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Isaiah 30:6

An oracle about the animals of the Negev: "Through a land of trouble, dryness, and distress, of lionesses and roaring lions, where there is no water, a land of vipers and darting snakes, he carries their riches on donkeys' backs, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a nation that cannot benefit them,

Daniel 7:11

"I continued watching because of the audacious words that the horn was speaking. I kept observing until the animal was killed and its body destroyed and given over to burning fire.

Daniel 7:17

He said, "These four great animals are four kings who will rise to power from the earth.

Daniel 7:19

"I wanted to learn the precise significance of the fourth animal that was different from all the others, extremely awe-inspiring, with iron teeth and bronze claws, and that had devoured and crushed things, trampling under its feet whatever remained.

Daniel 8:4

I watched the ram charging westward, northward, and southward. No animal could stand before him, nor was there anyone who could deliver from his control. He did as he pleased and exalted himself.

Acts 10:12

In it were all kinds of four-footed animals, reptiles, and birds of the air.

Revelation 4:6-9

In front of the throne was something like a sea of glass as clear as crystal. In the center of the throne and on each side of the throne were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature was like an ox, the third living creature had a face like a human, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. Each of the four living creatures had six wings and were full of eyes inside and out. Without stopping day or night they were saying, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, who is, and who is coming."read more.
Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,

Revelation 5:6-14

Then I saw a lamb standing in the middle of the throne, the four living creatures, and the elders. He looked like he had been slaughtered. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who sits on the throne. When the lamb had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders bowed down in front of him. Each held a harp and a gold bowl full of incense, the prayers of the saints. read more.
They sang a new song: "You are worthy to take the scroll and open its seals, because you were slaughtered. With your blood you purchased people for God from every tribe, language, people, and nation. You made them a kingdom and priests for our God, and they will reign on the earth." Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels, the living creatures, and the elders surrounding the throne. They numbered 10,000's times 10,000 and thousands times thousands. They sang with a loud voice, "Worthy is the lamb who was slaughtered to receive power, wealth, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and praise!" I heard every creature in heaven, on earth, under the earth, and on the sea, and everything that is in them, saying, "To the one who sits on the throne and to the lamb be praise, honor, glory, and power forever and ever!" Then the four living creatures said, "Amen!", and the elders bowed down and worshipped.

Revelation 6:1-7

Then I saw the lamb open the first of the seven seals. I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Go!" Then I looked, and there was a white horse! Its rider had a bow, and a victor's crown had been given to him. He went out as a conqueror to conquer. When the lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Go!" read more.
A second horse went out. It was fiery red, and its rider was given permission to take peace away from the earth and to make people slaughter one another. So he was given a large sword. When the lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Go!" I looked, and there was a black horse! Its rider held a scale in his hand. I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures, saying, "One day's ration of wheat for a day's wage, or three day's ration of barley for a day's wage! But don't damage the olive oil or the wine!" When the lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Go!"

Revelation 7:11

All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell on their faces in front of the throne and worshipped God,

Revelation 11:7

When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the bottomless pit will wage war against them, conquer them, and kill them.

Revelation 14:3-9

They were singing a new song in front of the throne, the four living creatures, and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. They have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins, and they follow the lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from among humanity as the first fruits for God and the lamb. In their mouth no lie was found. They are blameless.read more.
Then I saw another angel flying overhead with the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on earth to every nation, tribe, language, and people. He said in a loud voice, "Fear God and give him glory, because the time for him to judge has arrived. Worship the one who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water." Then another angel, a second one, followed him, saying, "Fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen! She has made all nations drink the wine, the wrath earned for her sexual sins." Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying in a loud voice, "Whoever worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or his hand

Revelation 15:2

Then I saw what looked like a sea of glass mixed with fire. Those who had conquered the beast, its image, and the number of its name were standing on the sea of glass holding God's harps in their hands.

Revelation 16:2-10

So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth. A horrible, painful sore appeared on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshipped the image. The second angel poured his bowl into the sea. It became like the blood of a dead body, and every living thing in the sea died. The third angel poured his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they turned into blood. read more.
Then I heard the angel in charge of the water say, "You are just. You are the one who is and who was, the Holy One, because you have judged these things. You have given them blood to drink because they spilled the blood of saints and prophets. This is what they deserve." Then I heard the altar reply, "Yes, Lord God Almighty, your judgments are true and just." The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, which then was allowed to burn people with fire, and they were burned by the fierce heat. They cursed the name of God, who has the authority over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory. The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast. Its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed on their tongues in anguish

Revelation 19:4-19

The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures bowed down and worshipped God, who was sitting on the throne. They said, "Amen! Hallelujah!" A voice came from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all who serve and fear him, from the least important to the most important." Then I heard what sounded like the voice of a large crowd, like the sound of raging waters, and like the sound of powerful thunderclaps, saying, "Hallelujah! The Lord our God, the Almighty, is reigning.read more.
Let us rejoice, be glad, and give him glory, because the marriage of the lamb has come and his bride has made herself ready. She has been given the privilege of wearing fine linen, dazzling and pure." (The fine linen represents the righteous deeds of the saints.) Then the angel told me, "Write this: "How blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the lamb!'" He also told me, "These are the true words of God." I bowed down at his feet to worship him, but he told me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who rely on what Jesus is saying. Worship God, because what Jesus is saying is the spirit of prophecy!" Then I saw heaven standing open, and there was a white horse! Its rider is named Faithful and True. He administers justice and wages war righteously. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many royal crowns. He has a name written on him that nobody knows except himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called the Word of God. The armies of heaven, wearing fine linen, white and pure, follow him on white horses. A sharp sword comes out of his mouth to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod and tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe that covers his thigh he has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS Then I saw an angel standing in the sun. He cried out in a loud voice to all the birds flying overhead, "Come! Gather for the great supper of God. Eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of warriors, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, both free and slaves, both unimportant and important." Then I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies gathered to wage war against the rider on the horse and his army.

Revelation 20:4-10

Then I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or hands. They came back to life and ruled with the Messiah for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come back to life until the thousand years were over. This is the first resurrection. How blessed and holy are those who participate in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them. They will be priests of God and the Messiah, and will rule with him for a thousand years.read more.
When the thousand years are over, Satan will be freed from his prison. He will go out to deceive Gog and Magog, the nations at the four corners of the earth, and gather them for war. They are as numerous as the sands of the seashore. They marched over the broad expanse of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. Fire came from God out of heaven and burned them up, and the Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were. They will be tortured day and night forever and ever.

Revelation 6:1-8

Then I saw the lamb open the first of the seven seals. I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Go!" Then I looked, and there was a white horse! Its rider had a bow, and a victor's crown had been given to him. He went out as a conqueror to conquer. When the lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Go!" read more.
A second horse went out. It was fiery red, and its rider was given permission to take peace away from the earth and to make people slaughter one another. So he was given a large sword. When the lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Go!" I looked, and there was a black horse! Its rider held a scale in his hand. I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures, saying, "One day's ration of wheat for a day's wage, or three day's ration of barley for a day's wage! But don't damage the olive oil or the wine!" When the lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Go!" I looked, and there was a pale green horse! Its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. They were given authority over one-fourth of the earth to kill people using wars, famines, plagues, and the wild animals of the earth.

Revelation 14:3

They were singing a new song in front of the throne, the four living creatures, and the elders. 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 to the seven angels seven gold bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever.

Isaiah 27:1

At that time, with his fierce, mighty, and powerful sword, the LORD will punish the gliding serpent Leviathan the coiling serpent Leviathan and he will kill the dragon that's in the sea.

Job 40:15-24

"Please observe Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like an ox. Now take a look at the strength that he has in his loins, and in the muscles of his abdomen. His tail protrudes stiffly, like cedar; the sinews of his thigh interlink for strength.read more.
His bones are conduits of bronze; his strong bones are like bars of iron. He is the grandest of God's undertakings, yet his creator is approaching him with his sword. Mountains produce food for him, where all the wild animals frolic. He lies under the lotus trees, hiding under reeds and marshes. The lotus trees cover him with their shade, and willows that line the wadis surround him. What you see as a raging river doesn't alarm him; he is confident when the Jordan overflows. Are your eyes looking to capture him, or to pierce his snout with a bridle?"

