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Oxen

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Proverbs 14:4

Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.

1 Timothy 5:18

For the Scripture says, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING," and "The laborer is worthy of his wages."

Numbers 7:3

When they brought their offering before the LORD, six covered carts and twelve oxen, a cart for every two of the leaders and an ox for each one, then they presented them before the tabernacle.

Deuteronomy 14:4

"These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,

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Exodus 20:24

'You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you.

Job 24:3

"They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.

Exodus 23:12

"Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.

1 Corinthians 9:9

For it is written in the Law of Moses, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING " God is not concerned about oxen, is He?

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Agriculture or husbandry » Beasts used in » Oxen

Horns » Animals with, mentioned » Oxen

Psalm 69:31

And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.

Oxen » Used for » Food

1 Kings 19:21

So he returned from following him, and took the pair of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the implements of the oxen, and gave it to the people and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah and ministered to him.

1 Kings 1:9

Adonijah sacrificed sheep and oxen and fatlings by the stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En-rogel; and he invited all his brothers, the king's sons, and all the men of Judah, the king's servants.

2 Chronicles 18:2

Some years later he went down to visit Ahab at Samaria. And Ahab slaughtered many sheep and oxen for him and the people who were with him, and induced him to go up against Ramoth-gilead.

Oxen » Kine illustrative » (well favored,) of years of plenty

Genesis 41:2

And lo, from the Nile there came up seven cows, sleek and fat; and they grazed in the marsh grass.

Genesis 41:26

"The seven good cows are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years; the dreams are one and the same.

Genesis 41:29

"Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt;

Oxen » Kine illustrative » (lean,) of years of scarcity

Genesis 41:30

and after them seven years of famine will come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will ravage the land.

Genesis 41:27

"The seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.

Genesis 41:3

Then behold, seven other cows came up after them from the Nile, ugly and gaunt, and they stood by the other cows on the bank of the Nile.

Oxen » Formed a part of the wealth of israel in egypt

Genesis 50:8

and all the household of Joseph and his brothers and his father's household; they left only their little ones and their flocks and their herds in the land of Goshen.

Exodus 12:32

"Take both your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and go, and bless me also."

Exodus 10:9

Moses said, "We shall go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we shall go, for we must hold a feast to the LORD."

Oxen » Was fed » With grass

Job 40:15

"Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.

Psalm 106:20

Thus they exchanged their glory For the image of an ox that eats grass.

Daniel 4:25

that you be driven away from mankind and your dwelling place be with the beasts of the field, and you be given grass to eat like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven; and seven periods of time will pass over you, until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.

Oxen » Formed a part of the patriarchal wealth

Genesis 26:14

for he had possessions of flocks and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.

Oxen » Laws respecting » Not to be muzzled when treading out the corn

1 Corinthians 9:9

For it is written in the Law of Moses, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING " God is not concerned about oxen, is He?

Oxen » Used for » Plowing

1 Kings 19:19

So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw his mantle on him.

Job 1:14

a messenger came to Job and said, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them,

Amos 6:12

Do horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

Oxen » Increase of, promised

Deuteronomy 7:13

"He will love you and bless you and multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock, in the land which He swore to your forefathers to give you.

Deuteronomy 28:4

"Blessed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.

Oxen » Was fed » In the valleys

Isaiah 65:10

"Sharon will be a pasture land for flocks, And the valley of Achor a resting place for herds, For My people who seek Me.

1 Chronicles 27:29

Shitrai the Sharonite had charge of the cattle which were grazing in Sharon; and Shaphat the son of Adlai had charge of the cattle in the valleys.

Oxen » Laws respecting » Straying to be brought back to its owner

Exodus 23:4

"If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.

Deuteronomy 22:1-2

"You shall not see your countryman's ox or his sheep straying away, and pay no attention to them; you shall certainly bring them back to your countryman. "If your countryman is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall remain with you until your countryman looks for it; then you shall restore it to him.

Oxen » Laws respecting » Of others not to be coveted

Deuteronomy 5:21

'You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.'

Exodus 20:17

"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor."

Oxen » Laws respecting » To rest on the sabbath

Exodus 23:12

"Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as your stranger, may refresh themselves.

Deuteronomy 5:14

but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.

Oxen » Used for » Sacrifice

Exodus 20:24

'You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be remembered, I will come to you and bless you.

2 Samuel 24:22

Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up what is good in his sight. Look, the oxen for the burnt offering, the threshing sledges and the yokes of the oxen for the wood.

Oxen » Often given as a present

Genesis 12:16

Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.

Genesis 20:14

Abimelech then took sheep and oxen and male and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored his wife Sarah to him.

Oxen » Heifer illustrative » (of three years old,) of moab in affliction

Isaiah 15:5

My heart cries out for Moab; His fugitives are as far as Zoar and Eglath-shelishiyah, For they go up the ascent of Luhith weeping; Surely on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of distress over their ruin.

Jeremiah 48:34

"From the outcry at Heshbon even to Elealeh, even to Jahaz they have raised their voice, from Zoar even to Horonaim and to Eglath-shelishiyah; for even the waters of Nimrim will become desolate.

Oxen » Described as » Beautiful

Hosea 10:11

Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh, But I will come over her fair neck with a yoke; I will harness Ephraim, Judah will plow, Jacob will harrow for himself.

Jeremiah 46:20

"Egypt is a pretty heifer, But a horsefly is coming from the north--it is coming!

Oxen » Described as » Strong

Proverbs 14:4

Where no oxen are, the manger is clean, But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.

Psalm 144:14

Let our cattle bear Without mishap and without loss, Let there be no outcry in our streets!

Oxen » Herdmen appointed over

Genesis 13:7

And there was strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock Now the Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.

1 Samuel 21:7

Now one of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief of Saul's shepherds.

Oxen » Illustrative » (prepared for a feast,) of the provision of the gospel

Matthew 22:4

"Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."'

Proverbs 9:2

She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; She has also set her table;

Oxen » Illustrative » (engaged in husbandry,) of ministers

Isaiah 32:20

How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters, Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.

Isaiah 30:24

Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork.

Oxen » Includes the » Bullock

Jeremiah 46:21

"Also her mercenaries in her midst Are like fattened calves, For even they too have turned back and have fled away together; They did not stand their ground For the day of their calamity has come upon them, The time of their punishment.

Psalm 50:9

"I shall take no young bull out of your house Nor male goats out of your folds.

Oxen » Includes the » Heifer

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."

Numbers 19:2

"This is the statute of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, 'Speak to the sons of Israel that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect and on which a yoke has never been placed.

Oxen » Used for » Earing the ground

Isaiah 32:20

How blessed will you be, you who sow beside all waters, Who let out freely the ox and the donkey.

Isaiah 30:24

Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork.

Oxen » Formed a part of the wealth of the jews

Psalm 144:14

Let our cattle bear Without mishap and without loss, Let there be no outcry in our streets!

Numbers 32:4

the land which the LORD conquered before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock."

Oxen » Publicly sold

2 Samuel 24:24

However, the king said to Araunah, "No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God which cost me nothing " So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

Luke 14:19

"Another one said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.'

Oxen » Used for » Drawing wagons, &c

1 Samuel 6:7

"Now therefore, take and prepare a new cart and two milch cows on which there has never been a yoke; and hitch the cows to the cart and take their calves home, away from them.

Numbers 7:3

When they brought their offering before the LORD, six covered carts and twelve oxen, a cart for every two of the leaders and an ox for each one, then they presented them before the tabernacle.

Oxen » Bull or bullock illustrative » Of fierce enemies

Psalm 68:30

Rebuke the beasts in the reeds, The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples, Trampling under foot the pieces of silver; He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.

Psalm 22:12

Many bulls have surrounded me; Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.

Oxen » Includes the » Bull

Genesis 32:15

thirty milking camels and their colts, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.

Oxen » Includes the » Cow

Numbers 18:17

"But the firstborn of an ox or the firstborn of a sheep or the firstborn of a goat, you shall not redeem; they are holy You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar and shall offer up their fat in smoke as an offering by fire, for a soothing aroma to the LORD.

Oxen » Lowing of, alluded to

Job 6:5

"Does the wild donkey bray over his grass, Or does the ox low over his fodder?

1 Samuel 15:14

But Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?"

Oxen » Young of, considered a great delicacy

Genesis 18:7

Abraham also ran to the herd, and took a tender and choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried to prepare it.

Amos 6:4

Those who recline on beds of ivory And sprawl on their couches, And eat lambs from the flock And calves from the midst of the stall,

Oxen » Illustrative » (not muzzled in treading corn,) of minister's right to support

1 Corinthians 9:9-10

For it is written in the Law of Moses, "YOU SHALL NOT MUZZLE THE OX WHILE HE IS THRESHING " God is not concerned about oxen, is He? Or is He speaking altogether for our sake? Yes, for our sake it was written, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the crops.

Oxen » Used for » Carrying burdens

1 Chronicles 12:40

Moreover those who were near to them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, camels, mules and on oxen, great quantities of flour cakes, fig cakes and bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen and sheep. There was joy indeed in Israel.

Oxen » Bull or bullock illustrative » (firstling of,) of the glory of joseph

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."

Oxen » Laws respecting » Not to be yoked with an ass in the same plow

Oxen » Tithe of, given to the priests

2 Chronicles 31:6

The sons of Israel and Judah who lived in the cities of Judah also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of sacred gifts which were consecrated to the LORD their God, and placed them in heaps.

Oxen » Laws respecting » Fallen under its burden to be raised up again

Deuteronomy 22:4

"You shall not see your countryman's donkey or his ox fallen down on the way, and pay no attention to them; you shall certainly help him to raise them up.

Oxen » Was clean and fit for food

Deuteronomy 14:4

"These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,

Oxen » Often found wild

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Oxen » Laws respecting » Mode of reparation for one, killing another

Exodus 21:35-36

"If one man's ox hurts another's so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide its price equally; and also they shall divide the dead ox. "Or if it is known that the ox was previously in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not confined it, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall become his.

