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55 Bible Verses about Insects

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Leviticus 11:20-23

All winged insects that go upon all fours are to be an abomination to you; Yet of all winged insects that go upon all fours you may eat those which have legs above their feet with which to leap on the ground. Of these you may eat: the whole species of locust, of bald locust, of cricket, and of grasshopper.read more.
But all other winged insects which have four feet shall be detestable to you.

Deuteronomy 14:19

And all flying insects are unclean for you; they shall not be eaten.

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are a people not strong, yet they lay up their food in the summer;

Judges 14:8

And after a while he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the body of the lion, and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

Deuteronomy 1:44

Then the Amorites who lived in that hill country came out against you and chased you as bees do and struck you down in Seir as far as Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They swarmed about me like bees, they blaze up and are extinguished like a fire of thorns; in the name of the Lord I will cut them off!

Isaiah 7:18

And in that day the Lord shall whistle for the fly [the numerous and troublesome foe] that is in the whole extent of the canal country of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog? After a flea?

1 Samuel 26:20

Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of the Lord; for the king of Israel is come out to seek one flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains.

Exodus 8:24

And the Lord did so; and there came heavy and oppressive swarms [of bloodsucking gadflies] into the house of Pharaoh and his servants' houses; and in all of Egypt the land was corrupted and ruined by reason of the great invasion [of gadflies].

Exodus 8:21-22

Else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms [of bloodsucking gadflies] upon you, your servants, and your people, and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms [of bloodsucking gadflies], and also the ground on which they stand. But on that day I will sever and set apart the land of Goshen in which My people dwell, that no swarms [of gadflies] shall be there, so that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.

Psalm 78:45

He sent swarms of [venomous] flies among them which devoured them, and frogs which destroyed them.

Isaiah 51:6

Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath; for the heavens shall be dissolved and vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner [like gnats]. But My salvation shall be forever, and My rightness and justice [and faithfully fulfilled promise] shall not be abolished.

Exodus 8:16

Then the Lord said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch out your rod and strike the dust of the ground, that it may become biting gnats or mosquitoes throughout all the land of Egypt.

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides, filtering out a gnat and gulping down a camel!

Exodus 8:17-18

And they did so; Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod and struck the dust of the earth, and there came biting gnats or mosquitoes on man and beast; all the dust of the land became biting gnats or mosquitoes throughout all the land of Egypt. The magicians tried by their enchantments and secret arts to bring forth gnats or mosquitoes, but they could not; and there were gnats or mosquitoes on man and beast.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came swarms of beetles and flies and mosquitoes and lice in all their borders.

Isaiah 40:22

It is God Who sits above the circle (the horizon) of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; it is He Who stretches out the heavens like [gauze] curtains and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in,

Numbers 13:33

There we saw the Nephilim [or giants], the sons of Anak, who come from the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

1 Kings 8:37

If there is famine in the land or pestilence, blight, mildew, locust, or caterpillar, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

2 Chronicles 6:28

If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, blight, mildew, locusts, or caterpillars, if their enemies besiege them in any of their cities, whatever plague or sickness there may be,

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and the locusts came, and the grasshoppers, and that without number,

Nahum 3:15

[But] there [in the very midst of these preparations] will the fire devour you; the sword will cut you off; it will destroy you as the locusts [destroy]. Multiply yourselves like the licking locusts; make yourselves many like the swarming locusts!

Exodus 23:28

And I will send hornets before you which shall drive out the Hivite, Canaanite, and Hittite from before you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover, the Lord your God will send the hornet among them until those who are left and hide themselves from you are destroyed.

Joshua 24:12

I sent the hornet [that is, the terror of you] before you, which drove the two kings of the Amorites out before you; but it was not by your sword or by your bow.

Joel 2:25

And I will restore or replace for you the years that the locust has eaten -- "the hopping locust, the stripping locust, and the crawling locust, My great army which I sent among you.

Matthew 3:4

This same John's garments were made of camel's hair, and he wore a leather girdle about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

And John wore clothing woven of camel's hair and had a leather girdle around his loins and ate locusts and wild honey.

Exodus 10:12-14

Then the Lord said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat all the vegetation of the land, all that the hail has left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day and all that night; when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled down on the whole country of Egypt, a very dreadful mass of them; never before were there such locusts as these, nor will there ever be again.

Psalm 78:46

He gave also their crops to the caterpillar and [the fruit of] their labor to the locust.

Proverbs 30:27

The locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, says the Lord, though it is impenetrable, because they [the invading army] are more numerous than locusts and cannot be counted.

Job 13:28

And he wastes away as a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Matthew 6:19-20

Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal;

Job 4:19

How much more those who dwell in houses (bodies) of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.

