What the scriptures say about
HATE, HATRED
Dislike greatly, detest
Also see: Love
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  Genesis 37:4,5,8 Joseph   |   Exodus 18:21 dishonest gain   |   Exo 20:25 God   |   Exo 23:25 you   |   Leviticus 19:17 brother, neighbor  
  Malachi 1:2-3 God loved Jacob (Israel) and hated his twin brother, Esau (Edom)  


HATRED [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

Among the works of the flesh (Galatians 5:20).

Altogether different is the meaning of the word in Deuteronomy 21:15; Matthew 6:24; Luke 14:26; Romans 9:13, where it denotes only a less degree of love.


HATE, HATRED [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

hat, ha'-tred (verb, sane', "oftenest," saTam, Genesis 27:41, etc.; noun, sin'ah; miseo):

A feeling of strong antagonism and dislike, generally malevolent and prompting to injury (the opposite of love); sometimes born of moral resentment.

Alike in the Old Testament and New Testament, hate of the malevolent sort is unsparingly condemned (Numbers 35:20; Psalms 109:5; Proverbs 10:12; Titus 3:3; 1 John 3:15), but in the Old Testament hatred of evil and evil-doers, purged of personal malice, is commended (Psalms 97:10; 101:3; 139:21-22, etc.).

The New Testament law softens this feeling as regards persons, bringing it under the higher law of love (Matthew 5:43,14 [sic]; compare Romans 12:17-21), while intensifying the hatred of evil (Jude 1:23; Revelation 2:6).

God himself is hated by the wicked (Exodus 20:5; Psalms 139:21; compare Romans 8:7).

Sometimes, however, the word "hate" is used hyperbolically in a relative sense to express only the strong preference of one to another. God loved Jacob, but hated Esau (Malachi 1:3; Romans 9:13); father and mother are to be hated in comparison with Christ (Luke 14:26; compare Matthew 10:37).

See ENMITY .

James Orr


HATRED [Thompson Chain Reference]
 # Condemned

    * Leviticus 19:17
    * Proverbs 10:12
    * Proverbs 15:17
    * 1 John 2:9
    * 1 John 3:15
    * 1 John 4:20
    * SEE Envy
    * SEE Malice

# Examples of

    * Esau
          o Genesis 27:41
    * Joseph's Brethren
          o Genesis 37:4
    * Ahab
          o 1 Kings 22:8
    * Haman
          o Esther 3:5-6
          o Esther 9:1
    * Herodias
          o Mark 6:18-19
    * The Jews
          o Acts 23:12
          o Titus 3:3
    * SEE Envy
    * SEE Envy
    * SEE Retaliation

# Of Christ

    * Luke 6:11
    * Luke 19:14
    * John 7:7
    * John 15:18
    * John 15:25
    * John 19:6
    * SEE Reviling of Christ
    * SEE Christ 

# Of the Saints

    * Isaiah 66:5
    * Matthew 24:9
    * Luke 6:22
    * Luke 21:17
    * John 15:19
    * John 17:14
    * 1 John 3:13
    * SEE Persecution

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