This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “goat.” 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 30:32 Let me go through all your flocks today and remove from them every speckled or spotted sheep, every dark-colored lamb and every spotted or speckled GOAT. They will be my wages.
Genesis 30:33 And my honesty will testify for me in the future, whenever you check on the wages you have paid me. Any GOAT in my possession that is not speckled or spotted, or any lamb that is not dark-colored, will be considered stolen.”
Genesis 30:35 That same day he removed all the male GOATS that were streaked or spotted, and all the speckled or spotted female GOATS (all that had white on them) and all the dark-colored lambs, and he placed them in the care of his sons.
Genesis 31:10 “In breeding season I once had a dream in which I looked up and saw that the male GOATS mating with the flock were streaked, speckled or spotted.
Genesis 31:12 And he said, ‘Look up and see that all the male GOATS mating with the flock are streaked, speckled or spotted, for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.
Genesis 31:38 “I have been with you for twenty years now. Your sheep and GOATS have not miscarried, nor have I eaten rams from your flocks.
Genesis 32:5 I have cattle and donkeys, sheep and GOATS, male and female servants. Now I am sending this message to my lord, that I may find favor in your eyes.’”
Genesis 32:14 two hundred female GOATS and twenty male GOATS, two hundred ewes and twenty rams,
Genesis 37:31 Then they got Joseph’s robe, slaughtered a GOAT and dipped the robe in the blood.
Genesis 38:17 “I’ll send you a young GOAT from my flock,” he said. “Will you give me something as a pledge until you send it?” she asked.
Genesis 38:20 Meanwhile Judah sent the young GOAT by his friend the Adullamite in order to get his pledge back from the woman, but he did not find her.
Genesis 38:23 Then Judah said, “Let her keep what she has, or we will become a laughingstock. After all, I did send her this young GOAT, but you didn’t find her.”
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.
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 12:5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the GOATS.
Exodus 20:24 “‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and GOATS and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.
Exodus 23:19 “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God. “Do not cook a young GOAT in its mother’s milk.
Exodus 26:7 “Make curtains of GOAT hair for the tent over the tabernacle—eleven altogether.
Exodus 34:26 “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God. “Do not cook a young GOAT in its mother’s milk.”
Exodus 35:23 Everyone who had blue, purple or scarlet yarn or fine linen, or GOAT hair, ram skins dyed red or the other durable leather brought them.
Exodus 35:26 And all the women who were willing and had the skill spun the GOAT hair.
Exodus 36:14 They made curtains of GOAT hair for the tent over the tabernacle—eleven altogether.
Leviticus 1:10 “‘If the offering is a burnt offering from the flock, from either the sheep or the GOATS, you are to offer a male without defect.
Leviticus 3:12 “‘If your offering is a GOAT, you are to present it before the Lord,
Leviticus 4:23 and the sin he has committed becomes known, he must bring as his offering a male GOAT without defect.
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 4:28 and the sin they have committed becomes known, they must bring as their offering for the sin they committed a female GOAT without defect.
Leviticus 5:6 As a penalty for the sin they have committed, they must bring to the Lord a female lamb or GOAT from the flock as a sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement for them for their sin.
Leviticus 7:23 “Say to the Israelites: ‘Do not eat any of the fat of cattle, sheep or GOATS.
Leviticus 9:3 Then say to the Israelites: ‘Take a male GOAT for a sin offering, a calf and a lamb—both a year old and without defect—for a burnt offering,
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 10:16 When Moses inquired about the GOAT of the sin offering and found that it had been burned up, he was angry with Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s remaining sons, and asked,
Leviticus 10:18 Since its blood was not taken into the Holy Place, you should have eaten the GOAT in the sanctuary area, as I commanded.”
Leviticus 16:5 From the Israelite community he is to take two male GOATS for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.
Leviticus 16:7 Then he is to take the two GOATS and present them before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
Leviticus 16:8 He is to cast lots for the two GOATS—one lot for the Lord and the other for the scapeGOAT.
Leviticus 16:9 Aaron shall bring the GOAT whose lot falls to the Lord and sacrifice it for a sin offering.
Leviticus 16:10 But the GOAT chosen by lot as the scapeGOAT shall be presented alive before the Lord to be used for making atonement by sending it into the wilderness as a scapeGOAT.
