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Genesis 1:24

Then God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.

Job 12:7

But ask the animals, and they will instruct you;
ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.

Genesis 9:2

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.

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Animals » Lions » Sheep

Genesis 30:32

Let me go through all your sheep today and remove every sheep that is speckled or spotted, every dark-colored sheep among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the female goats. Such will be my wages.

Deuteronomy 18:4

You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared wool of your flock.

Deuteronomy 32:14

cream from the herd and milk from the flock,
with the fat of lambs,
rams from Bashan, and goats,
with the choicest grains of wheat;
you drank wine from the finest grapes.

2 Chronicles 7:5

King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 cattle and 120,000 sheep. In this manner the king and all the people dedicated God’s temple.

Animals » Names of » Deer

Psalm 42:1

For the choir director. A Maskil of the sons of Korah.As a deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for You, God.

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

2 Samuel 2:18

The three sons of Zeruiah were there: Joab, Abishai, and Asahel. Asahel was a fast runner, like one of the wild gazelles.

2 Samuel 22:34

He makes my feet like the feet of a deer
and sets me securely on the heights.

1 Chronicles 12:8

Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the desert. They were fighting men, trained for battle, expert with shield and spear. Their faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as gazelles on the mountains.

Animals » Beasts symbolical

Revelation 7:11

All the angels stood around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures, and they fell facedown before the throne and worshiped God,

Isaiah 30:6

An oracle about the animals of the Negev:Through a land of trouble and distress,
of lioness and lion,
of viper and flying serpent,
they carry their wealth on the backs of donkeys
and their treasures on the humps of camels,
to a people who will not help them.

Daniel 7:11

“I watched, then, because of the sound of the arrogant words the horn was speaking. As I continued watching, the beast was killed and its body destroyed and given over to the burning fire.

Animals » Names of » Camels

Judges 6:5

For the Midianites came with their cattle and their tents like a great swarm of locusts. They and their camels were without number, and they entered the land to waste it.

Genesis 12:16

He treated Abram well because of her, and Abram acquired flocks and herds, male and female donkeys, male and female slaves, and camels.

Leviticus 11:4

But among the ones that chew the cud or have divided hooves you are not to eat these:the camel, though it chews the cud,
does not have divided hooves—it is unclean for you;

Animals » Names of » Bullocks, as offerings

Exodus 29:11

Slaughter the bull before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Exodus 29:36

Sacrifice a bull as a sin offering each day for atonement. Purify the altar when you make atonement for it, and anoint it in order to consecrate it.

Leviticus 4:4

He must bring the bull to the entrance to the tent of meeting before the Lord, lay his hand on the bull’s head, and slaughter it before the Lord.

Numbers 15:8

“If you prepare a young bull as a burnt offering or as a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow, or as a fellowship offering to the Lord,

1 Kings 18:33

Next, he arranged the wood, cut up the bull, and placed it on the wood. He said, “Fill four water pots with water and pour it on the offering to be burned and on the wood.”

Animals » Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

He said about Dan:Dan is a young lion,
leaping out of Bashan.

Judges 14:18

On the seventh day, before sunset, the men of the city said to him:What is sweeter than honey?
What is stronger than a lion?So he said to them:If you hadn’t plowed with my young cow,
you wouldn’t know my riddle now!

2 Samuel 17:10

Then, even a brave man with the heart of a lion will melt because all Israel knows that your father and the valiant men with him are warriors.

Job 10:16

If I am proud, You hunt me like a lion
and again display Your miraculous power against me.

Psalm 17:12

They are like a lion eager to tear,
like a young lion lurking in ambush.

Animals » Names of » Cattle

Genesis 1:25

So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Genesis 31:18

He took all the livestock and possessions he had acquired in Paddan-aram, and he drove his herds to go to the land of his father Isaac in Canaan.

Exodus 9:4

But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing of all that the Israelites own will die.”

Exodus 20:10

10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates.

Numbers 32:1

The Reubenites and Gadites had a very large number of livestock. When they surveyed the lands of Jazer and Gilead, they saw that the region was a good one for livestock.

Animals » Names of » Dogs

Deuteronomy 23:18

Do not bring a female prostitute’s wages or a male prostitute’s earnings into the house of the Lord your God to fulfill any vow, because both are detestable to the Lord your God.

1 Kings 14:11

Anyone who belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city,
the dogs will eat,
and anyone who dies in the field,
the birds of the sky will eat,
for the Lord has said it!’

1 Kings 22:38

Then someone washed the chariot at the pool of Samaria. The dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes bathed in it, according to the word of the Lord that He had spoken.

Psalm 59:6

They return at evening, snarling like dogs
and prowling around the city.

Proverbs 26:17

A person who is passing by and meddles in a quarrel that’s not his
is like one who grabs a dog by the ears.

Animals » God's care of

1 Corinthians 9:9

For it is written in the law of Moses, Do not muzzle an oxwhile it treads out grain. Is God really concerned with oxen?

Genesis 9:9-10

"Understand that I am confirming My covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you-birds, livestock, and all wildlife of the earth that are with you-all the animals of the earth that came out of the ark.

Animals » Names of » Asses, beasts of burden

Genesis 22:3

So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took with him two of his young men and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out to go to the place God had told him about.

Numbers 22:28

Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and she asked Balaam, “What have I done to you that you have beaten me these three times?”

Judges 5:10

You who ride on white donkeys,
who sit on saddle blankets,
and who travel on the road, give praise!

Judges 10:4

He had 30 sons who rode on 30 donkeys. They had 30 towns in Gilead, which are called Jair’s Villages to this day.

More verses: 1 Samuel 9:3 Matthew 21:2

Animals » Names of » Dragons

Deuteronomy 32:33

Their wine is serpents’ venom,
the deadly poison of cobras.

Isaiah 34:13

Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns;
her fortified cities, with thistles and briers.
She will become a dwelling for jackals,
an abode for ostriches.

Jeremiah 9:11

I will make Jerusalem a heap of rubble,
a jackals’ den.
I will make the cities of Judah a desolation,
an uninhabited place.

Jeremiah 51:37

Babylon will become a heap of rubble,
a jackals’ den,
a desolation and an object of scorn,
without inhabitant.

More verses: Micah 1:8 Malachi 1:3

Animals » Lions » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

the pig, though it has divided hooves,
does not chew the cud—it is unclean for you.

Isaiah 65:4

sitting among the graves,
spending nights in secret places,
eating the meat of pigs,
and putting polluted broth in their bowls.

Isaiah 66:17

“Those who dedicate and purify themselves to enter the groves following their leader, eating meat from pigs, vermin, and rats, will perish together.”This is the Lord’s declaration.

Matthew 7:6

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

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

Animals » Laws concerning

Exodus 20:10

10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates.

Exodus 21:28-36

"When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox must be stoned, and its meat may not be eaten, but the ox's owner is innocent. However, if the ox was in the habit of goring, and its owner has been warned yet does not restrain it, and it kills a man or a woman, the ox must be stoned, and its owner must also be put to death. If instead a ransom is demanded of him, he can pay a redemption price for his life in the full amount demanded from him. read more.
If it gores a son or a daughter, he is to be dealt with according to this same law. If the ox gores a male or female slave, he must give 30 shekels of silver to the slave's master, and the ox must be stoned. "When a man uncovers a pit or digs a pit, and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it, the owner of the pit must give compensation; he must pay money to its owner, but the dead animal will become his. "When a man's ox injures his neighbor's ox and it dies, they must sell the live ox and divide its proceeds; they must also divide the dead animal. If, however, it is known that the ox was in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not restrained it, he must compensate fully, ox for ox; the dead animal will become his.

Exodus 22:1-4

"When a man steals an ox or a sheep and butchers it or sells it, he must repay five cattle for the ox or four sheep for the sheep. If a thief is caught in the act of breaking in, and he is beaten to death, no one is guilty of bloodshed. But if this happens after sunrise, there is guilt of bloodshed. A thief must make full restitution. If he is unable, he is to be sold because of his theft. read more.
If what was stolen-whether ox, donkey, or sheep-is actually found alive in his possession, he must repay double.

Animals » Names of » Leopards

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride
with me from Lebanon!
Descend from the peak of Amana,
from the summit of Senir and Hermon,
from the dens of the lions,
from the mountains of the leopards.

Isaiah 11:6

The wolf will live with the lamb,
and the leopard will lie down with the goat.
The calf, the young lion, and the fatling will be together,
and a child will lead them.

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore, a lion from the forest will strike them down.
A wolf from an arid plain will ravage them.
A leopard keeps watch over their cities.
Anyone who leaves them will be torn to pieces
because their rebellious acts are many,
their unfaithful deeds numerous.

Hosea 13:7

So I will be like a lion to them;
I will lurk like a leopard on the path.

More verses: Habakkuk 1:8

Animals » Names of » Bears

1 Samuel 17:34

David answered Saul: “Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock,

2 Samuel 17:8

Hushai continued, “You know your father and his men. They are warriors and are desperate like a wild bear robbed of her cubs. Your father is an experienced soldier who won’t spend the night with the people.

2 Kings 2:24

He turned around, looked at them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and mauled 42 of the children.

Proverbs 17:12

Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs
than a fool in his foolishness.

More verses: Isaiah 11:7

Animals » Instincts of

Psalm 59:6

They return at evening, snarling like dogs
and prowling around the city.

Deuteronomy 32:11

He watches over His nest like an eagle
and hovers over His young;
He spreads His wings, catches him,
and lifts him up on His pinions.

Job 35:11

who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earth
and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?”

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you slacker! Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer; it gathers its food during harvest.

Proverbs 30:25-28

the ants are not a strong people, yet they store up their food in the summer; hyraxes are not a mighty people, yet they make their homes in the cliffs; locusts have no king, yet all of them march in ranks; read more.
a lizard can be caught in your hands, yet it lives in kings' palaces.

Animals » Names of » Horses

Deuteronomy 17:16

However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, for the Lord has told you, ‘You are never to go back that way again.’

2 Kings 23:11

He did away with the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. They had been at the entrance of the Lord’s temple in the precincts by the chamber of Nathan-melech the court official, and he burned up the chariots of the sun.

Job 39:19

Do you give strength to the horse?
Do you adorn his neck with a mane?

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like a horse or mule,
without understanding,
that must be controlled with bit and bridle
or else it will not come near you.

More verses: Psalm 33:17

Animals » Names of » Goats, as offerings

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Leviticus 4:24

He is to lay his hand on the head of the goat and slaughter it at the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered before the Lord. It is a sin offering.

Leviticus 16:15

“When he slaughters the male goat for the people’s sin offering and brings its blood inside the veil, he must do the same with its blood as he did with the bull’s blood: he is to sprinkle it against the mercy seat and in front of it.

Judges 13:19

Manoah took a young goat and a grain offering and offered them on a rock to the Lord, and He did a wonderful thing while Manoah and his wife were watching.

