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Bible Contradictions

The Bible is full of Biblical contradictions. While reading the following list, not everyone will agree that each reference is in fact a “contradiction”. You the reader are encouraged to use your own intelligence to decide what is a contradiction. You don’t have to agree with each one. However, it should be kept in mind that if there’s a god of the universe who is all-knowing (omniscient) and all-powerful (omnipotent), is it not reasonable to expect this holy book would be less ambiguous and less contradictory? Unfortunately, there’s so much ambiguity in the Biblical text that we have 1,000’s of different Christian sects, who each interpret the book in different ways.

So I ask, if the message of the Bible is important, why couldn’t an omnipotent God have provided it timely, without error, clearly written and without dispute on authorship and free of contradiction?

Theological doctrines and/or opposing statements:

God is satisfied with his works,  Gen 1:31
God is dissatisfied with his works,  Gen 6:6

God dwells in chosen temples,  2 Chron 7:12,16
God dwells not in temples,   Acts 7:48

God dwells in light, Tim 6:16
God dwells in darkness,  1 Kings 8:12/ Ps 18:11/ Ps 97:2

God is seen and heard,  Ex 33:23/ Ex 33:11/ Gen 3:9,10/ Gen 32:30/ Is 6:1/Ex 24:9-11
God is invisible and cannot be heard,  John 1:18/ John 5:37/ Ex 33:20/ 1 Tim 6:16

God is tired and rests,  Ex 31:17
God is never tired and never rests,  Is 40:28

God is everywhere present, sees and knows all things,  Prov 15:3/ Ps 139:7-10/ Job 34:22,21
God is not everywhere present, neither sees nor knows all things,  Gen 11:5/ Gen 18:20,21/ Gen 3:8

God knows the hearts of men,  Acts 1:24/ Ps 139:2,3
God tries men to find out what is in their heart,  Deut 13:3/ Deut 8:2/ Gen 22:12

God is all powerful,  Jer 32:27/ Matt 19:26
God is not all powerful,  Judg 1:19

God is unchangeable,  James 1:17/ Mal 3:6/ Ezek 24:14/ Num 23:19
God is changeable,  Gen 6:6/ Jonah 3:10/ 1 Sam 2:30,31/ 2 Kings 20:1,4,5,6/Ex 33:1,3,17,14

God is just and impartial,  Ps 92:15/ Gen 18:25/ Deut 32:4/ Rom 2:11/ Ezek 18:25
God is unjust and partial,  Gen 9:25/ Ex 20:5/ Rom 9:11-13/ Matt 13:12

God is the author of evil,  Lam 3:38/ Jer 18:11/ Is 45:7/ Amos 3:6/ Ezek 20:25
God is not the author of evil,  1 Cor 14:33/ Deut 32:4/ James 1:13

God gives freely to those who ask,  James 1:5/ Luke 11:10
God withholds his blessings and prevents men from receiving them,  John 12:40/ Josh 11:20/ Is 63:17
God is to be found by those who seek him,  Matt 7:8/ Prov 8:17
God is not to be found by those who seek him,  Prov 1:28
God is warlike,  Ex 15:3/ Is 51:15
God is peaceful,  Rom 15:33/ 1 Cor 14:33

God is cruel, unmerciful, destructive, and ferocious,  Jer 13:14/ Deut 7:16/ 1 Sam 15:2,3/ 1 Sam 6:19
God is kind, merciful, and good,  James 5:11/ Lam 3:33/ 1 Chron 16:34/ Ezek 18:32/ Ps 145:9/1 Tim 2:4/ 1 John 4:16/ Ps 25:8

God’s anger is fierce and endures long,  Num 32:13/ Num 25:4/ Jer 17:4
God’s anger is slow and endures but for a minute,  Ps 103:8/ Ps 30:5

