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Daniel 6:7

All of [the] administrators of the kingdom, and the prefects, the satraps, the counselors and the governors took counsel [and have] agreed to establish an edict of the king and to enforce a decree that {whoever} will seek a prayer from any god or human except from you [for] up to thirty days will be thrown into {the lion pit}.

Judges 14:5

And Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah, and suddenly a young lion [came] roaring to meet him.

1 Kings 13:24-28

When he left, a lion found him on the road and killed him, and his dead body [was] thrown on the road with the donkey standing beside it, and the lion [was] standing by the dead body. As men [were] passing by and they saw the dead body thrown in the road and the lion standing beside the dead body, they came and told it in the city where the old prophet [was] living. When the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard, he said, "It [is] the man of God who disobeyed the mouth of Yahweh, and Yahweh has given him to the lion. He tore him in pieces and killed him according to the word of Yahweh which he had spoken to him."read more.
Then he spoke to his sons, saying, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled it. He went and found his dead body thrown in the road and a donkey with the lion standing beside it, but the lion had not eaten the corpse nor attacked the donkey.

1 Kings 20:36

He said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, look, as you now are going from me, a lion will kill you." When he went from beside him, the lion found him and killed him.

Daniel 6:24

The king then commanded, and these men were brought {who had accused Daniel}, and they threw them and their children and their wives into {the lion pit}, and they had not reached the floor of the pit {before} the lions had overpowered them and they had crushed all of their bones.

1 Samuel 17:34-37

And David said to Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd of the flock for his father. If the lion or the bear would come and carry off a sheep from the group, I would go out after it and strike it down and rescue [the sheep] from its mouth. If it rose against me, I would grab [it] by its beard and strike it down and kill it. Your servant has struck down both the lion and the bear, and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he defied the battle lines of the living God."read more.
And David said, "Yahweh, who rescued me from the hand of the lion and from the hand of the bear, will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine!" Then Saul said to David, "Go and may Yahweh be with you!"

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord helped me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fulfilled and all the Gentiles might hear, and he rescued [me] from the lion's mouth.

Hebrews 11:33

who through faith conquered kingdoms, accomplished justice, obtained what was promised, shut the mouths of lions,

Job 10:16

And [if my head] grows bold, you would hunt me as the lion in its prime; {and you repeat your exploits against me}.

Genesis 49:9

Judah [is] a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bowed down; he crouched like a lion and as a lioness. Who shall rouse him?

Psalm 10:9

He lies in ambush {secretly,} like a lion in a thicket. He lies in ambush to seize [the] poor; he seizes [the] poor by catching him in his net.

Psalm 17:12

{He is like} a lion; he longs to tear apart, and like a strong lion crouching in hiding places.

Lamentations 3:10

To me he [is] like a bear lying in wait, a lion in hiding.

Jeremiah 12:8

My inheritance has become to me like a lion in the forest. She has lifted up against me her voice; {therefore} I hate her.

Jeremiah 51:38

They will roar together like the young lions, they will growl like the cubs of lions.

Psalm 7:2

Or else he will tear me apart like a lion, ripping to pieces, with none [to] deliver.

Psalm 35:17

My Lord, how long will you watch? Restore my life from their ravages, my only [life] from [the] young lions.

Psalm 57:4

My soul [is] among lions. I lie down [among those who] devour-- the children of humankind whose teeth [are] spears and arrows and whose tongues [are] sharp swords.

Jeremiah 2:30

"For {in vain} I have struck your children. They accepted no discipline. Your sword devoured your prophets, like a ravening lion.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her officials in her midst [are] roaring lions; her judges [are] evening wolves; they leave nothing until the morning.

Psalm 34:10

[The] young lions are in want and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh will not lack for any good thing.

Job 4:10-11

[The] roar of [the] lion and [the] voice of a lion in its prime, and [the] teeth of [the] young lions are broken. [The] lion is perishing without prey, and [the] lion's whelps are scattered.

Psalm 58:6

O God, break their teeth in their mouth. Break off [the] fangs of [the] young lions, O Yahweh.

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! Behold, the lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.

Isaiah 11:6

And a wolf shall {stay} with a lamb, and a leopard shall lie down with a kid, and a calf and a lion and a fatling together {as a small boy leads} them.

Isaiah 65:25

[The] wolf and [the] lamb shall feed like one, and [the] lion shall eat straw like the ox, but dust [shall be] [the] serpent's food. They shall do no evil, and they shall not destroy on all {my holy mountain}," says Yahweh.

1 Kings 7:29

and on the frames which [were] between the crossbars [were] lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the crossbars both above and beneath the lions and oxen [were] works of cascading wreaths.

1 Kings 10:20

Twelve lions [were] standing there, six on each of the six steps {on either side}; nothing like this was made for any of the kingdoms.

Judges 14:12-18

And Samson said to them, "Let me tell you a riddle. If you can fully explain it to me within the seven days of the feast, and find [it out], I will give to you thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments. But if you are unable to explain it to me, you must give me thirty linen garments and thirty festal garments." So they said to him, "Tell your riddle; let us hear it." He said to them, "From the eater came out food, From [the] strong came out sweet." But they were unable to explain the riddle for three days.read more.
When it was the fourth day, they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband and tell us the riddle, or we will burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you invited us to rob us?" And Samson's wife wept before him, and she said, "You must hate me; you do not love me. You told the riddle to {my people}, but you have not explained [it] to me." He said to her, "I have not explained [it] to my father and mother. [Why] should I explain it to you?" She wept before him the seven days of their feast; and it happened, because she nagged him, on the seventh day he explained [it] to her, and she told the riddle to {her people}. The men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went [down], "What [is] sweeter than honey? What [is] stronger than a lion?" And he said to them, "If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle."

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Animals » Lions » Sheep

Genesis 30:32

Let me pass through all your flocks today, removing all the speckled and spotted sheep from them, along with every dark-colored sheep among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. That shall be my wages.

Deuteronomy 18:4

The firstfruits of your grain, your wine, and your olive oil and the firstfruits of the fleece of your sheep you shall give to him.

Deuteronomy 32:14

[With] curds from [the] herd, and [with] milk from [the] flock, with [the] fat of young rams, and rams, the offspring of Bashan, and with goats [along] with the finest kernels of wheat, and [from] the blood of grapes you drank fermented wine.

2 Chronicles 7:5

And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand cattle and one 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 cub of lion; he leaps from Bashan."

Judges 14:18

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

2 Samuel 17:10

And he [is] also a {valiant warrior}, whose heart [is] like the heart of the lion. He will {certainly melt} with fear, for all Israel knows that your father [is] a mighty warrior and [those] who [are] with him [are] {valiant warriors}.

Job 10:16

And [if my head] grows bold, you would hunt me as the lion in its prime; {and you repeat your exploits against me}.

Psalm 17:12

{He is like} a lion; he longs to tear apart, and like a strong lion crouching in hiding places.

Animals » Lions » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

and the pig, because it has a divided hoof and has a split cleft in the hoof but it does not chew cud--it [is] unclean for you.

Isaiah 65:4

{who sit} in graves and spend the night in {secret places}, {who eat} the flesh of swine with a fragment of impurity [in] their vessels,

Isaiah 66:17

Those who sanctify themselves and those who cleanse themselves {to go into} the gardens after [the] one in the middle, eating the flesh of swine and detestable things and rodents together shall come to an end!" {declares} Yahweh.

Matthew 7:6

"Do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls in front of pigs, lest they trample them with their feet, and turn around [and] tear you to pieces.

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

Animals » Lions » Mules

2 Samuel 13:29

So Absalom's servants did to Amnon just as Absalom commanded, and all the sons of the king got up, and each mounted his mule and fled.

2 Samuel 18:9

Absalom was found in the presence of the servants of David [as he was] riding on the mule. The mule went under the thicket of the great oak tree, and his head [was] caught in the tree. He [was] left hanging between heaven and earth, and the mule which [was] under him went on.

Psalm 32:9

Do not be like a horse [or] like a mule, without understanding; [that needs] his tackle--bridle and rein--for restraint [or he would not] come near you.

1 Kings 1:33

The king said to them, "Take with you all the servants of your lord, and let them make Solomon my son ride on my mule, and bring him down to Gihon.

Zechariah 14:15

{Like this plague} will be the plague on the horse, the mule, the camel, and the donkey, and every kind of animal in those camps.

Animals » Lions » Rams, used in sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

And he said to him, "Take for me a three-year-old heifer, and a three-year-old female goat, and a three-year-old ram, and a turtledove and a young pigeon."

Genesis 22:13

And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked. And behold, a ram was caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

Exodus 29:15

"And you will take the one ram, and Aaron and his sons will lay their hands on the head of the ram.

