Talking Smack: The Bible Way

SmackLuke Geraty just blogged about “talking smack” in video games, which brought to my mind some of the “Biblical” smack-talk that I have found humorous over the years. Here is a small sampling:

  • Philistine smack talk: “Come on,” said the Philistine. “I’ll make roadkill of you for the buzzards. I’ll turn you into a tasty morsel for the field mice.” (1 Sam.17:44 TM)
  • Boy smack talk: “What’s up, old baldhead! Out of our way, skinhead!” (2 Kings 2:23 TM)
  • Lamech smack talk: “If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!” (Gen. 4:24 NLT)
  • Jezebel smack talk: “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” (1 Kings 19:2 ESV)

I find this last one humorous because she acts like her gods can do anything…when THEY were just proven to be nothing on Mt. Carmel…and now she invokes them. What Bible smack talk have you found to be humorous?


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