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34 Bible Verses about Beasts

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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.

Daniel 7:17

'These huge beasts, four in number, are four kings who will rise from the earth.

Daniel 7:19

"Then I wanted to know the true meaning of the fourth beast, the one different from all the others, extremely terrifying, with iron teeth and bronze claws, devouring, crushing, and trampling with its feet whatever was left.

Daniel 8:4

I saw the ram charging to the west, the north, and the south. No animal could stand against him, and there was no rescue from his power. He did whatever he wanted and became great.

Acts 10:12

In it were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky.

Revelation 4:6-9

Also before the throne was something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal. In the middle and around the throne were four living creatures covered with eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion; the second living creature was like a calf; the third living creature had a face like a man; and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. Each of the four living creatures had six wings; they were covered with eyes around and inside. Day and night they never stop, saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God, the Almighty, who was, who is, and who is coming.read more.
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the One seated on the throne, the One who lives forever and ever,

Revelation 5:6-14

Then I saw one like a slaughtered lamb standing between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth. He came and took [the scroll] out of the right hand of the One seated on the throne. When He took the scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints.read more.
And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals; because You were slaughtered, and You redeemed [people] for God by Your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation. You made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they will reign on the earth. Then I looked, and heard the voice of many angels around the throne, and also of the living creatures, and of the elders. Their number was countless thousands, plus thousands of thousands. They said with a loud voice: The Lamb who was slaughtered is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, on the sea, and everything in them say: Blessing and honor and glory and dominion to the One seated on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever! The four living creatures said, "Amen," and the elders fell down and worshiped.

Revelation 6:1-7

Then I saw the Lamb open one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Come!" I looked, and there was a white horse. The horseman on it had a bow; a crown was given to him, and he went out as a victor to conquer. When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!"read more.
Then another horse went out, a fiery red one, and its horseman was empowered to take peace from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And a large sword was given to him. When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" And I looked, and there was a black horse. The horseman on it had a balance scale in his hand. Then I heard something like a voice among the four living creatures say, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius-but do not harm the olive oil and the wine." When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!"

Revelation 7:11

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

Revelation 14:3-9

They sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, but no one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.read more.
Then I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven, having the eternal gospel to announce to the inhabitants of the earth-to every nation, tribe, language, and people. He spoke with a loud voice: "Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water." A second angel followed, saying: "It has fallen, Babylon the Great has fallen, who made all nations drink the wine of her sexual immorality, which brings wrath." And a third angel followed them and spoke with a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,

Revelation 15:2

I also saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those who had won the victory from the beast, his image, and the number of his name, were standing on the sea of glass with harps from God.

Revelation 16:2-10

The first went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and severely painful sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his image. The second poured out his bowl into the sea. It turned to blood like a dead man's, and all life in the sea died. The third poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.read more.
I heard the angel of the waters say: You are righteous, who is and who was, the Holy One, for You have decided these things. Because they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, You also gave them blood to drink; they deserve it! Then I heard someone from the altar say: Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments. The fourth poured out his bowl on the sun. He was given the power to burn people with fire, and people were burned by the intense heat. So they blasphemed the name of God who had the power over these plagues, and they did not repent and give Him glory. The fifth poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues from pain

Revelation 19:4-19

Then the 24 elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who is seated on the throne, saying: Amen! Hallelujah! A voice came from the throne, saying: Praise our God, all you His servants, you who fear Him, both small and great! Then I heard something like the voice of a vast multitude, like the sound of cascading waters, and like the rumbling of loud thunder, saying: Hallelujah-because our Lord God, the Almighty, has begun to reign!read more.
Let us be glad, rejoice, and give Him glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself. She was permitted to wear fine linen, bright and pure. For the fine linen represents the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, "Write: Blessed are those invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb!" He also said to me, "These words of God are true." Then I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow slave with you and your brothers who have the testimony about Jesus. Worship God, because the testimony about Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse! Its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a fiery flame, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knows except Himself. He wore a robe stained with blood, and His name is called the Word of God. The armies that were in heaven followed Him on white horses, wearing pure white linen. From His mouth came a sharp sword, so that with it He might strike the nations. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, and he cried out in a loud voice, saying to all the birds flying in mid-heaven, "Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of everyone, both free and slave, small and great." Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and against His army.

