEACE
» Comment by love jesus on August 17, 2011 @ 12:18 pm
children call it the way they see it. They don’t hold back to be polite like adults. Elisha was bald because he had a shaved head. He was mourning…17th of tammuz is the beginning of 21 days of mourning ending on the 9th of Av. 21 more days brings you to the end of the year… INGATHERING. Each bear averaged 21 kills for a total of 42. This is also the 127 days (provinces) plus one week feast of King Ahasuerus (Esther 1)…134 days from Passover (Nisan 15). It is also one month after a major feast. Just as Moses and Hezekiah understood that the feast of Tabernacles could be celebrated a month later, this ingathering feast is exactly one month after the true Pentecost which was 102 days after Passover (Elijah called for a captain plus 50=51 to be struck dead twice over for a total of 102). Ingathering is at the turn of the year. Elul is the new year for tithing animals. Ingathering happens a day before this obscure new year. New wine needs to go into new wine skins! peter lindner
» Comment by peter lindner on August 21, 2011 @ 8:46 pm
There is nothing brilliant, shocking, insightful, or challenging posted here. In fact, there’s nothing posted here that hasn’t been posted a bazillion other places in much the same fashion. These out-of-context verses from the bible don’t prove anything, don’t reveal anything, and don’t change anything. Words taken out of context typically sound odd and make little sense–especially ones coming from a completely different time and culture. Duh.
Contrary to the popular opinion of most commenters here; these verses actually DO make sense when read in context of their cultural/historical/religious background and are in no way “faith shaking” to any research-capable bible-believer. I would say any person with an 8th grade reading level could Google and find the historical background information and/or commentary needed to understand what was going on, or being communicated, in most any of these verses in under 30 minutes.
My motivation in responding is not to so much to defend the bible, Christianity, Judaism, or Theism of any stripe—though I am a bible-believing Christian myself. It is to address the rampant, willful, embarrassing ignorance displayed in the comments here. Come on folks–don’t go out of your way to make a big deal about something you have never even attempted to understand. Sheesh! Its 2011 get with the program. Take a class. Read a book. Google something for crying out loud!
» Comment by Erica on September 26, 2011 @ 6:36 am
@Erica I would love to see your interpretation of these verses.
Hahah its. Funny how everyone acts when it comes to this lol. Seriously we all are human and no matter what the world is just going to spin around and around . this —- makes me laugh yes I was born to be rose in the christain society im still am but why cnt the world just be happy and love everyone? Why get pissed at someones religon its just a —-ing word . Alll the catholic or christian people care about is money money money . Why the hell we cant just appreicate the lord or whatever without sorrow and money….most of you freaking christain are the main ones —-ing up the world by killing and other stuff if god really love us he wouldnt make us cry . If all you people were so much into him then listen to him go ahead and be amish because oviously they are the main ones abiding the bible because eveyone does not follow the bible yall go out lying ,gossiping, not fasting,were more than one linen?, getting your ears pierced, getting tattos,slaying animals ,putting makeup on ,idolising celeberties, hating on people ,not praying everyday ,being greedy yall are would be stoned if you were doing all this…..—- so much just going to say etc..The dude yall fussing at does got a point yall people just dont want to admit it you guys are to much into it…i might not make since to others but I dnt care I just like letting my feelings out
» Comment by Courtney on October 9, 2011 @ 8:29 am
Ummmmmmmmmmm dose any body here realize that most orf these are about sex imean whats so strange about sex in the bible god gave it to us to use for good but this mess of a world( wich was intended to be good) twisted it and turned it into a way to treat your body poorly and mis use it ugggggg it makes me mad
In response to an earlier comment by erica, she was saying that we need to look at the bible in accordance to the time period it was set in, and analyze the words and meanings that way. The way that i understand it, god is supposed to be all knowing and can see the past, present, and future and all that jazz. The question i pose is why would a being who knows how humans are going to evolve not create a document or perhaps several documents that allow his word to be more clearly expressed the way he would like us to read it regardless of the time period it is being read in? Why would he allow mass confusion and countless arguments to be made about the context of the stories and the definition of the words in his own sacred document? If god really wants us to know him and love him why would he make his medium (the bible) so darn confusing – and there really is no denying that it can be a severely confusing read at some points – to modern day human beings? Quite frankly the old – we have to look at it in the context of the times – excuse is getting very stale. If somebody would like to intelligently answer my question without using (here’s another good one)the – old nobody really knows what god is up to – excuse i would be much obliged and take your answer into thoughtful consideration. Thank you
