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59 Bible Verses about Horses

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Exodus 15:1

Then Moses and the Israelis sang this song to the LORD: "I'll sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea.

Joshua 11:4

So they went out, they and all of their armies with them a multitude as numerous as the sand on the seashore accompanied by many horses and chariots.

2 Kings 6:14-15

So the king of Aram sent out horses, chariots, and an elite force, and they arrived during the night and surrounded the city. Meanwhile, the attendant to the man of God got up early in the morning and went outside, and there were the elite forces, surrounding the city, accompanied by horses and chariots! So Elisha's attendant cried out to him, "Oh no! Master! What will we do!?"

Exodus 14:9

The Egyptians pursued them all the chariot-horses of Pharaoh, along with his horsemen and army and they overtook them camped by the sea, near Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal Zephon.

Deuteronomy 11:4

what he did to the Egyptian army, its horses and chariots, when he caused the waters of the Reed Sea to engulf them as they pursued you; how the LORD destroyed them, even to this day;

Isaiah 43:16-17

This is what the LORD says who makes a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who brings out chariots and horsemen, and armies and warriors at the same time. They lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a candle:

1 Kings 20:1

A little while later, King Ben-hadad of Aram mustered an army of cavalry and chariots in a military confederacy with 32 kings, invaded Samaria, and set up siege encampments there.

Psalm 76:6

At the sound of your battle cry, God of Jacob, both horse and chariot rider fell into deep sleep.

Isaiah 5:28

Their arrows are sharp, all their bows ready for action. Their horses' hooves seem like flint, and their chariot wheels spin like a whirlwind.

Jeremiah 4:13

Look, he comes up like clouds, and his chariots are like a whirlwind. His horses are as swift as eagles. Woe to us we're destroyed!

Jeremiah 46:9

Horses, get up! Chariots, drive furiously! Let the warriors go forward, Ethiopia and Put, who carry shields, and the Lydians who handle and bend the bow.

Jeremiah 51:21

I'll smash the horse and its rider with you. I'll smash the chariot and its rider with you.

Ezekiel 38:4

I'm going to turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and bring you out you and your whole army along with your horses and cavalry riders, all of them richly attired, a magnificent company replete with buckler and shield, and all of them wielding battle swords.

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses are swifter than leopards, and more cunning than wolves that attack at night. Their horsemen are galloping as they approach from far away. They swoop in like ravenous vultures.

Joshua 11:6

But the LORD told Joshua, "Don't be afraid of them, because tomorrow about this time I am giving them all to you dead in the presence of Israel. Hamstring their horses and incinerate their chariots."

Joshua 11:9

Joshua dealt with them just as the LORD had told him: he hamstrung their horses and incinerated their chariots.

2 Samuel 8:4

David captured 1,000 of his chariots, 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. David hamstrung all the chariot horses except for enough to supply 100 chariots.

1 Chronicles 18:4

David confiscated 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers from him, and hamstrung all of the chariot horses except for a reserve force of 100 chariots.

Micah 5:10

"It will come about at that time," declares the LORD, "I will tear away your horses from you, and I will destroy your chariots.

Deuteronomy 17:16

Only he must not amass horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt to obtain more horses. For the LORD said you must never return that way again.

1 Samuel 8:11

He said, "This is how the king who rules over you will operate: He will conscript your sons and assign them to his chariots. He will conscript them as his horsemen, and they'll run in front of his chariots.

2 Samuel 15:1

Sometime later, Absalom acquired a chariot equipped with horses and recruited 50 men to accompany him.

Jeremiah 22:4

Rather, carefully obey this message, and then kings sitting for David on his throne and riding in chariots and on horses will enter the gates of this house. The king will enter along with his officials and his people.

Genesis 47:17

So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph traded food in exchange for horses, various flocks and herds, and donkeys. He fed them with food in exchange for their livestock during that year.

1 Kings 4:26

Solomon owned 40,000 stalls for the horses that drove his chariots, and he employed 12,000 men to drive them.

1 Kings 9:19

along with the storage cities that Solomon used for his chariots and for his cavalry, everything that Solomon felt like building in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in every territory under his control.

1 Kings 10:25-26

Everyone kept on bringing gifts on an annual basis, including items made of silver and gold, garments, myrrh, spices, horses, and mules. Solomon accumulated chariots and cavalry. He had 1,400 chariots and 12,000 cavalry soldiers. He stationed them in various chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 1:14

Solomon amassed both chariots and horsemen: he owned 1,400 chariots and 12,000 horsemen, stationing them in armories and with the king in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 9:28

They also kept bringing horses to Solomon from Egypt and from all of the surrounding countries.

Isaiah 2:7

Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots.

2 Kings 5:9

So Naaman arrived with his horses and chariots and stood in front of the door to Elisha's house.

