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Want to know what the Bible says about lions? Here are 123 Bible verses about lions from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Proverbs 28:1 NIV
The wicked flee though no one pursues,
    but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
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Proverbs 30:30 NIV
a lion, mighty among beasts,
    who retreats before nothing;
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1 Peter 5:8 NIV
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
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Revelation 5:5 NIV
Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
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Proverbs 19:12 NIV
A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion,
    but his favor is like dew on the grass.
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Hosea 11:10 NIV
They will follow the Lord;
    he will roar like a lion.
When he roars,
    his children will come trembling from the west.
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Genesis 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?
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2 Timothy 4:17 NIV
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.
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Daniel 7:4 NIV
“The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.
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Hosea 5:14 NIV
For I will be like a lion to Ephraim,
    like a great lion to Judah.
I will tear them to pieces and go away;
    I will carry them off, with no one to rescue them.
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Ezekiel 10:14 NIV
Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
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Nahum 2:12 NIV
The lion killed enough for his cubs
    and strangled the prey for his mate,
filling his lairs with the kill
    and his dens with the prey.
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Amos 3:7-8 NIV
7 Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing
    without revealing his plan
    to his servants the prophets.
8 The lion has roared
    who will not fear?
The Sovereign Lord has spoken—
    who can but prophesy?
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Isaiah 11:6-9 NIV
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.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
    their young will lie down together,
    and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
    and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy
    on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
    as the waters cover the sea.
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Hebrews 11:33 NIV
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,
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Judges 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 plowed with my heifer,
    you would not have solved my riddle.”
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Job 4:10 NIV
The lions may roar and growl,
    yet the teeth of the great lions are broken.
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Lamentations 3:10 NIV
Like a bear lying in wait,
    like a lion in hiding,
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Hosea 13:8 NIV
Like a bear robbed of her cubs,
    I will attack them and rip them open;
like a lion I will devour them—
    a wild animal will tear them apart.
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Proverbs 20:2 NIV
A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion;
    those who anger him forfeit their lives.
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