Leviticus 5:15

"When a person {displays infidelity} and he sins in an unintentional wrong {in any of} Yahweh's holy things, then he shall bring his guilt offering to Yahweh: a ram without defect from the flock as a guilt offering by your valuation [in] silver shekels according to the sanctuary shekel.

Numbers 5:8

But if the man does not have a redeemer to make restitution to him for the reparation, the reparation is to be given to Yahweh for the priest, in addition to the ram of atonement by which atonement is made for him.

Animals » Lions » Unicorn

Numbers 23:22

God, who brings them out from Egypt, [is] like the strength of a wild ox for them.

Deuteronomy 33:17

[As] the firstborn of his ox, majesty {belongs to him}, and his horns [are] [the] horns of a wild ox; with them he drives people together, and they [are] the myriads of Ephraim, and they [are] the thousands of Manasseh."

Job 39:9

"Is [the] wild ox willing to serve you, or will he spend the night at your feeding trough?

Psalm 29:6

And he makes them skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.

Isaiah 34:7

And wild oxen shall go down with them, and steers with strong bulls. And their land shall be drenched with blood, and their soil shall be fattened with fat.

Animals » Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said to Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd of the flock for his father. If the lion or the bear would come and carry off a sheep from the group,

Judges 14:5

And Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah, and suddenly a young lion [came] roaring to meet him.

1 Kings 13:24

When he left, a lion found him on the road and killed him, and his dead body [was] thrown on the road with the donkey standing beside it, and the lion [was] standing by the dead body.

Daniel 6:19

Then the king got up at daybreak, at first light, and he went {in haste} to {the lion pit}.

Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked

John 10:12

The hired hand, who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf approaching and abandons the sheep and runs away--and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]--

Acts 20:29

I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.

Animals » Lions » Mice

Isaiah 66:17

Those who sanctify themselves and those who cleanse themselves {to go into} the gardens after [the] one in the middle, eating the flesh of swine and detestable things and rodents together shall come to an end!" {declares} Yahweh.

Leviticus 11:29

" 'And these [are] the unclean for you among the swarmers that swarm on the land: the weasel and the mouse and the thorn-tailed lizard according to its kind,

1 Samuel 6:4

And they said, "What [is] the guilt offering that we should return to him?" They said, "The number of the rulers of [the] Philistines [is] five. Therefore send five gold tumors and five gold mice, because one plague [was] on all of you and all your rulers.

Animals » Lions » Vipers, poisonous serpents

Isaiah 30:6

An oracle of the animals of the Negev: Through a land of trouble and distress, [of] lioness and lion, {among} them [are] snake and flying serpent; they carry their wealth on [the] {backs} of male donkeys and their treasures on [the] humps of camels, to a people [that] cannot profit [them].

Job 20:16

He will suck [the] poison of horned vipers; [the] viper's tongue will kill him.

Isaiah 59:5

they hatch viper eggs, and they weave a spider web. One who eats their eggs dies, and that which is pressed is hatched [as] a serpent.

Animals » Lions » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

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

Animals » Lions » Lizards

Leviticus 11:30

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

Animals » Lions » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

" 'And these [are] the unclean for you among the swarmers that swarm on the land: the weasel and the mouse and the thorn-tailed lizard according to its kind,

Lions » Fierceness of

Hosea 13:8

I will attack them like a bear robbed of her offspring, and I will tear open the covering of their heart; there I will devour them like a lion, like an animal of the field would mutilate them.

Jeremiah 49:19

Look, like a lion he comes up from the thickets of the Jordan to {a pastureland by a constantly flowing stream}. So {I will chase him away hurriedly} from it. And whoever [is] chosen I will appoint over it. For who [is] like me, and who can summon me? And who [is] this, [the] shepherd who can stand {before me}?"

Proverbs 22:13

A lazy person says "A lion in the street! In the middle of the highway, I shall be killed!"

Jeremiah 50:44

Look, like a lion he comes up from the thickets of the Jordan against {a pastureland by a constantly flowing stream}, so {I will chase them away quickly} from her, and I will appoint whoever [is] chosen over her. For who [is] like me, and who can summon me, and who [is] this shepherd who can stand {before me}?

Job 4:10

[The] roar of [the] lion and [the] voice of a lion in its prime, and [the] teeth of [the] young lions are broken.

Lions » Symbolical » Margin

Daniel 7:4

The first [was] like lion and {had} [the] wings of an eagle. I was watching until its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the earth and it was raised on [its] feet like a human, and a human heart was given to it.

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! Behold, the lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.

