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Silly Women in the Bible

Women are not a marginal part of scripture. They are at the very center of it.

The Bible is full of women who are doing things that no one else is doing, and they’re doing it with style. They raise children, they heal diseases, they prophesy, they run businesses, they evangelize and preach the gospel—and we can’t even imagine what else! They are brave and faithful, wise and steadfast—and yet they have to put up with so much nonsense from people who think they know better than women do.

These women deserve our admiration. We should stand up for their rights as equal human beings, because if God made them equal enough to be prophets or kings or priests or whatever other role you can imagine—then clearly he meant for us all to be equal in every way possible.

So when someone tells you that women aren’t allowed to speak in church? Or that only men can hold positions of leadership? You can politely remind them that they’re wrong—and then leave them hanging while you go do your own thing anyway!

Bible Verses About Silly Women - King James Version (KJV)

Silly Women in the Bible


The Bible is full of stories of crazy women. It’s well-known that women in the Bible are often depicted as over-emotional, violent, and silly.


Eve was the first woman. She was made from Adam’s rib, and she was created to be his companion. Together they were to be fruitful and multiply and have dominion over the animals of the earth (Genesis 1:28).

However, when Satan tempted Eve with “You will not surely die,” she disobeyed God (Genesis 3:1-6). This act resulted in sin entering into the world, which ultimately led to death being introduced into our lives as well.

Eve’s daughters

Eve’s daughters are the women responsible for some of the most famous names in the Bible. There’s Jezebel, who wanted to be queen, and Athaliah, who was a usurper queen. Bathsheba got pregnant by King David and tried to cover it up. Mary Magdalene had an out-of-wedlock son with Jesus Christ himself. Martha didn’t want to listen when her sister told her that she needed rest, so she ended up serving food instead of enjoying time with Jesus Christ (because nothing says “rest” like preparing a meal for your guests).


Sarah was the first wife of Abraham, who is considered to be the father of Judaism. Sarah’s name means “princess,” which is fitting since she bore Isaac, the son whom God promised to give Abraham and his wife. She also gave birth to Jacob, or Yaakov in Hebrew, who was one of Israel’s twelve sons (Jacob’s name also means “heel grabber”).

Sarah was barren for many years until God finally answered her prayers and told her that she would have a child. When it happened, she laughed out loud because she could not believe how old she was and how quickly this blessing came after all those years without children! God was not mad at Sarah for laughing; instead, he praised her faithfulness throughout their years together — even though she had needed faith herself when it came time for her to conceive Isaac!

Lot’s wife

Lot’s wife is another example of a silly woman in the Bible. She disobeyed God by looking back at Sodom, which was being destroyed by fire and brimstone. Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt because she looked back on her past instead of looking forward to her future. We should not be looking back at our past; we should look forward to our future!

We must learn from Lot’s wife’s mistake so that we do not make it ourselves! Disobedience leads to sin, as we all know: “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’ Get rid of all evil behavior. Be gentle with one another…and do not argue or fight about words or names for things that cannot be understood or explained—these arguments may cause people who are weak in faith…to stumble.” (1 Corinthians 15:33-34).

Therefore, let us learn from these examples of silly women and avoid making similar mistakes ourselves!


Rahab was a harlot, and the Bible tells us not to be like her. But if you’re going to have sex outside of marriage and work as a prostitute, it’s nice to know that your faith will save you from death at the hands of the Israelite conquerors. Rahab believed in God (Josh 2:9), so when she was called upon by two Israelite spies who were hiding out in her house, she hid them from their enemies (Josh 2:7). She also told them about how Joshua had spared her family from destruction during his conquest of Jericho (Josh 6:25). In return for this kindness and honesty, Rahab was spared along with all those who were in her house when Jericho fell—even though she wasn’t Jewish!


Tamar was a woman who lived in the time of Judah and his sons. She was the daughter of King David and sister to Absalom, Amnon and Amon. Her father-in-law had promised her husband that he could marry her if he would only wait until he died so that she could be queen (Genesis 38:6). So when Amnon was jealous over seeing his half brother Absalom with Tamar, he took advantage of the fact that they were alone together (Genesis 13:1-14).

