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37 Bible Verses about Lions

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Daniel 6:7

All the presidents of the kingdom, magistrates, governors, great ones, and captains have agreed in common accord to promote a royal decree and to confirm it that whoever 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 his mother to Timnath, and when they came to the vineyards of Timnath, behold, a young lion came roaring against him.

1 Kings 13:24-28

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

1 Kings 20:36

Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall smite thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him and smote him.

Daniel 6:24

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

1 Samuel 17:34-37

And David replied unto Saul, Thy slave was the pastor of his father's sheep, and if a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after him and smote him and delivered it out of his mouth; and if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and smote him and slew him. Whether it was a lion or a bear thy slave would kill it, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has dishonoured the armies of the living God.read more.
David said moreover, The LORD that 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 unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, that by me the preaching might be fully known and that all the Gentiles might hear, and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

Hebrews 11:33

who by faith won kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Job 10:16

And thou dost increase. Thou dost hunt me as a fierce lion; turning and doing marvels in me.

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up; he stooped down, he couched as a lion and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Psalm 10:9

He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he catches the poor when he draws him into his net.

Psalm 17:12

like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Lamentations 3:10

Daleth He was unto me as a bear lying in wait and as a lion in secret places.

Jeremiah 12:8

My heritage was unto me as a lion in the forest; it cried out against me, therefore I have hated it.

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like lions; they shall roar as lions' whelps.

Psalm 7:2

Lest they take my soul, as a lion dismembers his prey when there is none to deliver.

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long wilt thou look on? Restore my soul from their destructions, my life from the lions.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions, and I lie even among those that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows and their tongue a sharp sword.

Jeremiah 2:30

I have smitten your children in vain; they have received no correction; your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they do not leave a bone for tomorrow.

Psalm 34:10

Jod The young lions do lack and suffer hunger, but those that seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.

Job 4:10-11

The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion and the teeth of the young lions, are broken. The old lion perishes for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

Psalm 58:6

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

Psalm 91:13

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

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, who has overcome to open the book and to loose its seven seals.

Isaiah 11:6

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a child shall shepherd them.

Isaiah 65:25

The wolf and the lamb shall be fed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not afflict nor do evil in all my holy mountain, said the LORD.

1 Kings 7:29

and upon the borders that were between the mouldings were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and upon the mouldings of the base, above and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of bevelled 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 other kingdom.

Judges 14:12-18

unto whom Samson said, I will now put forth an enigma unto you, which if ye can declare it and discover it to me within the seven days of the banquet, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty changes of garments. But if ye cannot declare it to me, then ye shall give me thirty sheets and thirty changes of garments. And they said unto him, Put forth thy enigma that we may hear it. And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not declare the enigma in three days.read more.
And it came to pass on the seventh day that they said unto Samson's wife, Entice thy husband that he may declare unto us this enigma lest we burn thee and thy father's house with fire. Have ye called us here to impoverish us? And Samson's wife wept before him and said, Thou dost only hate me and dost not love me, for thou hast not declared unto me the enigma that thou hast put forth unto the sons of my people. And he said unto her, Behold, I have not told it to my father nor my mother, and must I tell it to thee? And she wept before him the seven days while their banquet lasted, but on the seventh day, he told her, because she lay sore upon him, and she declared the enigma to the sons of her people. And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye would have never discovered my enigma.

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Animals » Lions » Sheep

Genesis 30:32

I will pass through all thy flock today, setting apart all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown rams among the rams, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and of such shall be my hire.

Deuteronomy 18:4

The firstfruits also of thy grain, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstfruits of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him;

Deuteronomy 32:14

butter of cows and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs and rams of the sons of Bashan (or fruitfulness) and goats with the fat of kidneys, of wheat; and thou didst drink the blood of the grape, pure wine.

2 Chronicles 7:5

And King Solomon offered in sacrifice twenty-two thousand oxen and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep; and so the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

Animals » Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

And to Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp; he shall leap from Bashan.

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye would have never discovered my enigma.

2 Samuel 17:10

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

Job 10:16

And thou dost increase. Thou dost hunt me as a fierce lion; turning and doing marvels in me.

Psalm 17:12

like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Animals » Lions » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

And the swine though it divides the hoof and is clovenfooted, yet it chews not the cud: it is unclean to you.

Isaiah 65:4

who remain asleep among the graves, and lodge in the deserts, who eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

Isaiah 66:17

Those that sanctify themselves and purify themselves in the gardens, one behind another; those that eat swine's flesh and abomination, and the mouse shall be cut off together, saith the LORD.

