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Daniel 6:7

All of the royal administrators, prefects, regional authorities, scribes, and governors have concluded that the king should establish and enforce an edict that anyone who prays to any god or man for the next 30 days (except to you, your majesty) is to be thrown into the lions' pit.

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him!

1 Kings 13:24-28

Not long after the man of God had left, a lion met him along the road and killed him. His body was left lying in the middle of the road with the donkey standing beside it and with the lion also standing next to the body. When some men passed by and noticed the body lying in the middle of the road and the lion standing beside the body, they went straight to the city and told what had happened in the city where the old prophet lived. The prophet who had brought the man of God back from the road learned about it. "It's the man of God who disobeyed the message from the LORD," he said. "That's why the LORD gave him to that lion, which mauled him and killed him, just as the message from the LORD told rebuke him." read more.
Then he ordered his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they did. The old prophet went out, located the body on the road where the donkey and the lion were standing beside the body. The lion had not eaten the body nor mauled the donkey.

1 Kings 20:36

so he told him, "Because you haven't obeyed the LORD's voice, as soon as you leave here, a lion will kill you." As soon as the man left, a lion found him and killed him.

Daniel 6:24

Then the king gave orders to bring those men who had tried to have Daniel devoured, and they threw them, their children, and their wives into the lions' pit. They had not reached the floor of the pit before the lions had overtaken them and crushed all their bones.

1 Samuel 17:34-37

David told Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd for his father. When a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock, I would go out after it, strike it down, and rescue the lamb from its mouth. Then when it rose up against me, I would grab it by its fur, strike it down, and kill it. Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he defied the armies of the living God." read more.
David continued, "The LORD who delivered me from the power of the lion and the power of the bear will also deliver me from the power of this Philistine." Saul told David, "Go! And may the LORD be with you."

2 Timothy 4:17

However, the Lord stood by me and gave me strength so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles could hear it. I was rescued out of a lion's mouth.

Hebrews 11:33

Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, received promises, shut the mouths of lions,

Job 10:16

But if I do lift up my head, you will hunt me like a lion! You will perform miracles in order to fight against me.

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion cub. My son, you have gone up from the prey. Crouching like a lion, he lies down, Like a lioness, who would dare rouse him?

Psalm 22:13

Their mouths are opened wide toward me, like roaring and attacking lions.

Psalm 10:9

Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.

Psalm 17:12

Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.

Lamentations 3:10

He is like a bear that lies in wait for me, a lion in hiding.

Jeremiah 12:8

My inheritance has become like a lion in the forest to me. She roars at me; therefore, I hate her.

Jeremiah 51:38

They'll roar together like young lions; they'll growl like lion cubs.

Psalm 7:2

Otherwise, they will rip me to shreds like a lion, tearing me apart with no one to rescue me.

Psalm 35:17

LORD, how long will you just watch? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from these young lions.

Psalm 57:4

I am surrounded by lions. I lie down with those who burn with fire that is, with people whose teeth are like spears and arrows whose tongues are like sharp swords.

Jeremiah 2:30

"I've punished your children with no results, they have accepted no discipline. Your sword has devoured your prophets like a destroying lion."

Zephaniah 3:3

Its national officials are roaring lions; its judges are like wolves of the night that don't leave the bones for the morning.

Job 4:10-11

"The lioness may roar, and the lion cub may growl; but even the ivory teeth of the full grown lion are broken. Full grown lions die when they cannot find prey; that's when the lion cubs are scattered.

Psalm 58:6

God, shatter their teeth in their mouths; LORD, break the fangs of the young lions!

Isaiah 11:6

"The wolf will live with the lamb; the leopard will lie down with the young goat. The calf and the lion will graze together, and a little child will lead them.

Isaiah 65:25

"The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; but as for the serpent its food will be dust! They won't harm or destroy on my entire holy mountain," says the LORD.

1 Kings 7:29

and on the borders between the cross-pieces were lions, oxen, and cherubim. A pedestal was placed above the cross-pieces, and beneath the lions and oxen there were wreaths hanging down.

1 Kings 10:20

Twelve lions were placed on both sides of the six steps leading to the throne, and nothing comparable was made for any other kingdoms.

