13 May 2012

Some Bible verses for Mother's Day

It's not easy to find a good Bible verse for Mother's Day.
But here are the best I can find.

From the book of Hosea.
Plead with your mother, plead: ... let her ... put away her whoredoms ... and her adulteries from between her breasts;  Lest I strip her naked ... and slay her with thirst.  
And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms. ...For their mother hath played the harlot.
Now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand. Hosea 2:2-10
Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. ... I will love them no more.  ... Yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. Hosea 9:14-16
 Their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up. Hosea 13:16
And Deuteronomy.
The tender and delicate woman among you ... her eye shall be evil ... toward her son, and toward her daughter, And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them. Deuteronomy 28:56-57

Or how about the inspiring words of Jesus?
I am come to set ... the daughter against her mother. ... He that loveth ... mother more than me is not worthy of me.  Matthew 10:35-37
Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.  Luke 11:27-28 
If any man come to me, and hate not his ... mother ... he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26 
Behold, thy mother ... seek(s) for thee. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother? Mark 3:32-33
Woman, what have I to do with thee? (Jesus talking to his mother)   John 2:4
Any of these would look nice on a Mother's Day card, don't you think?

Happy Mother's Day!


Buffy said...

Maybe that's why RW Christians do so much bleating about the "sanctity of motherhood" yet treat women/mothers like garbage.

Unknown said...

Wow...Happy Mothers Day indeed.


Stephen said...

Hallmark is going to be acquiring the rights to those verses as our nation becomes more religious.
Steve Weeks

nazani said...

Is there a list somewhere of all the bible verses that indicate God and his henchmen are only too willing to kill infants, born or unborn? If so, it should be read aloud in Congress and entered into the Congressional record.

Stephen said...

nazani said...

"Is there a list somewhere of all the bible verses that indicate God and his henchmen are only too willing to kill infants, born or unborn?"

Probably you could justify the point of view that the Flood in Genesis and is the single (alleged) event where the most killing of infants took place. A couple good resources are Steve Wells' excellent web site, "The Skeptic's Annotated Bible" and his book, "Drunk with Blood- God's Killings in the Bible".

Dr. B said...

Great work.....you left the all important CONTEXT out of everyone of these versus.