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Daniel 6:7

All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and he came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him;

1 Kings 13:24-28

and he departed. And a lion met him by the way and slew him; and his corpse was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it; the lion also stood by the corpse. And behold, men passed by, and saw the corpse cast in the way and the lion standing by the corpse; and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And the prophet that brought him back from the way heard of it and said, It is the man of God who was disobedient to the word of Jehovah; therefore Jehovah has delivered him to the lion, which has torn him and slain him, according to the word of Jehovah which he spoke to him.read more.
And he spoke to his sons saying, Saddle me the ass; and they saddled it. And he went and found his corpse cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the corpse: the lion had not eaten the corpse, nor torn the ass.

1 Kings 20:36

Then said he to him, Because thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, behold, when thou departest from me, the lion will slay thee. And when he had departed from him, the lion found him and slew him.

Daniel 6:24

And the king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and broke all their bones in pieces ere they came to the bottom of the den.

1 Samuel 17:34-37

And David said to Saul, Thy servant fed his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and also a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock. And I went after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he arose against me, I seized him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant smote both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.read more.
And David said, Jehovah who delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said to David, Go, and Jehovah be with thee.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me, and gave me power, that through me the proclamation might be fully made, and all those of the nations should hear; and I was delivered out of the lion's mouth.

Hebrews 11:33

who by faith overcame kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped lions' mouths,

Job 10:16

And it increaseth: thou huntest me as a fierce lion; and ever again thou shewest thy marvellous power upon me.

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a young lion; From the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stoopeth, he layeth himself down as a lion, And as a lioness: who will rouse him up?

Psalm 22:13

They gape upon me with their mouth, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

Psalm 10:9

He lieth in wait secretly, like a lion in his thicket; he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted: he doth catch the afflicted, drawing him into his net.

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.

Lamentations 3:10

He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, a lion in secret places.

Jeremiah 12:8

My heritage is become unto me as a lion in the forest; it hath raised its voice against me: therefore have I hated it.

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like young lions, growl as lions' whelps.

Psalm 7:2

Lest he tear my soul like a lion, crushing it while there is no deliverer.

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Rescue my soul from their destructions, my only one from the young lions.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

Jeremiah 2:30

In vain have I smitten your children: they received no correction. Your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves, that leave nothing for the morning.

Psalm 34:10

The young lions are in need and suffer hunger; but they that seek Jehovah shall not want any good.

Job 4:10-11

The roar of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken; The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the whelps of the lioness are scattered.

Psalm 58:6

O God, break their teeth in their mouth; break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah.

Psalm 91:13

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and the adder; the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under foot.

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders says to me, Do not weep. Behold, the lion which is of the tribe of Juda, the root of David, has overcome so as to open the book, and its seven seals.

Isaiah 11:6

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatted beast together, and a little child shall lead them.

Isaiah 65:25

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith Jehovah.

1 Kings 7:29

And on the panels that were between the fillets were lions, oxen and cherubim; and over the fillets there was a base above; and beneath the lions and oxen were garlands of festoon-work.

1 Kings 10:20

and twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.

Judges 14:12-18

And Samson said to them, "Let me now put a riddle to you; if you can tell me what it is, within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments; but if you cannot tell me what it is, then you shall give me thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments." And they said to him, "Put your riddle, that we may hear it." And he said to them, "Out of the eater came something to eat. Out of the strong came something sweet." And they could not in three days tell what the riddle was.read more.
On the fourth day they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband to tell us what the riddle is, lest we burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you invited us here to impoverish us?" And Samson's wife wept before him, and said, "You only hate me, you do not love me; you have put a riddle to my countrymen, and you have not told me what it is." And he said to her, "Behold, I have not told my father nor my mother, and shall I tell you?" She wept before him the seven days that their feast lasted; and on the seventh day he told her, because she pressed him hard. Then she told the riddle to her countrymen. And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle."

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Animals » Lions » Sheep

Genesis 30:32

I will pass through all thy flock to-day, to remove thence all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and that shall be my hire.

Deuteronomy 18:4

The firstfruits also of thy corn, of thy new wine, and of thine oil, and the firstfruits of the shearing of thy sheep, shalt thou give him;

Deuteronomy 32:14

Cream of kine, and milk of sheep, With the fat of lambs, And rams of the breed of Bashan, and he-goats, With the fat of kidneys of wheat; And thou didst drink pure wine, the blood of the grape.

