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Lions

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Daniel 6:7

Taken counsel have all the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors, to establish a royal statute, and to strengthen an interdict, that any who seeketh a petition from any god and man until thirty days, save of thee, O king, is cast into a den of lions.

Judges 14:5

And Samson goeth down -- also his father and his mother, to Timnath, and they come unto the vineyards of Timnath, and lo, a lion's whelp roareth at meeting him,

1 Kings 13:24-28

and he goeth, and a lion findeth him in the way, and putteth him to death, and his carcase is cast in the way, and the ass is standing near it, and the lion is standing near the carcase. And lo, men are passing by, and see the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing near the carcase, and they come and speak of it in the city in which the old prophet is dwelling. And the prophet who brought him back out of the way heareth and saith, 'It is the man of God who provoked the mouth of Jehovah, and Jehovah giveth him to the lion, and it destroyeth him, and putteth him to death, according to the word of Jehovah that he spake to him.' read more.
And he speaketh unto his sons saying, 'Saddle for me the ass,' and they saddle it. And he goeth and findeth his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion are standing near the carcase -- the lion hath not eaten the carcase nor destroyed the ass.

1 Kings 20:36

and he saith to him, 'Because that thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, lo, thou art going from me, and the lion hath smitten thee;' and he goeth from him, and the lion findeth him, and smiteth him.

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Creatures Like Lions

Ezekiel 1:10

As to the likeness of their faces, the face of a man, and the face of a lion, toward the right are to them four, and the face of an ox on the left are to them four, and the face of an eagle are to them four.

Deliverance From Lions

Psalm 22:21

Save me from the mouth of a lion: -- And -- from the horns of the high places Thou hast answered me!

In Danger From Lions

Judges 14:5

And Samson goeth down -- also his father and his mother, to Timnath, and they come unto the vineyards of Timnath, and lo, a lion's whelp roareth at meeting him,

Lions, Figurative Use Of

Genesis 49:9

A lion's whelp is Judah, For prey, my son, thou hast gone up; He hath bent, he hath crouched as a lion, And as a lioness; who causeth him to arise?

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Daniel 6:24

And the king hath said, and they have brought those men who had accused Daniel, and to the den of lions they have cast them, they, their sons, and their wives; and they have not come to the lower part of the den till that the lions have power over them, and all their bones they have broken small.

1 Samuel 17:34-37

And David saith unto Saul, 'A shepherd hath thy servant been to his father among the sheep, and the lion hath come -- and the bear -- and hath taken away a sheep out of the drove, and I have gone out after him, and smitten him, and delivered out of his mouth, and he riseth against me, and I have taken hold on his beard, and smitten him, and put him to death. Both the lion and the bear hath thy servant smitten, and this uncircumcised Philistine hath been as one of them, for he hath reproached the ranks of the living God.' read more.
And David saith, 'Jehovah, who delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, He doth deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.' And Saul saith unto David, 'Go, and Jehovah is with thee.'

2 Timothy 4:17

and the Lord stood by me, and did strengthen me, that through me the preaching might be fully assured, and all the nations might hear, and I was freed out of the mouth of a lion,

Hebrews 11:33

who through faith did subdue kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped mouths of lions,

Job 10:16

And it riseth -- as a lion Thou huntest me. And Thou turnest back -- Thou shewest Thyself wonderful in me.

Genesis 49:9

A lion's whelp is Judah, For prey, my son, thou hast gone up; He hath bent, he hath crouched as a lion, And as a lioness; who causeth him to arise?

Psalm 10:9

He lieth in wait in a secret place, as a lion in a covert. He lieth in wait to catch the poor, He catcheth the poor, drawing him into his net.

Psalm 17:12

His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.

Lamentations 3:10

A bear lying in wait He is to me, A lion in secret hiding-places.

Jeremiah 12:8

Mine inheritance hath been to Me as a lion in a forest, She gave forth against Me with her voice, Therefore I have hated her.

Jeremiah 51:38

Together as young lions they roar, They have shaken themselves as lions' whelps.

Psalm 7:2

Lest he tear as a lion my soul, Rending, and there is no deliverer.

Psalm 35:17

Lord, how long dost thou behold? Keep back my soul from their desolations, From young lions my only one.

Psalm 57:4

My soul is in the midst of lions, I lie down among flames -- sons of men, Their teeth are a spear and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.

Jeremiah 2:30

In vain I have smitten your sons, Instruction they have not accepted, Devoured hath your sword your prophets, As a destroying lion.

Zephaniah 3:3

Her heads in her midst are roaring lions, Her judges are evening wolves, They have not gnawn the bone in the morning.

Psalm 34:10

Young lions have lacked and been hungry, And those seeking Jehovah lack not any good,

Job 4:10-11

The roaring of a lion, And the voice of a fierce lion, And teeth of young lions have been broken. An old lion is perishing without prey, And the whelps of the lioness do separate.

Psalm 58:6

O God, break their teeth in their mouth, The jaw-teeth of young lions break down, O Jehovah.