Judges 14:12-18

"Let me tell you a riddle," Samson told them. "If you can solve it during this week-long festival, I'll give you 30 linen garments and 30 formal garments. But if you don't solve it, then you'll give me 30 linen garments and 30 formal garments." "Tell us your riddle and we'll solve it," they responded. So he told them: From the eater came something edible; from the strong something sweet. For three days they couldn't solve the riddle.read more.
The next day, they told Samson's wife, "Coax your husband to explain the riddle or we'll set fire to your father's house with you in it! You've invited us here to make us paupers, haven't you?" So Samson's wife cried in front of him and accused him, "You only hate me. You don't love me. You've told a riddle to my relatives, but you haven't told the solution to me." Samson responded, "Look, I haven't told my parents, either. Why should I tell you?" So she kept on crying in front of him for the entire seven days of the wedding party. On the seventh day he told the solution to her because she nagged him, and then she told the solution to the riddle to her relatives. Then the men of the city answered him just before sunset on the seventh day: "What is sweeter than honey? What are stronger than lions?" Samson responded, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have solved my riddle."

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Animals » Lions » Sheep

Genesis 30:32

Jacob responded, "You don't have to give me anything. Just do this for me: Let me tend your flock again and watch over it. Let me walk among your flocks today and remove every speckled or spotted sheep, along with every black lamb, and let me do the same with the speckled and spotted goats. These will be my wages.

Deuteronomy 18:4

Give them the first gatherings of your grain, wine, and oil, as well as wool from the shearing of your flock.

Deuteronomy 32:14

with curds from cattle and with milk from sheep, with the fat of lambs, with rams from Bashan, with the fat of goats, with the finest of wheat and from the juice of grapes you drank wine.

2 Chronicles 7:5

King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep, which is how the king and all of the people dedicated God's Temple.

Animals » Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, leaping forth from Bashan."

Judges 14:18

Then the men of the city answered him just before sunset on the seventh day: "What is sweeter than honey? What are stronger than lions?" Samson responded, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have solved my riddle."

2 Samuel 17:10

Then even men who would otherwise be as brave as lions will be scared, because every Israeli knows your father is a mighty man, and they know his men are valiant!

Job 10:16

But if I do lift up my head, you will hunt me like a lion! You will perform miracles in order to fight against me.

Psalm 17:12

Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.

Animals » Lions » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

and the pig (because it has divided hooves and is therefore cloven-footed, but it doesn't ruminate its cud, it is to be unclean for you).

Isaiah 65:4

who sit among graves, and spend the night in secret places; who eat pigs' meat, with the broth of detestable things in their pots;

Isaiah 66:17

"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to enter the groves, following the one at the center of those who eat the meat of pigs, disgusting things, and rats, are all alike," says the LORD.

Matthew 7:6

"Never give what is holy to dogs or throw your pearls before pigs. Otherwise, they will trample them with their feet and then turn around and attack you."

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

Animals » Lions » Mules

2 Samuel 13:29

So Absalom's young men did to Amnon just as they had been ordered, but the rest of David's sons jumped up, mounted their mules, and escaped.

2 Samuel 18:9

Absalom happened to run into David's soldiers. While Absalom was trying to get away on his mule, it ran under the thick branches of a giant oak tree, and Absalom's head got caught in the tree! As his mule ran out from under him, Absalom was left hanging above the ground.

Psalm 32:9

Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

1 Kings 1:33

and David addressed them. "Take your lord's servants, have my son Solomon ride on my own mule, and take him down to Gihon.

Zechariah 14:15

A similar plague will also strike horses, mules, camels, donkeys, and all of the animals in those camps."

Animals » Lions » Rams, used in sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

The LORD responded, "Bring me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Genesis 22:13

Then Abraham looked up and behind him to see a ram caught by its horns in the thicket. So Abraham went over, grabbed the ram, and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

Exodus 29:15

"You are to take one of the rams, and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on its head.

Leviticus 5:15

"When a person commits a truly treacherous act and sins inadvertently concerning the sacred things of the LORD, then he is to bring a trespass offering to the LORD from the flock as compensation for his guilt. It is to be a ram without defect, estimated as to its value in silver shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel.

