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55 Bible Verses about Insects

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Leviticus 11:20-23

“All winged insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you. But you may eat these kinds of all the winged insects that walk on all fours: those that have jointed legs above their feet for hopping on the ground. You may eat these:any kind of locust, katydid, cricket, and grasshopper.read more.
All other winged insects that have four feet are to be detestable to you.

Deuteronomy 14:19

All winged insects are unclean for you; they may not be eaten.

Proverbs 30:25

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

Judges 14:8

After some time, when he returned to get her, he left the road to see the lion’s carcass, and there was a swarm of bees with honey in the carcass.

Deuteronomy 1:44

Then the Amorites who lived there came out against you and chased you like a swarm of bees. They routed you from Seir as far as Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees;
they were extinguished like a fire among thorns;
in the name of Yahweh I destroyed them.

Isaiah 7:18

On that day
the Lord will whistle to the fly
that is at the farthest streams of the Nile
and to the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

1 Samuel 24:14

Who has the king of Israel come after? What are you chasing after? A dead dog? A flea?

1 Samuel 26:20

So don’t let my blood fall to the ground far from the Lord’s presence, for the king of Israel has come out to search for a flea, like one who pursues a partridge in the mountains.”

Exodus 8:24

And the Lord did this. Thick swarms of flies went into Pharaoh’s palace and his officials’ houses. Throughout Egypt the land was ruined because of the swarms of flies.

Exodus 8:21-22

But if you will not let My people go, then I will send swarms of flies against you, your officials, your people, and your houses. The Egyptians’ houses will swarm with flies, and so will the land where they live. But on that day I will give special treatment to the land of Goshen, where My people are living; no flies will be there. This way you will know that I, Yahweh, am in the land.

Psalm 78:45

He sent among them swarms of flies,
which fed on them,
and frogs, which devastated them.

Isaiah 51:6

Look up to the heavens,
and look at the earth beneath;
for the heavens will vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment,
and its inhabitants will die like gnats.
But My salvation will last forever,
and My righteousness will never be shattered.

Exodus 8:16

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron: Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, and it will become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.”

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides! You strain out a gnat, yet gulp down a camel!

Exodus 8:17-18

And they did this. Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and when he struck the dust of the earth, gnats were on man and beast. All the dust of the earth became gnats throughout the land of Egypt. The magicians tried to produce gnats using their occult practices, but they could not. The gnats remained on man and beast.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and insects came—
gnats throughout their country.

Isaiah 40:22

God is enthroned above the circle of the earth;
its inhabitants are like grasshoppers.
He stretches out the heavens like thin cloth
and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Numbers 13:33

We even saw the Nephilim there—the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim! To ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers, and we must have seemed the same to them.”

1 Kings 8:37

When there is famine on the earth,
when there is pestilence,
when there is blight, mildew, locust, or grasshopper,
when their enemy besieges them
in the region of their fortified cities,
when there is any plague or illness,

2 Chronicles 6:28

When there is famine on the earth,
when there is pestilence,
when there is blight, mildew, locust, or grasshopper,
when their enemies besiege them
in the region of their fortified cities,
when there is any plague or illness,

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and locusts came—
young locusts without number.

Nahum 3:15

The fire will devour you there;
the sword will cut you down.
It will devour you like the young locust.
Multiply yourselves like the young locust,
multiply like the swarming locust!

Exodus 23:28

I will send the hornet in front of you, and it will drive the Hivites, Canaanites, and Hittites away from you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

The Lord your God will also send the hornet against them until all the survivors and those hiding from you perish.

Joshua 24:12

I sent the hornet ahead of you, and it drove out the two Amorite kings before you. It was not by your sword or bow.

Joel 2:25

I will repay you for the years
that the swarming locust ate,
the young locust, the destroying locust,
and the devouring locust—
My great army that I sent against you.

Matthew 3:4

John himself had a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

John wore a camel-hair garment with a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

Exodus 10:12-14

The Lord then said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt and the locusts will come up over it and eat every plant in the land, everything that the hail left.” So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the Lord sent an east wind over the land all that day and through the night. By morning the east wind had brought in the locusts. The locusts went up over the entire land of Egypt and settled on the whole territory of Egypt. Never before had there been such a large number of locusts, and there never will be again.

Psalm 78:46

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

Proverbs 30:27

locusts have no king,
yet all of them march in ranks;

Jeremiah 46:23

They will cut down her forest—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
though it is dense,
for they are more numerous than locusts;
they cannot be counted.

