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55 Bible Verses about Insects

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Leviticus 11:20-23

Every teeming creature which is flying, which is going on four -- an abomination it is to you. Only -- this ye do eat of any teeming thing which is flying, which is going on four, which hath legs above its feet, to move with them on the earth; these of them ye do eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind;read more.
and every teeming thing which is flying, which hath four feet -- an abomination it is to you.

Deuteronomy 14:19

and every teeming thing which is flying, unclean it is to you; they are not eaten;

Judges 14:8

and he turneth back after some days to take her, and turneth aside to see the carcase of the lion, and lo, a company of bees are in the body of the lion -- and honey.

Deuteronomy 1:44

and the Amorite who is dwelling in that hill-country cometh out to meet you, and they pursue you as the bees do, and smite you in Seir -- unto Hormah.

Psalm 118:12

They compassed me about as bees, They have been extinguished as a fire of thorns, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.

Isaiah 7:18

And it hath come to pass, in that day, Jehovah doth hiss for a fly that is in the extremity of the brooks of Egypt, And for a bee that is in the land of Asshur.

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom hath the king of Israel come out? after whom art thou pursuing? -- after a dead dog! after one flea!

1 Samuel 26:20

And now, let not my blood fall to the earth over-against the face of Jehovah, for the king of Israel hath come out to seek one flea, as one pursueth the partridge in mountains.'

Exodus 8:24

And Jehovah doth so, and the grievous beetle entereth the house of Pharaoh, and the house of his servants, and in all the land of Egypt the land is corrupted from the presence of the beetle.

Exodus 8:21-22

for, if thou art not sending My people away, lo, I am sending against thee, and against thy servants, and against thy people, and against thy houses, the beetle, and the houses of the Egyptians have been full of the beetle, and also the ground on which they are. And I have separated in that day the land of Goshen, in which My people are staying, that the beetle is not there, so that thou knowest that I am Jehovah in the midst of the land,

Psalm 78:45

He sendeth among them the beetle, and it consumeth them, And the frog, and it destroyeth them,

Isaiah 51:6

Lift ye up to the heavens your eyes, And look attentively unto the earth beneath, For the heavens as smoke have vanished, And the earth as a garment weareth out, And its inhabitants as gnats do die, And My salvation is to the age, And My righteousness is not broken.

Exodus 8:16

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, and it hath become gnats in all the land of Egypt.'

Matthew 23:24

'Blind guides! who are straining out the gnat, and the camel are swallowing.

Exodus 8:17-18

And they do so, and Aaron stretcheth out his hand with his rod, and smiteth the dust of the land, and the gnats are on man and on beast; all the dust of the land hath been gnats in all the land of Egypt. And the scribes do so with their flashings, to bring out the gnats, and they have not been able, and the gnats are on man and on beast;

Psalm 105:31

He hath said, and the beetle cometh, Lice into all their border.

Isaiah 40:22

He who is sitting on the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are as grasshoppers, He who is stretching out as a thin thing the heavens, And spreadeth them as a tent to dwell in.

Numbers 13:33

and there we saw the Nephilim, sons of Anak, of the Nephilim; and we are in our own eyes as grasshoppers; and so we were in their eyes.'

1 Kings 8:37

Famine -- when it is in the land; pestilence -- when it is; blasting, mildew, locust; caterpillar -- when it is; when its enemy hath distressed it in the land in its gates, any plague, any sickness, --

2 Chronicles 6:28

Famine, when it is in the land, pestilence, when it is, blasting, and mildew, locust, and caterpillar, when they are, when its enemies have distressed it in the land -- its gates, any plague and any sickness;

Psalm 105:34

He hath said, and the locust cometh, And the cankerworm -- innumerable,

Nahum 3:15

There consume thee doth a fire, Cut thee off doth a sword, It doth consume thee as a cankerworm! Make thyself heavy as the cankerworm, Make thyself heavy as the locust.