Job 27:18

He builds his house like a moth or a spider, like a booth which a watchman makes [to last for a season].

Psalm 39:11

When with rebukes You correct and chasten man for sin, You waste his beauty like a moth and what is dear to him consumes away; surely every man is a mere breath. Selah [pause, and think calmly of that]!

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord God will help Me; who is he who will condemn Me? Behold, they all will wax old and be worn out as a garment; the moth will eat them up.

Isaiah 51:8

For [in comparison with the Lord they are so weak that things as insignificant as] the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool. But My rightness and justice [and faithfully fulfilled promise] shall be forever, and My salvation to all generations.

Hosea 5:12

Therefore I am like a moth to Ephraim and like dry rot to the house of Judah [in My judgment against them].

James 5:2

Your abundant wealth has rotted and is ruined, and your [many] garments have become moth-eaten.

Job 8:14

For his confidence breaks, and [the object of] his trust is a spider's web.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs and weave the spider's web; he who eats of their eggs dies, and [from an egg] which is crushed a viper breaks out [for their nature is ruinous, deadly, evil].

Leviticus 11:22

Of these you may eat: the whole species of locust, of bald locust, of cricket, and of grasshopper.

Proverbs 30:15

The leech has two daughters, crying, Give, give! There are three things that are never satisfied, yes, four that do not say, It is enough:

Exodus 10:4

For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country.

Exodus 16:20

But they did not listen to Moses; some of them left of it until morning, and it bred worms, became foul, and stank; and Moses was angry with them.

Proverbs 30:24-28

There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise: The ants are a people not strong, yet they lay up their food in the summer; The conies are but a feeble folk, yet they make their houses in the rocks;read more.
The locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands; The lizard you can seize with your hands, yet it is in kings' palaces.

Joel 1:4

What the crawling locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; and what the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten; and what the hopping locust left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Matthew 6:20

But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal;

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came like locusts for multitude; both they and their camels could not be counted. So they wasted the land as they entered it.

From Thematic Bible


Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

How much more those who dwell in houses (bodies) of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.

Job 27:18

He builds his house like a moth or a spider, like a booth which a watchman makes [to last for a season].

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord God will help Me; who is he who will condemn Me? Behold, they all will wax old and be worn out as a garment; the moth will eat them up.

Job 13:28

And he wastes away as a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Flies

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the ointment of the perfumer to putrefy [and] send forth a vile odor; so does a little folly [in him who is valued for wisdom] outweigh wisdom and honor.

Psalm 78:45

He sent swarms of [venomous] flies among them which devoured them, and frogs which destroyed them.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came swarms of beetles and flies and mosquitoes and lice in all their borders.

Exodus 8:21

Else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms [of bloodsucking gadflies] upon you, your servants, and your people, and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms [of bloodsucking gadflies], and also the ground on which they stand.

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

And in that day the Lord shall whistle for the fly [the numerous and troublesome foe] that is in the whole extent of the canal country of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Deuteronomy 1:44

Then the Amorites who lived in that hill country came out against you and chased you as bees do and struck you down in Seir as far as Hormah.

Judges 14:8

And after a while he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the body of the lion, and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

Psalm 118:12

They swarmed about me like bees, they blaze up and are extinguished like a fire of thorns; in the name of the Lord I will cut them off!

Insects » Grasshoppers » Hornets

Joshua 24:12

I sent the hornet [that is, the terror of you] before you, which drove the two kings of the Amorites out before you; but it was not by your sword or by your bow.

Exodus 23:28

And I will send hornets before you which shall drive out the Hivite, Canaanite, and Hittite from before you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover, the Lord your God will send the hornet among them until those who are left and hide themselves from you are destroyed.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the ointment of the perfumer to putrefy [and] send forth a vile odor; so does a little folly [in him who is valued for wisdom] outweigh wisdom and honor.

Isaiah 7:18

And in that day the Lord shall whistle for the fly [the numerous and troublesome foe] that is in the whole extent of the canal country of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Exodus 8:22

But on that day I will sever and set apart the land of Goshen in which My people dwell, that no swarms [of gadflies] shall be there, so that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 145:15

The eyes of all wait for You [looking, watching, and expecting] and You give them their food in due season.

Psalm 104:25

Yonder is the sea, great and wide, in which are swarms of innumerable creeping things, creatures both small and great.

Psalm 145:9

The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of things created].

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Grasshopper

Leviticus 11:22

Of these you may eat: the whole species of locust, of bald locust, of cricket, and of grasshopper.

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came like locusts for multitude; both they and their camels could not be counted. So they wasted the land as they entered it.

