Swine

  • When wild inhabited the woods.

    Psalms 80:13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

  • Unclean and not to be eaten.

    Leviticus 11:7-8 And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. 8 Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • swine (KJV Dictionary)

    • Fierce and ungenerous.

      Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

    • Filthy in its habits.

      2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

    • Destructive to agriculture.

      Psalms 80:13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.

    See SWINE in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • Fed upon husks.

    Luke 15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

  • Sacrificing of, and abomination.

    Isaiah 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.

  • Kept in large herds.

    Matthew 8:30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

  • Bible concordance for SWINE

  • Herding of, considered as the greatest degradation to a Jew.

    Luke 15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

  • The Gergesenes punished for having.

    Matthew 8:31-32 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. 32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

  • The ungodly Jews condemned for eating.

    Isaiah 65:4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

    Isaiah 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

  • See Swine in McClintock and Strong.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • The wicked.

      Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

    • Hypocrites.

      2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

 
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