30 Important Bible Verses About Caring For Animals

Genesis 1:26 – God Gave Humans Dominion Over Animals

“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’”

Proverbs 12:10 – The Righteous Care for Their Animals

“The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”

Exodus 23:5 – Show Kindness Towards Animals

“If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.”

Proverbs 27:23 – Know the Condition of Your Flocks

“Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.”

Jonah 4:11 – God’s Concern for Animals

“And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left—and also many animals?”

Matthew 10:29 – God Cares for the Sparrows

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”

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Proverbs 14:21 – Show Mercy to Animals

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”

Leviticus 25:7 – Allow Rest for Animals

“For six years you shall sow your field, and for six years you shall prune your vineyard and gather in its fruits.”

Psalm 104:10-11 – God Provides Water for Animals

“He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.”

Matthew 6:26 – Look at the Birds

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

Job 35:11 – God’s Concern for Animals

“Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?”

Psalm 50:10-11 – God Owns the Cattle

“For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine.”

Matthew 25:40 – Whatever You Did for the Least of These

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Proverbs 12:27 – Diligence in Caring for Animals

“The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.”

Deuteronomy 22:4 – Help Your Brother’s Animal

“If you see your fellow Israelite’s donkey or ox fallen on the road, do not ignore it. Help the owner get it to its feet.”

Genesis 2:15 – Caretakers of God’s Creation

“The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.”

Isaiah 65:25 – Harmony Among Animals

“The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,” says the LORD.

Proverbs 27:27 – Good Care Produces Abundance

“You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.”

Psalm 23:1-2 – The Lord is Our Shepherd

“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.”

Proverbs 16:9 – God directs our Steps

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”

Psalm 104:14-15 – God Provides Food for Animals

“He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.”

Ezekiel 34:18-19 – God’s Care for His Sheep

“Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet? Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet? Must my flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied with your feet?”

Matthew 6:28-30 – Consider the Lilies

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?”

Proverbs 27:26 – Know the Condition of Your Flocks

“The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.”

Genesis 9:3 – Permission to Eat Animals

“Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.”

Psalm 36:6 – God Preserves Both Humans and Animals

“Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.”

Job 12:7-10 – Even the Animals Teach Us

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

Romans 8:19-21 – Creation Awaits Redemption

“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.”

Proverbs 28:19 – Caring for Animals Brings Blessing

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.”

Psalm 104:27-28 – God Provides for His Creatures

“All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.”

Matthew 23:37 – God’s Love and Desire to Protect

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.”

Proverbs 10:12 – Love Covers All Wrongs

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.”

Isaiah 11:6 – The Peaceful Kingdom

“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.”

Psalm 147:9 – God Satisfies the Desires of Animals

“He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.”

Proverbs 19:17 – Showing Kindness to Animals

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

Genesis 6:19-21 – Noah Caring for Animals

“You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

Psalm 36:7 – Taking Refuge Under God’s Wings

“How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.”

Luke 12:6 – God’s Knowledge of Every Sparrow

“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.”

Job 38:39-41 – God’s Provision for Animals

“Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket? Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?”

Proverbs 12:27 – Proper Feeding of Animals

“The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.”

Matthew 6:25 – Do Not Worry

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”

Job 39:13-17 – God’s Wisdom in Creating Animals

“The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, though they cannot compare with the wings and feathers of the stork. She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand, unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them. She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain, for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.”

Proverbs 15:3 – God’s Watchful Eye

“The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”

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