God commands, approves of, and delights in burnt offerings, sacrifices ,and holy days.  Ex 29:36/ Lev 23:27/ Ex 29:18/ Lev 1:9
God disapproves of and has no pleasure in burnt offerings, sacrifices, and holy days.  Jer 7:22/ Jer 6:20/ Ps 50:13,4/ Is 1:13,11,12
God accepts human sacrifices,  2 Sam 21:8,9,14/ Gen 22:2/ Judg 11:30-32,34,38,39
God forbids human sacrifice,  Deut 12:30,31

God tempts men,  Gen 22:1/ 2 Sam 24:1/ Jer 20:7/ Matt 6:13
God tempts no man,  James 1:13

God cannot lie,  Heb 6:18
God lies by proxy; he sends forth lying spirits t deceive.  2 Thes 2:11/ 1 Kings 22:23/ Ezek 14:9

Because of man’s wickedness God destroys him,  Gen 6:5,7
Because of man’s wickedness God will not destroy him,  Gen 8:21

God’s attributes are revealed in his works.  Rom 1:20
God’s attributes cannot be discovered.  Job 11:7/ Is 40:28

There is but one God,  Deut 6:4
There is a plurality of gods,  Gen 1:26/ Gen 3:22/ Gen 18:1-3/ 1 John 5:7

Moral Precepts

Robbery commanded,  Ex 3:21,22/ Ex 12:35,36
Robbery forbidden,  Lev 19:13/ Ex 20:15

Lying approved and sanctioned,  Josh 2:4-6/ James 2:25/ Ex 1:18-20/ 1 Kings 22:21,22
Lying forbidden,  Ex 20:16/ Prov 12:22/ Rev 21:8

Hatred to the Edomite sanctioned,  2 Kings 14:7,3
Hatred to the Edomite forbidden,  Deut 23:7

Killing commanded,  Ex 32:27
Killing forbidden,  Ex 20:13

The blood-shedder must die,  Gen 9:5,6
The blood-shedder must not die,  Gen 4:15

The making of images forbidden,  Ex 20:4
The making of images commanded,  Ex 25:18,20

Slavery and oppression ordained,  Gen 9:25/ Lev 25:45,46/ Joel 3:8
Slavery and oppression forbidden,  Is 58:6/ Ex 22:21/ Ex 21:16/ Matt 23:10

Improvidence enjoyed,  Matt 6:28,31,34/ Luke 6:30,35/ Luke 12:3
Improvidence condemned,  1 Tim 5:8/ Prov 13:22

Anger approved,  Eph 4:26
Anger disapproved,  Eccl 7:9/ Prov 22:24/ James 1:20

Good works to be seen of men,  Matt 5:16
Good works not to be seen of men,  Matt 6:1

Judging of others forbidden,  Matt 7:1,2
Judging of others approved,  1 Cor 6:2-4/ 1 Cor 5:12

Christ taught non-resistance,  Matt 5:39/ Matt 26:52
Christ taught and practiced physical resistance,  Luke 22:36/ John 2:15

Christ warned his followers not to fear being killed,  Luke 12:4
Christ himself avoided the Jews for fear of being killed,  John 7:1

Public prayer sanctioned,  1 Kings 8:22,54, 9:3
Public prayer disapproved,  Matt 6:5,6

Importunity in prayer commended,  Luke 18:5,7
Importunity in prayer condemned,  Matt 6:7,8

The wearing of long hair by men sanctioned,  Judg 13:5/ Num 6:5
The wearing of long hair by men condemned,  1 Cor 11:14

Circumcision instituted,  Gen 17:10
Circumcision condemned,  Gal 5:2

The Sabbath instituted,  Ex 20:8
The Sabbath repudiated, Is 1:13/ Rom 14:5/ Col 2:16

The Sabbath instituted because God rested on the seventh day,  Ex 20:11
The Sabbath instituted because God brought the Israelites out of Egypt,  Deut 5:15

