Killing Domesticated Animals

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 12:29

At midnight the Lord slew every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the prisoner in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of the livestock.

Numbers 11:22

Shall flocks and herds be killed to suffice them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be collected to satisfy them?

Numbers 22:29

And Balaam said to the donkey, Because you have ridiculed and provoked me! I wish there were a sword in my hand, for now I would kill you!

Genesis 37:31

Then they took Joseph's [distinctive] long garment, killed a young goat, and dipped the garment in the blood;

Genesis 43:16

And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, Bring the men into the house and kill an animal and make ready, for the men will dine with me at noon.

Micah 5:10

And in that day, says the Lord, I will cut off your horses [on which you depend] from among you and will destroy your chariots.

Zechariah 11:7

So I [Zechariah] shepherded the flock of slaughter, truly [as the name implies] the most miserable of sheep. And I took two [shepherd's] staffs, the one I called Beauty or Grace and the other I called Bands or Union; and I fed and shepherded the flock.

Zechariah 11:4

Thus says the Lord my God: Shepherd the flock [destined] for slaughter,

Zechariah 11:5

Whose buyers or possessors slay them and hold themselves not guilty; and they who sell them say, Blessed be the Lord, for I have become rich! And their own shepherds neither pity nor spare them [from the wolves].

Matthew 22:4

Again he sent other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my banquet; my bullocks and my fat calves are killed, and everything is prepared; come to the wedding feast.

1 Samuel 28:24

The woman had a fat calf in the house; she hurried and killed it, and took flour, kneaded it, and baked unleavened bread.

Luke 15:23

And bring out that [wheat-]fattened calf and kill it; and let us revel and feast and be happy and make merry,

Luke 15:27

And he said to him, Your brother has come, and your father has killed that [wheat-]fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and well.

Luke 15:30

But when this son of yours arrived, who has devoured your estate with immoral women, you have killed for him that [wheat-] fattened calf!

Isaiah 66:3

[The acts of the hypocrite's worship are as abominable to God as if they were offered to idols.] He who kills an ox [then] will be as guilty as if he slew and sacrificed a man; he who sacrifices a lamb or a kid, as if he broke a dog's neck and sacrificed him; he who offers a cereal offering, as if he offered swine's blood; he who burns incense [to God], as if he blessed an idol. [Such people] have chosen their own ways, and they delight in their abominations;

Deuteronomy 12:15

However, you may kill and eat flesh in any of your towns whenever you desire, according to the provision for the support of life with which the Lord your God has blessed you; those [ceremonially] unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and the hart.

Deuteronomy 28:31

Your ox shall be slain before your eyes, but you shall not eat of it; your donkey shall be violently taken away before your face and not be restored to you; your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and you shall have no one to help you.

1 Samuel 1:25

Then they slew the bull, and brought the child to Eli.

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