Deuteronomy 28:56-57

Yeehaw!  It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!  Today’s verse comes from the book of Deuteronomy and one I discussed as part of a chapter a few days ago.  It was so crazy that I decided I must discuss it separately on Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday.  Here it is.

“The most gentle and sensitive woman among you—so sensitive and gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the sole of her foot—will begrudge the husband she loves and her own son or daughter the afterbirth from her womb and the children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat them secretly because of the suffering your enemy will inflict on you during the siege of your cities.” – Deuteronomy 28:56-57

To provide a bit of context, God is describing the things he will do if you don’t follow him.  There are several verses in this chapter on cannibalism, including this one.  God will cause women to eat their own babies and following the birth, eat the afterbirth.  What…the…fuck?!?!?!  This is fucking crazy!  It’s crazy for a couple of reasons.  For starters, the innocent babies are being punished for something the parents did.  Regardless of whether what the parents did was justified or not, the children should not be punished.  Second, the children are punished by being EATEN by their parents!  Third, the mom then eats the afterbirth!!!

I’d go back to church if these two verses were the focus of a sermon!  🙂

Update:  I forget to add verse 57 when originally posted.  Fixed about 3 hours after posting.


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