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34 Bible Verses about Beasts

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Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the beasts of the south: Through a land of trouble and anguish, whence come the lioness and lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to

Daniel 7:11

I beheld therefore, because of the voice of the great words that the horn spoke; I beheld till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed, and it was given up to be burned with fire.

Daniel 7:17

These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, that shall arise out of the earth.

Daniel 7:19

Then I desired to know the certainty concerning the fourth beast, which was different from them all, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and its nails of brass; which devoured, broke in pieces, and stamped the rest with its feet;

Daniel 8:4

I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward, and no beast could stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; and he did according to his will, and became great.

Acts 10:12

in which were all the quadrupeds and creeping things of the earth, and the fowls of the heaven.

Revelation 4:6-9

and before the throne, as a glass sea, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, four living creatures, full of eyes, before and behind; and the first living creature like a lion, and the second living creature like a calf, and the third living creature having the face as of a man, and the fourth living creature like a flying eagle. And the four living creatures, each one of them having respectively six wings; round and within they are full of eyes; and they cease not day and night saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and who is, and who is to come.read more.
And when the living creatures shall give glory and honour and thanksgiving to him that sits upon the throne, who lives to the ages of ages,

Revelation 5:6-14

And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God which are sent into all the earth: and it came and took it out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when it took the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, having each a harp and golden bowls full of incenses, which are the prayers of the saints.read more.
And they sing a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open its seals; because thou hast been slain, and hast redeemed to God, by thy blood, out of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation, and made them to our God kings and priests; and they shall reign over the earth. And I saw, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and their number was ten thousands of ten thousands and thousands of thousands; saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that has been slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in the heaven and upon the earth and under the earth, and those that are upon the sea, and all things in them, heard I saying, To him that sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb, blessing, and honour, and glory, and might, to the ages of ages. And the four living creatures said, Amen; and the elders fell down and did homage.

Revelation 6:1-7

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as a voice of thunder, Come and see. And I saw: and behold, a white horse, and he that sat upon it having a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went forth conquering and that he might conquer. And when it opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come and see.read more.
And another, a red horse, went forth; and to him that sat upon it, to him it was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another; and there was given to him a great sword. And when it opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come and see. And I saw: and behold, a black horse, and he that sat upon it having a balance in his hand. And I heard as a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenixes of barley for a denarius: and do not injure the oil and the wine. And when it opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, Come and see.

Revelation 7:11

And all the angels stood around the throne, and the elders, and the four living creatures, and fell before the throne upon their faces, and worshipped God,

Revelation 11:7

And when they shall have completed their testimony, the beast who comes up out of the abyss shall make war with them, and shall conquer them, and shall kill them:

Revelation 14:3-9

and they sing a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one could learn that song save the hundred and forty-four thousand who were bought from the earth. These are they who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins: these are they who follow the Lamb wheresoever it goes. These have been bought from men as first-fruits to God and to the Lamb: and in their mouths was no lie found; for they are blameless.read more.
And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven, having the everlasting glad tidings to announce to those settled on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give him glory, for the hour of his judgment has come; and do homage to him who has made the heaven and the earth and the sea and fountains of waters. And another, a second, angel followed, saying, Great Babylon has fallen, has fallen, which of the wine of the fury of her fornication has made all nations drink. And another, a third, angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any one do homage to the beast and its image, and receive a mark upon his forehead or upon his hand,

Revelation 15:2

And I saw as a glass sea, mingled with fire, and those that had gained the victory over the beast, and over its image, and over the number of its name, standing upon the glass sea, having harps of God.

Revelation 16:2-10

And the first went and poured out his bowl on the earth; and there came an evil and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and those who worshipped its image. And the second poured out his bowl on the sea; and it became blood, as of a dead man; and every living soul died in the sea. And the third poured out his bowl on the rivers, and on the fountains of waters; and they became blood.read more.
And I heard the angel of the waters saying, Thou art righteous, who art and wast, the holy one, that thou hast judged so; for they have poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; they are worthy. And I heard the altar saying, Yea, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. And the fourth poured out his bowl on the sun; and it was given to it to burn men with fire. And the men were burnt with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, who had authority over these plagues, and did not repent to give him glory. And the fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast; and its kingdom became darkened; and they gnawed their tongues with distress,

Revelation 19:4-19

And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and did homage to God who sits upon the throne, saying, Amen, Hallelujah. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his bondmen, and ye that fear him, small and great. And I heard as a voice of a great crowd, and as a voice of many waters, and as a voice of strong thunders, saying, Hallelujah, for the Lord our God the Almighty has taken to himself kingly power.read more.
Let us rejoice and exult, and give him glory; for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready. And it was given to her that she should be clothed in fine linen, bright and pure; for the fine linen is the righteousnesses of the saints. And he says to me, Write, Blessed are they who are called to the supper of the marriage of the Lamb. And he says to me, These are the true words of God. And I fell before his feet to do him homage. And he says to me, See thou do it not. I am thy fellow-bondman, and the fellow-bondman of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Do homage to God. For the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus. And I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and one sitting on it, called Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war in righteousness. And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head many diadems, having a name written which no one knows but himself; and he is clothed with a garment dipped in blood; and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which are in the heaven followed him upon white horses, clad in white, pure, fine linen. And out of his mouth goes a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he might smite the nations; and he shall shepherd them with an iron rod; and he treads the wine-press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he has upon his garment, and upon his thigh, a name written, King of kings, and Lord of lords. And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in mid-heaven, Come, gather yourselves to the great supper of God, that ye may eat flesh of kings, and flesh of chiliarchs, and flesh of strong men, and flesh of horses and of those that sit upon them, and flesh of all, both free and bond, and small and great. And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against him that sat upon the horse, and against his army.

Revelation 20:4-10

And I saw thrones; and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them; and the souls of those beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus, and on account of the word of God; and those who had not done homage to the beast nor to his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and hand; and they lived and reigned with the Christ a thousand years: the rest of the dead did not live till the thousand years had been completed. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy he who has part in the first resurrection: over these the second death has no power; but they shall be priests of God and of the Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.read more.
And when the thousand years have been completed, Satan shall be loosed from his prison, and shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to the war, whose number is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of the heaven and devoured them. And the devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where are both the beast and the false prophet; and they shall be tormented day and night for the ages of ages.

Revelation 6:1-8

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as a voice of thunder, Come and see. And I saw: and behold, a white horse, and he that sat upon it having a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went forth conquering and that he might conquer. And when it opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, Come and see.read more.
And another, a red horse, went forth; and to him that sat upon it, to him it was given to take peace from the earth, and that they should slay one another; and there was given to him a great sword. And when it opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature saying, Come and see. And I saw: and behold, a black horse, and he that sat upon it having a balance in his hand. And I heard as a voice in the midst of the four living creatures saying, A choenix of wheat for a denarius, and three choenixes of barley for a denarius: and do not injure the oil and the wine. And when it opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, Come and see. And I saw: and behold, a pale horse, and he that sat upon it, his name was Death, and hades followed with him; and authority was given to him over the fourth of the earth to slay with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and by the beasts of the earth.

Revelation 14:3

and they sing a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders. And no one could learn that song save the hundred and forty-four thousand who were bought from the earth.

Revelation 15:7

And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls, full of the fury of God, who lives to the ages of ages.

Isaiah 27:1

In that day Jehovah, with his sore and great and strong sword, will visit leviathan the fleeing serpent, and leviathan the crooked serpent; and he will slay the monster that is in the sea.

Job 40:15-24

See now the behemoth, which I made with thee: he eateth grass as an ox. Behold now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the muscles of his belly. He bendeth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are woven together.read more.
His bones are tubes of bronze, his members are like bars of iron. He is the chief of God's ways: he that made him gave him his sword. For the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. He lieth under lotus-bushes, in the covert of the reed and fen: Lotus-bushes cover him with their shade; the willows of the brook surround him. Lo, the river overfloweth he startleth not: he is confident though a Jordan break forth against his mouth. Shall he be taken in front? will they pierce through his nose in the trap?

