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Theasaurus: Stars

51 Bible Verses about Stars

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Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.

Psalm 136:7-9

He made the great lights:
        His love is eternal. the sun to rule by day,
        His love is eternal. the moon and stars to rule by night.
        His love is eternal.

Psalm 148:3-6

Praise Him, sun and moon;
praise Him, all you shining stars. Praise Him, highest heavens,
and you waters above the heavens. Let them praise the name of Yahweh,
for He commanded, and they were created.read more.
He set them in position forever and ever;
He gave an order that will never pass away.

Job 9:7-9

He commands the sun not to shine
and seals off the stars. He alone stretches out the heavens
and treads on the waves of the sea. He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion,
the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky.

Job 38:31-33

Can you fasten the chains of the Pleiades
or loosen the belt of Orion? Can you bring out the constellations in their season
and lead the Bear and her cubs? Do you know the laws of heaven?
Can you impose its authority on earth?

Psalm 147:4-5

He counts the number of the stars;
He gives names to all of them. Our Lord is great, vast in power;
His understanding is infinite.

Isaiah 45:11-12

This is what the Lord,
the Holy One of Israel and its Maker, says:
“Ask Me what is to happen to My sons,
and instruct Me about the work of My hands. I made the earth,
and created man on it.
It was My hands that stretched out the heavens,
and I commanded all their host.

Amos 5:8

The One who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns darkness into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who summons the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the earth—
Yahweh is His name.

Deuteronomy 4:19

When you look to the heavens and see the sun, moon, and stars—all the array of heaven—do not be led astray to bow down and worship them. The Lord your God has provided them for all people everywhere under heaven.

Deuteronomy 17:3

and has gone to worship other gods by bowing down to the sun, moon, or all the stars in the sky—which I have forbidden—

2 Kings 23:4-5

Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second rank and the doorkeepers to bring out of the Lord’s temple all the articles made for Baal, Asherah, and the whole heavenly host. He burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron and carried their ashes to Bethel. Then he did away with the idolatrous priests the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense at the high places in the cities of Judah and in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. They had burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, moon, constellations, and the whole heavenly host.

Jeremiah 8:2

They will be exposed to the sun, the moon, and the whole heavenly host, which they have loved, served, followed, consulted, and worshiped. Their bones will not be collected and buried but will become like manure on the surface of the soil.

Jeremiah 19:12-13

I will do so to this place”—this is the declaration of the Lord—“and to its residents, making this city like Topheth. The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will become impure like that place Topheth—all the houses on whose rooftops they have burned incense to the whole heavenly host and poured out drink offerings to other gods.”

Amos 5:25-27

“House of Israel, was it sacrifices and grain offerings that you presented to Me during the 40 years in the wilderness? But you have taken up Sakkuth your king and Kaiwan your star god, images you have made for yourselves. So I will send you into exile beyond Damascus.” Yahweh, the God of Hosts, is His name. He has spoken.

Zephaniah 1:4-5

I will stretch out My hand against Judah
and against all the residents of Jerusalem.
I will cut off every vestige of Baal
from this place,
the names of the pagan priests
along with the priests; those who bow in worship on the rooftops
to the heavenly host;
those who bow and pledge loyalty to the Lord
but also pledge loyalty to Milcom;

Acts 7:42-43

Then God turned away and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the prophets:House of Israel, did you bring Me offerings and sacrifices
40 years in the wilderness? No, you took up the tent of Moloch
and the star of your god Rephan,
the images that you made to worship.
So I will deport you beyond Babylon!

2 Kings 17:16

They abandoned all the commands of the Lord their God. They made cast images for themselves, two calves, and an Asherah pole. They worshiped the whole heavenly host and served Baal.

2 Kings 21:3-5

He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed and reestablished the altars for Baal. He made an Asherah, as King Ahab of Israel had done; he also worshiped the whole heavenly host and served them. He built altars in the Lord’s temple, where the Lord had said, “Jerusalem is where I will put My name.” He built altars to the whole heavenly host in both courtyards of the Lord’s temple.