Leviticus 11:3

You may eat any animal that has divided hooves with cloven feet and that ruminates its cud,

Jeremiah 12:4

How long will the land mourn and the vegetation of every field dry up? Because of the wickedness of those who live in it, animals and birds are swept away. For they say, "He does not see our future."

Genesis 7:2-3

You are to take with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of the unclean animals, a male and its mate; along with seven pairs of the flying birds, male and female, in order to keep their offspring alive on the surface of all the earth.

Psalm 50:11

I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.

Leviticus 26:22

I'll send wild beasts against you from the open country to deprive you of your children, destroy your cattle, and decrease your number so that your roads become desolate.

1 Corinthians 15:32

If I have fought with wild animals in Ephesus from merely human motives, what do I get out of it? If the dead are not raised, "Let's eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

Job 12:7-8

"Ask the wild animals, and they'll teach you; the birds of the sky will tell you. Or ask the green plants of the earth and they'll teach you; let the fish in the sea tell you.

Job 35:11

who teaches us more than the earth's wild animals, and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'

From Thematic Bible


Beasts » Often used as instruments of punishment

Deuteronomy 32:24

Emaciated from famine, feverish from plague, and destroyed by bitterness, I'll send fanged beasts against them, along with poisonous snakes that glide through the dust.

Leviticus 26:22

I'll send wild beasts against you from the open country to deprive you of your children, destroy your cattle, and decrease your number so that your roads become desolate.

Ezekiel 5:17

"I'll send famine and wild beasts against you that will rob you of your children. Pestilence and bloodshed will devastate you when I'll declare war on you. I, the LORD, have spoken."

Jeremiah 15:3

"I'll appoint four kinds of judgment for them," declares the LORD: "the sword to kill, the dogs to drag off, the birds of the sky to devour, and the animals of the land to destroy.

Beasts » Subjection of

Genesis 9:2

All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion.

Beasts » Not to be eaten alive or with blood

Deuteronomy 12:16

Only, you must not consume the blood; instead, pour it out on the ground as you would water.

Deuteronomy 12:23

Only be sure to refrain from eating blood, because blood is the source of life and you must not consume blood with the meat.

Beasts » Often cut off for the sins of men

Exodus 11:5

and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt will die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne to the firstborn of the slave girl who operatesthe hand mill, along with the firstborn of the animals.

Genesis 6:7

So the LORD said, "I will annihilate these human beings whom I've created from the earth, including people, animals, crawling things, and flying creatures, because I'm grieving that I made them."

Genesis 7:23

All existing creatures that had lived on the surface of the ground were annihilated, from humans to livestock, from crawling creatures to birds of the sky. They were wiped off the earth. Only Noah remained, along with those who were with him in the ark.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land will mourn, and all who live there will languish, along with the wild animals of the field and the birds of the air. Even the fish in the sea will disappear.

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

Exodus 22:31

"You are to be people set apart for me. You are not to eat flesh torn apart in the field; you are to throw it to the dogs."

Leviticus 17:15

"Any person who eats a carcass or an animal that was torn by beasts (whether that person is native born or is a resident alien), is to wash his clothes and bathe himself with water, and he will remain unclean until evening, and then he'll become clean.

Beasts » Illustrative of » Persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

However, the Lord stood by me and gave me strength so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles could hear it. I was rescued out of a lion's mouth.

1 Corinthians 15:32

If I have fought with wild animals in Ephesus from merely human motives, what do I get out of it? If the dead are not raised, "Let's eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

Beasts » Unclean » Not eaten

Leviticus 11:4-8

except you are not to eat the following animals that have divided hooves or ruminate their cud: the camel (because it chews the cud but doesn't have divided hooves, it is to be unclean for you), the rock badger (because it chews its cud but its hooves aren't divided, it is to be unclean for you), the hare (because it chews its cud, but its hooves aren't divided, it is to be unclean for you), read more.
and the pig (because it has divided hooves and is therefore cloven-footed, but it doesn't ruminate its cud, it is to be unclean for you). You are not to eat their flesh or even touch their carcasses. They are to be unclean for you."

