87 Top Bible Quotes About Animals That Touch the Heart

Photo of author
Updated on

Here are the 87 best handpicked bible quotes about animals:

From “Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.” to “Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?”

So if you want the best bible quotes about animals, then you’re in the right place.

Let’s hop in!

Featured Nimals

My Favorite Bible Quote About Animals


1 20

“Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.”

— Proverbs 28:15

In a world where so many leaders abuse their power, this bible quote is a perfect example that shows the consequences of using one’s power in a wrong, abusive manner.

Like beasts and other animals in many bible stories, I also believe that leaders who don’t know how to lead and use their authority only for their own convenience can also wreak havoc to the lives of many, especially the weak.

I think this bible verse is one that leaders should come across because it reminds us of the proper execution of one’s power, the responsibilities that comes with it to protect the welfare of those they govern.

Best Handpicked Bible Quotes About Animals


2 15

“But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; and the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.”

— Job 12:7


3 15

“The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.”

— Genesis 9:2


4 15

“Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering.”

— Genesis 4:4


5 14

“Let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep and every black one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.”

— Genesis 30:32


6 14

“You shall give him the first fruits of your grain, your new wine, and your oil, and the first shearing of your sheep.”

— Deuteronomy 18:4


7 15

“Curds of cows, and milk of the flock, with fat of lambs, and rams, the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the finest of the wheat— And of the blood of grapes you drank wine.”

— Deuteronomy 32:14


8 16

“King Solomon offered a sacrifice of 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. Thus the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.”

— 2 Chronicles 7:5


9 14

“I will also strike down the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast; they will die of a great pestilence.”

— Jeremiah 21:6


10 14

“The deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope and the mountain sheep.”

— Deuteronomy 14:5


11 17

“Now the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab and Abishai and Asahel; and Asahel was as swift-footed as one of the gazelles which is in the field.”

— 2 Samuel 2:18


12 16

“He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me on my high places.”

— 2 Samuel 22:34


13 17

“From the Gadites there came over to David in the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains.”

— 1 Chronicles 12:8


14 14

“And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

— Revelation 20:10


15 15

“And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne saying, “Amen. Hallelujah!”

— Revelation 19:4


16 14

“And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God.”

— Revelation 7:11


17 16

“The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev. Through a land of distress and anguish, From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels’ humps, To a people who cannot profit them.”

— Isaiah 30:6


18 15

“Then I kept looking because of the sound of the boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire.”

— Daniel 7:11


19 15

“For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts for number, both they and their camels were innumerable; and they came into the land to devastate it.”

— Judges 6:5


20 16

“His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east.”

— Job 1:3


21 15

“Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and gave him sheep and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.”

— Genesis 12:16


22 15

“So the man became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks and female and male servants and camels and donkeys.”

— Genesis 30:43


23 15

“Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you.”

— Leviticus 11:4


24 15

“You shall slaughter the bull before the Lord at the doorway of the tent of meeting.”

— Exodus 29:11


25 15

“Each day you shall offer a bull as a sin offering for atonement, and you shall purify the altar when you make atonement for it, and you shall anoint it to consecrate it.”

— Exodus 29:36


26 14

“He shall bring the bull to the doorway of the tent of meeting before the Lord, and he shall lay his hand on the head of the bull and slay the bull before the Lord.”

— Leviticus 4:4


27 14

“When you prepare a bull as a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a special vow, or for peace offerings to the Lord.”

— Numbers 15:8


28 14

“Then he arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces and laid it on the wood.”

— 1 Kings 18:33


29 14

“Of Dan he said, ‘Dan is a lion’s whelp, That leaps forth from Bashan.'”

— Deuteronomy 33:22


30 14

“So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, ‘What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?’ And he said to them, ‘If you had not plowed with my heifer, You would not have found out my riddle.’”

— Judges 14:18


31 16

“And even the one who is valiant, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will completely lose heart; for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man and those who are with him are valiant men.”

— 2 Samuel 17:10


32 15

“Should my head be lifted up, you would hunt me like a lion; and again you would show your power against me.”

— Job 10:16


33 15

“He is like a lion that is eager to tear, and as a young lion lurking in hiding places.”

— Psalm 17:12


34 16

“God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.”

— Genesis 1:25


35 15

“And he drove away all his livestock and all his property which he had gathered, his acquired livestock which he had gathered in Paddan-aram, to go to the land of Canaan to his father Isaac.”

— Genesis 31:18


36 13

“But the Lord will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt, so that nothing will die of all that belongs to the sons of Israel.”

— Exodus 9:4


37 14

“But the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you.”

— Exodus 20:10


38 12

“Now the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad had an exceedingly large number of livestock. So when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that it was indeed a place suitable for livestock.”

— Numbers 32:1


39 12

“You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog into the house of the Lord your God for any votive offering, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.”

