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12 Bible Verses about Animals, Care For
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Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying, Behold, I establish My covenant or pledge with you and with your descendants after you And with every living creature that is with you -- "whether the birds, the livestock, or the wild beasts of the earth along with you, as many as came out of the ark -- "every animal of the earth.
And God [earnestly] remembered Noah and every living thing and all the animals that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind blow over the land, and the waters sank down and abated.
But the Lord shall make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, and nothing shall die of all that belongs to the Israelites. And the Lord set a time, saying, Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land. And the Lord did that the next day, and all [kinds of] the livestock of Egypt died; but of the livestock of the Israelites not one died.
Can you [Job] hunt the prey for the lion? Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions When they couch in their dens or lie in wait in their hiding place? Who provides for the raven its prey when its young ones cry to God and wander about for lack of food?
Do you know the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth [their young]? [Or] do you observe when the hinds are giving birth? [Do you attend to all this, Job?] Can you number the months that they carry their offspring? Or do you know the time when they are delivered, When they bow themselves, bring forth their young ones, [and] cast out their pains?read more.
Their young ones become strong, they grow up in the open field; they go forth and return not to them. Who has sent out the wild donkey, giving him his freedom? Or who has loosed the bands of the swift donkey [by which his tame brother is bound -- "he, the shy, the swift-footed, and the untamable], Whose home I have made the wilderness, and the salt land his dwelling place? He scorns the tumult of the city and hears not the shoutings of the taskmaster. The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches after every green thing. Will the wild ox be willing to serve you, or remain beside your manger? Can you bind the wild ox with a harness to the plow in the furrow? Or will he harrow the furrows for you? Will you trust him because his strength is great, or to him will you leave your labor? Will you depend upon him to bring home your seed and gather the grain of your threshing floor? [Who, Job, was the author of this strange variance in the disposition of animals so alike in appearance? Was it you?] The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, [but] are they the pinions and plumage of love? The ostrich leaves her eggs on the ground and warms them in the dust, Forgetting that a foot may crush them or that the wild beast may trample them. She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers; her labor is in vain because she has no sense of danger [for her unborn brood], For God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has He imparted to her understanding. Yet when she lifts herself up in flight, [so swift is she that] she can laugh to scorn the horse and his rider. Have you given the horse his might? Have you clothed his neck with quivering and a shaking mane? Was it you [Job] who made him to leap like a locust? The majesty of his [snorting] nostrils is terrible. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons [of armed men]. He mocks at fear and is not dismayed or terrified; neither does he turn back [in battle] from the sword. The quiver rattles upon him, as do the glittering spear and the lance [of his rider]. [He seems in running to] devour the ground with fierceness and rage; neither can he stand still at the sound of the [war] trumpet. As often as the trumpet sounds he says, Ha, ha! And he smells the battle from afar, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting. Is it by your wisdom [Job] that the hawk soars and stretches her wings toward the south [as winter approaches]? Does the eagle mount up at your command and make his nest on high [inaccessible place]? On the cliff he dwells and remains securely, upon the point of the rock and the stronghold. From there he spies out the prey; and his eyes see it afar off. His young ones suck up blood, and where the slain are, there is he.
You [O Lord] make darkness and it becomes night, in which creeps forth every wild beast of the forest. The young lions roar after their prey and seek their food from God.
A [consistently] righteous man regards the life of his beast, but even the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons not [yet old enough to] know their right hand from their left, and also many cattle [not accountable for sin]?