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Daniel 6:7

All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the satraps, the counselors, and the advisors, 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 from you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

Judges 14:5

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

1 Kings 13:24-28

And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass. And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD has delivered him unto the lion, which 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 the donkey. And they saddled it. And he went and found his carcass cast in the way, and the donkey and the lion standing by the carcass: the lion had not eaten the carcass, nor torn the donkey.

1 Kings 20:36

Then said he unto him, Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall slay you. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew 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 the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came at the bottom of the den.

1 Samuel 17:34-37

And David said unto Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out after him, and struck him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and struck him, and slew him. Your servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied 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 you.

2 Timothy 4:17

However 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 through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Job 10:16

For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself awesome against me.

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he crouched as a lion, and as a lioness; who shall rouse him up?

Psalm 22:13

They gaped on me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

Psalm 10:9

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

Psalm 17:12

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

Lamentations 3:10

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

Jeremiah 12:8

My heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it cries out against me: therefore have I hated it.

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like lions: they shall growl as lions' whelps.

Psalm 7:2

Lest they tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long will you look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my precious life from the lions.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them 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

In vain have I smitten your children; they 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 leave not a bone till the morning.

Psalm 34:10

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they 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 strong 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

You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the serpent shall you trample under feet.

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

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 fatling 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 food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, says the LORD.

1 Kings 7:29

And on the panels that were between the frames were lions, oxen, and cherubim: and upon the frames there was a pedestal above: and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths made of hammered 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 of it made in any kingdom.

Judges 14:12-18

And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if you can certainly declare it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing: But if you cannot declare it to me, then shall you give me thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing. And they said unto him, Put forth your riddle, 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 in three days expound the riddle.read more.
And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they said unto Samson's wife, Entice your husband, that he may declare unto us the riddle, lest we burn you and your father's house with fire: have you called us to take what we have? is it not so? And Samson's wife wept before him, and said, You do but hate me, and love me not: you have put forth a riddle unto the children of my people, and have not told it to me. And he said unto her, Behold, I have not told it to my father nor my mother, and shall I tell it to you? And she wept before him the seven days, while their feast lasted: and it came to pass on the seventh day, that he told her, because she pressed him so: and she told the riddle to the children 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 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 your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown lambs among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my wages.

Deuteronomy 18:4

The firstfruit also of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, shall you give him.

Deuteronomy 32:14

Curds of the cattle, and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the finest of the wheat; and you did drink the pure blood of the grape.

2 Chronicles 7:5

And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and 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 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 you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle.

2 Samuel 17:10

And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and they who are with him are valiant men.

Job 10:16

For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself awesome against me.

Psalm 17:12

Like as a lion that is greedy of its 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 cloven footed, yet it chews not the cud; it is unclean to you.

Isaiah 65:4

Who remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, 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 following one in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, says the LORD.

Matthew 7:6

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and tear 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 every man got him up upon his mule, and fled.

2 Samuel 18:9

And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught fast in the oak, and he was left hanging between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.

Psalm 32:9

Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, else they come not near unto you.

1 Kings 1:33

The king also said unto them, Take with you the servants 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 on the horse, on the mule, on the camel, and on the donkey, and on all the beasts that shall be in these tents, so shall this plague be.

Animals » Lions » Rams, used in sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a female goat three years old, and a ram 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 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

You shall also take one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall put their hands upon the head of the ram.

Leviticus 5:15

If a soul commits a trespass, and sins through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with your valuation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:

Numbers 5:8

But if the man has no kinsman to make restitution for the trespass unto, let the restitution for the trespass be unto the LORD, even to the priest; besides the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement 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 wild ox.

Deuteronomy 33:17

His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of a wild ox: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.

Job 39:9

Will the wild ox be willing to serve you, or abide by your crib?

Psalm 29:6

He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.

Isaiah 34:7

And the wild oxen 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 unto Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

Judges 14:5

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

1 Kings 13:24

And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass.

Daniel 6:19

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

Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked

John 10:12

But he that is a hireling, and not the 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 shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Animals » Lions » Mice

Isaiah 66:17

They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens following one in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, says the LORD.

Leviticus 11:29

These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kind,

1 Samuel 6:4

Then said they, What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him? They answered, Five golden tumors, and five golden mice, according to the number of the lords of the Philistines: for one plague was on you all, and on your lords.

