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Daniel 6:7

All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counselors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of 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

When he had gone, a lion met him by the way, and killed him. His body was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it. The lion also stood by the body. Behold, men passed by, and saw the body cast in the way, and the lion standing by the body; and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet lived. When the prophet who brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, "It is the man of God who was disobedient to the mouth of Yahweh. Therefore Yahweh has delivered him to the lion, which has mauled him and slain him, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke to him."read more.
He spoke to his sons, saying, "Saddle the donkey for me." They saddled it. He went and found his body cast in the way, and the donkey and the lion standing by the body. The lion had not eaten the body, nor mauled the donkey.

1 Kings 20:36

Then he said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, behold, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall kill you." As soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and killed him.

Daniel 6:24

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 had the mastery of them, and broke all their bones in pieces, before they came to the bottom of the den.

1 Samuel 17:34-37

David said to Saul, "Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after him, and struck him, and rescued it out of his mouth. When he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and struck him, and killed him. Your servant struck both the lion and the bear. This uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God."read more.
David said, "Yahweh who delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go; and Yahweh shall be with you."

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, 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 out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Job 10:16

If my head is held high, you hunt me like a lion. Again you show yourself powerful to me.

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he crouched as a lion, as a lioness. Who will rouse him up?

Psalm 22:13

They open their mouths wide against me, lions tearing prey and roaring.

Psalm 10:9

He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.

Psalm 17:12

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

Lamentations 3:10

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

Jeremiah 12:8

My heritage is become to me as a lion in the forest: she has uttered her voice against me; therefore I have hated her.

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like young lions; they shall growl as lions' cubs.

Psalm 7:2

lest they tear apart my soul like a lion, ripping it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 35:17

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

Psalm 57:4

My soul is among lions. I lie among those who 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 struck your children in vain. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her princes in the midst of her are roaring lions. Her judges are evening wolves. They leave nothing until the next day.

Psalm 34:10

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger, but those who seek Yahweh shall not lack any good thing.

Job 4:10-11

The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions, are broken. The old lion perishes for lack of prey. The cubs of the lioness are scattered abroad.

Psalm 58:6

Break their teeth, God, in their mouth. Break out the great teeth of the young lions, Yahweh.

Psalm 91:13

You will tread on the lion and cobra. You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot.

Isaiah 11:6

The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat; The calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf together; and a little child will 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 Yahweh.

1 Kings 7:29

and on the panels that were between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and on the ledges there was a pedestal above; and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.

1 Kings 10:20

Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.

Judges 14:12-18

Samson said to them, "Let me tell you a riddle now. If you can 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 can't declare it to me, then you shall give me thirty linen garments and thirty changes of clothing." They said to him, "Put forth your riddle, that we may hear it." He said to them, "Out of the eater came forth food. Out of the strong came forth sweetness." They couldn't in three days declare the riddle.read more.
It happened on the seventh day, that they said to Samson's wife, "Entice your husband, that he may declare to us the riddle, lest we burn you and your father's house with fire. Have you called us to impoverish us? Is it not [so]?" Samson's wife wept before him, and said, "You just hate me, and don't love me. You have put forth a riddle to the children of my people, and haven't told it me." He said to her, "Behold, I haven't told it my father nor my mother, and shall I tell you?" She wept before him the seven days, while their feast lasted: and it happened on the seventh day, that he told her, because she pressed him severely; and she told the riddle to the children of 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?" He said to them, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't 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 every speckled and spotted one, and every black one among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. This will be my hire.

Deuteronomy 18:4

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

Deuteronomy 32:14

Butter of the herd, and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs, rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the finest of the wheat. Of the blood of the grape you drank wine.

2 Chronicles 7:5

King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle, 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

Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's cub that leaps out of 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?" He said to them, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have found out my riddle."

2 Samuel 17:10

Even he who is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, will utterly melt; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and those who are with him are valiant men.

Job 10:16

If my head is held high, you hunt me like a lion. Again you show yourself powerful to me.

Psalm 17:12

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

Animals » Lions » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

The pig, because he has a split hoof, and is cloven-footed, but doesn't chew the cud, he is unclean to you.

Isaiah 65:4

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

Isaiah 66:17

"Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves [to go] to the gardens, behind one in the midst, eating pig's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, they shall come to an end together," says Yahweh.

Matthew 7:6

"Don't give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

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

Animals » Lions » Mules

2 Samuel 13:29

The servants of Absalom did to Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and every man got up on his mule, and fled.