Leviticus 11:3

Whatever hath cloven hoofs, and feet quite split open, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts that shall ye eat.

Jeremiah 12:4

How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of all the fields wither? Because of the wickedness of them that dwell therein, the beasts and the birds perish; for they say, He will not see our end.

Genesis 7:2-3

Of all clean beasts thou shalt take to thee by sevens, a male and its female; but of the beasts that are not clean two, a male and its female. Also of the fowl of the heavens by sevens, male and female; to keep seed alive on the face of all the earth.

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowl of the mountains, and the roaming creatures of the field are mine:

Leviticus 26:22

And I will send the beasts of the field among you, that they may rob you of your children, and cut off your cattle, and make you few in number; and your streets shall be desolate.

1 Corinthians 15:32

If, to speak after the manner of man, I have fought with beasts in Ephesus, what is the profit to me if those that are dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.

Job 12:7-8

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee; Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

Job 37:8

And the wild beast goeth into its lair, and they remain in their dens.

Job 35:11

Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowl of the heavens?

From Thematic Bible


Beasts » Often used as instruments of punishment

Deuteronomy 32:24

They shall be consumed with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, And with poisonous pestilence; And the teeth of beasts will I send against them, With the poison of what crawleth in the dust.

Leviticus 26:22

And I will send the beasts of the field among you, that they may rob you of your children, and cut off your cattle, and make you few in number; and your streets shall be desolate.

Ezekiel 5:17

And I will send upon you famine and evil beasts, which shall bereave thee of children; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee: I, Jehovah, have spoken.

Jeremiah 15:3

For I will visit them with four kinds of punishments, saith Jehovah: the sword to slay, and dogs to tear, and the fowl of the heavens, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and to destroy.

Beasts » Subjection of

James 3:7

For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species;

Genesis 9:2

And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth on the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered.

Psalm 8:6

Thou hast made him to rule over the works of thy hands; thou hast put everything under his feet:

Hebrews 2:8

thou hast subjected all things under his feet. For in subjecting all things to him, he has left nothing unsubject to him. But now we see not yet all things subjected to him,

Beasts » Not to be eaten alive or with blood

Deuteronomy 12:16

Only, ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.

Deuteronomy 12:23

Only, be sure that thou eat not the blood; for the blood is the life, and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh;

Beasts » Often cut off for the sins of men

Exodus 11:5

And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sitteth on his throne, even unto the firstborn of the bondwoman that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of cattle.

Genesis 6:7

And Jehovah said, I will destroy Man, whom I have created, from the earth from man to cattle, to creeping things, and to fowl of the heavens; for I repent that I have made them.

Genesis 7:23

And every living being was destroyed that was on the ground, both man, and cattle, and creeping things, and fowl of the heavens; and they were destroyed from the earth. And Noah alone remained, and what was with him in the ark.

Hosea 4:3

For this shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowl of the heavens, yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Beasts » That died naturally or were torn, not to be eaten

Exodus 22:31

And ye shall be holy men unto me; and ye shall not eat flesh torn in the field: ye shall cast it to the dog.

Leviticus 17:15

And every soul that eateth of a dead carcase, or of that which was torn, be it one home-born, or a stranger, he shall wash his clothes, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the even: then he shall be clean.

Beasts » Illustrative of » Persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me, and gave me power, that through me the proclamation might be fully made, and all those of the nations should hear; and I was delivered out of the lion's mouth.

1 Corinthians 15:32

If, to speak after the manner of man, I have fought with beasts in Ephesus, what is the profit to me if those that are dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.

Beasts » Unclean » Not eaten

Leviticus 11:4-8

Only these shall ye not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those with cloven hoofs: the camel, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs it shall be unclean unto you; and the rock-badger, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs it shall be unclean unto you; and the hare, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs it shall be unclean unto you; read more.
and the swine, for it hath cloven hoofs, and feet quite split open, but it cheweth not the cud it shall be unclean unto you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch: they shall be unclean unto you.

Deuteronomy 1:7-8

Turn and take your journey, and go to the hill-country of the Amorites, and unto all the neighbouring places in the plain, in the mountain, and in the lowland, and in the south, and by the seaside, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates. Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which Jehovah swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.

Beasts » Clean » Sheep

Deuteronomy 7:13

and he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee, and will bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy ground, thy corn and thy new wine, and thine oil, the offspring of thy kine, and the increase of thy sheep, in the land which he swore unto thy fathers to give thee.

Deuteronomy 14:4

These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat;

Beasts » Clean » Used for food

Leviticus 11:2

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the animals which ye shall eat of all the beasts which are on the earth.

Deuteronomy 12:15

Nevertheless, according to all the desire of thy soul thou mayest slay and eat flesh in all thy gates, according to the blessing of Jehovah thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the gazelle, and the hart.

Beasts » Clean and unclean

Deuteronomy 14:3-20

Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing. These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat; the hart, and the gazelle, and the stag, and the wild goat, and the dishon and the oryx, and the wild sheep. read more.
And every beast that hath cloven hoofs, and the feet quite split open into double hoofs, and which cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that ye shall eat. Only these ye shall not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those with hoofs cloven and split open: the camel, and the hare, and the rock-badger; for they chew the cud, but have not cloven hoofs they shall be unclean unto you; and the swine, for it hath cloven hoofs, yet cheweth not the cud it shall be unclean unto you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch. These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales shall ye eat; but whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye shall not eat: it shall be unclean unto you. All clean birds shall ye eat. But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle, and the falcon, and the kite, and the black kite after its kind; and every raven after its kind; and the female ostrich, and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk after its kind; the owl, and the ibis and the swan, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the gannet, and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. And every winged crawling thing shall be unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten. All clean fowls shall ye eat.

Beasts » Illustrative of » AntiChrist

Revelation 20:4

And I saw thrones; and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them; and the souls of those beheaded on account of the testimony of Jesus, and on account of the word of God; and those who had not done homage to the beast nor to his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and hand; and they lived and reigned with the Christ a thousand years:

Revelation 13:2

And the beast which I saw was like to a leopardess, and its feet as of a bear, and its mouth as a lion's mouth; and the dragon gave to it his power, and his throne, and great authority;

Beasts » Domestic » Not to be cruelly used

Numbers 22:27-32

And the ass saw the Angel of Jehovah, and lay down under Balaam; and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with his staff. And Jehovah opened the mouth of the ass, and she said to Balaam, What have I done to thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? And Balaam said to the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill thee! read more.
And the ass said to Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine to this day? was I ever wont to do so to thee? And he said, No. Then Jehovah opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the Angel of Jehovah standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed and prostrated himself on his face. And the Angel of Jehovah said to him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, it was I who came forth to withstand thee, for the way thou walkest in is for ruin before me.

Beasts » Domestic » To be taken care of

Leviticus 25:7

and for the beasts that are in thy land: all the produce thereof shall be for food.

Beasts » Unclean » Hare

Leviticus 11:6

and the hare, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs it shall be unclean unto you;

Deuteronomy 14:7

Only these ye shall not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those with hoofs cloven and split open: the camel, and the hare, and the rock-badger; for they chew the cud, but have not cloven hoofs they shall be unclean unto you;

Beasts » Unclean » Fox

Psalm 63:10

They shall be given over to the power of the sword; they shall be the portion of foxes.

Song of Songs 2:5

Sustain ye me with raisin-cakes, Refresh me with apples; For I am sick of love.

Beasts » Clean » How distinguished

Leviticus 11:3

Whatever hath cloven hoofs, and feet quite split open, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts that shall ye eat.