Exodus 23:28

'And I have sent the hornet before thee, and it hath cast out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee;

Deuteronomy 7:20

'And also the locust doth Jehovah thy God send among them, till the destruction of those who are left, and of those who are hidden from thy presence;

Joshua 24:12

And I send before you the hornet, and it casteth them out from your presence -- two kings of the Amorite -- not by thy sword, nor by thy bow.

Joel 2:25

And I have recompensed to you the years That consume did the locust, the cankerworm, And the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, My great force that I did send against you.

Matthew 3:4

And this John had his clothing of camel's hair, and a girdle of skin round his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and honey of the field.

Mark 1:6

And John was clothed with camel's hair, and a girdle of skin around his loins, and eating locusts and honey of the field,

Exodus 10:12-14

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Stretch out thy hand against the land of Egypt for the locust, and it goeth up against the land of Egypt, and doth eat every herb of the land -- all that the hail hath left.' And Moses stretcheth out his rod against the land of Egypt, and Jehovah hath led an east wind over the land all that day, and all the night; the morning hath been, and the east wind hath lifted up the locust. And the locust goeth up against all the land of Egypt, and resteth in all the border of Egypt -- very grievous: before it there hath not been such a locust as it, and after it there is none such;

Psalm 78:46

And giveth to the caterpillar their increase, And their labour to the locust.

Proverbs 30:27

A king there is not to the locust, And it goeth out -- each one shouting,

Jeremiah 46:23

They have cut down her forest, An affirmation of Jehovah -- for it is not searched, For they have been more than the grasshopper, And they have no numbering.

Job 13:28

And he, as a rotten thing, weareth away, As a garment hath a moth consumed him.

Matthew 6:19-20

'Treasure not up to yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust disfigure, and where thieves break through and steal, but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal,

Job 4:19

Also -- the inhabitants of houses of clay, (Whose foundation is in the dust, They bruise them before a moth.)

Job 27:18

He hath built as a moth his house, And as a booth a watchman hath made.

Psalm 39:11

With reproofs against iniquity, Thou hast corrected man, And dost waste as a moth his desirableness, Only, vanity is every man. Selah.

Isaiah 50:9

Lo, the Lord Jehovah giveth help to me, Who is he that declareth me wicked? Lo, all of them as a garment wear out, A moth doth eat them.

Isaiah 51:8

For as a garment eat them doth a moth, And as wool eat them doth a worm, And My righteousness is to the age, And My salvation to all generations.

Hosea 5:12

And I am as a moth to Ephraim, And as a rotten thing to the house of Judah.

Isaiah 59:5

Eggs of a viper they have hatched, And webs of a spider they weave, Whoso is eating their eggs doth die, And the crushed hatcheth a viper.

Leviticus 11:22

these of them ye do eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind;

Proverbs 30:15

To the leech are two daughters, 'Give, give, Lo, three things are not satisfied, Four have not said 'Sufficiency;'

Exodus 10:4

for if thou art refusing to send My people away, lo, I am bringing in to-morrow the locust into thy border,

Exodus 16:20

and they have not hearkened unto Moses, and some of them do leave of it till morning, and it bringeth up worms and stinketh; and Moses is wroth with them.

Proverbs 30:24-28

Four are little ones of earth, And they are made wiser than the wise: The ants are a people not strong, And they prepare in summer their food, Conies are a people not strong, And they place in a rock their house,read more.
A king there is not to the locust, And it goeth out -- each one shouting, A spider with two hands taketh hold, And is in the palaces of a king.

Joel 1:4

What is left of the palmer-worm, eaten hath the locust, And what is left of the locust, Eaten hath the cankerworm, And what is left of the cankerworm, Eaten hath the caterpillar.

Matthew 6:20

but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal,

Judges 6:5

for they and their cattle come up, with their tents; they come in as the fulness of the locust for multitude, and of them and of their cattle there is no number, and they come into the land to destroy it.

From Thematic Bible


Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

Also -- the inhabitants of houses of clay, (Whose foundation is in the dust, They bruise them before a moth.)

Job 27:18

He hath built as a moth his house, And as a booth a watchman hath made.

Isaiah 50:9

Lo, the Lord Jehovah giveth help to me, Who is he that declareth me wicked? Lo, all of them as a garment wear out, A moth doth eat them.

