This week’s crazy Bible verse comes from the book of Psalm.
“O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us—he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.” – Psalm 137:8-9
These two verses are not referring to a specific person, but to the overall evil of Babylon. Okay, but the people repaying Babylon are happy to bash infants against rocks? My study Bible says the following regarding the “your infants” part.
“War was cruel then as now; women and children were not spared.”
Yes, no one is denying that. No war spares the innocent, but why does the Bible say that those bashing babies against rocks are happy? Why are infants being smashed against rocks? Why is God ordering this? This is further evidence of the evil nature of God. In addition, it further pushes the point of punishing innocent children, in this case, babies. Why does God insist on punishing children/babies for the crime of their parents?
It’s amazing how many verses exist in the Bible such as these. The Bible has a few pages of useful information (which can easily be gained outside of a religious setting) scattered between pages and pages of utter nonsense! There is no justification for verses such as these and any attempt to do so is to live a life in complete ignorance of what is right in front of you!