2 Kings 14:20

His body was brought back on horses and he was buried at Jerusalem alongside his ancestors in the City of David.

2 Chronicles 25:28

They brought him back on horses and buried him with his ancestors in the city of Judah.

Isaiah 21:7

When he sees chariots, each man with a pair of horses, riders on donkeys or riders on camels, let him pay attention, full attention."

Isaiah 66:20

They will bring all yes, all! of your kindred from all the nations to my holy mountain Jerusalem as an offering to the LORD on horses, in chariots, in wagons, and on mules yes, even on mules! and on camels," says the LORD, "just as the Israelis bring a grain offering in a clean vessel to the LORD's house.

Psalm 32:9

Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

2 Kings 19:28

Because of your rage against me, your complacency has reached my ears. I'll put my hook into your nostrils and my bit into your mouth. Then I'll turn you back on the road by which you came.'

Job 41:13

Who can strip off his outer armor? Who can approach him with a bridle?

Isaiah 30:28

His breath is like an overflowing torrent, and it rises right up to the neck, to shake the nations in the sieve of destruction, and to place in the jaws of the nations a bit that leads them astray.

Isaiah 37:29

Your insolence has reached my ears, so I'll put my hook in your nose and my bit in your mouth, and I'll make you turn back on the road by which you came.

Revelation 14:20

The wine press was trampled outside the city, and blood flowed from the wine press as high as a horse's bridle for about 1,600 stadia.

James 3:2-3

For all of us make many mistakes. If someone does not make any mistakes when he speaks, he is perfect and able to control his whole body. Now if we put bits into horses' mouths to make them obey us, we can guide their whole bodies as well.

2 Kings 13:14

When Elisha fell ill with the sickness from which he was about to die, King Joash of Israel came down to see him, wept in his presence, and told him, "My father, Israel's chariots and horsemen!"

Isaiah 28:28

It must be ground; one cannot keep threshing it forever. Even if he drives his cart and horses over it, he cannot crush it.

Joel 2:4

As to their form, they're like horses; and like chariot horses, how they can run!

Zechariah 1:6-8

But my words and my statutes that I gave as commands to my servants the prophets did they not overwhelm your ancestors? And they returned to me: "The LORD of the Heavenly Armies acted toward us just as he planned to do in keeping with our lifestyles and in keeping with our actions.'" On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month (the month Shebat) in the second year of the reign of Darius, this message from the LORD came to Berechiah's son Zechariah, the grandson of Iddo the prophet: "I stared into the night, and there was a man mounted on a red horse! The horse was standing among the myrtle trees in a ravine. Behind him there were red, brown, and white horses."

Revelation 6:1-8

Then I saw the lamb open the first of the seven seals. I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Go!" Then I looked, and there was a white horse! Its rider had a bow, and a victor's crown had been given to him. He went out as a conqueror to conquer. When the lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Go!" read more.
A second horse went out. It was fiery red, and its rider was given permission to take peace away from the earth and to make people slaughter one another. So he was given a large sword. When the lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Go!" I looked, and there was a black horse! Its rider held a scale in his hand. I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures, saying, "One day's ration of wheat for a day's wage, or three day's ration of barley for a day's wage! But don't damage the olive oil or the wine!" When the lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Go!" I looked, and there was a pale green horse! Its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. They were given authority over one-fourth of the earth to kill people using wars, famines, plagues, and the wild animals of the earth.

Revelation 9:17

This was how I saw the horses in my vision: The riders wore breastplates that had the color of fire, sapphire, and sulfur. The heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire, smoke, and sulfur came out of their mouths.

2 Kings 2:11

As they continued on, talking as they went, suddenly chariots blazing with fire and pulled by fiery horses appeared, separated the two of them, and Elijah ascended in a wind storm to heaven!

2 Kings 6:17

Then Elisha prayed, asking the LORD, "Please make him able to really see!" And so when the LORD enabled the young man to see, he looked, and there was the mountain, filled with horses and fiery chariots surrounding Elisha!

2 Kings 7:6

The LORD had made the Aramean army hear the sounds of chariots, horses, and a large army, so they told one another, "Look! The king of Israel has hired the kings of the Hittites and the Egyptians to come attack us!"

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Agriculture or husbandry » Beasts used in » Horses

Isaiah 28:28

It must be ground; one cannot keep threshing it forever. Even if he drives his cart and horses over it, he cannot crush it.

Animals » Names of » Horses

Deuteronomy 17:16

Only he must not amass horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt to obtain more horses. For the LORD said you must never return that way again.

2 Kings 23:11

He abolished the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun at the entrance to the LORD's Temple, near the offices of Nathan-melech, the official, that were in the precincts. He also set fire to the chariots of the sun.

Job 39:19

Do you instill the horse with strength? Do you clothe its neck with a mane?

