This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “donkey.” 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 slaves, and camels.
Genesis 16:12 He will be a wild DONKEY of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”
Genesis 22:3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his DONKEY. He took with him two of his slaves and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about.
Genesis 22:5 He said to his slaves, “Stay here with the DONKEY while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
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 slaves, and camels and DONKEYS.
Genesis 30:43 In this way the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and female and male slaves, and camels and DONKEYS.
Genesis 32:5 I have cattle and DONKEYS, sheep and goats, male and female slaves. Now I am sending this message to my lord, that I may find favor in your eyes.’”
Genesis 32:15 thirty female camels with their young, forty cows and ten bulls, and twenty female DONKEYS and ten male DONKEYS.
Genesis 34:28 They seized their flocks and herds and DONKEYS and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields.
Genesis 36:24 The sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah. This is the Anah who discovered the hot springs in the desert while he was grazing the DONKEYS of his father Zibeon.
Genesis 42:26 they loaded their grain on their DONKEYS and left.
Genesis 42:27 At the place where they stopped for the night one of them opened his sack to get feed for his DONKEY, and he saw his silver in the mouth of his sack.
Genesis 43:18 Now the men were frightened when they were taken to his house. They thought, “We were brought here because of the silver that was put back into our sacks the first time. He wants to attack us and overpower us and seize us as slaves and take our DONKEYS.”
Genesis 43:24 The steward took the men into Joseph’s house, gave them water to wash their feet and provided fodder for their DONKEYS.
Genesis 44:3 As morning dawned, the men were sent on their way with their DONKEYS.
Genesis 44:13 At this, they tore their clothes. Then they all loaded their DONKEYS and returned to the city.
Genesis 45:23 And this is what he sent to his father: ten DONKEYS loaded with the best things of Egypt, and ten female DONKEYS loaded with grain and bread and other provisions for his journey.
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.
Genesis 49:11 He will tether his DONKEY to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes.
Genesis 49:14 “Issachar is a rawboned DONKEY lying down among the sheep pens.
Exodus 4:20 So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a DONKEY and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand.
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 13:13 Redeem with a lamb every firstborn DONKEY, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem every firstborn among your sons.
Exodus 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or DONKEY, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Exodus 21:33 “If anyone uncovers a pit or digs one and fails to cover it and an ox or a DONKEY falls into it,
Exodus 22:4 If the stolen animal is found alive in their possession—whether ox or DONKEY or sheep—they must pay back double.
Exodus 22:9 In all cases of illegal possession of an ox, a DONKEY, a sheep, a garment, or any other lost property about which somebody says, ‘This is mine,’ both parties are to bring their cases before the judges. The one whom the judges declare guilty must pay back double to the other.
Exodus 22:10 “If anyone gives a DONKEY, an ox, a sheep or any other animal to their neighbor for safekeeping and it dies or is injured or is taken away while no one is looking,
Exodus 23:4 “If you come across your enemy’s ox or DONKEY wandering off, be sure to return it.
Exodus 23:5 If you see the DONKEY of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.
Exodus 23:12 “Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your DONKEY may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.
Exodus 34:20 Redeem the firstborn DONKEY with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons. “No one is to appear before me empty-handed.
Numbers 16:15 Then Moses became very angry and said to the Lord, “Do not accept their offering. I have not taken so much as a DONKEY from them, nor have I wronged any of them.”
Numbers 22:21 [ Balaam’s DONKEY ] Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his DONKEY and went with the Moabite officials.
Numbers 22:22 But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the Lord stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his DONKEY, and his two slaves were with him.
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 22:29 Balaam answered the DONKEY, “You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.”
Numbers 22:30 The DONKEY said to Balaam, “Am I not your own DONKEY, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?” “No,” he said.
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.
Numbers 22:33 The DONKEY saw me and turned away from me these three times. If it had not turned away, I would certainly have killed you by now, but I would have spared it.”
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 31:34 61,000 DONKEYS
Numbers 31:39 30,500 DONKEYS, of which the tribute for the Lord was 61;
Numbers 31:45 30,500 DONKEYS
Deuteronomy 5:14 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your DONKEY or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female slaves may rest, as you do.
Deuteronomy 5:21 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or DONKEY, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Deuteronomy 22:3 Do the same if you find their DONKEY or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it.
Deuteronomy 22:4 If you see your fellow Israelite’s DONKEY or ox fallen on the road, do not ignore it. Help the owner get it to its feet.
Deuteronomy 22:10 Do not plow with an ox and a DONKEY yoked together.
Deuteronomy 28:31 Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your DONKEY will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will rescue them.
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.
Joshua 9:4 they resorted to a ruse: They went as a delegation whose DONKEYS were loaded with worn-out sacks and old wineskins, cracked and mended.
Joshua 15:18 One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her DONKEY, Caleb asked her, “What can I do for you?”
Judges 1:14 One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her DONKEY, Caleb asked her, “What can I do for you?”