2 Samuel 18:9

Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his 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 sky and earth; and the mule that was under him went on.

Psalm 32:9

Don't be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding, who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you.

1 Kings 1:33

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

Zechariah 14:15

So will be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the donkey, and of all the animals that will be in those camps, as that plague.

Animals » Lions » Rams, used in sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Genesis 22:13

Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and saw that behind him was a ram caught in the thicket by his horns. 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 the one ram; and Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the head of the ram.

Leviticus 5:15

"If anyone commits a trespass, and sins unwittingly, in the holy things of Yahweh; then he shall bring his trespass offering to Yahweh, a ram without blemish from the flock, according to your estimation in silver by shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering.

Numbers 5:8

But if the man has no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made to Yahweh shall be the priest's; besides the ram of the atonement, by which atonement shall be made for him.

Animals » Lions » Unicorn

Numbers 23:22

God brings them out of Egypt. He has as it were the strength of the wild ox.

Deuteronomy 33:17

The firstborn of his herd, majesty is his. His horns are the horns of the wild ox. With them he shall push the peoples all of them, [even] the ends of the earth: They are the ten thousands of Ephraim. They are the thousands of Manasseh."

Job 39:9

"Will the wild ox be content to serve you? Or will he stay by your feeding trough?

Psalm 29:6

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

Isaiah 34:7

The wild oxen will come down with them, and the young bulls with the mighty bulls; and their land will be drunken with blood, and their dust made greasy with fat.

Animals » Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

David said to Saul, "Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when a lion or a bear came, 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

When he had gone, a lion met him by the way, and killed him. His body was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it. The lion also stood by the body.

Daniel 6:19

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

Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked

John 10:12

He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who doesn't own the sheep, sees the wolf coming, leaves the sheep, and flees. The wolf snatches the sheep, and scatters them.

Acts 20:29

For I know that after my departure, vicious wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Animals » Lions » Mice

Isaiah 66:17

"Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves [to go] to the gardens, behind one in the midst, eating pig's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, they shall come to an end together," says Yahweh.

Leviticus 11:29

"'These are they which are unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,

1 Samuel 6:4

Then they said, "What shall be the trespass offering which we shall return to him?" They said, "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 of the animals of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, of the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to an unprofitable people.

Job 20:16

He shall suck cobra venom. The viper's tongue shall kill him.

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch adders' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he who eats of their eggs dies; and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper.

Animals » Lions » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the ibex, and the antelope, and the chamois.

Animals » Lions » Lizards

Leviticus 11:30

the gecko, and the monitor lizard, the wall lizard, the skink, and the chameleon.

Animals » Lions » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

"'These are they which are unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the weasel, the rat, any kind of great lizard,

Lions » Fierceness of

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them like a bear that is bereaved of her cubs, and will tear the covering of their heart. There I will devour them like a lioness. The wild animal will tear them.

Jeremiah 49:19

Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoever is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the shepherd who will stand before me?

Jeremiah 50:44

Behold, [the enemy] shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoever is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the shepherd who can stand before me?

Job 4:10

The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, 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 saw until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand on two feet as a man; and a man's heart was given to it.

Revelation 13:2

The beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

Revelation 9:17

Thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those who sat on them, having breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of lions. Out of their mouths proceed fire, smoke, and sulfur.

Ezekiel 1:10

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

Lions » Instincts of, in taking prey

Psalm 17:12

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

Nahum 2:12

The lion tore in pieces enough for his cubs, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his caves with the kill, and his dens with prey.

Lamentations 3:10

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

Psalm 10:9

He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.

Amos 3:4

Will a lion roar in the thicket, when he has no prey? Does a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?

Lions » Figurative » Of a ruler's anger

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall kill them, a wolf of the evenings shall destroy them, a leopard shall watch against their cities; everyone who goes out there shall be torn in pieces; because their transgressions are many, [and] their backsliding is increased.

Jeremiah 50:17

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

Proverbs 19:12

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

Hosea 5:14

For I will be to Ephraim like a lion, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I myself will tear in pieces and go away. I will carry off, and there will be no one to deliver.

Lions » Strength of

Proverbs 30:30

The lion, which is mightiest among animals, and doesn't turn away for any;

Isaiah 38:13

I waited patiently until morning. He breaks all my bones like a lion. From day even to night you will make an end of me.

