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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. They said: I will sing to the Lord, for He is highly exalted; He has thrown the horse and its rider into the sea.

Joshua 11:4

They went out with all their armies-a multitude as numerous as the sand on the seashore-along with a vast number of horses and chariots.

2 Kings 6:14-15

he sent horses, chariots, and a massive army there. They went by night and surrounded the city. When the servant of the man of God got up early and went out, he discovered an army with horses and chariots surrounding the city. So he asked Elisha, "Oh, my master, what are we to do?"

Exodus 14:9

The Egyptians-all Pharaoh's horses and chariots, his horsemen, and his army-chased after them and caught up with them as they camped by the sea beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

Deuteronomy 11:4

what He did to Egypt's army, its horses and chariots, when He made the waters of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued you, and He destroyed them completely;

Isaiah 43:16-17

This is what the Lord says- who makes a way in the sea, and a path through surging waters, who brings out the chariot and horse, the army and the mighty one together (they lie down, they do not rise again; they are extinguished, quenched like a wick)-

1 Kings 20:1

Now Ben-hadad king of Aram assembled his entire army. Thirty-two kings, along with horses and chariotry, were with him. He marched up, besieged Samaria, and fought against it.

Psalm 76:6

At Your rebuke, God of Jacob, both chariot and horse lay still.

Isaiah 5:28

Their arrows are sharpened, and all their bows strung. Their horses' hooves are like flint; their [chariot] wheels are like a whirlwind.

Jeremiah 4:13

Look, he advances like clouds; his chariots are like a storm. His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined!

Jeremiah 46:9

Rise up, you cavalry! Race furiously, you chariots! Let the warriors go forth- Cush and Put, who are able to handle shields, and the Ludim, who are able to handle and string the bow.

Jeremiah 51:21

With you I will smash the horse and its rider; with you I will smash the chariot and its rider.

Ezekiel 38:4

I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws, and bring you out with all your army, including horses and riders, who are all splendidly dressed, a huge company armed with shields and bucklers, all of them brandishing swords.

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses are swifter than leopards and more fierce than wolves of the night. Their horsemen charge ahead; their horsemen come from distant [lands]. They fly like an eagle, swooping to devour.

Joshua 11:6

The Lord said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them, for at this time tomorrow I will hand all of them over dead to Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn up their chariots."

Joshua 11:9

Joshua treated them as the Lord had told him; he hamstrung their horses and burned up their chariots.

2 Samuel 8:4

David captured 1,700 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers from him, and he hamstrung all the horses, and he kept 100 chariots.

1 Chronicles 18:4

David captured 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers from him and hamstrung all the horses, and he kept 100 chariots.

Micah 5:10

In that day- the Lord's declaration- I will remove your horses from you and wreck your chariots.

Deuteronomy 17:16

However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, for the Lord has told you, 'You are never to go back that way again.'

1 Samuel 8:11

He said, "These are the rights of the king who will rule over you: He can take your sons and put them to his use in his chariots, on his horses, or running in front of his chariots.

2 Samuel 15:1

After this, Absalom got himself a chariot, horses, and 50 men to run before him.

Jeremiah 22:4

For if you conscientiously carry out this word, then kings sitting on David's throne will enter through the gates of this palace riding on chariots and horses-they, their officers, and their people.

Genesis 47:17

So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and he gave them food in exchange for the horses, the herds of sheep, the herds of cattle, and the donkeys. That year he provided them with food in exchange for all their livestock.

1 Kings 9:19

all the storage cities that belonged to Solomon, the chariot cities, the cavalry cities, and whatever Solomon desired to build in Jerusalem, Lebanon, or anywhere else in the land of his dominion.

1 Kings 10:25-26

Every man would bring his annual tribute: items of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, and horses and mules. Solomon accumulated 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen and stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 1:14

Solomon accumulated 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, which he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 9:28

They were bringing horses for Solomon from Egypt and from all the countries.

Isaiah 2:7

Their land is full of silver and gold, and there is no limit to their treasures; their land is full of horses, and there is no limit to their chariots.

2 Kings 5:9

So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha's house.

2 Kings 14:20

They carried him back on horses, and he was buried in Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.

2 Chronicles 25:28

They carried him back on horses and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.

