Bees, or more specifically honey, is mentioned a lot in the bible. The promised land is said to be "overflowing with milk and honey". The bible says "eat honey, for it is good for you". I want to add more about this, but for now I'll post Biblical verses that mention bees and honey. Enjoy! If you have anything to add, please do so below on this page :o)
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7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
God gave us honey
Psalm 81:16 But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you."
Ezekiel 16:19 Also the food I provided for you - the fine flour, olive oil and honey I gave you to eat -
More bible verses about honey
Judges 14:8 Some time later, when he went back to marry her, he turned aside to look at the lion's carcass. In it was a swarm of bees and some honey,
Proverbs 25:16 If you find honey, eat just enough
too much of it, and you will vomit.
Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat too much honey,
nor is it honorable to seek one's own honor.
Proverbs 27:7 He who is full loathes honey,
but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
1 Samuel 14:26 When they went into the woods, they saw the honey oozing out, yet no one put his hand to his mouth, because they feared the oath. 27 But Jonathan had not heard that his father had bound the people with the oath, so he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb. He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.
29 Jonathan said, "My father has made trouble for the country. See how my eyes brightened [b] when I tasted a little of this honey.
Song Of Solomon 5:1 I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride;
I have gathered my myrrh with my spice.
I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey;
I have drunk my wine and my milk.
Song of Solomon 4:11 Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue.
Isaiah 7:15 He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right.
Isaiah 7:22 And because of the abundance of the milk they give, he will have curds to eat. All who remain in the land will eat curds and honey.
Matthew 3:4 John's clothes were made of camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
Mark 1:6 John wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.
Exodus 16:31 The people of Israel called the bread manna. [a] It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.
Ezekiel 16:13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was fine flour, honey and olive oil. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen.
Leviticus 2:11 " 'Every grain offering you bring to the LORD must be made without yeast, for you are not to burn any yeast or honey in an offering made to the LORD by fire.
2 Chronicles 31:5 As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the firstfruits of their grain, new wine, oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.
Genesis 43:11 Then their father Israel said to them, "If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gifta little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds.
1 Kings 14:3 Take ten loaves of bread with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy."
Ezekiel 27:17 " 'Judah and Israel traded with you; they exchanged wheat from Minnith and confections, [a] honey, oil and balm for your wares.
Psalms 19:10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the comb.
Psalms 119:103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Proverbs 24:13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste. 14 Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 5:3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey,
and her speech is smoother than oil;
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Genesis 6:3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with [a] man forever, for he is mortal [b] ; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."
God wants us to become 120 years old, but why don't we?
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.
"And the flesh of slain beasts in his body will become his tomb. For I tell you truly, he who kills, kills himself, and whoso eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats the body of death." ~ Jesus, The Gospel of Peace
"Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox with hatred within." ~ Proverbs 15:17
"Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of something to eat." ~ Romans 14:20
"He who killeth an ox is as if he slew a man. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear, for your hands are stained with blood, and your mouths are defiled with flesh." ~ God, Isaiah 1:15,66:3
"Woe unto the crafty who hurt the creatures of God, Woe unto the hunters for they shall become the hunted." ~Jesus, Gospel of the Nazarenes
And Jesus said, "Verily I say unto you, they who partake of benefits which are gotten by wronging one of God's creatures, cannot be righteous: nor can they touch holy things, or teach the mysteries of the kingdom, whose hands are stained With blood, or whose mouths are defiled with flesh. ~ Jesus, The Gospel of the Holy Twelve
"They [the Essenes] lived on vegetables that grew on their own accord, and wore only such clothing as could be procured from plants or trees." ~ Josephus, 1st century Jewish historian.
A pessimist is someone who looks at the land of milk and honey and sees only calories and cholesterol
"Whatsoever Ye do unto the least of these creatures, Ye also do unto me"
"Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings? and not one of them is forgotten before God"
~ Jesus, Gospel of the Holy Twelve
When the bee comes to your house, let her have beer;
you may want to visit the bee's house some day.
- Proverb from the Congo
That which is not good for the beehive
cannot be good for the bees.
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
No flowers, no bees;
No bees, no flowers.
Blooming and buzzing,
Buzzing and blooming;
Married and still in Love.
- Mike Garofalo
You will catch more flies with a spoonful of honey than with a gallon of vinegar.
- Romanian Proverb
The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee, a clover,
anytime, to him, is aristocracy.
- Emily Dickinson
... store of bees, in a dry and warme bee-house, comely made of fir boards,
to sing, and sit, and feede upon your flowers and sprouts, make a pleasant
noyse and sight. For cleanly and innocent bees, of all other things, love and
become, and thrive in your orchard. If they thrive (as they must needs if your
gardiner be skilfull, and love them: for they love their friends and hate none
but their enemies) they will besides the pleasure, yeeld great profit, to pay
him his wages; yea the increase of twenty stock of stools with other bees,
will keep your orchard.
- William Lawson, A New Orchard and Garden, 1618
Give and Take...
For to the bee a flower is a fountain if life
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love
And to both, bee and flower,
the giving and the receiving is a need and an ecstasy.
- Kahlil Gibran
Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees.