10 Pairs of Bible Verses That Seem To Totally Contradict Each Other

To Enslave or Not to Enslave? – Leviticus 25:45 & Isaiah 58:6

These two bibles verses produce mixed messages in regards to the institution of slavery. Leviticus 25:45 reads, “Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land: and they shall be your possession.” Yet, Isaiah 58:6 challenges this view when it asks, “Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?”

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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – Matt 5:16 & Matt 6:3-4

The Bible offers different views when it comes to the execution of performing good deeds. In the same book one verse states that one should do good deeds for others to see, while another statement conveys that one should perform good deeds secretly. For example, Matthew 5:16 reads, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” However, Matthew 6:3-4 reads, “But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.”

Is God All Good Or Not? – Numbers 23:19 & Exodus 32:14

Two bible verses have led many to question God’s act of repentance. This is due to the fact that Numbers 23:19 and Exodus 32:14 relay differing messages. Numbers 23:19 states, “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” On the other hand, Exodus 32:14 states, “And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.”

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Proverbs 24:17 & Psalms 58:10

Verses of the Bible also contradict one another when explaining how people should treat their “enemies.” For instance, Proverbs 24:17 reads, “Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:.” On the contrary, Psalms 58:10 reads the following: “The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.”

The Sins of Our Father: Guilty or Not – Isaiah 14:21-22 & Deuteronomy 24:16

These particular verses express different perspectives in relation to the sins of fathers’ children. Isaiah 14:21-22 declares, “Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.22 For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the Lord.” However, Deuteronomy 24:16 communicates, “The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.”

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Birthday Mixup – 2 Kings 24:8 & Chronicles 36:9

Two verses of the Bible do not communicate the same age in which Jehoiachin rose to power. 2 Kings 24:8 imparts, “Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother’s name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.” Yet, 2 Chronicles 36:9 conveys, “Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord.”

Has Anyone Ever Looked Upon His Face? – John 1:18 & Genesis 32:30

The Bible communicates different answers to the following question: Has anyone ever seen God? This is due to the fact that the messages of two verses completely contradict one another. John 1:18 reads, “No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” However, Genesis 32:30 conflictingly reads, “And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”

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Foolish Associations – Proverbs 26:4 & Proverbs 26:5

Two verses in Proverbs, though juxtaposed, impart opposing notions. Proverbs 26:4 declares, “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.” Nevertheless, Proverbs 26:5 declares, “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.”

God A Respecter of Persons? – Psalms 145:9 & Jeremiah 13:14

The good book also encompasses verses that put forth perspectives that negate one another in regards to who God is good to. Is the Lord good to a select few or good to all individuals? Psalms 145:9 confirms, “The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.” However, Jeremiah 13:14 confirms, “And 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 shall destroy them.”

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Nobody Goes to Heaven Yet? – 2 Kings 2:11 & John 3:13

Two particular verses of the Bible assert conflicting ideas when discussing those who have and have not gone to heaven. This is due to the fact that 2 Kings 2:11 reads, “And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.,” while John 3:13 reads, “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

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