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet and turn again and rend you.

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

Animals » Lions » Mules

2 Samuel 13:29

And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and they all got upon their mules and fled.

2 Samuel 18:9

And Absalom met the slaves of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, 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 the horse or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in subjection with bit and bridle, or they will not come near unto thee.

1 Kings 1:33

And the king said unto them, Take with you the slaves of your lord and cause Solomon my son to ride upon my 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 were in the armies.

Animals » Lions » Rams, used in sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old and a she goat three years old and a ram three years old and a turtledove and a young pigeon.

Genesis 22:13

And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked and beheld behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Exodus 29:15

Thou shalt likewise take one ram, and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.

Leviticus 5:15

When any person commits a trespass and sins through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD, then he shall bring for the expiation of his guilt unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, in thy estimation of two shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for his guilt;

Numbers 5:8

But if that man has no redeemer to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the LORD, even to the priest, beside the ram of the reconciliations, whereby reconciliation shall be made for him.

Animals » Lions » Unicorn

Numbers 23:22

God brought them out of Egypt; he has, as it were the strength of a unicorn.

Deuteronomy 33:17

His beauty is like the firstborn of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns; with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth; these are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and these are the thousands of Manasseh.

Job 39:9

Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee or abide by thy crib?

Psalm 29:6

And He made them skip like a calves; Lebanon and Sirion like the sons of the unicorns.

Isaiah 34:7

And the unicorns shall fall with them, and the bulls with the calves; and their land shall become drunk with blood, and their dust shall be greased with fatness.

Animals » Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

And David replied unto Saul, Thy slave was the pastor of his father's sheep, and if a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock,

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down with his father and his mother to Timnath, and when they came to the vineyards of Timnath, behold, a young lion came roaring against him.

1 Kings 13:24

and as he went, a lion met him by the way and slew him, and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, and the lion also stood by the carcase.

Daniel 6:19

Therefore, the king arose very early in the morning at dawn and went in haste unto the den of lions.

Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked

John 10:12

But the hireling, who is not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep.

Acts 20:29

For I know this, that after my departing, grievous wolves shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Animals » Lions » Mice

Isaiah 66:17

Those that sanctify themselves and purify themselves in the gardens, one behind another; those that eat swine's flesh and abomination, and the mouse shall be cut off together, saith the LORD.

Leviticus 11:29

These also shall be unclean unto you among the animals that creep upon the earth: the weasel and the mouse and the frog according to his species

1 Samuel 6:4

Then said they, What shall be the expiation of guilt which we shall pay unto him? They answered, Five golden hemorrhoids and five golden rats, according to the number of the cardinals of the Philistines, for the same plague that is on you is also on your cardinals.

Animals » Lions » Vipers, poisonous serpents

Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent; they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.

Job 20:16

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

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch cockatrice' eggs and weave the spider's web; whosoever shall eat of their eggs shall die, and if they should squeeze them, a viper shall come out.

Animals » Lions » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart and the roebuck and the buffalo and the wild goat and the unicorn (rhinoceros) and the wild ox and the mountain goat,

Animals » Lions » Lizards

Leviticus 11:30

and the ferret and the lizard and the snail and the slug and the mole.

Animals » Lions » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

These also shall be unclean unto you among the animals that creep upon the earth: the weasel and the mouse and the frog according to his species

Lions » Fierceness of

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps and will rend the veil of their heart, and there I will devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them apart.

Jeremiah 49:19

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan to the strong habitation: for I will make rest and make him run from upon her, and he who is chosen I shall appoint over her; for who is like me? and who will appoint me the 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 Jordan unto the strong habitation; but I will rest and will make him run from upon her; and he who shall be chosen I will appoint over her. For who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Job 4:10

The roaring 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 until the its wings were plucked off, and it was removed from the earth, and it stood up on its feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, who has overcome to open the book and to loose its seven seals.

Revelation 13:2

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and its feet were as the feet of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave 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 on them, having breastplates of fire and of jacinth and brimstone; and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.

Ezekiel 1:10

And the likeness of their faces was human faces; and lion faces, on the right side; and they four had ox faces on the left side; likewise they four had eagle faces.

Lions » Instincts of, in taking prey

Psalm 17:12

like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were 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 robbery.

Lamentations 3:10

Daleth He was unto me as a bear lying in wait and as a lion in secret places.

Psalm 10:9

He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he catches the poor when he draws him into his net.

