0 What The Bible says about Lions

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16


The people will be like lions who eat their prey and drink its blood.

Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. Numbers 23:24

The tribe of Gad will be like a lion who tears the arm and crown of the head.

And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head. Deuteronomy 33:20

The Gadites also have faces that look like lions' faces.

And of the Gadites there separated themselves unto David into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle shield and buckler, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as the roes upon the mountains. 1 Chronicles 11:22

Dan is a lion's whelp.

Dan is a lion's whelp. Deuteronomy 33:22

Samson ripped a lion apart with his bare hands.

Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid. Judges 14:5-6

A while later, Samson found the dead lion's carcass was filled with bees and honey. Judges 14:8

David also killed a lion (and a bear) bare-handedly.

And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear. 1 Samuel 17:34-36

Saul and Jonathan were stronger than lions.

Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions. 2 Samuel 1:23

Benaiah killed a lion in winter.

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow. 2 Samuel 23:23, 1 Chronicles 11:22

God sent a lion to kill a prophet for believing another prophet's lie.

And when he was gone, a lion met him by the way, and slew him: and his carcase was cast in the way, and the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase. And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him. 1 Kings 13:24-26

A lion also killed a man for not smiting a prophet when the prophet told him to.

And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour in the word of the LORD, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him. Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him. 1 Kings 20:35-36

God sends lions to kill people because they didn't fear him enough or know his ways.

And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the God of the land. 2 Kings 17:25-26

A living dog is better than a dead lion.

A living dog is better than a dead lion. Ecclesiastes 9:4

Some day lions will eat straw.

The lion shall eat straw like the ox. Isaiah 11:11

The lion shall eat straw like the bullock. Isaiah 65:25

God will send lions to eat the Moabites

I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land. Isaiah 15:9

Lions couldn't hurt Daniel.

My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me. Daniel 6:22

He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. Daniel 6:27

After an angel saved Daniel from the lions, the men who had accused Daniel (along with their wives and children) were killed by the lions.

And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den. Daniel 6:24

God will rip people apart like a lion. Then he'll eat them.

I [God] will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them ... and there will I devour them like a lion. Hosea 13:7-8

Someday the remnant of Juda will kill the Gentiles like a lion.

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep. Micah 5:8

The author of Second Timothy was saved by God from a lion's mouth.

The Lord stood with me ... and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.2 Timothy 4:17

Faith can stop the mouths of lions.

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Hebrews 11:33

The devil is like a roaring lion, walking around looking for someone to eat.

Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8

The first beast in Revelation is like a lion.

And the first beast was like a lion. Revelation 4:7

The lion of the tribe of Judah (aka the root of David) was able to open the book and break its seven seals.

The Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. Revelation 5:5

The scorpion-like locusts had teeth like lions.

The shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men ... and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. Revelation 9:7-8

And the horses had the heads of lions.

The heads of the horses were as the heads of lions. Revelation 9:17

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