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55 Bible Verses about Insects

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Leviticus 11:20-23

and any winged insect that crawls on four legs is detestable for you. However, you may eat winged creatures that crawl on four legs that extend over its head and by which it hops on the ground. These creatures that you may eat include the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind. read more.
But any other winged insect that has four legs is detestable for you

Deuteronomy 14:19

Any winged, swarming insect is unclean to you. They must not be eaten.

Judges 14:8

When he came back later to marry her, he turned aside to observe the lion's carcass. Amazingly, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, complete with honey.

Deuteronomy 1:44

The Amorites who lived in the hill country came out to engage you in battle. They pursued you like bees do and crushed you from Seir to Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; but they will be extinguished like burning thorns. In the name of the LORD I will defeat them.

Isaiah 7:18

"At that time, the LORD will call for flies that will come from far away from the headwaters of Egypt's rivers and for bees that are in the land of Assyria.

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom is the king of Israel going out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog or a single flea?

1 Samuel 26:20

Now, don't let my blood fall to the ground away from the LORD's presence. Indeed, the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea, like someone hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Exodus 8:24

The LORD did this, and dense swarms of insects came into the house of Pharaoh and into the houses of his servants. The land was ruined throughout Egypt because of the swarms of insects.

Exodus 8:21-22

But if you don't let my people go, I'll send swarms of insects upon you, your servants, your people, and your households. The houses of Egypt and even the ground on which they stand will be filled with swarms of insects. On that day I'll treat the land of Goshen where my people live differently so that swarms of insects won't be there. As a result, you will know that I the LORD am in the midst of the land.

Psalm 78:45

He sent swarms of insects to bite them and frogs to destroy them.

Isaiah 51:6

"Lift up your eyes, you heavens and look to the earth beneath; and see who created these. Its inhabitants will die just like this; but my salvation will be forever, and my deliverance will never fail.

Exodus 8:16

Then the LORD told Moses, "Tell Aaron, "Stretch out your staff, strike the dust of the ground, and the dust will become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.'"

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides! You filter out a gnat, yet swallow a camel!

Exodus 8:17-18

They did this. Aaron stretched his hand out with his staff, struck the dust of the land, and gnats came on people and animals all the dust of the ground became gnats throughout the land of Egypt. The magicians tried to do the same thing with their secret arts, but they were unable to bring out the gnats. The gnats were on the people and the animals.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and a swarm of insects invaded their land.

Isaiah 40:22

He's the one who sits above the disk of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. He's the one who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to live in,

Numbers 13:33

We also saw the Nephilim, the descendants of Anak. Compared to the Nephilim, as we see things, we're like grasshoppers, and that's their opinion of us!"

1 Kings 8:37

"If a famine comes to the land, or if plant diseases, mildew, locust, or grasshoppers appear, or if their enemies attack them in their settlements of the land, no matter what the epidemic or illness is,

2 Chronicles 6:28

"If a famine comes to the land, or if there comes plant diseases, mildew, locusts, or grasshoppers, or if their enemies attack them in their settlements of the land, no matter what the epidemic or illness is,

Psalm 105:34

Then he commanded the locust to come grasshoppers without number.

Nahum 3:15

In that place fire will consume you, the sword will cut you down, consuming you as locusts do. Multiply yourself like locusts, increase like swarming grasshoppers.

Exodus 23:28

I'll send hornets ahead of you and they'll drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

He'll send plagues against them until the survivors who hide from you have perished.

Joshua 24:12

"Then I sent hornets ahead of you to drive out two kings of the Amorites before you without your using either sword or bow.

Joel 2:25

"Then I will restore to you the years that the locust swarm devoured, as did the young locust, the other locusts, and the ravaging locust, that great army of mine that I sent among you.

Matthew 3:4

John had clothing made of camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of grasshoppers and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

Now John was dressed in camel's hair with a leather belt around his waist. He ate grasshoppers and wild honey.

Exodus 10:12-14

The LORD told Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt to bring the locusts, and they'll come up over the land of Egypt and eat all the vegetation of the land, everything that the hail left." Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD sent an east wind into the land all that day and throughout the night. When morning came, the east wind brought the locusts. The locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and settled on all the territory of Egypt in great swarms. There had never been locusts like this before nor would there ever be again.

Psalm 78:46

He gave their crops to caterpillars and what they worked for to locusts.

Proverbs 30:27

Locusts have no king, but they all swarm in ranks.

Jeremiah 46:23

They'll cut down her forest, though it's impenetrable," declares the LORD, "for they're more numerous than locusts, and there are too many of them to count.