When Tamar told her brother Amon what had happened, he killed both Amnon and himself out of guilt for not being able to save his sister from this terrible tragedy (Genesis 13:1-14; 2 Samuel 13:1-39). This story shows how important it is for men not to take advantage of women but treat them as equals instead.

Potiphar’s wife

Potiphar’s wife was a beautiful woman who married a man of power. When the biblical character Joseph was brought into the family, she tried to seduce him. He refused her and ran away from her advances. She lied about what happened, and Joseph was thrown in prison. She didn’t necessarily know what she was doing wrong, but she still deserved all that befell her because of it—her humiliation and his imprisonment were proof enough of that!

The woman with the issue of blood

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness, you might be aware that there are many things that can’t be cured. It’s not uncommon for people to suffer from conditions ranging from diabetes and multiple sclerosis to cancer and heart disease. But what if one day your affliction was something more than just incurable? What if your condition was so severe that it affected every aspect of your life?

This is the case for a woman who lived in biblical times—a time when Jesus walked on earth. She suffered greatly due to an incurable condition called hemorrhaging (also known as bleeding). The condition wasn’t fatal; however, it did cause continuous pain and discomfort for this woman. She was determined to find relief; she wanted healing!

The Samaritan woman at the well

The Samaritan woman at the well—you know the story. She was there when nobody else was around, and she did what no other woman would do: she talked to this man who had just been talking with her husband.

She was a Samaritan woman, which made her an outcast in ancient Israel. She’d had five husbands and divorced each one of them (which means she was an adulterer). This means Jesus probably got into trouble from some Jews for speaking to her.

Like many others who came to believe in Christ (including Nicodemus), she wanted more information about this new guy named Jesus, but unlike Nicodemus, who tried to keep their conversation private so nobody would know he had gone against Jewish religious laws by associating with a sinner like Jesus, this woman didn’t care about keeping it hush-hush; she asked him directly if he were “the Messiah?” When he replied yes (or maybe just said something that sounded like yes), she immediately started telling him how much God loved sinners because He sent His Son into the world as an atoning sacrifice for our sins—and then told Him exactly how many times she had been married!

Martha and Mary

You may remember the story of Martha and Mary from Luke chapter 10. If you don’t, this is a good time to go back and read it because it’s important to understanding what’s going on here.

Mary and her sister Martha lived in Bethany near Jerusalem with their brother Lazarus. You probably remember that Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus (John 11:1-46).

Martha was busy with many tasks so she didn’t have much time for sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to him teach like Mary did. She also worried about her brother who had been sick for a long time before he died, but now he was back in their home again as if nothing had happened! And then there were all those other things she had to do—why didn’t Mary help out? What was wrong with her? Why couldn’t she sit quietly like good women were supposed…

We can be silly but God loves us anyway.

There are many ways to be silly. We can be silly like King David, who got caught in a lie and then tried to cover his tracks by telling an even bigger lie. Or we can be silly like Peter, who denied Christ three times before he admitted that he was wrong and asked for forgiveness.

But God loves us anyway! He is merciful, forgiving, patient and gracious; he’s good, kind and loving; faithful; trustworthy; holy — perfect in every way! There is nothing wrong with being silly from time to time (we all make mistakes), but there is one thing that’s always right: God loves each of us no matter what we do or say or think about ourselves!


As we’ve seen here, the Bible does not always treat women as equals. In fact, it often treats them as playthings for men to fawn over or ignore. But to be fair, the Bible is over 2,000 years old and a lot has changed since then. More recently, Christian leaders have started treating women with more respect. For example, Pope Francis recently said that modern Christians should “treat everyone with dignity and respect.” He also called on worshippers to stop judging others based on their sexuality or gender identity (which would include LGBTQ+ people). So maybe things are finally starting to change for women in Christianity… but don’t hold your breath just yet!

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