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55 Bible Verses about Insects

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Leviticus 11:20-23

"'All flying insects that walk on all fours are an abomination to you. Yet you may eat these: of all winged creeping things that go on all fours, which have legs above their feet, with which to hop on the earth. Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.read more.
But all winged creeping things which have four feet, are an abomination to you.

Deuteronomy 14:19

All winged creeping things are unclean to you: they shall not be eaten.

Proverbs 30:25

the ants are not a strong people, yet they provide their food in the summer.

Judges 14:8

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

The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They surrounded me like bees. They are quenched like the burning thorns. In the name of Yahweh I cut them off.

Isaiah 7:18

It will happen in that day that Yahweh will 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

Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue? A dead dog? A flea?

1 Samuel 26:20

Now therefore, don't let my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of Yahweh; for the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Exodus 8:24

Yahweh did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies.

Exodus 8:21-22

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

Psalm 78:45

He sent among them swarms of flies, 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 wax old like a garment; and those who dwell therein shall die in the same way: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Exodus 8:16

Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, 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

They did so; and Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were lice on man, and on animal; all the dust of the earth became lice throughout all the land of Egypt. The magicians tried with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they couldn't. There were lice on man, and on animal.

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and swarms of flies came, and lice in all their borders.

Isaiah 40:22

It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in;

Numbers 13:33

There we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight."

1 Kings 8:37

"If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight, mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemy besieges them in the land of their cities; whatever plague, whatever sickness there is;

2 Chronicles 6:28

"If there is famine in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight or mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemies besiege them in the land of their cities; whatever plague or whatever sickness there is;

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and the locusts came, and the grasshoppers, without number,

Nahum 3:15

There the fire will devour you. The sword will cut you off. It will devour you like the grasshopper. Multiply like grasshoppers. Multiply like the locust.

Exodus 23:28

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

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover Yahweh your God will send the hornet among them, until those who are left, and hide themselves, perish from before you.

Joshua 24:12

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

Joel 2:25

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the great locust, the grasshopper, and the caterpillar, my great army, which I sent among you.

Matthew 3:4

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

Mark 1:6

John was clothed with camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.

Exodus 10:12-14

Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left." Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh brought an east wind on the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt. They were very grievous. Before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such.

Psalm 78:46

He gave also their increase to the caterpillar, and their labor to the locust.

Proverbs 30:27

The locusts have no king, yet they advance in ranks.

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, says Yahweh, though it can't be searched; because they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

Job 13:28

though I am decaying like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

Matthew 6:19-20

"Don't lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don't break through and steal;

Job 4:19

How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:18

He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.

Psalm 39:11

When you rebuke and correct man for iniquity, You consume his wealth like a moth. Surely every man is but a breath." Selah.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord Yahweh will help me; who is he who shall condemn me? Behold, all they shall wax 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 to all generations."

Hosea 5:12

Therefore I am to Ephraim like a moth, and to the house of Judah like rottenness.

Isaiah 59:5

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

Leviticus 11:22

Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.

Proverbs 30:15

"The leach has two daughters: 'Give, give.' "There are three things that are never satisfied; four that don't say, 'Enough:'

Exodus 10:4

Or else, if you refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your country,

Exodus 16:20

Notwithstanding they didn't listen to Moses, but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was angry with them.

Proverbs 30:24-28

"There are four things which are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise: the ants are not a strong people, yet they provide their food in the summer. The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks.read more.
The locusts have no king, yet they advance in ranks. You can catch a lizard with your hands, yet it is in kings' palaces.

Joel 1:4

What the swarming locust has left, the great locust has eaten. What the great locust has left, the grasshopper has eaten. What the grasshopper has left, the caterpillar has eaten.

Matthew 6:20

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consume, and where thieves don't break through and steal;

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their livestock and their tents; they came in as locusts for multitude; both they and their camels were without number: and they came into the land to destroy it.

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Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:18

He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.

Isaiah 50:9

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

Job 13:28

though I am decaying like a rotten thing, like a garment that is moth-eaten.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Flies

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor; so does a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor.

Psalm 78:45

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

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and swarms of flies came, and lice in all their borders.

Exodus 8:21

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

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

It will happen in that day that Yahweh will 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

The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah.