2 Chronicles 7:5

And king Solomon sacrificed a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

Animals » Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion; He shall spring forth from Bashan.

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle."

2 Samuel 17:10

and even the valiant man whose heart is as the heart of a lion shall utterly melt; for all Israel knows that thy father is a mighty man, and they that are with him are valiant men.

Job 10:16

And it increaseth: thou huntest me as a fierce lion; and ever again thou shewest thy marvellous power upon me.

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.

Animals » Lions » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

and the swine, for it hath cloven hoofs, and feet quite split open, but it cheweth not the cud it shall be unclean unto you.

Isaiah 65:4

who sit down among the graves, and lodge in the secret places; who eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

Isaiah 66:17

They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one in the midst; that eat swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall perish together, saith Jehovah.

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, lest they trample them with their feet, and turning round rend you.

More verses: Luke 15:15 2 Peter 2:22

Animals » Lions » Mules

2 Samuel 13:29

And the servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and they rode each upon his mule and fled.

2 Samuel 18:9

And Absalom found himself in the presence of David's servants. And Absalom was riding upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of the great terebinth, and his head caught in the terebinth, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.

Psalm 32:9

Be ye not as a horse, as a mule, which have no understanding: whose trappings must be bit and bridle, for restraint, or they will not come unto thee.

1 Kings 1:33

And the king said to them, Take with you the servants of your lord, and cause Solomon my son to ride upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon;

Zechariah 14:15

And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in those camps, as this plague.

Animals » Lions » Rams, used in sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

Genesis 22:13

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt-offering instead of his son.

Exodus 29:15

And thou shalt take one of the rams, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram;

Leviticus 5:15

If any one act unfaithfully and sin through inadvertence in the holy things of Jehovah, then he shall bring his trespass-offering to Jehovah, a ram without blemish out of the small cattle, according to thy valuation by shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass-offering.

Numbers 5:8

And if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, the trespass which is recompensed to Jehovah shall be the priest's, besides the ram of the atonement, wherewith an atonement is made for him.

Animals » Lions » Unicorn

Numbers 23:22

God brought him out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a buffalo.

Deuteronomy 33:17

His majesty is as the firstling of his ox; And his horns are as the horns of a buffalo. With them shall he push the peoples Together to the ends of the earth. These are the myriads of Ephraim, And these are the thousands of Manasseh.

Job 39:9

Will the buffalo be willing to serve thee, or will he lodge by thy crib?

Psalm 29:6

And he maketh them to skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young buffalo.

Isaiah 34:7

And the buffaloes shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.

Animals » Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said to Saul, Thy servant fed his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and also a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock.

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and he came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him;

1 Kings 13:24

and he departed. And a lion met him by the way and slew him; and his corpse was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it; the lion also stood by the corpse.

Daniel 6:19

Then the king arose with the light at break of day, and went in haste unto the den of lions.

Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked

John 10:12

but he who serves for wages, and who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf seizes them and scatters the sheep.

Acts 20:29

For I know this, that there will come in amongst you after my departure grievous wolves, not sparing the flock;

Animals » Lions » Mice

Isaiah 66:17

They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one in the midst; that eat swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall perish together, saith Jehovah.

Leviticus 11:29

And these shall be unclean unto you among the crawling things which crawl on the earth: the mole, and the field-mouse, and the lizard, after its kind;

1 Samuel 6:4

Then they said, What is the trespass-offering which we shall return to him? And they said, Five golden hemorrhoids, and five golden mice, the number of the lords of the Philistines; for one plague is upon them all, and upon your lords.

Animals » Lions » Vipers, poisonous serpents

Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the beasts of the south: Through a land of trouble and anguish, whence come the lioness and lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to

Job 20:16

He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall kill him.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch serpents' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Animals » Lions » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart, and the gazelle, and the stag, and the wild goat, and the dishon and the oryx, and the wild sheep.

Animals » Lions » Lizards

Leviticus 11:30

and the groaning lizard, and the great red lizard, and the climbing lizard, and the chomet, and the chameleon.

Animals » Lions » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

And these shall be unclean unto you among the crawling things which crawl on the earth: the mole, and the field-mouse, and the lizard, after its kind;

Lions » Fierceness of

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them as a bear bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the covering of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lioness: the beast of the field shall tear them.