Deuteronomy 1:7-8

Break camp, get going, and proceed to the hill country of the Amorites and all the nearby places in the Arabah desert, the highlands, the foothills, the Negev, the coastal plains, all of the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon as far as the great river, the Euphrates. Look! I've given you the land that lies ahead. Go in and possess the land that I, the LORD, promised to give to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as well as to their descendants.'"

Beasts » Clean » Sheep

Deuteronomy 7:13

He'll love you and increase your numbers. He'll bless the fruit of your womb, the fruit of your land (the grain, new wine, and oil), the offspring of your herds, and the lambs of your flock, in the land that the LORD promised your ancestors he would give you.

Deuteronomy 14:4

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

Beasts » Clean » Used for food

Leviticus 11:2

"Tell the Israelis that these are the living creatures that you may eat among the animals of the earth:

Deuteronomy 12:15

"You may slaughter and eat as much meat as you desire, according to the blessing of the LORD your God, when he provides for you in all your cities. Both ritually unqualified and qualified people may eat it as they would gazelle and deer.

Beasts » Clean and unclean

Deuteronomy 14:3-20

"You must not eat any detestable food. These are the animals that you may eat: ox, sheep, goat, deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep. read more.
You may eat every animal with a divided hoof those with split cloven hooves that chews the cud. However, you must not eat these animals that chew the cud or have a divided hoof: the camel, hare, and rock badger. Even though they chew the cud, their hooves are not divided. Therefore they are unclean for you. And also the pig, because even though its hoof is divided, it does not chew the cud. It is therefore unclean for you. You must not eat their meat or even touch their carcasses. "You may choose to eat from these creatures in the water: you may eat anything with fin and scale, but you may not eat anything without fin and scale, since it is unclean to you. "You may eat all clean birds. But you must not eat from any of these: the eagle, vulture, osprey, buzzard, any kind of kite, any kind of raven, the ostrich, night hawk, seagull, any kind of falcon, the little owl, the great owl, the horned owl, the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat. Any winged, swarming insect is unclean to you. They must not be eaten. You may eat every bird that is clean.

Beasts » Illustrative of » AntiChrist

Revelation 20:4

Then I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or hands. They came back to life and ruled with the Messiah for a thousand years.

Revelation 13:2

The beast that I saw was like a leopard. Its feet were like bear's feet, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. The dragon gave it his power, his throne, and complete 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. As a result, Balaam got so angry that he started to whip the donkey with his staff. That's when the LORD enabled the donkey to speak. She asked Balaam, "What did I do to you that you would beat me in the space of only three footsteps?" "Because you're playing a dirty trick on me," Balaam answered the donkey. "If only I had a sword in my hand! I'd kill you right now!" read more.
But in response, the donkey asked Balaam, "I'm your donkey that you've ridden on in the past without incident, am I not, and I'm the same donkey you're riding on right now, am I not? Am I in the habit of treating you like this?" "No," he admitted. Then the LORD enabled Balaam to see, so he observed the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with an unsheathed sword in his hand. So he bowed down and prostrated himself on his face. Then the angel of the LORD asked him, "Why did you beat your donkey in the space of only three footsteps? I've come to oppose you, because I say that what you're doing is perverted.

Beasts » Domestic » To be taken care of

Leviticus 25:7

The cattle and the wild animals in your land everything it produces are for your food.

Beasts » Unclean » Hare

Leviticus 11:6

the hare (because it chews its cud, but its hooves aren't divided, it is to be unclean for you),

Deuteronomy 14:7

However, you must not eat these animals that chew the cud or have a divided hoof: the camel, hare, and rock badger. Even though they chew the cud, their hooves are not divided. Therefore they are unclean for you.

Beasts » Unclean » Fox

Psalm 63:10

May they be given over to the power of the sword; may they become carrion for jackals.

Song of Songs 2:5

Sustain me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples, for I'm weak with love.

