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55 Bible Verses about Insects

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Leviticus 11:20-23

Every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four shall be an abomination unto you. Yet these shall ye eat of every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four: those which have legs above their feet with which to leap upon the earth. These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind.read more.
But every winged crawling thing that hath four feet shall be an abomination unto you.

Deuteronomy 14:19

And every winged crawling thing shall be unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten.

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 Amorite that dwelt on that hill came out against you, and chased you, like as bees do, and cut you in pieces in Seir, as far as Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They encompassed me like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them.

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will hiss for the fly which is at the extremity of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee which 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 single flea.

1 Samuel 26:20

And now, let not my blood fall to the earth far from the face of Jehovah; for the king of Israel is come out to seek a single flea, as when they hunt a partridge on the mountains.

Exodus 8:24

And Jehovah did so; and there came dog-flies in a multitude into the house of Pharaoh, and into the houses of his bondmen; and throughout the land of Egypt, the land was corrupted by the dog-flies.

Exodus 8:21-22

For, if thou do not let my people go, behold, I will send dog-flies upon thee, and upon thy bondmen, and upon thy people, and into thy houses; and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of dog-flies, and also the ground on which they are. And I will distinguish in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no dog-flies shall be there; that thou mayest know that I Jehovah am in the midst of the land.

Psalm 78:45

He sent dog-flies among them, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them;

Isaiah 51:6

Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall grow 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 to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy staff, and smite the dust of the earth, and it shall become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides, who strain out the gnat, but drink down the camel.

Exodus 8:17-18

And they did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and smote the dust of the earth, and there arose gnats on man and on beast: all the dust of the land became gnats throughout the land of Egypt. And the scribes did so with their sorceries, to bring forth gnats; but they could not. And the gnats were on man and on beast.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came dog-flies, and gnats in all their borders.

Isaiah 40:22

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

Numbers 13:33

and there have we seen giants the sons of Anak are of the giants and we were in our sight as grasshoppers, and so we were also in their sight.

1 Kings 8:37

If there be famine in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blight, mildew, locust, caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their gates; whatever plague, whatever sickness there be:

2 Chronicles 6:28

If there be famine in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blight or mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemies besiege them in the land of their gates; whatever plague or whatever sickness there be:

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and the locust came, and the cankerworm, even without number;

Nahum 3:15

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the cankerworm. Make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locust.

Exodus 23:28

And I will send hornets 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 they that hide themselves from thee, are destroyed.

Joshua 24:12

And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out from before you, as 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 cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you.

Matthew 3:4

And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

And John was clothed in camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and ate locusts and wild honey.

Exodus 10:12-14

And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up over the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land all that the hail hath left. And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. 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; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them will be such.

Psalm 78:46

And he gave their increase unto the caterpillar, and their labour unto 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, saith Jehovah, though it be impenetrable; for they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

Job 13:28

One who, as a rotten thing consumeth, as a garment that the moth eateth.

Matthew 6:19-20

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig 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 as the moth!

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.

Psalm 39:11

When thou with rebukes dost correct a 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, they all shall grow 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 from generation to generation.

Hosea 5:12

And I will be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch serpents' 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

These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind.

Proverbs 30:15

The leech hath two daughters: Give, give. There are three things never satisfied; four which say not, It is enough:

Exodus 10:4

For, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, I will to-morrow bring locusts into thy borders;

Exodus 16:20

But they did not hearken to Moses; and some men left of it until the morning; then worms bred in it and it stank. And Moses was wroth with them.

Proverbs 30:24-28

There are four things little upon the earth, and they are exceeding wise: The ants, a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer; the rock-badgers are but a feeble folk, yet they make their house in the cliff;read more.
the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands; thou takest hold of the lizard with the 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 cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.

Matthew 6:20

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal;

Judges 6:5

For they would come up with their cattle and their tents, coming like locusts for number; both they and their camels could not be counted; so that they wasted the land as they came in.

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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 as the moth!

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.

Isaiah 50:9

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

Job 13:28

One who, as a rotten thing consumeth, as a garment that the moth eateth.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Flies

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to stink and ferment; so a little folly is weightier than wisdom and honour.

Psalm 78:45

He sent dog-flies among them, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them;

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came dog-flies, and gnats in all their borders.

Exodus 8:21

For, if thou do not let my people go, behold, I will send dog-flies upon thee, and upon thy bondmen, and upon thy people, and into thy houses; and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of dog-flies, and also the ground on which they are.

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will hiss for the fly which is at the extremity of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee which is in the land of Assyria;

Deuteronomy 1:44

And the Amorite that dwelt on that hill came out against you, and chased you, like as bees do, and cut you in pieces 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 carcass of the lion, and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Psalm 118:12

They encompassed me like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them.

Insects » Grasshoppers » Hornets

Joshua 24:12

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

Exodus 23:28

And I will send hornets 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 they that hide themselves from thee, are destroyed.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to stink and ferment; so a little folly is weightier than wisdom and honour.

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Jehovah will hiss for the fly which is at the extremity of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee which is in the land of Assyria;

Exodus 8:22

And I will distinguish in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no dog-flies shall be there; that thou mayest know that I Jehovah am in the midst of the land.

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 104:25

Yonder is the great and wide sea: therein are moving things innumerable, living creatures small and great.

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

These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind.

Judges 6:5

For they would come up with their cattle and their tents, coming like locusts for number; both they and their camels could not be counted; so that they wasted the land as they came in.

Job 39:20

Dost thou make him to leap as a locust? His majestic 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 which is at the extremity of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee which 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 encompassed me like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of Jehovah have I destroyed them.

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

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

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 as the moth!

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.

Isaiah 50:9

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Ant

Insects » Ants

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came dog-flies, and gnats in all their borders.

Exodus 8:16

And Jehovah said to Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy staff, and smite the dust of the earth, and it shall become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Caterpillar

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running of locusts shall they run upon it.

Psalm 78:46

And he gave their increase unto the caterpillar, and their labour unto the locust;

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Spider

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 cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm 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 cankerworm. Make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locust. Thou hast multiplied thy merchants more than the stars of the heavens; the cankerworm spreadeth himself out and flieth away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

And every winged crawling thing shall be unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:21-25

Yet these shall ye eat of every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four: those which have legs above their feet with which to leap upon the earth. These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind. But every winged crawling thing that hath four feet shall be an abomination unto you. read more.
And by these ye shall make yourselves unclean; whoever toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even. And whoever carrieth ought of their carcase shall wash his garments, and be unclean until the even.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

How much less man, a worm, and the son of man, a worm!

Micah 7:17

They shall lick dust like the serpent; like crawling things of the earth, they shall come trembling forth from their close places. They shall turn with fear to 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 cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.

Amos 4:9

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

Insects » Divided into » Unclean and abominable

Leviticus 11:23-24

But every winged crawling thing that hath four feet shall be an abomination unto you. And by these ye shall make yourselves unclean; whoever toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

Yet these shall ye eat of every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four: those which have legs above their feet with which to leap upon the earth. These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab 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 they that hide themselves from thee, are destroyed.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Leviticus 11:22

These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Locust

Exodus 10:12-13

And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up over the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land all that the hail hath left. And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind on 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

These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind.

Insects » Created by God

Genesis 1:24-25

And God said, Let the earth bring forth living souls after their kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth, after their kind. And it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after its kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing of 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 single 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 single flea.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Gnat

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides, who strain out the gnat, but drink down the camel.

Insects » Gnats

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides, who strain out the gnat, but drink down the camel.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Maggot

Exodus 16:20

But they did not hearken to Moses; and some men left of it until the morning; then worms bred in it and it stank. And Moses was wroth with them.