This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “slaughter.” 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 37:31 Then they got Joseph’s robe, SLAUGHTERED a goat and dipped the robe in the blood.
Genesis 43:16 When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, “Take these men to my house, SLAUGHTER an animal and prepare a meal; they are to eat with me at noon.”
Exodus 12:6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must SLAUGHTER them at twilight.
Exodus 12:21 Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and SLAUGHTER the Passover lamb.
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 29:11SLAUGHTER it in the Lord’s presence at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
Exodus 29:16SLAUGHTER it and take the blood and splash it against the sides of the altar.
Exodus 29:20SLAUGHTER it, take some of its blood and put it on the lobes of the right ears of Aaron and his sons, on the thumbs of their right hands, and on the big toes of their right feet. Then splash blood against the sides of the altar.
Leviticus 1:5 You are to SLAUGHTER the young bull before the Lord, and then Aaron’s sons the priests shall bring the blood and splash it against the sides of the altar at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
Leviticus 1:11 You are to SLAUGHTER it at the north side of the altar before the Lord, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar.
Leviticus 3:2 You are to lay your hand on the head of your offering and SLAUGHTER it at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons the priests shall splash the blood against the sides of the altar.
Leviticus 3:8 lay your hand on its head and SLAUGHTER it in front of the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar.
Leviticus 3:13 lay your hand on its head and SLAUGHTER it in front of the tent of meeting. Then Aaron’s sons shall splash its blood against the sides of the altar.
Leviticus 4:4 He is to present the bull at the entrance to the tent of meeting before the Lord. He is to lay his hand on its head and SLAUGHTER it there before the Lord.
Leviticus 4:15 The elders of the community are to lay their hands on the bull’s head before the Lord, and the bull shall be SLAUGHTERED before the Lord.
Leviticus 4:24 He is to lay his hand on the goat’s head and SLAUGHTER it at the place where the burnt offering is SLAUGHTERED before the Lord. It is a sin offering.
Leviticus 4:29 They are to lay their hand on the head of the sin offering and SLAUGHTER it at the place of the burnt offering.
Leviticus 4:33 They are to lay their hand on its head and SLAUGHTER it for a sin offering at the place where the burnt offering is SLAUGHTERED.
Leviticus 6:25 “Say to Aaron and his sons: ‘These are the regulations for the sin offering: The sin offering is to be SLAUGHTERED before the Lord in the place the burnt offering is SLAUGHTERED; it is most holy.
Leviticus 7:2 The guilt offering is to be SLAUGHTERED in the place where the burnt offering is SLAUGHTERED, and its blood is to be splashed against the sides of the altar.
Leviticus 8:15 Moses SLAUGHTERED the bull and took some of the blood, and with his finger he put it on all the horns of the altar to purify the altar. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. So he consecrated it to make atonement for it.
Leviticus 8:19 Then Moses SLAUGHTERED the ram and splashed the blood against the sides of the altar.
Leviticus 8:23 Moses SLAUGHTERED the ram and took some of its blood and put it on the lobe of Aaron’s right ear, on the thumb of his right hand and on the big toe of his right foot.
Leviticus 9:8 So Aaron came to the altar and SLAUGHTERED the calf as a sin offering for himself.
Leviticus 9:12 Then he SLAUGHTERED the burnt offering. His sons handed him the blood, and he splashed it against the sides of the altar.
Leviticus 9:15 Aaron then brought the offering that was for the people. He took the goat for the people’s sin offering and SLAUGHTERED it and offered it for a sin offering as he did with the first one.
Leviticus 9:18 He SLAUGHTERED the ox and the ram as the fellowship offering for the people. His sons handed him the blood, and he splashed it against the sides of the altar.
Leviticus 14:13 He is to SLAUGHTER the lamb in the sanctuary area where the sin offering and the burnt offering are SLAUGHTERED. Like the sin offering, the guilt offering belongs to the priest; it is most holy.
