This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “cattle.” When you read these, ask yourself how many of them sound perfectly wise, like some God would write, and how many sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology. The Jewish culture didn’t just slightly influence the teachings in The Bible. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors.
I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible Gateway.com or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.
The number of absurd verses in the Bible point to the fact that, on a whole, by anybody’s standards, it’s not divine. Put yourself to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.
You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.
Genesis 12:16 He treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and CATTLE, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.
Genesis 20:14 Then Abimelek brought sheep and CATTLE and male and female slaves and gave them to Abraham, and he returned Sarah his wife to him.
Genesis 21:27 So Abraham brought sheep and CATTLE and gave them to Abimelek, and the two men made a treaty.
Genesis 24:35 The Lord has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and CATTLE, silver and gold, male and female servants, and camels and donkeys.
Genesis 32:5 I have CATTLE and donkeys, sheep and goats, male and female servants. Now I am sending this message to my lord, that I may find favor in your eyes.’”
Genesis 47:17 So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for their horses, their sheep and goats, their CATTLE and donkeys. And he brought them through that year with food in exchange for all their livestock.
Exodus 9:3 the hand of the Lord will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field—on your horses, donkeys and camels and on your CATTLE, sheep and goats.
Exodus 11:5 Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the female slave, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the CATTLE as well.
Exodus 20:24 “‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your CATTLE. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.
Exodus 22:1 [ Protection of Property ] “Whoever steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it must pay back five head of CATTLE for the ox and four sheep for the sheep.
Exodus 22:30 Do the same with your CATTLE and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.
Leviticus 7:23 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Do not eat any of the fat of CATTLE, sheep or goats.
Leviticus 22:19 you must present a male without defect from the CATTLE, sheep or goats in order that it may be accepted on your behalf.
Leviticus 26:22 I will send wild animals against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your CATTLE and make you so few in number that your roads will be deserted.
Numbers 22:40 Balak sacrificed CATTLE and sheep, and gave some to Balaam and the officials who were with him.
Numbers 31:28 From the soldiers who fought in the battle, set apart as tribute for the Lord one out of every five hundred, whether people, CATTLE, donkeys or sheep.
Numbers 31:30 From the Israelites’ half, select one out of every fifty, whether people, CATTLE, donkeys, sheep or other animals. Give them to the Levites, who are responsible for the care of the Lord’s tabernacle.”
Numbers 31:33 72,000 CATTLE,
Numbers 31:38 36,000 CATTLE, of which the tribute for the Lord was 72;
Numbers 31:44 36,000 CATTLE,
Numbers 35:3 Then they will have towns to live in and pasturelands for the CATTLE they own and all their other animals.
Deuteronomy 11:15 I will provide grass in the fields for your CATTLE, and you will eat and be satisfied.
Deuteronomy 14:26 Use the silver to buy whatever you like: CATTLE, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice.
Joshua 6:21 They devoted the city to the Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, CATTLE, sheep and donkeys.
Joshua 7:24 Then Joshua, together with all Israel, took Achan son of Zerah, the silver, the robe, the gold bar, his sons and daughters, his CATTLE, donkeys and sheep, his tent and all that he had, to the Valley of Achor.
Judges 6:4 They camped on the land and ruined the crops all the way to Gaza and did not spare a living thing for Israel, neither sheep nor CATTLE nor donkeys.
1 Samuel 8:16 Your male and female servants and the best of your CATTLE and donkeys he will take for his own use.
1 Samuel 14:32 They pounced on the plunder and, taking sheep, CATTLE and calves, they butchered them on the ground and ate them, together with the blood.
1 Samuel 14:34 Then he said, “Go out among the men and tell them, ‘Each of you bring me your CATTLE and sheep, and slaughter them here and eat them. Do not sin against the Lord by eating meat with blood still in it.’” So everyone brought his ox that night and slaughtered it there.
1 Samuel 15:3 Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, CATTLE and sheep, camels and donkeys.’”
1 Samuel 15:9 But Saul and the army spared Agag and the best of the sheep and CATTLE, the fat calves and lambs—everything that was good. These they were unwilling to destroy completely, but everything that was despised and weak they totally destroyed.
1 Samuel 15:14 But Samuel said, “What then is this bleating of sheep in my ears? What is this lowing of CATTLE that I hear?”
1 Samuel 15:15 Saul answered, “The soldiers brought them from the Amalekites; they spared the best of the sheep and CATTLE to sacrifice to the Lord your God, but we totally destroyed the rest.”
1 Samuel 15:21 The soldiers took sheep and CATTLE from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”
1 Samuel 22:19 He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its CATTLE, donkeys and sheep.
1 Samuel 27:9 Whenever David attacked an area, he did not leave a man or woman alive, but took sheep and CATTLE, donkeys and camels, and clothes. Then he returned to Achish.
2 Samuel 12:2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and CATTLE,
2 Samuel 12:4 “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or CATTLE to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.”
1 Kings 1:9 Adonijah then sacrificed sheep, CATTLE and fattened calves at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. He invited all his brothers, the king’s sons, and all the royal officials of Judah,
1 Kings 1:19 He has sacrificed great numbers of CATTLE, fattened calves, and sheep, and has invited all the king’s sons, Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army, but he has not invited Solomon your servant.