Judges 5:10 “You who ride on white DONKEYS, sitting on your saddle blankets, and you who walk along the road, consider
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.
Judges 10:4 He had thirty sons, who rode thirty DONKEYS. They controlled thirty towns in Gilead, which to this day are called Havvoth Jair.
Judges 12:14 He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy DONKEYS. He led Israel eight years.
Judges 15:15 Finding a fresh jawbone of a DONKEY, he grabbed it and struck down a thousand men.
Judges 15:16 Then Samson said, “With a DONKEY’s jawbone I have made DONKEYS of them. With a DONKEY’s jawbone I have killed a thousand men.”
Judges 19:3 her husband went to her to persuade her to return. He had with him his servant and two DONKEYS. She took him into her parents’ home, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.
Judges 19:10 But, unwilling to stay another night, the man left and went toward Jebus (that is, Jerusalem), with his two saddled DONKEYS and his concubine.
Judges 19:19 We have both straw and fodder for our DONKEYS and bread and wine for ourselves your slaves—me, the woman and the young man with us. We don’t need anything.”
Judges 19:21 So he took him into his house and fed his DONKEYS. After they had washed their feet, they had something to eat and drink.
Judges 19:28 He said to her, “Get up; let’s go.” But there was no answer. Then the man put her on his DONKEY and set out for home.
1 Samuel 8:16 Your male and female slaves and the best of your cattle and DONKEYS he will take for his own use.
1 Samuel 9:3 Now the DONKEYS belonging to Saul’s father Kish were lost, and Kish said to his son Saul, “Take one of the slaves with you and go and look for the DONKEYS.”
1 Samuel 9:4 So he passed through the hill country of Ephraim and through the area around Shalisha, but they did not find them. They went on into the district of Shaalim, but the DONKEYS were not there. Then he passed through the territory of Benjamin, but they did not find them.
1 Samuel 9:5 When they reached the district of Zuph, Saul said to the servant who was with him, “Come, let’s go back, or my father will stop thinking about the DONKEYS and start worrying about us.”
1 Samuel 9:20 As for the DONKEYS you lost three days ago, do not worry about them; they have been found. And to whom is all the desire of Israel turned, if not to you and your whole family line?”
1 Samuel 10:2 When you leave me today, you will meet two men near Rachel’s tomb, at Zelzah on the border of Benjamin. They will say to you, ‘The DONKEYS you set out to look for have been found. And now your father has stopped thinking about them and is worried about you. He is asking, “What shall I do about my son?”’
1 Samuel 10:14 Now Saul’s uncle asked him and his servant, “Where have you been?” “Looking for the DONKEYS,” he said. “But when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.”
1 Samuel 10:16 Saul replied, “He assured us that the DONKEYS had been found.” But he did not tell his uncle what Samuel had said about the kingship.
1 Samuel 12:3 Here I stand. Testify against me in the presence of the Lord and his anointed. Whose ox have I taken? Whose DONKEY have I taken? Whom have I cheated? Whom have I oppressed? From whose hand have I accepted a bribe to make me shut my eyes? If I have done any of these things, I will make it right.”
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 16:20 So Jesse took a DONKEY loaded with bread, a skin of wine and a young goat and sent them with his son David to Saul.
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 25:18 Abigail acted quickly. She took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred cakes of raisins and two hundred cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on DONKEYS.
1 Samuel 25:20 As she came riding her DONKEY into a mountain ravine, there were David and his men descending toward her, and she met them.
1 Samuel 25:23 When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her DONKEY and bowed down before David with her face to the ground.
1 Samuel 25:42 Abigail quickly got on a DONKEY and, attended by her five female slaves, went with David’s messengers and became his wife.
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 16:1 [ David and Ziba ] When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of DONKEYS saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine.
2 Samuel 16:2 The king asked Ziba, “Why have you brought these?” Ziba answered, “The DONKEYS are for the king’s household to ride on, the bread and fruit are for the men to eat, and the wine is to refresh those who become exhausted in the wilderness.”
2 Samuel 17:23 When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his DONKEY and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.
2 Samuel 19:26 He said, “My lord the king, since I your servant am lame, I said, ‘I will have my DONKEY saddled and will ride on it, so I can go with the king.’ But Ziba my servant betrayed me.
1 Kings 2:40 At this, he saddled his DONKEY and went to Achish at Gath in search of his slaves. So Shimei went away and brought the slaves back from Gath.
1 Kings 13:13 So he said to his sons, “Saddle the DONKEY for me.” And when they had saddled the DONKEY for him, he mounted it
1 Kings 13:23 When the man of God had finished eating and drinking, the prophet who had brought him back saddled his DONKEY for him.
1 Kings 13:24 As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him, and his body was left lying on the road, with both the DONKEY and the lion standing beside it.
1 Kings 13:27 The prophet said to his sons, “Saddle the DONKEY for me,” and they did so.
1 Kings 13:28 Then he went out and found the body lying on the road, with the DONKEY and the lion standing beside it. The lion had neither eaten the body nor mauled the DONKEY.
