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41 Bible Verses about Lambs

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2 Samuel 12:4

Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man could not bring himself to take one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for his guest.

Deuteronomy 28:4

Your descendants will be blessed,
and your land’s produce,
and the offspring of your livestock,
including the young of your herds
and the newborn of your flocks.

Amos 6:4

They lie on beds inlaid with ivory,
sprawled out on their couches,
and dine on lambs from the flock
and calves from the stall.

Genesis 30:32

Let me go through all your sheep today and remove every sheep that is speckled or spotted, every dark-colored sheep among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the female goats. Such will be my wages.

2 Kings 3:4

King Mesha of Moab was a sheep breeder. He used to pay the king of Israel 100,000 lambs and the wool of 100,000 rams,

Genesis 22:7

Then Isaac spoke to his father Abraham and said, “My father.”And he replied, “Here I am, my son.” Isaac said, “The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”

Exodus 29:38

“This is what you are to offer regularly on the altar every day: two year-old lambs.

Leviticus 3:7

If he is presenting a lamb for his offering, he is to present it before the Lord.

Leviticus 14:12

The priest is to take one male lamb and present it as a restitution offering, along with the one-third quart of olive oil, and he must wave them as a presentation offering before the Lord.

1 Samuel 7:9

Then Samuel took a young lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. He cried out to the Lord on behalf of Israel, and the Lord answered him.

Exodus 12:21

Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go, select an animal from the flock according to your families, and slaughter the Passover animal.

Exodus 12:3

Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month they must each select an animal of the flock according to their fathers’ households, one animal per household.

2 Chronicles 30:15-17

They slaughtered the Passover lamb on the fourteenth day of the second month. The priests and Levites were ashamed, and they consecrated themselves and brought burnt offerings to the Lord’s temple. They stood at their prescribed posts, according to the law of Moses, the man of God. The priests sprinkled the blood received from the hand of the Levites, for there were many in the assembly who had not consecrated themselves, and so the Levites were in charge of slaughtering the Passover lambs for every unclean person to consecrate the lambs to the Lord.

Ezra 6:20

All of the priests and Levites were ceremonially clean, because they had purified themselves. They killed the Passover lamb for themselves, their priestly brothers, and all the exiles.

Luke 22:7

Then the Day of Unleavened Bread came when the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.

Numbers 6:14

He is to present an offering to the Lord of one unblemished year-old male lamb as a burnt offering, one unblemished year-old female lamb as a sin offering, one unblemished ram as a fellowship offering,

Leviticus 4:32

“Or if the offering that he brings as a sin offering is a lamb, he is to bring an unblemished female.

Leviticus 23:12

On the day you wave the sheaf, you are to offer a year-old male lamb without blemish as a burnt offering to the Lord.

Numbers 28:3-4

And say to them: This is the fire offering you are to present to the Lord:Daily Offerings “Each day present two unblemished year-old male lambs as a regular burnt offering. Offer one lamb in the morning and the other lamb at twilight,

Ezekiel 46:4

“The burnt offering that the prince presents to the Lord on the Sabbath day is to be six unblemished lambs and an unblemished ram.

Leviticus 12:8

But if she doesn’t have sufficient means for a sheep, she may take two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. Then the priest will make atonement on her behalf, and she will be clean.”

Exodus 34:20

You must redeem the firstborn of a donkey with a sheep, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. You must redeem all the firstborn of your sons. No one is to appear before Me empty-handed.

Psalm 114:4

The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills, like lambs.

Luke 10:3

Now go; I’m sending you out like lambs among wolves.

Isaiah 65:25

The wolf and the lamb will feed together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox,
but the serpent’s food will be dust!
They will not do what is evil or destroy
on My entire holy mountain,”
says the Lord.

Jeremiah 11:19

for I was like a docile lamb led to slaughter.
I didn’t know that they had devised plots against me:
“Let’s destroy the tree with its fruit;
let’s cut him off from the land of the living
so that his name will no longer be remembered.”

John 21:15

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

John 1:36

When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

1 Peter 1:18-19

For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.

Acts 8:32

Now the Scripture passage he was reading was this:He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
and as a lamb is silent before its shearer,
so He does not open His mouth.

