Gen 49:9

(NIV)
You are a lion’s cub, Judah;
you return from the prey, my son.
Like a lion he crouches and lies down,
like a lioness – who dares to rouse him?
(ESV)
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?

Num 23:24

(NIV)
The people rise like a lioness;
they rouse themselves like a lion
that does not rest till it devours its prey
and drinks the blood of its victims.’
(ESV)
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.”

Num 24:9

(NIV)
Like a lion they crouch and lie down,
like a lioness – who dares to rouse them?
‘May those who bless you be blessed
and those who curse you be cursed!’
(ESV)
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.”

Deut 33:20

(NIV)
About Gad he said:

‘Blessed is he who enlarges Gad’s domain!
Gad lives there like a lion,
tearing at arm or head.
(ESV)
And of Gad he said,

Blessed be he who enlarges Gad!
Gad crouches like a lion;
he tears off arm and scalp.

Deut 33:22

(NIV)
About Dan he said:

‘Dan is a lion’s cub,
springing out of Bashan.’
(ESV)
And of Dan he said,

Dan is a lion’s cub
that leaps from Bashan.”

Judg 14:5

(NIV)
Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring towards him.
(ESV)
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.

Judg 14:8

(NIV)
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.
(ESV)
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.

Judg 14:9

(NIV)
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.

(ESV)
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.

Judg 14:18

(NIV)
Before sunset on the seventh day the men of the town said to him,

‘What is sweeter than honey?
What is stronger than a lion?’

Samson said to them,

‘If you had not ploughed with my heifer,
you would not have solved my riddle.’
(ESV)
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.”

1Sam 17:34

(NIV)
But David said to Saul, ‘Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock,
(ESV)
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,

1Sam 17:36

(NIV)
Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.
(ESV)
Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.”

1Sam 17:37

(NIV)
The  Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.’

Saul said to David, ‘Go, and the  Lord be with you.’

(ESV)
And David said, “The  Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the  Lord be with you!”

2Sam 1:23

(NIV)
Saul and Jonathan –
in life they were loved and admired,
and in death they were not parted.
They were swifter than eagles,
they were stronger than lions.
(ESV)
Saul and Jonathan, beloved and lovely!
In life and in death they were not divided;
they were swifter than eagles;
they were stronger than lions.

2Sam 17:10

(NIV)
Then even the bravest soldier, whose heart is like the heart of a lion, will melt with fear, for all Israel knows that your father is a fighter and that those with him are brave.

(ESV)
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.

2Sam 23:20

(NIV)
Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
(ESV)
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.

1Kgs 7:29

(NIV)
On the panels between the uprights were lions, bulls and cherubim – and on the uprights as well. Above and below the lions and bulls were wreaths of hammered work.
(ESV)
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.

1Kgs 7:36

(NIV)
He engraved cherubim, lions and palm trees on the surfaces of the supports and on the panels, in every available space, with wreaths all around.
(ESV)
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.

1Kgs 10:19

(NIV)
The throne had six steps, and its back had a rounded top. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.
(ESV)
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,

1Kgs 10:20

(NIV)
Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom.
(ESV)
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.

1Kgs 13:24

(NIV)
As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him, and his body was left lying on the road, with both the donkey and the lion standing beside it.
(ESV)
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.

1Kgs 13:25

(NIV)
Some people who passed by saw the body lying there, with the lion standing beside the body, and they went and reported it in the city where the old prophet lived.

(ESV)
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.

1Kgs 13:26

(NIV)
When the prophet who had brought him back from his journey heard of it, he said, ‘It is the man of God who defied the word of the  Lord. The  Lord has given him over to the lion, which has mauled him and killed him, as the word of the  Lord had warned him.’

(ESV)
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.”

1Kgs 13:28

(NIV)
Then he went out and found the body lying on the road, with the donkey and the lion standing beside it. The lion had neither eaten the body nor mauled the donkey.
(ESV)
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.

1Kgs 20:36

(NIV)
So the prophet said, ‘Because you have not obeyed the  Lord, as soon as you leave me a lion will kill you.’ And after the man went away, a lion found him and killed him.

(ESV)
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.

2Kgs 17:25

(NIV)
When they first lived there, they did not worship the  Lord; so he sent lions among them and they killed some of the people.
(ESV)
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.

2Kgs 17:26

(NIV)
It was reported to the king of Assyria: ‘The people you deported and resettled in the towns of Samaria do not know what the god of that country requires. He has sent lions among them, which are killing them off, because the people do not know what he requires.’

(ESV)
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.”

1Chr 11:22

(NIV)
Benaiah son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel, performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.
(ESV)
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was a valiant man of Kabzeel, a doer of great deeds. He struck down two heroes of Moab. He also went down and struck down a lion in a pit on a day when snow had fallen.

1Chr 12:8

(NIV)
Some Gadites defected to David at his stronghold in the wilderness. They were brave warriors, ready for battle and able to handle the shield and spear. Their faces were the faces of lions, and they were as swift as gazelles in the mountains.

