Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Bible quote of the week: "If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them… seizes [his assailant] by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand."

Bible quote of the week brings you the wit and wisdom of Bronze Age and Iron Age barbarians God's Word. This week:

Deuteronomy 25:11-12

11 If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, 12 you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity. (NIV)

See, this kind of thing shows you how human wisdom pales next to God's. Because if I was fighting some guy, and my wife came over and grabbed him by the balls so I could win the fight, I think that would make her pretty much the best wife in the history of wives. But God thinks she should get her hand cut off.

Fortunately, though, those verses don't say anything about cutting off her foot if she kicks the guy. So wives, remember, if your husband gets in a fight, ball kicking = OK; ball grabbing = not OK. God says so.

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  1. I'm trying to think of a pithy comment but I'm speechless.

  2. I always wonder how they even thought of things like that, much less put them into scriptures.


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