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Theasaurus: Bears

8 Bible Verses about Bears

Most Relevant Verses

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.

Proverbs 17:12

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

Daniel 7:5

“Suddenly, another beast appeared, a second one, that looked like a bear. It was raised up on one side, with three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up! Gorge yourself on flesh.’

Revelation 13:2

The beast I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like a bear’s, and his mouth was like a lion’s mouth. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

Isaiah 11:7

The cow and the bear will graze,
their young ones will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

Job 9:9

He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion,
the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky.

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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

Bears » Illustrative of » God in his judgments

Lamentations 3:10

?DaletHe is a bear waiting in ambush,
a lion in hiding.

Hosea 13:8

I will attack them
like a bear robbed of her cubs
and tear open the rib cage over their hearts.
I will devour them there like a lioness,
like a wild beast that would rip them open.

Bears » Particularly fierce when deprived of its young

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.

Proverbs 17:12

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

Bears » Often attacks men

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.

Amos 5:19

It will be like a man who flees from a lion
only to have a bear confront him.
He goes home and rests his hand against the wall
only to have a snake bite him.

Bears » Described as » Cunning

Lamentations 3:10

?DaletHe is a bear waiting in ambush,
a lion in hiding.

Bears » Miraculously killed by david

1 Samuel 17:36-37

Your servant has killed lions and bears; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God." Then David said, "The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and may the Lord be with you."

Bears » Illustrative of » The kingdom of antiChrist

Revelation 13:2

The beast I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like a bear’s, and his mouth was like a lion’s mouth. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

Bears » Illustrative of » Wicked rulers

Bears » Attacks the flock in the presence of the shepherd

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,

Bears » Growls when annoyed

Isaiah 59:11

We all growl like bears
and moan like doves.
We hope for justice, but there is none;
for salvation, but it is far from us.

Bears » Inhabits woods

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.

Bears » Illustrative of » The natural man

Isaiah 11:7

The cow and the bear will graze,
their young ones will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

Bears » Illustrative of » The kingdom of the medes

Daniel 7:5

“Suddenly, another beast appeared, a second one, that looked like a bear. It was raised up on one side, with three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up! Gorge yourself on flesh.’

Bears » Described as » Voracious

Daniel 7:5

“Suddenly, another beast appeared, a second one, that looked like a bear. It was raised up on one side, with three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, ‘Get up! Gorge yourself on flesh.’

Bears » Described as » Cruel

Amos 5:19

It will be like a man who flees from a lion
only to have a bear confront him.
He goes home and rests his hand against the wall
only to have a snake bite him.

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