2 Chronicles 29:23

Then they brought the goats for the sin offering right into the presence of the king and the congregation, who laid their hands on them.

Animals » Habits of

Psalm 29:9

The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth
and strips the woodlands bare.In His temple all cry, “Glory!”

Job 12:7-8

But ask the animals, and they will instruct you; [ask] the birds of the sky, and they will tell you. Or speak to the earth, and it will instruct you; let the fish of the sea inform you.

Job 40:20

The hills yield food for him,
while all sorts of wild animals play there.

Psalm 104:20-25

You bring darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals stir. The young lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God. The sun rises; they go back and lie down in their dens. read more.
Man goes out to his work and to his labor until evening. How countless are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures. Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number- living things both large and small.

Animals » Names of » Foxes

Nehemiah 4:3

Then Tobiah the Ammonite, who was beside him, said, “Indeed, even if a fox climbed up what they are building, he would break down their stone wall!”

Judges 15:4

So he went out and caught 300 foxes. He took torches, turned the foxes tail-to-tail, and put a torch between each pair of tails.

Psalm 63:10

They will be given over to the power of the sword;
they will become the jackals’ prey.

Song of Songs 2:15

(W) Catch the foxes for us
the little foxes that ruin the vineyards—
for our vineyards are in bloom.

Animals » Names of » Lambs, for offerings

Exodus 29:39

In the morning offer one lamb, and at twilight offer the other lamb.

Leviticus 3:7

If he is presenting a lamb for his offering, he is to present it before the Lord.

Leviticus 4:32

“Or if the offering that he brings as a sin offering is a lamb, he is to bring an unblemished female.

Leviticus 5:6

He must bring his restitution for the sin he has committed to the Lord: a female lamb or goat from the flock as a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement on his behalf for his sin.

Numbers 6:12

He is to rededicate his time of consecration to the Lord and to bring a year-old male lamb as a restitution offering. But do not count the previous period, because his consecrated hair became defiled.

Animals » Lions » Mules

2 Samuel 13:29

So Absalom’s young men did to Amnon just as Absalom had commanded. Then all the rest of the king’s sons got up, and each fled on his mule.

2 Samuel 18:9

Absalom was riding on his mule when he happened to meet David’s soldiers. When the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree, Absalom’s head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so he was suspended in midair.

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like a horse or mule,
without understanding,
that must be controlled with bit and bridle
or else it will not come near you.

1 Kings 1:33

The king said to them, “Take my servants with you, have my son Solomon ride on my own mule, and take him down to Gihon.

Zechariah 14:15

The same plague as the previous one will strike the horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all the animals that are in those camps.

Animals » Lions » Rams, used in sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Genesis 22:13

Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught in the thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

Exodus 29:15

“Take one ram, and Aaron and his sons are to lay their hands on the ram’s head.

Leviticus 5:15

“If someone offends by sinning unintentionally in regard to any of the Lord’s holy things, he must bring his restitution offering to the Lord: an unblemished ram from the flock (based on your assessment of its value in silver shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel) as a restitution offering.

Numbers 5:8

But if that individual has no relative to receive compensation, the compensation goes to the Lord for the priest, along with the atonement ram by which the priest will make atonement for the guilty person.

Animals » Homes of

Psalm 104:20-25

You bring darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals stir. The young lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God. The sun rises; they go back and lie down in their dens. read more.
Man goes out to his work and to his labor until evening. How countless are Your works, Lord! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your creatures. Here is the sea, vast and wide, teeming with creatures beyond number- living things both large and small.

Isaiah 34:14

The desert creatures will meet hyenas,
and one wild goat will call to another.
Indeed, the screech owl will stay there
and will find a resting place for herself.

Job 24:5

Like wild donkeys in the desert,
the poor go out to their task of foraging for food;
the wilderness provides nourishment for their children.

Animals » Lions » Unicorn

Numbers 23:22

God brought them out of Egypt;
He is like the horns of a wild ox for them.

Deuteronomy 33:17

His firstborn bull has splendor,
and horns like those of a wild ox;
he gores all the peoples with them
to the ends of the earth.
Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim,
and such are the thousands of Manasseh.

Job 39:9

Would the wild ox be willing to serve you?
Would it spend the night by your feeding trough?

Psalm 29:6

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

Isaiah 34:7

The wild oxen will be struck down with them,
and young bulls with the mighty bulls.
Their land will be soaked with blood,
and their soil will be saturated with fat.

Animals » Sent in judgment

Leviticus 26:22

I will send wild animals against you that will deprive you of your children, ravage your livestock, and reduce your numbers until your roads are deserted.

Numbers 21:6-7

Then the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit them so that many Israelites died. The people then came to Moses and said, "We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you. Intercede with the Lord so that He will take the snakes away from us." And Moses interceded for the people.

Deuteronomy 8:15

He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint-like rock for you.

Ezekiel 5:17

I will send famine and dangerous animals against you. They will leave you childless, Jerusalem. Plague and bloodshed will sweep through you, and I will bring a sword against you. I, Yahweh, have spoken.”

Animals » Clean and unclean

Leviticus 7:21

If someone touches anything unclean, whether human uncleanness, an unclean animal, or any unclean, detestable creature, and eats meat from the Lord’s fellowship sacrifice, that person must be cut off from his people.”

Leviticus 20:25

Therefore you must distinguish the clean animal from the unclean one, and the unclean bird from the clean one. Do not become contaminated by any land animal, bird, or whatever crawls on the ground; I have set these apart as unclean for you.

Deuteronomy 14:3-20

"You must not eat any detestable thing. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep. read more.
You may eat any animal that has hooves divided in two and chews the cud. But among the ones that chew the cud or have divided hooves, you are not to eat these: the camel, the hare, and the hyrax, though they chew the cud, they do not have hooves- they are unclean for you; and the pig, though it has hooves, it does not [chew] the cud- it is unclean for you. You must not eat their meat or touch their carcasses. "You may eat everything from the water that has fins and scales, but you may not eat anything that does not have fins and scales-it is unclean for you. "You may eat every clean bird, but these are the ones you may not eat: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, the kite, the various kinds of falcon, every kind of raven, the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the gull, the various kinds of hawk, the little owl, the long-eared owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant, the stork, the various kinds of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat. All winged insects are unclean for you; they may not be eaten. But you may eat every clean flying creature.

Acts 10:11-15

He saw heaven opened and an object coming down that resembled a large sheet being lowered to the earth by its four corners. In it were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky. Then a voice said to him, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat!" read more.
"No, Lord!" Peter said. "For I have never eaten anything common and unclean!" Again, a second time, a voice said to him, "What God has made clean, you must not call common."

More verses: 1 Timothy 4:3-5

Animals » Instruments of God's will

Joel 1:4

What the devouring locust has left,
the swarming locust has eaten;
what the swarming locust has left,
the young locust has eaten;
and what the young locust has left,
the destroying locust has eaten.

Joshua 24:12

I sent the hornet ahead of you, and it drove out the two Amorite kings before you. It was not by your sword or bow.

Numbers 21:6

Then the Lord sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit them so that many Israelites died.

Numbers 22:28

Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and she asked Balaam, “What have I done to you that you have beaten me these three times?”

Exodus 10:1-20

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may do these miraculous signs of Mine among them, and so that you may tell your son and grandson how severely I dealt with the Egyptians and performed miraculous signs among them, and you will know that I am the Lord." So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh and told him, "This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may worship Me. read more.
But if you refuse to let My people go, then tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. They will cover the surface of the land so that no one will be able to see the land. They will eat the remainder left to you that escaped the hail; they will eat every tree you have growing in the fields. They will fill your houses, all your officials' houses, and the houses of all the Egyptians-something your fathers and ancestors never saw since the time they occupied the land until today." Then he turned and left Pharaoh's presence. Pharaoh's officials asked him, "How long must this man be a snare to us? Let the men go, so that they may worship the Lord their God. Don't you realize yet that Egypt is devastated?" So Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. "Go, worship the Lord your God," Pharaoh said. "But exactly who will be going?" Moses replied, "We will go with our young and our old; we will go with our sons and daughters and with our flocks and herds because we must hold the Lord's festival." He said to them, "May the Lord be with you if I [ever] let you and your families go! Look out-you are planning evil. No, only the men may go and worship the Lord, for that is what you have been asking for." And they were driven from Pharaoh's presence. The Lord then said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt and the locusts will come up over it and eat every plant in the land, everything that the hail left." So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the Lord sent an east wind over the land all that day and through the night. By morning the east wind had brought in the locusts. The locusts went up over the entire land of Egypt and settled on the whole territory of Egypt. Never before had there been such a large number of locusts, and there will never be again. They covered the surface of the whole land so that the land was black, and they consumed all the plants on the ground and all the fruit on the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green was left on the trees or the plants in the field throughout the land of Egypt. Pharaoh urgently sent for Moses and Aaron and said, "I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you. Please forgive my sin once more and make an appeal to the Lord your God, so that He will take this death away from me." Moses left Pharaoh's presence and appealed to the Lord. Then the Lord changed the wind to a strong west wind, and it carried off the locusts and blew them into the Red Sea. Not a single locust was left in all the territory of Egypt. But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he did not let the Israelites go.

More verses: Jeremiah 8:17

Animals » Cruelty to

Numbers 22:27

When the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she crouched down under Balaam. So he became furious and beat the donkey with his stick.

2 Samuel 8:4

David captured 1,700 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers from him, and he hamstrung all the horses and kept 100 chariots.

1 Chronicles 18:4

David captured 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers from him, hamstrung all the horses, and kept 100 chariots.

Animals » Man's dominion over the natural world

Genesis 9:2

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.

Hebrews 2:8

and subjected everything under his feet.For in subjecting everything to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. As it is, we do not yet see everything subjected to him.

Animals » Names of » Heifers, offered as sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Numbers 19:2

“This is the legal statute that the Lord has commanded: Instruct the Israelites to bring you an unblemished red cow that has no defect and has never been yoked.

Deuteronomy 21:3

The elders of the city nearest to the victim are to get a young cow that has not been yoked or used for work.

Hebrews 9:13

For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh,

Animals » Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

David answered Saul: “Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock,

Judges 14:5

Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Suddenly a young lion came roaring at him,

1 Kings 13:24

When he left, a lion attacked him along the way and killed him. His corpse was thrown on the road, and the donkey was standing beside it; the lion was standing beside the corpse too.

Daniel 6:19

At the first light of dawn the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den.

Animals » Names of » Dromedaries, used as beasts if burden

1 Kings 4:28

Each man brought the barley and the straw for the chariot teams and the other horses to the required place according to his assignment.

Esther 8:10

Mordecai wrote in King Ahasuerus’s name and sealed the edicts with the royal signet ring. He sent the documents by mounted couriers, who rode fast horses bred from the royal racing mares.

Isaiah 60:6

Caravans of camels will cover your land
young camels of Midian and Ephah—
all of them will come from Sheba.
They will carry gold and frankincense
and proclaim the praises of the Lord.