(ESV)
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:

2Chr 9:18

(NIV)
The throne had six steps, and a footstool of gold was attached to it. On both sides of the seat were armrests, with a lion standing beside each of them.
(ESV)
The throne had six steps and a footstool of gold, which were attached to the throne, and on each side of the seat were armrests and two lions standing beside the armrests,

2Chr 9:19

(NIV)
Twelve lions stood on the six steps, one at either end of each step. Nothing like it had ever been made for any other kingdom.
(ESV)
while twelve lions stood there, one on each end of a step on the six steps. Nothing like it was ever made for any kingdom.

Neh 6:2

(NIV)
Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: ‘Come, let us meet together in one of the villages on the plain of Ono.’

But they were scheming to harm me;
(ESV)
Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come and let us meet together at Hakkephirim in the plain of Ono.” But they intended to do me harm.

Job 4:10

(NIV)
The lions may roar and growl,
yet the teeth of the great lions are broken.
(ESV)
The roar of the lion, the voice of the fierce lion,
the teeth of the young lions are broken.

Job 4:11

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

Job 10:16

(NIV)
If I hold my head high, you stalk me like a lion
and again display your awesome power against me.
(ESV)
And were my head lifted up you would hunt me like a lion
and again work wonders against me.

Job 28:8

(NIV)
Proud beasts do not set foot on it,
and no lion prowls there.
(ESV)
The proud beasts have not trodden it;
the lion has not passed over it.

Job 38:39

(NIV)
‘Do you hunt the prey for the lioness
and satisfy the hunger of the lions
(ESV)
“Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Ps 7:2

(NIV)
or they will tear me apart like a lion
and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
(ESV)
lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,
rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.

Ps 10:9

(NIV)
like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless;
he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
(ESV)
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.

Ps 17:12

(NIV)
They are like a lion hungry for prey,
like a fierce lion crouching in cover.
(ESV)
He is like a lion eager to tear,
as a young lion lurking in ambush.

Ps 22:13

(NIV)
Roaring lions that tear their prey
open their mouths wide against me.
(ESV)
they open wide their mouths at me,
like a ravening and roaring lion.

Ps 22:16

(NIV)
Dogs surround me,
a pack of villains encircles me;
they pierce my hands and my feet.
(ESV)
For dogs encompass me;
a company of evildoers encircles me;
they have pierced my hands and feet

Ps 22:21

(NIV)
Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;
save me from the horns of the wild oxen.
(ESV)
Save me from the mouth of the lion!
You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!

Ps 34:10

(NIV)
The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the  Lord lack no good thing.
(ESV)
The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the  Lord lack no good thing.

Ps 35:17

(NIV)
How long, Lord, will you look on?
Rescue me from their ravages,
my precious life from these lions.
(ESV)
How long, O Lord, will you look on?
Rescue me from their destruction,
my precious life from the lions!

Ps 57:4

(NIV)
I am in the midst of lions;
I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts –
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are sharp swords.
(ESV)
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.

Ps 58:6

(NIV)
Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
 Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
(ESV)
O God, break the teeth in their mouths;
tear out the fangs of the young lions, O  Lord!

Ps 91:13

(NIV)
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
(ESV)
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

Ps 104:21

(NIV)
The lions roar for their prey
and seek their food from God.
(ESV)
The young lions roar for their prey,
seeking their food from God.

Prov 19:12

(NIV)
A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion,
but his favour is like dew on the grass.
(ESV)
A king’s wrath is like the growling of a lion,
but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Prov 20:2

(NIV)
A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion;
those who anger him forfeit their lives.
(ESV)
The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion;
whoever provokes him to anger forfeits his life.

Prov 22:13

(NIV)
The sluggard says, ‘There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square!’
(ESV)
The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!
I shall be killed in the streets!”

Prov 26:13

(NIV)
A sluggard says, ‘There’s a lion in the road,
a fierce lion roaming the streets!’
(ESV)
The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road!
There is a lion in the streets!”

Prov 28:1

(NIV)
The wicked flee though no one pursues,
but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
(ESV)
The wicked flee when no one pursues,
but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Prov 28:15

(NIV)
Like a roaring lion or a charging bear
is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.
(ESV)
Like a roaring lion or a charging bear
is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Prov 30:30

(NIV)
a lion, mighty among beasts,
who retreats before nothing;
(ESV)
the lion, which is mightiest among beasts
and does not turn back before any;

Eccl 9:4

(NIV)
Anyone who is among the living has hope – even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!

(ESV)
But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Song 4:8

(NIV)
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride,
come with me from Lebanon.
Descend from the crest of Amana,
from the top of Senir, the summit of Hermon,
from the lions’ dens
and the mountain haunts of leopards.
(ESV)
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride;
come with me from Lebanon.
Depart from the peak of Amana,
from the peak of Senir and Hermon,
from the dens of lions,
from the mountains of leopards.

Isa 5:29

(NIV)
Their roar is like that of the lion,
they roar like young lions;
they growl as they seize their prey
and carry it off with no one to rescue.
(ESV)
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.

Isa 11:6

(NIV)
The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
(ESV)
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.

Isa 11:7

(NIV)
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
(ESV)
The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
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