» Comment by Johnson on November 2, 2011 @ 8:30 pm
My name is Dino, I am 16 years old, and I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I testify to you that I know that there is a God, for I have heard his voice. He is our father, and he loves us and wants us to grow and become like him. I testify to you that I know the Bible is the word of God, and that it is a true record and a testament of Jesus Christ. I also testify that God continues to speak to us today, and that any man, women, or child who studies the scriptures with real intent and asks God if they are true can receive their own personal testimony of their truthfulness. I know these things for myself because I have studied the scriptures and have asked God to reveal to me whether or not they are true, and he has answered my prayers, and I cannot deny it. This knowledge is something that cannot be obtained by any amount of debating or arguing, for instance, how many people have changed their minds because of the comments posted here? It can’t be done, men can only gain a sure knowledge of whether or not God is real and what he wants us to do by asking him and receiving their own spiritual conformation of the truth. This is not all that has been revealed to me, I have received a witness of many other truths which are found in The Church of Jesus Christ, but I don’t want to turn this into a debate about religions, I just wanted you all to know that I know the Bible is real. Sorry if I made anyone angry, I didn’t mean to, but I couldn’t just stand by and watch while something so important to me was being discussed. Thanks.
I grow tired looking at these guys who loves to create distortion, fighting, and offensive arguments… If you guys doesn’t want to believe the Word of God, at least stop making a pointless debate… Point at making peace and joy in this world and become blessing to all living being… It is not the nature of the human to fight each other. Only devil, who wants us to destroy each other out of revenge.
@Dino, well, unlike you, I never had such vision or any divine sign from God directly. But, I do believe in Him, love Him, with all that I am… And if you see anyone who seemed complained about God’s wisdom, HAHAHA!! Ecclesiastes 3:11, NOT EVEN A SINGLE HUMAN CAN SEE THROUGH GOD’S WAY OF THINKING…
Also, about why there is good and evil? Surely to keep the balance of the world. World isn’t paradise, those guys who complained about this actually have no right to complain.
Abput Ismael, well, the first, God do not like polygamy, and only told to Abraham to wait until Sara give birth to a child, a promised child. But, Abraham disobeyed His order and take hagar instead… Now, he reap what he sow… God never ordered Abraham to take hagar as his concubine…
Only a stupid naive little child who complain about why there’s good and evil in this world
God is master of Xanatos Gambit. No matter what action taken by human and devil, it WILL NOT FAIL God’s plan. It means that everything we did will always benefit God somehow… Read about xanatos gambit in tvtropes, then compare them to God’s works.
» Comment by johnson joseph toxhine on November 15, 2011 @ 6:50 am
It seems that the author of this blog posted this only out of his own perversion and not out of any desire for Gods word to be know; are you a Christian if the motive of you heart is to causes lust to be inflamed in the hearts of saints?
» Comment by christian nation on November 15, 2011 @ 8:22 am
No one is sprouting wings and flying to the sky to spend eternity on a fluffy cloud. Religion is man-made crap just like royalty and marriage. It was fabricated to justify war and other perversions. All christians are brain-dead idiots and I am sick and tired of mainstream media and politicians using this book as a Morality Meter.
» Comment by Avery C. on November 30, 2011 @ 8:24 pm
Religion teaches us to be morally responsible. The abuse of religion oppresses. Without religion, we cannot believe in the non-scientific concepts of justice, mercy, and compassion.
Government teaches us to be socially responsible. The abuse of government oppresses. Without government, we cannot trust, build, or work together in groups bigger than, what, 2?
Marriage teaches us to be familially responsible. The abuse of marriage oppresses. Without marriage men use sex only for entertainment and leave the cost and work of raising children to women.
Funny how Avery C. used the Internet, which wouldn’t exist without religion, royalty, and marriage, to promote his disdain for religion, royalty, and marriage.
As for me, may the Lord save me from rational anarchy that seeks to avoid personal responsibility. But, for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
» Comment by Yup_Me on December 12, 2011 @ 10:14 pm
Hi Mortad, Eusebio, Dreams, Franklin and Isaac, etc
I want to believe in God – but like any decent person, I must keep an open mind in order to truly understand. Can you please rebutt any of Chucks comments with a proper analysis of what it means and/or why it is written in the bible? You all say they’re taken out of context – so please help me understand the real context. Please explain what any of them mean, in context – or give me a reference to where they are explained (internet or published book preferably).
