The Ten: Animals you didn’t know were in the Bible

"God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals . . . And God saw that it was good" (Genesis 1:25, NLT).

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1. Ape

“The king had a fleet of trading ships at sea along with the ships of Hiram. Once every three years it returned, carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons” (1 Kings 10:22, NIV).

2. Bat

Bat

“In that day people will throw away to the moles and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship” (Isaiah 2:20, NIV).

3. Cobra

Cobra

The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest” (Isaiah 11:8, NIV).

4. Fly

Fly

“As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honour” (Ecclesiastes 10:1, NIV).

5. Hyena

Hyena

“Desert creatures will meet with hyenas, and wild goats will bleat to each other;
there the night creatures will also lie down and find for themselves places of rest” (Isaiah 34:14, NIV).

6. Leech

Leech

“The leech has two daughters. ‘Give! Give!’ they cry . . .” (Proverbs 30:15, NIV).

7. Mole

Mole

“In that day people will throw away to the moles and bats their idols of silver and idols of gold, which they made to worship” (Isaiah 2:20, NIV).

8. Ostrich

Ostrich

“Even jackals offer their breasts to nurse their young, but my people have become heartless like ostriches in the desert” (Lamentations 4:3, NIV).

9. Peacock

Peacock

“The king had a fleet of trading ships that sailed with Hiram’s fleet. Once every three years the ships returned, loaded with gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks” (1 Kings 10:22, NLT).

10. Snail

Snail

“May they be like snails that dissolve into slime, like a stillborn child who will never see the sun” (Psalm 58:8, NIV).

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