It can be say that the most historically revered document in the world is also filled with some craziness. The Bible does not only teach about overcoming struggle, faith, and family, but some pretty shocking verses are also located in its pages. Here is a look at some of the craziest Bible verses read by Christians.
“And the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity.” – Romans 1:27
“Happy those who seize your children and smash them against a rock.” -Psalm 137:9
“I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man. She must be quiet.” – 1 Timothy 2:12
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14:26
“If anyone does not love the Lord—a curse be on him.” – 1 Corinthians 16:22
“If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.” – John 5:31
“If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity.” – Deuteronomy 25:11-12
“Slaves, be subject to your masters with all reverence, not only to those who are good and equitable but also to those who are perverse.” – 1 Peter 2:18
“Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority.” – 1 Peter 2:13
“The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.” – Hosea 13:16
“The righteous will be glad when they are avenged, when they bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.” – Psalm 58:10
“Then God said: ‘Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you’.” – Genesis 22:2
“When the Lord delivers it into your hand, put to the sword all the males …. As for the women, the children, the livestock and everything else in the city, you may take these as plunder for yourselves.” – Deuteronomy 20:13-14
“Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.” – Ephesians 5:22
“You shall also have a place outside the camp and go out there, and you shall have a spade among your tools, and it shall be that when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and shall turn to cover up your excrement.” – Deuteronomy 23:12-13
“You shall not let a sorceress live.” – Exodus 22:18
Check out the following video to review some of the most encouraging and inspirational passages found in the Bible. This is a great way to enhance your Christian faith and understanding.
Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.