Jeremiah 2:23

How can you protest, “I am not defiled;
I have not followed the Baals”?
Look at your behavior in the valley;
acknowledge what you have done.
You are a swift young camel
twisting and turning on her way,

Animals » Suffer under divine judgments, sent upon man

Jeremiah 7:20

Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: “Look, My anger—My burning wrath—is about to be poured out on this place, on man and beast, on the tree of the field, and on the produce of the land. My wrath will burn and not be quenched.”

Jeremiah 12:4

How long will the land mourn
and the grass of every field wither?
Because of the evil of its residents,
animals and birds have been swept away,
for the people have said,
“He cannot see what our end will be.”

Jeremiah 21:6

I will strike the residents of this city, both man and beast. They will die in a great plague.

Ezekiel 14:13

“Son of man, if a land sins against Me by acting faithlessly, and I stretch out My hand against it to cut off its supply of bread, to send famine through it, and to wipe out both man and animal from it,

Ezekiel 14:17

“Or if I bring a sword against that land and say: Let a sword pass through it, so that I wipe out both man and animal from it,

Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked

John 10:12

The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves them and runs away when he sees a wolf coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them.

Acts 20:29

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

Animals » Names of » Calves

Genesis 18:7

Meanwhile, Abraham ran to the herd and got a tender, choice calf. He gave it to a young man, who hurried to prepare it.

1 Samuel 28:24

The woman had a fattened calf at her house, and she quickly slaughtered it. She also took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

Amos 6:4

They lie on beds inlaid with ivory,
sprawled out on their couches,
and dine on lambs from the flock
and calves from the stall.

Animals » Names of » Kine

Deuteronomy 7:13

He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will bless your descendants, and the produce of your land—your grain, new wine, and oil—the young of your herds, and the newborn of your flocks, in the land He swore to your fathers that He would give you.

1 Samuel 6:7

“Now then, prepare one new cart and two milk cows that have never been yoked. Hitch the cows to the cart, but take their calves away and pen them up.

Animals » Names of » Conies, rock rabbits

Psalm 104:18

The high mountains are for the wild goats;
the cliffs are a refuge for hyraxes.

Proverbs 30:26

hyraxes are not a mighty people,
yet they make their homes in the cliffs;

Animals » Ordained as food for man

Genesis 9:2-3

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority. Every living creature will be food for you; as [I gave] the green plants, I have given you everything.

Leviticus 11:9

“This is what you may eat from all that is in the water: You may eat everything in the water that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or streams.

Leviticus 11:21-22

But you may eat these kinds of all the winged insects that walk on all fours: those that have jointed legs above their feet for hopping on the ground. You may eat these: the various kinds of locust, the various kinds of katydid, the various kinds of cricket, and the various kinds of grasshopper.

Deuteronomy 14:4-6

These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roe deer, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep. You may eat any animal that has hooves divided in two and chews the cud.

Animals » Lions » Mice

Isaiah 66:17

“Those who dedicate and purify themselves to enter the groves following their leader, eating meat from pigs, vermin, and rats, will perish together.”This is the Lord’s declaration.

Leviticus 11:29

“These creatures that swarm on the ground are unclean for you:the weasel, the mouse,
any kind of large lizard,

1 Samuel 6:4

They asked, “What restitution offering should we send back to Him?”And they answered, “Five gold tumors and five gold mice corresponding to the number of Philistine rulers, since there was one plague for both you and your rulers.

Animals » Humaneness to (toward animals and other creatures)

Exodus 23:5

“If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying helpless under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.

Deuteronomy 22:6

“If you come across a bird’s nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.

Luke 14:5

And to them, He said, “Which of you whose son or ox falls into a well, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?”

Animals » God's control of

Isaiah 11:6

The wolf will live with the lamb,
and the leopard will lie down with the goat.
The calf, the young lion, and the fatling will be together,
and a child will lead them.

Isaiah 11:8

An infant will play beside the cobra’s pit,
and a toddler will put his hand into a snake’s den.

Isaiah 35:9

There will be no lion there,
and no vicious beast will go up on it;
they will not be found there.
But the redeemed will walk on it,

Animals » Lions » Vipers, poisonous serpents

Isaiah 30:6

An oracle about the animals of the Negev:Through a land of trouble and distress,
of lioness and lion,
of viper and flying serpent,
they carry their wealth on the backs of donkeys
and their treasures on the humps of camels,
to a people who will not help them.

Job 20:16

He will suck the poison of cobras;
a viper’s fangs will kill him.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch viper’s eggs
and weave spider’s webs.
Whoever eats their eggs will die;
crack one open, and a viper is hatched.

Animals » Nature of

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like a horse or mule,
without understanding,
that must be controlled with bit and bridle
or else it will not come near you.

Ecclesiastes 3:18-21

I said to myself, "This happens concerning people, so that God may test them and they may see for themselves that they are like animals." For the fate of people and the fate of animals is the same. As one dies, so dies the other; they all have the same breath. People have no advantage over animals, for everything is futile. All are going to the same place; all come from dust, and all return to dust. read more.
Who knows if the spirit of people rises upward and the spirit of animals goes downward to the earth?

Animals » Two of every sort preserved in the ark

Genesis 6:19-20

You are also to bring into the ark two of every living thing of all flesh, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of everything-from the birds according to their kinds, from the livestock according to their kinds, and from every animal that crawls on the ground according to its kind-will come to you so that you can keep them alive.

Genesis 7:2-3

You are to take with you seven pairs, a male and its female, of all the clean animals, and two of the animals that are not clean, a male and its female, and seven pairs, male and female, of the birds of the sky-in order to keep offspring alive on the face of the whole earth.

Genesis 7:5

And Noah did everything that the Lord commanded him.

Genesis 7:9

two of each, male and female, entered the ark with Noah, just as God had commanded him.

Genesis 7:11

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the sources of the watery depths burst open, the floodgates of the sky were opened,

More verses: Genesis 8:19

Animals » Possessed of devils

Matthew 8:31-32

"If You drive us out," the demons begged Him, "send us into the herd of pigs." "Go!" He told them. So when they had come out, they entered the pigs. And suddenly the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the sea and perished in the water.

Mark 5:13

And He gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits came out and entered the pigs, and the herd of about 2,000 rushed down the steep bank into the sea and drowned there.

Luke 8:33

The demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.

Animals » Names of » Elephants

1 Kings 10:22

for the king had ships of Tarshish at sea with Hiram’s fleet, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Job 40:15

Look at Behemoth,
which I made along with you.
He eats grass like an ox.

Animals » Suffered the plagues of egypt

Exodus 8:17

And they did this. Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and when he struck the dust of the earth, gnats were on man and beast. All the dust of the earth became gnats throughout the land of Egypt.

Exodus 9:9-10

It will become fine dust over the entire land of Egypt. It will become festering boils on people and animals throughout the land of Egypt." So they took furnace soot and stood before Pharaoh. Moses threw it toward heaven, and it became festering boils on man and beast.

Exodus 9:19

Therefore give orders to bring your livestock and all that you have in the field into shelters. Every person and animal that is in the field and not brought inside will die when the hail falls on them.”

Exodus 11:5

and every firstborn male in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the firstborn of the servant girl who is behind the millstones, as well as every firstborn of the livestock.

Animals » Creations of

Genesis 1:24

Then God said, “Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so.

Genesis 2:19

So the Lord God formed out of the ground every wild animal and every bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.

Jeremiah 27:5

By My great strength and outstretched arm, I made the earth, and the people, and animals on the face of the earth. I give it to anyone I please.

Animals » Facts about breeding

Genesis 30:35-43

That day Laban removed the streaked and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats-every one that had any white on it-and every dark-colored sheep among the lambs, and he placed his sons in charge of them. He put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob. Jacob, meanwhile, was shepherding the rest of Laban's flock. Jacob then took branches of fresh poplar, almond, and plane wood, and peeled [the bark], exposing white stripes on the branches. read more.
He set the peeled branches in the troughs in front of the sheep-in the water channels where the sheep came to drink. And the sheep bred when they came to drink. The flocks bred in front of the branches and bore streaked, speckled, and spotted young. Jacob separated the lambs and made the flocks face the streaked and the completely dark sheep in Laban's flocks. Then he set his own stock apart and didn't put them with Laban's sheep. Whenever the stronger of the flock were breeding, Jacob placed the branches in the troughs, in full view of the flocks, and they would breed in front of the branches. As for the weaklings of the flocks, he did not put out the branches. So it turned out that the weak sheep belonged to Laban and the stronger ones to Jacob. And the man became very rich. He had many flocks, male and female slaves, and camels and donkeys.

Genesis 31:8-9

If he said, 'The spotted sheep will be your wages,' then all the sheep were born spotted. If he said, 'The streaked sheep will be your wages,' then all the sheep were born streaked. God has taken your father's herds and given them to me.

Animals » Offered in sacrifice

Genesis 7:2-8

You are to take with you seven pairs, a male and its female, of all the clean animals, and two of the animals that are not clean, a male and its female, and seven pairs, male and female, of the birds of the sky-in order to keep offspring alive on the face of the whole earth. Seven days from now I will make it rain on the earth 40 days and 40 nights, and I will wipe off the face of the earth every living thing I have made." read more.
And Noah did everything that the Lord commanded him. Noah was 600 years old when the deluge came [and] water covered the earth. So Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives entered the ark because of the waters of the deluge. From the clean animals, unclean animals, birds, and every creature that crawls on the ground,

Animals » Cruelty to » Houghing horses

2 Samuel 8:4

David captured 1,700 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers from him, and he hamstrung all the horses and kept 100 chariots.

1 Chronicles 18:4

David captured 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers from him, hamstrung all the horses, and kept 100 chariots.

Animals » Lions » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Animals » Names of » Chameleon

Leviticus 11:30

the gecko, the monitor lizard,
the common lizard, the skink,
and the chameleon.

Animals » Names of » Ferret

Leviticus 11:30

the gecko, the monitor lizard,
the common lizard, the skink,
and the chameleon.

Animals » Lions » Lizards

Leviticus 11:30

the gecko, the monitor lizard,
the common lizard, the skink,
and the chameleon.

Animals » Lions » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

“These creatures that swarm on the ground are unclean for you:the weasel, the mouse,
any kind of large lizard,

Animals » Under the curse

Genesis 3:14

Then the Lord God said to the serpent:Because you have done this,
you are cursed more than any livestock
and more than any wild animal.
You will move on your belly
and eat dust all the days of your life.

Genesis 6:7

Then the Lord said, “I will wipe off from the face of the earth mankind, whom I created, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky—for I regret that I made them.”

Animals » Names of » Greyhound

Proverbs 30:31

a strutting rooster, a goat,
and a king at the head of his army.