Joel 1:6

For a nation has come up on my land, strong, and without number. His 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

But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, 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 to Daniel, Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you. A stone was brought, and laid on the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that nothing might 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 fled from him. read more.
Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste to the den of lions. When he came near to the den to Daniel, he cried with a lamentable voice; the king spoke and said to Daniel, Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions? Then Daniel said to the king, O king, live forever. My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, and they have not hurt me; because as before him innocence was found in me; and also before you, O king, have I done no hurt. Then was the king exceeding glad, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. 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 had the mastery of them, and broke all their bones in pieces, before they came to the bottom of the den.

Daniel 7:12

As for the rest of the animals, their dominion was taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

Lions » The roaring of

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Psalm 22:13

They open their mouths wide against me, lions tearing prey and roaring.

Lions » Symbolical

Isaiah 29:1

Woe to Ariel! Ariel, the city where David encamped! Add year to year; let the feasts come around;

Genesis 49:9

Judah is a lion's cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he crouched as a lion, as a lioness. Who will rouse him up?

Lions » Lair of, in the jungles

Jeremiah 4:7

A lion is gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations; he is on his way, he is gone forth from his place, to make your land desolate, that your cities be laid waste, without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 25:38

He has left his covert, as the lion; for their land is become an astonishment because of the fierceness of the oppressing [sword], and because of his fierce anger.

Lions » Killed by » David

1 Samuel 17:34

David said to Saul, "Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb out of the flock,

1 Samuel 17:36

Your servant struck both the lion and the bear. This uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, since 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

There were six steps to the throne, and the top of the throne was round behind; and there were stays on either side by the place of the seat, and two lions standing beside the stays. Twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other on the six steps: there was nothing like it made in any kingdom.

Lions » Sent as judgment upon the samaritans

2 Kings 17:25-26

So it was, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they didn't fear Yahweh: therefore Yahweh sent lions among them, which killed some of them. Therefore they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, "The nations which you have carried away, and placed in the cities of Samaria, don't know the law of the god of the land. Therefore he has sent lions among them, and behold, they kill them, because they don't know the law of the god of the land."

Lions » Disobedient prophet killed by

1 Kings 13:24-28

When he had gone, a lion met him by the way, and killed him. His body was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it. The lion also stood by the body. Behold, men passed by, and saw the body cast in the way, and the lion standing by the body; and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet lived. When the prophet who brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, "It is the man of God who was disobedient to the mouth of Yahweh. Therefore Yahweh has delivered him to the lion, which has mauled him and slain him, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke to him." read more.
He spoke to his sons, saying, "Saddle the donkey for me." They saddled it. He went and found his body cast in the way, and the donkey and the lion standing by the body. The lion had not eaten the body, nor mauled the donkey.

Lions » The bases in the temple ornamented by mouldings of

1 Kings 7:29

and on the panels that were between the ledges were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and on the ledges there was a pedestal above; and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.

1 Kings 7:36

On the plates of its stays, and on its panels, he engraved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the space of 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?" He said to them, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have found out my riddle."

Judges 14:14

He said to them, "Out of the eater came forth food. Out of the strong came forth sweetness." They couldn't in three days declare the riddle.

Lions » Parable of

Ezekiel 19:1-9

Moreover, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, and say, What was your mother? A lioness: she couched among lions, in the midst of the young lions she nourished her cubs. She brought up one of her cubs: he became a young lion, and he learned to catch the prey; he devoured men. read more.
The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit; and they brought him with hooks to 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. He went up and down among the lions; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch the prey; he devoured men. He knew their palaces, and laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and its fullness, because of the noise of his roaring. Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces; and they spread their net over him; he was taken in their pit. They put him in a cage with hooks, and brought him to the king of Babylon; they brought him into strongholds, that his voice should no more be heard on the mountains of Israel.

Lions » Killed by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two [sons of] Ariel of Moab: he went down also and killed a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.

Lions » Killed by » Saints

Hebrews 11:33

who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out 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. The Spirit of Yahweh came mightily on him, and he tore him as he would have torn a young goat; and he had nothing in his hand: but he didn't tell his father or his mother what he had done. He went down, and talked with the woman, and she pleased Samson well. read more.
After a while he returned to take her; and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. He took it into his hands, and went on, eating as he went; and he came to his father and mother, and gave to them, and they ate: but he didn't tell them that he had taken the honey out of the body of the lion.

Lions » An unnamed person killed by

1 Kings 20:36

Then he said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, behold, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall kill you." As soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and killed him.

Lions » Figurative » Of divine judgments

Isaiah 15:9

For the waters of Dimon are full of blood; for I will bring yet more on Dimon, a lion on those of Moab who escape, and on the remnant of the land.