Deuteronomy 14:6

And every beast that hath cloven hoofs, and the feet quite split open into double hoofs, and which cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that ye shall eat.

Beasts » Exposure to wild

1 Corinthians 15:32

If, to speak after the manner of man, I have fought with beasts in Ephesus, what is the profit to me if those that are dead do not rise? let us eat and drink; for to-morrow we die.

Daniel 6:16

Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. The king spoke and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will save thee.

Beasts » Clean » Roebuck

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart, and the gazelle, and the stag, and the wild goat, and the dishon and the oryx, and the wild sheep.

2 Samuel 2:18

And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel. Now Asahel was swift of foot, as one of the gazelles that are in the field.

Beasts » Domestic » To enjoy the sabbath

Exodus 20:10

but the seventh day is the sabbath of Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy bondman, nor thy handmaid, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.

Deuteronomy 5:14

but the seventh day is the sabbath of Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy bondman, nor thy handmaid, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy sojourner that is within thy gates; that thy bondman and thy handmaid may rest as well as thou.

Beasts » Clean » Ox

Deuteronomy 14:4

These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat;

Exodus 21:28

And if an ox gore a man or a woman, so that they die, then the ox shall certainly be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be guiltless.

Beasts » Unclean » Camel

Leviticus 11:4

Only these shall ye not eat of those that chew the cud, or of those with cloven hoofs: the camel, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs it shall be unclean unto you;

Genesis 24:64

And Rebecca lifted up her eyes and saw Isaac, and she sprang off the camel.

Beasts » Unclean » Mouse

Isaiah 66:17

They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one in the midst; that eat swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall perish together, saith Jehovah.

Leviticus 11:29

And these shall be unclean unto you among the crawling things which crawl on the earth: the mole, and the field-mouse, and the lizard, after its kind;

Beasts » Unclean » Mule

2 Samuel 13:29

And the servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and they rode each upon his mule and fled.

1 Kings 10:25

And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing, and armour, and spices, horses and mules, a rate year by year.

Beasts » Unclean » Coney

Leviticus 11:5

and the rock-badger, for it cheweth the cud, but hath not cloven hoofs it shall be unclean unto you;

Psalm 104:18

The high mountains are for the wild goats; the cliffs, a refuge for the rock-badgers.

Beasts » Unclean » Mole

Leviticus 11:30

and the groaning lizard, and the great red lizard, and the climbing lizard, and the chomet, and the chameleon.

Isaiah 2:20

In that day men shall cast away their idols of silver and their idols of gold, which they made each for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

Beasts » Unclean » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

and the swine, for it hath cloven hoofs, and feet quite split open, but it cheweth not the cud it shall be unclean unto you.

Isaiah 66:17

They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one in the midst; that eat swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall perish together, saith Jehovah.

Beasts » Many kinds of, noisome and destructive

Ezekiel 5:17

And I will send upon you famine and evil beasts, which shall bereave thee of children; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee: I, Jehovah, have spoken.

Leviticus 26:6

And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; and I will put away the evil beasts out of the land; and the sword shall not go through your land.

Beasts » Illustrative of » People of different nations

Daniel 4:12

Its leaves were beautiful, and its fruit abundant, and in it was food for all: the beasts of the field found shade under it, and the birds of the heavens dwelt in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it.

Daniel 4:21-22

whose leaves were beautiful, and its fruit abundant, and in it was food for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose branches the birds of the heavens had their habitation: it is thou, O king, who art grown and become strong; for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto the heavens, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.

Beasts » Found in » Fields

Deuteronomy 7:22

And Jehovah thy God will cast out those nations from before thee by little and little; thou shalt not be able to make an end of them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

Joel 2:22

Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring; for the tree beareth its fruit; the fig-tree and the vine yield full increase.

Beasts » Many kinds of, domestic

Genesis 36:6

And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the souls of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his possessions, that he had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went into a country away from his brother Jacob.