Animals » Names of » Hare

Leviticus 11:6

the hare, though it chews the cud,
does not have hooves—it is unclean for you;

Animals » Names of » Apes

1 Kings 10:22

for the king had ships of Tarshish at sea with Hiram’s fleet, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Animals » Perish at death

Animals » Cruelty to » balaam

Numbers 22:22-33

But God was incensed that Balaam was going, and the Angel of the Lord took His stand on the path to oppose him. Balaam was riding his donkey, and his two servants were with him. When the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord standing on the path with a drawn sword in His hand, she turned off the path and went into the field. So Balaam hit her to return her to the path. Then the Angel of the Lord stood in a narrow passage between the vineyards, with a stone wall on either side. read more.
The donkey saw the Angel of the Lord and pressed herself against the wall, squeezing Balaam's foot against it. So he hit her once again. The Angel of the Lord went ahead and stood in a narrow place where there was no room to turn to the right or the left. When the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord, she crouched down under Balaam. So he became furious and beat the donkey with his stick. Then the Lord opened the donkey's mouth, and she asked Balaam, "What have I done to you that you have beaten me these three times?" Balaam answered the donkey, "You made me look like a fool. If I had a sword in my hand, I'd kill you now!" But the donkey said, "Am I not the donkey you've ridden all your life until today? Have I ever treated you this way before?" "No," he replied. Then the Lord opened Balaam's eyes, and he saw the Angel of the Lord standing in the path with a drawn sword in His hand. Balaam knelt and bowed with his face [to the ground]. The Angel of the Lord asked him, "Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? Look, I came out to oppose you, because what you are doing is evil in My sight. The donkey saw Me and turned away from Me these three times. If she had not turned away from Me, I would have killed you by now and let her live."

Animals » Names of » Boars

Psalm 80:13

The boar from the forest tears it
and creatures of the field feed on it.

Animals » Belong to God

Psalm 50:10-12

for every animal of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine. If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world and everything in it is Mine.

Animals » Kindness to: instances of » People of gerar, in providing tents for cattle

2 Chronicles 14:15

They also attacked the tents of the herdsmen and captured many sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

Animals » Names of » Behemoth

Job 40:15

Look at Behemoth,
which I made along with you.
He eats grass like an ox.

Animals » Paul contends with

Animals » Kindness to: instances of » Jacob, in erecting booths for his cattle

Genesis 33:17

but Jacob went on to Succoth. He built a house for himself and stalls for his livestock; that is why the place was called Succoth.

Animals » Menstruation of

Jeremiah 2:24

a wild donkey at home in the wilderness.
She sniffs the wind in the heat of her desire.
Who can control her passion?
All who look for her will not become tired;
they will find her in her mating season.

Animals » Food of

Genesis 1:30

for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth—everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Animals » Named

Genesis 2:20

The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the sky, and to every wild animal; but for the man no helper was found as his complement.

Idolatry » Objects of » Animals

Meat » Animals

Genesis 9:1-4

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority. Every living creature will be food for you; as [I gave] the green plants, I have given you everything. read more.
However, you must not eat meat with its lifeblood in it.

Wicked people » Compared with » Animals

2 Peter 2:12

But these people, like irrational animals—creatures of instinct born to be caught and destroyed—speak blasphemies about things they don’t understand, and in their destruction they too will be destroyed,

Topics on Animals

A Thousand Animals

1 Samuel 25:2

A man in Maon had a business in Carmel; he was a very rich man with 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats and was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

Animals Cut In Pieces

Exodus 29:17

Cut the ram into pieces. Wash its entrails and shanks, and place them with its head and its pieces on the altar.

Animals Eating

Exodus 22:5

“When a man lets a field or vineyard be grazed in, and then allows his animals to go and graze in someone else’s field, he must repay with the best of his own field or vineyard.

Animals Eating People

Genesis 37:20

Come on, let’s kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal ate him. Then we’ll see what becomes of his dreams!”

Animals Falling

Exodus 21:33

“When a man uncovers a pit or digs a pit, and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls into it,

Animals Forsaking

Job 39:14

She abandons her eggs on the ground
and lets them be warmed in the sand.

Animals Going Astray

Exodus 23:4

“If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.

Animals Killing

1 Kings 13:24

When he left, a lion attacked him along the way and killed him. His corpse was thrown on the road, and the donkey was standing beside it; the lion was standing beside the corpse too.

Animals Mating

Genesis 30:38

He set the peeled branches in the troughs in front of the sheep—in the water channels where the sheep came to drink. And the sheep bred when they came to drink.

Animals Multiplying

Genesis 1:22

So God blessed them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”

Animals Torn To Pieces

Genesis 31:39

I did not bring you any of the flock torn by wild beasts; I myself bore the loss. You demanded payment from me for what was stolen by day or by night.

Animals, Care For

Genesis 9:8-10

Then God said to Noah and his sons with him,

Animals, Cruelty Towards

Genesis 33:13-15

Jacob replied, “My lord knows that the children are weak, and I have nursing sheep and cattle. If they are driven hard for one day, the whole herd will die.

Animals, Figurative Use

Genesis 49:9-14

Judah is a young lion
my son, you return from the kill.
He crouches; he lies down like a lion
or a lioness—who dares to rouse him?

Animals, religious role of

Zephaniah 1:3

I will sweep away man and animal;
I will sweep away the birds of the sky
and the fish of the sea,
and the ruins along with the wicked.
I will cut off mankind
from the face of the earth.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Animals, Types Of

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Beating Animals

Numbers 22:23

When the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord standing on the path with a drawn sword in His hand, she turned off the path and went into the field. So Balaam hit her to return her to the path.