Lions » Figurative » Of satan

Lions » King of beasts

Micah 5:8

The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the animals of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep; who, if he goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is no one to deliver.

Lions » Proverb of

Ecclesiastes 9:4

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

Lions » Kept in captivity

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in executing judgments

Lamentations 3:10

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

Hosea 13:8

I will meet them like a bear that is bereaved of her cubs, and will tear the covering of their heart. There I will devour them like a lioness. The wild animal will tear them.

Hosea 5:14

For I will be to Ephraim like a lion, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I myself will tear in pieces and go away. I will carry off, and there will be no one to deliver.

Isaiah 38:13

I waited patiently until morning. He breaks all my bones like a lion. From day even to night you will 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 pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoever is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the shepherd who will stand before me?

Isaiah 5:29

Their roaring will be like a lioness. They will roar like young lions. Yes, they shall roar, and seize their prey and carry it off, and there will be no one to deliver.

Jeremiah 51:38

They shall roar together like young lions; they shall growl as lions' cubs.

Lions » God's power exhibited in restraining

1 Kings 13:28

He went and found his body cast in the way, and the donkey and the lion standing by the body. The lion had not eaten the body, nor mauled the donkey.

Daniel 6:27

He delivers and rescues, and he works signs and wonders in heaven and in 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

You give to them; they gather. You open your hand; they are satisfied with good.

Job 38:39

"Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Lions » Attacks the sheepfolds

1 Samuel 17:34

David said to Saul, "Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when a lion or a bear came, and took a lamb out of the flock,

Micah 5:8

The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the animals of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep; who, if he goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is no one to deliver.

Amos 3:12

Thus says Yahweh: "As the shepherd rescues out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the children of Israel be rescued who sit in Samaria on the corner of a couch, and on the silken cushions of a bed."

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 26:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road! A fierce lion roams the streets!"

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

Proverbs 19:12

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

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion. He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Lions » Illustrative » Of brave men

2 Samuel 1:23

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

2 Samuel 23:20

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two [sons of] Ariel of Moab: he went down also and killed a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.

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?" He said to them, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have found out my riddle."

Proverbs 30:30

The lion, which is mightiest among animals, and doesn't turn away for any;

Lions » Disobedient prophet slain by

1 Kings 13:24

When he had gone, a lion met him by the way, and killed him. His body was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it. The lion also stood by the body.

1 Kings 13:26

When the prophet who brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, "It is the man of God who was disobedient to the mouth of Yahweh. Therefore Yahweh has delivered him to the lion, which has mauled him and slain him, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke to him."

Lions » Attacks and destroys men

1 Kings 13:24

When he had gone, a lion met him by the way, and killed him. His body was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it. The lion also stood by the body.

1 Kings 20:36

Then he said to him, "Because you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, behold, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall kill you." As soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and killed him.

Lions » Rends its prey

Deuteronomy 33:20

Of Gad he said, "He who enlarges Gad is blessed. He dwells as a lioness, and tears the arm, yes, the crown of the head.

Psalm 7:2

lest they tear apart my soul like a lion, ripping it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Lions » Illustrative » Of persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

Psalm 22:13

They open their mouths wide against me, lions tearing prey and roaring.

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

Isaiah 11:7

The cow and the bear will graze. Their young ones will lie down together. The lion will 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 Yahweh.

Lions » Roars when seeking prey

Isaiah 31:4

For thus says Yahweh to me, "As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds is called together against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them, so Yahweh of Armies will come down to fight on Mount Zion and on its heights.

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 says Yahweh to me, "As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds is called together against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them, so Yahweh of Armies will come down to fight on Mount Zion and on its heights.

Nahum 2:11

Where is the den of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion and the lioness walked, the lion's cubs, 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 Yahweh has spoken. Who can but prophesy?

Jeremiah 2:15

The young lions have roared at him, and yelled. They have made his land waste. His cities are burned up, 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 on my land, strong, and without number. His teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the fangs of a lioness.

Psalm 58:6

Break their teeth, God, in their mouth. Break out the great teeth of the young lions, Yahweh.

Lions » Described as » Fierce

Job 10:16

If my head is held high, you hunt me like a lion. Again you show yourself powerful to me.

Job 28:8

The proud animals have not trodden it, nor has the fierce lion passed by there.