Beasts » Clean » How distinguished

Leviticus 11:3

You may eat any animal that has divided hooves with cloven feet and that ruminates its cud,

Deuteronomy 14:6

You may eat every animal with a divided hoof those with split cloven hooves that chews the cud.

Beasts » Exposure to wild

1 Corinthians 15:32

If I have fought with wild animals in Ephesus from merely human motives, what do I get out of it? If the dead are not raised, "Let's eat and drink, for tomorrow we die."

Daniel 6:16

At this point, the king ordered Daniel brought in and thrown into the lions' pit. The king spoke to Daniel, "Your God, whom you serve constantly, will deliver you himself."

Beasts » Clean » Roebuck

Deuteronomy 14:5

deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep.

2 Samuel 2:18

Zeruiah's three sons Joab, Abishai, and Asahel were there. As a runner, Asahel was fast, 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 are not to do any work neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your livestock, nor any foreigner who lives among you

Deuteronomy 5:14

but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. You are not to do any work neither you, your son, nor your daughter, your male and female servants, your oxen and donkeys, nor any of your livestock, nor any foreigner who lives among you, so that your male and female servants may rest as you do.

Beasts » Clean » Ox

Deuteronomy 14:4

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

Exodus 21:28

"If an ox gores a man or woman so that they die, the ox is certainly to be stoned and its flesh may not be eaten, but the owner of the ox is free from liability.

Beasts » Unclean » Camel

Leviticus 11:4

except you are not to eat the following animals that have divided hooves or ruminate their cud: the camel (because it chews the cud but doesn't have divided hooves, it is to be unclean for you),

Genesis 24:64

Rebekah looked up, and when she saw Isaac, she quickly dismounted from her camel

Beasts » Unclean » Mouse

Isaiah 66:17

"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to enter the groves, following the one at the center of those who eat the meat of pigs, disgusting things, and rats, are all alike," says the LORD.

Leviticus 11:29

"These are unclean for you among the swarming creatures that crawl over the land: the rat, mouse, lizards of every kind,

Beasts » Unclean » Mule

2 Samuel 13:29

So Absalom's young men did to Amnon just as they had been ordered, but the rest of David's sons jumped up, mounted their mules, and escaped.

1 Kings 10:25

Everyone kept on bringing gifts on an annual basis, including items made of silver and gold, garments, myrrh, spices, horses, and mules.

Beasts » Unclean » Coney

Leviticus 11:5

the rock badger (because it chews its cud but its hooves aren't divided, it is to be unclean for you),

Psalm 104:18

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

Beasts » Unclean » Mole

Leviticus 11:30

the gecko, crocodile, lizard, sand lizard, and chameleon.

Isaiah 2:20

At that time, mankind will throw their silver and gold idols that their fingers have made as objects of worship to the moles and to the bats.

Beasts » Unclean » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

and the pig (because it has divided hooves and is therefore cloven-footed, but it doesn't ruminate its cud, it is to be unclean for you).

Isaiah 66:17

"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to enter the groves, following the one at the center of those who eat the meat of pigs, disgusting things, and rats, are all alike," says the LORD.

Beasts » Many kinds of, noisome and destructive

Ezekiel 5:17

"I'll send famine and wild beasts against you that will rob you of your children. Pestilence and bloodshed will devastate you when I'll declare war on you. I, the LORD, have spoken."

Leviticus 26:6

I'll give peace in the land so that you'll lie down without fear. I'll remove wild beasts from the land, and not even war will come to your land.

Beasts » Illustrative of » People of different nations

Daniel 4:12

Its foliage was beautiful, its fruit bountiful, and its food sufficient for everyone. The animals of the field found shade under it, the birds of the sky lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Daniel 4:21-22

with beautiful leaves and abundant fruit enough food for everyone and under which wild animals of the field found shelter and the birds of the air had nests in its branches it's you, your majesty! You've become great and strong, your greatness has grown to the heavens, and your dominion reaches to the distant parts of the earth.

Beasts » Found in » Fields

Deuteronomy 7:22

He slowly will dislodge these nations before you, but he won't destroy them quickly, so the wild animals won't multiply around you.