2 Chronicles 33:5

He built altars to the whole heavenly host in both courtyards of the Lord’s temple.

Acts 28:11

After three months we set sail in an Alexandrian ship that had wintered at the island, with the Twin Brothers as its figurehead.

Isaiah 47:13

You are worn out with your many consultations.
So let them stand and save you—
the astrologers, who observe the stars,
who predict monthly
what will happen to you.

Daniel 2:2-5

So the king gave orders to summon the diviner-priests, mediums, sorcerers, and Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. When they came and stood before the king, he said to them, “I have had a dream and am anxious to understand it.” The Chaldeans spoke to the king (Aramaic begins here): “May the king live forever. Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.”read more.
The king replied to the Chaldeans, “My word is final: If you don’t tell me the dream and its interpretation, you will be torn limb from limb, and your houses will be made a garbage dump.

Daniel 4:7

When the diviner-priests, mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers came in, I told them the dream, but they could not make its interpretation known to me.

Isaiah 34:4

All the heavenly bodies will dissolve.
The skies will roll up like a scroll,
and their stars will all wither
as leaves wither on the vine,
and foliage on the fig tree.

Ezekiel 32:7-8

When I snuff you out,
I will cover the heavens
and darken their stars.
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
and the moon will not give its light. I will darken all the shining lights
in the heavens over you,
and will bring darkness on your land.
This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Revelation 6:13

the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind;

Matthew 2:9-10

After hearing the king, they went on their way. And there it was—the star they had seen in the east! It led them until it came and stopped above the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed beyond measure.

Genesis 15:5

He took him outside and said, “Look at the sky and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then He said to him, “Your offspring will be that numerous.”

Deuteronomy 10:22

Your fathers went down to Egypt, 70 people in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars of the sky.

1 Chronicles 27:23

David didn’t count the men aged 20 or under, for the Lord had said He would make Israel as numerous as the stars of heaven.

Nehemiah 9:23

You multiplied their descendants
like the stars of heaven
and brought them to the land
You told their ancestors to go in and take possession of it.

Jeremiah 33:22

The hosts of heaven cannot be counted; the sand of the sea cannot be measured. So, too, I will make the descendants of My servant David and the Levites who minister to Me innumerable.”

Hebrews 11:12

Therefore from one man—in fact, from one as good as dead—came offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as innumerable as the grains of sand by the seashore.

Numbers 24:17

I see him, but not now;
I perceive him, but not near.
A star will come from Jacob,
and a scepter will arise from Israel.
He will smash the forehead of Moab
and strike down all the Shethites.

Isaiah 14:12-13

Shining morning star,
how you have fallen from the heavens!
You destroyer of nations,
you have been cut down to the ground. You said to yourself:
“I will ascend to the heavens;
I will set up my throne
above the stars of God.
I will sit on the mount of the gods’ assembly,
in the remotest parts of the North.

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Astronomy » Moon » Stars

Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.

Judges 5:20

The stars fought from the heavens;
the stars fought with Sisera from their courses.

Christian ministers » Servants » Stars

Revelation 1:20

The secret of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven gold lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Revelation 2:1

The Letters to the Seven Churches

The Letter to Ephesus

“Write to the angel of the church in Ephesus: “The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand and who walks among the seven gold lampstands says:

Names » Of ministers » Stars

Revelation 1:20

The secret of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven gold lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Righteous » Compared with » Stars

compared to Saints » Stars

Stars » Worshiped

Jeremiah 19:13

The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will become impure like that place Topheth—all the houses on whose rooftops they have burned incense to the whole heavenly host and poured out drink offerings to other gods.”

2 Kings 21:3

He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed and reestablished the altars for Baal. He made an Asherah, as King Ahab of Israel had done; he also worshiped the whole heavenly host and served them.

