This is a complete list of every time the word, “beat,” “beats,” “beaten,” or “beating” is used in the Bible. When you read these, ask yourself, does this doesn’t sound like some God would write, or does it sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology.
Exodus 2:11 [ Moses Flees to Midian ] One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian BEATING a Hebrew, one of his own people.
Exodus 5:14 And Pharaoh’s slave drivers BEAT the Israelite overseers they had appointed, demanding, “Why haven’t you met your quota of bricks yesterday or today, as before?”
Exodus 5:16 Your servants are given no straw, yet we are told, ‘Make bricks!’ Your servants are being BEATEN, but the fault is with your own people.”
Exodus 9:25 Throughout Egypt hail struck everything in the fields—both people and animals; it BEAT down everything growing in the fields and stripped every tree.
Exodus 21:20 “Anyone who BEATS their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result,
Numbers 14:45 Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down and attacked them and BEAT them down all the way to Hormah.
Numbers 22:23 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam BEAT it to get it back on the road.
Numbers 22:25 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, it pressed close to the wall, crushing Balaam’s foot against it. So he BEAT the donkey again.
Numbers 22:27 When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, it lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and BEAT it with his staff.
Numbers 22:28 Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and it said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you BEAT me these three times?”
Numbers 22:32 The angel of the Lord asked him, “Why have you BEATEN your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me.
Deuteronomy 1:44 The Amorites who lived in those hills came out against you; they chased you like a swarm of bees and BEAT you down from Seir all the way to Hormah.
Deuteronomy 24:20 When you BEAT the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow.
Deuteronomy 25:2 If the guilty person deserves to be BEATEN, the judge shall make them lie down and have them flogged in his presence with the number of lashes the crime deserves,
Judges 20:36 Then the Benjamites saw that they were BEATEN. Now the men of Israel had given way before Benjamin, because they relied on the ambush they had set near Gibeah.
2 Samuel 22:43 I BEAT them as fine as the dust of the earth; I pounded and trampled them like mud in the streets.
Nehemiah 13:25 I rebuked them and called curses down on them. I BEAT some of the men and pulled out their hair. I made them take an oath in God’s name and said: “You are not to give your daughters in marriage to their sons, nor are you to take their daughters in marriage for your sons or for yourselves.
Psalm 18:42 I BEAT them as fine as windblown dust; I trampled them like mud in the streets.
Psalm 78:66 He BEAT back his enemies; he put them to everlasting shame.
Proverbs 18:6 The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a BEATING.
Proverbs 19:29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and BEATINGS for the backs of fools.
Proverbs 20:30 Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and BEATINGS purge the inmost being.
Proverbs 23:35 “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They BEAT me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?”
Song of Songs 5:7 The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. They BEAT me, they bruised me; they took away my cloak, those watchmen of the walls!
Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be BEATEN anymore? Why do you persist in rebellion? Your whole head is injured, your whole heart afflicted.
Isaiah 2:4 He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will BEAT their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Isaiah 10:24 Therefore this is what the Lord, the Lord Almighty, says: “My people who live in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrians, who BEAT you with a rod and lift up a club against you, as Egypt did.
Isaiah 17:6 Yet some gleanings will remain, as when an olive tree is BEATEN, leaving two or three olives on the topmost branches, four or five on the fruitful boughs,” declares the Lord, the God of Israel.
Isaiah 24:13 So will it be on the earth and among the nations, as when an olive tree is BEATEN, or as when gleanings are left after the grape harvest.
Isaiah 28:18 Your covenant with death will be annulled; your agreement with the realm of the dead will not stand. When the overwhelming scourge sweeps by, you will be BEATEN down by it.
Isaiah 28:27 Caraway is not threshed with a sledge, nor is the wheel of a cart rolled over cumin; caraway is BEATEN out with a rod, and cumin with a stick.
Isaiah 32:12BEAT your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vines
Isaiah 49:10 They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun BEAT down on them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water.
Isaiah 50:6 I offered my back to those who BEAT me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
Jeremiah 20:2 he had Jeremiah the prophet BEATEN and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the Lord’s temple.
Jeremiah 31:19 After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I BEAT my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’
Jeremiah 37:15 They were angry with Jeremiah and had him BEATEN and imprisoned in the house of Jonathan the secretary, which they had made into a prison.
Ezekiel 21:12 Cry out and wail, son of man, for it is against my people; it is against all the princes of Israel. They are thrown to the sword along with my people. Therefore BEAT your breast.
Joel 3:10BEAT your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!”
Micah 4:3 He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will BEAT their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Nahum 2:7 It is decreed that Nineveh be exiled and carried away. Her female slaves moan like doves and BEAT on their breasts.
Matthew 5:2 and he began to teach them. [ The BEATitudes ] He said:
Matthew 7:25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and BEAT against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
Matthew 7:27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and BEAT against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Matthew 21:35 “The tenants seized his servants; they BEAT one, killed another, and stoned a third.
Matthew 24:49 and he then begins to BEAT his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.
Mark 12:3 But they seized him, BEAT him and sent him away empty-handed.
Mark 12:5 He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they BEAT, others they killed.
Mark 14:65 Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and BEAT him.
Luke 10:30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, BEAT him and went away, leaving him half dead.
Luke 12:45 But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to BEAT the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk.
Luke 12:47 “The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be BEATEN with many blows.
Luke 12:48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be BEATEN with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Luke 18:13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but BEAT his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’
Luke 20:10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants BEAT him and sent him away empty-handed.
Luke 20:11 He sent another servant, but that one also they BEAT and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
Luke 22:63 [ The Guards Mock Jesus ] The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and BEATING him.
Luke 23:48 When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they BEAT their breasts and went away.
Acts 16:22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and BEATEN with rods.
Acts 16:37 But Paul said to the officers: “They BEAT us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out.”
Acts 18:17 Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and BEAT him in front of the proconsul; and Gallio showed no concern whatever.
Acts 19:16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a BEATING that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
Acts 21:32 He at once took some officers and soldiers and ran down to the crowd. When the rioters saw the commander and his soldiers, they stopped BEATING Paul.
Acts 22:19 “‘Lord,’ I replied, ‘these people know that I went from one synagogue to another to imprison and BEAT those who believe in you.
1 Corinthians 9:26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer BEATING the air.
2 Corinthians 6:5 in BEATINGS, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
2 Corinthians 6:9 known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; BEATEN, and yet not killed;
2 Corinthians 11:25 Three times I was BEATEN with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea,
1 Peter 2:20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a BEATING for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God.
Revelation 7:16 ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not BEAT down on them,’ nor any scorching heat.