Revelation 5:5

and one of the elders saith to me, 'Weep not; lo, overcome did the Lion, who is of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, to open the scroll, and to loose the seven seals of it;

Isaiah 11:6

And a wolf hath sojourned with a lamb, And a leopard with a kid doth lie down, And calf, and young lion, and fatling are together, And a little youth is leader over them.

Isaiah 65:25

Wolf and lamb do feed as one, And a lion as an ox eateth straw, As to the serpent -- dust is its food, They do no evil, nor destroy, In all My holy mountain, said Jehovah!

1 Kings 7:29

and on the borders that are between the joinings are lions, oxen, and cherubs, and on the joinings a base above, and beneath the lions and the oxen are additions -- sloping work.

1 Kings 10:20

and twelve lions are standing there on the six steps, on this side and on that; it hath not been made so for any kingdom.

Judges 14:12-18

And Samson saith to them, 'Let me, I pray you, put forth to you a riddle; if ye certainly declare it to me in the seven days of the banquet, and have found it out, then I have given to you thirty linen shirts, and thirty changes of garments; and if ye are not able to declare it to me, then ye have given to me thirty linen shirts, and thirty changes of garments.' And they say to him, 'Put forth thy riddle, and we hear it!' And he saith to them: 'Out of the eater came forth meat, And out of the strong came forth sweetness;' and they were not able to declare the riddle in three days. read more.
And it cometh to pass, on the seventh day, that they say to Samson's wife, 'Entice thy husband, that he declare to us the riddle, lest we burn thee and the house of thy father with fire; to possess us have ye called for us? is it not?' And Samson's wife weepeth for it, and saith, 'Thou hast only hated me, and hast not loved me; the riddle thou hast put forth to the sons of my people -- and to me thou hast not declared it;' and he saith to her, 'Lo, to my father and to my mother I have not declared it -- and to thee I declare it!' And she weepeth for it the seven days in which their banquet hath been, and it cometh to pass on the seventh day that he declareth it to her, for she hath distressed him; and she declareth the riddle to the sons of her people. And the men of the city say to him on the seventh day, before the sun goeth in: -- 'What is sweeter than honey? And what stronger than a lion?' And he saith to them: 'Unless ye had ploughed with my heifer, Ye had not found out my riddle.'

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Animals » Lions » Sheep

Genesis 4:4

and Abel, he hath brought, he also, from the female firstlings of his flock, even from their fat ones; and Jehovah looketh unto Abel and unto his present,

Genesis 30:32

I pass through all thy flock to-day to turn aside from thence every sheep speckled and spotted, and every brown sheep among the lambs, and speckled and spotted among the goats -- and it hath been my hire;

Deuteronomy 18:4

the first of thy corn, of thy new wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy flock, thou dost give to him;

Deuteronomy 32:14

Butter of the herd, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs, and rams, sons of Bashan, And he-goats, with fat of kidneys of wheat; And of the blood of the grape thou dost drink wine!

2 Chronicles 7:5

and king Solomon sacrificeth the sacrifice of the herd, twenty and two thousand, and of the flock, a hundred and twenty thousand, and the king and all the people dedicate the house of God.

Animals » Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

And of Dan he said: -- Dan is a lion's whelp; he doth leap from Bashan.

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city say to him on the seventh day, before the sun goeth in: -- 'What is sweeter than honey? And what stronger than a lion?' And he saith to them: 'Unless ye had ploughed with my heifer, Ye had not found out my riddle.'

2 Samuel 17:10

and he also, the son of valour, whose heart is as the heart of the lion, doth utterly melt, for all Israel doth know that thy father is a hero, and sons of valour are those with him.

Job 10:16

And it riseth -- as a lion Thou huntest me. And Thou turnest back -- Thou shewest Thyself wonderful in me.

Psalm 17:12

His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.

Animals » Lions » Swine

Leviticus 11:7

and the sow, though it is dividing the hoof, and cleaving the cleft of the hoof, yet the cud it bringeth not up -- unclean it is to you.

Isaiah 65:4

Who are dwelling among sepulchres, And lodge in reserved places, Who are eating flesh of the sow, And a piece of abominable things -- their vessels.

Isaiah 66:17

Those sanctifying and cleansing themselves at the gardens, After Ahad in the midst, Eating flesh of the sow, And of the abomination, and of the mouse, Together are consumed, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Matthew 7:6

Ye may not give that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast your pearls before the swine, that they may not trample them among their feet, and having turned -- may rend you.

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

Animals » Lions » Mules

2 Samuel 13:29

And the young men of Absalom do to Amnon as Absalom commanded, and rise do all the sons of the king, and they ride, each on his mule, and flee.

2 Samuel 18:9

And Absalom meeteth before the servants of David, and Absalom is riding on the mule, and the mule cometh in under an entangled bough of the great oak, and his head taketh hold on the oak, and he is placed between the heavens and the earth, and the mule that is under him hath passed on.

Psalm 32:9

Be ye not as a horse -- as a mule, Without understanding, With bridle and bit, its ornaments, to curb, Not to come near unto thee.

