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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 4669 locust
4669 locust

4669 locust

The most destructive of all biblical insects, also used figuratively as a devouring pest.

There was no defence against locusts

Joel 2:4-5 See also Pr 30:27

Locusts were frequently a sign of God’s judgment

Dt 28:38; Am 4:9 The eighth plague on Egypt: Ex 10:4,12-14,19
Dt 28:42 curses for disobedience; 1Ki 8:37 pp 2Ch 6:28; 2Ch 7:13-14; Ps 78:46; Ps 105:34; Joel 1:4; Joel 2:25; Am 7:1

Locusts were a source of food

Lev 11:22 See also Mt 3:4 pp Mk 1:6

Locusts used figuratively

Of numerous and destructive invaders Jdg 7:12; Isa 33:4 See also Jdg 6:5; Jer 46:23; Jer 51:14,27; Na 3:15-17

Of terrifying end-time activity Rev 9:3 See also Rev 9:7

See also

1670symbols
4660insects
4843plague
9105last things
9210judgment, God’s

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