— Deuteronomy 23:18


40 12

“Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs will eat. And he who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat; for the Lord has spoken it.”

— 1 Kings 14:11


41 13

“They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood (now the harlots bathed themselves there), according to the word of the Lord which He spoke.”

— 1 Kings 22:38


42 13

“They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go around the city.”

— Psalm 59:6


43 13

“Like one who takes a dog by the ears is he who passes by and meddles with strife not belonging to him.”

— Proverbs 26:17


44 12

“Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.”

— Genesis 8:20


45 13

“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?”

— Matthew 6:26


46 12

“Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!”

— Luke 12:24


47 14

“You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing.”

— Deuteronomy 25:4


48 12

“Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you; and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.”

— Genesis 9:9-10


49 15

“You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together.”

— Deuteronomy 22:10


50 12

“So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and Isaac his son; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.”

— Genesis 22:3


51 13

“And the Lord opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, ‘What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?'”

— Numbers 22:28


52 12

“You who ride on white donkeys, you who sit on rich carpets, and you who travel on the road—sing!”

— Judges 5:10


53 12

“He had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys, and they had thirty cities in the land of Gilead that are called Havvoth-jair to this day.”

— Judges 10:4


54 13

“You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent you will trample down.”

— Psalm 91:13


55 12

“Their wine is the venom of serpents, And the deadly poison of cobras.”

— Deuteronomy 32:33


56 13

“Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; it will also be a haunt of jackals And an abode of ostriches.”

— Isaiah 34:13


57 11

“I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.”

— Jeremiah 9:11


58 10

“Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants.”

— Jeremiah 51:37


59 10

“And the pig, for though it divides the hoof, thus making a split hoof, it does not chew cud, it is unclean to you.”

— Leviticus 11:7


60 10

“Who sit among graves and spend the night in secret places; who eat swine’s flesh, and the broth of unclean meat is in their pots.”

— Isaiah 65:4


61 11

“‘Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go to the gardens, Following one in the center, who eat swine’s flesh, detestable things and mice, will come to an end altogether,’ declares the Lord.”

— Isaiah 66:17


62 11

“Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”

— Matthew 7:6


63 10

“Now there was a herd of many swine feeding at a distance from them.”

— Matthew 8:30


64 10

“They hatch adders’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a snake breaks forth.”

— Isaiah 59:5


65 9

“Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, otherwise they will not come near to you.”

— Psalm 32:9


66 11

“And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive.”

— Genesis 6:19-20


67 10

“If an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall surely be stoned and its flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall go unpunished. If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner has been warned, yet he does not confine it and it kills a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death. If a ransom is demanded of him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is demanded of him. read more.”

— Exodus 21:28-36


68 10

“If a man steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep. If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account. But if the sun has risen on him, there will be bloodguiltiness on his account. He shall surely make restitution; if he owns nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. read more.”

— Exodus 22:1-4


69 8

“Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, may you come with me from Lebanon. Journey down from the summit of Amana, from the summit of Senir and Hermon, from the dens of lions, from the mountains of leopards.”

— Song of Songs 4:84


70 9

“And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little boy will lead them.”

— Isaiah 11:6


71 9

“Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them, a wolf of the deserts will destroy them, a leopard is watching their cities. Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces, because their transgressions are many, their apostasies are numerous.”

— Jeremiah 5:6


72 9

“Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then you also can do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”

— Jeremiah 13:23


73 9

“So I will be like a lion to them; like a leopard I will lie in wait by the wayside.”

— Hosea 13:7


74 8

“But David said to Saul, ‘Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb from the flock.'”

— 1 Samuel 17:34


75 8

“Moreover, Hushai said, ‘You know your father and his men, that they are mighty men and they are fierce, like a bear robbed of her cubs in the field. And your father is an expert in warfare, and will not spend the night with the people.'”

— 2 Samuel 17:8


76 7

“When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number.”

— 2 Kings 2:24


77 7

“Let a man meet a bear robbed of her cubs, rather than a fool in his folly.”

— Proverbs 17:12


78 7

“Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind’; and it was so.”

— Genesis 1:24


79 7

“You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female; also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

— Genesis 7:2-3


80 7

“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, he spread his wings and caught them, he carried them on his pinions.”

— Deuteronomy 32:11


81 7

“Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?”

— Job 35:11


82 7

“Go to the ant, o sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest.”

— Proverbs 6:6-8


83 7

“The ants are not a strong people, but they prepare their food in the summer; the shephanim are not mighty people, yet they make their houses in the rocks; the locusts have no king, yet all of them go out in ranks.”

— Proverbs 30:25-28


84 7

“Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!”

— Isaiah 31:1


85 7

“Moreover, he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor shall he cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, since the Lord has said to you, ‘You shall never again return that way.'”

— Deuteronomy 17:16


86 7

“He did away with the horses which the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the Lord, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the official, which was in the precincts; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.”

— 2 Kings 23:11


87 7

“Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?”

— Job 39:19