Amos 3:4

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

Lions » Figurative » Of a ruler's anger

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the desert shall destroy them and a tiger shall lie in wait over their cities; anyone that goes out from there shall be torn in pieces because their rebellions have been multiplied, and their backslidings are increased.

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel has been like scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away; first the king of Assyria has devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath 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, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and there shall be no one left to escape.

Lions » Strength of

Proverbs 30:30

The lion which is strongest among beasts and does not turn away for any;

Isaiah 38:13

I reckoned that I had until morning. As a lion, he broke all my bones: from the morning even unto the night thou shalt make an end of me.

Joel 1:6

For a people has come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the molars of a great lion.

Lions » Used for the torture of criminals

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, that by me the preaching might be fully known and that all the Gentiles might hear, and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

Daniel 6:16-24

Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king, speaking unto Daniel, said, Thy God whom thou servest continually, may he deliver thee. And a stone was brought and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the signet ring of his princes that the agreement concerning Daniel might not be changed. Then the king went to his palace and lay down without eating; neither were instruments of music brought before him, and his sleep fled from him. read more.
Therefore, the king arose very early in the morning at dawn and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried loudly with a sad voice unto Daniel; and the king, in speaking to Daniel said, Daniel, servant of the living God, has thy God, whom thou servest continually, been able to deliver thee from the lions? Then Daniel said unto the king, O king, live for ever. My God has sent his angel, who shut the lions' mouths, that they do me no evil because before him righteousness was found in me; and even before thee, O king, I have done no corruption. Then the king was exceeding glad because of him and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no injury was found upon him because he believed in his God. And the king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and even before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions had the mastery of them, and broke all their bones in pieces.

Daniel 7:12

They had also taken from the other beasts their rule because their lives had been prolonged until a certain time.

Lions » The roaring of

Proverbs 20:2

The fear of the king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

Lions » Symbolical

Isaiah 29:1

Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye one year to another; the lambs shall cease.

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up; he stooped down, he couched as a lion and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Lions » Lair of, in the jungles

Jeremiah 4:7

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

Jeremiah 25:38

He has forsaken his habitation, as the young lion; for their land is desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor and because of his fierce anger.

Lions » Killed by » David

1 Samuel 17:34

And David replied unto Saul, Thy slave was the pastor of his father's sheep, and if a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock,

1 Samuel 17:36

Whether it was a lion or a bear thy slave would kill it, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has dishonoured 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 round behind, and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays. 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 other 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 did not fear the LORD; therefore, the LORD sent lions against them, which slew some of them. Therefore, they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, The Gentiles, which thou hast removed and placed in the cities of Samaria, do not know the judgment of the God of that land; therefore, he has sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them because they do not know the judgment of the God of the land.

Lions » Disobedient prophet killed by

1 Kings 13:24-28

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

Lions » The bases in the temple ornamented by mouldings of

1 Kings 7:29

and upon the borders that were between the mouldings were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and upon the mouldings of the base, above and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of bevelled work.

1 Kings 7:36

For on the tables of the mouldings and on the borders thereof, he made cherubim, lions, and palm trees, in front of the additions of each one round about.

Lions » Samson's riddle concerning

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye would have never discovered my enigma.

Judges 14:14

And he said unto them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they could not declare the enigma in three days.

Lions » Parable of

Ezekiel 19:1-9

And take thou up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, and thou shalt say, How hast thy mother, the lioness, lain down among the lions? She raised her whelps among the young lions. And she brought up one of her whelps; it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey and to devour men. read more.
The Gentiles also heard of him; he was taken in their trap, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt. Now when she saw that she had waited a long time and her hope was being lost, then 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 and devoured men. And he knew their widows, and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fullness thereof, by the voice of his roaring. Then the Gentiles 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 prison in chains and brought him to the king of Babylon: they brought him into fortresses that his voice should no longer be heard upon the mountains of Israel.

Lions » Killed by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Then, Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, slew two lions of Moab; he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.

Lions » Killed by » Saints

Hebrews 11:33

who by faith won kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Lions » Killed by » Samson

Judges 14:5-9

Then Samson went down with his father and his mother to Timnath, and when they came to the vineyards of Timnath, behold, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand, but he did not make known unto his father or his mother what he had done. And he went down and talked with the woman, and she pleased Samson well. read more.
And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside from the way to see the carcase of the lion; and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion. And he took of it in his hands and went along the way eating, and when he came to his father and mother, he also gave them some to eat, but he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the carcase of the lion.

Lions » An unnamed person killed by

1 Kings 20:36

Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall smite thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him and smote him.

