What does the Bible say about hate?


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Biblically speaking, there are positive and negative aspects to hatred. It is acceptable to hate those things that God hates; indeed, this is very much a proof of a right standing with God. "Let th...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Janet Hegna
1 John 3:15: Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

I believe the Greek definition of hate is to love less. I'm not sure if this fits here, but think about how powerful that is considering that God is love. I think if you truly love in your heart, there's no room for hate, murder, slander, adultery, abuse, doubt, unbelief, etc. Be blessed.

April 03 2022 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

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What does the Bible say about hate? 

Proverbs 6:16 thru 19: "There are six things the LORD hates—no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family."

Psalm 5:5: "Therefore, the proud may not stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil."

Psalm 45:7: "You love justice and hate evil..."

Psalm 139 19 thru 22: "O God, if only you would destroy the wicked! Get out of my life, you murderers! They blaspheme you; your enemies misuse your name. O LORD, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you? Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you? Yes, I hate them with total hatred, for your enemies are my enemies."

Ecc 3:8: [There is] "A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace."

Mal 2:16: "For I hate divorce..."

Isaiah 1:14: "I hate your new moon celebrations and your annual festivals. They are a burden to me. I cannot stand them!"

Luke 14:26: “If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple."

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