Leviticus 14:19 “Then the priest is to sacrifice the sin offering and make atonement for the one to be cleansed from their uncleanness. After that, the priest shall SLAUGHTER the burnt offering
Leviticus 14:25 He shall SLAUGHTER the lamb for the guilt offering and take some of its blood and put it on the lobe of the right ear of the one to be cleansed, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot.
Leviticus 16:11 “Aaron shall bring the bull for his own sin offering to make atonement for himself and his household, and he is to SLAUGHTER the bull for his own sin offering.
Leviticus 16:15 “He shall then SLAUGHTER the goat for the sin offering for the people and take its blood behind the curtain and do with it as he did with the bull’s blood: He shall sprinkle it on the atonement cover and in front of it.
Leviticus 22:28 Do not SLAUGHTER a cow or a sheep and its young on the same day.
Numbers 11:22 Would they have enough if flocks and herds were SLAUGHTERED for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?”
Numbers 14:16 ‘The Lord was not able to bring these people into the land he promised them on oath, so he SLAUGHTERED them in the wilderness.’
Numbers 19:3 Give it to Eleazar the priest; it is to be taken outside the camp and SLAUGHTERED in his presence.
Deuteronomy 12:15 Nevertheless, you may SLAUGHTER your animals in any of your towns and eat as much of the meat as you want, as if it were gazelle or deer, according to the blessing the Lord your God gives you. Both the ceremonially unclean and the clean may eat it.
Deuteronomy 12:21 If the place where the Lord your God chooses to put his Name is too far away from you, you may SLAUGHTER animals from the herds and flocks the Lord has given you, as I have commanded you, and in your own towns you may eat as much of them as you want.
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.
Judges 15:8 He attacked them viciously and SLAUGHTERED many of them. Then he went down and stayed in a cave in the rock of Etam.
1 Samuel 4:10 So the Philistines fought, and the Israelites were defeated and every man fled to his tent. The SLAUGHTER was very great; Israel lost thirty thousand foot soldiers.
1 Samuel 7:11 The men of Israel rushed out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, SLAUGHTERING them along the way to a point below Beth Kar.
1 Samuel 11:11 The next day Saul separated his men into three divisions; during the last watch of the night they broke into the camp of the Ammonites and SLAUGHTERED them until the heat of the day. Those who survived were scattered, so that no two of them were left together.
1 Samuel 14:30 How much better it would have been if the men had eaten today some of the plunder they took from their enemies. Would not the SLAUGHTER of the Philistines have been even greater?”
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 25:11 Why should I take my bread and water, and the meat I have SLAUGHTERED for my shearers, and give it to men coming from who knows where?”
2 Samuel 17:9 Even now, he is hidden in a cave or some other place. If he should attack your troops first, whoever hears about it will say, ‘There has been a SLAUGHTER among the troops who follow Absalom.’
1 Kings 18:40 Then Elijah commanded them, “Seize the prophets of Baal. Don’t let anyone get away!” They seized them, and Elijah had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and SLAUGHTERED there.
1 Kings 19:21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and SLAUGHTERED them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.
2 Kings 3:23 “That’s blood!” they said. “Those kings must have fought and SLAUGHTERED each other. Now to the plunder, Moab!”
2 Kings 3:24 But when the Moabites came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and fought them until they fled. And the Israelites invaded the land and SLAUGHTERED the Moabites.
2 Kings 10:7 When the letter arrived, these men took the princes and SLAUGHTERED all seventy of them. They put their heads in baskets and sent them to Jehu in Jezreel.
2 Kings 10:14 “Take them alive!” he ordered. So they took them alive and SLAUGHTERED them by the well of Beth Eked—forty-two of them. He left no survivor.
2 Kings 23:20 Josiah SLAUGHTERED all the priests of those high places on the altars and burned human bones on them. Then he went back to Jerusalem.