Joel 2:22

Stop being afraid, beasts of the field, because the desert pastures will bloom, the trees will bear their fruit, and the fig tree and vine will deliver their wealth.

Beasts » Many kinds of, domestic

Genesis 36:6

Later, Esau took his wives, his children, everyone in his household, his livestock, all his animals, and all his possessions that he had acquired in the territory of Canaan and moved far away from his brother Jacob,

Genesis 45:17

Pharaoh told Joseph, "Be sure to tell your brothers, "Do this: load up your livestock, go back to the land of Canaan,

Beasts » Subjects of God's care

Psalm 36:6

Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your justice is like the great depths of the sea. You deliver both people and animals, LORD.

Psalm 104:10-11

He causes springs to gush forth into rivers that flow between the mountains. They give water for animals of the field to drink; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.

Beasts » Unclean » Badger

Exodus 25:5

ram skins dyed red, dolphin skins, and acacia wood;

Ezekiel 16:10

Then I covered you with embroidered clothing, clothed your feet with leather sandals, wrapped you with fine linen, and dressed you in silk.

Beasts » Unclean » Ass

Genesis 22:3

So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his male servants with him, along with his son Isaac. He cut the wood for the burnt offering and set out to go to the place about which God had spoken to him.

Matthew 21:2

told them, "Go into the village ahead of you. At once you will find a donkey tied up and a colt with it. Untie them, and bring them to me.

Beasts » Clean » Hart

Deuteronomy 14:5

deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep.

Job 39:1

"Do you know when the mountain goat gives birth? Do you watch the doe as it calves its young?

Beasts » Power over, given to man

Beasts » Created by God

Genesis 1:24

Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth each kind of living creature, each kind of livestock and crawling thing, and each kind of earth's animals!" And that is what happened:

Genesis 2:19

After the LORD God formed from the ground every wild animal and every bird that flies, he brought each of them to the man to see what he would call it. Whatever the man called each living creature became its name.

Beasts » Unclean » Dromedary

1 Kings 4:28

They also provided barley and straw for the horses and camels to their respective locations, each consistent with their responsibilities.

Esther 8:10

He wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed it with the king's signet ring. He sent the letters by couriers on horseback, riding steeds especially bred for the king.

Beasts » Unclean » Wolf

John 10:12

The hired worker, who isn't the shepherd and doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, deserts the sheep, and runs away. So the wolf snatches them and scatters them,

Genesis 49:27

"Benjamin is vicious like a wolf; what he kills in the morning he devours in the evening."

Beasts » Illustrative of » UnGodly professors

2 Peter 2:12

These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,

Jude 1:10

Whatever these people do not understand, they slander. Like irrational animals, they are destroyed by the very things they know by instinct.

Beasts » Illustrative of » The wicked

Psalm 49:20

Humanity, despite its conceit, does not understand that it will perish, just like the animals. A song of Asaph.

Beasts » Illustrative of » Kingdoms

Daniel 7:11

"I continued watching because of the audacious words that the horn was speaking. I kept observing until the animal was killed and its body destroyed and given over to burning fire.

Daniel 8:4

I watched the ram charging westward, northward, and southward. No animal could stand before him, nor was there anyone who could deliver from his control. He did as he pleased and exalted himself.

Beasts » Described as » Devoid of understanding

Psalm 32:9

Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

Psalm 73:22

Then, I was too stupid and didn't realize I was acting like a wild animal with you.

Beasts » Unclean » Dog

Exodus 22:31

"You are to be people set apart for me. You are not to eat flesh torn apart in the field; you are to throw it to the dogs."

Luke 16:2

So he called for him and asked him, "What's this I hear about you? You can't be my manager any longer. Now give me a report about your management!'

Beasts » Supply clothing to man

Job 31:20

if he hadn't thanked me from the bottom of his heart, if he had not been warmed by wool from my sheep,

Beasts » Described as » By nature wild, &c

Psalm 50:11

I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.

Beasts » Found in » Forests

Isaiah 56:9

"All you wild animals, come and devour even all of you wild animals.

