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He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:37

Trivia: Which commandments did Jesus say must be obeyed to have eternal life?

A Graphical Analysis of the Cruelties in the Bible

Here is a plot of the number of cruel passages in each book of the Bible.

Leviticus, Jeremiah, and Deuteronomy are in the lead here, with 141, 106, and 93, respectively.

But since the books of the Bible vary greatly in length (from 2,527 verses in the Psalms to only 13 verses in 2 John), we might want to adjust our metric accordingly. The following graph does this by plotting the number of cruelties per 100 verses in each book.

When this is done, Amos and Leviticus are highest, with 16.4 and 16.3 cruel things per 100 verses, respectively.

Another way of looking at in the Bible is to plot the number of in each book verses the number of verses in the book.

Such a graph is shown below.

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