Isaiah 21:7

When he sees riders- pairs of horsemen, riders on donkeys, riders on camels- pay close attention."

Isaiah 66:20

They will bring all your brothers from all the nations as a gift to the Lord on horses and chariots, in litters, and on mules and camels, to My holy mountain Jerusalem, says the Lord, just as the Israelites bring an offering in a clean vessel to the house of the Lord.

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like a horse or mule, without understanding, that must be controlled with bit and bridle, or else it will not come near you.

2 Kings 19:28

Because your raging against Me and your arrogance have reached My ears, I will put My hook in your nose and My bit in your mouth; I will make you go back the way you came.

Job 41:13

Who can strip off his outer covering? Who can penetrate his double layer of armor?

Isaiah 30:28

His breath is like an overflowing torrent that rises to the neck. [He comes] to sift the nations in a sieve of destruction and to put a bridle on the jaws of the peoples to lead [them] astray.

Isaiah 37:29

Because your raging against Me and your arrogance has reached My ears, I will put My hook in your nose and My bit in your mouth; I will make you go back the way you came.

Revelation 14:20

Then the press was trampled outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press up to the horses' bridles for about 180 miles.

James 3:2-3

for we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man who is also able to control his whole body. Now when we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide the whole animal.

2 Kings 13:14

When Elisha became sick with the illness that he died from, Jehoash king of Israel went down and wept over him and said, "My father, my father, the chariots and horsemen of Israel!"

Isaiah 28:28

Bread grain is crushed, but is not threshed endlessly. Though the wheel of [the farmer's] cart rumbles, his horses do not crush it.

Joel 2:4

Their appearance is like that of horses, and they gallop like war horses.

Zechariah 1:6-8

But didn't My words and My statutes that I commanded My servants the prophets overtake your ancestors? They repented and said: As the Lord of Hosts purposed to deal with us for our ways and deeds, so He has dealt with us." The Night Visions On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, which is the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah, son of Iddo: I looked out in the night and saw a man riding on a red horse. He was standing among the myrtle trees in the valley. Behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.

Revelation 6:1-8

Then I saw the Lamb open one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Come!" I looked, and there was a white horse. The horseman on it had a bow; a crown was given to him, and he went out as a victor to conquer. When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!"read more.
Then another horse went out, a fiery red one, and its horseman was empowered to take peace from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And a large sword was given to him. When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" And I looked, and there was a black horse. The horseman on it had a balance scale in his hand. Then I heard something like a voice among the four living creatures say, "A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius-but do not harm the olive oil and the wine." When He opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" And I looked, and there was a pale green horse. The horseman on it was named Death, and Hades was following after him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague, and by the wild animals of the earth.

Revelation 9:17

This is how I saw the horses in my vision: The horsemen had breastplates that were fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow. The heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and from their mouths came fire, smoke, and sulfur.

2 Kings 2:11

As they continued walking and talking, a chariot of fire with horses of fire suddenly appeared and separated the two of them. Then Elijah went up into heaven in the whirlwind.

2 Kings 6:17

Then Elisha prayed, "Lord, please open his eyes and let him see." So the Lord opened the servant's eyes. He looked and saw that the mountain was covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

2 Kings 7:6

for the Lord had caused the Aramean camp to hear the sound of chariots, horses, and a great army. The Arameans had said to each other, "The king of Israel must have hired the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Egypt to attack us."

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Agriculture or husbandry » Beasts used in » Horses

Isaiah 28:28

Bread grain is crushed, but is not threshed endlessly. Though the wheel of [the farmer's] cart rumbles, his horses do not crush it.

Animals » Names of » Horses

Deuteronomy 17:16

However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, for the Lord has told you, 'You are never to go back that way again.'

2 Kings 23:11

He did away with the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun. [They had been] at the entrance of the Lord's temple in the precincts by the chamber of Nathan-melech the court official, and he burned up the chariots of the sun.

Job 39:19

Do you give strength to the horse? Do you adorn his neck with a mane?

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like a horse or mule, without understanding, that must be controlled with bit and bridle, or else it will not come near you.

More verses: Psalm 33:17

Chariots » Drawn by » Horses

2 Kings 10:2

When this letter arrives, since your master's sons are with you and you have chariots, horses, a fortified city, and weaponry,

Song of Songs 1:9

I compare you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.

