Contradictory Bible Verses


General contradictions:

“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)

“If I testify about myself, my testimony is not valid.” (John 5:31)
“Jesus answered: Even if I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is valid.” (John 8:14)

“And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.” (Matthew 28:18)
“[…] the whole world is under control of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19)

And Jesus said, “For judgement I am come into this world.” (John 9:39)
“I came not to judge the world” [Jesus] (John 12:47)

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1)

“Jacob said, ‘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)

We should fear God (Matthew 10:28)
We should love God (Matthew 22:37)
There is no fear in love (1 John 4:18)

Contradictory verses about foolery:

“But anyone who says ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.” [Jesus] (Matthew 5:22)
“You fools!” [Jesus] (Luke 11:40)
“You blind fools!” [Jesus] (Matthew 23:17)
“How foolish you are” [Jesus] (Luke 24:25)
“But God said to him, ‘You fool!'” [Jesus] (Luke 12:20)
“You foolish Galatians!” [St. Paul] (Galatians 3:1)

Contradictory verses about rejoicing:

“Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles.” (Proverbs 24:17)
“He who rejoices at calamity shall not go unpunished.” (Proverbs 17:5)
“The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance, he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.” (Psalms 58:10)
“The Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you” (Deuteronomy 28:63)

Contradictory verses about mercy:

“Blessed are the merciful” (Matthew 5:7)
“Leave alive nothing that breathes. Show them no mercy.” (Deuteronomy 7:2)
“The Lord hardened their hearts […] that they might receive no mercy.” (Joshua 11:20)
“I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the Lord: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.” (Jeremiah 13:14)
“A curse on him who is lax in doing the Lord’s work! A curse on him who keeps his sword from bloodshed.” (Jeremiah 48:10)

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