Jeremiah 49:19

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of the Jordan against the strong habitation; for I will make them suddenly run away from it; and who is a chosen man whom I shall appoint over her? For who is like me? and who will assign me a time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Jeremiah 50:44

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of the Jordan against the strong habitation; for I will make him suddenly run away from it; and who is a chosen man whom I may appoint over her? For who is like me? and who will assign me a time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Job 4:10

The roar of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken;

Lions » Symbolical » Margin

Daniel 7:4

The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till its wings were plucked; and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon two feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders says to me, Do not weep. Behold, the lion which is of the tribe of Juda, the root of David, has overcome so as to open the book, and its seven seals.

Revelation 13:2

And the beast which I saw was like to a leopardess, and its feet as of a bear, and its mouth as a lion's mouth; and the dragon gave to it his power, and his throne, and great authority;

Revelation 9:17

And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those that sat upon them, having breastplates of fire and jacinth and brimstone; and the heads of the horses were as heads of lions, and out of their mouths goes out fire and smoke and brimstone.

Ezekiel 1:10

And the likeness of their faces was the face of a man; and they four had the face of a lion on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four had also the face of an eagle.

Lions » Instincts of, in taking prey

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.

Nahum 2:12

The lion tore in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.

Lamentations 3:10

He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, a lion in secret places.

Psalm 10:9

He lieth in wait secretly, like a lion in his thicket; he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted: he doth catch the afflicted, drawing him into his net.

Amos 3:4

Will a lion roar in the forest when he hath no prey? Will a young lion cry out of his den if he have taken nothing?

Lions » Figurative » Of a ruler's anger

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, a wolf of the evenings shall waste them; the leopard lurketh against their cities, every one that goeth out thence is torn in pieces: for their transgressions are multiplied, their backslidings are increased.

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel is a hunted sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria devoured him, and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's displeasure is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Hosea 5:14

For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah. I, I will tear and go away; I will carry off, and there shall be none to deliver.

Lions » Strength of

Proverbs 30:30

The lion, mighty among beasts, which turneth not away for any;

Isaiah 38:13

I kept still until the morning; ... as a lion, so doth he break all my bones. From day to night thou wilt make an end of me.

Joel 1:6

For a nation is come up upon my land, strong and without number: his teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a lioness.

Lions » Used for the torture of criminals

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me, and gave me power, that through me the proclamation might be fully made, and all those of the nations should hear; and I was delivered out of the lion's mouth.

Daniel 6:16-24

Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. The king spoke and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will save thee. And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his nobles, that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him. read more.
Then the king arose with the light at break of day, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came near unto the den, he cried with a mournful voice unto Daniel: the king spoke and said unto Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, hath thy God whom thou servest continually been able to save thee from the lions? Then Daniel spoke unto the king, O king, live for ever! My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me; forasmuch as before him innocence was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. Thereupon was the king exceeding glad, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God. And the king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and broke all their bones in pieces ere they came to the bottom of the den.

Daniel 7:12

As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away; but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

Lions » The roaring of

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

Psalm 22:13

They gape upon me with their mouth, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

Lions » Symbolical

Isaiah 29:1

Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city of David's encampment! Add ye year to year; let the feasts come round.

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a young lion; From the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stoopeth, he layeth himself down as a lion, And as a lioness: who will rouse him up?

Lions » Lair of, in the jungles

Jeremiah 4:7

The lion is come up from his thicket, the destroyer of the nations is on his way; he is gone forth from his place, to make thy land desolate; thy cities shall be laid waste, without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 25:38

He hath forsaken his covert as a young lion; for their land is a desolation because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger.

Lions » Killed by » David

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said to Saul, Thy servant fed his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and also a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock.

1 Samuel 17:36

Thy servant smote both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.

Lions » Twelve statues of, on the stairs leading to solomon's throne

1 Kings 10:19-20

the throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was rounded behind; and there were arms on each side at the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the arms; and twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps: there was not the like made in any kingdom.

Lions » Sent as judgment upon the samaritans

2 Kings 17:25-26

And so it was, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not Jehovah; and Jehovah sent lions among them, which killed some of them. And they spoke to the king of Assyria saying, The nations that thou hast removed and made to dwell in the cities of Samaria know not the manner of the god of the land; therefore he has sent lions among them, and behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the god of the land.