Black Animals

Genesis 30:32

Let me go through all your sheep today and remove every sheep that is speckled or spotted, every dark-colored sheep among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the female goats. Such will be my wages.

Bodies Of Animals

Exodus 12:46

It is to be eaten in one house. You may not take any of the meat outside the house, and you may not break any of its bones.

Both Men And Animals Affected

Ezekiel 29:11

No human foot will pass through it, and no animal foot will pass through it. It will be uninhabited for 40 years.

Both Men And Animals Killed

Genesis 6:7

Then the Lord said, “I will wipe off from the face of the earth mankind, whom I created, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky—for I regret that I made them.”

Both Men And Animals Saved

Ezekiel 36:11

I will fill you with people and animals, and they will increase and be fruitful. I will make you inhabited as you once were and make you better off than you were before. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.

Clean Animals

Song of Solomon 6:6

Your teeth are like a flock of ewes
coming up from washing,
each one having a twin,
and not one missing.

Corpses Of Animals

Exodus 21:35

“When a man’s ox injures his neighbor’s ox and it dies, they must sell the live ox and divide its proceeds; they must also divide the dead animal.

Fat Animals

Genesis 41:2

when seven healthy-looking, well-fed cows came up from the Nile and began to graze among the reeds.

Fat Of Animals

Leviticus 7:23

“Tell the Israelites: You are not to eat any fat of an ox, a sheep, or a goat.

Fear And Animals

Genesis 9:2

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.

Feeding Animals

Genesis 24:25

She also said to him, “We have plenty of straw and feed and a place to spend the night.”

Female Animals

Numbers 15:27

“If one person sins unintentionally, he is to present a year-old female goat as a sin offering.

Five Animals

Exodus 22:1

“When a man steals an ox or a sheep and butchers it or sells it, he must repay five cattle for the ox or four sheep for the sheep.

Killing Domesticated Animals

Exodus 12:29

Now at midnight the Lord struck every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the prisoner who was in the dungeon, and every firstborn of the livestock.

Killing Wild Animals

Nahum 2:13

Beware, I am against you.
This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
I will make your chariots go up in smoke
and the sword will devour your young lions.
I will cut off your prey from the earth,
and the sound of your messengers
will never be heard again.

Male And Female Animals

Leviticus 3:1

“If his offering is a fellowship sacrifice, and he is presenting an animal from the herd, whether male or female, he must present one without blemish before the Lord.

Male Animals

Leviticus 22:19

must offer an unblemished male from the cattle, sheep, or goats in order for you to be accepted.

Miscarrying Animals

Genesis 31:38

I’ve been with you these 20 years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, and I have not eaten the rams from your flock.

Putting Animals Down

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel beside a well of water outside the town at evening. This was the time when the women went out to draw water.

Red Animals

Numbers 19:2

“This is the legal statute that the Lord has commanded: Instruct the Israelites to bring you an unblemished red cow that has no defect and has never been yoked.

Relation Of Animals To Man

Genesis 9:2

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.

Rules About Killing Animals

Exodus 13:13

You must redeem every firstborn of a donkey with a flock animal, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. However, you must redeem every firstborn among your sons.

Satan, Compared With Animals

Psalm 91:3

He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net,
from the destructive plague.

Separating Animals

Genesis 30:40

Jacob separated the lambs and made the flocks face the streaked and the completely dark sheep in Laban’s flocks. Then he set his own stock apart and didn’t put them with Laban’s sheep.

Seven Animals

Genesis 7:2

You are to take with you seven pairs, a male and its female, of all the clean animals, and two of the animals that are not clean, a male and its female,

Sick Animals

Malachi 1:8

“When you present a blind animal for sacrifice, is it not wrong? And when you present a lame or sick animal, is it not wrong? Bring it to your governor! Would he be pleased with you or show you favor?” asks the Lord of Hosts.

Strength Of Animals

Genesis 30:41

Whenever the stronger of the flock were breeding, Jacob placed the branches in the troughs, in full view of the flocks, and they would breed in front of the branches.

Taking Animals

Genesis 30:35

That day Laban removed the streaked and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats—every one that had any white on it—and every dark-colored one among the lambs, and he placed his sons in charge of them.

Ten Animals

Genesis 24:10

The servant took 10 of his master’s camels and departed with all kinds of his master’s goods in hand. Then he set out for Nahor’s town Aram-naharaim.

Thighs Of Animals

Exodus 29:22

“Take the fat from the ram, the fat tail, the fat covering the entrails, the fatty lobe of the liver, the two kidneys and the fat on them, and the right thigh (since this is a ram for ordination);

Three Animals

1 Samuel 10:3

“You will proceed from there until you come to the oak of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there, one bringing three goats, one bringing three loaves of bread, and one bringing a skin of wine.

Twelve Animals

Numbers 7:87

All the livestock for the burnt offering totaled 12 bulls, 12 rams, and 12 male lambs a year old, with their grain offerings, and 12 male goats for the sin offering.

Two Animals

Genesis 6:19

You are also to bring into the ark two of all the living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you.

Unclean Animals

Genesis 7:2

You are to take with you seven pairs, a male and its female, of all the clean animals, and two of the animals that are not clean, a male and its female,

Weak Animals

Genesis 30:42

As for the weaklings of the flocks, he did not put out the branches. So it turned out that the weak sheep belonged to Laban and the stronger ones to Jacob.

Wild Animals Devouring

Genesis 37:20

Come on, let’s kill him and throw him into one of the pits. We can say that a vicious animal ate him. Then we’ll see what becomes of his dreams!”

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