1 Kings 1:33

And the king saith to them, 'Take with you the servants of your lord, and ye have caused Solomon my son to ride on mine own mule, and caused him to go down unto Gihon,

Zechariah 14:15

And so is the plague of the horse, of the mule, Of the camel, and of the ass, And of all the cattle that are in these camps, As this plague.

Animals » Lions » Rams, used in sacrifices

Genesis 15:9

And He saith unto him, 'Take for Me a heifer of three years, and a she-goat of three years, and a ram of three years, and a turtle-dove, and a young bird;'

Genesis 22:13

And Abraham lifteth up his eyes, and looketh, and lo, a ram behind, seized in a thicket by its horns; and Abraham goeth, and taketh the ram, and causeth it to ascend for a burnt-offering instead of his son;

Exodus 29:15

'And the one ram thou dost take, and Aaron and his sons have laid their hands on the head of the ram,

Leviticus 5:15

When a person committeth a trespass, and hath sinned through ignorance against the holy things of Jehovah, then he hath brought in his guilt-offering to Jehovah, a ram, a perfect one, out of the flock, at thy valuation in silver -- shekels by the shekel of the sanctuary -- for a guilt-offering.

Numbers 5:8

And if the man have no redeemer to restore the guilt to, the guilt which is restored is Jehovah's, the priest's, apart from the ram of the atonements, whereby he maketh atonement for him.

Animals » Lions » Unicorn

Numbers 23:22

God is bringing them out from Egypt, As the swiftness of a Reem is to him;

Deuteronomy 33:17

His honour is a firstling of his ox, And his horns are horns of a reem; By them peoples he doth push together To the ends of earth; And they are the myriads of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh.

Job 39:9

Is a Reem willing to serve thee? Doth he lodge by thy crib?

Psalm 29:6

And He causeth them to skip as a calf, Lebanon and Sirion as a son of Reems,

Isaiah 34:7

And come down have reems with them, And bullocks with bulls, And soaked hath been their land from blood, And their dust from fatness is made fat.

Animals » Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

And David saith unto Saul, 'A shepherd hath thy servant been to his father among the sheep, and the lion hath come -- and the bear -- and hath taken away a sheep out of the drove,

Judges 14:5

And Samson goeth down -- also his father and his mother, to Timnath, and they come unto the vineyards of Timnath, and lo, a lion's whelp roareth at meeting him,

1 Kings 13:24

and he goeth, and a lion findeth him in the way, and putteth him to death, and his carcase is cast in the way, and the ass is standing near it, and the lion is standing near the carcase.

Daniel 6:19

Then doth the king rise in the early morning, at the light, and in haste to the den of lions he hath gone;

Animals » Lions » Wolves, a type of the wicked

John 10:12

and the hireling, and not being a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, doth behold the wolf coming, and doth leave the sheep, and doth flee; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep;

Acts 20:29

for I have known this, that there shall enter in, after my departing, grievous wolves unto you, not sparing the flock,

Animals » Lions » Mice

Isaiah 66:17

Those sanctifying and cleansing themselves at the gardens, After Ahad in the midst, Eating flesh of the sow, And of the abomination, and of the mouse, Together are consumed, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Leviticus 11:29

And this is to you the unclean among the teeming things which are teeming on the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after its kind,

1 Samuel 6:4

And they say, 'What is the guilt-offering which we send back to Him?' and they say, 'The number of the princes of the Philistines -- five golden emerods, and five golden mice -- for one plague is to you all, and to your princes,

Animals » Lions » Vipers, poisonous serpents

Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the beasts of the south. Into a land of adversity and distress, Of young lion and of old lion, Whence are viper and flying saraph, They carry on the shoulder of asses their wealth, And on the hump of camels their treasures, Unto a people not profitable.

Job 20:16

Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper.

Isaiah 59:5

Eggs of a viper they have hatched, And webs of a spider they weave, Whoso is eating their eggs doth die, And the crushed hatcheth a viper.

Animals » Lions » Pygarg

Deuteronomy 14:5

hart, and roe, and fallow deer, and wild goat, and pygarg, and wild ox, and chamois;

Animals » Lions » Lizards

Leviticus 11:30

and the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole;

Animals » Lions » Weasel

Leviticus 11:29

And this is to you the unclean among the teeming things which are teeming on the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after its kind,

Lions » Fierceness of

Jeremiah 49:19

Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause him to run from off her, And who is chosen? concerning her I lay a charge, For who is like Me? and who conveneth Me? And who is this shepherd who standeth before Me?

Proverbs 22:13

The slothful hath said, 'A lion is without, In the midst of the broad places I am slain.'

Jeremiah 50:44

Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause them to run from off her. And who is chosen? on her I lay a charge, For who is like Me? And who doth convene Me? And who is this shepherd who standeth before Me?

Job 4:10

The roaring of a lion, And the voice of a fierce lion, And teeth of young lions have been broken.