No work to be done on the Sabbath under penalty of death,  Ex 31:15/ Num 15:32,36
Jesus Christ broke the Sabbath and justified his disciples in the same,  John 5:16/ Matt 12:1-3,5

Baptism commanded,  Matt 28:19
Baptism not commanded,  1 Cor 1:17,14

Every kind of animal allowed for food. Gen 9:3/ 1 Cor 10:25/ Rom 14:14
Certain kinds of animals prohibited for food. Deut 14:7,8

Taking of oaths sanctioned,  Num 30:2/ Gen 21:23-24,31/ Gen 31:53/ Heb 6:13
Taking of oaths forbidden,  Matt 5:34

Marriage approved,  Gen 2:18/ Gen 1:28/ Matt 19:5/ Heb 13:4
Marriage disapproved,  1 Cor 7:1/ 1 Cor 7:7,8

Freedom of divorce permitted,  Deut 24:1/ Deut 21:10,11,14
Divorce restricted,  Matt 5:32

Adultery forbidden,  Ex 20:14/ Heb 13:4
Adultery allowed,  Num 31:18/ Hos 1:2; 2:1-3

Marriage or cohabitation with a sister denounced,  Deut 27:22/ Lev 20:17
Abraham married his sister and God blessed the union,  Gen 20:11,12/ Gen 17:16

A man may marry his brother’s widow,  Deut 25:5
A man may not marry his brother’s widow,  Lev 20:21

Hatred to kindred enjoined,  Luke 14:26
Hatred to kindred condemned,  Eph 6:2/ Eph 5:25,29

Intoxicating beverages recommended,  Prov 31:6,7/ 1 Tim 5:23/ Ps 104:15
Intoxicating beverages discountenanced,  Prov 20:1/ Prov 23:31,32

It is our duty to obey our rulers, who are God’s ministers and punish evil doers only.  Rom 13:1-3,6
It is not our duty to obey rulers, who sometimes punish the good and receive unto themselves damnation. Ex 1:17,20/ Dan 3:16,18/ Dan 6:9,7,10/ Acts 4:26,27/ Mark 12:38,39,40/ Luke 23:11,24,33,35

Women’s rights denied,  Gen 3:16/ 1 Tim 2:12/ 1 Cor 14:34/ 1 Pet 3:6
Women’s rights affirmed,  Judg 4:4,14,15/ Judg 5:7/ Acts 2:18/ Acts 21:9

Obedience to masters enjoined,  Col 3:22,23/ 1 Pet 2:18
Obedience due to God only,  Matt 4:10/ 1 Cor 7:23/ Matt 23:10

There is an unpardonable sin,  Mark 3:29
There is not unpardonable sin,  Acts 13:39

Historical Facts

Man was created after the other animals, Gen 1:25,26,27
Man was created before the other animals, Gen 2:18,19

Seed time and harvest were never to cease, Gen 8:22
Seed time and harvest did cease for seven years, Gen 41:54,56/ Gen 45:6

God hardened Pharaoh’s heart,  Ex 4:21/ Ed 9:12
Pharaoh hardened his own heart,  Ex 8:15

All the cattle and horses in Egypt died,  Ex 9:3,6/ 14:9
All the horses of Egypt did not die,  Ex 14:9

Moses feared Pharaoh,  Ex 2:14,15,23; 4:19
Moses did not fear Pharaoh,  Heb 11:27

There died of the plague twenty-four thousand,  Num 25:9
There died of the plague but twenty-three thousand,  1 Cor 10:8

John the Baptist was Elias,  Matt 11:14
John the Baptist was not Elias,  John 1:21

The father of Joseph, Mary’s husband was Jacob,  Matt 1:16
The father of Mary’s husband was Heli,  Luke 3:23

The father of Salah was Arphaxad,  Gen 11:12
The father of Salah was Cainan,  Luke 3:35,36

There were fourteen generations from Abraham to David,  Matt 1:17
There were but thirteen generations from Abraham to David,  Matt 1:2-6

