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Daniel 6:7

"All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions' den.

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.

1 Kings 13:24-28

Now when he had gone, a lion met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body. And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown on the road, and the lion standing beside the body; so they came and told it in the city where the old prophet lived. Now when the prophet who brought him back from the way heard it, he said, "It is the man of God, who disobeyed the command of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke to him." read more.
Then he spoke to his sons, saying, "Saddle the donkey for me." And they saddled it. He went and found his body thrown on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the body; the lion had not eaten the body nor torn the donkey.

1 Kings 20:36

Then he said to him, "Because you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a lion will kill you." And as soon as he had departed from him a lion found him and killed him.

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Creatures Like Lions

Ezekiel 1:10

As for the form of their faces, each had the face of a man; all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and all four had the face of an eagle.

Deliverance From Lions

Psalm 22:21

Save me from the lion's mouth; From the horns of the wild oxen You answer me.

In Danger From Lions

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.

Lions, Figurative Use Of

Genesis 49:9

"Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him up?

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Daniel 6:24

The king then gave orders, and they brought those men who had maliciously accused Daniel, and they cast them, their children and their wives into the lions' den; and they had not reached the bottom of the den before the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

1 Samuel 17:34-37

But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock, I went out after him and attacked him, and rescued it from his mouth; and when he rose up against me, I seized him by his beard and struck him and killed him. "Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies of the living God." read more.
And David said, "The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine " And Saul said to David, "Go, and may the LORD be with you."

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.

Hebrews 11:33

who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,

Job 10:16

'Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.

Genesis 49:9

"Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him up?

Psalm 10:9

He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

Lamentations 3:10

He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.

Jeremiah 12:8

"My inheritance has become to Me Like a lion in the forest; She has roared against Me; Therefore I have come to hate her.

Jeremiah 51:38

"They will roar together like young lions, They will growl like lions' cubs.

Psalm 7:2

Or he will tear my soul like a lion, Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long will You look on? Rescue my soul from their ravages, My only life from the lions.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.

Jeremiah 2:30

"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her princes within her are roaring lions, Her judges are wolves at evening; They leave nothing for the morning.

Psalm 34:10

The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.

Job 4:10-11

"The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions are broken. "The lion perishes for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.

Psalm 58:6

O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.

Psalm 91:13

You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.

Revelation 5:5

and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals."

Isaiah 11:6

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the young goat, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them.

Isaiah 65:25

"The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent's food They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain," says the LORD.

1 Kings 7:29

and on the borders which were between the frames were lions, oxen and cherubim; and on the frames there was a pedestal above, and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.

1 Kings 10:20

Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.

Judges 14:12-18

Then Samson said to them, "Let me now propound a riddle to you; if you will indeed tell it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes. "But if you are unable to tell me, then you shall give me thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes." And they said to him, "Propound your riddle, that we may hear it." So he said to them, "Out of the eater came something to eat, And out of the strong came something sweet." But they could not tell the riddle in three days. read more.
Then it came about on the fourth day that they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband, so that he will tell us the riddle, or we will burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you invited us to impoverish us? Is this not so?" Samson's wife wept before him and said, "You only hate me, and you do not love me; you have propounded a riddle to the sons of my people, and have not told it to me." And he said to her, "Behold, I have not told it to my father or mother; so should I tell you?" However she wept before him seven days while their feast lasted. And on the seventh day he told her because she pressed him so hard. She then told the riddle to the sons of her people. So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle."

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Animals » Lions » Sheep

Genesis 30:32

let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep and every black one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.

Deuteronomy 18:4

"You shall give him the first fruits of your grain, your new wine, and your oil, and the first shearing of your sheep.

Deuteronomy 32:14

Curds of cows, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs, And rams, the breed of Bashan, and goats, With the finest of the wheat-- And of the blood of grapes you drank wine.

2 Chronicles 7:5

King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. Thus the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

Animals » Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan."

Judges 14:18

So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle."

