How many has God killed? (Complete list and estimated total)

How many has God killed? (Complete list and estimated total)

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I kill … I wound … I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh. — Deuteronomy 32:39-42

In a previous post, I’ve listed and counted God’s killings in the Bible. But I only included those that said exactly how many were killed by God. I came up with 2,270,365.

But that didn’t include some of God’s most impressive slaughters. How many did God drown in the flood or burn to death in Sodom and Gomorrah? How many first-born Egyptians did he kill? The Bible doesn’t say, so there’s no way to know for sure. But it’s possible to provide rough estimates in order to get a grand total, and that’s what I’m attempting here. (New total: 32.9 million.)

  SAB, Brick Testament Number Killed Cummulative Total
God drowns everyone on earth (except Noah and his family) Genesis 7:23, BT 30,000,000? 30,000,000
God rains fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah, killing everyone. Gen.19:24, BT 1000? 30,001,000
Lot’s wife for looking back Gen.19:26, BT 1 30,001,001
Er who was “wicked in the sight of the Lord” Gen.38:7, BT 1 30,001,002
Onan for spilling his seed Gen.38:10, BT 1 30,001,003
7th Egyptian Plague: Hail Exodus 9:25, BT 30,000? 30,031,003
God kills every Egyptian firstborn child. Ex.12:29-30, BT 500,000? 30,531,003
God drowns Egyptian army Ex.14:28, BT 1000? 30,532,003
God and Moses help Joshua kill the Amalekites Ex.17:13, BT 1000? 30,533,003
For dancing naked around Aaron’s golden calf Ex.32:27-28, 35, BT 3000 30,536,003
Aaron’s sons for offering strange fire before the Lord Lev.10:1-3, Num.3:4, 26:61, BT 2 30,536,005
A blasphemer Lev.24:10-23, BT 1 30,536,006
God burned to death an unknown number for complaining Numbers 11:1, BT 100? 30,536,106
God sent “a very great plague” for complaining about the food. Num.11:33, BT 10,000? 30,546,106
God killed those who murmured with a plague. Num.14:35-36, BT 100? 30,546,206
A man who picked up sticks on the Sabbath Num.15:32-36, BT 1 30,546,207
Korah, Dathan, and Abiram (and their families) Num.16:27, BT 12+ 30,546,219
Burned to death for offering incense Num.16:35, 26:10, BT 250 30,546,469
For complaining Num.16:49, BT 14,700 30,561,169
Massacre of the Aradites Num.21:1-3, BT 3000? 30,564,169
For complaining about the lack of food and water, God sent fiery serpents to bite the people, and many of them died. Num.21:6, BT 100? 30,564,269
God delivers the Bashanites into Moses’ hands and Moses kills everyone “until there was none left alive.” Num.21:34-35, BT 1000? 30,565,269
For “committing whoredom with the daughters of Moab” Num.25:9, BT 24,000 30,589,269
Midianite massacre (32,000 virgins were kept alive) Num.31:1-35, BT 90,000+ 30,679,269
The slaughter of the Anakim, the childen of Esau, and the Horim Deuteronomy 2:21-22 5000? 30,684,269
God hardened the king of Heshbon’s heart so that the Israelites could massacre his people. (included several cities) Dt.2:33-34, BT 3000? 30,687,269
God delievered the king of Bashan so that the Israelites could massacre his people. Dt.3:3-6 60,000? 30,747,269
Massacre of Jericho Joshua 6:21, BT 1000? 30,748,269
God tells Joshua to stoned to death Achan (and his family) for taking the accursed thing. Joshua 7:10-12, 24-26, BT 5+ 30,748,274
God tells Joshua to attack Ai and do what he did to Jericho (kill everyone). Joshua 8:1-25, BT 12,000 30,760,274
God slaughters the Amorites and even chases them “along the way” as they try to escape. Joshua 10:10-11, BT 1000? 30,761,274
Joshua kills 5 kings and hangs their dead bodies on trees Joshua 10:24-26, BT 5 30,761,279