Is the old testament the word of God? Is the new testament the word of God? Does the old testament just tell me of the evil of the world, or does it really have a message?
I want to understand, but I understand by analysing facts. I really hope you can help me. If you are truly messengers of God then you will do your best to help me.
No jibes from the atheists please.
» Comment by The Asker on December 31, 2011 @ 3:05 pm
You have to think that the Deuteronomy 25:11-12 verse, about how a woman should have her hand cut off if she intervenes in a fight by grabbing the testicles of the man fighting her husband, is a situation that actually happened to the person who wrote the verse.
I mean, why else would anyone write that? In fact, that’s what makes it so incredibly funny. You can just imagine this guy in ancient times who lost a fight with another guy, because the other guy’s wife ran in at the last moment, just as he was getting the upper hand, and crushed his balls!
This is something he obviously wouldn’t forget, so when he got the chance to write about it, he recommended that any woman doing this again should have her hand cut off without mercy. Hilarious, but very human, and nothing whatsoever to do with religion – at least, I hope it doesn’t.
There are a few things I would like to address here. Things that a lot of people tend to forget. One, regardless of whether anyone believes in the bible or not, is gay, of another religion,etc…never forget the words of Jesus himself, who when asked by the pharisees which commandment was most important, and to which he replied..”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” That one statement, if realized, would solve a lot of problems today by those who think they know all about god’s will, or that they have the right to pass judgement because they believe in jesus. We were also told to love our enemies, which tells me that whether or not god agrees with homosexuality, I am to treat a gay person with love and respect. Jesus also said that before we judge others, we are to look at ourselves and clean up our own lives, hence let he who is without sin throw the first stone. As far as the man claiming we can never know the mind of god, sorry, jesus knew the mind of god, and he states himself that all of the things he has done, you shall be able to do and more. God loves every one of us in this world, whether black, white, muslim, gay, etc…he has given us all free will to live our lives in the way we choose, even if we choose to deny him, and I consider that the ultimate example of god’s love, so it is nobody’s right to tell another how to live their life unless it harms another. Marching against abortion clinics, persecuting gays, does nothing but stand between them and a personal relationship with their creator, because lets think about it people, are these people really going to give a crap about god, the bible, etc, if his followers do these things? No they probably won’t, and because of that you take away their chance at repentance, a chance to seek forgiveness, and to have a relationship with god. Jesus dined with harlots, romans, tax collectors, etc, and when asked he said, because these are the people that need saving. The only people he judged were the know it all zealots, who were doing silly things in the name of god, which is a lot of what religious protestors are doing now. I believe in god, but I would never dare claim to speak for him, or judge another of his creations because I am not perfect myself.
Here is bit of an objective look at the whole religion thing….it was good then……and is holding us back now….im pretty sure that we have outgrown the religion thing guys. The ozone is fucked, im pretty sure we have more important things to take care of other than worshiping this unusually violent, merciful “god”. Hmmm yeah killing babies and destroying villages because they worship another god ( i thought jealousy was included as one of the deadly sins) is in the bible but we just ignore this one because it doesnt pertain to modern society…you do know that if you keep going down that road you will eventually end up with no verses what so ever? Enjoy your life, cherish your beliefs (i give you that right because i am a compassionate, understanding, and open being) just i dont know treat others the way you wish to be treated and let others believe what they want…i mean it doesnt affect you and your not going to go to hell for it right? And if you were really that worried about it and are “devout” christians you would do what your bible tells you “shut your mouth and kill them already!” I mean seriously i wouldnt mind if it means i dont have to listen to you constantly making judgements, and forever hating change…..haha pretty much leave people alone and stop brainwashing these poor people.
THIS MY PARTICULAR COMMENT ADDRESSES THE COMMENT ON NO.11
What i learnt from that episode is we as human must not act to help God,remember, God has already promised Abraham that he must bear Child, but it was a thing of laughter between him and his wife, and for them not believing , Sarah decided to present her servant to his husband as they found themselves too old to wait for God’s promise, at last, God fulfilled HIS promise. So what you see happening is act of our impatient,trying to be ahead of God’s plan. The same thing that Satan did, rebel against God,started to procreate as he was aware of the plan. But God, being a merciful God did not kill them, HAS already created Adam on HIS own image and that of Angels, therefore have a freewill. So what is the lesson?,we must trust and believe in God as HIS promise must surely come to pass. What ever come out that is not of HIS WILL’ is always rebellious.
PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG AS THIS IS JUST MY THOUGHT.
What you will notice is a real lack of an intelligent response from all the Christians on this topic. The verses that brought up are all valid points and are not taken out of context. They are whole and sometimes very long verses. If God didn’t want a verse to be read on it’s own it would just be one complete book or at least a chapter, not cut up into verses. If that were the case then why have verses in the bible at all. So these are certainly sad responses to what has been brought up by the original author, Chuck and others.
The problem now is there are many in the population now that are smart enough to question these and many other very strange and disturbing verses/stories in the bible. Which for thousands of years the churches actually kept the masses away from “The word of God”. Now they want you to read it every day… What has changed???, other than we found out the world is actually not flat and not the center of the universe and slavery is bad and Catholic priests like alter boys! Well for one, people are vastly more intelligent and don’t need a man of God to read select passages to keep his flock in line. So we question things and like real responses. Not “Well if you have God in your heart it would all make sense!” Sorry pal but “If you have “God” in your heart you will likely believe anything your pastor or cult leader tells you” It’s call blind faith and your willing to accept that it’s just some text in the bible that must have a “deeper” meaning because to the average person it certainly sounds bad! Well guess what people it is bad! And to someone with real reasoning skills will not accept a half backed response or explaination. You know it’s even worse when they have no explanation at all which is what you see here other than “read the whole book!” That’s pathetic really.
The sad part is so many “men of God” these days twist this book into serving what ever purpose they feel is right for them and their agendas, from getting rich off their congregations, to attacking abortion clinics, creating cults, starting wars, killing gays and even minorities. Did Jesus go on a crusade like this? Hell no! Sure there are a lot of good law abiding citizens and church members full of faith and love and peace! But do you need a Holy Bible or a jealous God to be a good person? No. There are many billions of people on this earth that don’t believe in God or have ever read a verse in the “Good book” that are still full of love, respect and faith.
And if God were real why would he allow his word and the organizations that follow him to be so corrupted by man and his agendas? Or have so many different denominations that all claim to be the way to Heaven and to God!? They don’t even agree with each other’s teachings. That in the end makes God look bad to many people and other religions doesn’t it. Why with his mighty powers would he not be able to keep his flock in line!?
So the next time you read in the newspaper some hateful SOB that rapes and kills a woman, or a mother who murders her baby, your wife cheats on you, or a priest is caught having sex with an Alter boy if this is really part of “God’s plan” If you think so then I think you need a serious reality check. It’s no longer blind faith but stupidity to follow what your pastor or teacher told you in Sunday School.
But if you need God in your life in order to be an outstanding member of your community then good for you and good for your neighbor. As long as your not spreading hate or evil in this world by the teachings of God then there is nothing wrong with allowing an imaginary being to guide your life through this world. Just remember if you pay your paperboy to deliver you the newspaper on Sunday morning your not following the ten commandments that you and your servants are not to work on the Sabbath day. And if your already divorced like 50% of Americans are today you’ve broken God’s law. Or if you have a tattoo your not following God’s law. And please don’t give me the crap rebuttal that I’m taking it out of context. That doesn’t work on people that have half an education and want a real response please.
» Comment by What creator on May 24, 2012 @ 7:33 am
ah…last time i checked, you can’t just read one line of a book and assume you understand the whole story. 99.9% of the people posting verses aren’t using them in context. just because the Bible says something doesn’t mean it occurred because God told people to do those things. The Bible has many “ridiculous” things in it because it’s recounting the ridiculous things the PEOPLE of the Bible did. Many of the stories included are there to attest to the nature of God in one way or another. Pray for an open mind and heart, and try reading the Book with the intentions of understanding rather than criticizing it. You’ll be surprised at how much you can really learn.