Genesis 45:17

And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Say to thy brethren, Do this: load your beasts and depart, go into the land of Canaan,

Beasts » Subjects of God's care

Psalm 104:10-11

He sendeth the springs into the valleys: they run among the mountains; They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst.

Beasts » Unclean » Badger

Exodus 25:5

and rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins; and acacia-wood;

Ezekiel 16:10

and I clothed thee with embroidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I bound thee about with byssus, and covered thee with silk.

Beasts » Unclean » Ass

Genesis 22:3

And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up and went to the place that God had told him of.

Matthew 21:2

saying to them, Go into the village over against you, and immediately ye will find an ass tied, and a colt with it; loose them and lead them to me.

Beasts » Clean » Hart

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart, and the gazelle, and the stag, and the wild goat, and the dishon and the oryx, and the wild sheep.

Job 39:1

Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? dost thou mark the calving of the hinds?

Beasts » Power over, given to man

Beasts » Created by God

Genesis 1:24

And God said, Let the earth bring forth living souls after their kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth, after their kind. And it was so.

Genesis 2:19

And out of the ground Jehovah Elohim had formed every animal of the field and all fowl of the heavens, and brought them to Man, to see what he would call them; and whatever Man called each living soul, that was its name.

Beasts » Unclean » Dromedary

1 Kings 4:28

And the barley, and the straw for the horses and coursers, they brought to the place where the superintendents were, every man according to his charge.

Esther 8:10

And he wrote in the name of king Ahasuerus, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by couriers on horseback riding on coursers, horses of blood reared in the breeding studs:

Beasts » Unclean » Wolf

John 10:12

but he who serves for wages, and who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf seizes them and scatters the sheep.

Genesis 49:27

Benjamin as a wolf will he tear to pieces; In the morning he will devour the prey, And in the evening he will divide the booty.

Beasts » Illustrative of » UnGodly professors

2 Peter 2:12

But these, as natural animals without reason, made to be caught and destroyed, speaking injuriously in things they are ignorant of, shall also perish in their own corruption,

Jude 1:10

But these, whatever things they know not, they speak railingly against; but what even, as the irrational animals, they understand by mere nature, in these things they corrupt themselves.

Beasts » Illustrative of » The wicked

Psalm 49:20

Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.

Beasts » Illustrative of » Kingdoms

Daniel 7:11

I beheld therefore, because of the voice of the great words that the horn spoke; I beheld till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed, and it was given up to be burned with fire.

Daniel 8:4

I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward, and no beast could stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; and he did according to his will, and became great.

Beasts » Described as » Devoid of understanding

Psalm 32:9

Be ye not as a horse, as a mule, which have no understanding: whose trappings must be bit and bridle, for restraint, or they will not come unto thee.

Psalm 73:22

Then I was brutish and knew nothing; I was as a beast with thee.

Beasts » Unclean » Dog

Exodus 22:31

And ye shall be holy men unto me; and ye shall not eat flesh torn in the field: ye shall cast it to the dog.

Luke 16:2

And having called him, he said to him, What is this that I hear of thee? give the reckoning of thy stewardship, for thou canst be no longer steward.

Beasts » Supply clothing to man

Job 31:20

If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my lambs;

Beasts » Described as » By nature wild, &c

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowl of the mountains, and the roaming creatures of the field are mine:

Beasts » Found in » Forests

Isaiah 56:9

All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, all ye beasts in the forest.

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and there is none to deliver.

Beasts » Frequently suffered on account of the sins of men

Joel 1:18

How do the beasts groan! The herds of cattle are bewildered, for they have no pasture; the flocks of sheep also are in suffering.

Joel 1:20

The beasts of the field also cry unto thee; for the water-courses are dried, and the fire hath devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Beasts » Man by nature no better than

Ecclesiastes 3:18-19

I said in my heart, It is thus with the children of men, that God may prove them, and that they should see that they themselves are but beasts. For what befalleth the children of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other, and they have all one breath; and man hath no pre-eminence above the beast: for all is vanity.

Beasts » Habitations of » Dens and caves

Job 37:8

And the wild beast goeth into its lair, and they remain in their dens.