Revelation 13:2

And the beast that I saw was similar to a leopard, and its feet [were] like a bear's, and its mouth [was] like the mouth of a lion, and the dragon gave it his power and his throne and great authority.

Revelation 9:17

And in this way I saw the horses in the vision, and those seated on them, who had fiery [red] and hyacinth-colored and sulphurous [yellow] breastplates, and the heads of the horses [were] like the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire and smoke and sulphur.

Ezekiel 1:10

The likeness of their faces [was the] face of a human [in front], and [the] face of a lion on the right {of each of them}, and the face of an ox on the left {of each of them}, and [the] face of an eagle {for each of them}.

Lions » Instincts of, in taking prey

Psalm 17:12

{He is like} a lion; he longs to tear apart, and like a strong lion crouching in hiding places.

Nahum 2:12

The lion tore apart enough [prey] for his cubs, he strangled [prey] for his lioness; he filled {his lair} [with] prey and his den [with] mangled carcass.

Lamentations 3:10

To me he [is] like a bear lying in wait, a lion in hiding.

Psalm 10:9

He lies in ambush {secretly,} like a lion in a thicket. He lies in ambush to seize [the] poor; he seizes [the] poor by catching him in his net.

Amos 3:4

Does a lion roar in the forest {when he has no prey}? Does a fierce, young lion cry out from his den unless he has caught [something]?

Lions » Figurative » Of a ruler's anger

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion from [the] forest will kill them, A wolf [from the] desert plains will devastate them. A leopard [is] watching their cities, everyone [who] goes out from there will be torn, because their transgressions are many, their apostasies are numerous.

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel [is] a sheep scattered, lions drove [them] away. [The] first who devoured it [was] the king of Assyria, and now [at] the end Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, gnawed its bones."

Proverbs 19:12

The rage of a king growls like a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Hosea 5:14

Because I [will be] like a lion to Ephraim and like a fierce strong lion to the house of Judah. I myself will tear and I will go; I will carry off, and there is no one who delivers.

Lions » Strength of

Proverbs 30:30

a mighty lion among the beasts, but he will not turn back from {any face};

Isaiah 38:13

I lie down until morning; like lion, so he breaks all my bones; from day to night you bring me to an end.

Joel 1:6

Because a nation has {invaded} my land, strong {and beyond counting}. Its teeth [are] the teeth of a lion, and its fangs [are those] of a lioness.

Lions » Used for the torture of criminals

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord helped me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fulfilled and all the Gentiles might hear, and he rescued [me] from the lion's mouth.

Daniel 6:16-24

Then the king gave the command, and Daniel was brought in and they threw [him] into {the lion pit}. {The king said} to Daniel, "Your God, whom you serve {faithfully}, may he rescue you!" And a stone was brought and it was put on the entrance of the pit, and the king sealed it with his signet [ring] and with the signet [rings] of his lords, so that nothing would be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace and spent the night in fasting, and no food was brought in before him and his sleep fled from him. read more.
Then the king got up at daybreak, at first light, and he went {in haste} to {the lion pit}. And {when he came near} to the pit, he cried out to Daniel with distressed voice, [and] the king {spoke} and said to Daniel, "O Daniel, servant of the living God, your God whom you serve faithfully, was he able to rescue you from the lions?" Then Daniel spoke to the king, "O king, live {forever}! My God sent his angel and he shut the mouth of the lions and they did not hurt me, {because} before him {I was found} blameless, and also before you, O king, I have not done [any] wrong." Then the king was exceedingly glad over it and commanded [that] Daniel be lifted up from the pit; and [there] was not any wound found on him, because he had trusted in his God. The king then commanded, and these men were brought {who had accused Daniel}, and they threw them and their children and their wives into {the lion pit}, and they had not reached the floor of the pit {before} the lions had overpowered them and they had crushed all of their bones.

Daniel 7:12

And [as for] the remainder of the beasts, {their dominion was taken away}, but a prolongation {of their life} was given to them for a season and a time.

Lions » The roaring of

Proverbs 20:2

Roaring like the lion [is the] dreaded anger of a king; he who provokes him forfeits his life.

Lions » Symbolical

Isaiah 29:1

Ah! Ariel, Ariel, [the] city [where] David encamped! Add year to year, let festivals recur.

Genesis 49:9

Judah [is] a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bowed down; he crouched like a lion and as a lioness. Who shall 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 gone out from his place to make your land as a horror, your cities will go to ruin {without} inhabitant.

Jeremiah 25:38

He has left his den like a lion, for their land has become a horror, because of the anger of the oppressors, and because of {his burning anger}."

