The Bible: God, War,
'The Christian God is a
being of terrific character - cruel, vindictive, capricious, and unjust' -- Thomas Jefferson
(Third President of the United States, 1801-1809)
Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you,
bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto
these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.
[19:31] And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there
is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth:
[19:32] Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that
we may preserve seed of our father.
[19:33] And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn
went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor
when she arose.
[19:34] And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the
younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine
this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of
[19:35] And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger
arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she
[19:36] Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father.
But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their
[34:14] For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is
Jealous, is a jealous God:
[34:15] Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go
a whoring after their gods , and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call
thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
[34:16] And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters go
a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.
[34:17] Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.
For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to
death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.
[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.
[20:11] And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his
father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood
shall be upon them.
[20:12] And if a man lie with his daughter in law, both of them shall surely be
put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
[20:13] If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them
have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood
shall be upon them.
[20:14] And if a man take a wife and her mother, it is wickedness: they shall
be burnt with fire, both he and they; that there be no wickedness among you.
[20:15] And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye
shall slay the beast.
[20:16] And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou
shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their
blood shall be upon them.
And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that
gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.
[15:33] And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and
Aaron, and unto all the congregation.
[15:34] And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be
done to him.
[15:35] And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all
the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
[15:36] And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him
with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.
And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the
women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain.
[3:6] And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon,
utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.
[7:2] And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt
smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them,
nor shew mercy unto them.
And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young
and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, Nay, my brethren,
nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine
house, do not this folly.
[19:24] Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will
bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you:
but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
[19:25] But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine,
and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the
night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.
[19:26] Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the
door of the man's house where her lord was, till it was light.
[19:29] And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on
his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces,
and sent her into all the coasts of Israel.
Go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them,
but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that
rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
[137:9] Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the
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