Originally posted by bobbob1056th
Does anyone here have a favorite Bible verse? I've been reading through it (right now I'm on 2 Kings) and so far I like when the Philistines steal the ark and it curses them, when Elisha curses 42 boys in the name of the LORD, when ...[text shortened]... nd then he kills them all! Please post your favorite verses here!
Wow. Those are some great ones. How about when a man sends his concubine (a young girl by Biblical accounts) out to be gang raped?
Remember what he does next?
"27 When her master got up in the morning and opened the door of the house and stepped out to continue on his way, there lay his concubine, fallen in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold. 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.
29 When he reached home, he took a knife and cut up his concubine, limb by limb, into twelve parts and sent them into all the areas of Israel. 30 Everyone who saw it said, "Such a thing has never been seen or done, not since the day the Israelites came up out of Egypt. Think about it! Consider it! Tell us what to do!"
Judges 19:27-30 (NIV)
I bet you loved chapter 20 too. When all the tribes of Israel, with the exception of the Benjamites (the tribe from which the rapists came), rise up and attack the Benjamites, and the Benjamites kill tens of thousands, until the Lord decides to give the other Israelites the victory a few days later.
Great stuff, though you're most of the way through the best parts. Oh well, you've still got Job ahead of you, right? 🙂