Lions » Killed by » David

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said to Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd of the flock for his father. If the lion or the bear would come and carry off a sheep from the group,

1 Samuel 17:36

Your servant has struck down both the lion and the bear, and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he defied the battle lines 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, and [there was] a circular top to the throne behind it, and armrests were {on each side of the seat}, with two lions standing beside the armrests. Twelve lions [were] standing there, six on each of the six steps {on either side}; nothing like this was made for any of the kingdoms.

Lions » Sent as judgment upon the samaritans

2 Kings 17:25-26

It happened that when they began living there, they did not fear Yahweh, so Yahweh sent lions among them, and they were killing them. So they said to the king of Assyria, "The nations whom you deported and settled in the cities of Samaria do not know the customs of the God of the land, so he sent lions among them, and now they are killing them because they do not know the customs of the God of the land."

Lions » Disobedient prophet killed by

1 Kings 13:24-28

When he left, a lion found him on the road and killed him, and his dead body [was] thrown on the road with the donkey standing beside it, and the lion [was] standing by the dead body. As men [were] passing by and they saw the dead body thrown in the road and the lion standing beside the dead body, they came and told it in the city where the old prophet [was] living. When the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard, he said, "It [is] the man of God who disobeyed the mouth of Yahweh, and Yahweh has given him to the lion. He tore him in pieces and killed him according to the word of Yahweh which he had spoken to him." read more.
Then he spoke to his sons, saying, "Saddle the donkey for me." So they saddled it. He went and found his dead body thrown in the road and a donkey with the lion standing beside it, but the lion had not eaten the corpse nor attacked the donkey.

Lions » The bases in the temple ornamented by mouldings of

1 Kings 7:29

and on the frames which [were] between the crossbars [were] lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the crossbars both above and beneath the lions and oxen [were] works of cascading wreaths.

1 Kings 7:36

He engraved on the plates, on its supports, and on its frame cherubim, lions and images of a palm tree, according to the space for each, with wreaths all around.

Lions » Samson's riddle concerning

Judges 14:18

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

Judges 14:14

He said to them, "From the eater came out food, From [the] strong came out sweet." But they were unable to explain the riddle for three days.

Lions » Parable of

Ezekiel 19:1-9

"And you, raise a lament about the leaders of Israel, and you must say, 'What a lioness [was] your mother among [the] lions. She lay down in the midst of young lions, [and] she reared her lion cubs. And she raised up one from her cubs; he became a fierce lion, and he learned to tear prey; he ate humans. read more.
And nations heard about him; in their pit he was caught, and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt. And she saw that she was waiting [in vain]; her hope was destroyed, and she took one from her cubs, [and] she made him a fierce lion. And he walked about in the midst of lions; he became a fierce lion, and he learned to tear prey; he ate humans. And he knew their widows, and he devastated their cities, and [the] land was appalled, and {everyone in it} at the sound of his roar. And nations set out against him {from the surrounding provinces}, and they spread their net over him, and he was caught in their pit. And they put him in a collar with hooks, and they brought him to the king of Babylon; they brought him into a prison, so that his voice [would] not be heard {any longer} on the mountains of Israel.

Lions » Killed by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of Ish-Hai, [was] a great [man] of deeds from Kabzeel. He struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab, and he went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day.

Lions » Killed by » Saints

Hebrews 11:33

who through faith conquered kingdoms, accomplished justice, obtained what was promised, shut the mouths of lions,

Lions » Killed by » Samson

Judges 14:5-9

And Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah, and suddenly a young lion [came] roaring to meet him. And the Spirit of Yahweh rushed upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one might tear apart a male kid goat ({he was bare-handed}). But he did not tell his father and mother what he had done. Then he went down and talked to the woman, and {she pleased Samson}. read more.
And he returned after awhile {to marry her}, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and there [was] a swarm of wild honey bees in the body of the lion, and honey. He scraped it out into his hands, and he went on, eating [it] as he went. And he went to his father and mother and gave [some] to them, and they ate it. But he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey from the body of the lion.

Lions » An unnamed person killed by

1 Kings 20:36

He said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, look, as you now are going from me, a lion will kill you." When he went from beside him, the lion found him and killed him.

Lions » Figurative » Of divine judgments

Isaiah 15:9

For the waters of Dimon are full [of] blood; but I will place added things upon Dimon: a lion for the survivors of Moab and for [the] remnant of [the] land.