There were fourteen generations from the Babylonian captivity to Christ.  Matt 1:17
There were but thirteen generations from the Babylonian captivity to Christ  Matt 1:12-16

The infant Christ was taken into Egypt,  Matt 2:14,15,19,21,23
The infant Christ was not taken into Egypt,  Luke 2:22, 39

Christ was tempted in the wilderness,  Mark 1:12,13
Christ was not tempted in the wilderness,  John 2:1,2

Christ preached his first sermon on the mount,  Matt 5:1,2
Christ preached his first sermon on the plain,  Luke 6:17,20

John was in prison when Jesus went into Galilee,  Mark 1:14
John was not in prison when Jesus went into Galilee,  John 1:43/ John 3:22-24

Christ’s disciples were commanded to go forth with a staff and sandals,  Mark 6:8,9
Christ’s disciples were commanded to go forth with neither staffs nor sandals.  Matt 10:9,10

A woman of Canaan besought Jesus,  Matt 15:22
It was a Greek woman who besought Him,  Mark 7:26

Two blind men besought Jesus,  Matt 20:30
Only one blind man besought Him,  Luke 18:35,38

Christ was crucified at the third hour,  Mark 15:25
Christ was not crucified until the sixth hour,  John 19:14,15

The two thieves reviled Christ.  Matt 27:44/ Mark 15:32
Only one of the thieves reviled Christ, Luke 23:39,40

Satan entered into Judas while at supper,  John 13:27
Satan entered into him before the supper,  Luke 22:3,4,7

Judas committed suicide by hanging,  Matt 27:5
Judas did not hang himself, but died another way,  Acts 1:18

The potter’s field was purchased by Judas,  Acts 1:18
The potter’s field was purchased by the Chief Priests,  Matt 27:6,7

There was but one woman who came to the sepulchre,  John 20:1
There were two women who came to the sepulchre,  Matt 28:1

There were three women who came to the sepulchre,  Mark 16:1
There were more than three women who came to the sepulchre,  Luke 24:10

It was at sunrise when they came to the sepulchre,  Mark 16:2
It was some time before sunrise when they came.  John 20:1

There were two angels seen by the women at the sepulchre, and they were standing up.  Luke 24:4
There was but one angel seen, and he was sitting down.  Matt 28:2,5

There were two angels seen within the sepulchre. John 20:11,12
There was but one angel seen within the sepulchre.  Mark 16:5

Christ was to be three days and three nights in the grave,  Matt 12:40
Christ was but two days and two nights in the grave,  Mark 15:25,42,44,45,46; 16:9>

Holy ghost bestowed at pentecost,  Acts 1:8,5
Holy ghost bestowed before pentecost,  John 20:22

The disciples were commanded immediately after the resurrection to go into Galilee,  Matt 28:10
The disciples were commanded immediately after the resurrection to go tarry at Jerusalem,  Luke 24:49

Jesus first appeared to the eleven disciples in a room at Jerusalem,  Luke 24:33,36,37/ John 20:19
Jesus first appeared to the eleven on a mountain in Galilee,  Matt 28:16,17

Christ ascended from Mount Olivet,  Acts 1:9,12
Christ ascended from Bethany,  Luke 24:50,51

Paul’s attendants heard the miraculous voice, and stood speechless,  Acts 9:7
Paul’s attendants heard not the voice and were prostrate,  Acts 26:14

Abraham departed to go into Canaan,  Gen 12:5
Abraham went not knowing where,  Heb 11:8

Abraham had two sons,  Gal 4:22
Abraham had but one son,  Heb 11:17

Keturah was Abraham’s wife,  Gen 25:1
Keturah was Abraham’s concubine,  1 Chron 1:32

Abraham begat a son when he was a hundred years old, by the interposition of Providence.  Gen 21:2/ Rom 4:19/ Heb 11:12
Abraham begat six children more after he was a hundred years old without any interposition of providence.  Gen 25:1,2

