38 Bible Verses About Animals (ESV)

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  1. Genesis 1:20-25 - "And God said, "Let the waters..."
  2. Psalm 104:24 - "O LORD, how manifold are your..."
  3. Psalm 145:15-16 - "The eyes of all look to..."
  4. Genesis 2:19 - "So out of the ground the..."
  5. Luke 12:24 - "Consider the ravens: they neither sow..."
  6. Matthew 6:26 - "Look at the birds of the..."
  7. Deuteronomy 22:7 - "You shall let the mother go,..."
  8. Psalm 104:10-12 - "You make springs gush forth in..."
  9. Psalm 136:25 - "he who gives food to all..."
  10. Matthew 10:29 - "Are not two sparrows sold for..."
  11. Psalm 147:9 - "He gives to the beasts their..."
  12. Jonah 4:11 - "And should not I pity Nineveh,..."
  13. Numbers 22:28 - "Then the LORD opened the mouth..."
  14. Daniel 6:22 - "My God sent his angel and..."
  15. Jonah 1:17 - "And the LORD appointed a great..."
  16. Hebrews 11:33 - "who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced..."
  17. Genesis 1:26 - "Then God said, "Let us make..."
  18. Genesis 1:28 - "And God blessed them. And God..."
  19. Genesis 9:2 - "The fear of you and the..."
  20. Psalm 8:6-8 - "You have given him dominion over..."
  21. Daniel 2:38 - "and into whose hand he has..."
  22. Hebrews 2:8 - "putting everything in subjection under his..."
  23. Genesis 3:21 - "And the LORD God made for..."
  24. James 3:7 - "For every kind of beast and..."
  25. Mark 11:1-3 - "Now when they drew near to..."
  26. Matthew 21:1-3 - "Now when they drew near to..."
  27. Luke 19:29-31 - "When he drew near to Bethphage..."
  28. Genesis 6:19-22 - "And of every living thing of..."
  29. Deuteronomy 12:20-25 - ""When the LORD your God enlarges..."
  30. Genesis 9:3-4 - "Every moving thing that lives shall..."
  31. Genesis 4:4 - "and Abel also brought of the..."
  32. Leviticus 11:47 - "to make a distinction between the..."
  33. Genesis 7:2-3 - "Take with you seven pairs of..."
  34. Genesis 8:20 - "Then Noah built an altar to..."
  35. Leviticus 17:11 - "For the life of the flesh..."
  36. Hebrews 9:22 - "Indeed, under the law almost everything..."
  37. Psalm 150:6 - "Let everything that has breath praise..."
  38. Psalm 148:7 - "Praise the LORD from the earth,..."

1. Genesis 1:20-25

20 And God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens." 21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. 24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds--livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

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2. Psalm 104:24

24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

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3. Psalm 145:15-16

15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 16 You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

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4. Genesis 2:19

19 So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

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5. Luke 12:24

24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

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6. Matthew 6:26

26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

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7. Deuteronomy 22:7

7 You shall let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, that it may go well with you, and that you may live long.

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8. Psalm 104:10-12

10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; 11 they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.

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9. Psalm 136:25

25 he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.

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10. Matthew 10:29

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.

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11. Psalm 147:9

9 He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.

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12. Jonah 4:11

11 And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?"

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13. Numbers 22:28

28 Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?"

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14. Daniel 6:22

22 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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15. Jonah 1:17

17 And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

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16. Hebrews 11:33

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

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17. Genesis 1:26

26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

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18. Genesis 1:28

28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

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19. Genesis 9:2

2 The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered.

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20. Psalm 8:6-8

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

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21. Daniel 2:38

38 and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the children of man, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens, making you rule over them all--you are the head of gold.

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22. Hebrews 2:8

8 putting everything in subjection under his feet."Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.

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23. Genesis 3:21

21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

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24. James 3:7

7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind,

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25. Mark 11:1-3

1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'"

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26. Matthew 21:1-3

1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord needs them,' and he will send them at once."

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27. Luke 19:29-31

29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, "Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say this: 'The Lord has need of it.'"

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28. Genesis 6:19-22

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. 20 Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you to keep them alive. 21 Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them." 22 Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.

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29. Deuteronomy 12:20-25

20 "When the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as he has promised you, and you say, 'I will eat meat,' because you crave meat, you may eat meat whenever you desire. 21 If the place that the LORD your God will choose to put his name there is too far from you, then you may kill any of your herd or your flock, which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you, and you may eat within your towns whenever you desire. 22 Just as the gazelle or the deer is eaten, so you may eat of it. The unclean and the clean alike may eat of it. 23 Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat it; you shall pour it out on the earth like water. 25 You shall not eat it, that all may go well with you and with your children after you, when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD.