Lions » Inhabits » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, with me from Lebanon. Look from the top of Amana, from the top of Senir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of gad

Deuteronomy 33:20

Of Gad he said, "He who enlarges Gad is blessed. He dwells as a lioness, and tears the arm, yes, the crown of the head.

Lions » Described as » Majestic in movement

Proverbs 30:29-30

"There are three things which are stately in their march, four which are stately in going: The lion, which is mightiest among animals, and doesn't turn away for any;

Lions » Described as » Active

Deuteronomy 33:22

Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's cub that leaps out of Bashan."

Lions » Slain by » David

1 Samuel 17:35-36

I went out after him, and struck him, and rescued it out of his mouth. When he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and struck him, and killed him. Your servant struck both the lion and the bear. This uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God."

Lions » Canaan infested by

2 Kings 17:25-26

So it was, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they didn't fear Yahweh: therefore Yahweh sent lions among them, which killed some of them. Therefore they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, "The nations which you have carried away, and placed in the cities of Samaria, don't know the law of the god of the land. Therefore he has sent lions among them, and behold, they kill them, because they don't know the law of the god of the land."

Lions » Illustrative » Of Christ

Lions » Described as » Courageous

2 Samuel 17:10

Even he who is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, will utterly melt; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and those who are with him are valiant men.

Lions » Slain by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done mighty deeds, he killed the two [sons of] Ariel of Moab: he went down also and killed 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 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. The Spirit of Yahweh came mightily on him, and he tore him as he would have torn a young goat; and he had nothing in his hand: but he didn't tell his father or his 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 stooped down, he crouched as a lion, as a lioness. Who will rouse him up?

Lions » Illustrative » Of israel

Numbers 24:9

He couched, he lay down as a lion, as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Everyone who blesses you is blessed. Everyone who curses you is cursed."

Lions » Inhabits » Thickets

Jeremiah 4:7

A lion is gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations; he is on his way, he is gone forth from his place, to make your land desolate, that your cities be laid waste, without inhabitant.

Lions » Inhabits » Forests

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore a lion out of the forest shall kill them, a wolf of the evenings shall destroy them, a leopard shall watch against their cities; everyone who goes out there shall be torn in pieces; because their transgressions are many, [and] their backsliding is increased.

Lions » Conceals itself by day

Psalm 104:22

The sun rises, and they steal away, and lay down in their dens.

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in protecting his church

Isaiah 31:4

For thus says Yahweh to me, "As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds is called together against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them, so Yahweh of Armies will come down to fight on Mount Zion and on its heights.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil

Lions » Described as » Voracious

Psalm 17:12

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

Lions » Inhabits » Deserts

Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the animals of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, of the lioness and the lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they carry their riches on the shoulders of young donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to an unprofitable people.

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

Judges 14:8

After a while he returned to take her; and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Lions » Often carries its prey to its den

Nahum 2:12

The lion tore in pieces enough for his cubs, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his caves with the kill, and his dens with prey.

Lions » Lurketh for its prey

Psalm 10:9

He lurks in secret as a lion in his ambush. He lies in wait to catch the helpless. He catches the helpless, when he draws him in his net.

Lions » Hunting of, alluded to

Job 10:16

If my head is held high, you hunt me like a lion. Again you show yourself powerful to me.

Lions » Often perishes for lack of food

Job 4:11

The old lion perishes for lack of prey. The cubs of the lioness are scattered abroad.

Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

Of Dan he said, "Dan is a lion's cub that leaps out of 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?" He said to them, "If you hadn't plowed with my heifer, you wouldn't have found out my riddle."

2 Samuel 17:10

Even he who is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, will utterly melt; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and those who are with him are valiant men.

Job 10:16

If my head is held high, you hunt me like a lion. Again you show yourself powerful to me.

Psalm 17:12

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

Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

David said to Saul, "Your servant was keeping his father's sheep; and when a lion or a bear came, 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

When he had gone, a lion met him by the way, and killed him. His body was cast in the way, and the donkey stood by it. The lion also stood by the body.

Daniel 6:19

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

Righteous » Compared with » Lions

Micah 5:8

The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the animals of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep; who, if he goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is no one to deliver.

compared to Saints » Lions

Micah 5:8

The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the animals of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep; who, if he goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is no one to deliver.

Topics on Lions

Creatures Like Lions

26;1;10

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

Deliverance From Lions

19;22;21

Save me from the lion's mouth! Yes, from the horns of the wild oxen, you have answered me.

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 cub. From the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down, he crouched as a lion, as a lioness. Who will rouse him up?