Oxen » Laws respecting » Killing a man, to be stoned

Exodus 21:28-32

"If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall surely be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall go unpunished. "If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner has been warned, yet he does not confine it and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death. "If a ransom is demanded of him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is demanded of him. read more.
"Whether it gores a son or a daughter, it shall be done to him according to the same rule. "If the ox gores a male or female slave, the owner shall give his or her master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

Oxen » Bull or bullock illustrative » (unaccustomed to the yoke,) of intractable sinners

Jeremiah 31:18

"I have surely heard Ephraim grieving, 'You have chastised me, and I was chastised, Like an untrained calf; Bring me back that I may be restored, For You are the LORD my God.

Oxen » Bull or bullock illustrative » (fatted,) of greedy mercenaries

Jeremiah 46:21

"Also her mercenaries in her midst Are like fattened calves, For even they too have turned back and have fled away together; They did not stand their ground For the day of their calamity has come upon them, The time of their punishment.

Oxen » Heifer illustrative » (fair,) of the beauty and wealth of egypt

Jeremiah 46:20

"Egypt is a pretty heifer, But a horsefly is coming from the north--it is coming!

Oxen » Heifer illustrative » (at grass,) of the luxurious chaldees

Jeremiah 50:11

"Because you are glad, because you are jubilant, O you who pillage My heritage, Because you skip about like a threshing heifer And neigh like stallions,

Oxen » Laws respecting » Of others if lost or hurt through neglect, to be made good

Exodus 22:9-13

"For every breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, 'This is it,' the case of both parties shall come before the judges; he whom the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor. "If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking, an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution. read more.
"But if it is actually stolen from him, he shall make restitution to its owner. "If it is all torn to pieces, let him bring it as evidence; he shall not make restitution for what has been torn to pieces.

Oxen » Laws respecting » Fat of, not to be eaten

Leviticus 7:23

"Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall not eat any fat from an ox, a sheep or a goat.

Oxen » Illustrative » (led to slaughter,) of saints under persecution

Jeremiah 11:19

But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, And let us cut him off from the land of the living, That his name be remembered no more."

Oxen » Illustrative » (stall fed,) of sumptuous living

Proverbs 15:17

Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.

Oxen » Required great care and attention

Oxen » Often stall-fed for slaughter

Proverbs 15:17

Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.

Oxen » Illustrative » (led to slaughter,) of a rash youth

Proverbs 7:22

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

Oxen » Custom of sending the pieces of, to collect the people to war

1 Samuel 11:7

He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, "Whoever does not come out after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen " Then the dread of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out as one man.

Oxen » Goes to the slaughter unconscious

Proverbs 7:22

Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,

Oxen » In stalls

Habakkuk 3:17

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,

Oxen » Bull or bullock illustrative » (in a net,) of the impatient under judgment

Isaiah 51:20

Your sons have fainted, They lie helpless at the head of every street, Like an antelope in a net, Full of the wrath of the LORD, The rebuke of your God.

Oxen » Heifer illustrative » Of a beloved wife

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."

Oxen » Was fed » With corn

Isaiah 30:24

Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which has been winnowed with shovel and fork.

Oxen » Rapid manner of collecting its food alluded to

Numbers 22:4

Moab said to the elders of Midian, "Now this horde will lick up all that is around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field." And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.

Oxen » Male firstlings of, belonged to God

Exodus 34:19

"The first offspring from every womb belongs to Me, and all your male livestock, the first offspring from cattle and sheep.

Oxen » Sea of brass rested on figures of

1 Kings 7:25

It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them, and all their rear parts turned inward.

Oxen » Heifer illustrative » (taught, &c) of israel's fondness for ease in preference to obedience

Hosea 10:11

Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh, But I will come over her fair neck with a yoke; I will harness Ephraim, Judah will plow, Jacob will harrow for himself.

Oxen » Laws respecting » If stolen to be restored double

Exodus 22:4

"If what he stole is actually found alive in his possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, he shall pay double.

Oxen » Used for » Treading out the corn

Hosea 10:11

Ephraim is a trained heifer that loves to thresh, But I will come over her fair neck with a yoke; I will harness Ephraim, Judah will plow, Jacob will harrow for himself.

Oxen » Was fed » On the hills

Isaiah 7:25

As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become a place for pasturing oxen and for sheep to trample.

Oxen » Was fed » With straw

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.

Oxen » Horns and hoofs of, alluded to

Psalm 69:31

And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.

Oxen » Urged on by the goad

Judges 3:31

After him came Shamgar the son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad; and he also saved Israel.

Oxen » Heifer illustrative » (sliding back,) of backsliding israel

Hosea 4:16

Since Israel is stubborn Like a stubborn heifer, Can the LORD now pasture them Like a lamb in a large field?

Oxen » Described as » Not without sagacity

Oxen » Kine illustrative » Of proud and wealthy rulers

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan who are on the mountain of Samaria, Who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, Who say to your husbands, "Bring now, that we may drink!"

Oxen » The wicked often took, in pledge from the poor

Job 24:3

"They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; They take the widow's ox for a pledge.



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