2 Kings 17:16

They abandoned all the commands of the Lord their God. They made cast images for themselves, two calves, and an Asherah pole. They worshiped the whole heavenly host and served Baal.

Amos 5:26

But you have taken up Sakkuth your king and Kaiwan your star god, images you have made for yourselves.

2 Kings 23:5

Then he did away with the idolatrous priests the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense at the high places in the cities of Judah and in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. They had burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, moon, constellations, and the whole heavenly host.

Stars » Darkening of

Isaiah 34:4

All the heavenly bodies will dissolve.
The skies will roll up like a scroll,
and their stars will all wither
as leaves wither on the vine,
and foliage on the fig tree.

Isaiah 13:10

Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations
will not give their light.
The sun will be dark when it rises,
and the moon will not shine.

Joel 2:10

The earth quakes before them;
the sky shakes.
The sun and moon grow dark,
and the stars cease their shining.

Ecclesiastes 12:2

before the sun and the light are darkened,
and the moon and the stars,
and the clouds return after the rain;

Stars » Falling of

Revelation 12:4

His tail swept away a third of the stars in heaven and hurled them to the earth. And the dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she did give birth he might devour her child.

Revelation 6:13

the stars of heaven fell to the earth as a fig tree drops its unripe figs when shaken by a high wind;

Revelation 9:1

The fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from heaven to earth. The key to the shaft of the abyss was given to him.

Revelation 8:10

The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from heaven. It fell on a third of the rivers and springs of water.

More verses: Daniel 8:10 Mark 13:25

Stars » Created by God

Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.

Amos 5:8

The One who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns darkness into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who summons the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the earth
Yahweh is His name.

More verses: Psalm 136:9 Psalm 136:7

Stars » The morning star

Stars » Orion

Job 9:9

He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion,
the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky.

Amos 5:8

The One who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns darkness into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who summons the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the earth
Yahweh is His name.

Stars » Figurative » Seven stars of the seven congregations

Revelation 1:20

The secret of the seven stars you saw in My right hand and of the seven gold lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

Stars » Differ in splendor

1 Corinthians 15:41

There is a splendor of the sun, another of the moon, and another of the stars; for one star differs from another star in splendor.

Stars » Constellations of

Isaiah 13:10

Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations
will not give their light.
The sun will be dark when it rises,
and the moon will not shine.

Stars » Comets

Jude 1:13

wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameful deeds; wandering stars for whom the blackness of darkness is reserved forever!

Stars » Serpent

Stars » Figurative » Of the deliverer

Numbers 24:17

I see him, but not now;
I perceive him, but not near.
A star will come from Jacob,
and a scepter will arise from Israel.
He will smash the forehead of Moab
and strike down all the Shethites.

Stars » Planets

2 Kings 23:5

Then he did away with the idolatrous priests the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense at the high places in the cities of Judah and in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. They had burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, moon, constellations, and the whole heavenly host.

Stars » Figurative » Crown of twelve stars

Stars » Forbidden worship

Deuteronomy 4:19

When you look to the heavens and see the sun, moon, and stars—all the array of heaven—do not be led astray to bow down and worship them. The Lord your God has provided them for all people everywhere under heaven.

Stars » Illustrative » (withdrawing their light,) of severe judgments

Ezekiel 32:7

When I snuff you out,
I will cover the heavens
and darken their stars.
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
and the moon will not give its light.

Isaiah 13:10

Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations
will not give their light.
The sun will be dark when it rises,
and the moon will not shine.

Joel 2:10

The earth quakes before them;
the sky shakes.
The sun and moon grow dark,
and the stars cease their shining.

Stars » God » Created

Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.

Psalm 148:5

Let them praise the name of Yahweh,
for He commanded, and they were created.

Stars » The israelites forbidden to worship

Deuteronomy 4:19

When you look to the heavens and see the sun, moon, and stars—all the array of heaven—do not be led astray to bow down and worship them. The Lord your God has provided them for all people everywhere under heaven.

