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Leviticus 11:20-23

All winged creeping things that go upon all fours are an abomination unto you. Yet these may ye eat of all winged creeping things that go upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth. Even these of them ye may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.read more.
But all winged creeping things, which have four feet, are an abomination unto you.

Deuteronomy 14:19

And all winged creeping things are unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are a people not strong, Yet they provide their food in the summer;

Judges 14:8

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

Deuteronomy 1:44

And the Amorites, that dwelt in that hill-country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even unto Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They compassed me about like bees; They are quenched as the fire of thorns: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou 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 Jehovah: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains.

Exodus 8:24

And Jehovah did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.

Exodus 8:21-22

Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon they servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. And I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am Jehovah in the midst of the earth.

Psalm 78:45

He sent among them swarms of flies, 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 vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment; and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Exodus 8:16

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the earth, that is may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

Matthew 23:24

Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!

Exodus 8:17-18

And they did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and there were lice upon man, and upon beast; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: and there were lice upon man, and upon beast.

Psalm 105:31

He spake, and there came swarms of flies, And lice in all their borders.

Isaiah 40:22

It is he that sitteth above the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in;

Numbers 13:33

And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

1 Kings 8:37

If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting or mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;

2 Chronicles 6:28

If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting or mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague or whatsoever sickness there be;

Psalm 105:34

He spake, and the locust came, And the grasshopper, and that without number,

Nahum 3:15

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the canker-worm: make thyself many as the canker-worm; make thyself many as the locust.

Exodus 23:28

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

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover Jehovah thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves, perish from before thee.

Joshua 24:12

And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.

Joel 2:25

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you.

Matthew 3:4

Now John himself had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

And John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.

Exodus 10:12-14

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt; very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.

Psalm 78:46

He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, And their labor unto the locust.

Proverbs 30:27

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

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, saith Jehovah, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

Job 13:28

Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Matthew 6:19-20

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Job 4:19

How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh.

Psalm 39:11

When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, Thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: Surely every man is vanity. Selah

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

Isaiah 51:8

For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool; but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation unto all generations.

Hosea 5:12

Therefore am I unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.

Job 8:14

Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider's web.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth; and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Leviticus 11:22

Even these of them ye may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.

Proverbs 30:15

The horseleach hath two daughters, crying , Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, Yea , four that say not, Enough:

Exodus 10:4

Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to-morrow will I bring locusts into thy border:

Exodus 16:20

Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was wroth with them.

Proverbs 30:24-28

There are four things which are little upon the earth, But they are exceeding wise: The ants are a people not strong, Yet they provide their food in the summer; The conies are but a feeble folk, Yet make they their houses in the rocks;read more.
The locusts have no king, Yet go they forth all of them by bands; The lizard taketh hold with her hands, Yet is she in kings palaces.

Joel 1:4

That which the palmer-worm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the canker-worm eaten; and that which the canker-worm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.

Matthew 6:20

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their cattle and their tents; they came in as locusts for multitude; both they and their camels were without number: and they came into the land to destroy it.

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Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

Job 13:28

Though I am like a rotten thing that consumeth, Like a garment that is moth-eaten.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Flies

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor;'so doth a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor.

Psalm 78:45

He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them; And frogs, which destroyed them.

Psalm 105:31

He spake, and there came swarms of flies, And lice in all their borders.

Exodus 8:21

Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon they servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Deuteronomy 1:44

And the Amorites, that dwelt in that hill-country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even unto Hormah.

Judges 14:8

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

Psalm 118:12

They compassed me about like bees; They are quenched as the fire of thorns: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

Insects » Grasshoppers » Hornets

Joshua 24:12

And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.

Exodus 23:28

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

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover Jehovah thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves, perish from before thee.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor;'so doth a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor.

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Exodus 8:22

And I will set apart in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am Jehovah in the midst of the earth.

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 104:25

Yonder is the sea, great and wide, Wherein are things creeping innumerable, Both small and great beasts.

Psalm 145:9

Jehovah is good to all; And his tender mercies are over all his works.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Grasshopper

Leviticus 11:22

Even these of them ye may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their cattle and their tents; they came in as locusts for multitude; both they and their camels were without number: and they came into the land to destroy it.

Job 39:20

Hast thou made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is terrible.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bee

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers 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 carcass of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Psalm 118:12

They compassed me about like bees; They are quenched as the fire of thorns: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth; and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Job 8:14

Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider's web.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Moth

Job 4:19

How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as the moth, And as a booth which the keeper maketh.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? behold, all they shall wax old as a garment, the moth shall eat them up.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Ant

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are a people not strong, Yet they provide their food in the summer;

Insects » Ants

Proverbs 30:25

The ants are a people not strong, Yet they provide their food in the summer;

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He spake, and there came swarms of flies, And lice in all their borders.

Exodus 8:16

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the earth, that is may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Caterpillar

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil shall be gathered as the caterpillar gathereth: as locusts leap shall men leap upon it.

Psalm 78:46

He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, And their labor unto the locust.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Spider

Job 8:14

Whose confidence shall break in sunder, And whose trust is a spider's web.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Cankerworm

Joel 1:4

That which the palmer-worm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the canker-worm eaten; and that which the canker-worm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.

Nahum 3:15-16

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the canker-worm: make thyself many as the canker-worm; make thyself many as the locust. Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm ravageth, and fleeth away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

And all winged creeping things are unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:21-25

Yet these may ye eat of all winged creeping things that go upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth. Even these of them ye may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind. But all winged creeping things, which have four feet, are an abomination unto you. read more.
And by these ye shall become unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcass of them shall be unclean until the even; And whosoever beareth aught of the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

How much less man, that is a worm! And the son of man, that 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 close places; they shall come with fear unto Jehovah our God, and shall be afraid because of thee.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Palmerworm

Joel 1:4

That which the palmer-worm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the canker-worm eaten; and that which the canker-worm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.

Amos 4:9

I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: the multitude of your gardens and your vineyards and your fig-trees and your olive-trees hath the palmer-worm devoured: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.

Insects » Divided into » Unclean and abominable

Leviticus 11:23-24

But all winged creeping things, which have four feet, are an abomination unto you. And by these ye shall become unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcass of them shall be unclean until the even;

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

Yet these may ye eat of all winged creeping things that go upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, wherewith to leap upon the earth. Even these of them ye may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Hornet

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover Jehovah thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves, perish from before thee.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Leviticus 11:22

Even these of them ye may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Locust

Exodus 10:12-13

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Beetle

Leviticus 11:22

Even these of them ye may eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the cricket after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind.

Insects » Created by God

Genesis 1:24-25

And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kind: and it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the ground after its kind: and God saw that it was good.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Flea

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

Insects » Fleas

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Gnat

Matthew 23:24

Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!

Insects » Gnats

Matthew 23:24

Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Maggot

Exodus 16:20

Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was wroth with them.