50 Most Weird or Bizarre Bible Verses

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Many people are unaware of the unusual and strange verses found in the Bible.

This article aims to shed light on these verses and provide insights into their meaning and significance.

Discover a new perspective on the Bible and deepen your understanding of its diverse content.

In the following sections, we will explore 50 of the most weird and bizarre Bible verses, categorized by their themes and origins.

Here are the list of 50 Most Weird Bible Verses

Weird Bible Verses in the Old Testament

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Ezekiel 4:12-15

"And you shall eat it as a barley cake, having baked it in their sight over a fire of human dung."

Judges 3:21-22

"Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly. Even the handle sank in after the blade, and his bowels discharged."

2 Kings 2:23-24

"He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, "Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!" ...and he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys."

Genesis 38:8-10

"Then Judah said to Onan, "Sleep with your brother's wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother." But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother's wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from producing offspring for his brother. What he did was wicked in the Lord's sight; so the Lord put him to death also."

1 Samuel 6:19

"But God struck down some of the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, putting seventy of them to death because they looked into the ark of the Lord. The people mourned because of the heavy blow the Lord had dealt them."

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2 Kings 6:28-29

"Then he asked her, 'What's the matter?' She answered, 'This woman said to me, "Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we'll eat my son." So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, 'Give up your son so we may eat him,' but she had hidden him.'"

Job 2:7-8

"So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head. Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes."

Exodus 4:24-26

"At a lodging place on the way, the Lord met Moses and was about to kill him. But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it. 'Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me,' she said. So the Lord let him alone."

Jeremiah 19:1-2, 9

"This is what the Lord says: 'Go and buy a clay jar from a potter...Then go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom...and smash the jar...'I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh during the stress of the siege imposed on them by their enemies who seek their lives.'"

Hosea 1:2-3

"When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, 'Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.' So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son."

Judges 3:21-22

"Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king's belly. Even the handle sank in after the blade, and his bowels discharged."

2 Kings 6:24-25

"Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria. There was a great famine in the city...Then a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and one-fourth of a cab of seed pods for five shekels."

Weird Bible Verses in the New Testament

Mark 5:1-13

"A man with an impure spirit... lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain... "What is your name?" Jesus asked. "My name is Legion," he replied, "for we are many."...The impure spirits begged Jesus, "Send us among the pigs; allow us to go into them." He gave them permission, and the impure spirits came out and went into the pigs..."

Mark 14:51-52

"A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind."

1 Corinthians 11:14-15

"Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him, but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For long hair is given to her as a covering."

Matthew 19:12

"For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others--and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it."

John 2:13-16

"When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables."

Matthew 8:28-34

"When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way...The demons begged Jesus, 'If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.' He said to them, 'Go!' So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the waters."

Acts 5:1-11

"Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself...Then Peter said, 'Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit?'...Then Ananias fell down and died...God has struck you down,' said Peter, 'for lying to the Holy Spirit.' Immediately, she fell down at his feet and died."

Luke 14:26

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"If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters--yes, even their own life--such a person cannot be my disciple."

Matthew 15:21-28

"Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, 'Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.' Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, 'Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.' He answered, 'I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.' The woman came and knelt before him. 'Lord, help me!' she said. He replied, 'It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs.' 'Yes it is, Lord,' she said. 'Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master's table.'"

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Mark 16:17-18

"And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

1 Corinthians 14:34-35

"Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church."

1 Corinthians 7:1-2, 8-9

"Now for the matters you wrote about: 'It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.' But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband...Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion."

Weird Bible Verses in Leviticus

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Leviticus 15:19-24

"When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening...Anything she lies on during her period will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean..."

Leviticus 19:19

"Do not mate different kinds of animals. Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed..."

Leviticus 19:27

"Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard."

Leviticus 11:9-12

"Of all the creatures living in the water, you may eat any that has fins and scales...But all creatures in the seas or streams that do not have fins and scales--whether among all the swarming things or among all the other living creatures in the water--you are to regard as unclean. And since you are to regard them as unclean, you must not eat their meat..."

Leviticus 12:1-5

"The Lord said to Moses, 'Say to the Israelites: A woman who becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son will be ceremonially unclean for seven days...And she must wait thirty-three days to be purified from her bleeding. She must not touch anything sacred or go to the sanctuary until the days of her purification are over. If she gives birth to a daughter, for two weeks the woman will be unclean...then she must wait sixty-six days to be purified from her bleeding.'"