Also, the following quote explains when and why the Bible was divided into verses:
“The Bible was not originally inspired with divisions by chapter and verse. The ancient manuscripts didn’t have them. One man, Cardinal Hugo de Sancto Caro, started to do this from 1244 to 1248 A.D. He did this while creating a concordance of the Latin Vulgate, in order to help people look up verses of the Bible. But the typical modern chapter divisions were apparently devised by Stephen Langton, who was an Archbishop of Canterbury in England. He started to do this around 1227 A.D. The Wycliffe English Bible did use them, as it was circulated in 1382.”
God didn’t tell anyone to cut up the Bible into little chunks so it could be scrutinized and taken out of context. Anyone who says differently hasn’t done their homework.
There are definitely Christians who abuse the Bible to satisfy their personal agendas. And there are certainly people who have success while doing it, but that doesn’t mean God supports it. If something contradicts what His character is, He isn’t gonna be behind it. Just because you don’t see a hypocritical pastor getting struck by lightning doesn’t mean he isn’t suffering for his actions. Even if nothing happens to him in this life, God has the ultimate say in every situation, and that person’s punishment may actually be an eternity in hell. After all, if a person’s life, heart, and character aren’t changed by their walk with God, they may not actually have the salvation they think they do…
But anyhoo…if you really care about any of this stuff, my best advice to you is to 1)pray and ask God to show you what His intentions were for including certain stories/concepts in the Bible and 2)approach the Word without bias cuz it’ll make understanding the subjects MUCH easier.
Also, not everything that happens in life is part of God’s Plan. His plan is only fulfilled when we approach Him and let Him know that we want to go all the places He’s intended for us to go. Bad things that happen are a result of the world we live in. Everything in the physical realm has been given over to Satan,and it isn’t until we reconcile our physical selves with the true spiritual nature we all possess that we are able to access the plans God has for us and can overcome the dominion Satan has here on earth. God doesn’t force anyone to do anything; our free will is the blame for rape, murder, lying, stealing, etc.
This is in relation to the venus transit which happened 6/06/2012, (Revelation 12).
The two witnesses are the moon and venus as per Revelations 11. It is true that venus goes across the sun, but this has to be with a full moon that proceeds the Venus transit, but the full moon on 4/06/2012 will a partial eclipse aka a prelude to the Venus transit! The crown of twelve stars is the constellation ‘serpens’. Note that there is an astronomical square between Sun, Venus, Moon and the Constellation Serpens.
Revelation chapter 1 – Is about the influence and movements of Jupiter through this time Revelation chapter 12 – Is about the movements of Venus during this time Revelation chapter 11 – Is the proof that no matter where you are on this planet, you will see this! Did you see the partial lunar eclipse on 4/06/2012 and the Venus transit on 6/06/2012? Note that the transit was known by all on the 6/06/2012 which was a WEDNESDAY, the middle of the week!!! Makes sense! Note that Venus is about the same size as Earth and is in retrograde, appears to go backwards. This is rare and hence this is pivotal!
Thank you for listing the place in the bible that I heard this story, it is what I have been looking for, for that chapter contains our action plan, whether you decide to believe it or not. We have got a beautiful dual meaning book within the bible, a straight forward Astronomy book, which includes references to disasters which are to come both astronomically, socially, politically and geographically. Jesus was most certainly a gift in many ways! Kingdom of the Gospel, behold the birds in the sky… behold the planets in the skies.
This is the most profound book I have ever read and the most honest. I will follow this blessed books instructions to the very end in complete faith, wisdom and understanding.
God bless you who can read and understand these words…..
Most of these verses are not being explained by the believers. Why is that. Its cauuse they cant.the old testiment is as bizare as it seems sadly.all religion is based on bloody hands.disturbing i think.
» Comment by joshd on September 17, 2012 @ 9:36 am
If the bible is the work of God then Mozart must be a super-God.
Some of you have asked for explanation of some of these verses – claiming ‘believers’ are defending them but not explaining. I do not have time just to write a big explanation of them all but if there is one in particular you would like explained – ask and I will answer when I get a moment.
god is all knowing right? knows our every thought, what we have planned, basically knows the future. which means he knew adam and eve would eat from the tree, he knew people would be evil and he would have to destroy the world with the flood apart from from Noah and he also knew that even if noah survived, the world would still be f****d up but he sent jesus anyway knowing that even if jesus died, the world would get even more f****d up. so tell me, what the heck was the point of everything if you already know how it would all pan out? its like watching a movie that someone has told you about, plot and ending and all and expecting something different when you watch it. the god thing is a no brainer and i had my doubts as far back as when i was 12 and am african (we are like really gullible) but even i know its all bullsh**. belief in the dude in the sky retards growth and a lot of people have failed to reach their full potential. the belief in god is divisive and continues to cause death on a wholescale (the moslems and their merry bombers) and the sh** with Israel and Palestine, a hundred guesses where that stemmed from? exactly! a stupid promise from a non-existent being! you know i really couldnt care less about people’s beliefs but the fact that these beliefs result in unnecessary death just pisses me the hell off!!!!