1 Kings 1:25 Today he has gone down and sacrificed great numbers of CATTLE, fattened calves, and sheep. He has invited all the king’s sons, the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest. Right now they are eating and drinking with him and saying, ‘Long live King Adonijah!’
1 Kings 4:23 ten head of stall-fed CATTLE, twenty of pasture-fed CATTLE and a hundred sheep and goats, as well as deer, gazelles, roebucks and choice fowl.
1 Kings 8:5 and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and CATTLE that they could not be recorded or counted.
1 Kings 8:63 Solomon offered a sacrifice of fellowship offerings to the Lord: twenty-two thousand CATTLE and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and goats. So the king and all the Israelites dedicated the temple of the Lord.
2 Kings 3:17 For this is what the Lord says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your CATTLE and your other animals will drink.
1 Chronicles 12:40 Also, their neighbors from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun and Naphtali came bringing food on donkeys, camels, mules and oxen. There were plentiful supplies of flour, fig cakes, raisin cakes, wine, olive oil, CATTLE and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.
2 Chronicles 5:6 and King Solomon and the entire assembly of Israel that had gathered about him were before the ark, sacrificing so many sheep and CATTLE that they could not be recorded or counted.
2 Chronicles 7:5 And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of CATTLE and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and goats. So the king and all the people dedicated the temple of God.
2 Chronicles 15:11 At that time they sacrificed to the Lord seven hundred head of CATTLE and seven thousand sheep and goats from the plunder they had brought back.
2 Chronicles 18:2 Some years later he went down to see Ahab in Samaria. Ahab slaughtered many sheep and CATTLE for him and the people with him and urged him to attack Ramoth Gilead.
2 Chronicles 32:28 He also made buildings to store the harvest of grain, new wine and olive oil; and he made stalls for various kinds of CATTLE, and pens for the flocks.
2 Chronicles 35:7 Josiah provided for all the lay people who were there a total of thirty thousand lambs and goats for the Passover offerings, and also three thousand CATTLE—all from the king’s own possessions.
2 Chronicles 35:8 His officials also contributed voluntarily to the people and the priests and Levites. Hilkiah, Zechariah and Jehiel, the officials in charge of God’s temple, gave the priests twenty-six hundred Passover offerings and three hundred CATTLE.
2 Chronicles 35:9 Also Konaniah along with Shemaiah and Nethanel, his brothers, and Hashabiah, Jeiel and Jozabad, the leaders of the Levites, provided five thousand Passover offerings and five hundred head of CATTLE for the Levites.
2 Chronicles 35:12 They set aside the burnt offerings to give them to the subdivisions of the families of the people to offer to the Lord, as it is written in the Book of Moses. They did the same with the CATTLE.
Nehemiah 9:37 Because of our sins, its abundant harvest goes to the kings you have placed over us. They rule over our bodies and our CATTLE as they please. We are in great distress.
Nehemiah 10:36 “As it is also written in the Law, we will bring the firstborn of our sons and of our CATTLE, of our herds and of our flocks to the house of our God, to the priests ministering there.
Job 18:3 Why are we regarded as CATTLE and considered stupid in your sight?
Job 36:33 His thunder announces the coming storm; even the CATTLE make known its approach.
Psalm 50:10 for every animal of the forest is mine, and the CATTLE on a thousand hills.
Psalm 78:48 He gave over their CATTLE to the hail, their livestock to bolts of lightning.
Psalm 104:14 He makes grass grow for the CATTLE, and plants for people to cultivate— bringing forth food from the earth:
Psalm 147:9 He provides food for the CATTLE and for the young ravens when they call.
Psalm 148:10 wild animals and all CATTLE, small creatures and flying birds,
Isaiah 7:25 As for all the hills once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns; they will become places where CATTLE are turned loose and where sheep run.
Isaiah 22:13 But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of CATTLE and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! “Let us eat and drink,” you say, “for tomorrow we die!”
Isaiah 30:23 He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your CATTLE will graze in broad meadows.
Isaiah 32:20 how blessed you will be, sowing your seed by every stream, and letting your CATTLE and donkeys range free.
Isaiah 63:14 like CATTLE that go down to the plain, they were given rest by the Spirit of the Lord. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name.
Jeremiah 9:10 I will weep and wail for the mountains and take up a lament concerning the wilderness grasslands. They are desolate and untraveled, and the lowing of CATTLE is not heard. The birds have all fled and the animals are gone.
Ezekiel 32:13 I will destroy all her CATTLE from beside abundant waters no longer to be stirred by the foot of man or muddied by the hooves of CATTLE.
Joel 1:18 How the CATTLE moan! The herds mill about because they have no pasture; even the flocks of sheep are suffering.
Habakkuk 3:17 Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no CATTLE in the stalls,
Matthew 22:4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened CATTLE have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
John 2:14 In the temple courts he found people selling CATTLE, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.
John 2:15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and CATTLE; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables.
Revelation 18:13 cargoes of cinnamon and spice, of incense, myrrh and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, of fine flour and wheat; CATTLE and sheep; horses and carriages; and human beings sold as slaves.