Proverbs 27:26

lambs will provide your clothing,
and goats, the price of a field;

Ezra 7:17

Then you are to buy with this money as many bulls, rams, and lambs as needed, along with their grain and drink offerings, and offer them on the altar at the house of your God in Jerusalem.

Genesis 21:28-32

Abraham separated seven ewe lambs from the flock. And Abimelech said to Abraham, “Why have you separated these seven ewe lambs?” He replied, “You are to accept the seven ewe lambs from my hand so that this act will serve as my witness that I dug this well.” read more.
Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba because it was there that the two of them swore an oath. After they had made a covenant at Beer-sheba, Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, left and returned to the land of the Philistines.

Isaiah 5:17

Lambs will graze
as if in their own pastures,
and strangers will eat
among the ruins of the rich.

Isaiah 11:6

The wolf will live with the lamb,
and the leopard will lie down with the goat.
The calf, the young lion, and the fatling will be together,
and a child will lead them.

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Lambs » Used for » Sacrifice

2 Chronicles 29:32

The number of burnt offerings the congregation brought was 70 bulls, 100 rams, and 200 lambs; all these were for a burnt offering to the Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:21

The following day they offered sacrifices to the Lord and burnt offerings to the Lord: 1,000 bulls, 1,000 rams, and 1,000 lambs, along with their drink offerings, and sacrifices in abundance for all Israel.

Lambs » Used for » Food

Deuteronomy 32:14

cream from the herd and milk from the flock,
with the fat of lambs,
rams from Bashan, and goats,
with the choicest grains of wheat;
you drank wine from the finest grapes.

2 Samuel 12:4

Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man could not bring himself to take one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for his guest.

Lambs » Illustrative » Of any thing dear or cherished

2 Samuel 12:9

Why then have you despised the command of the Lord by doing what I consider evil? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife as your own wife—you murdered him with the Ammonite’s sword.

2 Samuel 12:3

but the poor man had nothing except one small ewe lamb that he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up, living with him and his children. It shared his meager food and drank from his cup; it slept in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » From the earliest times

Genesis 22:7-8

Then Isaac spoke to his father Abraham and said, "My father." And he replied, "Here I am, my son." Isaac said, "The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?" Abraham answered, "God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." Then the two of them walked on together.

Lambs » The image of, was the first impression of on money

Genesis 33:19

He purchased a section of the field where he had pitched his tent from the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for 100 qesitahs.

Joshua 24:32

Joseph’s bones, which the Israelites had brought up from Egypt, were buried at Shechem in the parcel of land Jacob had purchased from the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for 100 qesitahs. It was an inheritance for Joseph’s descendants.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » At the passover

Exodus 12:3

Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month they must each select an animal of the flock according to their fathers’ households, one animal per household.

Exodus 12:6-7

You are to keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembly of the community of Israel will slaughter the animals at twilight. They must take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat them.

Lambs » The first-born of an ass to be redeemed with

Exodus 13:13

You must redeem every firstborn of a donkey with a flock animal, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. However, you must redeem every firstborn among your sons.

Exodus 34:20

You must redeem the firstborn of a donkey with a sheep, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. You must redeem all the firstborn of your sons. No one is to appear before Me empty-handed.

Lambs » The young of the flock

Ezekiel 45:15

And the quota from the flock is one animal out of every 200 from the well-watered pastures of Israel. These are for the grain offerings, burnt offerings, and fellowship offerings, to make atonement for the people.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » At a year old

Numbers 6:14

He is to present an offering to the Lord of one unblemished year-old male lamb as a burnt offering, one unblemished year-old female lamb as a sin offering, one unblemished ram as a fellowship offering,

Lambs » Illustrative » Of Christ as a sacrifice

Revelation 5:6

Then I saw One like a slaughtered lamb standing between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent into all the earth.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » By the wicked not accepted

Isaiah 66:3

One slaughters an ox, one kills a man;
one sacrifices a lamb, one breaks a dog’s neck;
one offers a grain offering, one offers pig’s blood;
one offers incense, one praises an idol—
all these have chosen their ways
and delight in their detestable practices.