Lions » Disobedient prophet killed by

1 Kings 13:24-28

and he departed. And a lion met him by the way and slew him; and his corpse was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it; the lion also stood by the corpse. And behold, men passed by, and saw the corpse cast in the way and the lion standing by the corpse; and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And the prophet that brought him back from the way heard of it and said, It is the man of God who was disobedient to the word of Jehovah; therefore Jehovah has delivered him to the lion, which has torn him and slain him, according to the word of Jehovah which he spoke to him. read more.
And he spoke to his sons saying, Saddle me the ass; and they saddled it. And he went and found his corpse cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the corpse: the lion had not eaten the corpse, nor torn the ass.

Lions » The bases in the temple ornamented by mouldings of

1 Kings 7:29

And on the panels that were between the fillets were lions, oxen and cherubim; and over the fillets there was a base above; and beneath the lions and oxen were garlands of festoon-work.

1 Kings 7:36

And he engraved on the plates of its stays and on its panels cherubim, lions and palm-trees, according to the space upon each; and garlands were round about.

Lions » Samson's riddle concerning

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle."

Judges 14:14

And he said to them, "Out of the eater came something to eat. Out of the strong came something sweet." And they could not in three days tell what the riddle was.

Lions » Parable of

Ezekiel 19:1-9

And thou, take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, and say, What was thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps in the midst of the young lions. And she brought up one of her whelps; it became a young lion, and he learned to catch the prey; he devoured men. read more.
And the nations heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with nose-rings into the land of Egypt. And when she saw that she had waited and her hope was lost, she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion. And he went up and down among the lions; he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey; he devoured men. And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities, so that the land was desolate, and all it contained, by the noise of his roaring. Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces, and spread their net over him; he was taken in their pit. And they put him in a cage with nose-rings, and brought him to the king of Babylon; they brought him into strongholds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.

Lions » Killed by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, son of a valiant man, great in exploits, of Kabzeel: he it was that smote two lions of Moab; and he went down and smote a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day.

Lions » Killed by » Saints

Hebrews 11:33

who by faith overcame kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped lions' mouths,

Lions » Killed by » Samson

Judges 14:5-9

Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and he came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion asunder as one tears a kid; and he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. Then he went down and talked with the woman; and she pleased Samson well. read more.
And 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. He scraped it out into his hands, and went on, eating as he went; and he came to his father and mother, and gave some to them, and they ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the carcass of the lion.

Lions » An unnamed person killed by

1 Kings 20:36

Then said he to him, Because thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, behold, when thou departest from me, the lion will slay thee. And when he had departed from him, the lion found him and slew him.

Lions » Figurative » Of divine judgments

Isaiah 15:9

For the waters of Dimon are full of blood, for I will lay yet more upon Dimon: a lion upon them that are escaped of Moab, and upon that which remaineth of the land.

Lions » Figurative » Of satan

Lions » King of beasts

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and there is none to deliver.

Lions » Proverb of

Ecclesiastes 9:4

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Lions » Kept in captivity

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in executing judgments

Lamentations 3:10

He is unto me as a bear lying in wait, a lion in secret places.

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them as a bear bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the covering of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lioness: the beast of the field shall tear them.

Hosea 5:14

For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah. I, I will tear and go away; I will carry off, and there shall be none to deliver.

Isaiah 38:13

I kept still until the morning; ... as a lion, so doth he break all my bones. From day to night thou wilt make an end of me.

Lions » Illustrative » Of cruel and powerful enemies

Jeremiah 49:19

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of the Jordan against the strong habitation; for I will make them suddenly run away from it; and who is a chosen man whom I shall appoint over her? For who is like me? and who will assign me a time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Isaiah 5:29

Their roaring is like a lioness, they roar as the young lions; yea, they growl, and snatch the prey, and carry it away safe, and there is none to deliver;

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like young lions, growl as lions' whelps.

Lions » God's power exhibited in restraining

1 Kings 13:28

And he went and found his corpse cast in the way, and the ass and the lion standing by the corpse: the lion had not eaten the corpse, nor torn the ass.

Daniel 6:27

He saveth and delivereth, and he worketh signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth: who hath saved Daniel from the power of the lions.

Lions » God provides for

Psalm 104:21

The young lions roar after the prey, and to seek their food from God.

Psalm 104:28

That thou givest unto them, they gather; thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.

