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 29 Bible Verses About Bees

Use these Bible verses about bees to see where bees are mentioned in Scripture and what they symbolize in Christianity.

Though the Bible does not mention bees in a lot of areas of Scripture, it does have references to bees as well as honey, which is always closely related to bees. If you are looking for Bible verses about bees or are curious about where it is mentioned in the Bible, this collection of passages is a great place to find out what Scripture has to say on the topic

But before we dive into the verses on bees, and honey, let’s look at a few interesting characteristics about bees, and what we can learn from them. Perhaps one of the most impressive attributes of bees is their hard work and how industrious they are. They are purposeful in their work. 

Worker bees do a variety of things including cleaning the hive, collecting pollen and nectar to feed the entire colony, as well as taking care of the babies.

They are not only great examples of hard work, but they also work together and show allegiance to the queen bee. They each have their role and cooperate in brood rearing, nest building, and food collection.

The thing that bees are most popular for is honey. Honey often represents sweetness, truth, and knowledge, especially in Scripture. 

Though there are many more interesting facts about bees, and how we as believers can learn from them, here are a few Bible verses on bees that start with. 

29 Bible Verses About Bees

Bible Verses About Bees - Honey bee on yellow flower

1. Deuteronomy 1:44 – They Chased You Like A Swarm Of Bees 

The Amorites who lived in those hills came out against you;
they chased you like a swarm of bees and beat you down
from Seir all the way to Hormah.
– Deuteronomy 1:44

2. Judges 14:8 – He Saw A Swarm Of Bees And Some Honey

Some time later, when he went back to marry her,
he turned aside to look at the lion’s carcass, and in it,
he saw a swarm of bees and some honey.
– Judges 14:8

3. Psalm 118:12 – They Swarmed Around Me Like Bees 

They swarmed around me like bees,
but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns;
in the name of the Lord, I cut them down.
– Psalm 118:12

4. Isaiah 7:18 – Bees From The Land Of Assyria 

On that day the Lord will whistle for flies from the Nile Delta in Egypt
and for bees from the land of Assyria.
– Isaiah 7:18

5. Judges 14:9 – He Took The Honey From The Lion’s Carcass

He scooped out the honey with his hands and ate as he went along.
When he rejoined his parents, he gave them some, and they too ate it.
But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion’s carcass.
– Judges 14:9

6. Psalm 19:9-10 – The Lord’s Decrees Are Sweeter Than Honey 

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.
They are more precious than gold than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey than honey from the honeycomb.
– Psalm 19:9-10

7. Proverbs 24:13-14 – Wisdom Is Like Honey To You 

Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you:
If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
– Proverbs 24:13-14

8. Exodus 3:8 – A Land Flowing With Milk And Honey 

So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians
and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land,
a land flowing with milk and honey
—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites,
Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites.
– Exodus 3:8

9. Exodus 16:31 – The Bread Tasted Like Wafers Made With Honey 

The people of Israel called the bread manna.
It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.
– Exodus 16:31

10. Exodus 33:3 – The Land Flowing With Milk And Honey 

Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey.
But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people
and I might destroy you on the way. – Exodus 33:3

11. Leviticus 20:24 – A Land Flowing With Milk And Honey 

But I said to you, “You will possess their land;
I will give it to you as an inheritance,
a land flowing with milk and honey.”
I am the LORD your God, who has set you apart from the nations.
– Leviticus 20:24

12. Numbers 13:27 – The Land Does Flow With Milk And Honey 

They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us,
and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit.”
– Numbers 13:27

13. Deuteronomy 8:8 – Olive Oil And Honey 

Aland with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees,
pomegranates, olive oil, and honey.
– Deuteronomy 8:8

14. Judges 14:8-9 – There Was A Swarm Of Bees And Honey In The Carcass Of The Lion

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.
– Judges 14:8-9

15. 1 Samuel 14:27 – He Dipped The Staff Into The Honeycomb 

But Jonathan had not heard that his father had bound the people with the oath,
so he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand
and dipped it into the honeycomb.
He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.
– 1 Samuel 14:27

16. 2 Samuel 17:29 – David And His People Ate Honey And Curds 

Honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from cows’ milk
for David and his people to eat.
For they said, “The people have become exhausted and
hungry and thirsty in the wilderness.”

– 2 Samuel 17:29

17. 1 Kings 14:3 – A Jar Of Honey

Take ten loaves of bread with you, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him.
He will tell you what will happen to the boy.
– 1 Kings 14:3

18. Psalm 81:16 – With Honey From The Rock I Would Satisfy You 

But you would be fed with the finest of wheat;
with honey from the rock, I would satisfy you.
– Psalm 81:16

19. Proverbs 16:24 – Gracious Words Are A Honeycomb 

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
– Proverbs 16:24

20. Song of Solomon 4:11 – Your Lips Drop Sweetness As The Honeycomb 

Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride;
milk and honey are under your tongue.
The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
– Song of Solomon 4:11

21. Isaiah 7:15 – He Will Be Eating Curds And Honey 

He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough
to reject the wrong and choose the right.
– Isaiah 7:15

22. Isaiah 7:22 – All Those In The Land Will Eat Curds And Honey 

From the abundance of milk they give, he will have curds to eat.
All who remain in the land will eat curds and honey.
– Isaiah 7:22

23. Ezekiel 3:3 – It Tasted As Sweet As Honey In My Mouth 

Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you
and fill your stomach with it.”
So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
– Ezekiel 3:3

24. Ezekiel 27:17 – They Exchanged For Your Merchandise Millet And Honey

Judah and the land of Israel were your traders;
they exchanged for your merchandise wheat of Minnith,
millet and honey, oil and balm.
– Ezekiel 27:17

25. Matthew 3:4 – John’s Food Was Locusts And Wild Honey 

John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair,
and he had a leather belt around his waist.
His food was locusts and wild honey.
– Matthew 3:4

26. Revelation 10:9 – In Your Mouth, It Will Be As Sweet As Honey 

So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll.
He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour,
but ‘in your mouth, it will be as sweet as honey.'”
– Revelation 10:9

27. Job 20:17 – Rivers Flowing With Honey And Cream

He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream.
– Job 20:17

28. Psalm 119:103 – Your Words Are Sweeter Than Honey To My Mouth 

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
– Psalm 119:103

29. Proverbs 25:16 – If You Find Honey Just Eat Enough Of It 

If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you will vomit.
– Proverbs 25:16

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