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 20:23 The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished SLAUGHTERING the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
2 Chronicles 25:14 When Amaziah returned from SLAUGHTERING the Edomites, he brought back the gods of the people of Seir. He set them up as his own gods, bowed down to them and burned sacrifices to them.
2 Chronicles 28:9 But a prophet of the Lord named Oded was there, and he went out to meet the army when it returned to Samaria. He said to them, “Because the Lord, the God of your ancestors, was angry with Judah, he gave them into your hand. But you have SLAUGHTERED them in a rage that reaches to heaven.
2 Chronicles 29:22 So they SLAUGHTERED the bulls, and the priests took the blood and splashed it against the altar; next they SLAUGHTERED the rams and splashed their blood against the altar; then they SLAUGHTERED the lambs and splashed their blood against the altar.
2 Chronicles 29:24 The priests then SLAUGHTERED the goats and presented their blood on the altar for a sin offering to atone for all Israel, because the king had ordered the burnt offering and the sin offering for all Israel.
2 Chronicles 30:15 They SLAUGHTERED the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the second month. The priests and the Levites were ashamed and consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings to the temple of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 35:1 [ Josiah Celebrates the Passover ] Josiah celebrated the Passover to the Lord in Jerusalem, and the Passover lamb was SLAUGHTERED on the fourteenth day of the first month.
2 Chronicles 35:6SLAUGHTER the Passover lambs, consecrate yourselves and prepare the lambs for your fellow Israelites, doing what the Lord commanded through Moses.”
2 Chronicles 35:11 The Passover lambs were SLAUGHTERED, and the priests splashed against the altar the blood handed to them, while the Levites skinned the animals.
Ezra 6:20 The priests and Levites had purified themselves and were all ceremonially clean. The Levites SLAUGHTERED the Passover lamb for all the exiles, for their relatives the priests and for themselves.
Psalm 44:22 Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be SLAUGHTERED.
Proverbs 7:22 All at once he followed her like an ox going to the SLAUGHTER, like a deer stepping into a noose
Proverbs 24:11 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward SLAUGHTER.
Isaiah 14:21 Prepare a place to SLAUGHTER his children for the sins of their ancestors; they are not to rise to inherit the land and cover the earth with their cities.
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 30:25 In the day of great SLAUGHTER, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.
Isaiah 34:2 The Lord is angry with all nations; his wrath is on all their armies. He will totally destroy them, he will give them over to SLAUGHTER.
Isaiah 34:6 The sword of the Lord is bathed in blood, it is covered with fat— the blood of lambs and goats, fat from the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah and a great SLAUGHTER in the land of Edom.
Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the SLAUGHTER, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Isaiah 65:12 I will destine you for the sword, and all of you will fall in the SLAUGHTER; for I called but you did not answer, I spoke but you did not listen. You did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.”
Jeremiah 7:30 [ The Valley of SLAUGHTER ] “‘The people of Judah have done evil in my eyes, declares the Lord. They have set up their detestable idols in the house that bears my Name and have defiled it.
Jeremiah 7:32 So beware, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when people will no longer call it Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of SLAUGHTER, for they will bury the dead in Topheth until there is no more room.
Jeremiah 11:19 I had been like a gentle lamb led to the SLAUGHTER; I did not realize that they had plotted against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree and its fruit; let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name be remembered no more.”
Jeremiah 12:3 Yet you know me, Lord; you see me and test my thoughts about you. Drag them off like sheep to be butchered! Set them apart for the day of SLAUGHTER!
Jeremiah 19:6 So beware, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when people will no longer call this place Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of SLAUGHTER.
Jeremiah 25:34 Weep and wail, you shepherds; roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock. For your time to be SLAUGHTERED has come; you will fall like the best of the rams.
Jeremiah 39:6 There at Riblah the king of Babylon SLAUGHTERED the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes and also killed all the nobles of Judah.
Jeremiah 41:7 When they went into the city, Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the men who were with him SLAUGHTERED them and threw them into a cistern.