Psalm 32:9

Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

More verses: Psalm 33:17

Chariots » Drawn by » Horses

2 Kings 10:2

"As soon as you receive this letter (since your master's children are with you, you have chariots and horses there with you, and you are protected by a walled city and weaponry),

Song of Songs 1:9

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

Commerce » Articles of » Horses

Revelation 18:13

cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, olive oil, flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, horses, chariots, and slaves (that is, human souls)

1 Kings 10:29

A chariot from Egypt cost 600 pieces of silver, and a horse 150 pieces of silver, but then they were exported to all the Hittite kings and to the Aramean kings.

Ezekiel 27:14

Beth-togarmah traded horses, war horses, and mules in exchange for what you had to sell.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » White

Revelation 6:2

Then I looked, and there was a white horse! Its rider had a bow, and a victor's crown had been given to him. He went out as a conqueror to conquer.

Zechariah 1:8

"I stared into the night, and there was a man mounted on a red horse! The horse was standing among the myrtle trees in a ravine. Behind him there were red, brown, and white horses."

Zechariah 6:3

Attached to the third chariot were white horses. Attached to the fourth chariot were speckled horses and gray horses.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Red

Zechariah 1:8

"I stared into the night, and there was a man mounted on a red horse! The horse was standing among the myrtle trees in a ravine. Behind him there were red, brown, and white horses."

Zechariah 6:2

Attached to the first chariot were red horses. Attached to the second chariot were black horses.

Revelation 6:4

A second horse went out. It was fiery red, and its rider was given permission to take peace away from the earth and to make people slaughter one another. So he was given a large sword.

Horses » Described as » Swift

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses are swifter than leopards, and more cunning than wolves that attack at night. Their horsemen are galloping as they approach from far away. They swoop in like ravenous vultures.

Isaiah 30:16

Instead, you said, "No! We'll escape on horses!' Therefore, you'll flee away. And you said, "We'll ride off on swift steeds!' Therefore your pursuers will be swift.

Jeremiah 4:13

Look, he comes up like clouds, and his chariots are like a whirlwind. His horses are as swift as eagles. Woe to us we're destroyed!

Horses » Illustrative of » Beauty of the church

Song of Songs 1:9

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

Zechariah 10:3

"Against the shepherds my anger rises I am punishing the leaders also, because the LORD of the Heavenly Armies has visited his flock, the house of Judah, appointing them as his royal war horse for battle.

Horses » Sold in fairs and markets

Revelation 18:13

cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, olive oil, flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, horses, chariots, and slaves (that is, human souls)

Ezekiel 27:14

Beth-togarmah traded horses, war horses, and mules in exchange for what you had to sell.

Horses » Numbers of, kept for war

Jeremiah 51:27

Lift up a battle standard in the land. Blow a trumpet among the nations. Consecrate the nations against her. Summon the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz against her. Appoint a commander against her, bring up horses like bristling locusts.

Ezekiel 26:10

There will be so many horses that the dust raised by them will cover you completely. The walls of your city will tremble from the noise of Nebuchadnezzar's cavalry, wagons, and chariots when they enter through the gates of your city, as men enter a city that has been breached.

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Grisled

Zechariah 6:3

Attached to the third chariot were white horses. Attached to the fourth chariot were speckled horses and gray horses.

Zechariah 6:6

The black horses are headed into the north country, and the white ones are headed out after them. The speckled horses are headed toward the south country."

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Black

Zechariah 6:2

Attached to the first chariot were red horses. Attached to the second chariot were black horses.

Zechariah 6:6

The black horses are headed into the north country, and the white ones are headed out after them. The speckled horses are headed toward the south country."

Horses » Colors of, mentioned » Bay

Zechariah 6:3

Attached to the third chariot were white horses. Attached to the fourth chariot were speckled horses and gray horses.

Zechariah 6:7

Then the gray horses went out. They were eager to go out on patrol throughout the earth, so the angel said, "Go patrol the earth." So they went out on patrol throughout the earth.

Horses » Used for » Conveying posts, &c

Esther 8:10

He wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed it with the king's signet ring. He sent the letters by couriers on horseback, riding steeds especially bred for the king.

2 Kings 9:17-19

While the watchman was standing guard in the tower at Jezreel, he watched Jehu's entourage arrive. So he called out, "I see a group arriving." Joram ordered, "Take a horseman, send him out to meet them, and have him ask, "Have you come in peace?'" So a horseman went out, greeted Jehu and said, "This is what the king said: "Have you come in peace?'" But Jehu responded, "What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me." The watchman reported, "The messenger arrived there, but he hasn't returned." Then Joram sent out a second horseman, who went out to them and said, "This is what the king said: "Have you come in peace?'" Jehu responded, "What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me."

Horses » Kings and princes rode on

Ezekiel 23:23

the Babylonians, all the Chaldeans, Pekod, Shoa, Koa, and all of the Assyrians with them. They're all desirable young men, governors, commanders, chariot officers, and famous men, all of them mounted on horses.

