I’m gonna go on the record here and say I know zero about the Bible.
I had to go to church every Sunday growing up and I had my First Communion and Confirmation, but I honestly didn’t retain even one iota of information about Catholicism or the Bible.
But these people sure did, and they’re here to share some of the stranger parts of the Bible with us.
Let’s get spiritual (in a weird way) with folks from AskReddit.
1. Pretty s*xist.
“1 Timothy 2:12
“I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. They should be silent and not be allowed to teach or to tell men what to do. ”
(I wanna point out that some people do believe s*xist parts of the bible such as this were added later on).”
2. Let’s suppose…
“Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in.
If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “You stand there” or “Sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
3. A euphemism.
“When Jeremiah is against the prophets of Ba’al and mocking them for the lack of fire, he suggests that perhaps their god’s “feet were covered”
A euphemism for him being in the toilet.”
4. Sick burn!
“1 Kings 12:10
And the young men that were grown up with him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou speak unto this people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our yoke heavy, but make thou it lighter unto us; thus shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins.”
So Samson sang, “With the jawbone of a donkey I killed a thousand men; With the jawbone of a donkey I piled them up in piles.””
6. Mother’s milk.
“You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself: you may give it to the foreigner living among you who is within your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to a foreigner: for you are a holy people to Yahweh your God.
You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk. “
7. Care to answer, Paul?
“”Women must cover their heads, because of the angels.”
I just really want to know what kind of drugs Paul was on when he wrote that one, and if so can I have some?”
8. Good camping advice.
Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself.
As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement.
Still solid camping advice.”
9. What happened here?
“‘Genesis 6:4 giants were on the earth in those days, and also after, when the sons of god lay with the daughters of man and had children by them.
And they were the heroes of old, men of legend.’
This bible verse is the most out of place line ive ever found, and basically reverse-engineers greek mythology into the bible.”
10. Heaven and Hell.
“Luke 16:22-25 (Hell and heaven are within viewing distance of each other.)
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedth thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.”
“”Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth” -Numbers 12:3
Oh the irony…:
12. Uh oh…
It details the differences between selling your daughter into slavery vs selling your son.”
“Acts 16:16 – 16:19
Paul and Silas are travelling, spreading the word of Jesus. One day, they meet a slave who can tell the future because she’s possessed by a demon, and who acts as a professional fortune teller for her masters.
With her powers, she recognizes that Paul and Silas are holy men who preach the one true path to salvation, and she gets so excited she starts following them around, shouting to everyone about how great they are. This makes Paul really annoyed, and eventually he exorcises her on the spot just to get her to shut up.
Then the slave’s masters have Paul arrested, on the grounds that without the slave’s demon, they can’t make money using her as a fortune teller anymore.
What follows is the weirdest episode of The People’s Court ever.”
Do you know any other strange Bible verses that most people don’t know about?
If so, please share them with us in the comments.
We look forward to hearing from you!