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Quotes From the Bible That Sound Made Up - But Aren’t

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Vote up the most divisive verses in the Bible.

Love thy neighbor, may he who is without sin cast the first stone, do not judge lest ye be judged yourself - the Bible certainly has some great advice for Christians and anyone trying to be their best self. There are, however, some verses that make us say, "Whaaa?"

Without context, many Bible stories seem to condone deplorable practices, including many acts prohibited in the 10 commandments. Of course, the context for many of these parables occurred thousands of years ago in a time and place far removed from the modern era - but that hasn't stopped people from trying to apply them in modern times.

So, what are the most contentious and controversial verses in the Bible? This list of startling - and sometimes confusing - quotations is offered without interpretation. We're no Biblical scholars. However, we have provided three different translations of each verse to show how these same sentences have been interpreted by various experts.

Vote up the Bible verses and quotes you think are the most controversial.