Atrocities and Absurdities in the Bible
Reverend Jim Huber
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And when the Lord thy God hath delivered it unto thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword: but the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, even all the spoils thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the Lord thy God hath given thee. - Deuteronomy 20:13-14
For my love they are my adversaries... When he shall be judged, let him be condemned... Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow. Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places. Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labor. Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children. Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out. - Psalm 109:4-13
For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft... - 1 Samuel 15:23
You shall not allow a soceress to live. - Exodus 22:18
He who sacrifices to any god, other than to the Lord alone, shall be utterly destroyed. - Exodus 22:20
[Moses to his soldiers:] 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.
- Numbers 31:17-18
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. - Mark 16:17-18
But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring them hither, and slay them before me. - Mark 9:34
Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together and burned them... So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. - Acts 19:19-20
... if through falshood God's truthfulness abounds to his glory, why am I still being condemned as a sinner? And why not do evil that good may come, as some people slanderously charge us with saying? Their condemnation is just. - Romans 3:7-8
You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads, nor harm the edges of your beard. You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead, nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD. - Leviticus 19:27-28
Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces. - Malachi 2:3
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man... - Ezekiel 4:12
Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith. - Ezekiel 4:15
... Hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you? - Isaiah 36:12
Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and mine inner parts for Kirkarcsh. - Isaiah 16:11
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. - Psalms 137:9
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