Lions » Figurative » Of divine judgments

Isaiah 15:9

For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood; for I will bring more upon Dimon: lions upon him that escapes of Moab and upon the remnant of the land.

Lions » Figurative » Of satan

Lions » King of beasts

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles 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 goes through and treads down and tears in pieces, there are none that can escape.

Lions » Proverb of

Ecclesiastes 9:4

For to him that is still among 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

Daleth He was unto me as a bear lying in wait and as a lion in secret places.

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps and will rend the veil of their heart, and there I will devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them apart.

Hosea 5:14

For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion and as a young lion to the house of Judah; I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and there shall be no one left to escape.

Isaiah 38:13

I reckoned that I had until morning. As a lion, he broke all my bones: from the morning even unto the night thou shalt 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 Jordan to the strong habitation: for I will make rest and make him run from upon her, and he who is chosen I shall appoint over her; for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Isaiah 5:29

their roaring shall be like a lion: they shall roar like young lions; they shall gnash their teeth and lay hold of the prey and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like lions; they shall roar as lions' whelps.

Lions » God's power exhibited in restraining

1 Kings 13:28

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

Daniel 6:27

that saves and frees, and makes signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.

Lions » God provides for

Psalm 104:21

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

Psalm 104:28

Thou givest unto them, they gather; thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

Job 38:39

Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion or fill the appetite of the young lions,

Lions » Attacks the sheepfolds

1 Samuel 17:34

And David replied unto Saul, Thy slave was the pastor of his father's sheep, and if a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock,

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles 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 goes through and treads down and tears in pieces, there are none that can escape.

Amos 3:12

Thus hath the LORD said: As the pastor takes out of the mouth of the lion two legs or a piece of an ear, so shall the sons of Israel escape that dwell in Samaria in the corner of the bed and at the border of the couch.

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 26:13

The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

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

Proverbs 19:12

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

Proverbs 20:2

The fear of the king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

Lions » Illustrative » Of brave men

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan were loved and desired in their lives, and in their death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 23:20

Then, Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, slew two lions of Moab; he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.

Lions » Described as » Superior in strength

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye would have never discovered my enigma.

Proverbs 30:30

The lion which is strongest among beasts and does not turn away for any;

Lions » Disobedient prophet slain by

1 Kings 13:24

and as he went, a lion met him by the way and slew him, and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, and the lion also stood by the carcase.

1 Kings 13:26

And when the prophet that had brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, It is the man of God, who rebelled against the word of the LORD; therefore, the LORD has delivered him unto the lion, who has torn him and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spoke unto him.

Lions » Attacks and destroys men

1 Kings 13:24

and as he went, a lion met him by the way and slew him, and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, and the lion also stood by the carcase.

1 Kings 20:36

Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall smite thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him and smote him.

Lions » Rends its prey

Deuteronomy 33:20

And to Gad he said, Blessed is he that caused Gad to be enlarged; he shall dwell as a lion and shall tear the arm with the crown of the head.

Psalm 7:2

Lest they take my soul, as a lion dismembers his prey when there is none to deliver.

Lions » Illustrative » Of persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, that by me the preaching might be fully known and that all the Gentiles might hear, and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

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

Isaiah 11:7

The cow and the 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 be fed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not afflict nor do evil in all my holy mountain, said the LORD.

Lions » Roars when seeking prey

Isaiah 31:4

For thus has the LORD spoken unto me, Like the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, even if a multitude of shepherds come forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voices, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of the hosts come down to fight for Mount Zion and for his hill.

Psalm 104:21

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

Lions » Described as » Fearless even of man

Isaiah 31:4

For thus has the LORD spoken unto me, Like the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, even if a multitude of shepherds come forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voices, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of the hosts come down to fight for Mount Zion and for his hill.

Nahum 2:11

What of the dwelling of the lions and of the feeding place of the young lions where the lion and the lioness walked and the lion's whelps, and no one made them afraid?

Lions » Universal terror caused by roaring of

Amos 3:8

The lion has roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD has spoken, who can but prophesy?

Jeremiah 2:15

The young lions roared upon him and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are deserted without inhabitant.

Lions » Criminals often thrown to » Da 6:7

Lions » Greatness of its teeth alluded to

Joel 1:6

For a people has come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the molars of a great lion.

Psalm 58:6

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

Lions » Described as » Fierce

Job 10:16

And thou dost increase. Thou dost hunt me as a fierce lion; turning and doing marvels in me.