Job 38:39

Dost thou hunt the prey for the lioness, and dost thou satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Lions » Attacks the sheepfolds

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said to Saul, Thy servant fed his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and also a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock.

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and there is none to deliver.

Amos 3:12

Thus saith Jehovah: Like as the shepherd rescueth out of the jaw of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be rescued that sit in Samaria in the corner of a couch, and upon the damask of a bed.

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 26:13

The sluggard saith, There is a fierce lion in the way; a lion is in the midst of the streets!

Lions » Illustrative » (roaring of,) of a king's wrath

Proverbs 19:12

The king's displeasure is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

Lions » Illustrative » Of brave men

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their lives, Even in their death were not divided; They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 23:20

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, son of a valiant man, great in exploits, of Kabzeel: he it was that smote two lions of Moab; and he went down and smote a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day.

Lions » Described as » Superior in strength

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle."

Proverbs 30:30

The lion, mighty among beasts, which turneth not away for any;

Lions » Disobedient prophet slain by

1 Kings 13:24

and he departed. And a lion met him by the way and slew him; and his corpse was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it; the lion also stood by the corpse.

1 Kings 13:26

And the prophet that brought him back from the way heard of it and said, It is the man of God who was disobedient to the word of Jehovah; therefore Jehovah has delivered him to the lion, which has torn him and slain him, according to the word of Jehovah which he spoke to him.

Lions » Attacks and destroys men

1 Kings 13:24

and he departed. And a lion met him by the way and slew him; and his corpse was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it; the lion also stood by the corpse.

1 Kings 20:36

Then said he to him, Because thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, behold, when thou departest from me, the lion will slay thee. And when he had departed from him, the lion found him and slew him.

Lions » Rends its prey

Deuteronomy 33:20

And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad! As a lion doth he dwell, and teareth the arm, even the top of the head.

Psalm 7:2

Lest he tear my soul like a lion, crushing it while there is no deliverer.

Lions » Illustrative » Of persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me, and gave me power, that through me the proclamation might be fully made, and all those of the nations should hear; and I was delivered out of the lion's mouth.

Psalm 22:13

They gape upon me with their mouth, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

Lions » Illustrative » (tamed,) of the natural man subdued by grace

Isaiah 11:7

And the cow and the she-bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

Isaiah 65:25

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith Jehovah.

Lions » Roars when seeking prey

Isaiah 31:4

For thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Like as the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, is not afraid of their voice, nor giveth way before the multitude of them; so will Jehovah of hosts come down to war upon mount Zion, and on the hill thereof.

Psalm 104:21

The young lions roar after the prey, and to seek their food from God.

Lions » Described as » Fearless even of man

Isaiah 31:4

For thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Like as the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, is not afraid of their voice, nor giveth way before the multitude of them; so will Jehovah of hosts come down to war upon mount Zion, and on the hill thereof.

Nahum 2:11

Where is now the den of the lions, and the feeding-place of the young lions, where the lion, the lioness, and the lion's whelp walked, and none made them afraid?

Lions » Universal terror caused by roaring of

Amos 3:8

The lion hath roared, who will not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

Jeremiah 2:15

The young lions roared against him, they gave forth their voice, and they made his land desolate: his cities are burned, without inhabitant.

Lions » Criminals often thrown to » Da 6:7

Lions » Greatness of its teeth alluded to

Joel 1:6

For a nation is come up upon my land, strong and without number: his teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a lioness.

Psalm 58:6

O God, break their teeth in their mouth; break out the great teeth of the young lions, O Jehovah.

Lions » Described as » Fierce

Job 10:16

And it increaseth: thou huntest me as a fierce lion; and ever again thou shewest thy marvellous power upon me.

Job 28:8

The proud beasts have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed over it.

Lions » Inhabits » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me, from Lebanon, my spouse, With me from Lebanon, Come, look from the top of Amanah, From the top of Senir and Hermon, From the lions' dens, From the mountains of the leopards.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of gad

Deuteronomy 33:20

And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad! As a lion doth he dwell, and teareth the arm, even the top of the head.

Lions » Described as » Majestic in movement

Proverbs 30:29-30

There are three things which have a stately step, and four are comely in going: The lion, mighty among beasts, which turneth not away for any;

Lions » Described as » Active

Deuteronomy 33:22

And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion; He shall spring forth from Bashan.