Revelation 20:4-10

Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. also [saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of God's word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were completed. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over these, but they will be priests of God and the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years.read more.
When the 1,000 years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them for battle. Their number is like the sand of the sea. They came up over the surface of the earth and surrounded the encampment of the saints, the beloved city. Then fire came down from heaven and consumed them. The Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Revelation 6:1-8

Then I saw the Lamb open one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Come!" I looked, and there was a white horse. The horseman on it had a bow; a crown was given to him, and he went out as a victor to conquer. When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!"read more.
Then another horse went out, a fiery red one, and its horseman was empowered to take peace from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And a large sword was given to him. When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" And I looked, and there was a black horse. The horseman on it had a balance scale in his hand. Then I heard something like a voice among the four living creatures say, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius-but do not harm the olive oil and the wine." When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" And I looked, and there was a pale green horse. The horseman on it was named Death, and Hades was following after him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.

Revelation 14:3

They sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders, but no one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

Revelation 15:7

One of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven gold bowls filled with the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.

Isaiah 27:1

On that day the Lord with His harsh, great, and strong sword, will bring judgment on Leviathan, the fleeing serpent-Leviathan, the twisting serpent. He will slay the monster that is in the sea.

Job 40:15-24

Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like an ox. Look at the strength of his loins and the power in the muscles of his belly. He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree; the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.read more.
His bones are bronze tubes; his limbs are like iron rods. He is the foremost of God's works; [only] his Maker can draw the sword against him. The hills yield food for him, while all [sorts of] wild animals play there. He lies under the lotus plants, hiding in the protection of marshy reeds. Lotus plants cover him with their shade; the willows by the brook surround him. Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid; he remains confident, even if the Jordan surges up to his mouth. Can anyone capture him while he looks on, or pierce his nose with snares?

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."

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.

Psalm 50:11

I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine.

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.

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 35:11

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

From Thematic Bible


Beasts » Often used as instruments of punishment

Deuteronomy 32:24

They will be weak from hunger, ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague; I will unleash on them wild beasts with fangs, as well as venomous snakes that slither in the dust.

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.

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, the Lord, have spoken."

Jeremiah 15:3

"I will ordain four kinds [of judgment] for them"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land to devour and destroy.

Beasts » Subjection of

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 not subject to him. As it is, we do not yet see everything subjected to him.

Beasts » Not to be eaten alive or with blood

Deuteronomy 12:16

but you must not eat the blood; pour it on the ground like water.

Deuteronomy 12:23

But don't eat the blood, since the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.

Beasts » Often cut off for the sins of men

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.

Genesis 6:7

Then the Lord said, "I will wipe off the face of the earth: man, whom I created, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky-for I regret that I made them."

Genesis 7:23

He wiped out every living thing that was on the surface of the ground, from mankind to livestock, to creatures that crawl, to the birds of the sky, and they were wiped off the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark.

Hosea 4:3

For this reason the land mourns, and everyone who lives in it languishes, along with the wild animals and the birds of the sky; even the fish of the sea disappear.

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

Exodus 22:31

"Be My holy people. You must not eat the meat of a mauled animal [found] in the field; throw it to the dogs.

Leviticus 17:15

"Every person, whether the native or the foreigner, who eats an animal that died a natural death or was mauled by wild beasts is to wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will remain unclean until evening; he will be clean.

Beasts » Illustrative of » Persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the proclamation might be fully made through me, and all the Gentiles might hear. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.

Beasts » Unclean » Not eaten

Leviticus 11:4-8

But among the ones that chew the cud or have hooves you are not to eat [these]: the camel, though it chews the cud, does not have hooves-it is unclean for you; the hyrax, though it chews the cud, does not have hooves-it is unclean for you; the hare, though it chews the cud, does not have hooves-it is unclean for you; read more.
the pig, though it has divided hooves, does not chew the cud-it is unclean for you. Do not eat any of their meat or touch their carcasses-they are unclean for you.

Deuteronomy 1:7-8

Resume your journey and go to the hill country of the Amorites and their neighbors in the Arabah, the hill country, the lowlands, the Negev and the sea coast-to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon as far as the Euphrates River. See, I have set the land before you. Enter and take possession of the land the Lord swore to give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and their descendants after them.'