Jacob bought a sepulchre from Hamor,  Josh 24:32
Abraham bought it of Hamor,  Acts 7:16

God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham and his seed forever.  Gen 13:14,15,17; 17:8
Abraham and his seed never received the promised land.  Acts 7:5/ Heb 11:9,13

Goliath was slain by Elhanan,  2 Sam 21:19 *note, was changed in translation to be correct. Original manuscript was incorrect
The brother of Goliath was slain by Elhanan,  1 Chron 20:5

Ahaziah began to reign in the twelfth year of Joram,  2 Kings 8:25
Ahaziah began to reign in the eleventh year of Joram,  2 Kings 9:29

Michal had no child,  2 Sam 6:23
Michal had five children,  2 Sam 21:8

David was tempted by the Lord to number Israel,  2 Sam 24:1
David was tempted by Satan to number the people,  1 Chron 21:1

The number of fighting men of Israel was 800,000; and of Judah 500,000.  2 Sam 24:9
The number of fighting men of Israel was 1,100,000; and of Judah 470,000.  1 Chron 21:5

David sinned in numbering the people,  2 Sam 24:10
David never sinned, except in the matter of Uriah,  1 Kings 15:5

One of the penalties of David’s sin was seven years of famine.  2 Sam 24:13
It was not seven years, but three years of famine,  1 Chron 21:11,12

David took seven hundred horsemen,  2 Sam 8:4
David took seven thousand horsemen,  1 Chron 18:4

David bought a threshing floor for fifty shekels of silver,  2 Sam 24:24
David bought the threshing floor for six hundred shekels of gold,  1 Chron 21:25

David’s throne was to endure forever.  Ps 89:35-37
David’s throne was cast down.  Ps 89:44

Speculative Doctrines that contradict

Christ is equal with God,  John 10:30/ Phil 2:5
Christ is not equal with God,  John 14:28/ Matt 24:36

Jesus was all-powerful,  Matt 28:18/ John 3:35
Jesus was not all-powerful,  Mark 6:5

The law was superseded by the Christian dispensation,  Luke 16:16/ Eph 2:15/ Rom 7:6
The law was not superseded by the Christian dispensation,  Matt 5:17-19

Christ’s mission was peace,  Luke 2:13,14
Christ’s mission was not peace,  Matt 10:34

Christ received not testimony from man,  John 5:33,34
Christ did receive testimony from man,  John 15:27

Christ’s witness of himself is true.  John 8:18,14
Christ’s witness of himself is not true.  John 5:31

Christ laid down his life for his friends,  John 15:13/ John 10:11
Christ laid down his life for his enemies,  Rom 5:10

It was lawful for the Jews to put Christ to death,  John 19:7
It was not lawful for the Jews to put Christ to death,  John 18:31

Children are punished for the sins of the parents,  Ex 20:5
Children are not punished for the sins of the parents,  Ezek 18:20

Man is justified by faith alone,  Rom 3:20/ Gal 2:16/ Gal 3:11,12/ Rom 4:2
Man is not justified by faith alone,  James 2:21,24/ Rom 2:13

It is impossible to fall from grace,  John 10:28/ Rom 8:38,39
It is possible to fall from grace,  Ezek 18:24/ Heb 6:4-6, 2 Pet 2:20,21

No man is without sin,  1 Kings 8:46/ Prov 20:9/ Eccl 7:20/ Rom 3:10
Christians are sinless,  1 John 3: 9,6,8

There is to be a resurrection of the dead,  1 Cor 15:52/ Rev 20:12,13/ Luke 20:37/ 1 Cor 15:16
There is to be no resurrection of the dead,  Job 7:9/ Eccl 9:5/ Is 26:14

Reward and punishment to be bestowed in this world,  Prov 11:31
Reward and punishment to be bestowed in the next world,  Rev 20:12/ Matt 16:27/ 2 Cor 5:10