Job 38:40

When they crouch in their dens, and abide in the thicket to lie in wait?

Beasts » Unclean » Wild ass

Job 6:5

Doth the wild ass bray by the grass? loweth an ox over his fodder?

Job 39:5-8

Who hath sent out the wild ass free? and who hath loosed the bands of the onager, Whose house I made the wilderness, and the salt plain his dwellings? He laugheth at the tumult of the city, and heareth not the shouts of the driver; read more.
The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after every green thing.

Beasts » Unclean » Leopard

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me, from Lebanon, my spouse, With me from Lebanon, Come, look from the top of Amanah, From the top of Senir and Hermon, From the lions' dens, From the mountains of the leopards.

Beasts » Found in » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me, from Lebanon, my spouse, With me from Lebanon, Come, look from the top of Amanah, From the top of Senir and Hermon, From the lions' dens, From the mountains of the leopards.

Beasts » Differ in flesh from birds and fishes

1 Corinthians 15:39

Every flesh is not the same flesh, but one is of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fishes.

Beasts » Clean » Fallow deer

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart, and the gazelle, and the stag, and the wild goat, and the dishon and the oryx, and the wild sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Wild goat

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart, and the gazelle, and the stag, and the wild goat, and the dishon and the oryx, and the wild sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Chamois

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart, and the gazelle, and the stag, and the wild goat, and the dishon and the oryx, and the wild sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart, and the gazelle, and the stag, and the wild goat, and the dishon and the oryx, and the wild sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Wild ox

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart, and the gazelle, and the stag, and the wild goat, and the dishon and the oryx, and the wild sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Goat

Deuteronomy 14:4

These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat;

Beasts » No likeness of, to be worshipped

Deuteronomy 4:17

the pattern of any beast that is on the earth, the pattern of any winged fowl that flieth in the heaven,

Beasts » Habitations of » Deserted cities

Isaiah 13:21-22

But beasts of the desert shall lie there, and their houses shall be full of owls; and ostriches shall dwell there, and wild goats shall dance there. And jackals shall cry to one another in their palaces, and wild dogs in the pleasant castles. And her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Beasts » Unclean » Not offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 27:11

And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not bring an offering unto Jehovah, then he shall present the beast before the priest;

Beasts » Unclean » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

And these shall be unclean unto you among the crawling things which crawl on the earth: the mole, and the field-mouse, and the lizard, after its kind;

Beasts » Unclean » Ferret

Leviticus 11:30

and the groaning lizard, and the great red lizard, and the climbing lizard, and the chomet, and the chameleon.

Beasts » Unclean » How distinguished

Leviticus 11:26

Every beast that hath cloven hoofs, but not feet quite split open, nor cheweth the cud, shall be unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.

Beasts » Received their names from adam

Genesis 2:19-20

And out of the ground Jehovah Elohim had formed every animal of the field and all fowl of the heavens, and brought them to Man, to see what he would call them; and whatever Man called each living soul, that was its name. And Man gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but as for Adam, he found no helpmate, his like.

Beasts » Described as » Devoid of immortality

Psalm 49:12-15

Nevertheless, man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish. This their way is their folly, yet they that come after them delight in their sayings. Selah. Like sheep are they laid in Sheol: Death feedeth on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their comeliness shall be for Sheol to consume, that there be no habitation for them. read more.
But God will redeem my soul from the power of Sheol: for he will receive me. Selah.

Beasts » Unclean » Caused uncleanness when dead

Leviticus 5:2

Or if any one touch any unclean thing, whether it be the carcase of an unclean beast, or the carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of an unclean crawling thing, and it be hid from him, he also is unclean and guilty;

Beasts » Unclean » First-born of, redeemed

Numbers 18:15

Everything that breaketh open the womb of all flesh, which they present to Jehovah, of men or of beasts, shall be thine; nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou in any case ransom, and the firstborn of unclean beasts shalt thou ransom.