Lions » Symbolical » Margin

Daniel 7:4

The first is like a lion, and it hath an eagle's wings. I was seeing till that its wings have been plucked, and it hath been lifted up from the earth, and on feet as a man it hath been caused to stand, and a heart of man is given to it.

Revelation 5:5

and one of the elders saith to me, 'Weep not; lo, overcome did the Lion, who is of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, to open the scroll, and to loose the seven seals of it;

Revelation 13:2

and the beast that I saw was like to a leopard, and its feet as of a bear, and its mouth as the mouth of a lion, and the dragon did give to it his power, and his throne, and great authority.

Revelation 9:17

And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and those sitting upon them, having breastplates of fire, and jacinth, and brimstone; and the heads of the horses are as heads of lions, and out of their mouths proceedeth fire, and smoke, and brimstone;

Ezekiel 1:10

As to the likeness of their faces, the face of a man, and the face of a lion, toward the right are to them four, and the face of an ox on the left are to them four, and the face of an eagle are to them four.

Lions » Instincts of, in taking prey

Psalm 17:12

His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.

Nahum 2:12

The lion is tearing parts for his whelps, And is strangling for his lionesses, And he doth fill with prey his holes, And his habitations with rapine.

Lamentations 3:10

A bear lying in wait He is to me, A lion in secret hiding-places.

Psalm 10:9

He lieth in wait in a secret place, as a lion in a covert. He lieth in wait to catch the poor, He catcheth the poor, drawing him into his net.

Amos 3:4

Roar doth a lion in a forest and prey he hath none? Give out doth a young lion his voice from his habitation, If he hath not caught?

Lions » Figurative » Of a ruler's anger

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore smitten them hath a lion out of the forest, A wolf of the deserts doth spoil them, A leopard is watching over their cities, Every one who is going out of them is torn, For many have been their transgressions, Mighty have been their backslidings.

Jeremiah 50:17

A scattered sheep is Israel, lions have driven away, At first, devour him did the king of Asshur, And now, at last, broken his bone Hath Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.

Proverbs 19:12

The wrath of a king is a growl as of a young lion, And as dew on the herb his good-will.

Hosea 5:14

For I am as a lion to Ephraim, And as a young lion to the house of Judah, I -- I tear and go, I bear away, and there is no deliverer.

Lions » Strength of

Proverbs 30:30

An old lion -- mighty among beasts, That turneth not back from the face of any,

Isaiah 38:13

I have set Him till morning as a lion, So doth He break all my bones, From day unto night Thou dost end me.

Joel 1:6

For a nation hath come up on my land, Strong, and there is no number, Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, And it hath the jaw-teeth of a lioness.

Lions » Used for the torture of criminals

2 Timothy 4:17

and the Lord stood by me, and did strengthen me, that through me the preaching might be fully assured, and all the nations might hear, and I was freed out of the mouth of a lion,

Daniel 6:16-24

Then the king hath said, and they have brought Daniel, and have cast him into a den of lions. The king hath answered and said to Daniel, 'Thy God, whom thou art serving continually, Himself doth deliver thee.' And a stone hath been brought and placed at the mouth of the den, and the king hath sealed it with his signet, and with the signet of his great men, that the purpose be not changed concerning Daniel. Then hath the king gone to his palace, and he hath passed the night fasting, and dahavan have not been brought up before him, and his sleep hath fled from off him. read more.
Then doth the king rise in the early morning, at the light, and in haste to the den of lions he hath gone; and at his coming near to the den, to Daniel, with a grieved voice, he crieth. The king hath answered and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, thy God, whom thou art serving continually, is He able to deliver thee from the lions?' Then Daniel hath spoken with the king: 'O king, to the ages live: my God hath sent His messenger, and hath shut the lions' mouths, and they have not injured me: because that before Him purity hath been found in me; and also before thee, O king, injury I have not done.' Then was the king very glad for him, and he hath commanded Daniel to be taken up out of the den, and Daniel hath been taken up out of the den, and no injury hath been found in him, because he hath believed in his God. And the king hath said, and they have brought those men who had accused Daniel, and to the den of lions they have cast them, they, their sons, and their wives; and they have not come to the lower part of the den till that the lions have power over them, and all their bones they have broken small.

Daniel 7:12

and the rest of the beasts have caused their dominion to pass away, and a prolongation in life is given to them, till a season and a time.

Lions » The roaring of

Proverbs 20:2

The fear of a king is a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul.

Psalm 22:13

They have opened against me their mouth, A lion tearing and roaring.

Lions » Symbolical

Isaiah 29:1

Woe to Ariel, Ariel, The city of the encampment of David! Add year to year, let festivals go round.

Genesis 49:9

A lion's whelp is Judah, For prey, my son, thou hast gone up; He hath bent, he hath crouched as a lion, And as a lioness; who causeth him to arise?

Lions » Lair of, in the jungles

Jeremiah 4:7

Gone up hath a lion from his thicket, And a destroyer of nations hath journeyed, He hath come forth from his place To make thy land become a desolation, Thy cities are laid waste, without inhabitant.

