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Leviticus 11:20-23

'All the winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you. 'Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth. 'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds. read more.
'But all other winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you.

Deuteronomy 14:19

"And all the teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten.

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are not a strong people, But they prepare their food in the summer;

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Judges 14:8

When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

Deuteronomy 1:44

"The Amorites who lived in that hill country came out against you and chased you as bees do, and crushed you from Seir to Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; They were extinguished as a fire of thorns; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.

Isaiah 7:18

In that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is in the remotest part of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

1 Samuel 24:14

"After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, a single flea?

1 Samuel 26:20

"Now then, do not let my blood fall to the ground away from the presence of the LORD; for the king of Israel has come out to search for a single flea, just as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Exodus 8:24

Then the LORD did so. And there came great swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh and the houses of his servants and the land was laid waste because of the swarms of flies in all the land of Egypt.

Exodus 8:21-22

"For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they dwell. "But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where My people are living, so that no swarms of flies will be there, in order that you may know that I, the LORD, am in the midst of the land.

Psalm 78:45

He sent among them swarms of flies which devoured them, And frogs which destroyed them.

Isaiah 51:6

"Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And the earth will wear out like a garment And its inhabitants will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not wane.

Exodus 8:16

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become gnats through all the land of Egypt.'"

Matthew 23:24

"You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!

Exodus 8:17-18

They did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were gnats on man and beast. All the dust of the earth became gnats through all the land of Egypt. The magicians tried with their secret arts to bring forth gnats, but they could not; so there were gnats on man and beast.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came a swarm of flies And gnats in all their territory.

Isaiah 40:22

It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.

Numbers 13:33

"There also we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight."

1 Kings 8:37

"If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, locust or grasshopper, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

2 Chronicles 6:28

"If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, if there is locust or grasshopper, if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities, whatever plague or whatever sickness there is,

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and locusts came, And young locusts, even without number,

Nahum 3:15

There fire will consume you, The sword will cut you down; It will consume you as the locust does. Multiply yourself like the creeping locust, Multiply yourself like the swarming locust.

Exodus 23:28

"I will send hornets ahead of you so that they will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

"Moreover, the LORD your God will send the hornet against them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you perish.

Joshua 24:12

'Then I sent the hornet before you and it drove out the two kings of the Amorites from before you, but not by your sword or your bow.

Joel 2:25

"Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust, My great army which I sent among you.

Matthew 3:4

Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and his diet was locusts and wild honey.

Exodus 10:12-14

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant of the land, even all that the hail has left." So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory of Egypt; they were very numerous. There had never been so many locusts, nor would there be so many again.

Psalm 78:46

He gave also their crops to the grasshopper And the product of their labor to the locust.

Proverbs 30:27

The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks;

Jeremiah 46:23

"They have cut down her forest," declares the LORD; "Surely it will no more be found, Even though they are now more numerous than locusts And are without number.

Job 13:28

While I am decaying like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Matthew 6:19-20

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

Job 4:19

'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:18

"He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.

Psalm 39:11

"With reproofs You chasten a man for iniquity; You consume as a moth what is precious to him; Surely every man is a mere breath. Selah.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord GOD helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me? Behold, they will all wear out like a garment; The moth will eat them.

Isaiah 51:8

"For the moth will eat them like a garment, And the grub will eat them like wool But My righteousness will be forever, And My salvation to all generations."

Hosea 5:12

Therefore I am like a moth to Ephraim And like rottenness to the house of Judah.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs and weave the spider's web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.

Leviticus 11:22

'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.

Proverbs 30:15

The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":

Exodus 10:4

'For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.

Exodus 16:20

But they did not listen to Moses, and some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul; and Moses was angry with them.

Proverbs 30:24-28

Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise: The ants are not a strong people, But they prepare their food in the summer; The shephanim are not mighty people, Yet they make their houses in the rocks; read more.
The locusts have no king, Yet all of them go out in ranks; The lizard you may grasp with the hands, Yet it is in kings' palaces.

Joel 1:4

What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Matthew 6:20

"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;

Judges 6:5

For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts for number, both they and their camels were innumerable; and they came into the land to devastate it.

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Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:18

"He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord GOD helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me? Behold, they will all wear out like a garment; The moth will eat them.

Job 13:28

While I am decaying like a rotten thing, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Flies

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.

Psalm 78:45

He sent among them swarms of flies which devoured them, And frogs which destroyed them.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came a swarm of flies And gnats in all their territory.

Exodus 8:21

"For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they dwell.

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

In that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is in the remotest part of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Deuteronomy 1:44

"The Amorites who lived in that hill country came out against you and chased you as bees do, and crushed you from Seir to Hormah.

Judges 14:8

When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; They were extinguished as a fire of thorns; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.

Insects » Grasshoppers » Hornets

Joshua 24:12

'Then I sent the hornet before you and it drove out the two kings of the Amorites from before you, but not by your sword or your bow.

Exodus 23:28

"I will send hornets ahead of you so that they will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

"Moreover, the LORD your God will send the hornet against them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you perish.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.

Isaiah 7:18

In that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is in the remotest part of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Exodus 8:22

"But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where My people are living, so that no swarms of flies will be there, in order that you may know that I, the LORD, am in the midst of the land.

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 104:25

There is the sea, great and broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great.

Psalm 145:9

The LORD is good to all, And His mercies are over all His works.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Grasshopper

Leviticus 11:22

'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.

Judges 6:5

For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts for number, both they and their camels were innumerable; and they came into the land to devastate it.

Job 39:20

"Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bee

Isaiah 7:18

In that day the LORD will whistle for the fly that is in the remotest part of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Judges 14:8

When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; They were extinguished as a fire of thorns; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs and weave the spider's web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Moth

Job 4:19

'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:18

"He has built his house like the spider's web, Or as a hut which the watchman has made.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord GOD helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me? Behold, they will all wear out like a garment; The moth will eat them.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Ant

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are not a strong people, But they prepare their food in the summer;

Insects » Ants

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are not a strong people, But they prepare their food in the summer;

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came a swarm of flies And gnats in all their territory.

Exodus 8:16

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become gnats through all the land of Egypt.'"

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Caterpillar

Isaiah 33:4

Your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; As locusts rushing about men rush about on it.

Psalm 78:46

He gave also their crops to the grasshopper And the product of their labor to the locust.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Spider

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Cankerworm

Joel 1:4

What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Nahum 3:15-16

There fire will consume you, The sword will cut you down; It will consume you as the locust does. Multiply yourself like the creeping locust, Multiply yourself like the swarming locust. You have increased your traders more than the stars of heaven-- The creeping locust strips and flies away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

"And all the teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:21-25

'Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth. 'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds. 'But all other winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you. read more.
'By these, moreover, you will be made unclean: whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening, and whoever picks up any of their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

How much less man, that maggot, And the son of man, that worm!"

Micah 7:17

They will lick the dust like a serpent, Like reptiles of the earth They will come trembling out of their fortresses; To the LORD our God they will come in dread And they will be afraid before You.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Palmerworm

Joel 1:4

What the gnawing locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; And what the swarming locust has left, the creeping locust has eaten; And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Amos 4:9

"I smote you with scorching wind and mildew; And the caterpillar was devouring Your many gardens and vineyards, fig trees and olive trees; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD.

Insects » Divided into » Unclean and abominable

Leviticus 11:23-24

'But all other winged insects which are four-footed are detestable to you. 'By these, moreover, you will be made unclean: whoever touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening,

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

'Yet these you may eat among all the winged insects which walk on all fours: those which have above their feet jointed legs with which to jump on the earth. 'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Hornet

Deuteronomy 7:20

"Moreover, the LORD your God will send the hornet against them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you perish.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Leviticus 11:22

'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Locust

Exodus 10:12-13

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant of the land, even all that the hail has left." So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Beetle

Leviticus 11:22

'These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds, and the devastating locust in its kinds, and the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.

Insects » Created by God

Genesis 1:24-25

Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind"; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Flea

1 Samuel 24:14

"After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, a single flea?

Insects » Fleas

1 Samuel 24:14

"After whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog, a single flea?

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Gnat

Matthew 23:24

"You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!

Insects » Gnats

Matthew 23:24

"You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Maggot

Exodus 16:20

But they did not listen to Moses, and some left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and became foul; and Moses was angry with them.



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