Fox, The

  • Found in deserts.

    Ezekiel 13:4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

  • Abounded in Palestine.

    Judges 15:4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.

    Lamentations 5:18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • fox (KJV Dictionary)

    • Active.

      Nehemiah 4:3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall.

    • Crafty.

      Luke 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

    • Carnivorous.

      Psalms 63:10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

    See FOX in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • Destructive to vines.

    Song of Solomon 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

  • Dwells in holes.

    Matthew 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

    Luke 9:58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • Bible concordance for FOX

    • False prophets.

      Ezekiel 13:4 O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.

    • Cunning and deceitful persons.

      Luke 13:32 And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

    • Enemies of the church.

      Song of Solomon 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

    See Fox in McClintock and Strong.

  • Used by Samson for annoying the Philistines.

    Judges 15:4-6 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. 5 And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives. 6 Then the Philistines said, Who hath done this? And they answered, Samson, the son in law of the Timnite, because he had taken his wife, and given her to his companion. And the Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire.

 
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