Jeremiah 25:38

He hath forsaken, as a young lion, His covert, Surely their land hath become a desolation, Because of the oppressing fierceness, And because of the fierceness of His anger!

Lions » Killed by » David

1 Samuel 17:34

And David saith unto Saul, 'A shepherd hath thy servant been to his father among the sheep, and the lion hath come -- and the bear -- and hath taken away a sheep out of the drove,

1 Samuel 17:36

Both the lion and the bear hath thy servant smitten, and this uncircumcised Philistine hath been as one of them, for he hath reproached the ranks of the living God.'

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

1 Kings 10:19-20

six steps hath the throne, and a round top is to the throne behind it, and hands are on this side and on that, unto the place of the sitting, and two lions are standing near the hands, and twelve lions are standing there on the six steps, on this side and on that; it hath not been made so for any kingdom.

Lions » Sent as judgment upon the samaritans

2 Kings 17:25-26

and it cometh to pass, at the commencement of their dwelling there, they have not feared Jehovah, and Jehovah doth send among them the lions, and they are destroying among them. And they speak to the king of Asshur, saying, 'The nations that thou hast removed, and dost place in the cities of Samaria, have not known the custom of the God of the land, and He sendeth among them the lions, and lo, they are destroying them, as they do not know the custom of the God of the land.'

Lions » Disobedient prophet killed by

1 Kings 13:24-28

and he goeth, and a lion findeth him in the way, and putteth him to death, and his carcase is cast in the way, and the ass is standing near it, and the lion is standing near the carcase. And lo, men are passing by, and see the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing near the carcase, and they come and speak of it in the city in which the old prophet is dwelling. And the prophet who brought him back out of the way heareth and saith, 'It is the man of God who provoked the mouth of Jehovah, and Jehovah giveth him to the lion, and it destroyeth him, and putteth him to death, according to the word of Jehovah that he spake to him.' read more.
And he speaketh unto his sons saying, 'Saddle for me the ass,' and they saddle it. And he goeth and findeth his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion are standing near the carcase -- the lion hath not eaten the carcase nor destroyed the ass.

Lions » The bases in the temple ornamented by mouldings of

1 Kings 7:29

and on the borders that are between the joinings are lions, oxen, and cherubs, and on the joinings a base above, and beneath the lions and the oxen are additions -- sloping work.

1 Kings 7:36

And he openeth on the tablets of its spokes, and on its borders, cherubs, lions, and palm-trees, according to the void space of each, and additions round about.

Lions » Samson's riddle concerning

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city say to him on the seventh day, before the sun goeth in: -- 'What is sweeter than honey? And what stronger than a lion?' And he saith to them: 'Unless ye had ploughed with my heifer, Ye had not found out my riddle.'

Judges 14:14

And he saith to them: 'Out of the eater came forth meat, And out of the strong came forth sweetness;' and they were not able to declare the riddle in three days.

Lions » Parable of

Ezekiel 19:1-9

And thou, lift up a lamentation unto princes of Israel, and thou hast said: What is thy mother? -- a lioness, Among lions she hath crouched down, In the midst of young lions she hath multiplied her whelps. And she bringeth up one of her whelps, A young lion it hath been, And it learneth to tear prey, man it hath devoured. read more.
And hear of it do nations, In their pit it hath been caught, And they bring it in with chains unto the land of Egypt. And she seeth, that stayed -- perished hath her hope, And she taketh one of her whelps, A young lion she hath made it. And it goeth up and down in the midst of lions, A young lion it hath been, And it learneth to tear prey, man it hath devoured. And it knoweth his forsaken habitations, And their cities it hath laid waste, And desolate is the land and its fulness, Because of the voice of his roaring. And set against it do nations Round about from the provinces. And they spread out for it their net, In their pit it hath been caught. And they put it in prison -- in chains, And they bring it unto the king of Babylon, They bring it in unto bulwarks, So that its voice is not heard any more On mountains of Israel.

Lions » Killed by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

And Benaiah son of Jehoiada (son of a man of valour, great in deeds from Kabzeel), he hath smitten two lion-like men of Moab, and he hath gone down and smitten the lion in the midst of the pit in a day of snow.

Lions » Killed by » Saints

Hebrews 11:33

who through faith did subdue kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped mouths of lions,

Lions » Killed by » Samson

Judges 14:5-9

And Samson goeth down -- also his father and his mother, to Timnath, and they come unto the vineyards of Timnath, and lo, a lion's whelp roareth at meeting him, and the Spirit of Jehovah prospereth over him, and he rendeth it as the rending of a kid, and there is nothing in his hand, and he hath not declared to his father and to his mother that which he hath done. And he goeth down and speaketh to the woman, and she is right in the eyes of Samson; read more.
and he turneth back after some days to take her, and turneth aside to see the carcase of the lion, and lo, a company of bees are in the body of the lion -- and honey. And he taketh it down on to his hands, and goeth on, going and eating; and he goeth unto his father, and unto his mother, and giveth to them, and they eat, and he hath not declared to them that from the body of the lion he took down the honey.

