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Leviticus 11:20-23

" 'Any {winged insect} that walks on [all] fours [is] detestable to you. Only this may you eat from any of {the winged insects} that walk on [all] fours--[that] which has jointed legs above its feet for leaping upon the land. {From these} you may eat the locust according to its kind and the bald locust according to its kind and the cricket according to its kind and the grasshopper according to its kind.read more.
But any [other] {winged insect} that has four legs [is] detestable to you.

Deuteronomy 14:19

And [also] all [of] {the winged insects}; they [are] unclean for you; you shall not eat [them].

Proverbs 30:25

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

Judges 14:8

And he returned after awhile {to marry her}, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and there [was] a swarm of wild honey bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Deuteronomy 1:44

The Amorites living in the hill country went out {to oppose you} and chased you as [a swarm of] wild honey bees do; and [so] they {beat} you down in Seir as far as Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; they were extinguished like a fire of thorns. In the name of Yahweh I opposed them indeed.

Isaiah 7:18

And this shall happen: On that day, Yahweh will whistle for the fly that [is] at the end of the stream of Egypt and the bee that [is] in the land of Assyria.

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom did the king of Israel go out? After whom are you pursuing? After a dead dog? After one flea?

1 Samuel 26:20

And so then, do not let my blood fall to the ground {away from} the presence of Yahweh, for the king of Israel has gone out to seek a single flea, as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Exodus 8:24

And Yahweh did so, and a {severe} [swarm of] flies came to the house of Pharaoh and the house of his servants and in all the land of Egypt; the land was ruined because of the flies.

Exodus 8:21-22

But if you are not [about to] release my people, look, I [am about] to send out flies among you and among your servants and among your people and in your houses; and the houses of Egypt will fill up with the flies and also the ground that they are on. But on that day I will distinguish the land of Goshen, where my people are staying, by there not being flies there, so that you will know that I [am] Yahweh in the midst of the land.

Psalm 78:45

He sent among them flies that devoured them and frogs that destroyed them.

Isaiah 51:6

Lift up your eyes to the heavens and look to the earth beneath, for [the] heavens will be torn to pieces like smoke, and the earth will be worn out like garment, and those who inhabit her will die like gnats. But my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will not be broken to pieces.

Exodus 8:16

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the land, and it will become gnats in all the land of Egypt.'"

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides who filter out a gnat and swallow a camel!

Exodus 8:17-18

And he did so, and Aaron stretched out his hand with his staff, and he struck the dust of the land, and it became gnats on the humans and on the animals; all of the dust of the land became gnats in all the land of Egypt. And the magicians did so with their secret arts to bring out the gnats, but they were not able, and the gnats were on the humans and on the animals.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came flies [and] gnats throughout all their territory.

Isaiah 40:22

[He is] the one who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants [are] like grasshoppers; the one who stretches out [the] heavens like a veil and spreads them out like tent to live [in],

Numbers 13:33

There we saw the Nephilim (the descendants of Anak [came] from the Nephilim), and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their eyes."

1 Kings 8:37

If there should be in the land famine or disease, if there should be blight or mildew or locust or caterpillars, if it happens that his enemy lays siege against him in the land of his gates, if any plague or any disease,

2 Chronicles 6:28

"If there is a famine in the land; if there is disease, blight, mildew, locust, and caterpillar; if it happens that his enemy lays siege to him in the land [and] his gates; any kind of plague, any kind of disease,

Psalm 105:34

He spoke and there came locusts and young locusts without number.

Nahum 3:15

There fire will consume you; the sword will cut you off. It will consume you like the locust.

Exodus 23:28

And I will send the hornet before you, and it will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

And, moreover, Yahweh your God will send the hornets among them until [both] the survivors and the fugitives {are destroyed} {before you}.

Joshua 24:12

I sent before you [the] hornet and they drove out before you two kings of the Amorites; [but] not by your sword or bow.

Joel 2:25

I will repay you the years that the locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my mighty troops that I sent against you.

Matthew 3:4

Now John himself had his clothing made from camel's hair and a belt made of leather around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

And John was dressed in camel's hair and a belt made of leather around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

Exodus 10:12-14

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt with the locusts so that they may come up over the land of Egypt, and let them eat all the vegetation of the land, all that the hail left behind." And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh drove an east wind into the land all that day and all night. The morning came, and the east wind had brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and they settled in all the territory of Egypt, very {severe}. Before it there were not locusts like them, nor will there be after it.

Psalm 78:46

And he gave their crop to the locusts and their labor to the locust.

Proverbs 30:27

there is no king for the locust, yet it marches in rank;

Jeremiah 46:23

They will cut down her forest," {declares} Yahweh, "for {it is impenetrable}. Yes, they are more numerous than locusts, and {they are without number}.

Job 13:28

And he himself wastes away like something rotten, like a garment that [the] moth has eaten.

Matthew 6:19-20

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves do not break in or steal.

