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59 Bible Verses about Horses

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Exodus 15:1

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord, saying, I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider or its chariot has He thrown into the sea.

Joshua 11:4

And they went out with all their hosts, much people, like the sand on the seashore in number, with very many horses and chariots.

2 Kings 6:14-15

So [the Syrian king] sent there horses, chariots, and a great army. They came by night and surrounded the city. When the servant of the man of God rose early and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was around the city. Elisha's servant said to him, Alas, my master! What shall we do?

Exodus 14:9

The Egyptians pursued them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamped at the [Red] Sea by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

Deuteronomy 11:4

And what He did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and chariots, how He made the waters of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued you, and how the Lord has destroyed them to this day;

Isaiah 43:16-17

Thus says the Lord, Who makes a way through the sea and a path through the mighty waters, Who brings forth chariot and horse, army and mighty warrior. They lie down together, they cannot rise; they are extinguished, they are quenched like a lampwick:

1 Kings 20:1

Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his army together; thirty-two kings were with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and besieged Samaria, warring against it.

Psalm 76:6

At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both chariot [rider] and horse are cast into a dead sleep [of death].

Isaiah 5:28

Their arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent; their horses' hoofs seem like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind.

Jeremiah 4:13

Behold, [the enemy] comes up like clouds, his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined (destroyed)!

Jeremiah 46:9

Go up, you horses, and drive furiously, you chariots! Let the warriors go forth -- "men of Ethiopia and Put who handle the shield, men of Lud who are skilled in handling and stringing the bow.

Jeremiah 51:21

With you I break in pieces the horse and his rider, with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer,

Ezekiel 38:4

And I will turn you back and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords -- "

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses also are swifter than leopards and are fiercer than the evening wolves, and their horsemen spread themselves and press on proudly; yes, their horsemen come from afar; they fly like an eagle that hastens to devour.

Joshua 11:6

But the Lord said to Joshua, Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow by this time I will give them up all slain to Israel; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.

Joshua 11:9

And Joshua did to them as the Lord had commanded him: he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.

2 Samuel 8:4

David took from him 1,700 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers; and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, except he reserved enough of them for 100 chariots.

1 Chronicles 18:4

David took from him 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. David also hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved enough for 100 chariots.

Micah 5:10

And in that day, says the Lord, I will cut off your horses [on which you depend] from among you and will destroy your chariots.

Deuteronomy 17:16

But he shall not multiply horses to himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to multiply horses, since the Lord said to you, You shall never return that way.

1 Samuel 8:11

And he said, These will be the ways of the king who shall reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots.

2 Samuel 15:1

After this, Absalom got a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run before him.

Jeremiah 22:4

For if you will indeed obey this word, then will there enter in through the gates of this [the king's] house kings sitting [for David] upon David's throne, riding in chariots and on horses -- "they and their servants and their people.

Genesis 47:17

So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and [he] gave them food in exchange for the horses, flocks, cattle of the herds, and the donkeys; and he supplied them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year.

1 Kings 9:19

And all the store cities which Solomon had and cities for his chariots and cities for his horsemen, and whatever Solomon desired to build for his pleasure in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

1 Kings 10:25-26

Every man brought tribute: vessels of silver and gold, garments, equipment, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year. Solomon collected chariots and horsemen; he had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, which he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 1:14

Solomon gathered chariots and horsemen; he had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, which he placed in the cities [suited for the use] of chariots and with the king at Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 9:28

And they imported horses for Solomon from Egypt and from all lands.

Isaiah 2:7

Their land also is full of silver and gold; neither is there any end to their treasures. Their land is also full of horses; neither is there any end to their chariots.

2 Kings 5:9

So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stopped at Elisha's door.

2 Kings 14:20

They brought him on horses and he was buried at Jerusalem with his fathers in the City of David.

2 Chronicles 25:28

And they brought him upon horses and buried him with his fathers in the City of [David in] Judah.

Isaiah 21:7

And when he sees a troop, horsemen in pairs, a troop of donkeys, and a troop of camels, he shall listen diligently, very diligently.

Isaiah 66:20

And they shall bring all your brethren from all the nations as an offering to the Lord -- "upon horses and in chariots and in litters and upon mules and upon camels -- "to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, just as the children of Israel bring their cereal offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord.

Psalm 32:9

Be not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or else they will not come with you.

2 Kings 19:28

Because your raging against Me and your arrogance and careless ease have come to My ears, therefore I will put My hook in your nose and My bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way you came, O king of Assyria.

Job 41:13

Who can strip off [the crocodile's] outer garment? [Who can penetrate his double coat of mail?] Who shall come within his jaws?

Isaiah 30:28

And His breath is like an overflowing stream that reaches even to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction; and a bridle that causes them to err will be in the jaws of the people.

Isaiah 37:29

Because your raging against Me and your arrogance and careless ease have come to My ears, therefore will I put My hook in your nose and My bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way you came.

Revelation 14:20

And [the grapes in] the winepress were trodden outside the city, and blood poured from the winepress, [reaching] as high as horses' bridles, for a distance of 1,600 stadia (about 200 miles).

James 3:2-3

For we all often stumble and fall and offend in many things. And if anyone does not offend in speech [never says the wrong things], he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature. If we set bits in the horses' mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about.

Revelation 19:11

After that I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse [appeared]! The One Who was riding it is called Faithful (Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady) and True, and He passes judgment and wages war in righteousness (holiness, justice, and uprightness).

2 Kings 13:14

Now Elisha [previously] had become ill of the illness of which he died. And Jehoash king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen of it!

Isaiah 28:28

Does one crush bread grain? No, he does not thresh it continuously. But when he has driven his cartwheel and his horses over it, he scatters it [tossing it up to the wind] without having crushed it.

Joel 2:4

Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses and horsemen, so do they run.

Zechariah 1:6-8

But My words and My statutes, which I commanded My servants the prophets, did they not overtake and take hold of your fathers? So they repented and said, As the Lord of hosts planned and purposed to do to us, according to our ways and according to our doings, so has He dealt with us. Upon the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month of Shebat, in the second year of the reign of Darius, the word of the Lord came to Zechariah son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo, the prophet. Zechariah said, I saw in the night [vision] and behold, a Man riding upon a red horse, and He stood among the myrtle trees that were in a low valley or bottom, and behind Him there were horses, red, bay or flame-colored, and white.

Revelation 6:1-8

Then I saw as the Lamb broke open one of the seven seals, and as if in a voice of thunder I heard one of the four living creatures call out, Come! And I looked, and saw there a white horse whose rider carried a bow. And a crown was given him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer. And when He broke the second seal, I heard the second living creature call out, Come!read more.
And another horse came out, flaming red. And its rider was empowered to take the peace from the earth, so that men slaughtered one another; and he was given a huge sword. When He broke open the third seal, I heard the third living creature call out, Come and look! And I saw, and behold, a black horse, and in his hand the rider had a pair of scales (a balance). And I heard what seemed to be a voice from the midst of the four living creatures, saying, A quart of wheat for a denarius [a whole day's wages], and three quarts of barley for a denarius; but do not harm the oil and the wine! When the Lamb broke open the fourth seal, I heard the fourth living creature call out, Come! So I looked, and behold, an ashy pale horse [ black and blue as if made so by bruising], and its rider's name was Death, and Hades (the realm of the dead) followed him closely. And they were given authority and power over a fourth part of the earth to kill with the sword and with famine and with plague (pestilence, disease) and with wild beasts of the earth.

Revelation 9:17

And in [my] vision the horses and their riders appeared to me like this: the riders wore breastplates the color of fiery red and sapphire blue and sulphur (brimstone) yellow. The heads of the horses looked like lions' heads, and from their mouths there poured fire and smoke and sulphur (brimstone).

2 Kings 2:11

As they still went on and talked, behold, a chariot of fire and horses of fire parted the two of them, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

2 Kings 6:17

Then Elisha prayed, Lord, I pray You, open his eyes that he may see. And the Lord opened the young man's eyes, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

2 Kings 7:6

For the Lord had made the Syrian army hear a noise of chariots and horses, the noise of a great army. They had said to one another, The king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to come upon us.

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Agriculture or husbandry » Beasts used in » Horses

Isaiah 28:28

Does one crush bread grain? No, he does not thresh it continuously. But when he has driven his cartwheel and his horses over it, he scatters it [tossing it up to the wind] without having crushed it.

Animals » Names of » Horses

Deuteronomy 17:16

But he shall not multiply horses to himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to multiply horses, since the Lord said to you, You shall never return that way.

2 Kings 23:11

And he removed the horses that the kings of Judah had devoted to the sun from the entrance of the house of the Lord, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the area, and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

Job 39:19

Have you given the horse his might? Have you clothed his neck with quivering and a shaking mane?

Psalm 32:9

Be not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or else they will not come with you.

More verses: Psalm 33:17

Chariots » Drawn by » Horses

2 Kings 10:2

Now as soon as this letter comes to you, seeing your master [Joram's] sons are with you and also chariots and horses, a fortified city, and weapons,

Song of Songs 1:9

O my love [he said as he saw her], you remind me of my [favorite] mare in the chariot spans of Pharaoh.

Commerce » Articles of » Horses

Revelation 18:13

Of cinnamon, spices, incense, ointment and perfume, and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, fine flour and wheat; of cattle and sheep, horses and conveyances; and of slaves (the bodies) and souls of men!

