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17 Bible Verses about Fishes

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Genesis 1:20-21

Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!" 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.

Deuteronomy 4:15-18

"Therefore, for your own sake, be very careful, since you did not see any form on the day that the LORD your God spoke to you in Horeb from the midst of the fire. Be careful! Otherwise, you will be destroyed when you make carved images for yourself all sorts of images in the form of man, woman, any animal on earth, any winged bird that flies in the sky, read more.
any creeping thing on the ground, or any fish in the sea.

Matthew 4:18

While Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers Simon (also called Peter) and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, because they were fishermen.

Matthew 4:18-21

While Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers Simon (also called Peter) and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, because they were fishermen. "Follow me," he told them, "and I will make you fishers of people!" So at once they left their nets and followed him. read more.
Going on from there he saw two other brothers James, son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee repairing their nets. When he called them,

Jonah 1:17

Now the LORD had prepared a large sea creature to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the sea creature for three days and three nights.

Matthew 14:17-21

They told him, "We don't have anything here except five loaves of bread and two fish." He said, "Bring them to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and gave them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. read more.
All of them ate and were filled. Then the disciples picked up what was left of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. Now those who had eaten were about 5,000 men, besides women and children.

Ezekiel 47:9

It will support all kinds of living creatures that will thrive abundantly wherever the river flows. There will be a great many fish, because this water will flow there and turn the salt water fresh. As a result, everything will live wherever the river flows.

Exodus 7:18

The fish in the Nile River will die and the river will stink. The Egyptians will be unable to drink water from the Nile River."'"

Isaiah 19:8

The fishermen will groan, and all who cast hooks into the Nile will lament; those who spread nets upon the water will become weaker and weaker.

Jeremiah 16:16

"I'm about to send many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they'll catch them. Afterwards, I'll send for many hunters and they'll hunt for them on every mountain and hill and in the crevices of the rocks.

Matthew 7:9-10

"There isn't a person among you who would give his son a stone if he asked for bread, is there? Or if he asks for a fish, he wouldn't give him a snake, would he?

Matthew 14:17

They told him, "We don't have anything here except five loaves of bread and two fish."

Numbers 11:5

How we remember the fish that we used to eat in Egypt for free! And the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic!

John 21:13

Jesus took the bread, gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.

Matthew 12:40

because just as Jonah was in the stomach of the sea creature for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.

From Thematic Bible


Fishes » Distinction between clean, and unclean

Leviticus 11:9-12

"You may eat anything that lives in the water that is, you may eat anything that has fins and scales either from the seas or from the rivers. But anything that doesn't have fins or scales whether from the seas or the rivers any of the swarming creatures and living creatures in the waters are detestable for you. They are to remain detestable for you. You are not to eat of their meat and you are to detest their carcasses. read more.
Anything that doesn't have fins or scales in the waters is a detestable thing for you."

Deuteronomy 14:9-10

"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.

Fishes » Sold near the fish gate at jerusalem

2 Chronicles 33:14

Later on, Manasseh reinforced the outer wall to the City of David on the west side overlooking the Gihon Valley as far as the Fish Gate. He encircled the Ophel, raising it to a great height.

Zephaniah 1:10

When all of this happens," declares the LORD, "a loud shriek will come from the Fish Gate, and howling from the Mishneh Quarter, along with great destruction from the hills."

Fishes » Inhabit » Ponds

Song of Songs 7:4

Your neck is like a tower of ivory. Your eyes are like the pools in Heshbon, beside the gate of Beth-rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon, which faces Damascus.

Isaiah 19:10

Egypt's workers in cloth will be crushed, and all who work for wages will be sick at heart."

Fishes » Miracles connected with » Multiplying a few

Matthew 14:17-21

They told him, "We don't have anything here except five loaves of bread and two fish." He said, "Bring them to me." Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and blessed them. Then he broke the loaves in pieces and gave them to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. read more.
All of them ate and were filled. Then the disciples picked up what was left of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. Now those who had eaten were about 5,000 men, besides women and children.

Matthew 15:34

Jesus asked them, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."

Fishes » No likeness of, to be made for worship

Exodus 20:4

"You are not to craft for yourselves an idol or anything resembling what is in the skies above, or on earth beneath, or in the water sources under the earth.

Deuteronomy 4:18

any creeping thing on the ground, or any fish in the sea.

Fishes » Inhabit » Seas

Ezekiel 47:10

A day will come when fishermen will line its banks from En-gedi to En-eglaim there will be plenty of room to spread out nets. There will be all sorts of species of fish, as abundant as the fish that live in the Mediterranean Sea. There will be lots of them!

Numbers 11:22

What if we were to slaughter our entire inventory of flocks and herds for them? Would that be enough? What if we could gather all the fish in the sea in nets for them? Would that be enough, either?"

Fishes » Mentioned in scripture » Whale

Genesis 1:21

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.

Matthew 12:40

because just as Jonah was in the stomach of the sea creature for three days and three nights, so the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.

Fishes » Man given dominion over

Fishes » Often suffered for man's sin

Ezekiel 38:20

I'm going to shake the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the wild beasts, all the creatures that crawl on the earth, and every single human being who lives on the surface of the earth. Mountains will collapse, as will their mountain passages, and every wall will fall to the ground.

Exodus 7:21

The fish in the Nile River died and the river stank. The Egyptians were not able to drink water from the Nile River, and blood was throughout the land of Egypt.

Fishes » Inhabit » Rivers

Exodus 7:18

The fish in the Nile River will die and the river will stink. The Egyptians will be unable to drink water from the Nile River."'"

