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Theasaurus: Camels

11 Bible Verses about Camels

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Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat a meal. They looked up, and there was a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were carrying aromatic gum, balsam, and resin, going down to Egypt.

Judges 7:12

Now the Midianites, Amalekites, and all the Qedemites had settled down in the valley like a swarm of locusts, and their camels were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore.

1 Samuel 30:17

David slaughtered them from twilight until the evening of the next day. None of them escaped, except 400 young men who got on camels and fled.

Genesis 24:61

Then Rebekah and her female servants got up, mounted the camels, and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.

Job 42:12

So the Lord blessed the last part of Job’s life more than the first. He owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel beside a well of water outside the town at evening. This was the time when the women went out to draw water.

Leviticus 11:4

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

Judges 8:21

Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Get up and kill us yourself, for a man is judged by his strength.” So Gideon got up, killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the crescent ornaments that were on the necks of their camels.

Job 1:17

That messenger was still speaking when yet another came and reported: “The Chaldeans formed three bands, made a raid on the camels, and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

Genesis 24:31

Laban said, “Come, you who are blessed by the Lord. Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.”

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Animals » Names of » Camels

Judges 6:5

For the Midianites came with their cattle and their tents like a great swarm of locusts. They and their camels were without number, and they entered the land to waste it.

Genesis 12:16

He treated Abram well because of her, and Abram acquired flocks and herds, male and female donkeys, male and female slaves, and camels.

Leviticus 11:4

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

Camels » Esteemed a valuable booty

2 Chronicles 14:15

They also attacked the tents of the herdsmen and captured many sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

Job 1:17

That messenger was still speaking when yet another came and reported: “The Chaldeans formed three bands, made a raid on the camels, and took them away. They struck down the servants with the sword, and I alone have escaped to tell you!”

1 Chronicles 5:20-21

They received help against these enemies, and the Hagrites and all their allies were handed over to them, because they cried out to God in battle. He granted their request because they trusted in Him. They captured the Hagrites' livestock-50,000 of their camels, 250,000 sheep, and 2,000 donkeys-as well as 100,000 people.

Jeremiah 49:29

They will take their tents and their flocks
along with their tent curtains and all their equipment.
They will take their camels for themselves.
They will call out to them:
Terror is on every side!

Jeremiah 49:32

Their camels will become plunder,
and their massive herds of cattle will become spoil.
I will scatter them to the wind in every direction,
those who shave their temples;
I will bring calamity on them across all their borders.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Camels » Used for » Carrying burdens

Genesis 37:25

Then they sat down to eat a meal. They looked up, and there was a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead. Their camels were carrying aromatic gum, balsam, and resin, going down to Egypt.

1 Kings 10:2

She came to Jerusalem with a very large entourage, with camels bearing spices, gold in great abundance, and precious stones. She came to Solomon and spoke to him about everything that was on her mind.

2 Kings 8:9

Hazael went to meet Elisha, taking with him a gift: 40 camel-loads of all kinds of goods from Damascus. When he came and stood before him, he said, “Your son, Ben-hadad king of Aram, has sent me to ask you, ‘Will I recover from this sickness?’”

Camels » A part of patriarchal wealth

Genesis 12:16

He treated Abram well because of her, and Abram acquired flocks and herds, male and female donkeys, male and female slaves, and camels.

Camels » Unclean

Leviticus 11:4

But among the ones that chew the cud or have divided hooves you are not to eat these:the camel, though it chews the cud,
does not have divided 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;

Camels » Abounded in the east

1 Chronicles 5:21

They captured the Hagrites’ livestock—50,000 of their camels, 250,000 sheep, and 2,000 donkeys—as well as 100,000 people.

Isaiah 60:6

Caravans of camels will cover your land
young camels of Midian and Ephah—
all of them will come from Sheba.
They will carry gold and frankincense
and proclaim the praises of the Lord.

Camels » Referred to in illustrations by Christ

Matthew 19:24

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides! You strain out a gnat, yet gulp down a camel!

Camels » Used for » War

1 Samuel 30:17

David slaughtered them from twilight until the evening of the next day. None of them escaped, except 400 young men who got on camels and fled.

Judges 7:12

Now the Midianites, Amalekites, and all the Qedemites had settled down in the valley like a swarm of locusts, and their camels were as innumerable as the sand on the seashore.

Camels » Subject to plagues

Zechariah 14:15

The same plague as the previous one will strike the horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all the animals that are in those camps.

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.

Camels » Of the rich adorned with chains

Judges 8:21

Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Get up and kill us yourself, for a man is judged by his strength.” So Gideon got up, killed Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the crescent ornaments that were on the necks of their camels.

Judges 8:26

The weight of the gold earrings he requested was about 43 pounds of gold, in addition to the crescent ornaments and ear pendants, the purple garments on the kings of Midian, and the chains on the necks of their camels.

Camels » Kept in numbers by kings

1 Chronicles 27:30

Obil the Ishmaelite was in charge of the camels.
Jehdeiah the Meronothite was in charge of the donkeys.

Camels » Treated with great care

Genesis 24:31-32

Laban said, "Come, you who are blessed by the Lord. Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels." So the man came to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and feed were given to the camels, and water was brought to wash his feet and the feet of the men with him.

Camels » Characterized by » Its docility

Genesis 24:11

He made the camels kneel beside a well of water outside the town at evening. This was the time when the women went out to draw water.

Camels » Used for » Riding

Genesis 24:61

Then Rebekah and her female servants got up, mounted the camels, and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.

Camels » The dromedary a species of, remarkable for swiftness

Jeremiah 2:23

How can you protest, “I am not defiled;
I have not followed the Baals”?
Look at your behavior in the valley;
acknowledge what you have done.
You are a swift young camel
twisting and turning on her way,

Camels » Furniture of, alluded to

Genesis 31:34

Now Rachel had taken Laban’s household idols, put them in the saddlebag of the camel, and sat on them. Laban searched the whole tent but found nothing.

Camels » Found in deserted places

Ezekiel 25:5

I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and Ammon a sheepfold. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.”

Camels » Characterized by » The bunches on its back

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.

Camels » Used for » Conveying posts and messengers

Esther 8:10

Mordecai wrote in King Ahasuerus’s 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.

Camels » Used for » Drawing chariots

Isaiah 21:7

When he sees riders—
pairs of horsemen,
riders on donkeys,
riders on camels—
he must pay close attention.”

Camels » Coarse cloth made from its hair

Matthew 3:4

John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

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Genesis 24:61

Then Rebekah and her female servants got up, mounted the camels, and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.

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