Lions » Figurative » Of satan

Lions » King of beasts

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the wild animals of the forest, like a young lion among the herds of sheep which, when it passes through and treads [down] and tears in pieces, there is none who [can] deliver.

Lions » Proverb of

Ecclesiastes 9:4

Whoever is joined to all the living has hope. After all, even a live dog is better than a dead lion!

Lions » Kept in captivity

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in executing judgments

Lamentations 3:10

To me he [is] like a bear lying in wait, a lion in hiding.

Hosea 13:8

I will attack them like a bear robbed of her offspring, and I will tear open the covering of their heart; there I will devour them like a lion, like an animal of the field would mutilate them.

Hosea 5:14

Because I [will be] like a lion to Ephraim and like a fierce strong lion to the house of Judah. I myself will tear and I will go; I will carry off, and there is no one who delivers.

Isaiah 38:13

I lie down until morning; like lion, so he breaks all my bones; from day to night you bring me to an end.

Lions » Illustrative » Of cruel and powerful enemies

Jeremiah 49:19

Look, like a lion he comes up from the thickets of the Jordan to {a pastureland by a constantly flowing stream}. So {I will chase him away hurriedly} from it. And whoever [is] chosen I will appoint over it. For who [is] like me, and who can summon me? And who [is] this, [the] shepherd who can stand {before me}?"

Isaiah 5:29

His roaring [is] like the lion, and he roars like young lions. And he growls and seizes his prey, and he carries [it] off, and not one can rescue [it].

Jeremiah 51:38

They will roar together like the young lions, they will growl like the cubs of lions.

Lions » God's power exhibited in restraining

1 Kings 13:28

He went and found his dead body thrown in the road and a donkey with the lion standing beside it, but the lion had not eaten the corpse nor attacked the donkey.

Daniel 6:27

[He is] rescuing, delivering, and working signs and wonders in the heavens and on earth, for he [has] rescued Daniel from the {power} of the lions."

Lions » God provides for

Psalm 104:21

The young lions [are] roaring for the prey and seeking their food from God.

Psalm 104:28

You give to them; they gather [it]. You open your hand, they are filled with [what is] good.

Job 38:39

"Can you hunt prey for [the] lion? And can you satisfy [the] hunger of strong lions

Lions » Attacks the sheepfolds

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said to Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd of the flock for his father. If the lion or the bear would come and carry off a sheep from the group,

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the wild animals of the forest, like a young lion among the herds of sheep which, when it passes through and treads [down] and tears in pieces, there is none who [can] deliver.

Amos 3:12

Thus says Yahweh, "Just as the shepherd rescues two legs or a piece of an ear from the mouth of the lion, so shall the {people} of Israel who dwell in Samaria, with the corner of a couch and the damask of a bed."

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 22:13

A lazy person says "A lion in the street! In the middle of the highway, I shall be killed!"

Proverbs 26:13

A lazy person says "A lion [is] in the road! A lion among the streets!"

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

Proverbs 19:12

The rage of a king growls like a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

Roaring like the lion [is the] dreaded anger of a king; he who provokes him forfeits his life.

Lions » Illustrative » Of brave men

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan [were] beloved and pleasant in their lives and [were] not separated in their death. They [were] swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.

2 Samuel 23:20

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of Ish-Hai, [was] a great [man] of deeds from Kabzeel. He struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab, and he went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day.

Lions » Described as » Superior in strength

Judges 14:18

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

Proverbs 30:30

a mighty lion among the beasts, but he will not turn back from {any face};

Lions » Disobedient prophet slain by

1 Kings 13:24

When he left, a lion found him on the road and killed him, and his dead body [was] thrown on the road with the donkey standing beside it, and the lion [was] standing by the dead body.

1 Kings 13:26

When the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard, he said, "It [is] the man of God who disobeyed the mouth of Yahweh, and Yahweh has given him to the lion. He tore him in pieces and killed him according to the word of Yahweh which he had spoken to him."

Lions » Attacks and destroys men

1 Kings 13:24

When he left, a lion found him on the road and killed him, and his dead body [was] thrown on the road with the donkey standing beside it, and the lion [was] standing by the dead body.

1 Kings 20:36

He said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, look, as you now are going from me, a lion will kill you." When he went from beside him, the lion found him and killed him.

Lions » Rends its prey

Deuteronomy 33:20

And of Gad he said, "Blessed [be] {the one who enlarges Gad}; like a lion he dwells, and he tears an arm as well as a scalp.

