Insects

  • Created by God.

    Genesis 1:24-25 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

  • DIVIDED INTO
    • Clean and fit for food.

      Leviticus 11:21-22 Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth; 22 Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

    • See INSECTS in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Unclean and abominable.

      Leviticus 11:23-24 But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you. 24 And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even.

  • MENTIONED IN SCRIPTURE;
    • Ant.

      Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

      Proverbs 30:25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

    • Bible concordance for INSECTS

    • Bee.

      Judges 14:8 And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.

      Psalms 118:12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

      Isaiah 7:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

    • Beetle.

      Leviticus 11:22 Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

    • Caterpillar.

      Psalms 78:46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust.

      Isaiah 33:4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

    • See Insect in McClintock and Strong.

    • Cankerworm.

      Joel 1:4 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.

      Nahum 3:15-16 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. 16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.

    • Earthworm.

      Job 25:6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?

      Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.

    • Flea.

      1 Samuel 24:14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

    • Fly.

      Exodus 8:22 And I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there; to the end thou mayest know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.

      Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.

      Isaiah 7:18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

    • Gnat.

      Matthew 23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

    • Grasshopper.

      Leviticus 11:22 Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

      Judges 6:5 For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.

      Job 39:20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.

    • Hornet.

      Deuteronomy 7:20 Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed.

    • Locust.

      Exodus 10:12-13 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left. 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.

    • Bald locust.

      Leviticus 11:22 Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.

    • Lice.

      Exodus 8:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.

      Psalms 105:31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

    • Maggot.

      Exodus 16:20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.

    • Moth.

      Job 4:19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?

      Job 27:18 He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

      Isaiah 50:9 Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.

    • Palmer-worm.

      Joel 1:4 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.

      Amos 4:9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

    • Spider.

      Job 8:14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

      Proverbs 30:28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

  • Fed by God.

    Psalms 104:25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

    Psalms 145:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

    Psalms 145:15 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.

 
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