'Prey' in the Bible
Birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.
Benjamin is a wolf; he tears his prey.In the morning he devours the prey,and in the evening he divides the plunder.”
A people rise up like a lioness;They rouse themselves like a lion.They will not lie down until they devour the preyand drink the blood of the slain.
My anger will burn against them on that day; I will abandon them and hide My face from them so that they will become easy prey. Many troubles and afflictions will come to them. On that day they will say, ‘Haven’t these troubles come to us because our God is no longer with us?’
The strong lion dies if it catches no prey,and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
They sweep by like boats made of papyrus,like an eagle swooping down on its prey.
They prey on the childless woman who is unable to conceive,and do not deal kindly with the widow.
No bird of prey knows that path;no falcon’s eye has seen it.
I shattered the fangs of the unjustand snatched the prey from his teeth.
Can you hunt prey for a lionessor satisfy the appetite of young lions
From there it searches for prey;its eyes penetrate the distance.
They will be given over to the power of the sword;they will become the jackals’ prey.
You are resplendent and majesticcoming down from the mountains of prey.
The young lions roar for their preyand seek their food from God.
Their roaring is like a lion’s;they roar like young lions;they growl and seize their preyand carry it off,and no one can rescue it.
They will all be left for the birds of prey on the hillsand for the wild animals of the land.The birds will spend the summer on them,and all the animals, the winter on them.
For this is what the Lord said to me:As a lion or young lion growls over its preywhen a band of shepherds is called out against it,and is not terrified by their shoutingor subdued by their noise,so the Lord of Hosts will come downto fight on Mount Zionand on its hill.
The sand partridge will make her nest there;she will lay and hatch her eggsand will gather her brood under her shadow.Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there,each with its mate.
I call a bird of prey from the east,a man for My purpose from a far country.Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about.I have planned it; I will also do it.
Can the prey be taken from the mighty,or the captives of the righteous be delivered?
For this is what the Lord says:“Even the captives of a mighty man will be taken,and the prey of a tyrant will be delivered;I will contend with the one who contends with you,and I will save your children.
Is Israel a slave?Was he born into slavery?Why else has he become a prey?
Is My inheritance like a hyena to Me?Are birds of prey circling her?Go, gather all the wild animals;bring them to devour her.
I will also tear off your veils and deliver My people from your hands, so that they will no longer be prey in your hands. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.
She brought up one of her cubs,and he became a young lion.After he learned to tear prey,he devoured people.
He prowled among the lions,and he became a young lion.After he learned to tear prey,he devoured people.
The conspiracy of her prophets within her is like a roaring lion tearing its prey: they devour people, seize wealth and valuables, and multiply the widows within her.
“Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives in order to make profit dishonestly.
As I live”—the declaration of the Lord God—“because My flock has become prey and food for every wild animal since they lack a shepherd, for My shepherds do not search for My flock, and because the shepherds feed themselves rather than My flock,
I will save My flock, and they will no longer be prey for you. I will judge between one sheep and another.
They will no longer be prey for the nations, and the wild animals of the land will not consume them. They will live securely, and no one will frighten them.
Does a lion roar in the forestwhen it has no prey?Does a young lion growl from its lairunless it has captured something?
The lion mauled whatever its cubs neededand strangled prey for its lionesses.It filled up its dens with the kill,and its lairs with mauled prey.
Beware, I am against you.This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.I will make your chariots go up in smokeand the sword will devour your young lions.I will cut off your prey from the earth,and the sound of your messengerswill never be heard again.
Woe to the city of blood,totally deceitful,full of plunder,never without prey.