Psalm 7:2

Or else he will tear me apart like a lion, ripping to pieces, with none [to] deliver.

Lions » Illustrative » Of persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord helped me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fulfilled and all the Gentiles might hear, and he rescued [me] from the lion's mouth.

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

Isaiah 11:7

And a cow and a bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together. And a lion shall eat straw like the cattle.

Isaiah 65:25

[The] wolf and [the] lamb shall feed like one, and [the] lion shall eat straw like the ox, but dust [shall be] [the] serpent's food. They shall do no evil, and they shall not destroy on all {my holy mountain}," says Yahweh.

Lions » Roars when seeking prey

Isaiah 31:4

For Yahweh said this to me: "As which lion growls and young lion over its prey when {a full group} of shepherds is called against him, it is not terrified by their voice, and to their noise it does not respond, so Yahweh of hosts will come down to fight upon Mount Zion and upon its hill.

Psalm 104:21

The young lions [are] roaring for the prey and seeking their food from God.

Lions » Described as » Fearless even of man

Isaiah 31:4

For Yahweh said this to me: "As which lion growls and young lion over its prey when {a full group} of shepherds is called against him, it is not terrified by their voice, and to their noise it does not respond, so Yahweh of hosts will come down to fight upon Mount Zion and upon its hill.

Nahum 2:11

Where [now] [is] the den of [the] lions and [the] cave of the fierce lions? There the lioness, the cub, and the lion once {prowled}, {and no one disturbed them}.

Lions » Universal terror caused by roaring of

Amos 3:8

A lion has roared! Who is not afraid? My Lord Yahweh has spoken, who will not prophesy?

Jeremiah 2:15

[The] young lions have roared against him, they have {raised} their voices. And they have made his land as horror; his cities are destroyed, {without} an inhabitant.

Lions » Criminals often thrown to » Da 6:7

Lions » Greatness of its teeth alluded to

Joel 1:6

Because a nation has {invaded} my land, strong {and beyond counting}. Its teeth [are] the teeth of a lion, and its fangs [are those] of a lioness.

Psalm 58:6

O God, break their teeth in their mouth. Break off [the] fangs of [the] young lions, O Yahweh.

Lions » Described as » Fierce

Job 10:16

And [if my head] grows bold, you would hunt me as the lion in its prime; {and you repeat your exploits against me}.

Job 28:8

{Proud wild animals} have not trodden it; [the] lion in its prime has not prowled over it.

Lions » Inhabits » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride! Come with me from Lebanon! Look from the top of Amana, from the top of Senir and Hermon, from the dwelling places of the lions, from the mountains of leopard.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of gad

Deuteronomy 33:20

And of Gad he said, "Blessed [be] {the one who enlarges Gad}; like a lion he dwells, and he tears an arm as well as a scalp.

Lions » Described as » Majestic in movement

Proverbs 30:29-30

There [are] three [things] that are magnificent of stride, and four that are magnificent [when] moving: a mighty lion among the beasts, but he will not turn back from {any face};

Lions » Described as » Active

Deuteronomy 33:22

And of Dan he said, "Dan [is] a cub of lion; he leaps from Bashan."

Lions » Slain by » David

1 Samuel 17:35-36

I would go out after it and strike it down and rescue [the sheep] from its mouth. If it rose against me, I would grab [it] by its beard and strike it down and kill it. Your servant has struck down both the lion and the bear, and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he defied the battle lines of the living God."

Lions » Canaan infested by

2 Kings 17:25-26

It happened that when they began living there, they did not fear Yahweh, so Yahweh sent lions among them, and they were killing them. So they said to the king of Assyria, "The nations whom you deported and settled in the cities of Samaria do not know the customs of the God of the land, so he sent lions among them, and now they are killing them because they do not know the customs of the God of the land."

Lions » Illustrative » Of Christ

Revelation 5:5

And one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! Behold, the lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.

Lions » Described as » Courageous

2 Samuel 17:10

And he [is] also a {valiant warrior}, whose heart [is] like the heart of the lion. He will {certainly melt} with fear, for all Israel knows that your father [is] a mighty warrior and [those] who [are] with him [are] {valiant warriors}.

Lions » Slain by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of Ish-Hai, [was] a great [man] of deeds from Kabzeel. He struck down two sons of Ariel of Moab, and he went down and killed a lion in the middle of a pit on a snowy day.