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 16:18 “Then he shall come out to the altar that is before the Lord and make atonement for it. He shall take some of the bull’s blood and some of the GOAT’s blood and put it on all the horns of the altar.
Leviticus 16:20 “When Aaron has finished making atonement for the Most Holy Place, the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall bring forward the live GOAT.
Leviticus 16:21 He is to lay both hands on the head of the live GOAT and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins—and put them on the GOAT’s head. He shall send the GOAT away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task.
Leviticus 16:22 The GOAT will carry on itself all their sins to a remote place; and the man shall release it in the wilderness.
Leviticus 16:26 “The man who releases the GOAT as a scapeGOAT must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; afterward he may come into the camp.
Leviticus 16:27 The bull and the GOAT for the sin offerings, whose blood was brought into the Most Holy Place to make atonement, must be taken outside the camp; their hides, flesh and intestines are to be burned up.
Leviticus 17:3 Any Israelite who sacrifices an ox, a lamb or a GOAT in the camp or outside of it
Leviticus 17:7 They must no longer offer any of their sacrifices to the GOAT idols to whom they prostitute themselves. This is to be a lasting ordinance for them and for the generations to come.’
Leviticus 22:19 you must present a male without defect from the cattle, sheep or GOATS in order that it may be accepted on your behalf.
Leviticus 22:27 “When a calf, a lamb or a GOAT is born, it is to remain with its mother for seven days. From the eighth day on, it will be acceptable as a food offering presented to the Lord.
Leviticus 23:19 Then sacrifice one male GOAT for a sin offering and two lambs, each a year old, for a fellowship offering.
Numbers 7:16 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:17 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Nahshon son of Amminadab.
Numbers 7:22 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:23 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Nethanel son of Zuar.
Numbers 7:28 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:29 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Eliab son of Helon.
Numbers 7:34 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:35 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Elizur son of Shedeur.
Numbers 7:40 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:41 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Shelumiel son of Zurishaddai.
Numbers 7:46 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:47 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Eliasaph son of Deuel.
Numbers 7:52 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:53 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Elishama son of Ammihud.
Numbers 7:58 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:59 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Gamaliel son of Pedahzur.
Numbers 7:64 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:65 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Abidan son of Gideoni.
Numbers 7:70 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:71 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai.
Numbers 7:76 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:77 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Pagiel son of Okran.
Numbers 7:82 one male GOAT for a sin offering;
Numbers 7:83 and two oxen, five rams, five male GOATS and five male lambs a year old to be sacrificed as a fellowship offering. This was the offering of Ahira son of Enan.
Numbers 7:87 The total number of animals for the burnt offering came to twelve young bulls, twelve rams and twelve male lambs a year old, together with their grain offering. Twelve male GOATS were used for the sin offering.
Numbers 7:88 The total number of animals for the sacrifice of the fellowship offering came to twenty-four oxen, sixty rams, sixty male GOATS and sixty male lambs a year old. These were the offerings for the dedication of the altar after it was anointed.
Numbers 15:11 Each bull or ram, each lamb or young GOAT, is to be prepared in this manner.
Numbers 15:24 and if this is done unintentionally without the community being aware of it, then the whole community is to offer a young bull for a burnt offering as an aroma pleasing to the Lord, along with its prescribed grain offering and drink offering, and a male GOAT for a sin offering.
Numbers 15:27 “‘But if just one person sins unintentionally, that person must bring a year-old female GOAT for a sin offering.
Numbers 18:17 “But you must not redeem the firstborn of a cow, a sheep or a GOAT; they are holy. Splash their blood against the altar and burn their fat as a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.
Numbers 28:15 Besides the regular burnt offering with its drink offering, one male GOAT is to be presented to the Lord as a sin offering.
Numbers 28:22 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering to make atonement for you.
Numbers 28:30 Include one male GOAT to make atonement for you.
Numbers 29:5 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering to make atonement for you.
Numbers 29:11 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering for atonement and the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.
Numbers 29:16 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
Numbers 29:19 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings.
Numbers 29:22 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
Numbers 29:25 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
Numbers 29:28 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
Numbers 29:31 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
Numbers 29:34 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
Numbers 29:38 Include one male GOAT as a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering with its grain offering and drink offering.
Numbers 31:20 Purify every garment as well as everything made of leather, GOAT hair or wood.”
Deuteronomy 14:4 These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the GOAT,
Deuteronomy 14:5 the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild GOAT, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.
Deuteronomy 14:21 Do not eat anything you find already dead. You may give it to the foreigner residing in any of your towns, and they may eat it, or you may sell it to any other foreigner. But you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Do not cook a young GOAT in its mother’s milk.
Deuteronomy 32:14 with curds and milk from herd and flock and with fattened lambs and GOATS, with choice rams of Bashan and the finest kernels of wheat. You drank the foaming blood of the grape.
Judges 6:19 Gideon went inside, prepared a young GOAT, and from an ephah of flour he made bread without yeast. Putting the meat in a basket and its broth in a pot, he brought them out and offered them to him under the oak.
Judges 13:15 Manoah said to the angel of the Lord, “We would like you to stay until we prepare a young GOAT for you.”
Judges 13:19 Then Manoah took a young GOAT, together with the grain offering, and sacrificed it on a rock to the Lord. And the Lord did an amazing thing while Manoah and his wife watched:
Judges 14:6 The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young GOAT. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done.
Judges 15:1 [ Samson’s Vengeance on the Philistines ] Later on, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson took a young GOAT and went to visit his wife. He said, “I’m going to my wife’s room.” But her father would not let him go in.
1 Samuel 10:3 “Then you will go on from there until you reach the great tree of Tabor. Three men going up to worship God at Bethel will meet you there. One will be carrying three young GOATS, another three loaves of bread, and another a skin of wine.
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 19:13 Then Michal took an idol and laid it on the bed, covering it with a garment and putting some GOATS’ hair at the head.
1 Samuel 19:16 But when the men entered, there was the idol in the bed, and at the head was some GOATS’ hair.
1 Samuel 24:2 So Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look for David and his men near the Crags of the Wild GOATS.
1 Samuel 25:2 A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand GOATS and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel.
1 Kings 4:23 ten head of stall-fed cattle, twenty of pasture-fed cattle and a hundred sheep and GOATS, as well as deer, gazelles, roebucks and choice fowl.
1 Kings 8:63 Solomon offered a sacrifice of fellowship offerings to the Lord: twenty-two thousand cattle and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and GOATS. So the king and all the Israelites dedicated the temple of the Lord.
1 Kings 20:27 When the Israelites were also mustered and given provisions, they marched out to meet them. The Israelites camped opposite them like two small flocks of GOATS, while the Arameans covered the countryside.
2 Chronicles 7:5 And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and GOATS. So the king and all the people dedicated the temple of God.
2 Chronicles 11:15 when he appointed his own priests for the high places and for the GOAT and calf idols he had made.
2 Chronicles 14:15 They also attacked the camps of the herders and carried off droves of sheep and GOATS and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 15:11 At that time they sacrificed to the Lord seven hundred head of cattle and seven thousand sheep and GOATS from the plunder they had brought back.
2 Chronicles 17:11 Some Philistines brought Jehoshaphat gifts and silver as tribute, and the Arabs brought him flocks: seven thousand seven hundred rams and seven thousand seven hundred GOATS.
2 Chronicles 29:21 They brought seven bulls, seven rams, seven male lambs and seven male GOATS as a sin offering for the kingdom, for the sanctuary and for Judah. The king commanded the priests, the descendants of Aaron, to offer these on the altar of the Lord.
2 Chronicles 29:23 The GOATS for the sin offering were brought before the king and the assembly, and they laid their hands on them.
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 29:33 The animals consecrated as sacrifices amounted to six hundred bulls and three thousand sheep and GOATS.
2 Chronicles 30:24 Hezekiah king of Judah provided a thousand bulls and seven thousand sheep and GOATS for the assembly, and the officials provided them with a thousand bulls and ten thousand sheep and GOATS. A great number of priests consecrated themselves.
2 Chronicles 35:7 Josiah provided for all the lay people who were there a total of thirty thousand lambs and GOATS for the Passover offerings, and also three thousand cattle—all from the king’s own possessions.