1 Kings 10:29

A chariot could be brought out of Egypt for 600 shekels of silver, and a horse for 150. And so to all the kings of the Hittites and of Syria they were exported by the king's merchants.

Ezekiel 27:14

They of the house of Togarmah (Armenia) traded for your wares with [chariot] horses, cavalry horses, and mules.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » White

Revelation 6:2

And I looked, and saw there a white horse whose rider carried a bow. And a crown was given him, and he rode forth conquering and to conquer.

Zechariah 1:8

I saw in the night [vision] and behold, a Man riding upon a red horse, and He stood among the myrtle trees that were in a low valley or bottom, and behind Him there were horses, red, bay or flame-colored, and white.

Zechariah 6:3

The third chariot had white horses, and the fourth chariot had dappled, active, and strong horses.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Red

Zechariah 1:8

I saw in the night [vision] and behold, a Man riding upon a red horse, and He stood among the myrtle trees that were in a low valley or bottom, and behind Him there were horses, red, bay or flame-colored, and white.

Zechariah 6:2

The first chariot had red or bay horses, the second chariot had black horses,

Revelation 6:4

And another horse came out, flaming red. And its rider was empowered to take the peace from the earth, so that men slaughtered one another; and he was given a huge sword.

Horses » Described as » Swift

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses also are swifter than leopards and are fiercer than the evening wolves, and their horsemen spread themselves and press on proudly; yes, their horsemen come from afar; they fly like an eagle that hastens to devour.

Isaiah 30:16

And you said, No! We will speed [our own course] on horses! Therefore you will speed [in flight from your enemies]! You said, We will ride upon swift steeds [doing our own way]! Therefore will they who pursue you be swift, [so swift that]

Jeremiah 4:13

Behold, [the enemy] comes up like clouds, his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined (destroyed)!

Horses » Illustrative of » Beauty of the church

Song of Songs 1:9

O my love [he said as he saw her], you remind me of my [favorite] mare in the chariot spans of Pharaoh.

Zechariah 10:3

My anger is kindled against the shepherds [who are not true shepherds] and I will punish the goat leaders, for the Lord of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as His beautiful and majestic horse in the battle.

Horses » Sold in fairs and markets

Revelation 18:13

Of cinnamon, spices, incense, ointment and perfume, and frankincense, of wine and olive oil, fine flour and wheat; of cattle and sheep, horses and conveyances; and of slaves (the bodies) and souls of men!

Ezekiel 27:14

They of the house of Togarmah (Armenia) traded for your wares with [chariot] horses, cavalry horses, and mules.

Horses » Numbers of, kept for war

Jeremiah 51:27

Set up a standard or signal in the land [to spread the news]! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare and dedicate the nations for war against her; call against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. Appoint a marshal against her; cause the horses to come up like [a swarm of] locusts [when their wings are not yet released from their horny cases].

Ezekiel 26:10

Because of the great number of [Nebuchadrezzar's] horses, their dust will cover you; your walls [O Tyre] will shake at the noise of the horsemen and of the wagon wheels and of the chariots, when he enters into your gates as men enter into the city in whose walls there has been made a breach.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Grisled

Zechariah 6:3

The third chariot had white horses, and the fourth chariot had dappled, active, and strong horses.

Zechariah 6:6

The chariot with the black horses is going forth into the north country, and the white ones are going forth after them [because there are two northern powers to overcome], and the dappled ones are going forth toward the south country.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Black

Zechariah 6:2

The first chariot had red or bay horses, the second chariot had black horses,

Zechariah 6:6

The chariot with the black horses is going forth into the north country, and the white ones are going forth after them [because there are two northern powers to overcome], and the dappled ones are going forth toward the south country.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Bay

Zechariah 6:3

The third chariot had white horses, and the fourth chariot had dappled, active, and strong horses.

Zechariah 6:7

And [the chariots with] the strong [horses] went forth and sought to go that they might patrol the earth. And [the Lord] said to them, Go, walk to and fro through the earth and patrol it. So they walked about through the earth [watching and protecting it].

Horses » Used for » Conveying posts, &c

Esther 8:10

He wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed it with the king's ring and sent letters by messengers on horseback, riding on swift steeds, mules, and young dromedaries used in the king's service, bred from the [royal] stud.

2 Kings 9:17-19

A watchman on the tower in Jezreel spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Send a horseman to meet them and have him ask, Do you come in peace? So one on horseback went to meet him and said, Thus says the king: Is it peace? And Jehu said, What have you to do with peace? Rein in behind me. And the watchman reported, The messenger came to them, but he does not return. Then Joram sent out a second man on horseback, who came to them and said, Thus says the king: Is it peace? Jehu replied, What have you to do with peace? Ride behind me.

Horses » Kings and princes rode on

Ezekiel 23:23

The Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them, desirable young men, governors and officers all of them, princes, men of renown and counselors, all of them riding on horses.

Esther 6:8-11

Let royal apparel be brought which the king has worn and the horse which the king has ridden, and a royal crown be set on his head. And let the apparel and the horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes. Let him array the man whom the king delights to honor, and conduct him on horseback through the open square of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor. Then the king said to Haman, Make haste and take the apparel and the horse, as you have said, and do so to Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king's gate. Leave out nothing that you have spoken. read more.
Then Haman took the apparel and the horse and conducted Mordecai on horseback through the open square of the city, proclaiming before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.

Horses » Often suffered » In battle

Jeremiah 51:21

With you I break in pieces the horse and his rider, with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer,

Haggai 2:22

And I will [in the distant future] overthrow the throne of kingdoms and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the [ungodly] nations, and I will overthrow the chariots and those who ride in them, and the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother.

Horses » Used for » Mounting calvary

Exodus 14:9

The Egyptians pursued them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamped at the [Red] Sea by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

1 Samuel 13:5

And the Philistines gathered to fight with Israel, 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen and troops like sand on the seashore in multitude. They came up and encamped at Michmash, east of Beth-aven.

Horses » Fed on grain and herbs

1 Kings 18:5

And Ahab said to Obadiah, Go into the land to all the fountains of water and to all the brooks; perhaps we may find grass to keep the horses and mules alive, that we lose none of the beasts.

1 Kings 4:23

Ten fat oxen, twenty pasture-fed cattle, a hundred sheep, besides harts, gazelles, roebucks, and fatted fowl of choice kinds.

Horses » Described as » Strong

Horses » The jews » Condemned for trusting to

Isaiah 30:16

And you said, No! We will speed [our own course] on horses! Therefore you will speed [in flight from your enemies]! You said, We will ride upon swift steeds [doing our own way]! Therefore will they who pursue you be swift, [so swift that]

Isaiah 31:3

Now the Egyptians are men and not God, and their horses are flesh and not spirit; and when the Lord stretches out His hand, both [Egypt] who helps will stumble, and [Judah] who is helped will fall, and they will all perish and be consumed together.

Horses » Used for » Drawing chariots

Micah 1:13

Bind the chariot to the swift steed, O lady inhabitant of Lachish; you were the beginning of sin to the Daughter of Zion, for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.

Zechariah 6:2

The first chariot had red or bay horses, the second chariot had black horses,

Horses » Used for » Bearing burdens

Horses » Loud snorting of, alluded to

Jeremiah 8:16

The snorting of [Nebuchadnezzar's] horses is heard from Dan [on the northern border of Palestine]. At the sound of the neighing of his strong war-horses the whole land quakes; for they come and devour the land and all that is in it, the city and those who dwell in it.

Job 39:20

Was it you [Job] who made him to leap like a locust? The majesty of his [snorting] nostrils is terrible.

Horses » Described as » Warlike in disposition

Job 39:21

He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons [of armed men].

Jeremiah 8:6

I have listened and heard, but they have not spoken aright; no man repents of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? Everyone turns to his [individual] course, as the horse rushes like a torrent into battle.

Horses » Vanity of trusting to

Amos 2:15

Neither shall he stand who handles the bow, and he who is swift of foot shall not deliver himself; neither shall he who rides the horse deliver his life.

Horses » Governed by bit and bridle

Psalm 32:9

Be not like the horse or the mule, which lack understanding, which must have their mouths held firm with bit and bridle, or else they will not come with you.

James 3:3

If we set bits in the horses' mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about.

Horses » Described as » Fierce and impetuous

Job 39:21

He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons [of armed men].

Job 39:24

[He seems in running to] devour the ground with fierceness and rage; neither can he stand still at the sound of the [war] trumpet.

Horses » Described as » Fearless

Job 39:20

Was it you [Job] who made him to leap like a locust? The majesty of his [snorting] nostrils is terrible.

Job 39:22

He mocks at fear and is not dismayed or terrified; neither does he turn back [in battle] from the sword.

Inscriptions » Holiness » to the lord » Engraved » Horses » Bells

Zechariah 14:20

In that day there shall be [written] upon the [little] bells on the horses, holy to the lord, and the pots in the Lord's house shall be holy to the Lord like the bowls before the altar.

Kings » Forbidden to multiply » Horses

Deuteronomy 17:16

But he shall not multiply horses to himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to multiply horses, since the Lord said to you, You shall never return that way.

Protection » Not to be found in » Horses

Topics on Horses

Acquiring Horses

5;17;16

But he shall not multiply horses to himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to multiply horses, since the Lord said to you, You shall never return that way.

Riding Horses

34;3;3

Horsemen mounting and charging, the flashing sword, the gleaming spear, a multitude of slain and a great number of corpses, no end of corpses! [The horsemen] stumble over the corpses!