Lions » Illustrative » Of boldness of saints

Lions » Slain by » Samson

Judges 14:5-6

And Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah, and suddenly a young lion [came] roaring to meet him. And the Spirit of Yahweh rushed upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one might tear apart a male kid goat ({he was bare-handed}). But he did not tell his father and mother what he had done.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of judah

Genesis 49:9

Judah [is] a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bowed down; he crouched like a lion and as a lioness. Who shall rouse him?

Lions » Illustrative » Of israel

Numbers 24:9

He crouches, he lies down like a lion, and like a lioness, who will rouse him? [They who] bless you will be blessed, and [they who] curse you will be 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 gone out from his place to make your land as a horror, your cities will go to ruin {without} inhabitant.

Lions » Inhabits » Forests

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion from [the] forest will kill them, A wolf [from the] desert plains will devastate them. A leopard [is] watching their cities, everyone [who] goes out from there will be torn, because their transgressions are many, their apostasies are numerous.

Lions » Conceals itself by day

Psalm 104:22

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

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in protecting his church

Isaiah 31:4

For Yahweh said this to me: "As which lion growls and young lion over its prey when {a full group} of shepherds is called against him, it is not terrified by their voice, and to their noise it does not respond, so Yahweh of hosts will come down to fight upon Mount Zion and upon its hill.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil

Lions » Described as » Voracious

Psalm 17:12

{He is like} a lion; he longs to tear apart, and like a strong lion crouching in hiding places.

Lions » Inhabits » Deserts

Isaiah 30:6

An oracle of the animals of the Negev: Through a land of trouble and distress, [of] lioness and lion, {among} them [are] snake and flying serpent; they carry their wealth on [the] {backs} of male donkeys and their treasures on [the] humps of camels, to a people [that] cannot profit [them].

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

Judges 14:8

And he returned after awhile {to marry her}, and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and there [was] a swarm of wild honey bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Lions » Often carries its prey to its den

Nahum 2:12

The lion tore apart enough [prey] for his cubs, he strangled [prey] for his lioness; he filled {his lair} [with] prey and his den [with] mangled carcass.

Lions » Lurketh for its prey

Psalm 10:9

He lies in ambush {secretly,} like a lion in a thicket. He lies in ambush to seize [the] poor; he seizes [the] poor by catching him in his net.

Lions » Hunting of, alluded to

Job 10:16

And [if my head] grows bold, you would hunt me as the lion in its prime; {and you repeat your exploits against me}.

Lions » Often perishes for lack of food

Job 4:11

[The] lion is perishing without prey, and [the] lion's whelps are scattered.

Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

And of Dan he said, "Dan [is] a cub of lion; he leaps from Bashan."

Judges 14:18

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

2 Samuel 17:10

And he [is] also a {valiant warrior}, whose heart [is] like the heart of the lion. He will {certainly melt} with fear, for all Israel knows that your father [is] a mighty warrior and [those] who [are] with him [are] {valiant warriors}.

Job 10:16

And [if my head] grows bold, you would hunt me as the lion in its prime; {and you repeat your exploits against me}.

Psalm 17:12

{He is like} a lion; he longs to tear apart, and like a strong lion crouching in hiding places.

Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

And David said to Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd of the flock for his father. If the lion or the bear would come and carry off a sheep from the group,

Judges 14:5

And Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah, and suddenly a young lion [came] roaring to meet him.

1 Kings 13:24

When he left, a lion found him on the road and killed him, and his dead body [was] thrown on the road with the donkey standing beside it, and the lion [was] standing by the dead body.

Daniel 6:19

Then the king got up at daybreak, at first light, and he went {in haste} to {the lion pit}.

Righteous » Compared with » Lions

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the wild animals of the forest, like a young lion among the herds of sheep which, when it passes through and treads [down] and tears in pieces, there is none who [can] deliver.

compared to Saints » Lions

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the wild animals of the forest, like a young lion among the herds of sheep which, when it passes through and treads [down] and tears in pieces, there is none who [can] deliver.

Topics on Lions

Creatures Like Lions

26;1;10

The likeness of their faces [was the] face of a human [in front], and [the] face of a lion on the right {of each of them}, and the face of an ox on the left {of each of them}, and [the] face of an eagle {for each of them}.

Deliverance From Lions

19;22;21

Save me from [the] mouth of [the] lion, and from [the] horns of [the] wild oxen answer me.

In Danger From Lions

7;14;5

And Samson and his father and mother went down to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah, and suddenly a young lion [came] roaring to meet him.

Lions, Figurative Use Of

1;49;9

Judah [is] a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He bowed down; he crouched like a lion and as a lioness. Who shall rouse him?