Esther 6:8-11

let them bring royal robes that the king has worn and a horse on which the king has ridden, with a royal crown placed on its head. Then give the robes and the horse to one of the king's most noble officials. Let them put the robes on the man whom the king desires to honor, and let them put him on the horse in the main square of the city. Then let them announce in front of him, "This is what is done for the man whom the king desires to honor.'" Then the king told Haman, "Quick! Take the clothes and the horse just as you have suggested and do this for Mordecai the Jew who sits in the king's gate. And don't let anything you've suggested fall through the cracks." read more.
So Haman took the clothes and the horse, dressed Mordecai, and put him on the horse in the main square of the city. He cried out in front of him, "This is what is done for the man whom the king desires to honor."

Horses » Often suffered » In battle

Jeremiah 51:21

I'll smash the horse and its rider with you. I'll smash the chariot and its rider with you.

Haggai 2:22

I will overthrow royal thrones. I will annihilate the strength of national governments. I will overthrow chariots along with those who drive them. Both horses and their riders will fall, each one by means of his comrade's weapon.

Horses » Used for » Mounting calvary

Exodus 14:9

The Egyptians pursued them all the chariot-horses of Pharaoh, along with his horsemen and army and they overtook them camped by the sea, near Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal Zephon.

1 Samuel 13:5

The Philistines assembled to fight against Israel with 30,000 chariots, 6,000 horsemen, and people as numerous as the sand on the seashore. And they advanced and camped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven.

Horses » Fed on grain and herbs

1 Kings 18:5

Ahab had instructed Obadiah, "Go throughout the land to all of the water springs and to all of the valleys. Maybe we'll find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive. Also, maybe we won't have to kill some of our cattle."

1 Kings 4:23

ten fattened oxen, 20 pasture-fed cattle, 100 sheep, as well as deer, gazelles, roebucks, and domestic poultry.

Horses » Described as » Strong

Horses » The jews » Condemned for trusting to

Isaiah 30:16

Instead, you said, "No! We'll escape on horses!' Therefore, you'll flee away. And you said, "We'll ride off on swift steeds!' Therefore your pursuers will be swift.

Isaiah 31:3

The Egyptians are men, not God, and their horses are physical, not spirit. When the LORD stretches out his hand, anyone who assists will stumble, and the one who is helped will fall; and they will all perish together."

Horses » Used for » Drawing chariots

Micah 1:13

"You inhabitants of Lachish, harness your chariot to your swiftest steed the daughter of Zion has begun to sin because within you the transgressions of Israel were revealed.

Zechariah 6:2

Attached to the first chariot were red horses. Attached to the second chariot were black horses.

Horses » Used for » Bearing burdens

Ezra 2:66

In addition, they had 736 horses, 245 mules,

Horses » Loud snorting of, alluded to

Jeremiah 8:16

"The snorting of their horses is heard from Dan. At the neighing of their stallions, the whole earth quakes. They're coming to devour the land and all it contains, the city and all who live in it.

Job 39:20

Can you make him leap like the locust, and make the splendor of his snorting terrifying?

Horses » Described as » Warlike in disposition

Job 39:21

He paws the ground in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he goes out to face weapons.

Jeremiah 8:6

I've listened and I've heard, and what they say is not right. No one repents of his evil and says, "What have I done?' "They all turn to their own course like a horse racing into battle.

Horses » Vanity of trusting to

Amos 2:15

The skilled archer will not be able to stand, the swift runner will not survive, and the mounted rider will not preserve his own life.

Horses » Governed by bit and bridle

Psalm 32:9

Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

James 3:3

Now if we put bits into horses' mouths to make them obey us, we can guide their whole bodies as well.

Horses » Described as » Fierce and impetuous

Job 39:21

He paws the ground in the valley and rejoices in his strength; he goes out to face weapons.

Job 39:24

Leaping in his excitement, he takes in the ground; he cannot stand still when the trumpets sound!

Horses » Described as » Fearless

Job 39:20

Can you make him leap like the locust, and make the splendor of his snorting terrifying?

Job 39:22

He scoffs at fear and is never scared; he never retreats from a sword.

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

Zechariah 14:20

"At that time, there will be written on the bells of the horses: HOLINESS TO THE LORD

Kings » Forbidden to multiply » Horses

Deuteronomy 17:16

Only he must not amass horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt to obtain more horses. For the LORD said you must never return that way again.

Protection » Not to be found in » Horses

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Acquiring Horses

Deuteronomy 17:16

Only he must not amass horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt to obtain more horses. For the LORD said you must never return that way again.

Riding Horses

Nahum 3:3

The cavalry attacks the flashing sword and the glittering spear! Many are the slain so many casualties! No end to bodies, and the soldiers trip over the corpses.

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