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In God’s plan, animals are valued beings. The Bible tells of God’s love and concern for all living things, which includes our loyal dogs. These Bible verses for dog lovers connect with those who appreciate the happiness, solace, and steadfast companionship provided by dogs and animals.

God’s Creation and Care for Dogs and Other Animals

  • Genesis 1:25“God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.”
  • Psalm 36:6 “Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.”
  • Psalm 104:24-30“How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom, you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”

Compassion for Animals

  • Proverbs 12:10“The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.”
  • Isaiah 11:6“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.”

God’s Awareness of All Creatures

  • Luke 12:6“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.”
  • Genesis 9:9-10“I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth.”
  • Job 12:7-10“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you, or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?”
  • Psalm 145:9“The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”
  • Matthew 10:29“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”
  • Romans 8:19-22“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.”
  • Revelation 5:13“Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: ‘To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, forever and ever!'”
  • Psalm 147:9“He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.”
  • Luke 12:24“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”
  • Genesis 2:20“So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.”
  • Job 39:9-12“Will the wild ox consent to serve you? Will it stay by your manger at night? Can you hold it to the furrow with a harness? Will it till the valleys behind you? Will you rely on it for its great strength? Will you leave your heavy work to it?”
  • Job 38:41“Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?”
  • Psalm 50:10-11“For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.”

Gratitude for God’s Creation

  • Psalm 104:31-32“May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works—he who looks at the earth, and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.”
  • Hosea 2:18“In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.”
  • Psalm 148:10-13“wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds, kings of the earth and all nations, you princes and all rulers on earth, young men and women, old men and children. Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.”
  • Psalm 104:14-15“He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens human hearts, oil to make their faces shine, and bread that sustains their hearts.”

Guidance for Compassionate Living

  • Job 39:13-17“The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, though they cannot compare with the wings and feathers of the stork. She lays her eggs on the ground and lets them warm in the sand, unmindful that a foot may crush them, that some wild animal may trample them. She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers; she cares not that her labor was in vain, for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.”
  • Psalm 145:15-16“The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.”
  • Deuteronomy 25:4“Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.”
  • Matthew 12:11-12“He said to them, ‘If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.'”
  • Proverbs 27:23“Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.”
  • Genesis 33:13-14 “But Jacob said to him, ‘My lord knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die.'”

Guidance on Caring for Dogs and All Animals

  • Numbers 22:32“The angel of the Lord asked him, ‘Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me.'”
  • Proverbs 12:27“The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.”
  • Job 38:39-41“Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket? Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?”

Protection and Rescue

  • Psalm 50:11-12“I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it.”
  • Exodus 23:5“If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help them with it.”
  • Ezekiel 34:25“I will make a covenant of peace with them and rid the land of savage beasts so that they may live in the wilderness and sleep in the forests in safety.”
  • Matthew 6:25-26“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
  • Matthew 10:31“So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
  • 1 Corinthians 9:9“For it is written in the Law of Moses: ‘Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.’ Is it about oxen that God is concerned?”
  • Isaiah 65:25“The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent’s food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord.”
  • Job 39:1-4 “Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you watch when the doe bears her fawn? Do you count the months till they bear? Do you know the time they give birth? They crouch down and bring forth their young; their labor pains are ended.”

Acknowledging God’s Creation

  • Jeremiah 27:5“With my great power and outstretched arm, I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.”
  • Genesis 1:26“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.
  • Jonah 4:10-11“But the Lord said, ‘You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left—and also many animals?'”
  • Psalm 147:8“He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
  • Deuteronomy 22:6-7“If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young. You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.”
  • Psalm 104:10-11“He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst.”
  • Isaiah 43:20“The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen.”
  • Isaiah 66:2“Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being? declares the Lord. These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”
  • Psalm 8:6-8“You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.”
  • Psalm 65:9-10“You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly. The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it.”
  • Genesis 1:31“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.”

Conclusion

These Bible verses for dog lovers show that God takes care of all creatures, including our beloved dogs. They reflect His love for every living being and remind us of the deep connection between God, humans, and our cherished canine friends.