2 Samuel 17:10

"And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will completely lose heart; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man and those who are with him are valiant men.

Job 10:16

'Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

Animals » Lions » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

and the pig, for though it divides the hoof, thus making a split hoof, it does not chew cud, it is unclean to you.

Isaiah 65:4

Who sit among graves and spend the night in secret places; Who eat swine's flesh, And the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.

Isaiah 66:17

"Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, Following one in the center, Who eat swine's flesh, detestable things and mice, Will come to an end altogether," declares the LORD.

Matthew 7:6

"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

Matthew 8:30

Now there was a herd of many swine feeding at a distance from them.

More verses: Luke 15:15 2 Peter 2:22

Animals » Lions » Mules

2 Samuel 13:29

The servants of Absalom did to Amnon just as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose and each mounted his mule and fled.

2 Samuel 18:9

Now Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. For Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.

Psalm 32:9

Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.

1 Kings 1:33

The king said to them, "Take with you the servants of your lord, and have my son Solomon ride on my own mule, and bring him down to Gihon.

Zechariah 14:15

So also like this plague will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, the donkey and all the cattle that will be in those camps.

Animals » Lions » Rams, used in sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

So He said to him, "Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Genesis 22:13

Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son.

Exodus 29:15

"You shall also take the one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram;

Leviticus 5:15

"If a person acts unfaithfully and sins unintentionally against the LORD'S holy things, then he shall bring his guilt offering to the LORD: a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation in silver by shekels, in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt offering.

Numbers 5:8

'But if the man has no relative to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution which is made for the wrong must go to the LORD for the priest, besides the ram of atonement, by which atonement is made for him.

Animals » Lions » Unicorn

Numbers 23:22

"God brings them out of Egypt, He is for them like the horns of the wild ox.

Deuteronomy 33:17

"As the firstborn of his ox, majesty is his, And his horns are the horns of the wild ox; With them he will push the peoples, All at once, to the ends of the earth. And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And those are the thousands of Manasseh."

Job 39:9

"Will the wild ox consent to serve you, Or will he spend the night at your manger?

Psalm 29:6

He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, And Sirion like a young wild ox.

Isaiah 34:7

Wild oxen will also fall with them And young bulls with strong ones; Thus their land will be soaked with blood, And their dust become greasy with fat.

Animals » Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.

1 Kings 13:24

Now when he had gone, a lion met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body.

Daniel 6:19

Then the king arose at dawn, at the break of day, and went in haste to the lions' den.

Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked

John 10:12

"He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.

Acts 20:29

"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

Animals » Lions » Mice

Isaiah 66:17

"Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, Following one in the center, Who eat swine's flesh, detestable things and mice, Will come to an end altogether," declares the LORD.

Leviticus 11:29

'Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds,

1 Samuel 6:4

Then they said, "What shall be the guilt offering which we shall return to Him?" And they said, "Five golden tumors and five golden mice according to the number of the lords of the Philistines, for one plague was on all of you and on your lords.

Animals » Lions » Vipers, poisonous serpents

Isaiah 30:6

The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev Through a land of distress and anguish, From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels' humps, To a people who cannot profit them;

Job 20:16

"He sucks the poison of cobras; The viper's tongue slays him.

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.

Animals » Lions » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.

Animals » Lions » Lizards

Leviticus 11:30

and the gecko, and the crocodile, and the lizard, and the sand reptile, and the chameleon.

Animals » Lions » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

'Now these are to you the unclean among the swarming things which swarm on the earth: the mole, and the mouse, and the great lizard in its kinds,

Lions » Fierceness of

Hosea 13:8

I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, And I will tear open their chests; There I will also devour them like a lioness, As a wild beast would tear them.

Jeremiah 49:19

"Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make him run away from it, and whoever is chosen I shall appoint over it For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand against Me?"

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"

Jeremiah 50:44

"Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thicket of the Jordan to a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make them run away from it, and whoever is chosen I will appoint over it For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand before Me?"

Job 4:10

"The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions are broken.

