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How can we understand Jesus' use of the word "hate" when his message and ministry were about love?

When Jesus said "if anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters..." (Luke 14:26) was he actually calling for hatred?

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    Joel Mlay (joelmlay) 4 years ago

    Thanks for useful information, especially with regard to the difficulty of translation from one language to another. It would be equally difficult to explain Romans 9:13 which quotes Malachi 1:3 with God saying, "Jacob I loved, but Essau I hated".

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