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  1. It’s not used in the same manner in The Bible “Luke 14:26 Verse Concepts " If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple” and is how I got here. We know he didn’t mean hate the family etc, however this is what the haters of God & the Bible use to keep others from believing. ” Rethink “ would be one of the link page to find this ignorant statement! They used it literally as if... he meant (God) by hate was to love Jesus/God more e.i.
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Strongs #8130, hate - Hebrew sane; Aramaic sanah.

The word does not come into the English easily as Hebrew usually has a comparative analogy of 2 or more things when using this term.

God spoke of loving Jacob and Esau He hated - a better read would be ...and Esau He rejected.

The term hate can mean 'to love less,' to separate oneselve from, or reject.

Matthew gives the Hebrew truer translation when compared to Luke:

'If a man come to Me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple (Luke 14:26).

'He who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me (Matthew 10:37).

Hate is comparative and usually best translated as 'love less.'

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