Massacre of 7 cities Joshua 10:28-42, BT 7000? 30,768,279
God delivers the Hazorites. Joshua 11:8-12, BT 1000? 30,769,279
Massacre of the Anakim Joshua 11:20-21, BT 1000? 30,770,279
God delivered Canaanites and Perizzites Judges 1:4, BT 10,000 30,780,279
Ehud delivers a message from God: a knife into the king’s belly Jg.3:15-22, BT 1 30,780,280
God delivered Moabites Jg.3:28-29, BT 10,000 30,790,280
Massacre of the Canaanites Jg.4:15, BT 1000? 30,791,280
God forces Midianite soldiers to kill each other. Jg.7:2-22, 8:10, BT 120,000 30,911,280
God delivered the Ammonites to Jephthah to slaughter. Jg.11:32-33, BT 1000? 30,912,280
The Spirit of the Lord comes on Samson Jg.14:19, BT 30 30,912,310
The Spirit of the Lord comes mightily on Samson Jg.15:14-15, BT 1000 30,913,310
Samson’s God-assisted act of terrorism Jg.16:27-30, BT 3000 30,916,310
“The Lord smote Benjamin” Jg.20:35-37, BT 25,100 30,941,410
More Benjamites Jg.20:44-46 25,000 30,966,410
For looking into the ark of the Lord 1 Sam.6:19, BT 50,070 31,016,480
God delivered Philistines 1 Sam.14:12, BT 20 31,016,500
God forces the Philistine soldiers to kill each other. 1 Sam.14:20, BT 1000? 31,017,500
God orders Saul to kill every Amalekite man, women, and child. 1 Sam.15:2-3, BT 1000? 31,018,500
Samuel (at God’s command) hacks Agag to death 1 Sam.15:32-33, BT 1 31,018,501
God delivers the Philistines. 1 Sam.23:2-5 1000? 31,019,501
“The Lord smote Nabal.” 1 Sam.25:38 1 31,019,502
God delivers the Philistines to David (again). 2 Sam.5:19, 25 1000? 31,020,502
Uzzah for trying to keep the ark from falling 2 Sam.6:6-7, 1 Chr.13:9-10 1 31,020,503
David and Bathsheba’s baby boy 2 Samuel 12:14-18 1 31,020,504
God sent a three-year famine because of something Saul did. 2 Sam.21:1 5000? 31,025,504
Seven sons of Saul hung up before the Lord 2 Sam.21:6-9 7 31,025,511
From plague as punishment for David’s census (men only; probably 200,000 if including women and children) 2 Sam.24:13, 1 Chr.21:7 70,000+ 31,095,511
A prophet for believing another prophet’s lie 1 Kg.13:1-24 1 31,095,512
Baasha killed everyone in the house of Jeroboam “according to the saying of the Lord.” 1 Kings 15:29 1000? 31,096,512
Zimri killed everyone in the house of Baasha “according to the word of the Lord.” 1 Kg.16:11-12 1000? 31,097,512
God delivers the Syrians into the Israelites’ hands 1 Kg.20:28-29 100,000 31,197,512
God makes a wall fall on Syrian soldiers 1 Kg.20:30 27,000 31,224,512
God sent a lion to eat a man for not killing a prophet 1 Kg.20:35-36 1 31,224,513
Ahaziah is killed for talking to the wrong god. 2 Kings 1:2-4, 17, 2 Chr.22:7-9 1 31,224,514
Burned to death by God 2 Kg.1:9-12 102 31,224,616
God sends two bears to kill children for making fun of Elisha’s bald head 2 Kg.2:23-24 42 31,224,658
Trampled to death for disbelieving Elijah 2 Kg.7:17-20 1 31,224,659
God calls for a seven year famine. 2 Kg.8:1 10,000? 31,234,659
Jezebel 2 Kg.9:33-37 1 31,234,660
God sent lions to kill “some” foreigners 2 Kg.17:25-26 3+ 31,234,663
Sleeping Assyrian soldiers 2 Kg.19:35, 2 Chr.32:21, Is.37:36 185,000 31,419,663
Saul 1 Chronicles 10:14 1 31,419,664
God delivers Israel into the hands of Judah 2 Chronicles 13:15-17 500,000 31,919,664
Jeroboam 2 Chr.13:20 1 31,919,665
“The Lord smote the Ethiopians.” 2 Chr.14:9-14 1,000,000 32,919,665
God kills Jehoram by making his bowels fall out 2 Chr.21:14-19 1 32,919,666
God delivered the Israelites into the hand of the Chaldeans. 2 Chr.36:16-17 1000? 32,920,666
Ezekiel’s wife Ezekiel 24:15-18 1 32,920,667
Ananias and Sapphira Acts 5:1-10 2 32,920,669
Herod Acts 12:23, BT 1 32,920,670
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