Commerce » Articles of » Horses

Revelation 18:13

cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, and frankincense; wine, olive oil, fine wheat flour, and grain; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human bodies and souls.

1 Kings 10:29

A chariot was imported from Egypt for 15 pounds [of silver], and a horse for about four pounds. In the same way, they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of Aram through their agents.

Ezekiel 27:14

Those from Beth-togarmah exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your merchandise.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » White

Revelation 6:2

I looked, and there was a white horse. The horseman on it had a bow; a crown was given to him, and he went out as a victor to conquer.

Zechariah 1:8

I looked out in the night and saw a man riding on a red horse. He was standing among the myrtle trees in the valley. Behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.

Zechariah 6:3

the third chariot white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses-[all] strong horses.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Red

Zechariah 1:8

I looked out in the night and saw a man riding on a red horse. He was standing among the myrtle trees in the valley. Behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.

Zechariah 6:2

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

Revelation 6:4

Then another horse went out, a fiery red one, and its horseman was empowered to take peace from the earth, so that people would slaughter one another. And a large sword was given to him.

Horses » Described as » Swift

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses are swifter than leopards and more fierce than wolves of the night. Their horsemen charge ahead; their horsemen come from distant [lands]. They fly like an eagle, swooping to devour.

Isaiah 30:16

You say, "No! We will escape on horses"- therefore you will escape!- and, "We will ride on fast horses"- but those who pursue you will be faster.

Jeremiah 4:13

Look, he advances like clouds; his chariots are like a storm. His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined!

Horses » Illustrative of » Beauty of the church

Song of Songs 1:9

I compare you, my darling, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.

Zechariah 10:3

My anger burns against the shepherds, so I will punish the leaders. For the Lord of Hosts has tended His flock, the house of Judah; He will make them like His majestic steed in battle.

Horses » Sold in fairs and markets

Revelation 18:13

cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, and frankincense; wine, olive oil, fine wheat flour, and grain; cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and human bodies and souls.

Ezekiel 27:14

Those from Beth-togarmah exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your merchandise.

Horses » Numbers of, kept for war

Jeremiah 51:27

Raise a signal flag in the land; blow a ram's horn among the nations; set apart the nations against her. Summon kingdoms against her- Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. Appoint a marshal against her; bring up horses like a swarm of locusts.

Ezekiel 26:10

His horses will be so numerous that their dust will cover you. When he enters your gates as [an army] entering a breached city, your walls will shake from the noise of cavalry, wagons, and chariots.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Grisled

Zechariah 6:3

the third chariot white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses-[all] strong horses.

Zechariah 6:6

The one with the black horses is going to the land of the north, the white horses are going after them, but the dappled horses are going to the land of the south."

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Black

Zechariah 6:2

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

Zechariah 6:6

The one with the black horses is going to the land of the north, the white horses are going after them, but the dappled horses are going to the land of the south."

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Bay

Zechariah 6:3

the third chariot white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses-[all] strong horses.

Zechariah 6:7

As the strong horses went out, they wanted to go patrol the earth, and the Lord said, "Go, patrol the earth." So they patrolled the earth.

Horses » Used for » Conveying posts, &c

Esther 8:10

Mordecai wrote in King Ahasuerus' 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.

2 Kings 9:17-19

Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu's troops approaching and shouted, "I see troops!" Joram responded, "Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, '[Do you come in] peace?' " So a horseman went to meet Jehu and said, "This is what the king asks: '[Do you come in] peace?' " Jehu replied, "What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me." The watchman reported, "The messenger reached them but hasn't started back." So he sent out a second horseman, who went to them and said, "This is what the king asks: '[Do you come in] peace?' " Jehu answered, "What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me."

Horses » Kings and princes rode on

Ezekiel 23:23

the Babylonians and all the Chaldeans; Pekod, Shoa, and Koa; and all the Assyrians with them-desirable young men, all of them governors and prefects, officers and administrators, all of them riding on horses.