Lions » Symbolical » Margin

Daniel 7:4

"The first was like a lion and had the wings of an eagle. I kept looking until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man; a human mind also was given to it.

Revelation 5:5

and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals."

Revelation 13:2

And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.

Revelation 9:17

And this is how I saw in the vision the horses and those who sat on them: the riders had breastplates the color of fire and of hyacinth and of brimstone; and the heads of the horses are like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths proceed fire and smoke and brimstone.

Ezekiel 1:10

As for the form of their faces, each had the face of a man; all four had the face of a lion on the right and the face of a bull on the left, and all four had the face of an eagle.

Lions » Instincts of, in taking prey

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

Nahum 2:12

The lion tore enough for his cubs, Killed enough for his lionesses, And filled his lairs with prey And his dens with torn flesh.

Lamentations 3:10

He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.

Psalm 10:9

He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.

Amos 3:4

Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey? Does a young lion growl from his den unless he has captured something?

Lions » Figurative » Of a ruler's anger

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them, A wolf of the deserts will destroy them, A leopard is watching their cities Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many, Their apostasies are numerous.

Jeremiah 50:17

"Israel is a scattered flock, the lions have driven them away The first one who devoured him was the king of Assyria, and this last one who has broken his bones is Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.

Hosea 5:14

For I will be like a lion to Ephraim And like a young lion to the house of Judah I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away, I will carry away, and there will be none to deliver.

Lions » Strength of

Proverbs 30:30

The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,

Isaiah 38:13

"I composed my soul until morning. Like a lion--so He breaks all my bones, From day until night You make an end of me.

Joel 1:6

For a nation has invaded my land, Mighty and without number; Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, And it has the fangs of a lioness.

Lions » Used for the torture of criminals

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.

Daniel 6:16-24

Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions' den The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you." A stone was brought and laid over the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signet rings of his nobles, so that nothing would be changed in regard to Daniel. Then the king went off to his palace and spent the night fasting, and no entertainment was brought before him; and his sleep fled from him. read more.
Then the king arose at dawn, at the break of day, and went in haste to the lions' den. When he had come near the den to Daniel, he cried out with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you constantly serve, been able to deliver you from the lions?" Then Daniel spoke to the king, "O king, live forever! "My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths and they have not harmed me, inasmuch as I was found innocent before Him; and also toward you, O king, I have committed no crime." Then the king was very pleased and gave orders for Daniel to be taken up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den and no injury whatever was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. The king then gave orders, and they brought those men who had maliciously accused Daniel, and they cast them, their children and their wives into the lions' den; and they had not reached the bottom of the den before the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

Daniel 7:12

"As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time.

Lions » The roaring of

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Psalm 22:13

They open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring lion.

Lions » Symbolical

Isaiah 29:1

Woe, O Ariel, Ariel the city where David once camped! Add year to year, observe your feasts on schedule.

Genesis 49:9

"Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him up?

Lions » Lair of, in the jungles

Jeremiah 4:7

"A lion has gone up from his thicket, And a destroyer of nations has set out; He has gone out from his place To make your land a waste. Your cities will be ruins Without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 25:38

"He has left His hiding place like the lion; For their land has become a horror Because of the fierceness of the oppressing sword And because of His fierce anger."

Lions » Killed by » David

1 Samuel 17:34

But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

1 Samuel 17:36

"Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies of the living God."

Lions » Twelve statues of, on the stairs leading to solomon's throne

1 Kings 10:19-20

There were six steps to the throne and a round top to the throne at its rear, and arms on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the arms. Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps on the one side and on the other; nothing like it was made for any other kingdom.

Lions » Sent as judgment upon the samaritans

2 Kings 17:25-26

At the beginning of their living there, they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions among them which killed some of them. So they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, "The nations whom you have carried away into exile in the cities of Samaria do not know the custom of the god of the land; so he has sent lions among them, and behold, they kill them because they do not know the custom of the god of the land."

