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Bible Animals

Complete List of Bible Animals With Scripture References (NLT)

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You'll find lions, leopards, and bears (no tigers), along with nearly 100 other animals, insects, and creatures in the pages of the Bible. I think it's safe to assume that God is an animal lover. Although the names of Bible animals vary from one translation to another and sometimes these creatures are difficult to identify, God's Word showcases numerous members of the animal kingdom. The names on this list are based in the New Living Translation (NLT) with Scripture references provided for each Bible animal.

  • Addax (Light-colored, large Saharan antelope) - Deuteronomy 14:5
  • Ant - Proverbs 6:6; 30:25
  • Antelope - Deuteronomy 14:5; Isaiah 51:20
  • Ape - 1 Kings 10:22
  • Bald Locust - Leviticus 11:22
  • Barn Owl - Leviticus 11:18
  • Bat - Leviticus 11:19; Isaiah 2:20
  • Bear - 1 Samuel 17:34-37; 2 Kings 2:24; Isaiah 11:7; Daniel 7:5; Revelation 13:2
  • Bee - Judges 14:8
  • Behemoth - (A monstrous and mighty land animal; Some say it's a mythical monster of ancient literature; Possible reference to dinosaurs.) Job 40:15
  • Buzzard - Isaiah 34:15
  • Camel - Genesis 24:10; Leviticus 11:4; Isaiah 30:6; Matthew 3:4; 19:24; 23:24
  • Chameleon - Leviticus 11:30
  • Cobra - Isaiah 11:8
  • Cormorant (large black water bird) - Leviticus 11:17
  • Cow - Isaiah 11:7; Daniel 4:25; Luke 14:5
  • Crane - Isaiah 38:14
  • Cricket - Leviticus 11:22
  • Deer - Deuteronomy 12:15; 14:5
  • Dog - Judges 7:5; 1 Kings 21:23-24; Ecclesiastes 9:4; Matthew 15:26-27; Luke 16:21; 2 Peter 2:22; Revelation 22:15
  • Donkey - Numbers 22:21-41; Isaiah 1:3; 30:6 John 12:14
  • Dove - Genesis 8:8; 2 Kings 6:25; Matthew 3:16; 10:16; John 2:16
  • Eagle - Exodus 19:4; Isaiah 40:31; Ezekiel 1:10; Daniel 7:4; Revelation 4:7; 12:14
  • Eagle Owl - Leviticus 11:16
  • Egyptian Vulture - Leviticus 11:18
  • Falcon - Leviticus 11:14
  • Fish - Exodus 7:18; Jonah 1:17; Matthew 14:17; 17:27; Luke 24:42; John 21:9
  • Flea - 1 Samuel 24:14; 26:20
  • Fly - Ecclesiastes 10:1
  • Fox - Judges 15:4; Nehemiah 4:3; Matthew 8:20; Luke 13:32
  • Frog - Exodus 8:2; Revelation 16:13
  • Gazelle - Deuteronomy 12:15; 14:5
  • Gecko - Leviticus 11:30
  • Gnat - Exodus 8:16; Matthew 23:24
  • Goat - 1 Samuel 17:34; Genesis 15:9; 37:31; Daniel 8:5; Leviticus 16:7; Matthew 25:33
  • Grasshopper - Leviticus 11:22
  • Great Fish (Whale) - Jonah 1:17
  • Great Owl - Leviticus 11:17
  • Hare - Leviticus 11:6
  • Hawk - Leviticus 11:16; Job 39:26
  • Heron - Leviticus 11:19
  • Hoopoe - Leviticus 11:19
  • Horse - 1 Kings 4:26; 2 Kings 2:11; Revelation 6:2-8; 19:14
  • Hyena - Isaiah 34:14
  • Hyrax (Coney or Rock Badger) - Leviticus 11:5
  • Kite - Leviticus 11:14
  • Lamb - Genesis 4:2; 1 Samuel 17:34
  • Leech - Proverbs 30:15
  • Leopard - Isaiah 11:6; Jeremiah 13:23; Daniel 7:6; Revelation 13:2
  • Leviathan - (Could be an earthly creature, crocodile; Some say it's a mythical sea monster of ancient literature; Possible reference to dinosaurs.) Isaiah 27:1; Psalm 74:14; Job 41:1
  • Lion - Judges 14:8; 1 Kings 13:24; Isaiah 30:6; 65:25; Daniel 6:7; Ezekiel 1:10; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 4:7; 13:2
  • Lizard - Leviticus 11:30
  • Locust - Exodus 10:4; Leviticus 11:22; Joel 1:4; Matthew 3:4; Revelation 9:3
  • Maggot - Job 7:5; 17:14; 21:26; Isaiah 14:11; Mark 9:48
  • Mole Rat - Leviticus 11:29
  • Monitor Lizard - Leviticus 11:30
  • Moth - Matthew 6:19; Isaiah 50:9; 51:8
  • Mountain Sheep - Deuteronomy 14:5
  • Mourning Dove - Isaiah 38:14
  • Mule - 2 Samuel 18:9; 1 Kings 1:38
  • Ostrich - Lamentations 4:3
  • Owl - Leviticus 11:17; Isaiah 34:15; Psalm 102:6
  • Ox - 1 Samuel 11:7; 2 Samuel 6:6; 1 Kings 19:20-21; Job 40:15; Isaiah 1:3; Ezekiel 1:10
  • Partridge - 1 Samuel 26:20
  • Peacock - 1 Kings 10:22
  • Pig - Leviticus 11:7; Deuteronomy 14:8; Proverbs 11:22; Isaiah 65:4; 66:3, 17; Matthew 7:6; 8:31; 2 Peter 2:22
  • Pigeon - Genesis 15:9; Luke 2:24
  • Quail - Exodus 16:13; Numbers 11:31
  • Ram - Genesis 15:9; Exodus 25:5
  • Rat - Leviticus 11:29
  • Raven - Genesis 8:7; Leviticus 11:15; 1 Kings 17:4
  • Rodent - Isaiah 2:20
  • Roe Deer - Deuteronomy 14:5
  • Rooster - Matthew 26:34
  • Scorpion - 1 Kings 12:11, 14; Luke 10:19; Revelation 9:3, 5, 10
  • Seagull - Leviticus 11:16
  • Serpent - Genesis 3:1; Revelation 12:9
  • Sheep - Exodus 12:5; 1 Samuel 17:34; Matthew 25:33; Luke 15:4; John 10:7
  • Short-eared Owl - Leviticus 11:16
  • Snail - Psalm 58:8
  • Snake - Exodus 4:3; Numbers 21:9; Proverbs 23:32; Isaiah 11:8; 30:6; 59:5
  • Sparrow - Matthew 10:31
  • Spider - Isaiah 59:5
  • Stork - Leviticus 11:19
  • Swallow - Isaiah 38:14
  • Turtledove - Genesis 15:9; Luke 2:24
  • Viper - Isaiah 30:6; Proverbs 23:32
  • Vulture (Griffon, Bearded, and Black) - Leviticus 11:13
  • Wild Goat - Deuteronomy 14:5
  • Wild Ox - Numbers 23:22
  • Wolf - Isaiah 11:6; Matthew 7:15
  • Worm - Isaiah 66:24; Jonah 4:7

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