Job 13:28

Man wears out like something rotten,
like a moth-eaten garment.

Matthew 6:19-20

“Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.

Job 4:19

how much more those who dwell in clay houses,
whose foundation is in the dust,
who are crushed like a moth!

Job 27:18

The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon
or a booth set up by a watchman.

Psalm 39:11

You discipline a man with punishment for sin,
consuming like a moth what is precious to him;
every man is only a vapor.Selah

Isaiah 50:9

In truth, the Lord God will help Me;
who will condemn Me?
Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment;
a moth will devour them.

Isaiah 51:8

For the moth will devour them like a garment,
and the worm will eat them like wool.
But My righteousness will last forever,
and My salvation for all generations.

Hosea 5:12

So I am like rot to Ephraim
and like decay to the house of Judah.

Job 8:14

His source of confidence is fragile;
what he trusts in is a spider’s web.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch viper’s eggs
and weave spider’s webs.
Whoever eats their eggs will die;
crack one open, and a viper is hatched.

Proverbs 30:15

The leech has two daughters: “Give, Give!”
Three things are never satisfied;
four never say, “Enough!”:

Exodus 10:4

But if you refuse to let My people go, then tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.

Exodus 16:20

But they didn’t listen to Moses; some people left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and smelled. Therefore Moses was angry with them.

Proverbs 30:24-28

Four things on earth are small,
yet they are extremely wise: the ants are not a strong people,
yet they store up their food in the summer; hyraxes are not a mighty people,
yet they make their homes in the cliffs;read more.
locusts have no king,
yet all of them march in ranks; a lizard can be caught in your hands,
yet it lives in kings’ palaces.

Joel 1:4

What the devouring locust has left,
the swarming locust has eaten;
what the swarming locust has left,
the young locust has eaten;
and what the young locust has left,
the destroying locust has eaten.

Matthew 6:20

But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don’t break in and steal.

Judges 6:5

For the Midianites came with their cattle and their tents like a great swarm of locusts. They and their camels were without number, and they entered the land to waste it.

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Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

how much more those who dwell in clay houses,
whose foundation is in the dust,
who are crushed like a moth!

Job 27:18

The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon
or a booth set up by a watchman.

Isaiah 50:9

In truth, the Lord God will help Me;
who will condemn Me?
Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment;
a moth will devour them.

Job 13:28

Man wears out like something rotten,
like a moth-eaten garment.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Flies

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil ferment and stink;
so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.

Psalm 78:45

He sent among them swarms of flies,
which fed on them,
and frogs, which devastated them.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and insects came
gnats throughout their country.

Exodus 8:21

But if you will not let My people go, then I will send swarms of flies against you, your officials, your people, and your houses. The Egyptians’ houses will swarm with flies, and so will the land where they live.

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

On that day
the Lord will whistle to the fly
that is at the farthest streams of the Nile
and to the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Deuteronomy 1:44

Then the Amorites who lived there came out against you and chased you like a swarm of bees. They routed you from Seir as far as Hormah.

Judges 14:8

After some time, when he returned to get her, he left the road to see the lion’s carcass, and there was a swarm of bees with honey in the carcass.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees;
they were extinguished like a fire among thorns;
in the name of Yahweh I destroyed them.

Insects » Grasshoppers » Hornets

Joshua 24:12

I sent the hornet ahead of you, and it drove out the two Amorite kings before you. It was not by your sword or bow.

Exodus 23:28

I will send the hornet in front of you, and it will drive the Hivites, Canaanites, and Hittites away from you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

The Lord your God will also send the hornet against them until all the survivors and those hiding from you perish.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil ferment and stink;
so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.

Isaiah 7:18

On that day
the Lord will whistle to the fly
that is at the farthest streams of the Nile
and to the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Exodus 8:22

But on that day I will give special treatment to the land of Goshen, where My people are living; no flies will be there. This way you will know that I, Yahweh, am in the land.

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 104:25

Here is the sea, vast and wide,
teeming with creatures beyond number—
living things both large and small.

Psalm 145:9

The Lord is good to everyone;
His compassion rests on all He has made.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Grasshopper

Judges 6:5

For the Midianites came with their cattle and their tents like a great swarm of locusts. They and their camels were without number, and they entered the land to waste it.

