Jump to Top 10 worst Bible passages A list of the top 10 worst Biblical verse has been drawn up, which includes approval for sexism, genocide and slavery.
Topping it was St Paul's advice in 1 Timothyin which the saint says: "I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, she must be silent. Next was this worrying verse endorsing genocide, from 1 Samuel "This is what the Lord Almighty says Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. Men committed shameless acts with men and received in their own persons the due penalty for their error.
The list was unveiled at the Greenbelt Festival in Cheltenham on Monday evening. This is the top 10 list in full: No.
At daybreak the woman went back to the house where her master was staying, fell down at the door and lay there until daylight. When her master got up in the morning and opened the door of the house and bib,e out to continue on his way, there lay his concubine, fallen in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold.
Then the man put her on his donkey and set out for home. She was his only child; he had no son or daughter except her.
You have brought me very low; you have become the cause of great trouble to me. For I have opened my mouth to the Lord, and Inspiratiohal cannot take back my vow.