Esther 6:8-11

Have them bring a royal garment that the king himself has worn and a horse the king himself has ridden, which has a royal diadem on its head. Put the garment and the horse under the charge of one of the king's most noble officials. Have them clothe the man the king wants to honor, parade him on the horse through the city square, and proclaim before him, 'This is what is done for the man the king wants to honor.' " The king told Haman, "Hurry, and do just as you proposed. Take a garment and a horse for Mordecai the Jew, who is sitting at the King's Gate. Do not leave out anything you have suggested." read more.
So Haman took the garment and the horse. He clothed Mordecai and paraded him through the city square, crying out before him, "This is what is done for the man the king wants to honor."

Horses » Often suffered » In battle

Jeremiah 51:21

With you I will smash the horse and its rider; with you I will smash the chariot and its rider.

Haggai 2:22

I will overturn royal thrones and destroy the power of the Gentile kingdoms. I will overturn chariots and their riders. Horses and their riders will fall, each by his brother's sword.

Horses » Used for » Mounting calvary

Exodus 14:9

The Egyptians-all Pharaoh's horses and chariots, his horsemen, and his army-chased after them and caught up with them as they camped by the sea beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

1 Samuel 13:5

The Philistines also gathered to fight against Israel: 3,000 chariots, 6,000 horsemen, and troops as numerous as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Michmash, east of Beth-aven.

Horses » Fed on grain and herbs

1 Kings 18:5

Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go throughout the land to every spring of water and to every wadi. Perhaps we'll find grass so we can keep the horses and mules alive and not have to destroy any cattle."

1 Kings 4:23

10 fattened oxen, 20 range oxen, and 100 sheep, besides deer, gazelles, roebucks, and pen-fed poultry,

Horses » Described as » Strong

Horses » The jews » Condemned for trusting to

Isaiah 30:16

You say, "No! We will escape on horses"- therefore you will escape!- and, "We will ride on fast horses"- but those who pursue you will be faster.

Isaiah 31:3

Egyptians are men, not God; their horses are flesh, not spirit. When the Lord raises His hand [to strike], the helper will stumble and the helped will fall; both will perish together.

Horses » Used for » Drawing chariots

Micah 1:13

Harness the horses to the chariot, you residents of Lachish. This was the beginning of sin for Daughter Zion, because Israel's acts of rebellion can be traced to you.

Zechariah 6:2

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

Horses » Used for » Bearing burdens

Horses » Loud snorting of, alluded to

Jeremiah 8:16

From Dan is heard the snorting of horses. At the sound of the neighing of mighty steeds, the whole land quakes. They come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all its residents.

Job 39:20

Do you make him leap like a locust? His proud snorting [fills one with] terror.

Horses » Described as » Warlike in disposition

Job 39:21

He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength; He charges into battle.

Jeremiah 8:6

I have paid careful attention. They do not speak what is right. No one regrets his evil, asking: What have I done? Everyone has stayed his course like a horse rushing into battle.

Horses » Vanity of trusting to

Amos 2:15

The archer will not stand [his ground], the [one who is] swift of foot will not save himself, and the one riding a horse will not save his life.

Horses » Governed by bit and bridle

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like a horse or mule, without understanding, that must be controlled with bit and bridle, or else it will not come near you.

James 3:3

Now when we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide the whole animal.

Horses » Described as » Fierce and impetuous

Job 39:21

He paws in the valley and rejoices in his strength; He charges into battle.

Job 39:24

He charges ahead with trembling rage; he cannot stand still at the trumpet's sound.

Horses » Described as » Fearless

Job 39:20

Do you make him leap like a locust? His proud snorting [fills one with] terror.

Job 39:22

He laughs at fear, since he is afraid of nothing; he does not run from the sword.

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

Zechariah 14:20

On that day, [the words] HOLY TO THE LORD will be on the bells of the horses. The pots in the house of the Lord will be like the sprinkling basins before the altar.

Kings » Forbidden to multiply » Horses

Deuteronomy 17:16

However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, for the Lord has told you, 'You are never to go back that way again.'

Protection » Not to be found in » Horses

Topics on Horses

Acquiring Horses

5;17;16

However, he must not acquire many horses for himself or send the people back to Egypt to acquire many horses, for the Lord has told you, 'You are never to go back that way again.'

Riding Horses

34;3;3

Charging horseman, flashing sword, shining spear; heaps of slain, mounds of corpses, dead bodies without end- they stumble over their dead.

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