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125 Bible Verses about Stars

Stars have always fascinated us, twinkling in the night sky as symbols of wonder and beauty. In the Bible, they represent God’s creation, guidance, and promises. This collection of 125 Bible verses about stars invites you to explore their spiritual meanings and divine messages. Let these verses inspire and uplift you, reminding you of the Creator’s infinite glory and power.

God’s Creation of the Stars

  • Genesis 1:16 – God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
  • Psalm 8:3 – When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
  • Job 9:9 – He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
  • Psalm 136:9 – The moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.
  • Job 38:7 – While the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
  • Nehemiah 9:6 – You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
  • Amos 5:8 – He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the earth—the LORD is his name.
  • Psalm 147:4 – He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
  • Isaiah 40:26 – Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
  • Psalm 148:3 – Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.

Stars as Signs and Guidance

  • Genesis 1:14 – And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,
  • Numbers 24:17 – “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth.
  • Daniel 12:3 – Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
  • Matthew 2:2 – “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
  • Luke 21:25 – “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.
  • Revelation 22:16 – “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
  • Judges 5:20 – From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera.
  • Revelation 2:28 – I will also give that one the morning star.
  • Job 38:33 – Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up God’s dominion over the earth?
  • 1 Corinthians 15:41 – The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.

Symbolic Stars

  • Revelation 1:20 – The mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand and the seven golden lampstands is this: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
  • Revelation 8:10 – The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.
  • Revelation 9:1 – The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss.
  • Revelation 12:1 – A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
  • Revelation 12:4 – Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
  • Isaiah 14:12 – How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!
  • Judges 5:20 – From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera.
  • Joel 3:15 – The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
  • Revelation 6:13 – And the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.
  • Nahum 3:16 – You have increased the number of your merchants till they are more than the stars of the sky, but like locusts they strip the land and then fly away.

Stars in Prophecies and Visions

  • Matthew 2:10 – When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.
  • Isaiah 13:10 – The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
  • Ezekiel 32:7 – When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.
  • Joel 2:10 – Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
  • Revelation 12:4 – Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
  • Revelation 8:12 – The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
  • Amos 5:26 – But you have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which you made to yourselves.
  • Daniel 8:10 – It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them.
  • Numbers 24:17 – “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth.
  • Obadiah 1:4 – Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down,” declares the LORD.

God’s Sovereignty Over Stars

  • Isaiah 47:13 – You are wearied with your many counsels; let now the astrologers, those who prophesy by the stars, those who predict by the new moons, stand up and save you from what shall come upon you.
  • Jeremiah 31:35 – This is what the LORD says, He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the LORD Almighty is His name.
  • Psalm 33:6 – By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of His mouth.
  • Job 25:5 – If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in His eyes,
  • Job 22:12 – “Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars!
  • Ecclesiastes 12:2 – Before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars grow dark, and the clouds return after the rain;
  • Isaiah 40:26 – Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.
  • Psalm 104:19 – He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.
  • Deuteronomy 4:19 – And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars—all the heavenly array—do not be enticed into bowing down to them and worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven.
  • Job 38:31 – “Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt?

Lessons from the Stars

  • Psalm 19:1 – The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:41 – The sun has one kind of splendor, the moon another, and the stars another; and star differs from star in splendor.
  • Genesis 15:5 – He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”
  • Psalm 147:4 – He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
  • Daniel 12:3 – Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
  • Judges 5:20 – From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera.
  • Job 38:7 – While the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
  • Psalm 8:3 – When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
  • Habakkuk 3:11 – Sun and moon stood still in the heavens at the glint of your flying arrows, at the lightning of your flashing spear.
  • Genesis 22:17 – I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies.

Stars as Witnesses

  • Job 38:7 – While the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
  • Nehemiah 9:23 – You made their children as numerous as the stars in the sky, and you brought them into the land that you told their parents to enter and possess.
  • Genesis 26:4 – I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed,
  • Exodus 32:13 – Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.’
  • Deuteronomy 1:10 – The LORD your God has increased your numbers so that today you are as numerous as the stars in the sky.
  • Deuteronomy 10:22 – Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.
  • Deuteronomy 28:62 – You who were as numerous as the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you did not obey the LORD your God.
  • 1 Chronicles 27:23 – David did not take the number of the men twenty years old or less, because the LORD had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars in the sky.
  • Isaiah 14:13 – You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
  • Jeremiah 33:22 – ‘I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars in the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.’

Reflections and Praise for Stars and Heavenly Bodies

  • Psalm 148:3 – Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.
  • Isaiah 13:10 – The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.
  • Judges 5:20 – From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera.
  • Nahum 3:16 – You have increased the number of your merchants till they are more than the stars of the sky, but like locusts they strip the land and then fly away.
  • Revelation 12:1 – A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
  • Numbers 24:17 – “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth.
  • Joel 2:10 – Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
  • Revelation 6:13 – And the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind.
  • Revelation 8:12 – The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
  • Matthew 2:10 – When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

Divine Promises and Covenants about Stars

  • Genesis 22:17 – “I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies.”
  • Exodus 32:13 – “Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Overlook the stubbornness of this people, their wickedness and their sin. Yet they are your people, your inheritance that you brought out by your great power and outstretched arm.”
  • Deuteronomy 10:22 – “Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all, and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.”
  • 1 Chronicles 27:23 – “David did not take the number of the men twenty years old or less, because the LORD had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars in the sky.”
  • Nehemiah 9:23 – “You made their children as numerous as the stars in the sky, and you brought them into the land that you told their ancestors to enter and possess.”
  • Jeremiah 33:22 – “I will make the descendants of David my servant and the Levites who minister before me as countless as the stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand on the seashore.”
  • Hebrews 11:12 – “And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.”
  • Genesis 26:4 – “I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed.”
  • Deuteronomy 1:10 – “The LORD your God has multiplied you, and here you are today, as numerous as the stars in the sky.”
  • Genesis 15:5 – “He took him outside and said, ‘Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.’ Then he said to him, ‘So shall your offspring be.'”

Celestial Metaphors and Imagery of Stars

  • Judges 5:20 – “From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera.”
  • Job 3:9 – “Let the stars of its dawn be dark; let it look for light, but have none, nor see the eyelids of the morning,”
  • Isaiah 14:12 – “How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!”
  • Matthew 2:2 – “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
  • Revelation 2:28 – “I will also give that one the morning star.”
  • Revelation 8:10 – “The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water.”
  • Revelation 9:1 – “The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss.”
  • Numbers 24:17 – “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth.”
  • 2 Peter 1:19 – “We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”
  • Daniel 8:10 – “It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them.”

Stars in Prophetic Language

  • Revelation 1:16 – In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
  • Revelation 8:12 – The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.
  • Revelation 12:4 – Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
  • Isaiah 34:4 – All the stars in the sky will be dissolved and the heavens rolled up like a scroll; all the starry host will fall like withered leaves from the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree.
  • Joel 2:10 – Before them the earth quakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
  • Joel 3:15 – The sun and moon will be darkened, and the stars no longer shine.
  • Matthew 24:29 – “Immediately after the distress of those days ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'”
  • Mark 13:25 – “the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.”
  • Luke 21:25 – “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.”
  • Acts 2:20 – The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

Guidance and Direction from the Stars

  • Matthew 2:9 – After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.
  • Genesis 1:14 – And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years,
  • Psalm 136:9 – The moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.
  • Jeremiah 31:35 – This is what the LORD says, He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—the LORD Almighty is His name.
  • Ezekiel 32:7 – When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light.
  • Numbers 24:17 – “I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the people of Sheth.
  • Judges 5:20 – From the heavens the stars fought, from their courses they fought against Sisera.
  • Job 9:9 – He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
  • Daniel 12:3 – Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.
  • Amos 5:8 – He who made the Pleiades and Orion, who turns midnight into dawn and darkens day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out over the face of the earth—the LORD is his name.

Biblical Insights on Stars

  • 2 Kings 23:5 – “He did away with the idolatrous priests appointed by the kings of Judah to burn incense on the high places of the towns of Judah and on those around Jerusalem—those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun and moon, to the constellations and to all the starry hosts.”
  • Genesis 37:9 – “Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. ‘Listen,’ he said, ‘I had another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.'”
  • Revelation 3:1 – “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.”
  • Isaiah 24:23 – “The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the Lord Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders—with great glory.”
  • Jeremiah 10:2 – “This is what the Lord says: ‘Do not learn the ways of the nations or be terrified by signs in the heavens, though the nations are terrified by them.'”

Conclusion

These Bible verses about stars highlight God’s creation and promises. Each verse reveals divine guidance and the majesty of the heavens. Let these Scriptures remind you of the Creator’s love and the beauty of His works. May they inspire you to find comfort in the night sky’s endless wonder!

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