Ezekiel 29:5

Then I'll fling you out into the desert, you and all those fish in your waterways. You'll fall out in the open fields; you'll never be reunited. I'm giving you to the wild beasts of the earth and to the birds of the sky, and they will dine on you!

Fishes » Taken with » Hooks

Matthew 17:27

So Jesus told him, "In that case, the subjects are exempt. However, so that we don't offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you."

Amos 4:2

The Lord GOD has taken a sacred oath: "The day is coming when they will take you away on fishhooks, every last one of you on fishhooks.

Fishes » Taken with » Nets

Luke 5:4-6

When he had finished speaking, he told Simon, "Push out into deep water, and lower your nets for a catch." Simon answered, "Master, we have worked hard all night and caught nothing. But if you say so, I'll lower the nets." After the men had done this, they caught so many fish that the nets began to tear.

John 21:6-8

He told them, "Throw the net on the right hand side of the boat, and you'll catch some." So they threw it out and were unable to haul it in because it was so full of fish. That disciple whom Jesus kept loving told Peter, "It's the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put his clothes back on, because he was practically naked, and jumped into the sea. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish. They were only about 200 cubits away from the shore.

Fishes » Catching of, a trade

Matthew 4:18

While Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers Simon (also called Peter) and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, because they were fishermen.

Luke 5:2

He saw two boats lying on the shore, but the fishermen had stepped out of them and were washing their nets.

Fishes » Mentioned in scripture » Leviathan

Job 41:1

"Can you draw Leviathan out of the water with a hook, or tie down his tongue with a rope?

Psalm 74:14

You crushed the heads of Leviathan. You set it as food for desert creatures.

Fishes » Mode of cooking alluded to

John 21:9

When they arrived at the shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish lying on it, and some bread.

Fishes » Different in flesh from beasts, &c

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.

Fishes » Miracles connected with » Immense draughts of

Luke 5:6

After the men had done this, they caught so many fish that the nets began to tear.

Luke 5:9

because Simon and all the people who were with him were amazed at the number of fish they had caught,

Fishes » Illustrative » Of men ignorant of future events

Ecclesiastes 9:12

In addition, no human being knows his time: Like fish captured in a cruel net, or as birds caught in a snare, so also are human beings caught by bad timing that surprises them.

Fishes » Illustrative » (bad,) of mere professors

Matthew 13:48-49

When it was full, the fishermen hauled it ashore. Then they sat down, sorted the good fish into containers, and threw the bad ones away. That is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out, cull out the evil people from among the righteous ones,

Fishes » Illustrative » (good,) of saints

Matthew 13:48-49

When it was full, the fishermen hauled it ashore. Then they sat down, sorted the good fish into containers, and threw the bad ones away. That is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out, cull out the evil people from among the righteous ones,

Fishes » Created by God

Genesis 1:20-21

Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!" 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.

Fishes » Illustrative » Of the whole population of egypt

Ezekiel 29:4-5

"So I'm going to plant a hook in your jaw and make the fish in your waterways grab hold of your scales. I'll bring you up out of the middle of your waterways, along with all of the fish from your waterways that cling to your scales, Then I'll fling you out into the desert, you and all those fish in your waterways. You'll fall out in the open fields; you'll never be reunited. I'm giving you to the wild beasts of the earth and to the birds of the sky, and they will dine on you!

Fishes » The tyrians traded in

Nehemiah 13:16

Furthermore, Tyrians were living there who were importing fish and all kinds of merchandise, selling them to the people of Judah on the Sabbath, even in Jerusalem.

Fishes » Miracles connected with » Procuring tribute money from

Matthew 17:27

So Jesus told him, "In that case, the subjects are exempt. However, so that we don't offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, open its mouth, and you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for me and you."

Fishes » Illustrative » Of those ensnared by the wicked

Habakkuk 1:14

"You have fashioned mankind like fish in the ocean, like creeping things that have no ruler.

Fishes » Illustrative » Of the visible church

Matthew 13:48

When it was full, the fishermen hauled it ashore. Then they sat down, sorted the good fish into containers, and threw the bad ones away.

Fishes » Man permitted to eat

Genesis 9:2-3

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. "Every living, moving creature will be food for you. Just as I gave you green plants before, so now you have everything.

Fishes » Used as food » By the egyptians

Numbers 11:5

How we remember the fish that we used to eat in Egypt for free! And the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic!

Fishes » Used as food » By the jews

Matthew 7:10

Or if he asks for a fish, he wouldn't give him a snake, would he?

Fishes » Number and variety of

Psalm 104:25

There is the deep and wide sea, teeming with numberless creatures, living things small and great.

Fishes » Solomon wrote the history of

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.

Fishes » Cannot live without water

Isaiah 50:2

Why is it that when I came, no one was there? Why was there no answer when I called? Was my arm too short to redeem you? Do I lack the strength to rescue you? Look! By my mere rebuke I dry up the sea, I turn rivers into a desert. Their fish stink for lack of water and die of thirst.

Fishes » Made for God's glory

Job 12:8-9

Or ask the green plants of the earth and they'll teach you; let the fish in the sea tell you. Who among all of these doesn't know that the LORD's hand made them,

Fishes » Miracles connected with » Dressed on the shore

John 21:9

When they arrived at the shore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish lying on it, and some bread.

Fishes » Taken with » Spears

Job 41:7

Will you fill his flesh with harpoons, or his head with lances?

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