How should we treat our enemies? View all View original

This Bible contradiction is from the Skeptic's Annotated Bible.


We should love them, be kind to them, and treat them well.

Exodus 23:4 View context

If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

Proverbs 25:21 View context

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Matthew 5:44 View context

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Luke 6:35 View context

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.

We should hate them and wish them evil.

Psalm 35:6 View context

Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.

Psalm 55:15 View context

Let death seize upon them, [and] let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness [is] in their dwellings, [and] among them.

Psalm 58:6-7 View context

Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

Let them melt away as waters [which] run continually: [when] he bendeth [his bow to shoot] his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

Psalm 68:23 View context

That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of [thine] enemies, [and] the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

Psalm 69:22-28 View context

Let their table become a snare before them: and [that which should have been] for [their] welfare, [let it become] a trap.

Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.

Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them.

Let their habitation be desolate; [and] let none dwell in their tents.

For they persecute [him] whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded.

Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness.

Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

Psalm 83:9-10 View context

Do unto them as [unto] the Midianites; as [to] Sisera, as [to] Jabin, at the brook of Kison:

[Which] perished at En-dor: they became [as] dung for the earth.

Psalm 109:6-14 View context

Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.

When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.

Let his days be few; [and] let another take his office.

Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek [their bread] also out of their desolate places.

Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labour.

Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.

Let his posterity be cut off; [and] in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

Psalm 139:22 View context

I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.

Lamentations 3:64-66 View context

Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.

Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.

Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.

1 Corinthians 16:22 View context

If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.