Job 13:28

So I'm a man who wears out like something rotten, like a garment that has become moth-eaten."

Matthew 6:19-20

"Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal,

Job 4:19

how much less confidence does he have in those who dwell in houses of clay; who were formed from a foundation in dust and can perish like a moth?

Job 27:18

"He has built his house like a moth's cocoon, like a temporary sunshade that a watchman makes.

Psalm 39:11

You rebuke by chastening a man with the consequence of iniquities; you destroy what is attractive to him, as one would treat a moth. Indeed, every person is a puff of wind. Interlude

Isaiah 50:9

See! It is the Lord GOD who will help me. Who is it that will declare me guilty? See! They will all wear out like a garment; moths will eat them up.

Isaiah 51:8

For moths will eat them up just like a garment, and worms will devour them like wool; but my deliverance will last forever, and my salvation to all generations.

Hosea 5:12

Therefore I will consume Ephraim like a moth, and the house of Judah as rottenness consumes.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs and weave a spider's web; whoever eats their eggs dies, and any crushed egg hatches out futility.

Leviticus 11:22

These creatures that you may eat include the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind.

Proverbs 30:15

The leech has two daughters: "Give" and "Give". Three things will never be satisfied; four will never say "Enough" -

Exodus 10:4

But if you refuse to let my people go, tomorrow I'm going to bring locusts into your territory.

Exodus 16:20

But they did not listen to Moses some people left part of it until morning, and it produced maggots and smelled bad, so Moses got angry at them.

Proverbs 30:24-28

Four things on earth are small, but they are very, very wise: Ants aren't a strong species, yet they prepare their food in the summer. The rock badgers aren't a strong species either, yet they build their dens in the rocks.read more.
Locusts have no king, but they all swarm in ranks. Spiders can be caught by the hand, yet they're found in kings' palaces.

Joel 1:4

Whatever the devouring locust left behind the locust swarm has consumed! Whatever the locust swarm has left behind, the young locust has consumed! Whatever the young locust has left behind, the ravaging locust has consumed!"

Matthew 6:20

But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal,

Judges 6:5

They would invade with their livestock and tents, swooping in as numerous as locusts. It was impossible to count them or their camels and they came into the land to destroy it.

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Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

how much less confidence does he have in those who dwell in houses of clay; who were formed from a foundation in dust and can perish like a moth?

Job 27:18

"He has built his house like a moth's cocoon, like a temporary sunshade that a watchman makes.

Isaiah 50:9

See! It is the Lord GOD who will help me. Who is it that will declare me guilty? See! They will all wear out like a garment; moths will eat them up.

Job 13:28

So I'm a man who wears out like something rotten, like a garment that has become moth-eaten."

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Flies

Ecclesiastes 10:1

As dead flies cause the perfumer's ointment to stink, so also does a little foolishness to one's reputation of wisdom and honor.

Psalm 78:45

He sent swarms of insects to bite them and frogs to destroy them.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and a swarm of insects invaded their land.

Exodus 8:21

But if you don't let my people go, I'll send swarms of insects upon you, your servants, your people, and your households. The houses of Egypt and even the ground on which they stand will be filled with swarms of insects.

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

"At that time, the LORD will call for flies that will come from far away from the headwaters of Egypt's rivers and for bees that are in the land of Assyria.

Deuteronomy 1:44

The Amorites who lived in the hill country came out to engage you in battle. They pursued you like bees do and crushed you from Seir to Hormah.

Judges 14:8

When he came back later to marry her, he turned aside to observe the lion's carcass. Amazingly, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, complete with honey.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; but they will be extinguished like burning thorns. In the name of the LORD I will defeat them.

Insects » Grasshoppers » Hornets

Joshua 24:12

"Then I sent hornets ahead of you to drive out two kings of the Amorites before you without your using either sword or bow.

Exodus 23:28

I'll send hornets ahead of you and they'll drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites before you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

He'll send plagues against them until the survivors who hide from you have perished.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

As dead flies cause the perfumer's ointment to stink, so also does a little foolishness to one's reputation of wisdom and honor.

Isaiah 7:18

"At that time, the LORD will call for flies that will come from far away from the headwaters of Egypt's rivers and for bees that are in the land of Assyria.

Exodus 8:22

On that day I'll treat the land of Goshen where my people live differently so that swarms of insects won't be there. As a result, you will know that I the LORD am in the midst of the land.

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 104:25

There is the deep and wide sea, teeming with numberless creatures, living things small and great.

Psalm 145:9

The LORD is good to everyone and his mercies extend to everything he does.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Grasshopper

Leviticus 11:22

These creatures that you may eat include the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind.

