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The Lord tests the righteousness for sin, which he (the Lord) hates. That is, the wickedness of the righteous is in view according to Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki (Rashi). Please click the image below in order to enlarge. In this precise regard, the following graph depicts both the musical and logical division of phrases in the Masoretic Text. Please click the ...


Psalms 11:5 and John 3:16 are contradictions. God doesn't love the whole world. In the Old Testament God himself says he hated Esau. Presumably all Edomites, not just Esau the brother of Jacob. Malachi 1:3 (KJV) 3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness. The verse is mentioned again by Paul. So ...


The word I find in my (Spanish) Bible is 'abhor', which I understand as dislike, not hate. I can dislike something you do, while not having something against you. This is the same wit God, he is against *sin. I find useful to read many translations of the same verse, that way I can understand better the meaning of the original text.


One way to resolve this may be if love and hate are considered in action form, rather then feelings or emotions. In other words, God loved the world in that he took an action to send his Son. Not that he felt a certain way about the world, but that he did something that provided a benefit (or potential benefit) for them. In like fashion, stating that God ...

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