Animals » Lions » Vipers, poisonous serpents

Isaiah 30:6

The burden concerning the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from where come the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the backs of young donkeys, and their treasures upon the humps 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 viper's eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies, and from that which is crushed a viper breaks out.

Animals » Lions » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

The hare, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the ibex, and the antelope, and the mountain sheep.

Animals » Lions » Lizards

Leviticus 11:30

And the gecko, and the monitor lizard, and the wall lizard, and the sand lizard, and the chameleon.

Animals » Lions » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kind,

Lions » Fierceness of

Hosea 13:8

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

Jeremiah 49:19

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the thickets of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will arraign me? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Jeremiah 50:44

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the thickets of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will arraign me? 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 till its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the 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 Judah the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Revelation 13:2

And the beast that I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority.

Revelation 9:17

And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them 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

As for the likeness of their faces, the four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and the four had the face of an ox on the left side; the four also had the face of an eagle.

Lions » Instincts of, in taking prey

Psalm 17:12

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

Nahum 2:12

The lion did tear in pieces enough for his cubs, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his caves with prey, and his dens with torn flesh.

Lamentations 3:10

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 does catch 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 from 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, a leopard shall watch over their cities: everyone that goes out there shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria has devoured him; and last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor 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 them and go away; I will take them away, and none shall rescue him.

Lions » Strength of

Proverbs 30:30

A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turns not away from any;

Isaiah 38:13

I considered till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night will you make an end of me.

Joel 1:6

For a nation has come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the fangs of a lioness.

Lions » Used for the torture of criminals

2 Timothy 4:17

However 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 spoke and said unto Daniel, Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you. 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 lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him. read more.
Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. And when he came to the den, he cried with a grieved voice unto Daniel: and the king spoke and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions? Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live forever. My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: because before him innocence was found in me; and also before you, O king, have I done no wrong. Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, 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 harm 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 the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they ever came at the bottom of the den.

Daniel 7:12

As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

Lions » The roaring of

Proverbs 20:2

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whosoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life.

Psalm 22:13

They gaped on me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

Lions » Symbolical

Isaiah 29:1

Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add year to year; let feasts run their cycle.

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he crouched as a lion, and as a lioness; who shall rouse him up?

Lions » Lair of, in the jungles

Jeremiah 4:7

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

Jeremiah 25:38

He has forsaken his lair, like a 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 said unto Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

1 Samuel 17:36

Your servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing 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 round at the back: and there were arms on either side on 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 of it 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 the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. Therefore they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which you have removed, and placed 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 when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass. And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcass cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcass: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD has delivered him unto the lion, which 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 the donkey. And they saddled it. And he went and found his carcass cast in the way, and the donkey and the lion standing by the carcass: the lion had not eaten the carcass, nor torn the donkey.

Lions » The bases in the temple ornamented by mouldings of

1 Kings 7:29

And on the panels that were between the frames were lions, oxen, and cherubim: and upon the frames there was a pedestal above: and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths made of hammered work.

1 Kings 7:36

For on the plates of the frames thereof, and on the panels thereof, he engraved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the space of each one, and wreaths 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 you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle.

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 in three days expound the riddle.

Lions » Parable of

Ezekiel 19:1-9

Moreover take you up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, And say, What is your mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her cubs among young lions. And she brought up one of her cubs: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men. read more.
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt. Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her cubs, 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 desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fullness thereof, 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 in chains, and brought him to the king of Babylon: they brought him in restraint, 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, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lion-like heroes of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in a time of snow:

Lions » Killed by » Saints

Hebrews 11:33

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Lions » Killed by » Samson

Judges 14:5-9

Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnah, and 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 him as he would have torn a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not 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 to see the carcass of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcass of the lion. And he took some of it in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat: but he told them not that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the lion.

Lions » An unnamed person killed by

1 Kings 20:36

Then said he unto him, Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall slay you. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew 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 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 people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: which, if it passes through, both treads down, and tears in pieces, and none can 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 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 cubs, and will tear the fat of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast 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, even I, will tear them and go away; I will take them away, and none shall rescue him.

Isaiah 38:13

I considered till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night will you 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 thickets of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will arraign me? 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: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safely, and none shall deliver it.

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like lions: they shall growl as lions' whelps.

Lions » God's power exhibited in restraining

1 Kings 13:28

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

Daniel 6:27

He delivers and rescues, and he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, who has 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

That which you give them they gather: you open your hand, they are filled with good.

