They have tails like scorpions, and they have stings, and in their tails lies their ability to hurt men for [the] five months.
Dead flies cause the ointment of the perfumer to putrefy [and] send forth a vile odor; so does a little folly [in him who is valued for wisdom] outweigh wisdom and honor.
Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has more [than four] feet among all things that creep on the ground and swarm you shall not eat; for they are detestable.
He spoke, and there came swarms of beetles and flies and mosquitoes and lice in all their borders.
And the Lord did so; and there came heavy and oppressive swarms [of bloodsucking gadflies] into the house of Pharaoh and his servants' houses; and in all of Egypt the land was corrupted and ruined by reason of the great invasion [of gadflies].
All winged insects that go upon all fours are to be an abomination to you;
Else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms [of bloodsucking gadflies] upon you, your servants, and your people, and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms [of bloodsucking gadflies], and also the ground on which they stand.
I know and am acquainted with all the birds of the mountains, and the wild animals of the field are Mine and are with Me, in My mind.
All your trees and the fruit of your ground shall the locust possess.
They had hair like the hair of women, and their teeth were like lions' teeth.
And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field, says the Lord of hosts.
And all flying insects are unclean for you; they shall not be eaten.
The lizard you can seize with your hands, yet it is in kings' palaces.
They were not permitted to kill them, but to torment (distress, vex) them for five months; and the pain caused them was like the torture of a scorpion when it stings a person.
The ants are a people not strong, yet they lay up their food in the summer;
Of these you may eat: the whole species of locust, of bald locust, of cricket, and of grasshopper.
The locusts resembled horses equipped for battle. On their heads was something like golden crowns. Their faces resembled the faces of people.
Salt is good (beneficial), but if salt has lost its saltness, how will you restore [the saltness to] it? Have salt within yourselves, and be at peace and live in harmony with one another.
Their breastplates (scales) resembled breastplates made of iron, and the [whirring] noise made by their wings was like the roar of a vast number of horse-drawn chariots going at full speed into battle.
And at once an angel of the Lord smote him and cut him down, because he did not give God the glory (the preeminence and kingly majesty that belong to Him as the supreme Ruler); and he was eaten by worms and died.
Beasts and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds!
Then out of the smoke locusts came forth on the earth, and such power was granted them as the power the earth's scorpions have.
God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (suitable, admirable) and He approved it.
And God made the [wild] beasts of the earth according to their kinds, and domestic animals according to their kinds, and everything that creeps upon the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (fitting, pleasant) and He approved it.
He sent swarms of [venomous] flies among them which devoured them, and frogs which destroyed them.
And the Lord God prepared a gourd and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to deliver him from his evil situation. So Jonah was exceedingly glad [to have the protection] of the gourd.
There we saw the Nephilim [or giants], the sons of Anak, who come from the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
But Peter said, No, by no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common and unhallowed or [ceremonially] unclean.
But the Pharisees, hearing it, said, This Man drives out demons only by and with the help of Beelzebub, the prince of demons.
The word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.
And I will send hornets before you which shall drive out the Hivite, Canaanite, and Hittite from before you.
But God prepared a cutworm when the morning dawned the next day, and it smote the gourd so that it withered.
Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I will help you, says the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
1 Samuel 24:14
After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog? After a flea?
You blind guides, filtering out a gnat and gulping down a camel!
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways and be wise! -- "
And the Lord did as Moses had spoken: He removed the swarms [of attacking gadflies] from Pharaoh, from his servants, and his people; there remained not one.
And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day and all that night; when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
And by [contact with] these you shall become unclean; whoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening,