100 Bible Verses about Lions

Revelation 5:5 ESV / 4,116 helpful votes

And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 3,746 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Proverbs 28:1 ESV / 3,251 helpful votes

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Hosea 11:10 ESV / 3,246 helpful votes

They shall go after the Lord; he will roar like a lion; when he roars, his children shall come trembling from the west;

Proverbs 19:12 ESV / 3,139 helpful votes

A king's wrath is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

2 Timothy 4:17 ESV / 2,972 helpful votes

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth.

Proverbs 30:30 ESV / 2,906 helpful votes

The lion, which is mightiest among beasts and does not turn back before any;

Psalm 34:10 ESV / 2,800 helpful votes

The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Psalm 104:21 ESV / 2,757 helpful votes

The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.

Isaiah 31:4 ESV / 2,687 helpful votes

For thus the Lord said to me, “As a lion or a young lion growls over his prey, and when a band of shepherds is called out against him he is not terrified by their shouting or daunted at their noise, so the Lord of hosts will come down to fight on Mount Zion and on its hill.

Nahum 2:12 ESV / 2,562 helpful votes

The lion tore enough for his cubs and strangled prey for his lionesses; he filled his caves with prey and his dens with torn flesh.

Hosea 5:14 ESV / 2,558 helpful votes

For I will be like a lion to Ephraim, and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear and go away; I will carry off, and no one shall rescue.

Genesis 49:9 ESV / 2,318 helpful votes

Judah is a lion's cub; from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down; he crouched as a lion and as a lioness; who dares rouse him?

Psalm 17:12 ESV / 2,258 helpful votes

He is like a lion eager to tear, as a young lion lurking in ambush.

Hebrews 11:33 ESV / 2,121 helpful votes

Who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

Lamentations 3:10 ESV / 2,064 helpful votes

He is a bear lying in wait for me, a lion in hiding;

Judges 14:18 ESV / 2,050 helpful votes

And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, “What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?” And he said to them, “If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle.”

Daniel 7:4 ESV / 2,007 helpful votes

The first was like a lion and had eagles' wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man, and the mind of a man was given to it.

Isaiah 11:6 ESV / 1,993 helpful votes

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.

Isaiah 65:25 ESV / 1,938 helpful votes

The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent's food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the Lord.

Jeremiah 51:38 ESV / 1,878 helpful votes

“They shall roar together like lions; they shall growl like lions' cubs.

Revelation 4:7 ESV / 1,845 helpful votes

The first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight.

Psalm 7:2 ESV / 1,839 helpful votes

Lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.

Job 4:10 ESV / 1,826 helpful votes

The roar of the lion, the voice of the fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions are broken.

Proverbs 20:2 ESV / 1,825 helpful votes

The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger forfeits his life.

Ezekiel 10:14 ESV / 1,793 helpful votes

And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, and the second face was a human face, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

Psalm 22:13 ESV / 1,783 helpful votes

They open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion.

Isaiah 38:13 ESV / 1,781 helpful votes

I calmed myself until morning; like a lion he breaks all my bones; from day to night you bring me to an end.

Deuteronomy 33:20 ESV / 1,778 helpful votes

And of Gad he said, “Blessed be he who enlarges Gad! Gad crouches like a lion; he tears off arm and scalp.

Isaiah 5:29 ESV / 1,745 helpful votes

Their roaring is like a lion, like young lions they roar; they growl and seize their prey; they carry it off, and none can rescue.

Jeremiah 49:19 ESV / 1,736 helpful votes

Behold, like a lion coming up from the jungle of the Jordan against a perennial pasture, I will suddenly make him run away from her. And I will appoint over her whomever I choose. For who is like me? Who will summon me? What shepherd can stand before me?

Amos 3:8 ESV / 1,689 helpful votes

The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?”

Proverbs 22:13 ESV / 1,674 helpful votes

The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!”

1 Kings 13:24-28 ESV / 1,645 helpful votes

And as he went away a lion met him on the road and killed him. And his body was thrown in the road, and the donkey stood beside it; the lion also stood beside the body. And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown in the road and the lion standing by the body. And they came and told it in the city where the old prophet lived. And when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard of it, he said, “It is the man of God who disobeyed the word of the Lord; therefore the Lord has given him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word that the Lord spoke to him.” And he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” And they saddled it. And he went and found his body thrown in the road, and the donkey and the lion standing beside the body. The lion had not eaten the body or torn the donkey.

Jeremiah 2:15 ESV / 1,622 helpful votes

The lions have roared against him; they have roared loudly. They have made his land a waste; his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.