Lions » An unnamed person killed by

1 Kings 20:36

and he saith to him, 'Because that thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, lo, thou art going from me, and the lion hath smitten thee;' and he goeth from him, and the lion findeth him, and smiteth him.

Lions » Figurative » Of divine judgments

Isaiah 15:9

For the waters of Dimon have been full of blood, For I set on Dimon additions, For the escaped of Moab a lion, And for the remnant of Adamah!

Lions » Figurative » Of satan

Lions » King of beasts

Micah 5:8

Yea, the remnant of Jacob hath been among nations, In the midst of many peoples, As a lion among beasts of a forest, As a young lion among ranks of a flock, Which if it hath passed through, Hath both trodden down and hath torn, And there is no deliverer.

Lions » Proverb of

Ecclesiastes 9:4

But to him who is joined unto all the living there is confidence, for to a living dog it is better than to the dead lion.

Lions » Kept in captivity

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in executing judgments

Lamentations 3:10

A bear lying in wait He is to me, A lion in secret hiding-places.

Hosea 5:14

For I am as a lion to Ephraim, And as a young lion to the house of Judah, I -- I tear and go, I bear away, and there is no deliverer.

Isaiah 38:13

I have set Him till morning as a lion, So doth He break all my bones, From day unto night Thou dost end me.

Lions » Illustrative » Of cruel and powerful enemies

Jeremiah 49:19

Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause him to run from off her, And who is chosen? concerning her I lay a charge, For who is like Me? and who conveneth Me? And who is this shepherd who standeth before Me?

Isaiah 5:29

Its roaring is like a lioness, It roareth like young lions, And it howleth, and seizeth prey, And carrieth away safely, and there is none delivering.

Jeremiah 51:38

Together as young lions they roar, They have shaken themselves as lions' whelps.

Lions » God's power exhibited in restraining

1 Kings 13:28

And he goeth and findeth his carcase cast in the way, and the ass and the lion are standing near the carcase -- the lion hath not eaten the carcase nor destroyed the ass.

Daniel 6:27

A deliverer, and rescuer, and doer of signs and wonders in the heavens and in earth is He who hath delivered Daniel from the paw of the lions.'

Lions » God provides for

Psalm 104:21

The young lions are roaring for prey, And to seek from God their food.

Psalm 104:28

Thou dost give to them -- they gather, Thou dost open Thy hand -- they are satisfied with good.

Job 38:39

Dost thou hunt for a lion prey? And the desire of young lions fulfil?

Lions » Attacks the sheepfolds

1 Samuel 17:34

And David saith unto Saul, 'A shepherd hath thy servant been to his father among the sheep, and the lion hath come -- and the bear -- and hath taken away a sheep out of the drove,

Micah 5:8

Yea, the remnant of Jacob hath been among nations, In the midst of many peoples, As a lion among beasts of a forest, As a young lion among ranks of a flock, Which if it hath passed through, Hath both trodden down and hath torn, And there is no deliverer.

Amos 3:12

Thus said Jehovah: As the shepherd delivereth from the lion's mouth Two legs, or a piece of an ear, So delivered are the sons of Israel, Who are sitting in Samaria on the corner of a bed, And in Damascus on that of a couch.

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 22:13

The slothful hath said, 'A lion is without, In the midst of the broad places I am slain.'

Proverbs 26:13

The slothful hath said, 'A lion is in the way, A lion is in the broad places.'

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

Proverbs 19:12

The wrath of a king is a growl as of a young lion, And as dew on the herb his good-will.

Proverbs 20:2

The fear of a king is a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul.

Lions » Illustrative » Of brave men

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan! They are loved and pleasant in their lives, And in their death they have not been parted. Than eagles they have been lighter, Than lions they have been mightier!

2 Samuel 23:20

And Benaiah son of Jehoiada (son of a man of valour, great in deeds from Kabzeel), he hath smitten two lion-like men of Moab, and he hath gone down and smitten the lion in the midst of the pit in a day of snow.

Lions » Described as » Superior in strength

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city say to him on the seventh day, before the sun goeth in: -- 'What is sweeter than honey? And what stronger than a lion?' And he saith to them: 'Unless ye had ploughed with my heifer, Ye had not found out my riddle.'

Proverbs 30:30

An old lion -- mighty among beasts, That turneth not back from the face of any,

Lions » Disobedient prophet slain by

1 Kings 13:24

and he goeth, and a lion findeth him in the way, and putteth him to death, and his carcase is cast in the way, and the ass is standing near it, and the lion is standing near the carcase.

1 Kings 13:26

And the prophet who brought him back out of the way heareth and saith, 'It is the man of God who provoked the mouth of Jehovah, and Jehovah giveth him to the lion, and it destroyeth him, and putteth him to death, according to the word of Jehovah that he spake to him.'

Lions » Attacks and destroys men

1 Kings 13:24

and he goeth, and a lion findeth him in the way, and putteth him to death, and his carcase is cast in the way, and the ass is standing near it, and the lion is standing near the carcase.

