Bible Hunting Verses

Explore the diverse meanings of hunting in the Bible, from literal pursuits in the wilderness to metaphorical quests for righteousness. These Bible hunting verses unravel the rich tapestry of meanings associated with hunting in the sacred Scriptures.

Hunting for Food

  • Genesis 1:29 – “Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.'” 
  • Genesis 9:3 – “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.” 
  • Genesis 1:25 – “He made all sorts of animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.”  
  • Proverbs 12:10 – “The righteous cares for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.” 

Hunting and Provision

  • Psalm 104:21 – “The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God.” 
  • Luke 12:32 – “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”  
  • Psalm 34:10 – “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” 

Hunting as a Metaphor

  • Micah 2:12 – “I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob; I will gather the remnant of Israel; I will set them together like sheep in a fold, like a flock in its pasture, a noisy multitude of men.”  
  • Matthew 10:16 – “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore, be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”  
  • Psalm 23:1-2 – “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.”  
  • Isaiah 40:11 – “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.”  

Hunting and Providing for Others

  • Proverbs 19:17 – “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done.”
  • Leviticus 23:22 – “When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the Lord your God.”  
  • Luke 6:30 – “Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.” 


As we wrap up our exploration of Bible hunting verses, we’re enriched by the varied meanings within Scripture. Whether in the wild or in the pursuit of righteousness, these verses reveal the depth and significance of hunting in a spiritual context, also highlighting the virtues gained from this age-old practice.

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