Leviticus 19:26-28

"Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it. Do not practice divination or seek omens. Do not cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard. Do not cut your bodies for the dead or put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the Lord."

Leviticus 21:16-23

"The Lord said to Moses, 'Say to Aaron: For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; no man with a crippled foot or hand, or who is a hunchback or a dwarf...No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the food offerings to the Lord.'"

Leviticus 15:16-18

"When a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his whole body with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Any clothing or leather that has semen on it must be washed with water, and it will be unclean till evening. When a man has sexual relations with a woman, both of them must bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening."

Leviticus 20:18

"If a man lies with a woman during her menstrual period and exposes her nakedness, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has exposed the source of her blood. Both of them must be cut off from their people."

Leviticus 26:27-29

"If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to walk in hostility toward me, then in my anger I will walk in hostility toward you..." You will eat the flesh of your sons and daughters..."Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand; and you will be defeated by your enemies."

Shocking Bible Verses About Morality

Deuteronomy 21:18-21

"If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother...Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death..."

Exodus 21:20-21

"If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies...the owner must be punished. But they are not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is their property."

Matthew 10:34-36

"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother..."

Judges 19:22-29

"While they were enjoying themselves, some wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, 'Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him'...The woman's husband brought her out to them...They waylaid her and abused her throughout the night...In the morning her husband found her fallen in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold. He said to her, 'Get up; let's go.' But there was no answer..."

Exodus 32:26-28

"Then Moses stood at the entrance to the camp and said, 'Whoever is for the Lord, come to me.' And all the Levites rallied to him. Then he said to them, 'This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: 'Each man strap a sword to his side...And that day about three thousand of the people died."

Hosea 1:2-3

"When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, 'Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife and children of unfaithfulness, because the land is guilty of the vilest adultery in departing from the Lord.' So he married Gomer..."

2 Samuel 13:1-19

"In the course of time, Amnon son of David fell in love with Tamar...He overpowered her and violated her...Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her... So Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the ornamented robe she was wearing..."

Genesis 19:30-38

"Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains...That night they got their father drunk, and the older daughter went in and slept with her father...The next day the older daughter said to her younger sister, 'I slept with my father last night...let's get him drunk again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him so we can preserve offspring from our father.'"

Numbers 25:6-9

"Then an Israelite man brought into the camp a Midianite woman...When Phinehas...saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear in his hand and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear into both of them...But those who died in the plague numbered 24,000."

Deuteronomy 25:11-12

"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, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity."

Weird Bible Verses About Prophecy

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Ezekiel 4:4-6

"Then lie on your left side and put the sin of the people of Israel upon yourself...For I have assigned you the same number of days as the years of their sin. So for 390 days you will bear the sin of the people of Israel. After you have finished this, lie down again, this time on your right side, and bear the sin of the people of Judah."

Isaiah 20:2-4

"At that time the Lord spoke through Isaiah...as he walked stripped and barefoot for three years as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush."

Jeremiah 27:2-3

"This is what the Lord said to me: 'Make a yoke out of straps and crossbars and put it on your neck. Then send word to the kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre and Sidon through the envoys who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.'"

Ezekiel 5:1-4

"And you, son of man, take a sharp sword, use it as a barber's razor and shave your head and your beard. Then takebalances for weighing and divide the hair. Burn a third of it in the fire inside the city when the days of the siege are completed; take a third and strike it with the sword all around the city; and scatter a third to the wind - for I will unleash a sword behind them. But take a few strands of hair and tuck them into the folds of your garment."

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Jeremiah 13:1-7

"This is what the Lord said to me: 'Go and buy yourself a linen undergarment and put it around your waist, but do not let it get wet.' So I bought an undergarment, just as the Lord directed me, and put it around my waist. Then the word of the Lord came to me a second time: 'Take the undergarment that you bought and are wearing around your waist, and go at once to the Euphrates River and hide it there in a crevice of the rocks'...Many days later the Lord said to me, 'Go to the Euphrates and get the undergarment that I commanded you to hide there.'"

Ezekiel 24:15-18

"Son of man, behold, I am about to take the delight of your eyes away from you with a stroke, but you shall not mourn or weep or let your tears run down. Sigh in silence, make no mourning for the dead; bind on your turban and put your shoes on your feet. Do not cover your mustache or eat the bread of men." So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died..."