Job 38:39

Will you hunt the prey for the lion? or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Lions » Attacks the sheepfolds

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said unto Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, 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 people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: which, if it passes through, both treads down, and tears in pieces, and none can deliver.

Amos 3:12

Thus says the LORD; As the shepherd takes out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and on the edge of a couch.

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 26:13

The slothful man says, 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 favor is as dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whosoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life.

Lions » Illustrative » Of brave men

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant 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

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lion-like heroes of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in a 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 you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle.

Proverbs 30:30

A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turns not away from any;

Lions » Disobedient prophet slain by

1 Kings 13:24

And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass.

1 Kings 13:26

And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD has delivered him unto the lion, which 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 when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass.

1 Kings 20:36

Then said he unto him, Because you have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall slay you. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.

Lions » Rends its prey

Deuteronomy 33:20

And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlarges Gad: he dwells as a lion, and tears the arm and the crown of the head.

Psalm 7:2

Lest they tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Lions » Illustrative » Of persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

However 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.

Psalm 22:13

They gaped on me with their mouths, 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 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 food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, says 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 over his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor disturbed by the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for its 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 over his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor disturbed by the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for its hill.

Nahum 2:11

Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's cub, and none 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 growled, and they made his land waste: 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 has come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the fangs of a lioness.

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

For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself awesome against me.

Job 28:8

The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

Lions » Inhabits » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: 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 of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlarges Gad: he dwells as a lion, and tears the arm and the crown of the head.

Lions » Described as » Majestic in movement

Proverbs 30:29-30

There are three things which are stately in stride, yea, four are stately in their walk: A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turns not away from any;

Lions » Described as » Active

Deuteronomy 33:22

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

Lions » Slain by » David

1 Samuel 17:35-36

And I went out after him, and struck him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and struck him, and slew him. Your servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing 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 the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. Therefore they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which you have removed, and placed 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 said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Lions » Described as » Courageous

2 Samuel 17:10

And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and they who are with him are valiant men.

Lions » Slain by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lion-like heroes of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in a time of snow:

Lions » Illustrative » Of boldness of saints

Lions » Slain by » Samson

Judges 14:5-6

Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnah, and 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 him as he would have torn a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not 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, you are gone up: he stooped down, he crouched as a lion, and as a lioness; who shall rouse him up?

Lions » Illustrative » Of israel

Numbers 24:9

He crouched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesses you, and cursed is he that curses you.

Lions » Inhabits » Thickets

Jeremiah 4:7

The lion has come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the nations is on his way; he has gone forth from his place to make your land desolate; and your 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, a leopard shall watch over their cities: everyone that goes out there shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

Lions » Conceals itself by day

Psalm 104:22

The sun arises, they gather themselves together, 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 over his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor disturbed by the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for its hill.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil

Lions » Described as » Voracious

Psalm 17:12

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

Lions » Inhabits » Deserts

Isaiah 30:6

The burden concerning the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from where come the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the backs of young donkeys, and their treasures upon the humps 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 to see the carcass of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcass of the lion.

Lions » Often carries its prey to its den

Nahum 2:12

The lion did tear in pieces enough for his cubs, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his caves with prey, and his dens with torn flesh.

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 does catch the poor, when he draws him into his net.

Lions » Hunting of, alluded to

Job 10:16

For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself awesome against me.

Lions » Often perishes for lack of food

Job 4:11

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

Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

And of 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 you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle.

2 Samuel 17:10

And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and they who are with him are valiant men.

Job 10:16

For it increases. You hunt me as a fierce lion: and again you show yourself awesome against me.

Psalm 17:12

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

Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said unto Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:

Judges 14:5

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

1 Kings 13:24

And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcass was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcass.

Daniel 6:19

Then the king arose very early in the morning, 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 people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: which, if it passes through, both treads down, and tears in pieces, and none can deliver.

compared to Saints » Lions

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: which, if it passes through, both treads down, and tears in pieces, and none can deliver.

Topics on Lions

Creatures Like Lions

26;1;10

As for the likeness of their faces, the four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and the four had the face of an ox on the left side; the four also had the face of an eagle.

Deliverance From Lions

19;22;21

Save me from the lion's mouth: for you have heard me from the horns of the wild oxen.

In Danger From Lions

7;14;5

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

Lions, Figurative Use Of

1;49;9

Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he crouched as a lion, and as a lioness; who shall rouse him up?