Beasts » Clean » Sheep

Deuteronomy 7:13

He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will bless your descendants, and the produce of your soil-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.

Deuteronomy 14:4

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

Beasts » Clean » Used for food

Leviticus 11:2

"Tell the Israelites: You may eat all these [kinds] of land animals.

Deuteronomy 12:15

"But whenever you want, you may slaughter and eat meat within any of your gates, according to the blessing the Lord your God has given you. Those who are clean or unclean may eat it, as they would a gazelle or deer,

Beasts » Clean and unclean

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.

Beasts » Illustrative of » AntiChrist

Revelation 20:4

Then I saw thrones, and people seated on them who were given authority to judge. also [saw] the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of God's word, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and who had not accepted the mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with the Messiah for 1,000 years.

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.

Beasts » Domestic » Not to be cruelly used

Numbers 22:27-32

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!" read more.
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.

Beasts » Domestic » To be taken care of

Leviticus 25:7

All of its growth may serve as food for your livestock and the wild animals in your land.

Beasts » Unclean » Hare

Leviticus 11:6

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

Deuteronomy 14:7

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;

Beasts » Unclean » Fox

Psalm 63:10

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

Song of Songs 2:5

Sustain me with raisins; refresh me with apricots, for I am lovesick.

Beasts » Clean » How distinguished

Deuteronomy 14:6

You may eat any animal that has hooves divided in two and chews the cud.

Beasts » Exposure to wild

Daniel 6:16

So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions' den. The king said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!"

Beasts » Clean » Roebuck

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.

Beasts » Domestic » To enjoy the sabbath

Exodus 20:10

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.

Deuteronomy 5:14

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 ox or donkey, any of your livestock, or the foreigner who lives within your gates, so that your male and female slaves may rest as you do.

Beasts » Clean » Ox

Deuteronomy 14:4

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

Exodus 21:28

"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.

Beasts » Unclean » Camel

Leviticus 11:4

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

Genesis 24:64

Rebekah looked up, and when she saw Isaac, she got down from her camel

Beasts » Unclean » Mouse

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 bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

Leviticus 11:29

"These creatures that swarm on the ground are unclean for you: the weasel, the mouse, the various kinds of large lizard,

Beasts » Unclean » Mule

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.

1 Kings 10:25

Every man would bring his annual tribute: items of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, and horses and mules.

Beasts » Unclean » Coney

Psalm 104:18

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

Beasts » Unclean » Mole

Leviticus 11:30

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

Isaiah 2:20

On that day people will throw their silver and gold idols, which they made to worship, to the moles and the bats.

Beasts » Unclean » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

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

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 bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

Beasts » Many kinds of, noisome and destructive

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, the Lord, have spoken."

Leviticus 26:6

I will give peace to the land, and you will lie down with nothing to frighten [you]. I will remove dangerous animals from the land, and no sword will pass through your land.

Beasts » Illustrative of » People of different nations

Daniel 4:12

Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant, and on it was food for all. Wild animals found shelter under it, the birds of the air lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Daniel 4:21-22

whose leaves were beautiful and its fruit abundant-and on it was food for all, under it the wild animals lived, and in its branches the birds of the air lived- that tree is you, the king. For you have become great and strong: your greatness has grown and even reaches the sky, and your dominion [extends] to the ends of the earth.

Beasts » Found in » Fields

Deuteronomy 7:22

The Lord your God will drive out these nations before you little by little. You will not be able to destroy them all at once; otherwise, the wild animals will become too numerous for you.

Joel 2:22

Don't be afraid, wild animals, for the wilderness pastures have turned green, the trees bear their fruit, and the fig tree and grapevine yield their riches.

Beasts » Many kinds of, domestic

Genesis 36:6

Esau took his wives, sons, daughters, and all the people of his household, as well as his herds, all his livestock, and all the property he had acquired in Canaan; he went to a land away from his brother Jacob.

Genesis 45:17

Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Tell your brothers, 'Do this: Load your animals and go on back to the land of Canaan.