Numbers 5:8

But if the person has no related redeemer to whom compensation may be made, the payment is to be brought to the LORD and given to the priest, in addition to a ram for atonement with which he is to be atoned.

Animals » Lions » Unicorn

Deuteronomy 33:17

May the firstborn of his bull be honorable to him, and may his horns be those of a wild ox. With them may he push people all together, to the ends of the earth. These are the myriads of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasseh."

Job 39:9

Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he sleep at night near your feeding trough?

Psalm 29:6

He makes them stagger like a calf, even Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.

Isaiah 34:7

Wild oxen will fall together with them young steers and mighty bulls. Their land will be drenched with blood, and their soil will be swollen with fat.

Animals » Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

David told Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd for his father. When a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him!

1 Kings 13:24

Not long after the man of God had left, a lion met him along the road and killed him. His body was left lying in the middle of the road with the donkey standing beside it and with the lion also standing next to the body.

Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked

John 10:12

The hired worker, who isn't the shepherd and doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, deserts the sheep, and runs away. So the wolf snatches them and scatters them,

Acts 20:29

I know that when I'm gone, savage wolves will come among you and not spare the flock.

Animals » Lions » Mice

Isaiah 66:17

"Those who consecrate and purify themselves to enter the groves, following the one at the center of those who eat the meat of pigs, disgusting things, and rats, are all alike," says the LORD.

Leviticus 11:29

"These are unclean for you among the swarming creatures that crawl over the land: the rat, mouse, lizards of every kind,

1 Samuel 6:4

They asked, "What is the guilt offering that we should send back to him?"

Animals » Lions » Vipers, poisonous serpents

Isaiah 30:6

An oracle about the animals of the Negev: "Through a land of trouble, dryness, and distress, of lionesses and roaring lions, where there is no water, a land of vipers and darting snakes, he carries their riches on donkeys' backs, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a nation that cannot benefit them,

Job 20:16

He will suck the poison of cobras; the fangs of a viper will slay him.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs and weave a spider's web; whoever eats their eggs dies, and any crushed egg hatches out futility.

Animals » Lions » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

deer, gazelle, roebuck, wild goat, ibex, antelope, and mountain sheep.

Animals » Lions » Lizards

Leviticus 11:30

the gecko, crocodile, lizard, sand lizard, and chameleon.

Animals » Lions » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

"These are unclean for you among the swarming creatures that crawl over the land: the rat, mouse, lizards of every kind,

Lions » Fierceness of

Hosea 13:8

I will confront them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their ribs. I will devour them like a lion the wild beasts will rip them apart.

Jeremiah 49:19

Look, like a lion comes up from the thicket of the Jordan to a pasture that grows year round, so I'll drive them away from her in an instant, and I'll appoint whomever is chosen over her. Indeed, who is like me? Who gives me counsel? Who is the shepherd who will stand against me?"

Jeremiah 50:44

"Look, like a lion comes up from the thicket of the Jordan to a pasture that grows year round, so I'll drive them away from her in an instant, and I'll appoint whomever is chosen over her. Indeed, who is like me? Who gives me counsel? Who is the shepherd who will stand against me?"

Job 4:10

"The lioness may roar, and the lion cub may growl; but even the ivory teeth of the full grown lion are broken.

Lions » Symbolical » Margin

Daniel 7:4

The first resembled a lion, but it had eagles' wings. I continued to watch until its wings were plucked off, it was lifted up off the ground, and it was forced to stand on two feet like a man. A human soul was imparted to it.

Revelation 13:2

The beast that I saw was like a leopard. Its feet were like bear's feet, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. The dragon gave it his power, his throne, and complete authority.

Revelation 9:17

This was how I saw the horses in my vision: The riders wore breastplates that had the color of fire, sapphire, and sulfur. The heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire, smoke, and sulfur came out of their mouths.

Ezekiel 1:10

The form of their faces was human, but each of the four also had the face of a lion to the right, the face of an ox to the left, and the face of an eagle behind them.

Lions » Instincts of, in taking prey

Psalm 17:12

Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.