Job 4:19

How much more dwellers in clay houses, whose foundation [is] in the dust? They are crushed like a moth.

Job 27:18

"He builds his house like the moth, and like a booth [that] a watchman has made.

Psalm 39:11

[When] with rebukes you chastise a man for sin, you {consume} like a moth his delightful [things]. Surely everyone [is] a [mere] vapor. Selah

Isaiah 50:9

Look! The Lord Yahweh helps me. Who is the one who will declare me guilty? Look! All of them will be worn out like a garment; [the] moth will eat them.

Isaiah 51:8

For a moth will eat them like garments; a moth will devour them like wool, but my righteousness will be forever, and my salvation for {generation after generation}."

Hosea 5:12

But I [am] like a maggot to Ephraim and like rottenness to the house of Judah.

Isaiah 59:5

they hatch viper eggs, and they weave a spider web. One who eats their eggs dies, and that which is pressed is hatched [as] a serpent.

Leviticus 11:22

{From these} you may eat the locust according to its kind and the bald locust according to its kind and the cricket according to its kind and the grasshopper according to its kind.

Proverbs 30:15

For the leech, [there are] two daughters; "Give, give!" [they cry]. As for three of these, they are not satisfied; as for four, they do not say enough.

Exodus 10:4

But if you [are] refusing to release my people, look, I [am] about to bring locusts into your territory tomorrow.

Exodus 16:20

But they did not listen to Moses. Some people left [some] of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them.

Proverbs 30:24-28

There [are] four small things on the earth, and they [are] {exceedingly wise}: The ants [are] a people [who are] not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer; the badgers [are] a people [who are] not mighty, yet they set their house on the rock;read more.
there is no king for the locust, yet it marches in rank; a lizard you [can] seize with hands, yet it is in palaces of kings.

Joel 1:4

What the cutting locust left, the swarming locust has eaten. What the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten. And what the hopping locust left, the destroying locust has eaten.

Matthew 6:20

but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves do not break in or steal.

Judges 6:5

For they, their livestock, and their tents would come up like a great number of locusts; they and their camels could not be counted; they came into the land and devoured it.

From Thematic Bible


Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

How much more dwellers in clay houses, whose foundation [is] in the dust? They are crushed like a moth.

Job 27:18

"He builds his house like the moth, and like a booth [that] a watchman has made.

Isaiah 50:9

Look! The Lord Yahweh helps me. Who is the one who will declare me guilty? Look! All of them will be worn out like a garment; [the] moth will eat them.

Job 13:28

And he himself wastes away like something rotten, like a garment that [the] moth has eaten.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Flies

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause a bad smell [and] ruin the ointment of the perfumer. So also a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.

Psalm 78:45

He sent among them flies that devoured them and frogs that destroyed them.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came flies [and] gnats throughout all their territory.

Exodus 8:21

But if you are not [about to] release my people, look, I [am about] to send out flies among you and among your servants and among your people and in your houses; and the houses of Egypt will fill up with the flies and also the ground that they are on.

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

And this shall happen: On that day, Yahweh will whistle for the fly that [is] at the end of the stream of Egypt and the bee that [is] in the land of Assyria.

Deuteronomy 1:44

The Amorites living in the hill country went out {to oppose you} and chased you as [a swarm of] wild honey bees do; and [so] they {beat} you down in Seir as far as Hormah.

Judges 14:8

And he returned after awhile {to marry her}, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and there [was] a swarm of wild honey bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; they were extinguished like a fire of thorns. In the name of Yahweh I opposed them indeed.

Insects » Grasshoppers » Hornets

Joshua 24:12

I sent before you [the] hornet and they drove out before you two kings of the Amorites; [but] not by your sword or bow.

Exodus 23:28

And I will send the hornet before you, and it will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you.

Deuteronomy 7:20

And, moreover, Yahweh your God will send the hornets among them until [both] the survivors and the fugitives {are destroyed} {before you}.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause a bad smell [and] ruin the ointment of the perfumer. So also a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.

Isaiah 7:18

And this shall happen: On that day, Yahweh will whistle for the fly that [is] at the end of the stream of Egypt and the bee that [is] in the land of Assyria.

Exodus 8:22

But on that day I will distinguish the land of Goshen, where my people are staying, by there not being flies there, so that you will know that I [am] Yahweh in the midst of the land.

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 104:25

This [is] the great and {wide} sea, in which [are] moving animals without number, living things small and great.

Psalm 145:9

Yahweh [is] good to all, and his mercies [are] over all his works.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Grasshopper

Leviticus 11:22

{From these} you may eat the locust according to its kind and the bald locust according to its kind and the cricket according to its kind and the grasshopper according to its kind.

Judges 6:5

For they, their livestock, and their tents would come up like a great number of locusts; they and their camels could not be counted; they came into the land and devoured it.