Lions » Disobedient prophet killed by

1 Kings 13:24-28

Now when he had gone, a lion met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body. And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown on the road, and the lion standing beside the body; so they came and told it in the city where the old prophet lived. Now when the prophet who brought him back from the way heard it, he said, "It is the man of God, who disobeyed the command of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke to him." read more.
Then he spoke to his sons, saying, "Saddle the donkey for me." And they saddled it. He went and found his body thrown on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the body; the lion had not eaten the body nor torn the donkey.

Lions » The bases in the temple ornamented by mouldings of

1 Kings 7:29

and on the borders which were between the frames were lions, oxen and cherubim; and on the frames there was a pedestal above, and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.

1 Kings 7:36

He engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders, cherubim, lions and palm trees, according to the clear space on each, with wreaths all around.

Lions » Samson's riddle concerning

Judges 14:18

So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle."

Judges 14:14

So he said to them, "Out of the eater came something to eat, And out of the strong came something sweet." But they could not tell the riddle in three days.

Lions » Parable of

Ezekiel 19:1-9

"As for you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel and say, 'What was your mother? A lioness among lions! She lay down among young lions, She reared her cubs. 'When she brought up one of her cubs, He became a lion, And he learned to tear his prey; He devoured men. read more.
'Then nations heard about him; He was captured in their pit, And they brought him with hooks To the land of Egypt. 'When she saw, as she waited, That her hope was lost, She took another of her cubs And made him a young lion. 'And he walked about among the lions; He became a young lion, He learned to tear his prey; He devoured men. 'He destroyed their fortified towers And laid waste their cities; And the land and its fullness were appalled Because of the sound of his roaring. 'Then nations set against him On every side from their provinces, And they spread their net over him; He was captured in their pit. 'They put him in a cage with hooks And brought him to the king of Babylon; They brought him in hunting nets So that his voice would be heard no more On the mountains of Israel.

Lions » Killed by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day.

Lions » Killed by » Saints

Hebrews 11:33

who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions,

Lions » Killed by » Samson

Judges 14:5-9

Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, so that he tore him as one tears a young goat though he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done. So he went down and talked to the woman; and she looked good to Samson. read more.
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. So he scraped the honey into his hands and went on, eating as he went. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it; but he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey out of the body of the lion.

Lions » An unnamed person killed by

1 Kings 20:36

Then he said to him, "Because you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a lion will kill you." And as soon as he had departed from him a lion found him and killed him.

Lions » Figurative » Of divine judgments

Isaiah 15:9

For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; Surely I will bring added woes upon Dimon, A lion upon the fugitives of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.

Lions » Figurative » Of satan

Lions » King of beasts

Micah 5:8

The remnant of Jacob Will be among the nations, Among many peoples Like a lion among the beasts of the forest, Like a young lion among flocks of sheep, Which, if he passes through, Tramples down and tears, And there is none to rescue.

Lions » Proverb of

Ecclesiastes 9:4

For whoever is joined with all the living, there is hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion.

Lions » Kept in captivity

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in executing judgments

Lamentations 3:10

He is to me like a bear lying in wait, Like a lion in secret places.

Hosea 13:8

I will encounter them like a bear robbed of her cubs, And I will tear open their chests; There I will also devour them like a lioness, As a wild beast would tear them.

Hosea 5:14

For I will be like a lion to Ephraim And like a young lion to the house of Judah I, even I, will tear to pieces and go away, I will carry away, and there will be none to deliver.

Isaiah 38:13

"I composed my soul until morning. Like a lion--so He breaks all my bones, From day until night You make an end of me.

Lions » Illustrative » Of cruel and powerful enemies

Jeremiah 49:19

"Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make him run away from it, and whoever is chosen I shall appoint over it For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand against Me?"

Isaiah 5:29

Its roaring is like a lioness, and it roars like young lions; It growls as it seizes the prey And carries it off with no one to deliver it.

Jeremiah 51:38

"They will roar together like young lions, They will growl like lions' cubs.