Nahum 2:12

This lion renders its prey to pieces to feed its whelps, and strangles enough prey for its mate, filling its lairs with prey and its dens with rendered flesh.

Lamentations 3:10

He is like a bear that lies in wait for me, a lion in hiding.

Psalm 10:9

Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.

Amos 3:4

Will a lion roar in the forest without having found its prey? Will a young lion cry from its den without having caught anything?

Lions » Figurative » Of a ruler's anger

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will devastate them. A leopard is watching their towns, and everyone who goes out of them will be torn to pieces. For their transgressions are many, and their apostasies numerous.

Jeremiah 50:17

"Israel is a scattered flock, driven out by lions. The first to devour him was the king of Assyria, and then afterward King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon gnawed his bones.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's anger is like the roaring of a lion, but his goodwill is like dew on the grass.

Hosea 5:14

Therefore I will be like a lion to Ephraim, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I even I will tear them to pieces, and then I will leave. I will take them away, and there will be no rescue.

Lions » Strength of

Proverbs 30:30

The lion, mighty among the beasts, retreats before nothing.

Isaiah 38:13

I've been swept bare until morning; just like a lion, he breaks all my bones day and night you make an end of me.

Joel 1:6

Indeed, a nation has invaded my land it is strong and its population is too large to count with teeth like a lion and fangs like a lioness.

Lions » Used for the torture of criminals

2 Timothy 4:17

However, the Lord stood by me and gave me strength so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles could hear it. I was rescued out of a lion's mouth.

Daniel 6:16-24

At this point, the king ordered Daniel brought in and thrown into the lions' pit. The king spoke to Daniel, "Your God, whom you serve constantly, will deliver you himself." A stone was brought and placed over the opening to the pit, and the king affixed a seal to it with his personal signet ring and with the signet rings of his officials so that no one would interfere with Daniel's situation. Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep. read more.
The king got up at dawn and went quickly to the lions' pit. As he approached where Daniel was in the pit, he cried out to him in a voice filled with anguish, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve constantly, been able to deliver you from the lions?" Daniel replied to the king, "May your majesty live forever! My God sent his angel and sealed the mouths of the lions. They have not harmed me, proving that I'm innocent before him. Also against you, your majesty, I've committed no offense." The king was ecstatic, so he gave orders for Daniel to be released from the pit. Daniel was taken up from the pit, and no injury was found to have been inflicted on him, because he had believed in his God. Then the king gave orders to bring those men who had tried to have Daniel devoured, and they threw them, their children, and their wives into the lions' pit. They had not reached the floor of the pit before the lions had overtaken them and crushed all their bones.

Daniel 7:12

Now as to the other animals, their authority was removed, but they were granted a reprieve from execution for an appointed period of time."

Lions » The roaring of

Proverbs 20:2

A king's anger is like a lion's roar; anyone who angers him forfeits his life.

Psalm 22:13

Their mouths are opened wide toward me, like roaring and attacking lions.

Lions » Symbolical

Isaiah 29:1

"How terrible it will be for you, Aruel, Aruel, the city where David encamped! Year after year, let your festivals run their cycle.

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion cub. My son, you have gone up from the prey. Crouching like a lion, he lies down, Like a lioness, who would dare rouse him?

Lions » Lair of, in the jungles

Jeremiah 4:7

A lion has gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his place to make your land a waste. Your cities will be ruined, and without inhabitants.

Jeremiah 25:38

Like a lion, he has left his den. Indeed, their land has become a waste because of the anger of the oppressor and because of the LORD's fierce anger."

Lions » Killed by » David

1 Samuel 17:34

David told Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd for his father. When a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

1 Samuel 17:36

Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he defied the armies of the living God."

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

1 Kings 10:19-20

Six steps led up to the throne, which had a round canopy fastened to the rear of the throne and armrests on each side of the seat and two lions standing on either side of each armrest. Twelve lions were placed on both sides of the six steps leading to the throne, and nothing comparable was made for any other kingdoms.

