12 Bible Verses about Infanticide

12 Bible Verses about Infanticide

Exodus 1:16
and he said, “When you are helping the Hebrew women to give birth and see them upon the birthstool, if it is a son, then you shall put him to death; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.”

Matthew 2:16
Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi.

Acts 7:19
“It was he who took shrewd advantage of our race and mistreated our fathers so that they would expose their infants and they would not survive.”

2 Kings 16:3

But he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and even made his son pass through the fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out from before the sons of Israel.

2 Kings 21:6
He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.

Ezekiel 20:31
“When you offer your gifts, when you cause your sons to pass through the fire, you are defiling yourselves with all your idols to this day. And shall I be inquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “I will not be inquired of by you.”

2 Chronicles 28:3
Moreover, he burned incense in the valley of Ben-hinnom and burned his sons in fire, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD had driven out before the sons of Israel.

Psalm 137:9
How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones Against the rock.

Isaiah 13:18
And their bows will mow down the young men, They will not even have compassion on the fruit of the womb, Nor will their eye pity children.

Lamentations 2:20
See, O LORD, and look! With whom have You dealt thus? Should women eat their offspring, The little ones who were born healthy? Should priest and prophet be slain In the sanctuary of the Lord?

Exodus 1:15
Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other was named Puah;

Matthew 2:16-18
Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and all its vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the magi. Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE.”

Keep on Going

Keep on going
The battles are tough
The war is long

Keep on going
You have the stuff
Your heart is strong

Keep on going
You have enough
The right the wrongs

~Day Williams

Dominion, poem by Day Williams

God said to fill the earth and take dominion
Over it, so men harnessed nature’s laws
With floating farms and coffee-powered cars,
The hoverboards and mines on asteroids,

Easy tattoo removal from the skin,
Transhuman tech, space kites, robots that draw,
Weather control and terraforming Mars,
Dyson spheres, penicillin, cyborgs, androids:

Man takes dominion over every breath,
Advances medicine to fight death’s grin,
Strengthens the people, healthier each day;
But no device can soften man’s hard heart.

Man can extend a life but can’t crush death
To bits, because no tool can wipe out sin,
As only Jesus’ blood takes sin away:
Man’s saved when he submits to God’s great art.

~Day Williams

More Than My Savior

       More Than My Savior

More than my Savior who has died for sins,
More than the sacrifice for all that’s wrong,
He is the Lord of life, who keeps me strong.
To turn my life to Him, I’m sure to win.

When I am weak and fall, He lifts me up,
When I have lost the way, He is the light;
With Jesus’ help I’ll drink a bitter cup
Or climb to any hill or mountain’s height.

Through Him the world was made and He does know
Temptations that attack our fragile hearts:
He knows because He took on flesh below
And on the cross he bid His spirit part.

I kneel before the majesty of Him
Who fills my life and spirit to the brim.

~Day Williams

LEVITICUS CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

LEVITICUS CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

1 God said to Moses, 2 “Speak to Aaron and

His sons and Israelites and say to them:

‘The Lord commands 3 that any Israelite

Who’s sacrificed an ox, a lamb or goat

Inside the camp or outside camp 4 instead

Of bringing it up to the entrance to

The meeting tent to make an offering

To God before God’s tabernacle—that person

Shall have blood-guilt; they have shed blood and must

Be cut off from their people. 5 This is so

The Israelites will bring up to the Lord

The sacrifices in the open fields

That they make now; they have to bring them to

The priest, that is, up to the Lord, right at

The entrance to the meeting tent, where they

Will sacrifice them as the offerings

Of fellowship; 6 the priest shall splash the blood

Against the altar of the Lord right at

The entrance to the meeting tent and burn

The fat as an aroma pleasing to

The Lord. 7 They must no longer offer any

Sacrifices to the goat idols to

Whom they sell themselves: This is to be

A lasting ordinance for them and for

The future generations.’ 8 Say to them

This: ‘Any Israelite or foreigner

Who lives with them who offers up a burnt

Offering or a sacrifice 9 and does

Not bring it to the entrance to the tent

Of meeting for a sacrifice to God

Must be cut off from Israelites. 10 I’ll set

My face against an Israelite or any

Foreigner who resides among them who

Eats blood, and I will separate them from

The people, 11 for a creature’s life is in

The blood, and I have given it to you

To make atonement for yourselves upon

The altar; it’s the blood that makes atonement

For one’s life, 12 so I tell the Israelites,

“None of you may eat blood; a foreigner who            

Resides along with you must not eat blood.

13 An Israelite or foreigner residing

With you who hunts an animal or bird

That you can eat must drain the blood out and

Cover it up with earth, 14 because the life

Of every creature is its blood.” That is

Why I have told the Israelites, “You must

Not eat the blood of any creature, for

The blood—that is the creature’s life, and one

Who eats it must be cut off. 15 Anyone,

Whether he’s native-born or foreigner,

Who eats a thing found dead or torn up by

Wild animals must wash their clothes and bathe

With water, and they will be ritually

Unclean till evening; then they will be clean,

16 But if they do not wash their clothes and bathe

Themselves, they will be punished for bad faith.’”

When God Abandons a Nation

For in the Good News

                        A righteousness from God’s revealed from faith

                        To faith, as Scripture says: “The just will live

By faith.” The wrath of God has been revealed

                        From heaven brought against the godlessness 

                        And wickedness of men who push away

The truth in sinfulness, because what may

                        Be known of God is plain to them, for God

                        Has made it plain to them. For since the world

Was made, the Lord’s eternal power and

                        Divinity–his traits that can’t be seen–

                        Have been apparent, being understood

From what has been created, so that men

                        Have no excuse, for yes, they knew God but

                        They did not glorify Him nor give thanks

To Him, but thought up silly things of God;

                        Their foolish hearts were darkened. Though they claimed

                        That they were wise, they changed to fools and then,

Instead of worshiping the glorious

                        Eternal God, carved images to look

                        Like mortal man, birds, beasts, and reptiles so

God gave them over in their hearts debased

                        Desires to sexual impurity

                        For one another to degrade their

And mutual dishonor of their bodies.

                        They changed the truth of God into a lie,

                        And served and worshiped the created things

Rather than the Creator−who is praised

                        Eternally. Amen. Because of this,

                        God gave them over to their shameful lusts.

Even their women went against God’s plan

                        For them, committing sex sin with each other.

                        And men, instead of having normal sex

With women, were inflamed with lust for one

                        Another. Men committed shameful acts 

                        With other men, receiving in themselves

The penalty deserved for their perversion.

                        And since they did not think it worth their while

                        To recognize the LORD, He gave them up

To do whatever their perverted minds

                        Conceived of doing, being filled with

                        All kinds of wickedness and sin, with greed

And wickedness, with envy, murder, strife,

                        Deceit and malice, gossip, slander, God

                        Hatred, backbiting, arrogance and pride,

Always inventing ways of doing sins;

                        They disobey their parents, and they’re inane

                        And faithless, heartless and remorseless. Though

They know God’s righteous decree that those who

                        Do things like these deserve to die, they not

                        Only continue doing those same things

But they approve the one so practicing.