There are a lot of different opinions on hunting. Some people see it as a cruel sport that should be banned, while others see it as a necessary part of wildlife management. No matter what your opinion is, there’s no denying that hunting is a controversial topic.
So, what exactly is hunting? Hunting is the practice of killing or trapping animals for food, recreation, or trade. In some parts of the world, hunting is also seen as a way to control the population of certain species of animals.
Hunting has been around for centuries and is still practiced today in many parts of the world. In some cultures, hunting is seen as a sacred tradition that has been passed down for generations. In other cultures, hunting is seen as a necessary evil, something that is only done out of necessity.
No matter what your opinion is on hunting, there’s no denying that it is a controversial topic. What do you think? Is hunting cruel or necessary? Let us know in the comments below.
What Does Bible Say About Hunting?
Hunting is a popular outdoor activity enjoyed by many people around the world. The Bible contains several references to hunting, both in the Old and New Testaments. In fact, some scholars believe that hunting was actually one of the first activities engaged in by humans.
The most famous reference to hunting in the Bible is found in the Book of Genesis, when God tells Noah to take two of every kind of animal into the Ark before the great flood. This suggests that hunting was already a well-established activity at that time.
In later passages, the Bible speaks favorably of those who hunt for food, as long as they do so humanely. For example, in Proverbs 12:27 it states, “The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man brings home deer.”
Hunting can also be seen as a way to provide for oneself and one’s family. In 1 Samuel 25:2-4, we see how David provided for his family by going out and killing animals for food. This act not only showed his dedication to his family, but also his skills as a hunter.
However, the Bible also condemns those who hunt for sport or pleasure, rather than for food or self-defense. In Amos 3:5 it says, “Does a bird fall in a trap on the ground where there is no snare for it? Does a trap spring up from the earth when it has caught nothing?”
This passage is often interpreted as a condemnation of hunting for sport, since it seems to suggest that it is wrong to kill animals unnecessarily.
Overall, the Bible contains mixed messages about hunting. While some passages seem to condone the activity, others suggest that it should only be done for practical purposes. Ultimately, it is up to each individual to interpret the Bible’s teachings on this matter.
Bible Verses About Hunting
1. Ezekiel 22:25
There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
2. Psalm 124:7
Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
3. Psalm 119:110
The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
4. Isaiah 59:15
Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
5. Jeremiah 16:16
Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
6. Micah 7:2
The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
7. Isaiah 13:14
And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
8. Genesis 49:9
Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
9. 1 Samuel 26:20
Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains.
10. Psalm 104:21
The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
11. Isaiah 10:2
To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
12. Genesis 25:27
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.
13. Genesis 31:36
And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
14. Job 9:26
They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.
15. Ezekiel 19:6
And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.
16. Genesis 21:20
And God was with the lad; and he grew, and dwelt in the wilderness, and became an archer.
17. 1 Samuel 24:11
Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.
18. 1 Samuel 23:23
See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah.
19. Job 4:11
The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion’s whelps are scattered abroad.
20. Lamentations 3:52
Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
21. Jeremiah 5:26
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
22. Numbers 23:24
Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
23. Ezekiel 12:13
My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.
24. Psalm 22:13
They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
25. Psalm 17:12
Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
26. Leviticus 17:13
And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.
27. Job 38:39
Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
28. Isaiah 5:29
Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
29. Nahum 2:12
The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.
30. Amos 9:3
And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:
31. Genesis 27:3
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
32. Job 19:22
Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
33. Psalm 91:3
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
34. Amos 3:4
Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
35. Psalm 10:2
The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.
36. Psalm 140:5
The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
37. Proverbs 6:5
Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
38. Proverbs 12:27
The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
39. Genesis 10:9
He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD.
40. Psalm 141:9
Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
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