This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “loot.” 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 34:27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and LOOTED the city where their sister had been defiled.
1 Samuel 23:1 [ David Saves Keilah ] When David was told, “Look, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are LOOTING the threshing floors,”
2 Kings 21:14 I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and give them into the hands of enemies. They will be LOOTED and plundered by all their enemies;
2 Chronicles 14:14 They destroyed all the villages around Gerar, for the terror of the Lord had fallen on them. They LOOTED all these villages, since there was much plunder there.
Proverbs 1:14 cast lots with us; we will all share the LOOT”—
Isaiah 10:6 I send him against a godless nation, I dispatch him against a people who anger me, to seize LOOT and snatch plunder, and to trample them down like mud in the streets.
Isaiah 13:16 Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be LOOTED and their wives violated.
Isaiah 17:14 In the evening, sudden terror! Before the morning, they are gone! This is the portion of those who LOOT us, the lot of those who plunder us.
Isaiah 21:2 A dire vision has been shown to me: The traitor betrays, the LOOTER takes LOOT. Elam, attack! Media, lay siege! I will bring to an end all the groaning she caused.
Isaiah 42:22 But this is a people plundered and LOOTED, all of them trapped in pits or hidden away in prisons. They have become plunder, with no one to rescue them; they have been made LOOT, with no one to say, “Send them back.”
Isaiah 42:24 Who handed Jacob over to become LOOT, and Israel to the plunderers? Was it not the Lord, against whom we have sinned? For they would not follow his ways; they did not obey his law.
Ezekiel 7:21 I will give their wealth as plunder to foreigners and as LOOT to the wicked of the earth, who will defile it.
Ezekiel 26:12 They will plunder your wealth and LOOT your merchandise; they will break down your walls and demolish your fine houses and throw your stones, timber and rubble into the sea.
Ezekiel 29:19 Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to give Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will carry off its wealth. He will LOOT and plunder the land as pay for his army.
Ezekiel 38:12 I will plunder and LOOT and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land.”
Ezekiel 38:13 Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, “Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to LOOT, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?”’
Ezekiel 39:10 They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will plunder those who plundered them and LOOT those who LOOTED them, declares the Sovereign Lord.
Daniel 11:24 When the richest provinces feel secure, he will invade them and will achieve what neither his fathers nor his forefathers did. He will distribute plunder, LOOT and wealth among his followers. He will plot the overthrow of fortresses—but only for a time.
Amos 3:10 “They do not know how to do right,” declares the Lord, “who store up in their fortresses what they have plundered and LOOTED.”