Job 39:20

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bee

Isaiah 7:18

And in that day the Lord shall whistle for the fly [the numerous and troublesome foe] that is in the whole extent of the canal country of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Judges 14:8

And after a while he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the body of the lion, and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

Psalm 118:12

They swarmed about me like bees, they blaze up and are extinguished like a fire of thorns; in the name of the Lord I will cut them off!

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs and weave the spider's web; he who eats of their eggs dies, and [from an egg] which is crushed a viper breaks out [for their nature is ruinous, deadly, evil].

Job 8:14

For his confidence breaks, and [the object of] his trust is a spider's web.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Moth

Job 4:19

How much more those who dwell in houses (bodies) of clay, whose foundations are in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.

Job 27:18

He builds his house like a moth or a spider, like a booth which a watchman makes [to last for a season].

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord God will help Me; who is he who will condemn Me? Behold, they all will wax old and be worn out as a garment; the moth will eat them up.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Ant

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are a people not strong, yet they lay up their food in the summer;

Insects » Ants

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are a people not strong, yet they lay up their food in the summer;

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came swarms of beetles and flies and mosquitoes and lice in all their borders.

Exodus 8:16

Then the Lord said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch out your rod and strike the dust of the ground, that it may become biting gnats or mosquitoes throughout all the land of Egypt.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Caterpillar

Isaiah 33:4

And the spoil [of the Assyrians] is gathered [by the inhabitants of Jerusalem] as the caterpillar gathers; as locusts leap and run to and fro, so [the Jews spoil the Assyrians' forsaken camp as they] leap upon it.

Psalm 78:46

He gave also their crops to the caterpillar and [the fruit of] their labor to the locust.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Spider

Job 8:14

For his confidence breaks, and [the object of] his trust is a spider's web.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Cankerworm

Joel 1:4

What the crawling locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; and what the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten; and what the hopping locust left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Nahum 3:15-16

[But] there [in the very midst of these preparations] will the fire devour you; the sword will cut you off; it will destroy you as the locusts [destroy]. Multiply yourselves like the licking locusts; make yourselves many like the swarming locusts! You increased your merchants more than the [visible] stars of the heavens. The swarming locust spreads itself and destroys, and then flies away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

And all flying insects are unclean for you; they shall not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:21-25

Yet of all winged insects that go upon all fours you may eat those which have legs above their feet with which to leap on the ground. Of these you may eat: the whole species of locust, of bald locust, of cricket, and of grasshopper. But all other winged insects which have four feet shall be detestable to you. read more.
And by [contact with] these you shall become unclean; whoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening, And whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

How much less man, who is a maggot! And a son of man, who is a worm!

Micah 7:17

They shall lick the dust like a serpent; like crawling things of the earth they shall come trembling out of their strongholds and close places. They shall turn and come with fear and dread to the Lord our God and shall be afraid and stand in awe because of You [O Lord].

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Palmerworm

Joel 1:4

What the crawling locust left, the swarming locust has eaten; and what the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten; and what the hopping locust left, the stripping locust has eaten.

Amos 4:9

I smote you with blight [from the poisonous east wind] and with mildew; I laid waste the multitude of your gardens and your vineyards; your fig trees and your olive trees the palmerworm [a form of locust] devoured; yet you did not return to Me, says the Lord.

Insects » Divided into » Unclean and abominable

Leviticus 11:23-24

But all other winged insects which have four feet shall be detestable to you. And by [contact with] these you shall become unclean; whoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening,

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

Yet of all winged insects that go upon all fours you may eat those which have legs above their feet with which to leap on the ground. Of these you may eat: the whole species of locust, of bald locust, of cricket, and of grasshopper.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Hornet

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover, the Lord your God will send the hornet among them until those who are left and hide themselves from you are destroyed.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Leviticus 11:22

Of these you may eat: the whole species of locust, of bald locust, of cricket, and of grasshopper.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Locust

Exodus 10:12-13

Then the Lord said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat all the vegetation of the land, all that the hail has left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day and all that night; when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Beetle

Leviticus 11:22

Of these you may eat: the whole species of locust, of bald locust, of cricket, and of grasshopper.

Insects » Created by God

Genesis 1:24-25

And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creeping things, and [wild] beasts of the earth according to their kinds. And it was so. And God made the [wild] beasts of the earth according to their kinds, and domestic animals according to their kinds, and everything that creeps upon the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good (fitting, pleasant) and He approved it.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Flea

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog? After a flea?

Insects » Fleas

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog? After a flea?

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Gnat

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides, filtering out a gnat and gulping down a camel!

Insects » Gnats

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides, filtering out a gnat and gulping down a camel!

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Maggot

Exodus 16:20

But they did not listen to Moses; some of them left of it until morning, and it bred worms, became foul, and stank; and Moses was angry with them.