Job 13:28

And he, as a rotten thing, weareth away, As a garment hath a moth consumed him.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Flies

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause a perfumer's perfume To send forth a stink; The precious by reason of wisdom -- By reason of honour -- a little folly!

Psalm 78:45

He sendeth among them the beetle, and it consumeth them, And the frog, and it destroyeth them,

Psalm 105:31

He hath said, and the beetle cometh, Lice into all their border.

Exodus 8:21

for, if thou art not sending My people away, lo, I am sending against thee, and against thy servants, and against thy people, and against thy houses, the beetle, and the houses of the Egyptians have been full of the beetle, and also the ground on which they are.

Insects » Bees

Isaiah 7:18

And it hath come to pass, in that day, Jehovah doth hiss for a fly that is in the extremity of the brooks of Egypt, And for a bee that is in the land of Asshur.

Deuteronomy 1:44

and the Amorite who is dwelling in that hill-country cometh out to meet you, and they pursue you as the bees do, and smite you in Seir -- unto Hormah.

Judges 14:8

and he turneth back after some days to take her, and turneth aside to see the carcase of the lion, and lo, a company of bees are in the body of the lion -- and honey.

Psalm 118:12

They compassed me about as bees, They have been extinguished as a fire of thorns, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.

Insects » Grasshoppers » Hornets

Joshua 24:12

And I send before you the hornet, and it casteth them out from your presence -- two kings of the Amorite -- not by thy sword, nor by thy bow.

Exodus 23:28

'And I have sent the hornet before thee, and it hath cast out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee;

Deuteronomy 7:20

'And also the locust doth Jehovah thy God send among them, till the destruction of those who are left, and of those who are hidden from thy presence;

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Fly

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause a perfumer's perfume To send forth a stink; The precious by reason of wisdom -- By reason of honour -- a little folly!

Isaiah 7:18

And it hath come to pass, in that day, Jehovah doth hiss for a fly that is in the extremity of the brooks of Egypt, And for a bee that is in the land of Asshur.

Exodus 8:22

And I have separated in that day the land of Goshen, in which My people are staying, that the beetle is not there, so that thou knowest that I am Jehovah in the midst of the land,

Insects » Fed by God

Psalm 145:15

The eyes of all unto Thee do look, And Thou art giving to them their food in its season,

Psalm 104:25

This, the sea, great and broad of sides, There are moving things -- innumerable, Living creatures -- small with great.

Psalm 145:9

Good is Jehovah to all, And His mercies are over all His works.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Grasshopper

Leviticus 11:22

these of them ye do eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind;

Judges 6:5

for they and their cattle come up, with their tents; they come in as the fulness of the locust for multitude, and of them and of their cattle there is no number, and they come into the land to destroy it.

Job 39:20

Dost thou cause him to rush as a locust? The majesty of his snorting is terrible.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bee

Isaiah 7:18

And it hath come to pass, in that day, Jehovah doth hiss for a fly that is in the extremity of the brooks of Egypt, And for a bee that is in the land of Asshur.

Judges 14:8

and he turneth back after some days to take her, and turneth aside to see the carcase of the lion, and lo, a company of bees are in the body of the lion -- and honey.

Psalm 118:12

They compassed me about as bees, They have been extinguished as a fire of thorns, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off.

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

Eggs of a viper they have hatched, And webs of a spider they weave, Whoso is eating their eggs doth die, And the crushed hatcheth a viper.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Moth

Job 4:19

Also -- the inhabitants of houses of clay, (Whose foundation is in the dust, They bruise them before a moth.)

Job 27:18

He hath built as a moth his house, And as a booth a watchman hath made.

Isaiah 50:9

Lo, the Lord Jehovah giveth help to me, Who is he that declareth me wicked? Lo, all of them as a garment wear out, A moth doth eat them.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Ant

Insects » Ants

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Lice

Psalm 105:31

He hath said, and the beetle cometh, Lice into all their border.

Exodus 8:16

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, and it hath become gnats in all the land of Egypt.'

