This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “crush.” 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 3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will CRUSH your head, and you will strike his heel.”
Leviticus 2:14 “‘If you bring a grain offering of first fruits to the Lord, offer CRUSHED heads of new grain roasted in the fire.
Leviticus 2:16 The priest shall burn the memorial portion of the CRUSHED grain and the oil, together with all the incense, as a food offering presented to the Lord.
Leviticus 22:24 You must not offer to the Lord an animal whose testicles are bruised, CRUSHED, torn or cut. You must not do this in your own land,
Numbers 11:8 The people went around gathering it, and then ground it in a hand mill or CRUSHED it in a mortar. They cooked it in a pot or made it into loaves. And it tasted like something made with olive oil.
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 24:17 “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will CRUSH the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth.
Deuteronomy 9:21 Also I took that sinful thing of yours, the calf you had made, and burned it in the fire. Then I CRUSHED it and ground it to powder as fine as dust and threw the dust into a stream that flowed down the mountain.
Deuteronomy 23:1 [ Exclusion From the Assembly ] No one who has been emasculated by CRUSHING or cutting may enter the assembly of the Lord.
Judges 5:26 Her hand reached for the tent peg, her right hand for the workman’s hammer. She struck Sisera, she CRUSHED his head, she shattered and pierced his temple.
Judges 10:8 who that year shattered and CRUSHED them. For eighteen years they oppressed all the Israelites on the east side of the Jordan in Gilead, the land of the Amorites.
2 Samuel 22:38 “I pursued my enemies and CRUSHED them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
2 Samuel 22:39 I CRUSHED them completely, and they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
2 Chronicles 14:13 and Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. Such a great number of Cushites fell that they could not recover; they were CRUSHED before the Lord and his forces. The men of Judah carried off a large amount of plunder.
2 Chronicles 15:6 One nation was being CRUSHED by another and one city by another, because God was troubling them with every kind of distress.
2 Chronicles 34:7 he tore down the altars and the Asherah poles and CRUSHED the idols to powder and cut to pieces all the incense altars throughout Israel. Then he went back to Jerusalem.
Job 4:19 how much more those who live in houses of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are CRUSHED more readily than a moth!
Job 5:4 His children are far from safety, CRUSHED in court without a defender.
Job 6:9 that God would be willing to CRUSH me, to let loose his hand and cut off my life!
Job 9:17 He would CRUSH me with a storm and multiply my wounds for no reason.
Job 16:12 All was well with me, but he shattered me; he seized me by the neck and CRUSHED me. He has made me his target;
Job 19:2 “How long will you torment me and CRUSH me with words?
Job 24:11 They CRUSH olives among the terraces; they tread the winepresses, yet suffer thirst.
Job 34:25 Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are CRUSHED.
Job 39:15 unmindful that a foot may CRUSH them, that some wild animal may trample them.
Job 40:12 look at all who are proud and humble them, CRUSH the wicked where they stand.
Psalm 10:10 His victims are CRUSHED, they collapse; they fall under his strength.
Psalm 18:38 I CRUSHED them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.
Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are CRUSHED in spirit.
Psalm 38:8 I am feeble and utterly CRUSHED; I groan in anguish of heart.
Psalm 44:2 With your hand you drove out the nations and planted our ancestors; you CRUSHED the peoples and made our ancestors flourish.
Psalm 44:19 But you CRUSHED us and made us a haunt for jackals; you covered us over with deep darkness.
Psalm 51:8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have CRUSHED rejoice.
Psalm 68:21 Surely God will CRUSH the heads of his enemies, the hairy crowns of those who go on in their sins.
Psalm 72:4 May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he CRUSH the oppressor.
Psalm 74:8 They said in their hearts, “We will CRUSH them completely!” They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.
Psalm 74:14 It was you who CRUSHED the heads of Leviathan and gave it as food to the creatures of the desert.
Psalm 89:10 You CRUSHED Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
Psalm 89:23 I will CRUSH his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.
Psalm 94:5 They CRUSH your people, Lord; they oppress your inheritance.
Psalm 110:5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will CRUSH kings on the day of his wrath.
Psalm 110:6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and CRUSHING the rulers of the whole earth.
