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24 Bible Verses about Locusts

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Joel 2:4-5

The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so they run. Like the noise of chariots, on the tops of the mountains, they leap; like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

Leviticus 11:22

These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind.

Matthew 3:4

And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

And John was clothed in camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and ate locusts and wild honey.

Judges 7:12

And the Mid'ianites and the Amal'ekites and all the people of the East lay along the valley like locusts for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand which is upon the seashore for multitude.

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running of locusts shall they run upon it.

Judges 6:5

For they would come up with their cattle and their tents, coming like locusts for number; both they and their camels could not be counted; so that they wasted the land as they came in.

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, saith Jehovah, though it be impenetrable; for they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

Jeremiah 51:14

Jehovah of hosts hath sworn by himself, I will assuredly fill thee with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall raise a shout against thee.

Nahum 3:15-17

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the cankerworm. Make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locust. Thou hast multiplied thy merchants more than the stars of the heavens; the cankerworm spreadeth himself out and flieth away. Thy chosen men are as the locusts, and thy captains as swarms of grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day: when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

Revelation 9:3

And out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have power;

Amos 7:1

Thus did the Lord Jehovah shew unto me; and behold, he formed locusts in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth, and behold, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

Joel 2:25

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you.

Proverbs 30:27

the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

Deuteronomy 28:38

Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather little in; for the locust shall devour it.

Amos 4:9

I have smitten you with blasting and mildew; the palmer-worm hath devoured the multitude of your gardens, and your vineyards, and your fig-trees and your olive-trees: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith Jehovah.

Exodus 10:4

For, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, I will to-morrow bring locusts into thy borders;

1 Kings 8:37

If there be famine in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blight, mildew, locust, caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their gates; whatever plague, whatever sickness there be:

2 Chronicles 6:28

If there be famine in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blight or mildew, locust or caterpillar; if their enemies besiege them in the land of their gates; whatever plague or whatever sickness there be:

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; and my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from the heavens, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.

Psalm 78:46

And he gave their increase unto the caterpillar, and their labour unto the locust;

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and the locust came, and the cankerworm, even without number;

Joel 1:4

that which the palmer-worm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.

Revelation 9:7

And the likenesses of the locusts were like to horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men;

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Agriculture » Foes of » Locusts

Exodus 10:4

For, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, I will to-morrow bring locusts into thy borders;

Leviticus 11:22

These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind.

Deuteronomy 28:38

Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather little in; for the locust shall devour it.

1 Kings 8:37

If there be famine in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blight, mildew, locust, caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their gates; whatever plague, whatever sickness there be:

Proverbs 30:27

the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

Armies » Compared to » Locusts

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running of locusts shall they run upon it.

Revelation 9:3

And out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have power;

Revelation 9:7

And the likenesses of the locusts were like to horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men;

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Matthew 3:4

And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.

Grass » Destroyed by » Locusts

Revelation 9:4

and it was said to them, that they should not injure the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but the men who have not the seal of God on their foreheads:

Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

How much more them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed as the moth!

Job 27:18

He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.

Isaiah 50:9

Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? Behold, they all shall grow old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.

Job 13:28

One who, as a rotten thing consumeth, as a garment that the moth eateth.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch serpents' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

intercession » Answered » Instances of » Of moses, in behalf of pharaoh » Plague » Locusts

Exodus 10:16-20

And Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against Jehovah your God, and against you. And now, forgive, I pray you, my sin only this time, and intreat Jehovah your God that he may take away from me this death only! And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated Jehovah. read more.
And Jehovah turned a very powerful west wind, which took away the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea: there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt. And Jehovah made Pharaoh's heart stubborn, and he did not let the children of Israel go.

Locusts » Devastation by

Deuteronomy 28:38

Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather little in; for the locust shall devour it.

1 Kings 8:37

If there be famine in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blight, mildew, locust, caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their gates; whatever plague, whatever sickness there be:

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running of locusts shall they run upon it.

2 Chronicles 7:13

If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;

Joel 1:4-7

that which the palmer-worm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten. Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine: for it is cut off from your mouth. For a nation is come up upon my land, strong and without number: his teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a lioness. read more.
He hath made my vine a desolation, and barked my fig-tree; he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away: its branches are made white.

More verses: Revelation 9:7-10

Locusts » In av often translated "grasshopper," as in

Judges 6:5

For they would come up with their cattle and their tents, coming like locusts for number; both they and their camels could not be counted; so that they wasted the land as they came in.

Judges 7:12

And the Mid'ianites and the Amal'ekites and all the people of the East lay along the valley like locusts for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand which is upon the seashore for multitude.

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, saith Jehovah, though it be impenetrable; for they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

Job 39:20

Dost thou make him to leap as a locust? His majestic snorting is terrible.

Locusts » Plague of

Exodus 10:1-19

And Jehovah said to Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his bondmen, that I might do these my signs in their midst, and that thou mightest tell in the ears of thy son and thy son's son what I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah. And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus saith Jehovah the God of the Hebrews: How long dost thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. read more.
For, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, I will to-morrow bring locusts into thy borders; and they shall cover the face of the land, so that ye will not be able to see the land; and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which ye have remaining from the hail, and shall eat every tree which ye have growing in the field; and they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy bondmen, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned and went out from Pharaoh. And Pharaoh's bondmen said to him, How long shall this man be a snare to us? let the men go, that they may serve Jehovah their God: dost thou not yet know that Egypt is ruined? And Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh. And he said to them, Go, serve Jehovah your God. Who are they that shall go? And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters; with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we have a feast of Jehovah. And he said to them, Let Jehovah be so with you, as I let you go, and your little ones: see that evil is before you! Not so: go now, ye that are men, and serve Jehovah! for it is that ye have desired. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence. And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up over the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land all that the hail hath left. And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt, very grievous; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them will be such. And they covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left; and there remained not any green thing on the trees, and in the herbs of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against Jehovah your God, and against you. And now, forgive, I pray you, my sin only this time, and intreat Jehovah your God that he may take away from me this death only! And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated Jehovah. And Jehovah turned a very powerful west wind, which took away the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea: there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt.

Psalm 105:34-35

He spoke, and the locust came, and the cankerworm, even without number; And they devoured every herb in their land, and ate up the fruit of their ground.

Locusts » Used as food

Matthew 3:4

And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

And John was clothed in camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and ate locusts and wild honey.

Locusts » Sun obscured by

Joel 2:2

a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and gross darkness, as the dawn spread upon the mountains; a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after them, to the years of generations and generations.

Joel 2:10

The earth quaketh before them; the heavens tremble; the sun and the moon are darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining.

Locusts » Figurative

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, saith Jehovah, though it be impenetrable; for they are more than the locusts, and are innumerable.

Locusts » Symbolical

Revelation 9:3-10

And out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have power; and it was said to them, that they should not injure the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but the men who have not the seal of God on their foreheads: and it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months; and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. read more.
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall in no way find it; and shall desire to die, and death flees from them. And the likenesses of the locusts were like to horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men; and they had hair as women's hair, and their teeth were as of lions, and they had breastplates as breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to war; and they have tails like scorpions, and stings; and their power was in their tails to hurt men five months.

Locusts » Authorized as food

Leviticus 11:22

These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind.

Locusts » Instincts of

Proverbs 30:27

the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

Locusts » The jews » Threatened with, as a punishment for sin

Deuteronomy 28:38

Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather little in; for the locust shall devour it.

Deuteronomy 28:42

All thy trees and the fruit of thy ground shall the locust possess.

Locusts » Described as » Wise

Proverbs 30:27

the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

Proverbs 30:24

There are four things little upon the earth, and they are exceeding wise:

Locusts » A small insect

Proverbs 30:27

the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

Proverbs 30:24

There are four things little upon the earth, and they are exceeding wise:

Locusts » Carried every way by the wind

Exodus 10:13

And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Exodus 10:19

And Jehovah turned a very powerful west wind, which took away the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea: there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt.

Locusts » Described as » Like to horses prepared for battle

Revelation 9:7

And the likenesses of the locusts were like to horses prepared for war; and upon their heads as crowns like gold, and their faces as faces of men;

Joel 2:4

The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so they run.

Locusts » Immensely numerous

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and the locust came, and the cankerworm, even without number;

Nahum 3:15

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the cankerworm. Make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locust.

Locusts » Illustrative » Of destructive enemies

Joel 1:6

For a nation is come up upon my land, strong and without number: his teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a lioness.

Joel 2:2-9

a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and gross darkness, as the dawn spread upon the mountains; a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after them, to the years of generations and generations. A fire devoureth before them, and behind them a flame burneth; the land is as a garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness: yea, and nothing escapeth them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so they run. read more.
Like the noise of chariots, on the tops of the mountains, they leap; like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Before them the peoples are in anguish: all faces turn pale. They run like mighty men; they climb the wall like men of war; and they march every one on his ways, and break not their ranks. Neither doth one press upon another; they march every one in his path; and fall amid weapons, but are not wounded. They spread themselves over the city; they run upon the wall; they climb up into the houses; they enter in by the windows like a thief.

Locusts » The jews » Promised deliverance from the plague of, on humiliation, &c

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; and my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from the heavens, and forgive their sin, and heal their land.

Locusts » The jews » Often plagued by

Joel 1:4

that which the palmer-worm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten.

Joel 2:25

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you.

Locusts » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

Yet these shall ye eat of every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four: those which have legs above their feet with which to leap upon the earth. These shall ye eat of them: the arbeh after its kind, and the solam after its kind, and the hargol after its kind, and the hargab after its kind.

Locusts » The jews » Deprecated the plague of

1 Kings 8:37-38

If there be famine in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blight, mildew, locust, caterpillar; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their gates; whatever plague, whatever sickness there be: what prayer, what supplication soever be made by any man, of all thy people Israel, when they shall know every man the plague of his own heart, and shall spread forth his hands toward this house;

Locusts » Illustrative » Of false teachers of the apostacy

Revelation 9:3

And out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them as the scorpions of the earth have power;

Locusts » Flies in bands and with order

Proverbs 30:27

the locusts have no king, yet they go forth all of them by bands;

Locusts » One of the plagues of egypt

Exodus 10:4-15

For, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, I will to-morrow bring locusts into thy borders; and they shall cover the face of the land, so that ye will not be able to see the land; and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which ye have remaining from the hail, and shall eat every tree which ye have growing in the field; and they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy bondmen, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned and went out from Pharaoh. read more.
And Pharaoh's bondmen said to him, How long shall this man be a snare to us? let the men go, that they may serve Jehovah their God: dost thou not yet know that Egypt is ruined? And Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh. And he said to them, Go, serve Jehovah your God. Who are they that shall go? And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters; with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we have a feast of Jehovah. And he said to them, Let Jehovah be so with you, as I let you go, and your little ones: see that evil is before you! Not so: go now, ye that are men, and serve Jehovah! for it is that ye have desired. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence. And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up over the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land all that the hail hath left. And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt, very grievous; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them will be such. And they covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left; and there remained not any green thing on the trees, and in the herbs of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.

Locusts » Described as » Voracious

Exodus 10:15

And they covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left; and there remained not any green thing on the trees, and in the herbs of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.

Locusts » Described as » Rapid in movement

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running of locusts shall they run upon it.

Locusts » The jews » Used as food

Matthew 3:4

And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.

Locusts » Illustrative » (destruction of,) of destruction of God's enemies

Nahum 3:15

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall devour thee like the cankerworm. Make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locust.

Locusts » Illustrative » Of unGodly rulers

Nahum 3:17

Thy chosen men are as the locusts, and thy captains as swarms of grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day: when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

Miracles » To witness to Christ as messiah spurious » Locusts

Exodus 10:13

And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Exodus 10:19

And Jehovah turned a very powerful west wind, which took away the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea: there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt.

Plague » Locusts

Exodus 10:1-20

And Jehovah said to Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his bondmen, that I might do these my signs in their midst, and that thou mightest tell in the ears of thy son and thy son's son what I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah. And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus saith Jehovah the God of the Hebrews: How long dost thou refuse to humble thyself before me? let my people go, that they may serve me. read more.
For, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, I will to-morrow bring locusts into thy borders; and they shall cover the face of the land, so that ye will not be able to see the land; and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which ye have remaining from the hail, and shall eat every tree which ye have growing in the field; and they shall fill thy houses, and the houses of all thy bondmen, and the houses of all the Egyptians; which neither thy fathers nor thy fathers' fathers have seen, since the day that they were upon the earth unto this day. And he turned and went out from Pharaoh. And Pharaoh's bondmen said to him, How long shall this man be a snare to us? let the men go, that they may serve Jehovah their God: dost thou not yet know that Egypt is ruined? And Moses and Aaron were brought again to Pharaoh. And he said to them, Go, serve Jehovah your God. Who are they that shall go? And Moses said, We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters; with our flocks and with our herds will we go; for we have a feast of Jehovah. And he said to them, Let Jehovah be so with you, as I let you go, and your little ones: see that evil is before you! Not so: go now, ye that are men, and serve Jehovah! for it is that ye have desired. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence. And Jehovah said to Moses, Stretch out thy hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up over the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land all that the hail hath left. And Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and Jehovah brought an east wind on the land all that day and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt, very grievous; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them will be such. And they covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left; and there remained not any green thing on the trees, and in the herbs of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. And Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against Jehovah your God, and against you. And now, forgive, I pray you, my sin only this time, and intreat Jehovah your God that he may take away from me this death only! And he went out from Pharaoh, and intreated Jehovah. And Jehovah turned a very powerful west wind, which took away the locusts, and drove them into the Red Sea: there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt. And Jehovah made Pharaoh's heart stubborn, and he did not let the children of Israel go.

Trees » Often suffered from » Locusts

Exodus 10:15

And they covered the face of the whole land, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left; and there remained not any green thing on the trees, and in the herbs of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.

Exodus 10:5

and they shall cover the face of the land, so that ye will not be able to see the land; and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which ye have remaining from the hail, and shall eat every tree which ye have growing in the field;

Victuals » List of articles » Locusts

Matthew 3:4

And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.