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Caterpillar

Isaiah 33:4

And gathered hath been your spoil, A gathering of the caterpillar, As a running to and fro of locusts is he running on it.

Psalm 78:46

And giveth to the caterpillar their increase, And their labour to the locust.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Spider

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Cankerworm

Joel 1:4

What is left of the palmer-worm, eaten hath the locust, And what is left of the locust, Eaten hath the cankerworm, And what is left of the cankerworm, Eaten hath the caterpillar.

Nahum 3:15-16

There consume thee doth a fire, Cut thee off doth a sword, It doth consume thee as a cankerworm! Make thyself heavy as the cankerworm, Make thyself heavy as the locust. Multiply thy merchants above the stars of the heavens, The cankerworm hath stripped off, and doth flee away.

Insects » Clean and unclean (ceremonially speaking)

Deuteronomy 14:19

and every teeming thing which is flying, unclean it is to you; they are not eaten;

Leviticus 11:21-25

Only -- this ye do eat of any teeming thing which is flying, which is going on four, which hath legs above its feet, to move with them on the earth; these of them ye do eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind; and every teeming thing which is flying, which hath four feet -- an abomination it is to you. read more.
'And by these ye are made unclean, any one who is coming against their carcase is unclean till the evening; and anyone who is lifting up aught of their carcase doth wash his garments, and hath been unclean till the evening: --

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Earthworm

Job 25:6

How much less man -- a grub, And the son of man -- a worm!

Micah 7:17

They lick dust as a serpent, as fearful things of earth, They tremble from their enclosures, Of Jehovah our God they are afraid, Yea, they are afraid of Thee.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Palmerworm

Joel 1:4

What is left of the palmer-worm, eaten hath the locust, And what is left of the locust, Eaten hath the cankerworm, And what is left of the cankerworm, Eaten hath the caterpillar.

Amos 4:9

I have smitten you with blasting and with mildew, The abundance of your gardens and of your vineyards, And of your figs, and of your olives, Eat doth the palmer-worm, And ye have not turned back unto Me, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Insects » Divided into » Unclean and abominable

Leviticus 11:23-24

and every teeming thing which is flying, which hath four feet -- an abomination it is to you. 'And by these ye are made unclean, any one who is coming against their carcase is unclean till the evening;

Insects » Divided into » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

Only -- this ye do eat of any teeming thing which is flying, which is going on four, which hath legs above its feet, to move with them on the earth; these of them ye do eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind;

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Hornet

Deuteronomy 7:20

'And also the locust doth Jehovah thy God send among them, till the destruction of those who are left, and of those who are hidden from thy presence;

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Bald locust

Leviticus 11:22

these of them ye do eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind;

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Locust

Exodus 10:12-13

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Stretch out thy hand against the land of Egypt for the locust, and it goeth up against the land of Egypt, and doth eat every herb of the land -- all that the hail hath left.' And Moses stretcheth out his rod against the land of Egypt, and Jehovah hath led an east wind over the land all that day, and all the night; the morning hath been, and the east wind hath lifted up the locust.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Beetle

Leviticus 11:22

these of them ye do eat: the locust after its kind, and the bald locust after its kind, and the beetle after its kind, and the grasshopper after its kind;

Insects » Created by God

Genesis 1:24-25

And God saith, 'Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind, cattle and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after its kind:' and it is so. And God maketh the beast of the earth after its kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, and God seeth that it is good.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Flea

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom hath the king of Israel come out? after whom art thou pursuing? -- after a dead dog! after one flea!

Insects » Fleas

1 Samuel 24:14

After whom hath the king of Israel come out? after whom art thou pursuing? -- after a dead dog! after one flea!

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Gnat

Matthew 23:24

'Blind guides! who are straining out the gnat, and the camel are swallowing.

Insects » Gnats

Matthew 23:24

'Blind guides! who are straining out the gnat, and the camel are swallowing.

Insects » Mentioned in scripture » Maggot

Exodus 16:20

and they have not hearkened unto Moses, and some of them do leave of it till morning, and it bringeth up worms and stinketh; and Moses is wroth with them.