Job 28:8

the young of the proud have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed by it.

Lions » Inhabits » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

With me from Lebanon, my spouse, thou shalt come with me from Lebanon; thou shalt look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of gad

Deuteronomy 33:20

And to Gad he said, Blessed is he that caused Gad to be enlarged; he shall dwell as a lion and shall tear the arm with the crown of the head.

Lions » Described as » Majestic in movement

Proverbs 30:29-30

There are three things which have a magnificent walk; yea, the fourth is stately in going: The lion which is strongest among beasts and does not turn away for any;

Lions » Described as » Active

Deuteronomy 33:22

And to Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp; he shall leap from Bashan.

Lions » Slain by » David

1 Samuel 17:35-36

I went out after him and smote him and delivered it out of his mouth; and if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and smote him and slew him. Whether it was a lion or a bear thy slave would kill it, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has dishonoured 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 did not fear the LORD; therefore, the LORD sent lions against them, which slew some of them. Therefore, they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, The Gentiles, which thou hast removed and placed in the cities of Samaria, do not know the judgment of the God of that land; therefore, he has sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them because they do not know the judgment of the God of the land.

Lions » Illustrative » Of Christ

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, who has overcome to open the book and to loose its seven seals.

Lions » Described as » Courageous

2 Samuel 17:10

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

Lions » Slain by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Then, Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, slew two lions of Moab; he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.

Lions » Illustrative » Of boldness of saints

Lions » Slain by » Samson

Judges 14:5-6

Then Samson went down with his father and his mother to Timnath, and when they came to the vineyards of Timnath, behold, a young lion came roaring against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand, but he did not make known unto his father or his mother what he had done.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of judah

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up; he stooped down, he couched as a lion and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Lions » Illustrative » Of israel

Numbers 24:9

He couched, he lay down as a lion and as a great lion; who shall awaken him? Blessed is he that blesses thee, and cursed is he that curses thee.

Lions » Inhabits » Thickets

Jeremiah 4:7

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

Lions » Inhabits » Forests

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the desert shall destroy them and a tiger shall lie in wait over their cities; anyone that goes out from there shall be torn in pieces because their rebellions have been multiplied, and their backslidings are increased.

Lions » Conceals itself by day

Psalm 104:22

The sun arises, they withdraw and lay themselves down in their dens.

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in protecting his church

Isaiah 31:4

For thus has the LORD spoken unto me, Like the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, even if a multitude of shepherds come forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voices, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of the hosts come down to fight for Mount Zion and for his hill.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil

Lions » Described as » Voracious

Psalm 17:12

like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Lions » Inhabits » Deserts

Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent; they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.

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

Judges 14:8

And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside from the way to see the carcase of the lion; and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.

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 robbery.

Lions » Lurketh for its prey

Psalm 10:9

He lies in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lies in wait to catch the poor: he catches the poor when he draws him into his net.

Lions » Hunting of, alluded to

Job 10:16

And thou dost increase. Thou dost hunt me as a fierce lion; turning and doing marvels in me.

Lions » Often perishes for lack of food

Job 4:11

The old lion perishes for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are scattered abroad.

Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

And to Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp; he shall leap from Bashan.

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye would have never discovered my enigma.

2 Samuel 17:10

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

Job 10:16

And thou dost increase. Thou dost hunt me as a fierce lion; turning and doing marvels in me.

Psalm 17:12

like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

And David replied unto Saul, Thy slave was the pastor of his father's sheep, and if a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock,

Judges 14:5

Then Samson went down with his father and his mother to Timnath, and when they came to the vineyards of Timnath, behold, a young lion came roaring against him.

1 Kings 13:24

and as he went, a lion met him by the way and slew him, and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, and the lion also stood by the carcase.

Daniel 6:19

Therefore, the king arose very early in the morning at dawn 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 Gentiles 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 goes through and treads down and tears in pieces, there are none that can escape.

compared to Saints » Lions

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles 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 goes through and treads down and tears in pieces, there are none that can escape.

Topics on Lions

Creatures Like Lions

26;1;10

And the likeness of their faces was human faces; and lion faces, on the right side; and they four had ox faces on the left side; likewise they four had eagle faces.

Deliverance From Lions

19;22;21

Save me from the lion's mouth and from the horns of the unicorns.

In Danger From Lions

7;14;5

Then Samson went down with his father and his mother to Timnath, and when they came to the vineyards of Timnath, behold, a young lion came roaring against him.

Lions, Figurative Use Of

1;49;9

Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up; he stooped down, he couched as a lion and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?