Psalm 143:3 The enemy pursues me, he CRUSHES me to the ground; he makes me dwell in the darkness like those long dead.
Proverbs 15:4 The soothing tongue is a tree of life, but a perverse tongue CRUSHES the spirit.
Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache CRUSHES the spirit.
Proverbs 17:22 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a CRUSHED spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 18:14 The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a CRUSHED spirit who can bear?
Proverbs 22:22 [ Saying 2 ] Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not CRUSH the needy in court,
Isaiah 3:15 What do you mean by CRUSHING my people and grinding the faces of the poor?” declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.
Isaiah 14:25 I will CRUSH the Assyrian in my land; on my mountains I will trample him down. His yoke will be taken from my people, and his burden removed from their shoulders.”
Isaiah 21:10 My people who are CRUSHED on the threshing floor, I tell you what I have heard from the Lord Almighty, from the God of Israel.
Isaiah 23:12 He said, “No more of your reveling, Virgin Daughter Sidon, now CRUSHED! “Up, cross over to Cyprus; even there you will find no rest.”
Isaiah 27:9 By this, then, will Jacob’s guilt be atoned for, and this will be the full fruit of the removal of his sin: When he makes all the altar stones to be like limestone CRUSHED to pieces, no Asherah poles or incense altars will be left standing.
Isaiah 41:15 “See, I will make you into a threshing sledge, new and sharp, with many teeth. You will thresh the mountains and CRUSH them, and reduce the hills to chaff.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was CRUSHED for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to CRUSH him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
Jeremiah 5:3Lord, do not your eyes look for truth? You struck them, but they felt no pain; you CRUSHED them, but they refused correction. They made their faces harder than stone and refused to repent.
Jeremiah 8:21 Since my people are CRUSHED, I am CRUSHED; I mourn, and horror grips me.
Jeremiah 14:17 “Speak this word to them: “‘Let my eyes overflow with tears night and day without ceasing; for the Virgin Daughter, my people, has suffered a grievous wound, a CRUSHING blow.
Jeremiah 22:20 “Go up to Lebanon and cry out, let your voice be heard in Bashan, cry out from Abarim, for all your allies are CRUSHED.
Jeremiah 50:17 “Israel is a scattered flock that lions have chased away. The first to devour them was the king of Assyria; the last to CRUSH their bones was Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.”
Lamentations 1:15 “The Lord has rejected all the warriors in my midst; he has summoned an army against me to CRUSH my young men. In his winepress the Lord has trampled Virgin Daughter Judah.
Lamentations 3:34 To CRUSH underfoot all prisoners in the land,
Ezekiel 30:8 Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I set fire to Egypt and all her helpers are CRUSHED.
Ezekiel 36:3 Therefore prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Because they ravaged and CRUSHED you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people’s malicious talk and slander,
Daniel 2:40 Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will CRUSH and break all the others.
Daniel 2:44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will CRUSH all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.
Daniel 6:24 At the king’s command, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought in and thrown into the lions’ den, along with their wives and children. And before they reached the floor of the den, the lions overpowered them and CRUSHED all their bones.
Daniel 7:7 “After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it CRUSHED and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.
Daniel 7:19 “Then I wanted to know the meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws—the beast that CRUSHED and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left.
Daniel 7:23 “He gave me this explanation: ‘The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and CRUSHING it.
Amos 2:13 “Now then, I will CRUSH you as a cart CRUSHES when loaded with grain.
Amos 4:1 [ Israel Has Not Returned to God ] Hear this word, you cows of Bashan on Mount Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and CRUSH the needy and say to your husbands, “Bring us some drinks!”
Micah 6:15 You will plant but not harvest; you will press olives but not use the oil, you will CRUSH grapes but not drink the wine.
Habakkuk 3:13 You came out to deliver your people, to save your anointed one. You CRUSHED the leader of the land of wickedness, you stripped him from head to foot.
Malachi 1:4 Edom may say, “Though we have been CRUSHED, we will rebuild the ruins.” But this is what the Lord Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord.
Matthew 21:44 Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be CRUSHED.”
Luke 8:42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost CRUSHED him.
Luke 20:18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be CRUSHED.”
Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon CRUSH Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
2 Corinthians 4:8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not CRUSHED; perplexed, but not in despair;