1 Kings 13:29 So the prophet picked up the body of the man of God, laid it on the DONKEY, and brought it back to his own city to mourn for him and bury him.
2 Kings 4:22 She called her husband and said, “Please send me one of the slaves and a DONKEY so I can go to the man of God quickly and return.”
2 Kings 4:24 She saddled the DONKEY and said to her servant, “Lead on; don’t slow down for me unless I tell you.”
2 Kings 6:25 There was a great famine in the city; the siege lasted so long that a DONKEY’s head sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a quarter of a cab of seed pods for five shekels.
2 Kings 7:7 So they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and DONKEYS. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives.
2 Kings 7:10 So they went and called out to the city gatekeepers and told them, “We went into the Aramean camp and no one was there—not a sound of anyone—only tethered horses and DONKEYS, and the tents left just as they were.”
1 Chronicles 5:21 They seized the livestock of the Hagrites—fifty thousand camels, two hundred fifty thousand sheep and two thousand DONKEYS. They also took one hundred thousand people captive,
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.
1 Chronicles 27:30 Obil the Ishmaelite was in charge of the camels. Jehdeiah the Meronothite was in charge of the DONKEYS.
2 Chronicles 28:15 The men designated by name took the prisoners, and from the plunder they clothed all who were naked. They provided them with clothes and sandals, food and drink, and healing balm. All those who were weak they put on DONKEYS. So they took them back to their fellow Israelites at Jericho, the City of Palms, and returned to Samaria.
Nehemiah 13:15 In those days I saw people in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on DONKEYS, together with wine, grapes, figs and all other kinds of loads. And they were bringing all this into Jerusalem on the Sabbath. Therefore I warned them against selling food on that day.
Job 1:3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred DONKEYS, and had a large number of slaves. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.
Job 1:14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the DONKEYS were grazing nearby,
Job 6:5 Does a wild DONKEY bray when it has grass, or an ox bellow when it has fodder?
Job 11:12 But the witless can no more become wise than a wild DONKEY’s colt can be born human.
Job 24:3 They drive away the orphan’s DONKEY and take the widow’s ox in pledge.
Job 24:5 Like wild DONKEYS in the desert, the poor go about their labor of foraging food; the wasteland provides food for their children.
Job 39:5 “Who let the wild DONKEY go free? Who untied its ropes?
Job 42:12 The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand DONKEYS.
Psalm 104:11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild DONKEYS quench their thirst.
Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the DONKEY, and a rod for the backs of fools!
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows its master, the DONKEY its owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.”
Isaiah 21:7 When he sees chariots with teams of horses, riders on DONKEYS or riders on camels, let him be alert, fully alert.”
Isaiah 30:6 A prophecy concerning the animals of the Negev: Through a land of hardship and distress, of lions and lionesses, of adders and darting snakes, the envoys carry their riches on DONKEYS’ backs, their treasures on the humps of camels, to that unprofitable nation,
Isaiah 30:24 The oxen and DONKEYS that work the soil will eat fodder and mash, spread out with fork and shovel.
Isaiah 32:14 The fortress will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; citadel and watchtower will become a wasteland forever, the delight of DONKEYS, a pasture for flocks,
Isaiah 32:20 how blessed you will be, sowing your seed by every stream, and letting your cattle and DONKEYS range free.
Jeremiah 2:24 a wild DONKEY accustomed to the desert, sniffing the wind in her craving— in her heat who can restrain her? Any males that pursue her need not tire themselves; at mating time they will find her.
Jeremiah 14:6 Wild DONKEYS stand on the barren heights and pant like jackals; their eyes fail for lack of food.”
Jeremiah 22:19 He will have the burial of a DONKEY— dragged away and thrown outside the gates of Jerusalem.”
Ezekiel 23:20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of DONKEYS and whose emission was like that of horses.
Daniel 5:21 He was driven away from people and given the mind of an animal; he lived with the wild DONKEYS and ate grass like the ox; and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until he acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and sets over them anyone he wishes.
Hosea 8:9 For they have gone up to Assyria like a wild DONKEY wandering alone. Ephraim has sold herself to lovers.
Zechariah 9:9 [ The Coming of Zion’s King ] Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a DONKEY, on a colt, the foal of a DONKEY.
Zechariah 14:15 A similar plague will strike the horses and mules, the camels and DONKEYS, and all the animals in those camps.
Matthew 21:2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a DONKEY tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me.
Matthew 21:5 “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a DONKEY, and on a colt, the foal of a DONKEY.’”
Matthew 21:7 They brought the DONKEY and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on.
Luke 10:34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own DONKEY, brought him to an inn and took care of him.
Luke 13:15 The Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie your ox or DONKEY from the stall and lead it out to give it water?
John 12:14 Jesus found a young DONKEY and sat on it, as it is written:
John 12:15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a DONKEY’s colt.”
2 Peter 2:16 But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a DONKEY—an animal without speech—who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet’s madness.