» Comment by dudelove on December 16, 2012 @ 5:08 pm
What relevance does the Bible have today…only as a warning of the kind of madness that inspired 911. The god is so great crowd [Allah Akbar in Arabic] follow their Middle Eastern cult ..a God who kills children to help his master race, murders witnesses [Mrs Lot]is an epic killer and doubles as a talking bush. If he’s real he’s an Alien world creator…or hopefully he’s been wiped out in the asteroid belt on his way to his mansions in the sky…Jesus saves, but never spends…the gory run amok Jesus superstition that killed so many thinkers, Jews and Muslims is slowly ending.
» Comment by gods an alien? on December 19, 2012 @ 1:54 am
‘And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.’ XD Hahahaha
People that post falsley or that bash any type of religion just don’t understand and that’s fine because, neither you or I serve to judge one another or to tell each other what is wrong or right or nether the less what to believe in. It’s called peace. Peace be with you. It doesn’t matter if someone is the devils incarnate or a follower of Christ we are all the same. We were created equal and the sad thing is, is that sometimes when people disagree we stab equality and love in the back..but for what. Think about it. I am really proud of the person who posted this because they are expressing something they have strong feeling about-so let them. This world wasn’t made in spite of us so that we could take each other and use our own kind as dryed out markers, we lift each other up. We are human beings. Respect.
I think it’s interesting that the more the more emotional atheists spout of gibberish actually reinforces the point of Christians and religion in general. However, it is to be noted that Christians use the same argument over and over which is, the bible should be taken in context and that we can’t understand God’s word anyways. Please, take time to cool tempers before answering just to prove somebody else wrong. Good day.
Want to see what the god of the Bible really can do? Read the book of Job. He allows Satan to have a good ole time playing around with Job’s life just to prove a point to Satan! Job’s health, wealth, possessions and family……all gone! His friends also turned against him. Job suffered greatly, but hey, it’s alright he got another family and more stuff later! One of the most horrible stories in the bible!
Mark 14:51-52 In the middle of the night a young man a follower of Jesus got up quickly without putting his clothes on. He had to be in a hurry if all he had time to do was throw his linen bedsheet around him. So he must have caught wind of the guards going out to arrest Jesus. When the guards arrested Jesus they also tried to get some of the other followers. They grabbed hold of the young mans clothing but because it was just wrapped around him it quickly came off.
Deuteronomy 23:1 Eunuchs (crushed testicles or castrated) were not allowed to be priests.
Ezekiel 16:17 Dildos made of gold and silver.
Ezekiel 32:19-20 She remembers the time of her youth when she was as a prostitute/hooker/whore. She longs for the men who had large penises (hung like a horse or donkey) and their large amount of semen they produced.
Judges 3:21-22 The man was so fat that hilt of the dagger/sword got stuck in the fat. While trying to get the sword/dagger free his guts or intestines came out.
Samuel 18:25-27 You want to marry my daughter? I don’t want your money. Show me how brave you are. Show me that you can protect my daughter. Oh, just to make sure where your loyalty lies circumcise 100 of the uncircumcised ones. Probably have to kill them if they don’t want to.
Deuteronomy 25:11-12 Women don’t fight your husbands battles for him.
Nobody was ever argued into, or out of faith. If you have a point to make that might move someone one way or the other, make it some other way. Do something that makes God visible, or do something that proves that there are good and righteous people who don’ t need the motivation or assurance of a God. Have a polite face to face conversation. And afford all the respect you can for that other persons beliefs and values. It’s a big world out there. Thanks.
» Comment by SteveT on September 2, 2013 @ 9:22 pm
@SteveT It’s a bit presumptuous to claim no one was ever argued out of or into faith. I’m aware of dozens of examples to the contrary. However, we agree that all should aim to be polite and show respect. Thanks for commenting.