Apocrypha / Deuterocanonical Books

Wisdom (Douay-Reims Bible)

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Wisdom: Cruelty

  1. Torture and kill whoever claims to be the son of God. (Jesus got what he deserved according to the book of Wisdom.) 2:19-20

  2. "Dreadful are the ends of a wicked race." 3:19
  3. Such things as these the sinners said in hell 5:14
  4. "He will sharpen his severe wrath for a spear." 5:21
  5. "She delivered the just man [Lot]" and killed everyone else with fire and brimstone. (Genesis 19:24) 10:6
  6. Instead of a fountain of an ever running river, thou gavest human blood to the unjust. (Exodus 17:17-24) 11:7
  7. God tormented the wicked adversaries of the Israelites, whether present or absent. 11:9-12
  8. God sent bears, lions, and unknown fire-breathing beasts, sending out stinking smoke or shooting sparks from their eyes. 11:16-20
  9. God sent wasps to slowly destroy people "by little and little." (He could have killed them with war, or cruel beasts, or with just a "rough word" or two, but he decided to use wasps instead.) 12:8-9
  10. "It was a cursed seed from the beginning: neither didst thou for fear of any one give pardon to their sins." 12:11
  11. God torments people who have foolish religious beliefs. 12:23
  12. "That which is made, together with him that made it, shall suffer torments."
    God will somehow torment the art along with the artist. 14:10