Jeremiah 28:10-11

"Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it. And Hananiah spoke in the presence of all the people, saying, 'Thus says the Lord, Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all the nations within two years.' But Jeremiah went his way."

Ezekiel 37:1-10

"The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones...He said to me, 'Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!'...So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone...Then he said to me, 'Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.''"

Isaiah 20:2-4

"At that time the Lord spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, 'Go, and loose the sackcloth from your waist and take off your sandals from your feet,' and he did so, walking naked and barefoot. Then the Lord said, 'As my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for three years as a sign and a portent against Egypt and Cush, so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptian captives and the Cushite exiles, both the young and the old, naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered, the nakedness of Egypt.'"

Jeremiah 32:6-15

"Jeremiah said, 'The word of the Lord came to me: Behold, Hanamel the son of Shallum your uncle will come to you and say, "Buy my field that is at Anathoth, for the right of redemption by purchase is yours."' Then Hanamel my cousin came to me in the court of the guard, in accordance with the word of the Lord, and said to me, 'Buy my field...' And I bought the field...and weighed out the money to him."

Bizarre Bible Verses That Challenge Beliefs

John 6:53-58

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"Jesus said to them, 'Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you...For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.'"

Matthew 5:29-30

"If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away...And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell."

Genesis 19:30-38

"Lot and his two daughters left Zoar...His two daughters became pregnant by their father...The older daughter said to the younger, 'Our father is old, and there is no man to sleep with us...let's get our father drunk and sleep with him and preserve offspring from him.'"

Exodus 4:24-26

"At a lodging place on the way, the Lord met Moses and tried to kill him. But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it. 'Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me,' she said. So the Lord let him alone."

Genesis 38:8-10

"Then Judah said to Onan, 'Sleep with your brother's wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to produce offspring for your brother.' But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother's wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from producing offspring for his brother. What he did was wicked in the Lord's sight; so he put him to death also."

Numbers 5:11-31

"If a man's wife goes astray and defiles herself...the husband must take his wife to the priest...The priest is to make her drink the bitter water...But if she defiled herself and has acted unfaithfully against her husband, then the curse will enter her and cause bitter suffering - her abdomen will swell, her thigh will waste away...The priest will then make the woman drink the bitter water that brings on the curse..."

Deuteronomy 23:1

"No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall be admitted to the assembly of the Lord."

Judges 11:30-40

"And Jephthah made a vow to the Lord: 'If you give the Ammonites into my hands, whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites will be the Lord's, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering.'...When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter...And she was his only child...After two months, she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed."

John 6:53-57

"Jesus said to them, 'Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.'"

Conclusion

The Bible is an ancient, sacred text that has withstood the test of time, guiding and challenging generations of believers. As we've explored these 50 weird, bizarre, and thought-provoking Bible verses, we've encountered passages that stretch our understanding and prompt us to dig deeper into their meanings and contexts.

May this journey through obscure biblical passages strengthen your faith and deepen your appreciation for the multifaceted nature of Scripture. As Jesus said in Luke 24:45, "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures."

I encourage you to continue studying the Bible, engaging in respectful discussions, and allowing these intriguing verses to shape your spiritual growth. Embrace the complexities, for within them lie profound truths that can enrich your walk with God.

FAQs

What makes a Bible verse weird or strange?

A Bible verse may seem weird or strange if it contains unusual imagery, practices, or events that are not commonly discussed. Often, these verses can appear odd without understanding the historical and cultural context in which they were written.

Can weird Bible verses teach us anything?

Yes, even the weirdest Bible verses can teach us valuable lessons. By exploring their context and symbolism, we can gain insights into faith, morality, and the human condition as understood in ancient times.

Are there really talking animals in the Bible?

The Bible does contain a few instances of animals appearing to speak, such as Balaam's donkey in Numbers 22:28. These are often symbolic and meant to convey a message or lesson rather than being literal accounts.

What is the significance of seemingly violent Bible verses?

Some Bible verses depict violence, which can be shocking. These verses often reflect the harsh realities of ancient life and are sometimes used to illustrate moral points or the consequences of actions within the narrative.

How should we interpret bizarre dietary restrictions in the Bible?

Dietary restrictions in the Bible, like those in Leviticus, were often tied to health, identity, and religious purity at the time. Today, they can be seen as part of the historical covenant between God and the Israelites, with varying relevance to modern practices.

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