Do Snails Melt?


Supposed contradiction and verses:

 The Bible says snails melt, yet they do not.

 Psalm 58:8

As a snail which melteth, let every one of them pass away: like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.


    First, as I have said before, the bible is not a science book, neither of-course then, is the book of Psalms. It is actually, a book of poetry and songs. Have you ever watched a snail as it moves a noticed the liquid trail it leaves behind?  This is a snail’s body fluid, and in doing so, means that it must have access to water or moisture on a regular basis to replenish itself. If it doesn’t, it shrivels up and dies. This whole process is what we see being described here. Water sources are not huge in Israel, as one might see here, nor is the rain as often, so these “melting” snails, through their whole process, would be a common sight and the writer would be clearly understood. The writer is conveying a message for of what becomes of the wicked, and uses several verses in describing their death and destruction. What is interesting is the atheists do not challenge the use of the word melt in the verse before this one.

 Psalm 58:7

Let them melt away as waters which run continually: when he bendeth his bow to shoot his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

    Nobody accuses the writer here of saying that water melts, certainly it does if it is ice, but then it evaporates away in its liquid state. Water running continually still is subject to the elements and will evaporate over time as well. This is understood here, yet the atheist tries to twist things when we go to the next verse. This is a common theme for them. As with all the previous ones….no contradiction!

In His Grace,

            Mike Harris


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