Lions » God's power exhibited in restraining

1 Kings 13:28

He went and found his body thrown on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the body; the lion had not eaten the body nor torn the donkey.

Daniel 6:27

"He delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, Who has also delivered Daniel from the power of the lions."

Lions » God provides for

Psalm 104:21

The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.

Psalm 104:28

You give to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.

Job 38:39

"Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Lions » Attacks the sheepfolds

1 Samuel 17:34

But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

Micah 5:8

The remnant of Jacob Will be among the nations, Among many peoples Like a lion among the beasts of the forest, Like a young lion among flocks of sheep, Which, if he passes through, Tramples down and tears, And there is none to rescue.

Amos 3:12

Thus says the LORD, "Just as the shepherd snatches from the lion's mouth a couple of legs or a piece of an ear, So will the sons of Israel dwelling in Samaria be snatched away-- With the corner of a bed and the cover of a couch!

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"

Proverbs 26:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A lion is in the open square!"

Lions » Illustrative » (roaring of,) of a king's wrath

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Lions » Illustrative » Of brave men

2 Samuel 1:23

"Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life, And in their death they were not parted; They were swifter than eagles, They were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 23:20

Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day.

Lions » Described as » Superior in strength

Judges 14:18

So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle."

Proverbs 30:30

The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,

Lions » Disobedient prophet slain by

1 Kings 13:24

Now when he had gone, a lion met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body.

1 Kings 13:26

Now when the prophet who brought him back from the way heard it, he said, "It is the man of God, who disobeyed the command of the LORD; therefore the LORD has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke to him."

Lions » Attacks and destroys men

1 Kings 13:24

Now when he had gone, a lion met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body.

1 Kings 20:36

Then he said to him, "Because you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a lion will kill you." And as soon as he had departed from him a lion found him and killed him.

Lions » Rends its prey

Deuteronomy 33:20

Of Gad he said, "Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad; He lies down as a lion, And tears the arm, also the crown of the head.

Psalm 7:2

Or he will tear my soul like a lion, Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.

Lions » Illustrative » Of persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.

Psalm 22:13

They open wide their mouth at me, As a ravening and a roaring lion.

Lions » Illustrative » (tamed,) of the natural man subdued by grace

Isaiah 11:7

Also the cow and the bear will graze, Their young will lie down together, And the lion will eat straw like the ox.

Isaiah 65:25

"The wolf and the lamb will graze together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the serpent's food They will do no evil or harm in all My holy mountain," says the LORD.

Lions » Roars when seeking prey

Isaiah 31:4

For thus says the LORD to me, "As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey, Against which a band of shepherds is called out, And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise, So will the LORD of hosts come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill."

Psalm 104:21

The young lions roar after their prey And seek their food from God.

Lions » Described as » Fearless even of man

Isaiah 31:4

For thus says the LORD to me, "As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey, Against which a band of shepherds is called out, And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise, So will the LORD of hosts come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill."

Nahum 2:11

Where is the den of the lions And the feeding place of the young lions, Where the lion, lioness and lion's cub prowled, With nothing to disturb them?

Lions » Universal terror caused by roaring of

Amos 3:8

A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?

Jeremiah 2:15

"The young lions have roared at him, They have roared loudly And they have made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.

Lions » Criminals often thrown to » Da 6:7

Lions » Greatness of its teeth alluded to

Joel 1:6

For a nation has invaded my land, Mighty and without number; Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, And it has the fangs of a lioness.

Psalm 58:6

O God, shatter their teeth in their mouth; Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD.

Lions » Described as » Fierce

Job 10:16

'Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.

Job 28:8

"The proud beasts have not trodden it, Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.

Lions » Inhabits » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

"Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, May you come with me from Lebanon Journey down from the summit of Amana, From the summit of Senir and Hermon, From the dens of lions, From the mountains of leopards.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of gad

Deuteronomy 33:20

Of Gad he said, "Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad; He lies down as a lion, And tears the arm, also the crown of the head.