Lions » Sent as judgment upon the samaritans

2 Kings 17:25-26

When they first began to live there, the settlers did not fear the LORD, so he sent lions among them, and they killed a few of them. As a result, they reported to the king of Assyria, "Because the nations whom you exiled to live in the cities of Samaria don't know the law of the god of the land, he has sent lions among them. Look how the lions are killing them, because they don't know the law of the god of the land!"

Lions » Disobedient prophet killed by

1 Kings 13:24-28

Not long after the man of God had left, a lion met him along the road and killed him. His body was left lying in the middle of the road with the donkey standing beside it and with the lion also standing next to the body. When some men passed by and noticed the body lying in the middle of the road and the lion standing beside the body, they went straight to the city and told what had happened in the city where the old prophet lived. The prophet who had brought the man of God back from the road learned about it. "It's the man of God who disobeyed the message from the LORD," he said. "That's why the LORD gave him to that lion, which mauled him and killed him, just as the message from the LORD told rebuke him." read more.
Then he ordered his sons, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they did. The old prophet went out, located the body on the road where the donkey and the lion were standing beside the body. The lion had not eaten the body nor mauled the donkey.

Lions » The bases in the temple ornamented by mouldings of

1 Kings 7:29

and on the borders between the cross-pieces were lions, oxen, and cherubim. A pedestal was placed above the cross-pieces, and beneath the lions and oxen there were wreaths hanging down.

1 Kings 7:36

Hiram engraved ornamental cherubim, lions, and palm trees on the surfaces of the supports and frames wherever there was space to do so, and encircled the artwork with wreaths.

Lions » Samson's riddle concerning

Judges 14:18

Then the men of the city answered him just before sunset on the seventh day: "What is sweeter than honey? What are stronger than lions?" Samson responded, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have solved my riddle."

Judges 14:14

So he told them: From the eater came something edible; from the strong something sweet. For three days they couldn't solve the riddle.

Lions » Parable of

Ezekiel 19:1-9

"Now as for you, publish this mourning psalm about Israel's leaders. Tell them: "What a lioness your mother was among lions! She reared her cubs in the midst of fierce young males. She raised one cub in particular, teaching that fierce lion to become a hunter-prowler to eat human beings. read more.
The nations heard about him. He had become caught in their trap. They brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt. When she learned that her plans had been frustrated and that her hopes were dashed, she took another of her cubs and turned him into a fierce lion. He prowled around among the lions, became a strong, young lion, and learned to become a hunter-prowler to eat human beings. He raped the women, devastating their towns. The land was made desolate, and all the while the land was filled with the sound of his roaring. The surrounding nations attacked. They tossed their net over him, and he was caught in their trap. They imprisoned him in a cage with hooks and brought him to the king of Babel. Then they placed him in their dungeon where his voice would no longer be heard on the mountains of Israel.

Lions » Killed by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Jehoiada's son Benaiah, who was a valiant man, accomplished great things. He was from Kabzeel. He killed two men named Ariel from Moab and then he also went down into a pit and struck down a lion during a snow storm one day.

Lions » Killed by » Saints

Hebrews 11:33

Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, received promises, shut the mouths of lions,

Lions » Killed by » Samson

Judges 14:5-9

Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him! The Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and he ripped the lion apart as one might dissect a young goat, even though he carried nothing in his hand. But he didn't tell his father and mother what he had done. Then he went down and talked to the woman, and she looked fine to Samson. read more.
When he came back later to marry her, he turned aside to observe the lion's carcass. Amazingly, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, complete with honey. So he scraped some out into his hands and went on his way, eating all the while. When he met his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they ate it, too. But he didn't inform them that he had scraped the honey from the carcass of the lion.

Lions » An unnamed person killed by

1 Kings 20:36

so he told him, "Because you haven't obeyed the LORD's voice, as soon as you leave here, a lion will kill you." As soon as the man left, a lion found him and killed him.

Lions » Figurative » Of divine judgments

Isaiah 15:9

The Dibon streams are full of blood; but I will bring upon Dibon even more a lion will pounce upon those of Moab who escape, upon those who remain in the land."

Lions » Figurative » Of satan

Lions » King of beasts

Micah 5:8

The survivors of Jacob will live among the nations; they will live among many nations, like a lion among flocks of sheep, who, if he passes through, will trample and tear down with no one to deliver.