Judges 14:8

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 surrounded me like bees. They are quenched like the burning thorns. In the name of Yahweh I cut them off.

Insects » Grasshoppers » Hornets

Joshua 24:12

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

Exodus 23:28

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

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover Yahweh your God will send the hornet among them, until those who are left, and hide themselves, perish from before you.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor; so does a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor.

Isaiah 7:18

It will happen in that day that Yahweh will 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

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 Yahweh in the midst of the earth.

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 104:25

There is the sea, great and wide, in which are innumerable living things, both small and large animals.

Psalm 145:9

Yahweh is good to all. His tender mercies are over all his works.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Grasshopper

Leviticus 11:22

Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.

Judges 6:5

For they came up with their livestock and their tents; they came in as locusts for multitude; both they and their camels were without number: and they came into the land to destroy it.

Job 39:20

Have you made him to leap as a locust? The glory of his snorting is awesome.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bee

Isaiah 7:18

It will happen in that day that Yahweh will 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

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 surrounded me like bees. They are quenched like the burning thorns. In the name of Yahweh I cut them off.

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Moth

Job 4:19

How much more, those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed before the moth!

Job 27:18

He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes.

Isaiah 50:9

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

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Ant

Proverbs 30:25

the ants are not a strong people, yet they provide their food in the summer.

Insects » Ants

Proverbs 30:25

the ants are not a strong people, yet they provide their food in the summer.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He spoke, and swarms of flies came, and lice in all their borders.

Exodus 8:16

Yahweh said to Moses, "Tell Aaron, 'Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the earth, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.'"

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Caterpillar

Isaiah 33:4

Your spoil will be gathered as the caterpillar gathers. Men will leap on it as locusts leap.

Psalm 78:46

He gave also their increase to the caterpillar, and their labor to the locust.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Spider

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Cankerworm

Joel 1:4

What the swarming locust has left, the great locust has eaten. What the great locust has left, the grasshopper has eaten. What the grasshopper has left, the caterpillar has eaten.

Nahum 3:15-16

There the fire will devour you. The sword will cut you off. It will devour you like the grasshopper. Multiply like grasshoppers. Multiply like the locust. You have increased your merchants more than the stars of the skies. The grasshopper strips, and flees away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

All winged creeping things are unclean to you: they shall not be eaten.

Leviticus 11:21-25

Yet you may eat these: of all winged creeping things that go on all fours, which have legs above their feet, with which to hop on the earth. Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper. But all winged creeping things which have four feet, are an abomination to you. read more.
"'By these you will become unclean: whoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening. Whoever carries any part of their carcass shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the evening.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

How much less man, who is a worm, the son of man, who is a worm!"

Micah 7:17

They will lick the dust like a serpent. Like crawling things of the earth they shall come trembling out of their dens. They will come with fear to Yahweh our God, and will be afraid because of you.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Palmerworm

Joel 1:4

What the swarming locust has left, the great locust has eaten. What the great locust has left, the grasshopper has eaten. What the grasshopper has left, the caterpillar has eaten.

Amos 4:9

"I struck you with blight and mildew many times in your gardens and your vineyards; and your fig trees and your olive trees have the swarming locust devoured: yet you haven't returned to me," says Yahweh.

Insects » Divided into » Unclean and abominable

Leviticus 11:23-24

But all winged creeping things which have four feet, are an abomination to you. "'By these you will become unclean: whoever touches the carcass of them shall be unclean until the evening.

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

Yet you may eat these: of all winged creeping things that go on all fours, which have legs above their feet, with which to hop on the earth. Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Hornet

Deuteronomy 7:20

Moreover Yahweh your God will send the hornet among them, until those who are left, and hide themselves, perish from before you.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Leviticus 11:22

Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Locust

Exodus 10:12-13

Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left." Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and Yahweh brought an east wind on the land all that day, and all the night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Beetle

Leviticus 11:22

Even of these you may eat: any kind of locust, any kind of katydid, any kind of cricket, and any kind of grasshopper.

Insects » Created by God

Genesis 1:24-25

God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind;" and it was so. God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Flea

1 Samuel 24:14

Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue? A dead dog? A flea?

Insects » Fleas

1 Samuel 24:14

Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Whom do you pursue? A dead dog? 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

Notwithstanding they didn't listen to Moses, but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was angry with them.