Micah 5:8

The survivors of Jacob will live among the nations; they will live among many nations, like a lion among flocks of sheep, who, if he passes through, will trample and tear down with no one to deliver.

Beasts » Frequently suffered on account of the sins of men

Joel 1:18

Oh, how the livestock groan! The herds of cattle wander about because they have no pasture. Even flocks of sheep suffer!

Joel 1:20

The livestock also cries out to you, because their water sources have evaporated and because fire has consumed the open pastures.

Beasts » Man by nature no better than

Ecclesiastes 3:18-19

"As for human beings," I told myself, "God puts them to the test, that they might see themselves as mere animals." For what happens to people also happens to animals a single event happens to them: just as someone dies, so does the other. In fact, they all breathe the same way, so that a human being has no superiority over an animal. All of this is pointless.

Beasts » Habitations of » Dens and caves

Job 38:40

when they crouch in their dens and lie in ambush in their lairs?

Beasts » Unclean » Wild ass

Job 6:5

"Will the wild donkey bray from hunger if fresh grass is beside him? Will the ox low from distress if it is near its feed?

Job 39:5-8

"Who sets the wild donkey free? Who loosens the bonds of the wild donkey to whom I've given the Arabah for a home; the salt plain for his dwelling place? He despises city noises; he ignores the shouts of the driver. read more.
He ranges the mountains that are his pasture to search for anything green.

Beasts » Unclean » Leopard

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. May you journey from the top of Amana, from the tops of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of lions, from the mountain lairs of leopards.

Beasts » Found in » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. May you journey from the top of Amana, from the tops of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of lions, from the mountain lairs of leopards.

Beasts » Differ in flesh from birds and fishes

1 Corinthians 15:39

Not all flesh is the same. Humans have one kind of flesh, animals in general have another, birds have another, and fish have still another.

Beasts » Clean » Fallow deer

Deuteronomy 14:5

deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Wild goat

Deuteronomy 14:5

deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Chamois

Deuteronomy 14:5

deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Wild ox

Deuteronomy 14:5

deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep.

Beasts » Clean » Goat

Deuteronomy 14:4

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

Beasts » No likeness of, to be worshipped

Deuteronomy 4:17

any animal on earth, any winged bird that flies in the sky,

Beasts » Habitations of » Deserted cities

Isaiah 13:21-22

But desert beasts will lie down there, and their houses will be full of howling creatures; there owls will dwell, and goat-demons will dance there. Hyenas will howl in its strongholds, and jackals will make their dens in its citadels. Its time is close at hand, and its days will not be extended any further.

Beasts » Unclean » Not offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 27:11

If any animal is unclean, which cannot be brought to the LORD as an offering, make the animal stand in the presence of the priest,

Beasts » Unclean » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

"These are unclean for you among the swarming creatures that crawl over the land: the rat, mouse, lizards of every kind,

Beasts » Unclean » Ferret

Leviticus 11:30

the gecko, crocodile, lizard, sand lizard, and chameleon.

Beasts » Unclean » How distinguished

Leviticus 11:26

"Any animal that has divided hooves and is cloven-footed but doesn't chew the cud is unclean for you. Anyone who touches them is unclean.

Beasts » Received their names from adam

Genesis 2:19-20

After the LORD God formed from the ground every wild animal and every bird that flies, he brought each of them to the man to see what he would call it. Whatever the man called each living creature became its name. The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds that fly, and to each of earth's animals, but there was not found a strength corresponding to him,

Beasts » Described as » Devoid of immortality

Psalm 49:12-15

But humanity cannot last, despite its conceit; it will pass away just like the animals. This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interlude Like sheep, they are destined for the realm of the dead, with death as their shepherd. The upright will have dominion over them in the morning; their strength will be consumed in the afterlife, so that they have no home. read more.
God will truly redeem me from the power of Sheol. He will surely receive me! Interlude

Beasts » Unclean » Caused uncleanness when dead

Leviticus 5:2

"When a person has touched a ceremonially unclean thing inadvertently, such as the carcass of an unclean animal, or some unclean creeping thing, he will be unclean and guilty nevertheless.