Lions » Described as » Majestic in movement

Proverbs 30:29-30

There are three things which are stately in their march, Even four which are stately when they walk: The lion which is mighty among beasts And does not retreat before any,

Lions » Described as » Active

Deuteronomy 33:22

Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan."

Lions » Slain by » David

1 Samuel 17:35-36

I went out after him and attacked him, and rescued it from his mouth; and when he rose up against me, I seized him by his beard and struck him and killed him. "Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has taunted the armies of the living God."

Lions » Canaan infested by

2 Kings 17:25-26

At the beginning of their living there, they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions among them which killed some of them. So they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, "The nations whom you have carried away into exile in the cities of Samaria do not know the custom of the god of the land; so he has sent lions among them, and behold, they kill them because they do not know the custom of the god of the land."

Lions » Illustrative » Of Christ

Revelation 5:5

and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals."

Lions » Described as » Courageous

2 Samuel 17:10

"And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will completely lose heart; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man and those who are with him are valiant men.

Lions » Slain by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Then Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, killed the two sons of Ariel of Moab. He also went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day.

Lions » Illustrative » Of boldness of saints

Lions » Slain by » Samson

Judges 14:5-6

Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, so that he tore him as one tears a young goat though he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of judah

Genesis 49:9

"Judah is a lion's whelp; From the prey, my son, you have gone up He couches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him up?

Lions » Illustrative » Of israel

Numbers 24:9

"He crouches, he lies down as a lion, And as a lion, who dares rouse him? Blessed is everyone who blesses you, And cursed is everyone who curses you."

Lions » Inhabits » Thickets

Jeremiah 4:7

"A lion has gone up from his thicket, And a destroyer of nations has set out; He has gone out from his place To make your land a waste. Your cities will be ruins Without inhabitant.

Lions » Inhabits » Forests

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them, A wolf of the deserts will destroy them, A leopard is watching their cities Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many, Their apostasies are numerous.

Lions » Conceals itself by day

Psalm 104:22

When the sun rises they withdraw And lie down in their dens.

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in protecting his church

Isaiah 31:4

For thus says the LORD to me, "As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey, Against which a band of shepherds is called out, And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise, So will the LORD of hosts come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill."

Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil

Lions » Described as » Voracious

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

Lions » Inhabits » Deserts

Isaiah 30:6

The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev Through a land of distress and anguish, From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels' humps, To a people who cannot profit them;

Lions » A swarm of bees found in the carcass of, by samson

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.

Lions » Often carries its prey to its den

Nahum 2:12

The lion tore enough for his cubs, Killed enough for his lionesses, And filled his lairs with prey And his dens with torn flesh.

Lions » Lurketh for its prey

Psalm 10:9

He lurks in a hiding place as a lion in his lair; He lurks to catch the afflicted; He catches the afflicted when he draws him into his net.

Lions » Hunting of, alluded to

Job 10:16

'Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.

Lions » Often perishes for lack of food

Job 4:11

"The lion perishes for lack of prey, And the whelps of the lioness are scattered.

Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan."

Judges 14:18

So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle."

2 Samuel 17:10

"And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will completely lose heart; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man and those who are with him are valiant men.

Job 10:16

'Should my head be lifted up, You would hunt me like a lion; And again You would show Your power against me.

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

But David said to Saul, "Your servant was tending his father's sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.

1 Kings 13:24

Now when he had gone, a lion met him on the way and killed him, and his body was thrown on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body.

Daniel 6:19

Then the king arose at dawn, at the break of day, and went in haste to the lions' den.

Righteous » Compared with » Lions

Micah 5:8

The remnant of Jacob Will be among the nations, Among many peoples Like a lion among the beasts of the forest, Like a young lion among flocks of sheep, Which, if he passes through, Tramples down and tears, And there is none to rescue.

compared to Saints » Lions

Micah 5:8

The remnant of Jacob Will be among the nations, Among many peoples Like a lion among the beasts of the forest, Like a young lion among flocks of sheep, Which, if he passes through, Tramples down and tears, And there is none to rescue.



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