Annihilation the portion of all mankind,  Job 3: 11,13-17,19-22/ Eccl 9:5,10/ Eccl 3:19,20
Endless misery the portion of all mankind,  Matt 25:46/ Rev 20:10,15/ Rev 14:11/ Dan 12:2

The Earth is to be destroyed,  2 Pet 3:10/ Heb 1:11/ Rev 20:11
The Earth is never to be destroyed,  Ps 104:5/ Eccl 1:4

No evil shall happen to the godly,  Prov 12:21/ 1 Pet 3:13
Evil does happen to the godly,  Heb 12:6/ Job 2:3,7

Worldly good and prosperity are the lot of the godly,  Prov 12:21/ Ps 37:28,32,33,37/ Ps 1:1,3/ Gen 39:2/ Job 42:12
Worldly misery and destitution the lot of the godly,  Heb 11:37,38/ Rev 7:14/ 2 Tim 3:12/ Luke 21:17

Worldly prosperity a reward of righteousness and a blessing, Mark 10:29,30/ Ps 37:25/ Ps 112:1,3/ Job 22:23,24/
Prov 15:6
Worldly prosperity a curse and a bar to future reward,  Luke 6:20,24/ Matt 6:19,21/ Luke 16:22/ Matt 19:24/ Luke 6:24

The Christian yoke is easy,  Matt 11:28,29,30
The Christian yoke is not easy,  John 16:33/ 2 Tim 3:12/ Heb 12:6,8

The fruit of God’s spirit is love and gentleness,  Gal 5:22
The fruit of God’s spirit is vengeance and fury,  Judg 15:14/ 1 Sam 18:10,11

Longevity enjoyed by the wicked,  Job 21:7,8/ Ps 17:14/ Eccl 8:12/ Is 65:20
Longevity denied to the wicked,  Eccl 8:13/ Ps 55:23/ Prov 10:27/ Job 36:14/ Eccl 7:17

Poverty a blessing,  Luke 6:20,24/ Jams 2:5
Riches a blessing,  Prov 10:15/ Job 22:23,24/ Job 42:12
Neither poverty nor riches a blessing,  Prov 30:8,9

Wisdom a source of enjoyment,  Prov 3:13,17
Wisdom a source of vexation, grief and sorrow,  Eccl 1:17,18

A good name is a blessing,  Eccl 7:1/ Prov 22:1
A good name is a curse,  Luke 6:26
Laughter commended,  Eccl 3:1,4/ Eccl 8:15
Laughter condemned,  Luke 6:25/ Eccl 7:3,4

The rod of correction a remedy for foolishness,  Prov 22:15
There is no remedy for foolishness,  Prov 27:22

A fool should be answered according to his folly,  Prov 26:5
A fool should not be answered according to his folly,  Prov 26:4

Temptation to be desired,  James 1:2
Temptation not to be desired,  Matt 6:13

Prophecy is sure,  2 Pet 1:19
Prophecy is not sure,  Jer 18:7-10

Man’s life was to be one hundred and twenty years,  Gen 6:3/ Ps 90:10
Man’s life is but seventy years,  Ps 90:10

The fear of man was to be upon every beast,  Gen 9:2
The fear of man is not upon the lion,  Prov 30:30

Miracles a proof of divine mission,  Matt 11:2-5/ John 3:2/ Ex 14:31
Miracles not a proof of divine mission,  Ex 7:10-12/ Deut 13:1-3/ Luke 11:19

Moses was a very meek man,  Num 12:3
Moses was a very cruel man,  Num 31:15,17

Elijah went up to heaven,  2 Kings 2:11
None but Christ ever ascended into heaven,  John 3:13

All scripture is inspired,  2 Tim 3:16
Some scripture is not inspired,  1 Cor 7:6/ 1 Cor 7:12/ 2 Cor 11:17

Think not that I come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.  Matthew 10:34
… all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.  Matthew 26:52