Beasts » Unclean » Unicorn

Numbers 23:22

God brought him out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a buffalo.

Beasts » Unclean » Bear

2 Samuel 17:8

And Hushai said, Thou knowest thy father and his men, that they are mighty men, and they are of exasperated spirit, as a bear robbed of her whelps in the field; and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people.

Beasts » Unclean » Lion

Judges 14:5-6

Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and he came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion asunder as one tears a kid; and he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.

Beasts » Unclean » Ape

1 Kings 10:22

For the king had on the sea a Tarshish-fleet, with the fleet of Hiram: once in three years came the Tarshish-fleet, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

Beasts » Clean » First born of, not redeemed

Numbers 18:17

But the firstborn of a cow, or the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat, thou shalt not ransom: they are holy. Thou shalt sprinkle their blood on the altar, and their fat shalt thou burn as an offering by fire for a sweet odour to Jehovah.

Beasts » Creation of, exhibits God's power

Jeremiah 27:5

I have made the earth, man and beast that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm; and I give them unto whom it seemeth right in mine eyes.

Beasts » Described as » Devoid of speech

2 Peter 2:16

but had reproof of his own wickedness the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the folly of the prophet.

Beasts » Unclean » Horse

Job 39:19-25

Hast thou given strength to the horse? hast thou clothed his neck with the quivering mane? Dost thou make him to leap as a locust? His majestic snorting is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth forth to meet the armed host. read more.
He laugheth at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from before the sword. The quiver rattleth upon him, the glittering spear and the javelin. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage, and cannot contain himself at the sound of the trumpet: At the noise of the trumpets he saith, Aha! and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

Beasts » Found in » Deserts

Isaiah 13:21

But beasts of the desert shall lie there, and their houses shall be full of owls; and ostriches shall dwell there, and wild goats shall dance there.

Beasts » Clean » Used for sacrifice

Beasts » Herb of the field given to, for food

Genesis 1:30

and to every animal of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth on the earth, in which is a living soul, every green herb for food. And it was so.

Beasts » Made for the praise and glory of God

Psalm 148:10

Beasts and all cattle, creeping things and winged fowl;

Beasts » History of, written by solomon

1 Kings 4:33

And he spoke of the trees, from the cedar-tree that is on Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of cattle, and of fowls, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

Beasts » Habitations of » Under spreading trees

Daniel 4:12

Its leaves were beautiful, and its fruit abundant, and in it was food for all: the beasts of the field found shade under it, and the birds of the heavens dwelt in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it.

Beasts » Representations of, worshipped by the heathen

Romans 1:23

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.

Beasts » Early distinguished into clean and unclean

Genesis 7:2

Of all clean beasts thou shalt take to thee by sevens, a male and its female; but of the beasts that are not clean two, a male and its female.

Beasts » Given to man for food after the flood

Beasts » Instinctively fear man

Genesis 9:2

And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth on the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered.

Beasts » The property of God

Beasts » Described as » Possessed of instinct

Beasts » Described as » Being four-footed

Acts 10:12

in which were all the quadrupeds and creeping things of the earth, and the fowls of the heaven.

Beasts » Liable to diseases

Exodus 9:3

behold, the hand of Jehovah shall be on thy cattle which is in the field, on the horses, on the asses, on the camels, on the oxen and on the sheep, with a very grievous plague.

Beasts » Described as » Capable of being tamed

James 3:7

For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species;

Beasts » Unclean » Behemoth

Job 40:15

See now the behemoth, which I made with thee: he eateth grass as an ox.

Beasts » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee;

Wicked, the, are compared to » Beasts

2 Peter 2:12

But these, as natural animals without reason, made to be caught and destroyed, speaking injuriously in things they are ignorant of, shall also perish in their own corruption,

Topics on Beasts

Four Beasts Of Daniel

27;7;4

The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till its wings were plucked; and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon two feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.

Wild Beasts Subdued

18;5;22

At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh, and of the beasts of the earth thou shalt not be afraid.