Lions » Proverb of

Ecclesiastes 9:4

"While someone is among the living, hope remains," because "it is better to be a living dog than to be a dead lion."

Lions » Kept in captivity

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in executing judgments

Lamentations 3:10

He is like a bear that lies in wait for me, a lion in hiding.

Hosea 13:8

I will confront them like a bear deprived of her cubs; I will tear open their ribs. I will devour them like a lion the wild beasts will rip them apart.

Hosea 5:14

Therefore I will be like a lion to Ephraim, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I even I will tear them to pieces, and then I will leave. I will take them away, and there will be no rescue.

Isaiah 38:13

I've been swept bare until morning; just like a lion, he breaks all my bones day and night you make an end of me.

Lions » Illustrative » Of cruel and powerful enemies

Jeremiah 49:19

Look, like a lion comes up from the thicket of the Jordan to a pasture that grows year round, so I'll drive them away from her in an instant, and I'll appoint whomever is chosen over her. Indeed, who is like me? Who gives me counsel? Who is the shepherd who will stand against me?"

Isaiah 5:29

With a roar like a lion, they snarl, and like young lions, they growl; they seize their prey and then carry it off, with no one to rescue.

Jeremiah 51:38

They'll roar together like young lions; they'll growl like lion cubs.

Lions » God's power exhibited in restraining

1 Kings 13:28

The old prophet went out, located the body on the road where the donkey and the lion were standing beside the body. The lion had not eaten the body nor mauled the donkey.

Daniel 6:27

He delivers and rescues and performs signs and wonders in heaven and on earth. He has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions."

Lions » God provides for

Psalm 104:21

Young lions roar for prey, seeking their food from God.

Psalm 104:28

They receive what you give them; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

Job 38:39

"Can you hunt prey for the lioness to satisfy young lions

Lions » Attacks the sheepfolds

1 Samuel 17:34

David told Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd for his father. When a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

Micah 5:8

The survivors of Jacob will live among the nations; they will live among many nations, like a lion among flocks of sheep, who, if he passes through, will trample and tear down with no one to deliver.

Amos 3:12

This is what the LORD says: "Just as a shepherd might save from the lion's mouth only two leg bones or a scrap of an ear, the Israelis will be saved in a similar manner those in Samaria who sit on the remains of their broken beds, and those in Damascus who lie on the edge of their couches."

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 26:13

The lazy person claims, "There is a lion in the road! There's a lion in the streets!"

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

Proverbs 19:12

The king's anger is like the roaring of a lion, but his goodwill is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

A king's anger is like a lion's roar; anyone who angers him forfeits his life.

Lions » Illustrative » Of brave men

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan, loved and handsome in life, in death were not separated. Swifter than eagles they were, and more valiant than lions.

2 Samuel 23:20

Jehoiada's son Benaiah, who was a valiant man, accomplished great things. He was from Kabzeel. He killed two men named Ariel from Moab and then he also went down into a pit and struck down a lion during a snow storm one day.

Lions » Described as » Superior in strength

Judges 14:18

Then the men of the city answered him just before sunset on the seventh day: "What is sweeter than honey? What are stronger than lions?" Samson responded, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have solved my riddle."

Proverbs 30:30

The lion, mighty among the beasts, retreats before nothing.

Lions » Disobedient prophet slain by

1 Kings 13:24

Not long after the man of God had left, a lion met him along the road and killed him. His body was left lying in the middle of the road with the donkey standing beside it and with the lion also standing next to the body.

1 Kings 13:26

The prophet who had brought the man of God back from the road learned about it. "It's the man of God who disobeyed the message from the LORD," he said. "That's why the LORD gave him to that lion, which mauled him and killed him, just as the message from the LORD told rebuke him."

Lions » Attacks and destroys men

1 Kings 13:24

Not long after the man of God had left, a lion met him along the road and killed him. His body was left lying in the middle of the road with the donkey standing beside it and with the lion also standing next to the body.

1 Kings 20:36

so he told him, "Because you haven't obeyed the LORD's voice, as soon as you leave here, a lion will kill you." As soon as the man left, a lion found him and killed him.