Job 39:20

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bee

Isaiah 7:18

On that day
the Lord will whistle to the fly
that is at the farthest streams of the Nile
and to the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

Judges 14:8

After some time, when he returned to get her, he left the road to see the lion’s carcass, and there was a swarm of bees with honey in the carcass.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees;
they were extinguished like a fire among thorns;
in the name of Yahweh I destroyed them.

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch viper’s eggs
and weave spider’s webs.
Whoever eats their eggs will die;
crack one open, and a viper is hatched.

Job 8:14

His source of confidence is fragile;
what he trusts in is a spider’s web.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Moth

Job 4:19

how much more those who dwell in clay houses,
whose foundation is in the dust,
who are crushed like a moth!

Job 27:18

The house he built is like a moth’s cocoon
or a booth set up by a watchman.

Isaiah 50:9

In truth, the Lord God will help Me;
who will condemn Me?
Indeed, all of them will wear out like a garment;
a moth will devour them.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Ant

Proverbs 30:25

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

Insects » Ants

Proverbs 30:25

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and insects came
gnats throughout their country.

Exodus 8:16

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron: Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the earth, and it will become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.”

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Caterpillar

Isaiah 33:4

Your spoil will be gathered as locusts are gathered;
people will swarm over it like an infestation of locusts.

Psalm 78:46

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Spider

Job 8:14

His source of confidence is fragile;
what he trusts in is a spider’s web.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Cankerworm

Joel 1:4

What the devouring locust has left,
the swarming locust has eaten;
what the swarming locust has left,
the young locust has eaten;
and what the young locust has left,
the destroying locust has eaten.

Nahum 3:15-16

The fire will devour you there; the sword will cut you down. It will devour you like the young locust. Multiply yourselves like the young locust, multiply like the swarming locust! You have made your merchants more numerous than the stars of the sky. The young locust strips [the land] and flies away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

All winged insects are unclean for you; they may not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:21-25

But you may eat these kinds of all the winged insects that walk on all fours: those that have jointed legs above their feet for hopping on the ground. You may eat these: the various kinds of locust, the various kinds of katydid, the various kinds of cricket, and the various kinds of grasshopper. All [other] winged insects that have four feet are to be detestable to you. read more.
"These will make you unclean. Whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean until evening, and whoever carries any of their carcasses must wash his clothes and will be unclean until evening.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

how much less man, who is a maggot,
and the son of man, who is a worm!

Micah 7:17

They will lick the dust like a snake;
they will come trembling out of their hiding places
like reptiles slithering on the ground.
They will tremble in the presence of Yahweh our God;
they will stand in awe of You.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Palmerworm

Joel 1:4

What the devouring locust has left,
the swarming locust has eaten;
what the swarming locust has left,
the young locust has eaten;
and what the young locust has left,
the destroying locust has eaten.

Amos 4:9

I struck you with blight and mildew;
the locust devoured
your many gardens and vineyards,
your fig trees and olive trees,
yet you did not return to Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Insects » Divided into » Unclean and abominable

Leviticus 11:23-24

All [other] winged insects that have four feet are to be detestable to you. "These will make you unclean. Whoever touches their carcasses will be unclean until evening,

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

But you may eat these kinds of all the winged insects that walk on all fours: those that have jointed legs above their feet for hopping on the ground. You may eat these: the various kinds of locust, the various kinds of katydid, the various kinds of cricket, and the various kinds of grasshopper.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Hornet

Deuteronomy 7:20

The Lord your God will also send the hornet against them until all the survivors and those hiding from you perish.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Locust

Exodus 10:12-13

The Lord then said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt and the locusts will come up over it and eat every plant in the land, everything that the hail left." So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the Lord sent an east wind over the land all that day and through the night. By morning the east wind had brought in the locusts.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Beetle

Insects » Created by God

Genesis 1:24-25

Then God said, "Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Flea

1 Samuel 24:14

Who has the king of Israel come after? What are you chasing after? A dead dog? A flea?

Insects » Fleas

1 Samuel 24:14

Who has the king of Israel come after? What are you chasing after? A dead dog? A flea?

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Gnat

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides! You strain out a gnat, yet gulp down a camel!

Insects » Gnats

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides! You strain out a gnat, yet gulp down a camel!

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Maggot

Exodus 16:20

But they didn’t listen to Moses; some people left part of it until morning, and it bred worms and smelled. Therefore Moses was angry with them.

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