A local pastor asked me to present a list of contradictory passages in the bible. He remarked that he’d never seen a single contradictory item within the pages of the bible in the many years he had studied it. These are just a few of about 2000.
Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10: The dead know nothing and have no reward; there is no consciousness after death.
Isaiah 26:14 “They are deceased; they shall not rise.”
Revalation 20:13: The sea, death and hell will give up their dead to be judged.
John 11:26: Believers will live forever. 1Corinthians 15:52 “The dead shall be raised incorruptible.”
Ephesians 2:8-9: “Ye are saved through faith… not of works.
James 2:24: “By works is a man justified, and not by faith.”
Timothy 5:23: Drink wine, not water.
Proverbs 20:1, Romans 14:21: Don’t drink wine.
Numbers 14:22: God has been tempted 10 times.
James 1:13: God can’t be tempted.
Micah 4:3 “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation.”
Matthew 24:7: “Nation shall rise against nation.”
Luke 6:27: Love your enemies.
Luke 19:27: kill your enemies.
Matthew 19:26: “With God all things are possible.”
Judges 1:19: God can’t prevail against chariots of iron.
1Samuel 8:2: Samuel’s firstborn son was Joel.
1 Chronicles 6:28: Samuel’s firstborn son was Vashni.
Exodus 20:5: god punishes children for their parents’ sins “unto the third and fourth generation.”
Ezekiel 18:20: “The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father.”
And finally for this posting:
Proverbs 3: 13: “Happy is the man that findeth wisdom.”
Ecclesiastes 1 : 18: “In much wisdom is much grief, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.”
The bible has been put together like a hodgepodge soup. Multiple translations, with re-translations of translations. Various books have been voted in, then out, then in again by various councils, each with a different end purpose in mind. Passages have been “corrected”, and other passages added. The result is obvious… you have a book, badly written by ignorant people, with no actual effort to edit or remove errant or contradictory passages. It is not the infallible word of God, unless the god involved is a babbling madman, or in this case, mad-deity.