Is it possible for God to hate?  Does God hate?

Yes, it is possible for God to hate and yes, He does hate.  He hates anything that is contrary to righteousness.  His hatred is a means of defending His truth, integrity and good.  He is against anything that violates His standard of what is right.

And that means there are many things that God hates.  A word that is frequently used by Solomon in Proverbs to denote God’s hatred is “abomination.”  The Hebrew word translated abomination refers to things that are abhorrent, offensive, detestable, repugnant, loathsome, and disgusting.  And we must remember that these things are an abomination because they are a moral abomination.

So what is an abomination to God?  What does God hate?  Listen to Solomon:

For the devious are an abomination to the LORD;
But He is intimate with the upright. (3:32)
There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,
A false witness who utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers (6:16-19)
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD,
But a just weight is His delight. (11:1)
The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD,
But the blameless in their walk are His delight. (11:20)
Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
But those who deal faithfully are His delight. (12:22)
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
But the prayer of the upright is His delight. (15:8)
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD,
But He loves one who pursues righteousness. (15:9)
Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD,
But pleasant words are pure. (15:26)
Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD;
Assuredly, he will not be unpunished. (16:5)
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous,
Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. (17:15)
Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD,
And a false scale is not good. (20:23)
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination,
How much more when he brings it with evil intent! (21:27)
He who turns away his ear from listening to the law,
Even his prayer is an abomination. (28:9)