creeping things

creeping things

A general term for various forms of reptile, insect, or worm life. (Gen 1:24-26) uses it as a generic term. It is similarly used in the Flood story (Gen 6:7; Gen 6:20; Gen 7:14; Gen 7:23; Gen 8:17; Gen 8:19). Such creatures are considered unclean (Lev 22:5), but they join in praise of God (Ps 148:10). They are associated with corruption and evil (Ezek 8:10) and express awe at God’s wrath (Ezek 38:20), but they will participate in God’s promised covenant (Hos 2:18). It appears to be a general term for creatures that are neither birds, fish, nor wild or domesticated animals.

Gen 1:24-26

24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was s ... View more

Gen 6:7

7So the Lord said, “I will blot out from the earth the human beings I have created—people together with animals and creeping things and birds of the air, for I ... View more

Gen 6:20

20Of the birds according to their kinds, and of the animals according to their kinds, of every creeping thing of the ground according to its kind, two of every ... View more

Gen 7:14

14they and every wild animal of every kind, and all domestic animals of every kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every bird of every k ... View more

Gen 7:23

23He blotted out every living thing that was on the face of the ground, human beings and animals and creeping things and birds of the air; they were blotted out ... View more

Gen 8:17

17Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—so that they may aboun ... View more

Gen 8:19

19And every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out of the ark by families.

Lev 22:5

5and whoever touches any swarming thing by which he may be made unclean or any human being by whom he may be made unclean—whatever his uncleanness may be—

Ps 148:10

10Wild animals and all cattle,
creeping things and flying birds!

Ezek 8:10

10So I went in and looked; there, portrayed on the wall all around, were all kinds of creeping things, and loathsome animals, and all the idols of the house of ... View more

Ezek 38:20

20the fish of the sea, and the birds of the air, and the animals of the field, and all creeping things that creep on the ground, and all human beings that are o ... View more

Hos 2:18

18I will make for you a covenant on that day with the wild animals, the birds of the air, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will abolish the bow, the ... View more

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