10 Bible Verses about Animals

The Bible is packed full of amazing stories and teachings, and it also has a lot to say about animals. In this blog post, we will take a look at 10 Bible verses about animals that will inspire and encourage you. Animals can be a source of great comfort and inspiration, and they are often used as symbols in the Bible. God created all kinds of animals, and they play an important role in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. So what does the Holy Bible say about our furry friends? Read on to find out!

10 Bible Verses about Animals

Proverbs 12:10 ESV

Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

Matthew 6:26 ESV

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Genesis 9:2-3 ESV  

The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

Genesis 1:26-28 ESV

Then God said, β€œLet us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, β€œBe fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Ecclesiastes 3:18-21 ESV

I said in my heart with regard to the children of man that God is testing them that they may see that they themselves are but beasts. For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity. All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return. Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down into the earth?

Job 35:11 ESV

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

Job 12:7-10 ESV

β€œBut ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.

Genesis 1:21 ESV

So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Isaiah 65:25 ESV

The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

Genesis 1:30 ESV

And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Psalm 145:9 ESV

The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.


Scripture about Animals KJV

There are a number of scriptures that mention animals, and each one has something different to say about our furry (or not-so-furry) friends. The very first mention of an animal in scripture is when God brought all the animals to Adam, so that he could name them (Genesis 2:19). This shows us that even from the very beginning, God has had a special relationship with animals.  One of the most well-known passages about animals is Psalm 50:10-11, which says: “For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the air, and the wild beasts of the field are Mine.” This passage reminds us that everything in nature belongs to God, and He knows every single one of His creatures intimately. 

FAQ about Animals in the Bible

What do animals represent in the Bible?

One of the most frequent ways that animals are used in the Bible is as symbols or types. In other words, an animal may represent something else. For example, a lion may symbolize strength and power, while a lamb may symbolize purity and innocence. Each type of animal has its own unique symbolism that should be considered when reading scripture. Some animals may have multiple meanings, depending on the context in which they are used. It’s important to remember that symbols are not always meant to be interpreted literally, so it’s often helpful to read scripture with an open mind and allow the Holy Spirit to guide your understanding.

What does the Holy Bible say about animals?

The Holy Bible contains numerous references to animals, both as examples of God’s creation and as examples of His care for all His children. Psalm 36:6 says, “Thou hast laid down righteousness in the supreme chair; Thou dost cause thy king to be saved by justice.” This vivid metaphor teaches us that God not only concerns himself with humankind, but also with the animal world over which we have stewardship. In the Old Testament, we see numerous laws and regulations regarding animal husbandry, most likely given because of the high value placed on livestock at that time. These laws show us that animals were not considered expendable or disposable; rather, they were to be treated with respect and care.

What is the only animal not mentioned in the Bible?

There are a number of possible animals that could be considered the “only” animal not mentioned in the Bible. Some people might say that the only animal not mentioned in the Bible is the elephant, while others might say it is the giraffe or the hippopotamus. Still, others might argue that any one of a number of different animals could be considered the only animal not mentioned in the Bible. What is clear, however, is that there are many animals not mentioned in the Bible. And while there may be some debate over which specific animal is the “only” one not mentioned, it is certainly true that there are many, many animals that are not included in Scripture.

So why are there so many animals

There are so many animals because God created them and He has a purpose for each and every one of them. Each animal plays an important role in the intricate web of life. For example, lions are important for controlling the population of prey animals, and bees are necessary for pollination. God has a specific plan for each and every one of His creatures, and we should not take them for granted. Thank you for your question!