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30. Genesis 9:3-4

3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. 4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

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31. Genesis 4:4

4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering,

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32. Leviticus 11:47

47 to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the living creature that may be eaten and the living creature that may not be eaten.

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33. Genesis 7:2-3

2 Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate, 3 and seven pairs of the birds of the heavens also, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

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34. Genesis 8:20

20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

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35. Leviticus 17:11

11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.

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36. Hebrews 9:22

22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

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37. Psalm 150:6

6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!

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38. Psalm 148:7

7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps,

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 104:24
  2. Psalm 145:15-16
  3. Psalm 104:10-12
  4. Psalm 136:25
  5. Psalm 147:9
  6. Psalm 8:6-8
  7. Psalm 150:6
  8. Psalm 148:7
  9. Genesis 1:20-25
  10. Genesis 1:26
  11. Genesis 1:28
  12. Genesis 2:19
  13. Genesis 3:21
  14. Genesis 4:4
  15. Genesis 6:19-22
  16. Genesis 7:2-3
  17. Genesis 8:20
  18. Genesis 9:2
  19. Genesis 9:3-4
  20. Leviticus 11:47
  21. Leviticus 17:11
  22. Numbers 22:28
  23. Deuteronomy 12:20-25
  24. Deuteronomy 22:7
  25. Daniel 2:38
  26. Daniel 6:22
  27. Jonah 1:17
  28. Jonah 4:11
  29. Matthew 6:26
  30. Matthew 10:29
  31. Matthew 21:1-3
  32. Mark 11:1-3
  33. Luke 12:24
  34. Luke 19:29-31
  35. Hebrews 2:8
  36. Hebrews 9:22
  37. Hebrews 11:33
  38. James 3:7

Psalm 104:24

24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

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Psalm 145:15-16

15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 16 You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

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Psalm 104:10-12

10 You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; 11 they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12 Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.

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Psalm 136:25

25 he who gives food to all flesh, for his steadfast love endures forever.

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Psalm 147:9

9 He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.

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Psalm 8:6-8

6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, 7 all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

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Psalm 150:6

6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!

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Psalm 148:7

7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps,

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Genesis 1:20-25

20 And God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens." 21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. 24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds--livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

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Genesis 1:26

26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

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Genesis 1:28

28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

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Genesis 2:19

19 So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

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Genesis 3:21

21 And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

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Genesis 4:4

4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering,

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Genesis 6:19-22

19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark to keep them alive with you. They shall be male and female. 20 Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground, according to its kind, two of every sort shall come in to you to keep them alive. 21 Also take with you every sort of food that is eaten, and store it up. It shall serve as food for you and for them." 22 Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.

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Genesis 7:2-3

2 Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and his mate, 3 and seven pairs of the birds of the heavens also, male and female, to keep their offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

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Genesis 8:20

20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

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Genesis 9:2

2 The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered.

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Genesis 9:3-4

3 Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. 4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.

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Leviticus 11:47

47 to make a distinction between the unclean and the clean and between the living creature that may be eaten and the living creature that may not be eaten.

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Leviticus 17:11

11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.

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Numbers 22:28

28 Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?"

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Deuteronomy 12:20-25

20 "When the LORD your God enlarges your territory, as he has promised you, and you say, 'I will eat meat,' because you crave meat, you may eat meat whenever you desire. 21 If the place that the LORD your God will choose to put his name there is too far from you, then you may kill any of your herd or your flock, which the LORD has given you, as I have commanded you, and you may eat within your towns whenever you desire. 22 Just as the gazelle or the deer is eaten, so you may eat of it. The unclean and the clean alike may eat of it. 23 Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat it; you shall pour it out on the earth like water. 25 You shall not eat it, that all may go well with you and with your children after you, when you do what is right in the sight of the LORD.

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Deuteronomy 22:7

7 You shall let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, that it may go well with you, and that you may live long.

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Daniel 2:38

38 and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the children of man, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens, making you rule over them all--you are the head of gold.

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Daniel 6:22

22 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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Jonah 1:17

17 And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

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Jonah 4:11

11 And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?"

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Matthew 6:26

26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

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Matthew 10:29

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.

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Matthew 21:1-3

1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord needs them,' and he will send them at once."

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Mark 11:1-3

1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'"

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Luke 12:24

24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

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Luke 19:29-31

29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, "Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' you shall say this: 'The Lord has need of it.'"

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Hebrews 2:8

8 putting everything in subjection under his feet."Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.

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Hebrews 9:22

22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.

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Hebrews 11:33

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

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James 3:7

7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind,

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