Isaiah 1:11

“What are all your sacrifices to Me?”
asks the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings and rams
and the fat of well-fed cattle;
I have no desire for the blood of bulls,
lambs, or male goats.

Lambs » Illustrative » Of the lord's people

Isaiah 11:6

The wolf will live with the lamb,
and the leopard will lie down with the goat.
The calf, the young lion, and the fatling will be together,
and a child will lead them.

Isaiah 5:17

Lambs will graze
as if in their own pastures,
and strangers will eat
among the ruins of the rich.

Lambs » Illustrative » Of weak believers

John 21:15

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

Lambs » Described as » Playful

Psalm 114:4

The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills, like lambs.

Psalm 114:6

Mountains, that you skipped like rams?
Hills, like lambs?

Lambs » An extensive commerce in

Ezekiel 27:21

Arabia and all the princes of Kedar were your business partners, trading with you in lambs, rams, and goats.

Ezra 7:17

Then you are to buy with this money as many bulls, rams, and lambs as needed, along with their grain and drink offerings, and offer them on the altar at the house of your God in Jerusalem.

Lambs » Tribute often paid in

2 Kings 3:4

King Mesha of Moab was a sheep breeder. He used to pay the king of Israel 100,000 lambs and the wool of 100,000 rams,

Isaiah 16:1

Send lambs to the ruler of the land,
from Sela in the desert
to the mountain of Daughter Zion.

Lambs » Illustrative » (patience of,) of the patience of Christ

Acts 8:32

Now the Scripture passage he was reading was this:He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
and as a lamb is silent before its shearer,
so He does not open His mouth.

Lambs » Numbers of, given by josiah to the people for sacrifice

2 Chronicles 35:7

Then Josiah donated 30,000 sheep, lambs, and young goats, plus 3,000 bulls from his own possessions, for the Passover sacrifices for all the lay people who were present.

Lambs » Covenants confirmed by gift of

Genesis 21:28-30

But Abraham had set apart seven ewe lambs from the flock. And Abimelech said to Abraham, "Why have you set apart these seven ewe lambs?" He replied, "You are to accept the seven ewe lambs from my hand so that this act will serve as my witness that I dug this well."

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » Every morning » Every evening

Exodus 29:38-39

"This is what you are to offer regularly on the altar every day: two year-old lambs. In the morning offer one lamb, and at twilight offer the other lamb.

Lambs » Illustrative » (brought to slaughter,) of the wicked under judgments

Jeremiah 51:40

I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter,
like rams together with male goats.

Lambs » Used for » Clothing

Proverbs 27:26

lambs will provide your clothing,
and goats, the price of a field;

Lambs » Exposed to danger from wild beasts

1 Samuel 17:34

David answered Saul: “Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock,

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » While sucking

1 Samuel 7:9

Then Samuel took a young lamb and offered it as a whole burnt offering to the Lord. He cried out to the Lord on behalf of Israel, and the Lord answered him.

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » Females

Numbers 6:14

He is to present an offering to the Lord of one unblemished year-old male lamb as a burnt offering, one unblemished year-old female lamb as a sin offering, one unblemished ram as a fellowship offering,

Lambs » Illustrative » Of purity of Christ

Lambs » The shepherd's care for

Lambs » Offered in sacrifice » Males

Lambs » Illustrative » (consumed in sacrifice,) of complete destruction of the wicked

Psalm 37:20

But the wicked will perish;
the Lord’s enemies, like the glory of the pastures,
will fade away—
they will fade away like smoke.

Lambs » Described as » Patient

Lambs » Illustrative » (deserted and exposed,) of israel deprived of God's protection

Hosea 4:16

For Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn cow.
Can the Lord now shepherd them
like a lamb in an open meadow?

Lambs » Illustrative » (among wolves,) of ministers among the unGodly

Luke 10:3

Now go; I’m sending you out like lambs among wolves.

Lambs » Considered a great delicacy

Amos 6:4

They lie on beds inlaid with ivory,
sprawled out on their couches,
and dine on lambs from the flock
and calves from the stall.

Righteous » Compared with » Lambs

John 21:15

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

compared to Saints » Lambs

John 21:15

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

Titles and names of saints » Lambs

John 21:15

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Feed My lambs,” He told him.

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