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Animals in the Bible!

Animals in the Bible: Deuteronomy 14:4-18 Deer, Gazelle, Roe deer, Wild goat, Mountain goat, Antelope, Mountain sheep, Camel, Rabbit (hare), Shaphan (hyrax)

Leviticus 11th chapter

Swine (pig)









Little owl

Fisher owl

Short eared owl

Sea gull


Screech owl

White owl


Carrion vulture (cormorant)







Destroying locust





Large lizard


Monitor lizard

Sand reptile

Sand lizard




Isaiah 11:6-9


Lamb and (John 1:29)





Flatling (fed cattle)






Isaiah 38:14 



John 12:14-15 and  Luke 19:33



Dove: John 1:32

Jackals: Isaiah 43:20 

Isaiah 27:1

Dragon (monstrous land or sea creature,) 


Fish: John 21:9

Bee: Judges 14:8

Behemoth: Job 40:15

Serpent: Genesis 3:1

Ant: Proverbs 6:6

1 Kings 10:22



Dog: Mark 7:28 

Flea: 1 Samuel 24:14 

Deer: Deuteronomy 12:15

Fly: Ecclesiastes 10:1

Fox: Judges 15:4

Frog: Exodus 8:2

Lice: Exodus:8:16

Gnat: Matthew 23:24

Whale (huge fish): Matthew 12:40

Horse: 1 Kings 4:24

Hyena: Isaiah 34:14

Leech: Proverbs 40:15

Worm: Jonah 4:7

Maggot: Isaiah 14:11

Moth: Matthew 6:19

Swallow: Isaiah 38:14

Mule: Zechariah 14:15

Partridge: 1 Samuel 26:20

Luke 2:24



Quail: Numbers 11:31

Ram: Exodus 25:5

Rodent: Isaiah 2:20 

Rooster: Matthew 26:34

Luke 10:19



Serpent: Genesis 3:1

Sheep: Luke 15:4 

Sparrow: Matthew 10:31

Spider: Job 8:14

Wild Ox: Numbers 23:22

Bird: Luke 9:58

Cattle: Genesis 1:24

Beast (four footed animals): Psalm 148:10, Acts 10:12

Matthew 23:37 and Luke 13:34



“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”

Revelation 4:11

“For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16-17 

“In the beginning was the Word (Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3

“Praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord from the heavens;

Praise Him in the heights above.

Praise Him, all His angels;

Praise Him, all His heavenly hosts.

Praise Him, sun and moon;

Praise Him, all you shining stars.

Praise Him, you highest heavens

and you waters above the skies.

Let them praise the Name of the Lord,

for at His command they were created,

and He established them for ever and ever—

He issued a decree that will never pass away.

Praise the Lord from the earth,

you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

lightning and hail, snow and clouds,

stormy winds that do His bidding,

you mountains and all hills,

fruit trees and all cedars,

wild animals and all cattle,

small creatures and flying birds,

kings of the earth and all nations,

you princes and all rulers on earth,

young men and women,

old men and children.

Let them praise the Name of the Lord,

for His Name alone is exalted;

His splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

And He has raised up for his people a horn,

the praise of all His faithful servants,

of Israel, the people close to His heart.

Praise the Lord. Psalm 148 

Genesis chapters 1 and 2 share the creation by God of this earth and all that is in it. Below is a part of this event.

“Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens. “God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. 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. 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. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” Genesis 1:20-31

“Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!” 

And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!” Revelation 5:11-13

“For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.” Psalm 50:10-11 

“Later, God told Noah and his sons, “Pay attention! I’m establishing my covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the flying creatures, the livestock, and all the wildlife of the earth that are with you, all the earth’s animals that came out of the ark. I will establish my covenant with you: No living beings will ever be cut off again by flood waters, and there will never again be a flood that destroys the earth.” Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow becomes visible in the clouds, I’ll remember my covenant between Me and you and every living creature, so that water will never again become a flood to destroy all living beings.” 

Genesis 9:8-15

Wolves will live with lambs. Leopards will lie down with goats. Calves, young lions, and year-old lambs will be together, and little children will lead them. Cows and bears will eat together. Their young will lie down together. Lions will eat straw like oxen. Infants will play near cobras’ holes. Toddlers will put their hands into vipers’ nests. They will not hurt or destroy anyone anywhere on my holy mountain. The world will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord like water covering the sea. 

Isaiah 11:6-9 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17 

“For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord  shall be saved.” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ. If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9-13 

These scriptures are compiled by pilgrim followers of Jesus, Arthur and Denise Blessitt. Luke 18:1, We pray you are greatly blessed with this.


PS. Often there are many different Hebrew or Greek words used to refer to an animal. I recommend you study the Word. It will excite and bless you. God made them all listed here plus all the others not mentioned in the Bible. A good place to study the Greek and Hebrew words is www.biblehub.com Depending on the Bible translation you use the animal names could be different. This is a major reason to study the names in the original languages. 

Most of the time I give only one scripture for each animal.

Do a Bible or Google search for each listed below for more scriptures 

for each animal. Animals are mentioned about 3,000 times in the Bible.

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