4660 insects

4660 insects

A wide variety of insects are mentioned in Scripture. Some are useful in the provision of food, while others are viciously destructive. Their behaviour is used figuratively in the poetic and prophetic literature.

Regulations concerning insects as food

Lev 11:20-23 See also Dt 14:19

Kinds of insect

The ant Pr 6:6 See also Pr 30:25

The bee Jdg 14:8 See also Dt 1:44; Ps 118:12; Isa 7:18

The flea 1Sa 24:14; 1Sa 26:20

The fly Ex 8:24 See also Ex 8:21-22,29-31; Ps 78:45; Ecc 10:1; Isa 51:6

The gnat Ex 8:16; Mt 23:24 See also Ex 8:17-18; Ps 105:31

The grasshopper Isa 40:22 See also Nu 13:33; 1Ki 8:37 pp 2Ch 6:28; Ps 105:34; Ecc 12:5; Na 3:15

The hornet Ex 23:28; Dt 7:20; Jos 24:12

The locust Joel 2:25; Mt 3:4 pp Mk 1:6 See also Ex 10:12-14; Ps 78:46; Pr 30:27; Jer 46:23

The moth Job 13:28; Mt 6:19-20 See also Job 4:19; Job 27:18; Ps 39:11; Isa 50:9; Isa 51:8; Hos 5:12; Lk 12:33; Jas 5:2

The spider Although not strictly an insect the spider is most conveniently included under this category: Job 8:14; Isa 59:5

See also

4404food
4669locust
4690wings
4843plague

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