Lions » Rends its prey

Deuteronomy 33:20

About Gad he said: "Blessed be the one who enlarges Gad! Like a roaring lion, he crouches, tearing arm and scalp.

Psalm 7:2

Otherwise, they will rip me to shreds like a lion, tearing me apart with no one to rescue me.

Lions » Illustrative » Of persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

However, the Lord stood by me and gave me strength so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the gentiles could hear it. I was rescued out of a lion's mouth.

Psalm 22:13

Their mouths are opened wide toward me, like roaring and attacking lions.

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

Isaiah 11:7

The cow and the bear will graze, and their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.

Isaiah 65:25

"The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; but as for the serpent its food will be dust! They won't harm or destroy on my entire holy mountain," says the LORD.

Lions » Roars when seeking prey

Isaiah 31:4

For this is what the LORD told me: "Just as a lion or a young lion growls over his objects of prey, even when a whole band of shepherds is called out against it, it is not alarmed at their shouting or disturbed by their clamor so the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its hill.

Psalm 104:21

Young lions roar for prey, seeking their food from God.

Lions » Described as » Fearless even of man

Isaiah 31:4

For this is what the LORD told me: "Just as a lion or a young lion growls over his objects of prey, even when a whole band of shepherds is called out against it, it is not alarmed at their shouting or disturbed by their clamor so the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its hill.

Nahum 2:11

Where is this lion's den? Where is the place where the young lions fed, where the lion and its mate walked with their young, the place where they feared nothing?

Lions » Universal terror caused by roaring of

Amos 3:8

A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who will not prophesy?

Jeremiah 2:15

Young lions roar at him, they cry out loudly. They have made his land into a wasteland, and his cities are destroyed so they are without inhabitants.

Lions » Criminals often thrown to » Da 6:7

Lions » Greatness of its teeth alluded to

Joel 1:6

Indeed, a nation has invaded my land it is strong and its population is too large to count with teeth like a lion and fangs like a lioness.

Psalm 58:6

God, shatter their teeth in their mouths; LORD, break the fangs of the young lions!

Lions » Described as » Fierce

Job 10:16

But if I do lift up my head, you will hunt me like a lion! You will perform miracles in order to fight against me.

Job 28:8

The proud beasts haven't walked there; lions have never passed over it.

Lions » Inhabits » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. May you journey from the top of Amana, from the tops of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of lions, from the mountain lairs of leopards.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of gad

Deuteronomy 33:20

About Gad he said: "Blessed be the one who enlarges Gad! Like a roaring lion, he crouches, tearing arm and scalp.

Lions » Described as » Majestic in movement

Proverbs 30:29-30

Three things are stately in procession, four which are stately in their gait: The lion, mighty among the beasts, retreats before nothing.

Lions » Described as » Active

Deuteronomy 33:22

About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, leaping forth from Bashan."

Lions » Slain by » David

1 Samuel 17:35-36

I would go out after it, strike it down, and rescue the lamb from its mouth. Then when it rose up against me, I would grab it by its fur, strike it down, and kill it. Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he defied the armies of the living God."

Lions » Canaan infested by

2 Kings 17:25-26

When they first began to live there, the settlers did not fear the LORD, so he sent lions among them, and they killed a few of them. As a result, they reported to the king of Assyria, "Because the nations whom you exiled to live in the cities of Samaria don't know the law of the god of the land, he has sent lions among them. Look how the lions are killing them, because they don't know the law of the god of the land!"

Lions » Illustrative » Of Christ

Lions » Described as » Courageous

2 Samuel 17:10

Then even men who would otherwise be as brave as lions will be scared, because every Israeli knows your father is a mighty man, and they know his men are valiant!

Lions » Slain by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Jehoiada's son Benaiah, who was a valiant man, accomplished great things. He was from Kabzeel. He killed two men named Ariel from Moab and then he also went down into a pit and struck down a lion during a snow storm one day.

Lions » Illustrative » Of boldness of saints

Lions » Slain by » Samson

Judges 14:5-6

Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him! The Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and he ripped the lion apart as one might dissect a young goat, even though he carried nothing in his hand. But he didn't tell his father and mother what he had done.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of judah

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion cub. My son, you have gone up from the prey. Crouching like a lion, he lies down, Like a lioness, who would dare rouse him?