Deuteronomy 17:2-4

"If a man or woman among you in one of your towns that the Lord your God will give you is discovered doing evil in the sight of the Lord your God and violating His covenant and has gone to worship other gods by bowing down to the sun, moon, or all the stars in the sky-which I have forbidden- and if you are told or hear [about it], you must investigate it thoroughly. If the report turns out to be true that this detestable thing has happened in Israel,

Stars » Called » The host of heaven

Deuteronomy 17:3

and has gone to worship other gods by bowing down to the sun, moon, or all the stars in the sky—which I have forbidden—

Jeremiah 33:22

The hosts of heaven cannot be counted; the sand of the sea cannot be measured. So, too, I will make the descendants of My servant David and the Levites who minister to Me innumerable.”

Stars » Illustrative » Of ministers

Revelation 2:1

The Letters to the Seven Churches

The Letter to Ephesus

“Write to the angel of the church in Ephesus: “The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand and who walks among the seven gold lampstands says:

Stars » Mentioned in scripture » Pleiades,

Job 9:9

He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion,
the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky.

Job 38:31

Can you fasten the chains of the Pleiades
or loosen the belt of Orion?

Amos 5:8

The One who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns darkness into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who summons the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the earth
Yahweh is His name.

Stars » Mentioned in scripture » Orion

Job 9:9

He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion,
the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky.

Job 38:31

Can you fasten the chains of the Pleiades
or loosen the belt of Orion?

Amos 5:8

The One who made the Pleiades and Orion,
who turns darkness into dawn
and darkens day into night,
who summons the waters of the sea
and pours them out over the face of the earth
Yahweh is His name.

Stars » Illustrative » Of princes and subordinate governors

Revelation 8:12

The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened. A third of the day was without light, and the night as well.

Daniel 8:10

It grew as high as the heavenly host, made some of the stars and some of the host fall to the earth, and trampled them.

Stars » Idolaters worshipped

Jeremiah 19:13

The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will become impure like that place Topheth—all the houses on whose rooftops they have burned incense to the whole heavenly host and poured out drink offerings to other gods.”

Jeremiah 8:2

They will be exposed to the sun, the moon, and the whole heavenly host, which they have loved, served, followed, consulted, and worshiped. Their bones will not be collected and buried but will become like manure on the surface of the soil.

Stars » Infinite in number

Genesis 15:5

He took him outside and said, “Look at the sky and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” Then He said to him, “Your offspring will be that numerous.”

Jeremiah 33:2

“The Lord who made the earth, the Lord who forms it to establish it, Yahweh is His name, says this:

Stars » God » Appointed to give light by night

Genesis 1:16

God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.

Stars » When grouped together called constellations

Isaiah 13:10

Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations
will not give their light.
The sun will be dark when it rises,
and the moon will not shine.

2 Kings 23:5

Then he did away with the idolatrous priests the kings of Judah had appointed to burn incense at the high places in the cities of Judah and in the areas surrounding Jerusalem. They had burned incense to Baal, and to the sun, moon, constellations, and the whole heavenly host.

Stars » God » Established, for ever

Psalm 148:6

He set them in position forever and ever;
He gave an order that will never pass away.

Stars » One of extraordinary brightness (a meteor) appeared at Christ's birth

Matthew 2:9

After hearing the king, they went on their way. And there it was—the star they had seen in the east! It led them until it came and stopped above the place where the child was.

Stars » Exhibit the greatness of God's power

Stars » Appear after sunset

Job 3:9

May its morning stars grow dark.
May it wait for daylight but have none;
may it not see the breaking of dawn.

Nehemiah 4:21

So we continued the work, while half of the men were holding spears from daybreak until the stars came out.

Stars » False gods frequently worshipped under the representation of

Amos 5:26

But you have taken up Sakkuth your king and Kaiwan your star god, images you have made for yourselves.