Beasts » Subjects of God's care

Psalm 104:10-11

He causes the springs to gush into the valleys; they flow between the mountains. They supply water for every wild beast; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

Beasts » Unclean » Badger

Exodus 25:5

ram skins dyed red and manatee skins; acacia wood;

Ezekiel 16:10

I clothed you in embroidered cloth and provided you with leather sandals. I also wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.

Beasts » Unclean » Ass

Genesis 22:3

So early in the morning Abraham got up, 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.

Matthew 21:2

telling them, "Go into the village ahead of you. At once you will find a donkey tied there, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to Me.

Beasts » Clean » Hart

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Job 39:1

Do you know when mountain goats give birth? Have you watched the deer in labor?

Beasts » Power over, given to man

Beasts » Created by God

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 each wild animal and each 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.

Beasts » Unclean » Dromedary

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' 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.

Beasts » Unclean » Wolf

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.

Genesis 49:27

Benjamin is a wolf; he tears [his prey]. In the morning he devours the prey, and in the evening he divides the plunder."

Beasts » Illustrative of » UnGodly professors

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,

Jude 1:10

But these people blaspheme anything they don't understand, and what they know by instinct, like unreasoning animals-they destroy themselves with these things.

Beasts » Illustrative of » The wicked

Psalm 49:20

A man with valuable possessions but without understanding is like the animals that perish.

Beasts » Illustrative of » Kingdoms

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.

Daniel 8:4

I saw the ram charging to the west, the north, and the south. No animal could stand against him, and there was no rescue from his power. He did whatever he wanted and became great.

Beasts » Described as » Devoid of understanding

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.

Psalm 73:22

I was a fool and didn't understand; I was an unthinking animal toward You.

Beasts » Unclean » Dog

Exodus 22:31

"Be My holy people. You must not eat the meat of a mauled animal [found] in the field; throw it to the dogs.

Luke 16:2

So he called the manager in and asked, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you can no longer be [my] manager.'

Beasts » Supply clothing to man

Job 31:20

if he did not bless me while warming himself with the fleece from my sheep,

Beasts » Described as » By nature wild, &c

Psalm 50:11

I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine.

Beasts » Found in » Forests

Isaiah 56:9

All you animals of the field and forest, come and eat!

Micah 5:8

Then the remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, among many peoples, like a lion among animals of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which tramples and tears as it passes through, and there is no one to rescue [them].

Beasts » Frequently suffered on account of the sins of men

Joel 1:18

How the animals groan! The herds of cattle wander in confusion since they have no pasture. Even the flocks of sheep suffer punishment.

Joel 1:20

Even the wild animals cry out to You, for the river beds are dried up, and fire has consumed the pastures of the wilderness.

Beasts » Man by nature no better than

Ecclesiastes 3:18-19

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.

Beasts » Habitations of » Dens and caves

Job 38:40

when they crouch in their dens and lie in wait within their lairs?

Beasts » Unclean » Wild ass

Job 6:5

Does a wild donkey bray over fresh grass or an ox low over its fodder?

Job 39:5-8

Who set the wild donkey free? Who released the swift donkey from its harness? I made the wilderness its home, and the salty wasteland its dwelling. It scoffs at the noise of the village and never hears the shouts of a driver. read more.
It roams the mountains for its pastureland, searching for anything green.

Beasts » Unclean » Leopard

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.

Beasts » Found in » Mountains

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.

Beasts » Differ in flesh from birds and fishes

1 Corinthians 15:39

Not all flesh is the same flesh; there is one flesh for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.

Beasts » Clean » Fallow deer

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Beasts » Clean » Wild goat

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Beasts » Clean » Chamois

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Beasts » Clean » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Beasts » Clean » Wild ox

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Beasts » Clean » Goat

Deuteronomy 14:4

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

Beasts » No likeness of, to be worshipped

Deuteronomy 4:17

or the form of any beast on the earth, any winged creature that flies in the sky,

Beasts » Habitations of » Deserted cities

Isaiah 13:21-22

But wild animals will lie down there, and owls will fill the houses. Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will leap about. Hyenas will howl in the fortresses, and jackals, in the luxurious palaces. Babylon's time is almost up; her days are almost over.

Beasts » Unclean » Not offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 27:11

"If the vow involves any of the unclean animals that may not be brought as an offering to the Lord, the animal must be presented before the priest.

