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55 Bible Verses about Insects

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Leviticus 11:20-23

All winged insects that creep, going upon all fours, shall be an abomination unto you. Yet these may you eat of every winged insect that goes upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, to leap with upon the earth; Even these of them you 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 other winged insects, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.

Deuteronomy 14:19

And every winged insect is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

Proverbs 30:25

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

Judges 14:8

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

Deuteronomy 1:44

And the Amorites, who dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They encompassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall whistle 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 do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

1 Samuel 26:20

Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when one does hunt a partridge in the mountains.

Exodus 8:24

And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.

Exodus 8:21-22

Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon you, and upon your servants, and upon your people, and into your houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which 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 you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.

Psalm 78:45

He sent swarms of 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 vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall grow old like a garment, and they that dwell in it shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Exodus 8:16

And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Exodus 8:17-18

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

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats in all their country.

Isaiah 40:22

It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:

Numbers 13:33

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, who come of the giants: 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, blight, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;

2 Chronicles 6:28

If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever plague or whatsoever sickness there is:

Psalm 105:34

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

Nahum 3:15

There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it shall eat you up like the locust: make yourself many like the locust, make yourself many like the swarming locusts.

Exodus 23:28

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

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover the LORD your God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from you, be destroyed.

Joshua 24:12

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

Joel 2:25

And I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, and the consuming locust, and the cutting locust, my great army which I sent among you.

Matthew 3:4

And the same John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a leather belt about his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a belt of a skin about his waist; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

Exodus 10:12-14

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out your 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 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; 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 country 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 they go forth all of them by bands;

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, says the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

Job 13:28

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

Matthew 6:19-20

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Job 4:19

How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?

Job 27:18

He builds his house like a moth, and like a booth that the keeper makes.

Psalm 39:11

When you with rebukes do correct man for iniquity, you make his beauty melt away like a moth: surely every man is vanity. Selah.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, 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 forever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

Hosea 5:12

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

Job 8:14

Whose confidence shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch viper's eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies, and from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.

Leviticus 11:22

Even these of them you 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 leach has two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:

Exodus 10:4

Else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow will I bring the locusts into your land:

Exodus 16:20

But they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left some of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was angry 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 prepare their food in the summer; The badgers 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 spider takes hold with its hands, and is in kings' palaces.

Joel 1:4

That which the cutting locust has left has the swarming locust eaten; and that which the swarming locust has left has the crawling locust eaten; and that which the crawling locust has left has the consuming locust eaten.

Matthew 6:20

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Judges 6:5

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

From Thematic Bible


Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?

Job 27:18

He builds his house like a moth, and like a booth that the keeper makes.

Isaiah 50:9

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

Job 13:28

And he, like a rotten thing, consumes, as 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 send forth a foul odor: so does a little folly to him that is respected for wisdom and honor.

Psalm 78:45

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

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats in all their country.

Exodus 8:21

Else, if you will not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon you, and upon your servants, and upon your people, and into your houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they are.

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall whistle 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, who dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.

Judges 14:8

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

Psalm 118:12

They encompassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

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; but not with your sword, nor with your bow.

Exodus 23:28

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

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover the LORD your God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from you, be destroyed.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the ointment of the perfumer to send forth a foul odor: so does a little folly to him that is respected for wisdom and honor.

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall whistle 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 you may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 104:25

So is this great and wide sea, which teems with things innumerable, both small and great.

Psalm 145:9

The LORD 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 you 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, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.

Job 39:20

Can you make him afraid like a grasshopper? the majesty of his snorting is terrible.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bee

Isaiah 7:18

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall whistle 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 time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcass of the lion.

Psalm 118:12

They encompassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch viper's eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies, and from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.

Job 8:14

Whose confidence shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Moth

Job 4:19

How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth?

Job 27:18

He builds his house like a moth, and like a booth that the keeper makes.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall grow 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 prepare their food in the summer;

Insects » Ants

Proverbs 30:25

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats in all their country.

Exodus 8:16

And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all 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 to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

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 be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Cankerworm

Joel 1:4

That which the cutting locust has left has the swarming locust eaten; and that which the swarming locust has left has the crawling locust eaten; and that which the crawling locust has left has the consuming locust eaten.

Nahum 3:15-16

There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it shall eat you up like the locust: make yourself many like the locust, make yourself many like the swarming locusts. You have multiplied your merchants more than the stars of heaven: the locust plunders, and flies away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

And every winged insect is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:21-25

Yet these may you eat of every winged insect that goes upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, to leap with upon the earth; Even these of them you 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 other winged insects, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you. read more.
And for these you shall be unclean: whosoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening. And whosoever bears any part of the carcass of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, who is a worm?

Micah 7:17

They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of you.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Palmerworm

Joel 1:4

That which the cutting locust has left has the swarming locust eaten; and that which the swarming locust has left has the crawling locust eaten; and that which the crawling locust has left has the consuming locust eaten.

Amos 4:9

I have smitten you with blight and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the locust devoured them: yet have you not returned unto 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 an abomination unto you. And for these you shall be unclean: whosoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening.

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

Yet these may you eat of every winged insect that goes upon all fours, which have legs above their feet, to leap with upon the earth; Even these of them you 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 the LORD your God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from you, be destroyed.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Leviticus 11:22

Even these of them you 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 the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out your 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 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; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Beetle

Leviticus 11:22

Even these of them you 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 kinds, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kinds: and it was so And God made the beasts of the earth after their kinds, and cattle after their kinds, and every thing that creeps upon the earth 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 do you 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 do you pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Gnat

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Insects » Gnats

Matthew 23:24

You blind guides, who strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Maggot

Exodus 16:20

But they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left some of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was angry with them.