- Aug 7, 2006
Book 10; in which I list my favorite Bible verses
"To the woman He [God] said: 'I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you"
- Genesis 3:16
"I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation..."
"Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day...you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates."
"If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you six years."
"If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free."
"If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as menservants do."
"If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property."
"If a thief is caught breaking in and is struck so that he dies, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed; but if it happens after sunrise, he is guilty of bloodshed."
"Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt."
"If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a money lender; charge him no interest."
"Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people."
"If you listen carefully to what [my angel] says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces."
"Do not light a fire in any of your dwellings on the sabbath day."
"When a leader sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the commands of the Lord his God, he is guilty. When he is made aware of the sin he committed, he must bring as his offering a male goat without defect."
"When a man lies with a woman and there is an emission of semen, both must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening."
"When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening."
"Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable."
"Do not hold back the wages of a hired man overnight."
"Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed. Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material."
"Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves."
"If a man commits adultery with another mans wife both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death."
"If a priests daughter defiles herself by becoming a prostitute, she disgraces her father; she must be burned in the fire."
"anyone who blasphemes the name of the Lord must be put to death. The entire assembly must stone him"
"Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you"
"If a woman living with her husband makes a vow or obligates herself by a pledge under oath. Her husband may confirm or nullify any vow she makes"
"do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman, or like any animal on earth or any bird that flies in the air or any fish in the waters below"
"At the end of every seven years you must cancel all debts...he shall not require payment"
"When you go to war against your enemies and the Lord your God delivers them into your hands and you take captives, if you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and you are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife."
"A woman must not wear mens clothing, nor a man a woman's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this"
"If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, he shall pay the girls father 50 shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her."
"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"
Many Christians will, when shown a list like this will claim that when Jesus arrived, it nullified the old law. The New Testament, however, says quite the opposite: Portion 17; In Which True Christians Stay Kosher