Here's the thing about the Bible:
Take a paragraph in English and run it through an electronic translator to any modern language of your choosing.
Now, run it through again and translate it back into English.
See how it has changed.
Now, consider that the Bible has been translated many times from one language to another, then from that language into yet another. Consider that some of those languages are dead languages, no one speaks them any more and we really have little idea what the culture of the speakers may have been.
and then think that you can take Bible passages literally and be sure you really understand what the original writer wanted to convey? Really?