They had tails and stingers like scorpions, and they had the power to hurt people with their tails for five months.
As dead flies cause the perfumer's ointment to stink, so also does a little foolishness to one's reputation of wisdom and honor.
You are not to eat anything that crawls on its belly, anything that walks on four legs, anything that has many legs, or any of the swarming creatures that swarm the land, because they're detestable.
He spoke, and a swarm of insects invaded their land.
The LORD did this, and dense swarms of insects came into the house of Pharaoh and into the houses of his servants. The land was ruined throughout Egypt because of the swarms of insects.
and any winged insect that crawls on four legs is detestable for you.
But if you don't let my people go, I'll send swarms of insects upon you, your servants, your people, and your households. The houses of Egypt and even the ground on which they stand will be filled with swarms of insects.
I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.
Whirling locusts will consume every tree and the produce of your land.
They had hair like women's hair and teeth like lions' teeth.
And I'll prevent the devourer from harming you, so that he does not destroy the crops of your land. Nor will the vines in your fields drop their fruit," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
Any winged, swarming insect is unclean to you. They must not be eaten.
Spiders can be caught by the hand, yet they're found in kings' palaces.
They were not allowed to kill them, but were only allowed to torture them for five months. Their torture was like the pain of a scorpion when it stings someone.
Ants aren't a strong species, yet they prepare their food in the summer.
These creatures that you may eat include the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind.
The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were victor's crowns that looked like gold, and their faces were like human faces.
In that place, worms never die, and the fire is never put out.
They had breastplates like iron, and the noise of their wings was like the roar of chariots with many horses rushing into battle.
Immediately the angel of the Lord struck him down because he did not give glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died.
living creatures and livestock, insects and flying birds,
Locusts came out of the smoke onto the earth, and they were given power like that of earthly scorpions.
So God created every kind of magnificent marine creature, every kind of living marine crawler with which the waters swarmed, and every kind of flying creature. And God saw how good it was.
God made each kind of the earth's animals, along with every kind of livestock and crawling thing. And God saw how good it was.
He sent swarms of insects to bite them and frogs to destroy them.
The LORD God prepared a vine plant, and it grew over Jonah to shade his head and provide relief from his misery. Jonah was happy indeed, he was ecstatic about the vine plant.
We also saw the Nephilim, the descendants of Anak. Compared to the Nephilim, as we see things, we're like grasshoppers, and that's their opinion of us!"
But Peter said, "Absolutely not, Lord, for I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean!"
But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, "This man drives out demons only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons."
This message from the LORD came to Pethuel's son Joel.
I'll send hornets ahead of you and they'll drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you.
But at dawn the next day, God provided a worm that attacked the vine plant so that it withered away.
Don't be afraid, you little worm Jacob, and you insects of Israel! I myself will help you,' declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel."
1 Samuel 24:14
After whom is the king of Israel going out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog or a single flea?
You blind guides! You filter out a gnat, yet swallow a camel!
Go to the ant, you lazy man! Observe its ways and become wise.
The LORD did what Moses asked, and the swarms of insects departed from Pharaoh, his officials, and his people. Not one remained.
Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD sent an east wind into the land all that day and throughout the night. When morning came, the east wind brought the locusts.
and is unclean. Anyone who touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening.