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24 Bible Verses about Locusts

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Joel 2:4-5

His appearance is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the thunder of chariots they shall leap over the tops of mountains, like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

Leviticus 11:22

these of them ye may eat: the locust according to his species and the bald locust according to his species and the beetle according to his species and the grasshopper according to his species.

Matthew 3:4

And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

John was clothed with camel's hair and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey

Judges 7:12

And Midian and Amalek and all the sons of the east lay along in the valley like locusts in multitude, and their camels were not numbered as the sand by the sea side for multitude.

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

Judges 6:5

For they would come up with their livestock and their tents in a great multitude like locusts, for there was no number in them nor in their camels, and they would enter into the land destroying it.

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, for they cannot be counted because they are more than the locusts; they are innumerable.

Jeremiah 51:14

The LORD of the hosts has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men as with locusts; and they shall sing the song of the winepress against thee.

Nahum 3:15-17

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts. Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven; the cankerworm spoils and flies away. Thy princes shall be as the locusts and thy captains as the great grasshoppers which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun arises, they flee away, and it is not known where they were.

Revelation 9:3

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Amos 7:1

Thus hath the Lord GOD showed unto me, and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter hay; and, behold that the latter hay grew after the king's reapings.

Joel 2:25

And I will restore to you the years that the caterpillar has eaten, the locust, and the cankerworm, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

Proverbs 30:27

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

Deuteronomy 28:38

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

Amos 4:9

I have smitten you with the east wind and with the caterpillar; your many gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees were devoured by the locust; yet ye have never returned unto me, said the LORD.

Exodus 10:4

For if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring the locusts into thy borders,

1 Kings 8:37

When there is famine in the land or pestilence or blasting or mildew or locusts or caterpillars, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

2 Chronicles 6:28

If there should be famine in the land, or if there should be pestilence, if there should be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillars; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatever affliction or sickness there may be;

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain or if I command the locusts to devour the land or if I send pestilence among my people; if my people, upon whom my name is invoked, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from the heavens and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Psalm 78:46

He gave also their fruits unto the caterpillar and their works unto the locust.

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and the locusts came and caterpillars without number,

Joel 1:4

That which the palmerworm has left the locust has eaten; and that which the locust has left the cankerworm has eaten; and that which the cankerworm has left the caterpillar has eaten.

Revelation 9:7

And the appearance of the locusts was like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

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Agriculture » Foes of » Locusts

Exodus 10:4

For if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring the locusts into thy borders,

Leviticus 11:22

these of them ye may eat: the locust according to his species and the bald locust according to his species and the beetle according to his species and the grasshopper according to his species.

Deuteronomy 28:38

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

1 Kings 8:37

When there is famine in the land or pestilence or blasting or mildew or locusts or caterpillars, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

Proverbs 30:27

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

Armies » Compared to » Locusts

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

Revelation 9:3

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Revelation 9:7

And the appearance of the locusts was like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

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Matthew 3:4

And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Grass » Destroyed by » Locusts

Revelation 9:4

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth neither any green thing neither any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads.

Insects » Locusts » Moths

Job 4:19

How much more with those that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who shall be crushed by the moth!

Job 27:18

He built his house as a moth and as a booth that the keeper makes.

Isaiah 50:9

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

Job 13:28

And man, is as a rotten thing that is being consumed, as a garment that is moth eaten.

More verses: James 5:2 Hosea 5:12

Insects » Locusts » Spiders

Isaiah 59:5

They hatch cockatrice' eggs and weave the spider's web; whosoever shall eat of their eggs shall die, and if they should squeeze them, a viper shall come out.

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

Exodus 10:16-20

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you. Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only. And he went out from Pharaoh and intreated the LORD. read more.
And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt. But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the sons of Israel go.

Locusts » Devastation by

Deuteronomy 28:38

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

1 Kings 8:37

When there is famine in the land or pestilence or blasting or mildew or locusts or caterpillars, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

Isaiah 33:4

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

2 Chronicles 7:13

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

Joel 1:4-7

That which the palmerworm has left the locust has eaten; and that which the locust has left the cankerworm has eaten; and that which the cankerworm has left the caterpillar has 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 people has come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the molars of a great lion. read more.
He has laid my vine waste and barked my fig tree: he has 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 livestock and their tents in a great multitude like locusts, for there was no number in them nor in their camels, and they would enter into the land destroying it.

Judges 7:12

And Midian and Amalek and all the sons of the east lay along in the valley like locusts in multitude, and their camels were not numbered as the sand by the sea side for multitude.

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, for they cannot be counted because they are more than the locusts; they are innumerable.

Job 39:20

Canst thou make him leap as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is formidable.

Locusts » Plague of

Exodus 10:1-19

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his slaves that I might show these my signs among them and that thou may tell in the ears of thy sons and of thy son's sons the things I did in Egypt and my signs which I gave among them and that ye may know that I am the LORD. Then Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh and said unto him, Thus hath the LORD God of the Hebrews said, How long wilt 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, tomorrow I will bring the locusts into thy borders, and they shall cover the face of the earth that one will not be able to see the earth, and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains unto you from the hail and shall eat every tree which produces fruit for you out of the field: And they shall fill thy houses and the houses of all thy slaves 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 himself and went out from Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh's slaves said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? Let the men go that they may serve the LORD their God; knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed? And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh; and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God. Who are those that shall go? And Moses replied, We must go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our sheep and with our cows we must go; for we have a solemn feast unto the LORD. And he said unto them, Even if the LORD be with you, how can I let you go with your little ones; look at the malice which is before your face. It shall not be so: go now ye that are men and serve the LORD; for that is what ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence. Then the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt to bring the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt and eat all the grass of the land and all that the hail has left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and landed in all the borders of Egypt. Very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall there be such. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate all the grass of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; and there did not remain any green thing in the trees or in the grass of the field, through all the land of Egypt. Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you. Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only. And he went out from Pharaoh and intreated the LORD. And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt.

Psalm 105:34-35

He spoke, and the locusts came and caterpillars without number, and ate up all the grass in their land and devoured the fruit of their ground.

Locusts » Used as food

Matthew 3:4

And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Mark 1:6

John was clothed with camel's hair and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey

Locusts » Sun obscured by

Joel 2:2

a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of shadow that spreads itself upon the mountains as the dawn: a people great and strong; there has not ever been the like, neither shall there be any more after him, even to the years of many generations.

Joel 2:10

The earth shall quake before him; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall go dark; and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

Locusts » Figurative

Jeremiah 46:23

They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, for they cannot be counted because they are more than the locusts; they are innumerable.

Locusts » Symbolical

Revelation 9:3-10

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth neither any green thing neither any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads. And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should torment them five months; and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he strikes a man. read more.
And in those days men shall seek death and shall not find it and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. And the appearance of the locusts was like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails; and their power was to hurt men five months.

Locusts » Authorized as food

Leviticus 11:22

these of them ye may eat: the locust according to his species and the bald locust according to his species and the beetle according to his species and the grasshopper according to his species.

Locusts » Instincts of

Proverbs 30:27

the locusts have no king, yet all of them go forth 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 but little in, for the locust shall consume it.

Deuteronomy 28:42

All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.

Locusts » Described as » Wise

Proverbs 30:27

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

Proverbs 30:24

There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are wiser than the wise men:

Locusts » A small insect

Proverbs 30:27

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

Proverbs 30:24

There are four things which are little upon the earth, but they are wiser than the wise men:

Locusts » Carried every way by the wind

Exodus 10:13

And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Exodus 10:19

And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts and cast 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 appearance of the locusts was like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.

Joel 2:4

His appearance is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

Locusts » Immensely numerous

Psalm 105:34

He spoke, and the locusts came and caterpillars without number,

Nahum 3:15

There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off; it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.

Locusts » Illustrative » Of destructive enemies

Joel 1:6

For a people has come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he has the molars of a great lion.

Joel 2:2-9

a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of shadow that spreads itself upon the mountains as the dawn: a people great and strong; there has not ever been the like, neither shall there be any more after him, even to the years of many generations. A fire devours before him and behind him a flame burns: the earth is as the garden of Eden before him, and behind him a desolate wilderness; neither shall anyone escape him. His appearance is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. read more.
Like the thunder of chariots they shall leap over the tops of mountains, like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Before him the peoples shall fear: all faces shall go pale. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war, and they shall march each one in his ways, and they shall not break his ranks. No one shall crowd his companion; they shall walk each one in his path: and even falling upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. They shall go through the city; they shall run upon the wall; they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at 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 locusts to devour the land or if I send pestilence among my people; if my people, upon whom my name is invoked, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from the heavens and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Locusts » The jews » Often plagued by

Joel 1:4

That which the palmerworm has left the locust has eaten; and that which the locust has left the cankerworm has eaten; and that which the cankerworm has left the caterpillar has eaten.

Joel 2:25

And I will restore to you the years that the caterpillar has eaten, the locust, and the cankerworm, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

Locusts » Clean and fit for food

Leviticus 11:21-22

Yet these may ye eat of every flying insect that goes upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap with them upon the earth; these of them ye may eat: the locust according to his species and the bald locust according to his species and the beetle according to his species and the grasshopper according to his species.

Locusts » The jews » Deprecated the plague of

1 Kings 8:37-38

When there is famine in the land or pestilence or blasting or mildew or locusts or caterpillars, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their gates, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is, every prayer and every supplication made by any man or by all thy people Israel, when anyone knows the plague of his own heart and spreads forth his hands toward this house,

Locusts » Illustrative » Of false teachers of the apostacy

Revelation 9:3

And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

Locusts » Flies in bands and with order

Proverbs 30:27

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

Locusts » One of the plagues of egypt

Exodus 10:4-15

For if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring the locusts into thy borders, and they shall cover the face of the earth that one will not be able to see the earth, and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains unto you from the hail and shall eat every tree which produces fruit for you out of the field: And they shall fill thy houses and the houses of all thy slaves 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 himself and went out from Pharaoh. read more.
Then Pharaoh's slaves said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? Let the men go that they may serve the LORD their God; knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed? And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh; and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God. Who are those that shall go? And Moses replied, We must go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our sheep and with our cows we must go; for we have a solemn feast unto the LORD. And he said unto them, Even if the LORD be with you, how can I let you go with your little ones; look at the malice which is before your face. It shall not be so: go now ye that are men and serve the LORD; for that is what ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence. Then the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt to bring the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt and eat all the grass of the land and all that the hail has left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and landed in all the borders of Egypt. Very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall there be such. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate all the grass of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; and there did not remain any green thing in the trees or in the grass of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

Locusts » Described as » Voracious

Exodus 10:15

For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate all the grass of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; and there did not remain any green thing in the trees or in the grass of the field, through all 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 to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

Locusts » The jews » Used as food

Matthew 3:4

And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his food 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 eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.

Locusts » Illustrative » Of unGodly rulers

Nahum 3:17

Thy princes shall be as the locusts and thy captains as the great grasshoppers which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun arises, they flee away, and it is not known where they were.

Miracles » To witness to Christ as messiah spurious » Locusts

Exodus 10:13

And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

Exodus 10:19

And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt.

Plague » Locusts

Exodus 10:1-20

And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his slaves that I might show these my signs among them and that thou may tell in the ears of thy sons and of thy son's sons the things I did in Egypt and my signs which I gave among them and that ye may know that I am the LORD. Then Moses and Aaron came in unto Pharaoh and said unto him, Thus hath the LORD God of the Hebrews said, How long wilt 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, tomorrow I will bring the locusts into thy borders, and they shall cover the face of the earth that one will not be able to see the earth, and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains unto you from the hail and shall eat every tree which produces fruit for you out of the field: And they shall fill thy houses and the houses of all thy slaves 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 himself and went out from Pharaoh. Then Pharaoh's slaves said unto him, How long shall this man be a snare unto us? Let the men go that they may serve the LORD their God; knowest thou not yet that Egypt is destroyed? And Moses and Aaron were brought again unto Pharaoh; and he said unto them, Go, serve the LORD your God. Who are those that shall go? And Moses replied, We must go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters, with our sheep and with our cows we must go; for we have a solemn feast unto the LORD. And he said unto them, Even if the LORD be with you, how can I let you go with your little ones; look at the malice which is before your face. It shall not be so: go now ye that are men and serve the LORD; for that is what ye did desire. And they were driven out from Pharaoh's presence. Then the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt to bring the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt and eat all the grass of the land and all that the hail has left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and landed in all the borders of Egypt. Very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall there be such. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate all the grass of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; and there did not remain any green thing in the trees or in the grass of the field, through all the land of Egypt. Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God and against you. Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only. And he went out from Pharaoh and intreated the LORD. And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust in all the borders of Egypt. But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the sons of Israel go.

Trees » Often suffered from » Locusts

Exodus 10:15

For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate all the grass of the land and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left; and there did not remain any green thing in the trees or in the grass of the field, through all the land of Egypt.

Exodus 10:5

and they shall cover the face of the earth that one will not be able to see the earth, and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remains unto you from the hail and shall eat every tree which produces fruit for you out of the field:

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Matthew 3:4

And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his food was locusts and wild honey.