Hosea 13:8 ESV / 1,621 helpful votes

I will fall upon them like a bear robbed of her cubs; I will tear open their breast, and there I will devour them like a lion, as a wild beast would rip them open.

Amos 3:7-8 ESV / 1,582 helpful votes

“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets. The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?”

1 Kings 20:36 ESV / 1,571 helpful votes

Then he said to him, “Because you have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as you have gone from me, a lion shall strike you down.” And as soon as he had departed from him, a lion met him and struck him down.

Psalm 10:9 ESV / 1,569 helpful votes

He lurks in ambush like a lion in his thicket; he lurks that he may seize the poor; he seizes the poor when he draws him into his net.

Isaiah 11:6-9 ESV / 1,517 helpful votes

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,515 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Job 4:11 ESV / 1,510 helpful votes

The strong lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

Deuteronomy 33:22 ESV / 1,508 helpful votes

And of Dan he said, “Dan is a lion's cub that leaps from Bashan.”

Daniel 6:16-24 ESV / 1,481 helpful votes

Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!” And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel. Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; no diversions were brought to him, and sleep fled from him. Then, at break of day, the king arose and went in haste to the den of lions. As he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish. The king declared to Daniel, “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?” ...

Job 28:8 ESV / 1,473 helpful votes

The proud beasts have not trodden it; the lion has not passed over it.

Joel 1:6 ESV / 1,452 helpful votes

For a nation has come up against my land, powerful and beyond number; its teeth are lions' teeth, and it has the fangs of a lioness.

Revelation 9:8 ESV / 1,441 helpful votes

Their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth;

1 Kings 13:24 ESV / 1,403 helpful votes

And as he went away a lion met him on the road and killed him. And his body was thrown in the road, and the donkey stood beside it; the lion also stood beside the body.

1 Kings 7:29 ESV / 1,377 helpful votes

And on the panels that were set in the frames were lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the frames, both above and below the lions and oxen, there were wreaths of beveled work.

Revelation 9:17 ESV / 1,360 helpful votes

And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths.

Revelation 13:2 ESV / 1,292 helpful votes

And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.

1 Samuel 17:34 ESV / 1,287 helpful votes

But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock,

Job 10:16 ESV / 1,279 helpful votes

And were my head lifted up, you would hunt me like a lion and again work wonders against me.

Judges 14:5 ESV / 1,271 helpful votes

Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion came toward him roaring.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 1,253 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Psalm 91:13 ESV / 1,238 helpful votes

You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

Proverbs 26:13 ESV / 1,232 helpful votes

The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!”

Micah 5:8 ESV / 1,230 helpful votes

And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver.

John 1:29 ESV / 1,222 helpful votes

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

2 Samuel 17:10 ESV / 1,205 helpful votes

Then even the valiant man, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will utterly melt with fear, for all Israel knows that your father is a mighty man, and that those who are with him are valiant men.

Psalm 58:6 ESV / 1,197 helpful votes

O God, break the teeth in their mouths; tear out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!

Daniel 6:1-28 ESV / 1,180 helpful votes

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom 120 satraps, to be throughout the whole kingdom; and over them three high officials, of whom Daniel was one, to whom these satraps should give account, so that the king might suffer no loss. Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him. Then these men said, “We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.” ...

Psalm 104:21-22 ESV / 1,164 helpful votes

The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God. When the sun rises, they steal away and lie down in their dens.

Numbers 23:24 ESV / 1,162 helpful votes

Behold, a people! As a lioness it rises up and as a lion it lifts itself; it does not lie down until it has devoured the prey and drunk the blood of the slain.”

Psalm 35:17 ESV / 1,159 helpful votes

How long, O Lord, will you look on? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from the lions!

1 Kings 10:20 ESV / 1,109 helpful votes

While twelve lions stood there, one on each end of a step on the six steps. The like of it was never made in any kingdom.

1 Chronicles 12:8 ESV / 1,061 helpful votes

From the Gadites there went over to David at the stronghold in the wilderness mighty and experienced warriors, expert with shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions and who were swift as gazelles upon the mountains:

2 Kings 17:25 ESV / 1,024 helpful votes

And at the beginning of their dwelling there, they did not fear the Lord. Therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which killed some of them.

Daniel 6:7 ESV / 1,020 helpful votes

All the high officials of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

Proverbs 30:29-30 ESV / 1,013 helpful votes

Three things are stately in their tread; four are stately in their stride: the lion, which is mightiest among beasts and does not turn back before any;

Daniel 6:24 ESV / 1,010 helpful votes

And the king commanded, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions—they, their children, and their wives. And before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and broke all their bones in pieces.

