Posts Tagged ‘hate’

Let the Courts Decide

He who withholds his rod hates his son,
but he who loves him disciplines him diligently. Proverbs 13:24 NASB Rod – God’s idea of training involves correction, sometimes correction that stings. We, of course, are more civilized. Who would ever consider punishing a child with a rod these days? Probably only those who risk being taken…

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Esau Have I Hated

See my enemies who are many and with outrageous hatred despise me.  Psalm 25:19  Robert Alter translation Despise – Buried in the Hebrew text is a powerful repetition not evident in Alter’s translation (but clear in the ESV).  “Hatred” and “despise” are from the same Hebrew root, sane.  To hate describes an emotional reaction of…

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Explaining It Away

“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.”  Luke 14:26  NASB Hate – What in the world can Yeshua possibly mean by this statement?  Taken at face value, it has…

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Fire Fighter

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; for you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. Proverbs 25:21-22  NASB Your enemy – “Fight fire with fire.”  That’s the common point of view.  What someone dishes out…

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Yeshua and the Prophet

“He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.” John 12:25 Hates – In Greek, the root is miseo.  It usually implies active ill will toward someone or something.  It is the opposite of agapao (to love, cf. Matthew 5:43).  This is…

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Biblical Psychology

“And you shall remember there your ways and all your deeds by which you have been defiled in them.  And you will hate yourselves to your faces for all your evils which you have done.” Ezekiel 20:43 Hate – In a world governed by mantras of self-esteem, Ezekiel would probably be fired.  Actually, he was. …

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Textual Emendation

“you have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy.’” Matthew 5:43 Enemy – Who said that?  Who said, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy”?  If you look at the reference in Leviticus 19:18, you won’t find the second part of this citation.  In fact, you will find…

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Educational Responsibility

punishing the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and forth generation of those that hate me.  Deuteronomy 5:9 Hate – What happens when we bow down and serve false gods?  Among other things, our children suffer.  Why?  Because our attitudes and actions demonstrate that we do not need God.  They…

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