Beasts » Unclean » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

"These creatures that swarm on the ground are unclean for you: the weasel, the mouse, the various kinds of large lizard,

Beasts » Unclean » Ferret

Leviticus 11:30

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

Beasts » Unclean » How distinguished

Leviticus 11:26

All animals that have hooves but do not have a divided hoof and do not chew the cud are unclean for you. Whoever touches them becomes unclean.

Beasts » Received their names from adam

Genesis 2:19-20

So the Lord God formed out of the ground each wild animal and each 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. 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 who was like him.

Beasts » Described as » Devoid of immortality

Psalm 49:12-15

But despite [his] assets, man will not last; he is like the animals that perish. This is the way of those who are arrogant, and of their followers, who approve of their words. Selah Like sheep they are headed for Sheol; Death will shepherd them. The upright will rule over them in the morning, and their form will waste away in Sheol, far from their lofty abode. read more.
But God will redeem my life from the power of Sheol, for He will take me. Selah

Beasts » Unclean » Caused uncleanness when dead

Leviticus 5:2

Or [if] someone touches anything unclean-a carcass of an unclean wild animal, or unclean livestock, or an unclean swarming creature -without being aware of it, he is unclean and guilty.

Beasts » Unclean » First-born of, redeemed

Numbers 18:15

The firstborn of every living thing, man or animal, presented to the Lord belongs to you. But you must certainly redeem the firstborn of man, and redeem the firstborn of an unclean animal.

Beasts » Unclean » Unicorn

Numbers 23:22

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

Beasts » Unclean » Bear

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.

Beasts » Unclean » Lion

Judges 14:5-6

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, the Spirit of the Lord took control of him, and he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.

Beasts » Unclean » Ape

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.

Beasts » Clean » First born of, not redeemed

Numbers 18:17

"However, you must not redeem the firstborn of an ox, a sheep, or a goat; they are holy. You are to sprinkle their blood on the altar and burn their fat as a fire offering for a pleasing aroma to the Lord.

Beasts » Creation of, exhibits God's power

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.

Beasts » Described as » Devoid of speech

2 Peter 2:16

but received a rebuke for his transgression: a speechless donkey spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet's madness.

Beasts » Unclean » Horse

Job 39:19-25

Do you give strength to the horse? Do you adorn his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like a locust? His proud snorting [fills one with] terror. He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength; He charges into battle. read more.
He laughs at fear, since he is afraid of nothing; he does not run from the sword. A quiver rattles at his side, along with a flashing spear and a lance. He charges ahead with trembling rage; he cannot stand still at the trumpet's sound. When the trumpet blasts, he snorts defiantly. He smells the battle from a distance; he hears the officers' shouts and the battle cry.

Beasts » Found in » Deserts

Isaiah 13:21

But wild animals will lie down there, and owls will fill the houses. Ostriches will dwell there, and wild goats will leap about.

Beasts » Clean » Used for sacrifice

Beasts » Herb of the field given to, for food

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.

Beasts » Made for the praise and glory of God

Psalm 148:10

wild animals and all cattle, creatures that crawl and flying birds,

Beasts » History of, written by solomon

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall. He also taught about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Beasts » Habitations of » Under spreading trees

Daniel 4:12

Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant, and on it was food for all. Wild animals found shelter under it, the birds of the air lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Beasts » Representations of, worshipped by the heathen

Beasts » Early distinguished into clean and unclean

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,

Beasts » Given to man for food after the flood

Beasts » Instinctively fear 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.

Beasts » The property of God

Beasts » Described as » Possessed of instinct

Beasts » Described as » Being four-footed

Acts 10:12

In it were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky.

Beasts » Liable to diseases

Exodus 9:3

then the Lord's hand will bring a severe plague against your livestock in the field-the horses, donkeys, camels, herds, and flocks.

Beasts » Described as » Capable of being tamed

Beasts » Unclean » Behemoth

Job 40:15

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

Beasts » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

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

Wicked, the, are compared to » Beasts

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 Beasts

Four Beasts Of Daniel

27;7;4

"The first was like a lion but had eagle's wings. I continued watching until its wings were torn off. It was lifted up from the ground, set on its feet like a man, and given a human mind.

Wild Beasts Subdued

18;5;22

You will laugh at destruction and hunger and not fear the animals of the earth.

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