Beasts » Unclean » First-born of, redeemed

Numbers 18:15

Everything that opens the womb, any living thing that they bring to the LORD whether from human beings or animals are for you. Just be sure that you redeem the firstborn of people and the firstborn of unclean animals.

Beasts » Unclean » Unicorn

Beasts » Unclean » Bear

2 Samuel 17:8

"You know how strong your father and his men are. They're as mad as a bear robbed of her cubs! Furthermore, your father is a skilled warrior. He won't stay with his army at night.

Beasts » Unclean » Lion

Judges 14:5-6

Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him! The Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and he ripped the lion apart as one might dissect a young goat, even though he carried nothing in his hand. But he didn't tell his father and mother what he had done.

Beasts » Unclean » Ape

1 Kings 10:22

because the king had ships that sailed to Tarshish accompanied by Hiram's ships. Once every three years ships from Tarshish returned, bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Beasts » Clean » First born of, not redeemed

Numbers 18:17

But you are not to redeem the firstborn of a cow, sheep, or a female goat. They are holy. You are to sprinkle their blood on the altar and burn their fat for an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD.

Beasts » Creation of, exhibits God's power

Jeremiah 27:5

"By my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth, mankind, and the animals that are on the face of the earth, and I give it to whomever I see fit.

Beasts » Described as » Devoid of speech

2 Peter 2:16

But he was rebuked for his offense. A donkey that normally cannot talk spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet's insanity.

Beasts » Unclean » Horse

Job 39:19-25

Do you instill the horse with strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane? Can you make him leap like the locust, and make the splendor of his snorting terrifying? He paws the ground in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he goes out to face weapons. read more.
He scoffs at fear and is never scared; he never retreats from a sword. A quiver of arrows rattles against his side, along with a flashing spear and a lance. Leaping in his excitement, he takes in the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpets sound! When the trumpet blasts he'll neigh, "Aha! Aha!' From a distance he can sense war, the war cry of generals, and their shouting."

Beasts » Found in » Deserts

Isaiah 13:21

But desert beasts will lie down there, and their houses will be full of howling creatures; there owls will dwell, and goat-demons will dance there.

Beasts » Clean » Used for sacrifice

Beasts » Herb of the field given to, for food

Genesis 1:30

I have given all green plants as food for every wild animal of the earth, every bird that flies, and to every living thing that crawls on the earth." And that is what happened.

Beasts » Made for the praise and glory of God

Psalm 148:10

living creatures and livestock, insects and flying birds,

Beasts » History of, written by solomon

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees everything from cedars that grow in Lebanon to hyssop that grows on a garden wall. He described animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Beasts » Habitations of » Under spreading trees

Daniel 4:12

Its foliage was beautiful, its fruit bountiful, and its food sufficient for everyone. The animals of the field found shade under it, the birds of the sky lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Beasts » Representations of, worshipped by the heathen

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

Beasts » Early distinguished into clean and unclean

Genesis 7:2

You are to take with you seven pairs of every clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of the unclean animals, a male and its mate;

Beasts » Given to man for food after the flood

Beasts » Instinctively fear man

Genesis 9:2

All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion.

Beasts » The property of God

Beasts » Described as » Possessed of instinct

Beasts » Described as » Being four-footed

Acts 10:12

In it were all kinds of four-footed animals, reptiles, and birds of the air.

Beasts » Liable to diseases

Exodus 9:3

then the hand of the LORD will comewith a very severe plague on your livestock in the fields, on horses, on donkeys, on camels, on cattle, and on sheep.

Beasts » Described as » Capable of being tamed

Beasts » Unclean » Behemoth

Job 40:15

"Please observe Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like an ox.

Beasts » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

"Ask the wild animals, and they'll teach you; the birds of the sky will tell you.

Wicked, the, are compared to » Beasts

2 Peter 2:12

These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,

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Four Beasts Of Daniel

Daniel 7:4

The first resembled a lion, but it had eagles' wings. I continued to watch until its wings were plucked off, it was lifted up off the ground, and it was forced to stand on two feet like a man. A human soul was imparted to it.

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