This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “dog.” 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.
Exodus 11:7 But among the Israelites not a DOG will bark at any person or animal.’ Then you will know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.
Exodus 22:31 “You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the DOGS.
Judges 7:5 So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the Lord told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a DOG laps from those who kneel down to drink.”
Judges 7:6 Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like DOGS. All the rest got down on their knees to drink.
1 Samuel 17:43 He said to David, “Am I a DOG, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
1 Samuel 24:14 “Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead DOG? A flea?
2 Samuel 3:8 Abner was very angry because of what Ish-Bosheth said. So he answered, “Am I a DOG’s head—on Judah’s side? This very day I am loyal to the house of your father Saul and to his family and friends. I haven’t handed you over to David. Yet now you accuse me of an offense involving this woman!
2 Samuel 9:8 Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead DOG like me?”
2 Samuel 16:9 Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead DOG curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut off his head.”
1 Kings 14:11DOGS will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country. The Lord has spoken!’
1 Kings 16:4 DOGS will eat those belonging to Baasha who die in the city, and birds will feed on those who die in the country.”
1 Kings 21:19 Say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: In the place where DOGS licked up Naboth’s blood, DOGS will lick up your blood—yes, yours!’”
1 Kings 21:23 “And also concerning Jezebel the Lord says: ‘DOGS will devour Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.’
1 Kings 21:24 “DOGS will eat those belonging to Ahab who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country.”
1 Kings 22:38 They washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria (where the prostitutes bathed), and the DOGS licked up his blood, as the word of the Lord had declared.
2 Kings 8:13 Hazael said, “How could your servant, a mere DOG, accomplish such a feat?” “The Lord has shown me that you will become king of Aram,” answered Elisha.
2 Kings 9:10 As for Jezebel, DOGS will devour her on the plot of ground at Jezreel, and no one will bury her.’” Then he opened the door and ran.
2 Kings 9:36 They went back and told Jehu, who said, “This is the word of the Lord that he spoke through his servant Elijah the Tishbite: On the plot of ground at Jezreel DOGS will devour Jezebel’s flesh.
Job 18:11 Terrors startle him on every side and DOG his every step.
Job 30:1 “But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep DOGS.
Psalm 22:16DOGS surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.
Psalm 22:20 Deliver me from the sword, my precious life from the power of the DOGS.
Psalm 59:6 They return at evening, snarling like DOGS, and prowl about the city.
Psalm 59:14 They return at evening, snarling like DOGS, and prowl about the city.
Psalm 68:23 that your feet may wade in the blood of your foes, while the tongues of your DOGS have their share.”
Proverbs 26:11 As a DOG returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.
Proverbs 26:17 Like one who grabs a stray DOG by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.
Ecclesiastes 9:4 Anyone who is among the living has hope—even a live DOG is better off than a dead lion!
Isaiah 56:10 Israel’s watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute DOGS, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.
Isaiah 56:11 They are DOGS with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, they seek their own gain.
Isaiah 66:3 But whoever sacrifices a bull is like one who kills a person, and whoever offers a lamb is like one who breaks a DOG’s neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig’s blood, and whoever burns memorial incense is like one who worships an idol. They have chosen their own ways, and they delight in their abominations;
Jeremiah 15:3 “I will send four kinds of destroyers against them,” declares the Lord, “the sword to kill and the DOGS to drag away and the birds and the wild animals to devour and destroy.
Matthew 7:6 “Do not give DOGS what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Matthew 15:26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the DOGS.”
Matthew 15:27 “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the DOGS eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
Mark 7:27 “First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the DOGS.”
Mark 7:28 “Lord,” she replied, “even the DOGS under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”
Luke 16:21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the DOGS came and licked his sores.
Philippians 3:2 Watch out for those DOGS, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.
2 Peter 2:22 Of them the proverbs are true: “A DOG returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.”
Revelation 22:15 Outside are the DOGS, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.