Lions » Illustrative » Of israel

Numbers 24:9

He crouches, laying low like a lion. Who would awaken him? Those who bless you are blessed, and those who curse you are cursed."

Lions » Inhabits » Thickets

Jeremiah 4:7

A lion has gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his place to make your land a waste. Your cities will be ruined, and without inhabitants.

Lions » Inhabits » Forests

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will devastate them. A leopard is watching their towns, and everyone who goes out of them will be torn to pieces. For their transgressions are many, and their apostasies numerous.

Lions » Conceals itself by day

Psalm 104:22

When the sun rises, they gather and lie down in their dens.

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in protecting his church

Isaiah 31:4

For this is what the LORD told me: "Just as a lion or a young lion growls over his objects of prey, even when a whole band of shepherds is called out against it, it is not alarmed at their shouting or disturbed by their clamor so the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its hill.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil

Lions » Described as » Voracious

Psalm 17:12

Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.

Lions » Inhabits » Deserts

Isaiah 30:6

An oracle about the animals of the Negev: "Through a land of trouble, dryness, and distress, of lionesses and roaring lions, where there is no water, a land of vipers and darting snakes, he carries their riches on donkeys' backs, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a nation that cannot benefit them,

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

Judges 14:8

When he came back later to marry her, he turned aside to observe the lion's carcass. Amazingly, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, complete with honey.

Lions » Often carries its prey to its den

Nahum 2:12

This lion renders its prey to pieces to feed its whelps, and strangles enough prey for its mate, filling its lairs with prey and its dens with rendered flesh.

Lions » Lurketh for its prey

Psalm 10:9

Their eyes secretly watch the helpless, lying in wait like a lion in his den. They lie in wait to catch the afflicted. They catch the afflicted when they pull him into their net.

Lions » Hunting of, alluded to

Job 10:16

But if I do lift up my head, you will hunt me like a lion! You will perform miracles in order to fight against me.

Lions » Often perishes for lack of food

Job 4:11

Full grown lions die when they cannot find prey; that's when the lion cubs are scattered.

Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

About Dan he said: "Dan is a lion's cub, leaping forth from Bashan."

Judges 14:18

Then the men of the city answered him just before sunset on the seventh day: "What is sweeter than honey? What are stronger than lions?" Samson responded, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have solved my riddle."

2 Samuel 17:10

Then even men who would otherwise be as brave as lions will be scared, because every Israeli knows your father is a mighty man, and they know his men are valiant!

Job 10:16

But if I do lift up my head, you will hunt me like a lion! You will perform miracles in order to fight against me.

Psalm 17:12

Like a lion they desire to rip us to pieces, like a young lion waiting in ambush.

Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

David told Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd for his father. When a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock,

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him!

1 Kings 13:24

Not long after the man of God had left, a lion met him along the road and killed him. His body was left lying in the middle of the road with the donkey standing beside it and with the lion also standing next to the body.

Righteous » Compared with » Lions

Micah 5:8

The survivors of Jacob will live among the nations; they will live among many nations, like a lion among flocks of sheep, who, if he passes through, will trample and tear down with no one to deliver.

compared to Saints » Lions

Micah 5:8

The survivors of Jacob will live among the nations; they will live among many nations, like a lion among flocks of sheep, who, if he passes through, will trample and tear down with no one to deliver.

Topics on Lions

Creatures Like Lions

26;1;10

The form of their faces was human, but each of the four also had the face of a lion to the right, the face of an ox to the left, and the face of an eagle behind them.

Deliverance From Lions

19;22;21

Deliver me from the mouth of the lion, from the horns of the wild oxen. You have answered me.

In Danger From Lions

7;14;5

Then Samson went down in the direction of Timnah with his father and mother and arrived as far as the vineyards of Timnah. And surprise! a young lion came roaring at him!

Lions, Figurative Use Of

1;49;9

Judah is a lion cub. My son, you have gone up from the prey. Crouching like a lion, he lies down, Like a lioness, who would dare rouse him?

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