Sunday, November 18, 2007

Favorite Bible verses

This has nothing to do with anything, other than a little YouTube clip that I was just enjoying. Here's one of my favorite Bible verses to interpret as the literal true Word of God, 2 Kings 2:

23 Then he [Elisha] went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!”
24 So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the LORD. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.

An alternative translation:

23 Elisha left and headed toward Bethel. Along the way some boys started making fun of him by shouting, "Go away, baldy! Get out of here!"
24 Elisha turned around and stared at the boys. Then he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Right away two bears ran out of the woods and ripped to pieces forty-two of the boys.

And that's one of the good guys. So for you follicularly-challenged folks out there, just feel free to call out the bears to maul anyone who dares mock you. You've got God's full backing on that. I suppose He must be overly sensitive about His receding hairline too.

What's your favorite?


Downhillnut said...

Whoa. I'm so glad I didn't mock that bald guy out on my trail run yesterday.

Now I have to go find a favourite Bible verse. My mom would be so excited to see me leafing through my Good Book :)

GeekGirl the Iron said...

Oh, this is bad, bad, bad, but hey, I'll bite. I love how Lott's daughters get him drunk and then sleep with him. Because you know, we should follow the Bible literally as a guide for our life. (Sorry, I couldn't resiste.)

Nancy Toby said...

Oooh, another goodie!!

33 That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. 34 The next day the older daughter said to the younger, "Last night I lay with my father. Let's get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and lie with him so we can preserve our family line through our father." 35 So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went and lay with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
36 So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father. 37 The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab; he is the father of the Moabites of today.

But it kind of makes me want to vomit a little....