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25 Bible Verses about Killing Sons And Daughters

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2 Samuel 13:30

While they were on the way, a report reached David: “Absalom struck down all the king’s sons; not even one of them survived!”

2 Samuel 13:33

So now, my lord the king, don’t take seriously the report that says all the king’s sons are dead. Only Amnon is dead.”

2 Kings 10:7

When the letter came to them, they took the king’s sons and slaughtered all 70, put their heads in baskets, and sent them to Jehu at Jezreel.

2 Kings 11:1

When Athaliah, Ahaziah’s mother, saw that her son was dead, she proceeded to annihilate all the royal heirs.

2 Kings 25:7

They slaughtered Zedekiah’s sons before his eyes. Finally, the king of Babylon blinded Zedekiah, bound him in bronze chains, and took him to Babylon.

Jeremiah 39:6

At Riblah the king of Babylon slaughtered Zedekiah’s sons before his eyes, and he also slaughtered all Judah’s nobles.

Jeremiah 52:10

At Riblah the king of Babylon slaughtered Zedekiah’s sons before his eyes and also slaughtered the Judean commanders.

Ezekiel 20:26

When they made every firstborn pass through the fire, I defiled them through their gifts in order to devastate them so they would know that I am Yahweh.

Ezekiel 20:31

When you offer your gifts, making your children pass through the fire, you continue to defile yourselves with all your idols to this day. So should I be consulted by you, house of Israel? As I live”—this is the declaration of the Lord God—“I will not be consulted by you!

Ezekiel 23:37

For they have committed adultery, and blood is on their hands; they have committed adultery with their idols. They have even made the children they bore to Me pass through the fire as food for the idols.

Ezekiel 23:47

The assembly will stone them and cut them down with their swords. They will kill their sons and daughters and burn their houses with fire.

Ezekiel 23:39

On the same day they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary to profane it. Yes, that is what they did inside My house.

Hosea 9:13

I have seen Ephraim like Tyre,
planted in a meadow,
so Ephraim will bring out his children
to the executioner.

Hosea 9:16

Ephraim is struck down;
their roots are withered;
they cannot bear fruit.
Even if they bear children,
I will kill the precious offspring of their wombs.

Job 27:14

Even if his children increase, they are destined for the sword;
his descendants will never have enough food.

Jeremiah 11:22

Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says: “I am about to punish them. The young men will die by the sword; their sons and daughters will die by famine.

Isaiah 13:16

Their children will be smashed to death before their eyes;
their houses will be looted,
and their wives raped.

Psalm 106:38

They shed innocent blood—
the blood of their sons and daughters
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
so the land became polluted with blood.

Isaiah 57:5

who burn with lust among the oaks,
under every green tree,
who slaughter children in the wadis
below the clefts of the rocks?

Zechariah 13:3

If a man still prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him: You cannot remain alive because you have spoken falsely in the name of Yahweh. When he prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through.

Acts 7:19

He dealt deceitfully with our race and oppressed our ancestors by making them leave their infants outside, so they wouldn’t survive.

Lamentations 2:22

?TavYou summoned my attackers on every side,
as if for an appointed festival day;
on the day of the Lord’s anger
no one escaped or survived.
My enemy has destroyed
those I nurtured and reared.

Genesis 22:10

Then Abraham reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.

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