Lions » Slain by » David

1 Samuel 17:35-36

And I went after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth; and when he arose against me, I seized him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant smote both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.

Lions » Canaan infested by

2 Kings 17:25-26

And so it was, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not Jehovah; and Jehovah sent lions among them, which killed some of them. And they spoke to the king of Assyria saying, The nations that thou hast removed and made to dwell in the cities of Samaria know not the manner of the god of the land; therefore he has sent lions among them, and behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the god of the land.

Lions » Illustrative » Of Christ

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders says to me, Do not weep. Behold, the lion which is of the tribe of Juda, the root of David, has overcome so as to open the book, and its seven seals.

Lions » Described as » Courageous

2 Samuel 17:10

and even the valiant man whose heart is as the heart of a lion shall utterly melt; for all Israel knows that thy father is a mighty man, and they that are with him are valiant men.

Lions » Slain by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, son of a valiant man, great in exploits, of Kabzeel: he it was that smote two lions of Moab; and he went down and smote a lion in the midst of a pit on a snowy day.

Lions » Illustrative » Of boldness of saints

Lions » Slain by » Samson

Judges 14:5-6

Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and he came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he tore the lion asunder as one tears a kid; and he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of judah

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a young lion; From the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stoopeth, he layeth himself down as a lion, And as a lioness: who will rouse him up?

Lions » Illustrative » Of israel

Numbers 24:9

He stooped, he lay down like a lion, and like a lioness: who will stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

Lions » Inhabits » Thickets

Jeremiah 4:7

The lion is come up from his thicket, the destroyer of the nations is on his way; he is gone forth from his place, to make thy land desolate; thy cities shall be laid waste, without inhabitant.

Lions » Inhabits » Forests

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, a wolf of the evenings shall waste them; the leopard lurketh against their cities, every one that goeth out thence is torn in pieces: for their transgressions are multiplied, their backslidings are increased.

Lions » Conceals itself by day

Psalm 104:22

The sun ariseth, they retreat, and lay them down in their dens.

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in protecting his church

Isaiah 31:4

For thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Like as the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, is not afraid of their voice, nor giveth way before the multitude of them; so will Jehovah of hosts come down to war upon mount Zion, and on the hill thereof.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil

Lions » Described as » Voracious

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.

Lions » Inhabits » Deserts

Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the beasts of the south: Through a land of trouble and anguish, whence come the lioness and lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to

Lions » A swarm of bees found in the carcass of, by samson

Judges 14:8

And 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.

Lions » Often carries its prey to its den

Nahum 2:12

The lion tore in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.

Lions » Lurketh for its prey

Psalm 10:9

He lieth in wait secretly, like a lion in his thicket; he lieth in wait to catch the afflicted: he doth catch the afflicted, drawing him into his net.

Lions » Hunting of, alluded to

Job 10:16

And it increaseth: thou huntest me as a fierce lion; and ever again thou shewest thy marvellous power upon me.

Lions » Often perishes for lack of food

Job 4:11

The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the whelps of the lioness are scattered.

Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

And of Dan he said, Dan is a young lion; He shall spring forth from Bashan.

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, "What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle."

2 Samuel 17:10

and even the valiant man whose heart is as the heart of a lion shall utterly melt; for all Israel knows that thy father is a mighty man, and they that are with him are valiant men.

Job 10:16

And it increaseth: thou huntest me as a fierce lion; and ever again thou shewest thy marvellous power upon me.

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as a young lion lurking in secret places.

Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said to Saul, Thy servant fed his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and also a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock.

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and he came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him;

1 Kings 13:24

and he departed. And a lion met him by the way and slew him; and his corpse was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it; the lion also stood by the corpse.

Daniel 6:19

Then the king arose with the light at break of day, and went in haste unto the den of lions.

Righteous » Compared with » Lions

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and there is none to deliver.

compared to Saints » Lions

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and there is none to deliver.

Topics on Lions

Creatures Like Lions

26;1;10

And the likeness of their faces was the face of a man; and they four had the face of a lion on the right side; and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four had also the face of an eagle.

Deliverance From Lions

19;22;21

Save me from the lion's mouth. Yea, from the horns of the buffaloes hast thou answered me.

In Danger From Lions

7;14;5

Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and he came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion roared against him;

Lions, Figurative Use Of

1;49;9

Judah is a young lion; From the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stoopeth, he layeth himself down as a lion, And as a lioness: who will rouse him up?