Judges 6:5

They would invade with their livestock and tents, swooping in as numerous as locusts. It was impossible to count them or their camels and they came into the land to destroy it.

Job 39:20

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bee

Isaiah 7:18

"At that time, the LORD will call for flies that will come from far away from the headwaters of Egypt's rivers and for bees that are in the land of Assyria.

Judges 14:8

When he came back later to marry her, he turned aside to observe the lion's carcass. Amazingly, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, complete with honey.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; but they will be extinguished like burning thorns. In the name of the LORD I will defeat them.

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs and weave a spider's web; whoever eats their eggs dies, and any crushed egg hatches out futility.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Moth

Job 4:19

how much less confidence does he have in those who dwell in houses of clay; who were formed from a foundation in dust and can perish like a moth?

Job 27:18

"He has built his house like a moth's cocoon, like a temporary sunshade that a watchman makes.

Isaiah 50:9

See! It is the Lord GOD who will help me. Who is it that will declare me guilty? See! They will all wear out like a garment; moths will eat them up.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Ant

Insects » Ants

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and a swarm of insects invaded their land.

Exodus 8:16

Then the LORD told Moses, "Tell Aaron, "Stretch out your staff, strike the dust of the ground, and the dust will become gnats throughout the land of Egypt.'"

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Caterpillar

Isaiah 33:4

Your plunder is gathered as when grasshoppers gather; just like locusts pounce, people have pounced on it.

Psalm 78:46

He gave their crops to caterpillars and what they worked for to locusts.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Spider

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Cankerworm

Joel 1:4

Whatever the devouring locust left behind the locust swarm has consumed! Whatever the locust swarm has left behind, the young locust has consumed! Whatever the young locust has left behind, the ravaging locust has consumed!"

Nahum 3:15-16

In that place fire will consume you, the sword will cut you down, consuming you as locusts do. Multiply yourself like locusts, increase like swarming grasshoppers. You added to your inventory of businessmen they number more than the stars of heaven. The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

Any winged, swarming insect is unclean to you. They must not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:21-25

However, you may eat winged creatures that crawl on four legs that extend over its head and by which it hops on the ground. These creatures that you may eat include the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind. But any other winged insect that has four legs is detestable for you read more.
and is unclean. Anyone who touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening. And anyone who carries their carcasses is to wash his clothes, since he will remain unclean until evening."

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

How much less is man, who is only a maggot, or a man's children, who are only worms!"

Micah 7:17

They will lick the dust like a serpent; they will crawl from their strongholds like snakes. They will fear the LORD our God. They will be terrified because of you.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Palmerworm

Joel 1:4

Whatever the devouring locust left behind the locust swarm has consumed! Whatever the locust swarm has left behind, the young locust has consumed! Whatever the young locust has left behind, the ravaging locust has consumed!"

Amos 4:9

"I afflicted you with blight and fungus; and the locust swarm devoured the harvest of your gardens, your vineyards, your fig trees, and your olive trees, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.

Insects » Divided into » Unclean and abominable

Leviticus 11:23-24

But any other winged insect that has four legs is detestable for you and is unclean. Anyone who touches their carcasses becomes unclean until evening.

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

However, you may eat winged creatures that crawl on four legs that extend over its head and by which it hops on the ground. These creatures that you may eat include the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Hornet

Deuteronomy 7:20

He'll send plagues against them until the survivors who hide from you have perished.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Leviticus 11:22

These creatures that you may eat include the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Locust

Exodus 10:12-13

The LORD told Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt to bring the locusts, and they'll come up over the land of Egypt and eat all the vegetation of the land, everything that the hail left." Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD sent an east wind into the land all that day and throughout the night. When morning came, the east wind brought the locusts.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Beetle

Leviticus 11:22

These creatures that you may eat include the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind.

Insects » Created by God

Genesis 1:24-25

Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth each kind of living creature, each kind of livestock and crawling thing, and each kind of earth's animals!" And that is what happened: God made each kind of the earth's animals, along with every kind of livestock and crawling thing. And God saw how good it was.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Flea

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom is the king of Israel going out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog or a single flea?

Insects » Fleas

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom is the king of Israel going out? Whom are you pursuing? A dead dog or a single flea?

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Gnat

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides! You filter out a gnat, yet swallow a camel!

Insects » Gnats

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides! You filter out a gnat, yet swallow a camel!

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Maggot

Exodus 16:20

But they did not listen to Moses some people left part of it until morning, and it produced maggots and smelled bad, so Moses got angry at them.

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