Job 39:20

Do you make it leap like the locust? [The] majesty of its snorting [is] terrifying.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bee

Isaiah 7:18

And this shall happen: On that day, Yahweh will whistle for the fly that [is] at the end of the stream of Egypt and the bee that [is] in the land of Assyria.

Judges 14:8

And he returned after awhile {to marry her}, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and there [was] a swarm of wild honey bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees; they were extinguished like a fire of thorns. In the name of Yahweh I opposed them indeed.

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

they hatch viper eggs, and they weave a spider web. One who eats their eggs dies, and that which is pressed is hatched [as] a serpent.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Moth

Job 4:19

How much more dwellers in clay houses, whose foundation [is] in the dust? They are crushed like a moth.

Job 27:18

"He builds his house like the moth, and like a booth [that] a watchman has made.

Isaiah 50:9

Look! The Lord Yahweh helps me. Who is the one who will declare me guilty? Look! All of them will be worn out like a garment; [the] moth will eat them.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Ant

Proverbs 30:25

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

Insects » Ants

Proverbs 30:25

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and there came flies [and] gnats throughout all their territory.

Exodus 8:16

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, 'Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the land, and it will become gnats in all the land of Egypt.'"

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Caterpillar

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil is gathered, [as] the gathering of the locust, as a swarm of locusts storming on it.

Psalm 78:46

And he gave their crop to the locusts and their labor to the locust.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Spider

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Cankerworm

Joel 1:4

What the cutting locust left, the swarming locust has eaten. What the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten. And what the hopping locust left, the destroying locust has eaten.

Nahum 3:15-16

There fire will consume you; the sword will cut you off. It will consume you like the locust. You have increased your merchants more than the stars of heaven; [like] the locust they will shed [their skin] and fly away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

And [also] all [of] {the winged insects}; they [are] unclean for you; you shall not eat [them].

Leviticus 11:21-25

Only this may you eat from any of {the winged insects} that walk on [all] fours--[that] which has jointed legs above its feet for leaping upon the land. {From these} you may eat the locust according to its kind and the bald locust according to its kind and the cricket according to its kind and the grasshopper according to its kind. But any [other] {winged insect} that has four legs [is] detestable to you. read more.
And by these you shall become unclean--anyone who touches their dead body shall become unclean until the evening, and anyone who carries their dead body must wash his garments, and he shall be unclean until the evening.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

{How much less} for a human being [who is] a maggot, and {a human} [who is] a worm?"

Micah 7:17

They will lick the dust like the serpent, like the crawling things of the earth. They will come trembling from their strongholds to Yahweh our God. Let them fear and be afraid of you.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Palmerworm

Joel 1:4

What the cutting locust left, the swarming locust has eaten. What the swarming locust left, the hopping locust has eaten. And what the hopping locust left, the destroying locust has eaten.

Amos 4:9

"I struck you with blight and with mildew. Frequently the cutting locust devoured your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees, yet you did not return to me," [is] the declaration of Yahweh.

Insects » Divided into » Unclean and abominable

Leviticus 11:23-24

But any [other] {winged insect} that has four legs [is] detestable to you. And by these you shall become unclean--anyone who touches their dead body shall become unclean until the evening,

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

Only this may you eat from any of {the winged insects} that walk on [all] fours--[that] which has jointed legs above its feet for leaping upon the land. {From these} you may eat the locust according to its kind and the bald locust according to its kind and the cricket according to its kind and the grasshopper according to its kind.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Hornet

Deuteronomy 7:20

And, moreover, Yahweh your God will send the hornets among them until [both] the survivors and the fugitives {are destroyed} {before you}.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Leviticus 11:22

{From these} you may eat the locust according to its kind and the bald locust according to its kind and the cricket according to its kind and the grasshopper according to its kind.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Locust

Exodus 10:12-13

And Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt with the locusts so that they may come up over the land of Egypt, and let them eat all the vegetation of the land, all that the hail left behind." And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh drove an east wind into the land all that day and all night. The morning came, and the east wind had brought the locusts.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Beetle

Leviticus 11:22

{From these} you may eat the locust according to its kind and the bald locust according to its kind and the cricket according to its kind and the grasshopper according to its kind.

Insects » Created by God

Genesis 1:24-25

And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kind: cattle and moving things, and wild animals according to their kind." And it was so. So God made wild animals according to their kind and the cattle according to their kind, and every creeping thing of the earth according to its kind. And God saw that [it was] good.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Flea

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom did the king of Israel go out? After whom are you pursuing? After a dead dog? After one flea?

Insects » Fleas

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom did the king of Israel go out? After whom are you pursuing? After a dead dog? After one flea?

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Gnat

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides who filter out a gnat and swallow a camel!

Insects » Gnats

Matthew 23:24

Blind guides who filter out a gnat and swallow a camel!

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Maggot

Exodus 16:20

But they did not listen to Moses. Some people left [some] of it until morning, and it bred worms and stank. And Moses was angry with them.