Jeremiah 48:15 Moab will be destroyed and her towns invaded; her finest young men will go down in the SLAUGHTER,” declares the King, whose name is the Lord Almighty.
Jeremiah 50:27 Kill all her young bulls; let them go down to the SLAUGHTER! Woe to them! For their day has come, the time for them to be punished.
Jeremiah 51:40 “I will bring them down like lambs to the SLAUGHTER, like rams and goats.
Lamentations 2:21 “Young and old lie together in the dust of the streets; my young men and young women have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of your anger; you have SLAUGHTERED them without pity.
Ezekiel 9:6SLAUGHTER the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple.
Ezekiel 16:21 You SLAUGHTERED my children and sacrificed them to the idols.
Ezekiel 21:10 sharpened for the SLAUGHTER, polished to flash like lightning! “‘Shall we rejoice in the scepter of my royal son? The sword despises every such stick.
Ezekiel 21:14 “So then, son of man, prophesy and strike your hands together. Let the sword strike twice, even three times. It is a sword for SLAUGHTER— a sword for great SLAUGHTER, closing in on them from every side.
Ezekiel 21:15 So that hearts may melt with fear and the fallen be many, I have stationed the sword for SLAUGHTER at all their gates. Look! It is forged to strike like lightning, it is grasped for SLAUGHTER.
Ezekiel 21:22 Into his right hand will come the lot for Jerusalem, where he is to set up battering rams, to give the command to SLAUGHTER, to sound the battle cry, to set battering rams against the gates, to build a ramp and to erect siege works.
Ezekiel 21:28 “And you, son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says about the Ammonites and their insults: “‘A sword, a sword, drawn for the SLAUGHTER, polished to consume and to flash like lightning!
Ezekiel 26:15 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says to Tyre: Will not the coastlands tremble at the sound of your fall, when the wounded groan and the SLAUGHTER takes place in you?
Ezekiel 34:3 You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and SLAUGHTER the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock.
Ezekiel 40:39 In the portico of the gateway were two tables on each side, on which the burnt offerings, sin offerings and guilt offerings were SLAUGHTERED.
Ezekiel 40:41 So there were four tables on one side of the gateway and four on the other—eight tables in all—on which the sacrifices were SLAUGHTERED.
Ezekiel 40:42 There were also four tables of dressed stone for the burnt offerings, each a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and a cubit high. On them were placed the utensils for SLAUGHTERING the burnt offerings and the other sacrifices.
Ezekiel 44:11 They may serve in my sanctuary, having charge of the gates of the temple and serving in it; they may SLAUGHTER the burnt offerings and sacrifices for the people and stand before the people and serve them.
Daniel 11:12 When the army is carried off, the king of the South will be filled with pride and will SLAUGHTER many thousands, yet he will not remain triumphant.
Hosea 5:2 The rebels are knee-deep in SLAUGHTER. I will discipline all of them.
Amos 1:11 This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Edom, even for four, I will not relent. Because he pursued his brother with a sword and SLAUGHTERED the women of the land, because his anger raged continually and his fury flamed unchecked,
Obadiah 1:9 Your warriors, Teman, will be terrified, and everyone in Esau’s mountains will be cut down in the SLAUGHTER.
Zechariah 11:4 [ Two Shepherds ] This is what the Lord my God says: “Shepherd the flock marked for SLAUGHTER.
Zechariah 11:5 Their buyers SLAUGHTER them and go unpunished. Those who sell them say, ‘Praise the Lord, I am rich!’ Their own shepherds do not spare them.
Zechariah 11:7 So I shepherded the flock marked for SLAUGHTER, particularly the oppressed of the flock. Then I took two staffs and called one Favor and the other Union, and I shepherded the flock.
Acts 8:32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the SLAUGHTER, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Romans 8:36 As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be SLAUGHTERED.”
James 5:5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of SLAUGHTER.
Revelation 18:24 In her was found the blood of prophets and of God’s holy people, of all who have been SLAUGHTERED on the earth.”
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