Ezra 6:17 For the dedication of this house of God they offered a hundred bulls, two hundred rams, four hundred male lambs and, as a sin offering for all Israel, twelve male GOATS, one for each of the tribes of Israel.
Ezra 8:35 Then the exiles who had returned from captivity sacrificed burnt offerings to the God of Israel: twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven male lambs and, as a sin offering, twelve male GOATS. All this was a burnt offering to the Lord.
Job 39:1 “Do you know when the mountain GOATS give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn?
Psalm 50:9 I have no need of a bull from your stall or of GOATS from your pens,
Psalm 50:13 Do I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of GOATS?
Psalm 66:15 I will sacrifice fat animals to you and an offering of rams; I will offer bulls and GOATS.
Psalm 104:18 The high mountains belong to the wild GOATS; the crags are a refuge for the hyrax.
Proverbs 27:26 the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the GOATS with the price of a field.
Proverbs 27:27 You will have plenty of GOATS’ milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.
Proverbs 30:31 a strutting rooster, a he-GOAT, and a king secure against revolt.
Song of Songs 1:8 [ Friends ] If you do not know, most beautiful of women, follow the tracks of the sheep and graze your young GOATS by the tents of the shepherds.
Song of Songs 4:1 [ He ] How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of GOATS descending from the hills of Gilead.
Song of Songs 6:5 Turn your eyes from me; they overwhelm me. Your hair is like a flock of GOATS descending from Gilead.
Isaiah 1:11 “The multitude of your sacrifices— what are they to me?” says the Lord. “I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and GOATS.
Isaiah 7:21 In that day, a person will keep alive a young cow and two GOATS.
Isaiah 11:6 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the GOAT, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.
Isaiah 13:21 But desert creatures will lie there, jackals will fill her houses; there the owls will dwell, and there the wild GOATS will leap about.
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 34:14 Desert creatures will meet with hyenas, and wild GOATS will bleat to each other; there the night creatures will also lie down and find for themselves places of rest.
Jeremiah 50:8 “Flee out of Babylon; leave the land of the Babylonians, and be like the GOATS that lead the flock.
Jeremiah 51:40 “I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and GOATS.
Ezekiel 27:21 “‘Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your customers; they did business with you in lambs, rams and GOATS.
Ezekiel 34:17 “‘As for you, my flock, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will judge between one sheep and another, and between rams and GOATS.
Ezekiel 39:18 You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, GOATS and bulls—all of them fattened animals from Bashan.
Ezekiel 43:22 “On the second day you are to offer a male GOAT without defect for a sin offering, and the altar is to be purified as it was purified with the bull.
Ezekiel 43:25 “For seven days you are to provide a male GOAT daily for a sin offering; you are also to provide a young bull and a ram from the flock, both without defect.
Ezekiel 45:23 Every day during the seven days of the festival he is to provide seven bulls and seven rams without defect as a burnt offering to the Lord, and a male GOAT for a sin offering.
Daniel 8:1 [ Daniel’s Vision of a Ram and a GOAT ] In the third year of King Belshazzar’s reign, I, Daniel, had a vision, after the one that had already appeared to me.
Daniel 8:5 As I was thinking about this, suddenly a GOAT with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground.
Daniel 8:7 I saw it attack the ram furiously, striking the ram and shattering its two horns. The ram was powerless to stand against it; the GOAT knocked it to the ground and trampled on it, and none could rescue the ram from its power.
Daniel 8:8 The GOAT became very great, but at the height of its power the large horn was broken off, and in its place four prominent horns grew up toward the four winds of heaven.
Daniel 8:21 The shaggy GOAT is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king.
Matthew 25:31 [ The Sheep and the GOATS ] “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.
Matthew 25:32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the GOATS.
Matthew 25:33 He will put the sheep on his right and the GOATS on his left.
Luke 15:29 But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young GOAT so I could celebrate with my friends.
Hebrews 9:12 He did not enter by means of the blood of GOATS and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
Hebrews 9:13 The blood of GOATS and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean.
Hebrews 10:4 It is impossible for the blood of bulls and GOATS to take away sins.
Hebrews 11:37 They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and GOATSKINS, destitute, persecuted and mistreated—
Revelation 6:12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of GOAT hair, the whole moon turned blood red,