Acts 7:43

No, you took up the tent of Moloch
and the star of your god Rephan,
the images that you made to worship.
So I will deport you beyond Babylon!

Stars » Appear of different magnitudes

1 Corinthians 15:41

There is a splendor of the sun, another of the moon, and another of the stars; for one star differs from another star in splendor.

Stars » Mentioned in scripture » Arcturus

Job 9:9

He makes the stars: the Bear, Orion,
the Pleiades, and the constellations of the southern sky.

Job 38:32

Can you bring out the constellations in their season
and lead the Bear and her cubs?

Stars » Punishment for worshipping

Deuteronomy 17:5-7

you must bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing and stone them to death. The one condemned to die is to be executed on the testimony of two or three witnesses. No one is to be executed on the testimony of a single witness. The witnesses' hands are to be the first in putting him to death, and after that, the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from you.

Stars » Illustrative » (bright and morning star,) of Christ

Stars » Mentioned in scripture » Morning star

Stars » Illustrative » (morning star,) of glory to be given to faithful saints

Stars » Illustrative » Of Christ

Numbers 24:17

I see him, but not now;
I perceive him, but not near.
A star will come from Jacob,
and a scepter will arise from Israel.
He will smash the forehead of Moab
and strike down all the Shethites.

Stars » Called » Stars of heaven

Isaiah 13:10

Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations
will not give their light.
The sun will be dark when it rises,
and the moon will not shine.

Stars » God » Set, in the firmament of heaven

Genesis 1:17

God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth,

Stars » Astrology and star-gazing practised by the babylonians, &c

Isaiah 47:13

You are worn out with your many consultations.
So let them stand and save you—
the astrologers, who observe the stars,
who predict monthly
what will happen to you.

Stars » Illustrative » (setting the nest amongst,) of pride and carnal security

Obadiah 1:4

Though you seem to soar like an eagle
and make your nest among the stars,
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Stars » Illustrative » (shining of,) of the reward of faithful ministers

Stars » Called » Stars of light

Stars » God » Numbers and names

Stars » Shine in the firmament of heaven

Stars » Revolve in fixed orbits

Judges 5:20

The stars fought from the heavens;
the stars fought with Sisera from their courses.

Stars » Made to praise God

Stars » Use of, in navigation, alluded to

Acts 27:20

For many days neither sun nor stars appeared, and the severe storm kept raging. Finally all hope that we would be saved was disappearing.

Stars » Mentioned in scripture » Mazzaroth

Job 38:32

Can you bring out the constellations in their season
and lead the Bear and her cubs?

Stars » Illustrative » (wandering,) of false teachers

Jude 1:13

wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameful deeds; wandering stars for whom the blackness of darkness is reserved forever!

Stars » Illustrative » Of angels

Stars » Impure in the sight of God

Job 25:5

If even the moon does not shine
and the stars are not pure in His sight,

Stars » God » Obscures

Titles and names of ministers » Stars

Revelation 1:20-1

The secret of the seven stars you saw in My right hand, and of the seven gold lampstands, is this: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. "To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: "The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand and who walks among the seven gold lampstands says:

Topics on Stars

Affecting Sun Moon And Stars

40;24;29

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days:The sun will be darkened,
and the moon will not shed its light;
the stars will fall from the sky,
and the celestial powers will be shaken.

Controlling Sun Moon And Stars

18;38;31

Can you fasten the chains of the Pleiades
or loosen the belt of Orion?

Darkening Sun Moon And Stars

23;13;10

Indeed, the stars of the sky and its constellations
will not give their light.
The sun will be dark when it rises,
and the moon will not shine.

Stars Created By God

23;40;26

Look up and see:
who created these?
He brings out the starry host by number;
He calls all of them by name.
Because of His great power and strength,
not one of them is missing.

Sun Moon And Stars Before God

1;1;16

God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars.

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