Ezekiel 19:2 ESV / 985 helpful votes

And say: What was your mother? A lioness! Among lions she crouched; in the midst of young lions she reared her cubs.

2 Kings 17:25-26 ESV / 985 helpful votes

And at the beginning of their dwelling there, they did not fear the Lord. Therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which killed some of them. So the king of Assyria was told, “The nations that you have carried away and placed in the cities of Samaria do not know the law of the god of the land. Therefore he has sent lions among them, and behold, they are killing them, because they do not know the law of the god of the land.”

Proverbs 28:15 ESV / 981 helpful votes

Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Daniel 6:20 ESV / 978 helpful votes

As he came near to the den where Daniel was, he cried out in a tone of anguish. The king declared to Daniel, “O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?”

Isaiah 15:9 ESV / 976 helpful votes

For the waters of Dibon are full of blood; for I will bring upon Dibon even more, a lion for those of Moab who escape, for the remnant of the land.

Daniel 6:19 ESV / 948 helpful votes

Then, at break of day, the king arose and went in haste to the den of lions.

Daniel 6:12 ESV / 939 helpful votes

Then they came near and said before the king, concerning the injunction, “O king! Did you not sign an injunction, that anyone who makes petition to any god or man within thirty days except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions?” The king answered and said, “The thing stands fast, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be revoked.”

2 Samuel 23:20 ESV / 920 helpful votes

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was a valiant man of Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds. He struck down two ariels of Moab. He also went down and struck down a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen.

Jeremiah 50:17 ESV / 900 helpful votes

“Israel is a hunted sheep driven away by lions. First the king of Assyria devoured him, and now at last Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has gnawed his bones.

Numbers 24:9 ESV / 884 helpful votes

He crouched, he lay down like a lion and like a lioness; who will rouse him up? Blessed are those who bless you, and cursed are those who curse you.”

John 3:16-17 ESV / 867 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Job 4:10-11 ESV / 844 helpful votes

The roar of the lion, the voice of the fierce lion, the teeth of the young lions are broken. The strong lion perishes for lack of prey, and the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

Daniel 6:17 ESV / 830 helpful votes

And a stone was brought and laid on the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet and with the signet of his lords, that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel.

Hosea 13:7 ESV / 824 helpful votes

So I am to them like a lion; like a leopard I will lurk beside the way.

Judges 14:5-9 ESV / 758 helpful votes

Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion came toward him roaring. Then the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon him, and although he had nothing in his hand, he tore the lion in pieces as one tears a young goat. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. Then he went down and talked with the woman, and she was right in Samson's eyes. After some days he returned to take her. And he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. He scraped it out into his hands and went on, eating as he went. And he came to his father and mother and gave some to them, and they ate. But he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey from the carcass of the lion.

Jeremiah 25:38 ESV / 701 helpful votes

Like a lion he has left his lair, for their land has become a waste because of the sword of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger.”

Isaiah 30:6 ESV / 697 helpful votes

An oracle on the beasts of the Negeb. Through a land of trouble and anguish, from where come the lioness and the lion, the adder and the flying fiery serpent, they carry their riches on the backs of donkeys, and their treasures on the humps of camels, to a people that cannot profit them.

Jeremiah 50:44 ESV / 690 helpful votes

“Behold, like a lion coming up from the thicket of the Jordan against a perennial pasture, I will suddenly make them run away from her, and I will appoint over her whomever I choose. For who is like me? Who will summon me? What shepherd can stand before me?

Daniel 6:16 ESV / 567 helpful votes

Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!”

Job 38:39 ESV / 539 helpful votes

“Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Revelation 5:2 ESV / 536 helpful votes

And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?”

Psalm 57:4 ESV / 531 helpful votes

My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

Zephaniah 3:3 ESV / 524 helpful votes

Her officials within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave nothing till the morning.

Ezekiel 19:6 ESV / 500 helpful votes

He prowled among the lions; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch prey; he devoured men,

John 3:16 ESV / 493 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Daniel 6:27 ESV / 475 helpful votes

He delivers and rescues; he works signs and wonders in heaven and on earth, he who has saved Daniel from the power of the lions.”

1 Kings 7:36 ESV / 473 helpful votes

And on the surfaces of its stays and on its panels, he carved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the space of each, with wreaths all around.

1 Kings 10:19 ESV / 472 helpful votes

The throne had six steps, and the throne had a round top, and on each side of the seat were armrests and two lions standing beside the armrests,

Daniel 6:22 ESV / 436 helpful votes

My God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.”

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