For wrath killeth the foolish man…  Job 5:2
… let not the sun go down on your wrath.   Ephesians 4:26

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.  John 3:13
… and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.   2 Kings 2:11

If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.  – John 5:31
I am one that bear witness of myself…  John 8:18
[Jesus was the speaker in both of these quotes]

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children…   Proverbs 13:22
Sell that ye have and give alms…   Luke 12:33

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord… Wealth and riches shall be in his house…  Psalms 112:1-3
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.  Matthew 19:24

I and my father are one.   John 10:30
I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.  John 14:28
[Jesus was the speaker in both of these quotes]

Thou shalt not kill   Exodus 20:13
Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side… and slay every man his brother…  Exodus 32:27

Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. – Exodus 20:8
The new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with: it is iniquity.  Isaiah 3:22

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven… earth… [or] water.   Leviticus 26:11
And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them.  Exodus 25:18

For by grace are ye saved through faith… not of works.   Ephesians 2:8-9
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.   James 2:24

God is not a man, that he should lie: neither the son of man, that he should repent.  Numbers 23:19
And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.   Exodus 32:14

… the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and come forth…  John 5:28-29
As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.  Job 7:9

… thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for
wound, stripe for stripe.  Exodus 21:23-25
… resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.  Matthew 5:39

Honor thy father and mother.  Exodus 20:12
If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.   Luke 14:26

Lay not up for yourself treasures upon the earth…   Matthew 6:19
In the house of the righteous is much treasure…  Proverbs 15:6

I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.   Genesis 32:30
No man hath seen God at any time.  John 1:18

The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father.  Ezekiel 18:20
… I the lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.  Exodus 20:5

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.  Proverbs 3:13
For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.  Ecclesiastes 1:18

The Lord is good to all.  – Psalm 145:6
I make peace and create evil. I the Lord do all these things.  Isaiah 45:7

Whosoever shall say Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire.  Matthew 5:22
[Jesus said] Ye fools and blind.  Matthew 23:17

For all have sinned.  – Romans 3:23
There was a man… whose name was Job; and that man was perfect  and upright. Job 1:1

Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.  2 Kings 8:26
Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.   2 Chronicles 22:2

If a man vow a vow unto the Lord or swear an oath… he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.  Numbers 30:2
But I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven… nor by earth.  Matthew 5:34-35

… the earth abideth forever.  Ecclesiastes 1:4
… the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10

… for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger forever. Jeremiah 3:12
Ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever.  Jeremiah 17:4

… God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.  James 1:13
And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham.  Genesis 22:1

And God saw everything that he made, and behold it was very good. Genesis 1:31
And it repented the Lord that he had made man on earth, and it grieved him at his heart.  Genesis 6:6

For now have I chosen and sanctified this house that my name be there forever; and mine eyes and my heart shall be there perpetually. II Chronicles 7:16
Howbeit the most high dwelleth not in temples made with hands.  Acts 7:48

[God dwells] in the light which no man can approach unto. I Timothy 6:16
The Lord said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.  I Kings 8:12

And the Lord called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid. Genesis 3:9,10
Ye hath neither heard his voice, at any time, nor seen his shape.  John 5:37

Then went up Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel. And they saw the God of Israel… They saw God, and did eat and drink.  Exodus 24: 9-11
Whom no man hath seen nor can see.  I Timothy 6:16

With God all things are possible.  Matthew 29:26
And the Lord was with Judah, and he drove out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.  Judges 1:19

God is not the author of confusion.  I Corinthians 24:33
Out of the mouth of the most high proceedeth not evil and good?  Lamentations 3:38

Those that seek me early shall find me.  Proverbs 8:17
Then shall they call upon me but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but shall not find me.  Proverbs 1:28

On the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.  Leviticus 23:27
For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offering or sacrifices.  Jeremiah 7:22
And the priest shall burn all on the altar to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the Lord.  Leviticus 1:9
Your burnt offering are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.  Jeremiah 7:20