1 Kings 20:36

and he saith to him, 'Because that thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, lo, thou art going from me, and the lion hath smitten thee;' and he goeth from him, and the lion findeth him, and smiteth him.

Lions » Rends its prey

Deuteronomy 33:20

And of Gad he said: -- Blessed of the Enlarger is Gad, As a lioness he doth tabernacle, And hath torn the arm -- also the crown!

Psalm 7:2

Lest he tear as a lion my soul, Rending, and there is no deliverer.

Lions » Illustrative » Of persecutors

2 Timothy 4:17

and the Lord stood by me, and did strengthen me, that through me the preaching might be fully assured, and all the nations might hear, and I was freed out of the mouth of a lion,

Psalm 22:13

They have opened against me their mouth, A lion tearing and roaring.

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

Isaiah 11:7

And cow and bear do feed, Together lie down their young ones, And a lion as an ox eateth straw.

Isaiah 65:25

Wolf and lamb do feed as one, And a lion as an ox eateth straw, As to the serpent -- dust is its food, They do no evil, nor destroy, In all My holy mountain, said Jehovah!

Lions » Roars when seeking prey

Isaiah 31:4

For thus said Jehovah unto me: 'As growl doth the lion and the young lion over his prey, Called against whom is a multitude of shepherds, From their voice he is not affrighted, And from their noise he is not humbled; So come down doth Jehovah of Hosts To war on mount Zion, and on her height.

Psalm 104:21

The young lions are roaring for prey, And to seek from God their food.

Lions » Described as » Fearless even of man

Isaiah 31:4

For thus said Jehovah unto me: 'As growl doth the lion and the young lion over his prey, Called against whom is a multitude of shepherds, From their voice he is not affrighted, And from their noise he is not humbled; So come down doth Jehovah of Hosts To war on mount Zion, and on her height.

Nahum 2:11

Where is the habitation of lionesses? And a feeding-place it is for young lions Where walked hath a lion, an old lion, A lion's whelp, and there is none troubling.

Lions » Universal terror caused by roaring of

Amos 3:8

A lion hath roared -- who doth not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken -- who doth not prophesy?

Jeremiah 2:15

Against him roar do young lions, They have given forth their voice, And make his land become a desolation, His cities have been burnt without inhabitant.

Lions » Criminals often thrown to » Da 6:7

Lions » Greatness of its teeth alluded to

Joel 1:6

For a nation hath come up on my land, Strong, and there is no number, Its teeth are the teeth of a lion, And it hath the jaw-teeth of a lioness.

Psalm 58:6

O God, break their teeth in their mouth, The jaw-teeth of young lions break down, O Jehovah.

Lions » Described as » Fierce

Job 10:16

And it riseth -- as a lion Thou huntest me. And Thou turnest back -- Thou shewest Thyself wonderful in me.

Job 28:8

Nor trodden it have the sons of pride, Not passed over it hath the fierce lion.

Lions » Inhabits » Mountains

Song of Songs 4:8

Come from Lebanon, come thou in. Look from the top of Amana, From the top of Shenir and Hermon, From the habitations of lions, From the mountains of leopards.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of gad

Deuteronomy 33:20

And of Gad he said: -- Blessed of the Enlarger is Gad, As a lioness he doth tabernacle, And hath torn the arm -- also the crown!

Lions » Described as » Majestic in movement

Proverbs 30:29-30

Three there are going well, Yea, four are good in going: An old lion -- mighty among beasts, That turneth not back from the face of any,

Lions » Described as » Active

Deuteronomy 33:22

And of Dan he said: -- Dan is a lion's whelp; he doth leap from Bashan.

Lions » Slain by » David

1 Samuel 17:35-36

and I have gone out after him, and smitten him, and delivered out of his mouth, and he riseth against me, and I have taken hold on his beard, and smitten him, and put him to death. Both the lion and the bear hath thy servant smitten, and this uncircumcised Philistine hath been as one of them, for he hath reproached the ranks of the living God.'

Lions » Canaan infested by

2 Kings 17:25-26

and it cometh to pass, at the commencement of their dwelling there, they have not feared Jehovah, and Jehovah doth send among them the lions, and they are destroying among them. And they speak to the king of Asshur, saying, 'The nations that thou hast removed, and dost place in the cities of Samaria, have not known the custom of the God of the land, and He sendeth among them the lions, and lo, they are destroying them, as they do not know the custom of the God of the land.'

Lions » Illustrative » Of Christ

Revelation 5:5

and one of the elders saith to me, 'Weep not; lo, overcome did the Lion, who is of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, to open the scroll, and to loose the seven seals of it;

Lions » Described as » Courageous

2 Samuel 17:10

and he also, the son of valour, whose heart is as the heart of the lion, doth utterly melt, for all Israel doth know that thy father is a hero, and sons of valour are those with him.

Lions » Slain by » Benaiah

2 Samuel 23:20

And Benaiah son of Jehoiada (son of a man of valour, great in deeds from Kabzeel), he hath smitten two lion-like men of Moab, and he hath gone down and smitten the lion in the midst of the pit in a day of snow.

Lions » Illustrative » Of boldness of saints

Lions » Slain by » Samson

Judges 14:5-6

And Samson goeth down -- also his father and his mother, to Timnath, and they come unto the vineyards of Timnath, and lo, a lion's whelp roareth at meeting him, and the Spirit of Jehovah prospereth over him, and he rendeth it as the rending of a kid, and there is nothing in his hand, and he hath not declared to his father and to his mother that which he hath done.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the tribe of judah

Genesis 49:9

A lion's whelp is Judah, For prey, my son, thou hast gone up; He hath bent, he hath crouched as a lion, And as a lioness; who causeth him to arise?

Lions » Illustrative » Of israel

Numbers 24:9

He hath bent, he hath lain down as a lion, And as a lioness: who doth raise him up? He who is blessing thee is blessed, And he who is cursing thee is cursed.'

Lions » Inhabits » Thickets

Jeremiah 4:7

Gone up hath a lion from his thicket, And a destroyer of nations hath journeyed, He hath come forth from his place To make thy land become a desolation, Thy cities are laid waste, without inhabitant.

Lions » Inhabits » Forests

Jeremiah 5:6

Therefore smitten them hath a lion out of the forest, A wolf of the deserts doth spoil them, A leopard is watching over their cities, Every one who is going out of them is torn, For many have been their transgressions, Mighty have been their backslidings.

Lions » Conceals itself by day

Psalm 104:22

The sun riseth, they are gathered, And in their dens they crouch.

Lions » Illustrative » Of God in protecting his church

Isaiah 31:4

For thus said Jehovah unto me: 'As growl doth the lion and the young lion over his prey, Called against whom is a multitude of shepherds, From their voice he is not affrighted, And from their noise he is not humbled; So come down doth Jehovah of Hosts To war on mount Zion, and on her height.

Lions » Illustrative » Of the devil

Lions » Described as » Voracious

Psalm 17:12

His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.

Lions » Inhabits » Deserts

Isaiah 30:6

The burden of the beasts of the south. Into a land of adversity and distress, Of young lion and of old lion, Whence are viper and flying saraph, They carry on the shoulder of asses their wealth, And on the hump of camels their treasures, Unto a people not profitable.

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

Judges 14:8

and he turneth back after some days to take her, and turneth aside to see the carcase of the lion, and lo, a company of bees are in the body of the lion -- and honey.

Lions » Often carries its prey to its den

Nahum 2:12

The lion is tearing parts for his whelps, And is strangling for his lionesses, And he doth fill with prey his holes, And his habitations with rapine.

Lions » Lurketh for its prey

Psalm 10:9

He lieth in wait in a secret place, as a lion in a covert. He lieth in wait to catch the poor, He catcheth the poor, drawing him into his net.

Lions » Hunting of, alluded to

Job 10:16

And it riseth -- as a lion Thou huntest me. And Thou turnest back -- Thou shewest Thyself wonderful in me.

Lions » Often perishes for lack of food

Job 4:11

An old lion is perishing without prey, And the whelps of the lioness do separate.

Lions » Characteristics of

Deuteronomy 33:22

And of Dan he said: -- Dan is a lion's whelp; he doth leap from Bashan.

Judges 14:18

And the men of the city say to him on the seventh day, before the sun goeth in: -- 'What is sweeter than honey? And what stronger than a lion?' And he saith to them: 'Unless ye had ploughed with my heifer, Ye had not found out my riddle.'

2 Samuel 17:10

and he also, the son of valour, whose heart is as the heart of the lion, doth utterly melt, for all Israel doth know that thy father is a hero, and sons of valour are those with him.

Job 10:16

And it riseth -- as a lion Thou huntest me. And Thou turnest back -- Thou shewest Thyself wonderful in me.

Psalm 17:12

His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.

Lions » General references to

1 Samuel 17:34

And David saith unto Saul, 'A shepherd hath thy servant been to his father among the sheep, and the lion hath come -- and the bear -- and hath taken away a sheep out of the drove,

Judges 14:5

And Samson goeth down -- also his father and his mother, to Timnath, and they come unto the vineyards of Timnath, and lo, a lion's whelp roareth at meeting him,

1 Kings 13:24

and he goeth, and a lion findeth him in the way, and putteth him to death, and his carcase is cast in the way, and the ass is standing near it, and the lion is standing near the carcase.

Daniel 6:19

Then doth the king rise in the early morning, at the light, and in haste to the den of lions he hath gone;

Righteous » Compared with » Lions

Micah 5:8

Yea, the remnant of Jacob hath been among nations, In the midst of many peoples, As a lion among beasts of a forest, As a young lion among ranks of a flock, Which if it hath passed through, Hath both trodden down and hath torn, And there is no deliverer.

compared to Saints » Lions

Micah 5:8

Yea, the remnant of Jacob hath been among nations, In the midst of many peoples, As a lion among beasts of a forest, As a young lion among ranks of a flock, Which if it hath passed through, Hath both trodden down and hath torn, And there is no deliverer.