In Srimad-Bhagavatam (7.9.14), we get
modeta sādhur api vṛścika-sarpa-hatyā
(..Even saintly persons take pleasure in the killing of a scorpion or a snake..)
Gita on the other hand clearly says that
12.13 He who is not hateful towards any creature, who is friendly and compassionate, who has no idea of 'mine' and the idea of egoism, who is the same under sorrow and happiness, who is forgiving;
is a true Devotee.
The above two seem contradictory to me.How can a forgiving and compassionate saintly person take pleasure in the killing of a scorpion or a snake?
Is there any way of reconciling the above two statements found in our holy scripture?
I got the translation in an answer to one of my questions, Its an ISKCON translation : https://prabhupadabooks.com/sb/7/9/14