God is not a man, that he should lie, Numbers 23:19
And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the Lord have deceived that prophet.  Ezekiel 24:9

There is none other God but one.  I Corinthians 8:4
And God said, Let us make man in our image. Genesis 1:26

When ye go, ye shall not go empty; but every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver and jewels of gold, and raiment; and ye shall put them on your sons and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.  Exodus 3:21,22
Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, nether rob him.  Leviticus 19:13

At the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.  Genesis 4:5,6
And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.  Genesis 4:15

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin… if God so clothe the grass of the
field… shall he not much more clothe you? Therefore, take no thought, saying what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or
wherewithal shall we be clothed?… Take, therefore, no thought for the morrow.  Matthew 6:28, 30-34
But if any provideth not for his own, especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.  I Timothy 5:8

Be ye angry and sin not.  Ephesians 4:26
Be not hasty in they spirit to be angry; for anger resideth in the bosom of fools.  Ecclesiastes 7:9

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works.  Matthew 5:16
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them.  Matthew 6:1

And Solomon stood before the alter of the Lord, in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven…  I Kings 7:22
When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men…  Matthew 6:5

And no razor shall come on his head; for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb.  Judges 8:5
Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man hath long hair, it is a shame unto him?  I Corinthians 6:14

Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.  Exodus 20:8
One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.  Romans 14:5

For in the six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.  Exodus 20:11
And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought the out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched-out arm; therefore the Lord thy God commanded the to keep the Sabbath day.  Deuteronomy 5:15

There is nothing unclean of itself.  Romans 14:14
Nevertheless, these shall ye not eat, of them that chew the cud or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel and the hare, and the coney; for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof, therefore they are unclean unto you. And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.  Deuteronomy 14:7,8

Cursed is he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother.  Deuteronomy 27:22
And Abraham said… She is my sister; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became my wife.  Genesis 20:11,12

If brethren dwell together, and one of them die and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger; her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife.  Deuteronomy 25:5
If a man shall take his brother’s wife, it is an unclean thing… they shall be childless.  Leviticus 20:21

He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness.  Mark 3:29
And by him that believe are justified from all things.  Acts 13:39

[John the Baptist] is Elias which was for to come. – Matthew 11:14
And they asked him, what then? Art thou [John the Baptist] Elias? And he saith, I am not.   John 1:21

Now, after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.  Mark 1:14
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea… and John was also baptizing Enon… for John was not yet cast into prison.  John 3:22-24

And it was in the third hour, and they crucified him.  Mark 25:3-4
And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour; and he saith unto the Jews, behold your king… Shall I crucify your king? John 19:14-15

They gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall.  Matthew 27:34
And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh.  Mark 15:23
[Jesus was the thirsty chap in both verses.]

And the men which journeyed with [Paul] stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.  Acts 9:7
And they that were with me [Paul] saw indeed the light and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.  Acts 22:9

Abraham had two sons; one by a bonds-maid, the other by a free woman.  Galatians 4:22
By faith, Abraham when he was tried offered up Isaac… his only begotten son.  Hebrews 11:17

Therefore Michal, the daughter of Saul, had no child unto the day of her death.  II Samuel 6:23
The five sons of Michal, the daughter of Saul.  II Samuel 21:8

And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel.  II Samuel 24:1
And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.  I Chronicles 21:1

All power is given unto [Jesus] in heaven and in earth.  Matthew 28:18
And [Jesus] could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands on a few sick folk and healed them.  Mark 6:5

There shall no evil happen to the just.  Proverbs 12:21
Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  Hebrews 12:6

Also consider this list of contradictions.


  1. Andrew James Snider

    Jeremiah 1:5- “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

    Luke 7:23-
    “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”

    • Logan

      It sounds like a list of discrepancies and contradictions in the Bible is upsetting to you? I encourage you to read the Bible. The whole Bible. I did so many times.

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