30 Important Bible Verses About Loving Animals

Genesis 1:26 – Human 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.”

Psalm 36:6 – God’s Great Love Extends to 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 – Animals Teach Valuable Lessons

“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.”

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Proverbs 27:23 – Knowing the Condition of Your Animals

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

Job 35:11 – God’s Care for Animals

“He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside.”

Psalm 145:9 – God’s Mercy is Over All Creatures

“The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”

Proverbs 14:21 – Blessing the Animals

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

Luke 12:6 – God’s Care for Sparrows

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

Proverbs 6:6-8 – Learning Diligence from Ants

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”

Isaiah 11:6 – A Peaceful Animal 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.”

Proverbs 12:27 – Animal Husbandry

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

Job 39:13-17 – The Ostrich and God’s Wisdom

“The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but they cannot compare with the pinions 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.”

Job 38:41 – God Cares for the Lions

“Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?”

Numbers 22:28 – God Speaks Through a Donkey

“Then the LORD opened the donkey’s mouth, and it said to Balaam, ‘What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?’”

Proverbs 30:24-25 – Learning from the Ants

“Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer.”

Matthew 10:29 – God’s Watchful Eye

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

Acts 10:12 – All Creatures are Cleansed by God

“It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds.”

Psalm 68:10 – God’s Provision for the Needy

“Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.”

Proverbs 30:28 – A Lizard in Kings’ Palaces

“The lizard you can take in your hands, yet it is in kings’ palaces.”

Job 39:19 – The Horse’s Power

“Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?”

Genesis 1:30 – Vegetarian Animals

“And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.”

Isaiah 65:25 – Harmony in Animal Kingdom

“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 15:17 – Better a Little with Love

“Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.”

Proverbs 20:30 – Beating to Cleanse

“Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.”

Colossians 3:23 – Caring for Animals as unto the Lord

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

Proverbs 28:20 – Faithful Stewardship

“A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.”

Matthew 12:12 – Value of a Soul over Animals

“How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”

Ecclesiastes 3:19-20 – The Breath of All Creatures

“Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust, all return.”

Psalm 104:14-15 – Plants 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.”

Deuteronomy 25:4 – Not Muzzling an Ox

“Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.”

Jonah 4:11 – God Cares for Animals

“But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?”

Colossians 1:17 – In Christ, All things Hold Together

“He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together.”

Leviticus 22:27 – Caring for Newborn Animals

“When a calf, a lamb or a goat is born, it is to remain with its mother for seven days. From the eighth day on, it will be acceptable as a food offering presented to the LORD.”

1 Timothy 5:18 – The Worker Deserves Its Wages

“For Scripture says, ‘Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,’ and ‘The worker deserves his wages.’”

Job 39:1-4 – God’s Wisdom in Animal Reproduction

“Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn? Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth? They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended. Their young thrive and grow strong in the wilds; they leave and do not return.”

Psalm 147:9 – God Satisfies the Animal’s Needs

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

1 Peter 5:7 – Casting All Anxiety

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Isaiah 40:11 – God Cares for His Flock

“He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.”

Matthew 12:10 – Animals in Need on the Sabbath

“Then he said to them, ‘What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?’”

Psalms 23:1 – The Lord is My Shepherd

“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”

Deuteronomy 22:6-7 – Mother Birds and Eggs

“If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young. You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.”

Psalm 50:10-11 – God Owns the Cattle on a Thousand Hills

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

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