100 Bible Verses about Honey

Isaiah 7:15 ESV / 126 helpful votes

He shall eat curds and honey when he knows how to refuse the evil and choose the good.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 109 helpful votes

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Proverbs 24:13 ESV / 102 helpful votes

My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.

Matthew 3:4 ESV / 94 helpful votes

Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Proverbs 25:27 ESV / 93 helpful votes

It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.

Exodus 3:8 ESV / 75 helpful votes

And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Psalm 81:16 ESV / 73 helpful votes

But he would feed you with the finest of the wheat, and with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

Song of Solomon 4:11 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Your lips drip nectar, my bride; honey and milk are under your tongue; the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Ezekiel 27:17 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Judah and the land of Israel traded with you; they exchanged for your merchandise wheat of Minnith, meal, honey, oil, and balm.

Psalm 19:10 ESV / 53 helpful votes

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb.

2 Samuel 17:29 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Honey and curds and sheep and cheese from the herd, for David and the people with him to eat, for they said, “The people are hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness.”

Exodus 16:31 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Now the house of Israel called its name manna. It was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

Proverbs 25:16 ESV / 52 helpful votes

If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

Psalm 119:103 ESV / 52 helpful votes

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

1 Samuel 14:25 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Now when all the people came to the forest, behold, there was honey on the ground.

Ezekiel 20:6 ESV / 46 helpful votes

On that day I swore to them that I would bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the most glorious of all lands.

Psalm 19:7-11 ESV / 46 helpful votes

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

Leviticus 2:11 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“No grain offering that you bring to the Lord shall be made with leaven, for you shall burn no leaven nor any honey as a food offering to the Lord.

Leviticus 20:24 ESV / 41 helpful votes

But I have said to you, ‘You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from the peoples.

2 Chronicles 31:5 ESV / 39 helpful votes

As soon as the command was spread abroad, the people of Israel gave in abundance the firstfruits of grain, wine, oil, honey, and of all the produce of the field. And they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything.

Ezekiel 3:1-3 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.

Proverbs 5:3 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil,

2 Kings 18:32 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey, that you may live, and not die. And do not listen to Hezekiah when he misleads you by saying, The Lord will deliver us.

Judges 14:8 ESV / 31 helpful votes

After some days he returned to take her. And he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

Proverbs 27:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.

Deuteronomy 32:13 ESV / 30 helpful votes

He made him ride on the high places of the land, and he ate the produce of the field, and he suckled him with honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock.

Genesis 43:11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry a present down to the man, a little balm and a little honey, gum, myrrh, pistachio nuts, and almonds.

Song of Solomon 5:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I came to my garden, my sister, my bride, I gathered my myrrh with my spice, I ate my honeycomb with my honey, I drank my wine with my milk. Eat, friends, drink, and be drunk with love!

Mark 1:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Now John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey.

Deuteronomy 8:8 ESV / 22 helpful votes

A land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey,

Numbers 13:27 ESV / 22 helpful votes

And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

Deuteronomy 6:2-3 ESV / 21 helpful votes

That you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

Ezekiel 16:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour and honey and oil. You grew exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty.

Ezekiel 3:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.

Isaiah 7:22 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And because of the abundance of milk that they give, he will eat curds, for everyone who is left in the land will eat curds and honey.

Ezekiel 16:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Also my bread that I gave you—I fed you with fine flour and oil and honey—you set before them for a pleasing aroma; and so it was, declares the Lord God.

1 Kings 14:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child.”

Joshua 5:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For the people of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, the men of war who came out of Egypt, perished, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord; the Lord swore to them that he would not let them see the land that the Lord had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Numbers 16:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, that you must also make yourself a prince over us?

Numbers 14:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If the Lord delights in us, he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey.

Exodus 13:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And when the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, you shall keep this service in this month.

Job 20:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He will not look upon the rivers, the streams flowing with honey and curds.

1 Samuel 14:29 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Then Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. See how my eyes have become bright because I tasted a little of this honey.

Exodus 3:17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.”’

Judges 14:18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, “What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?” And he said to them, “If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle.”

Deuteronomy 6:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

Exodus 33:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people.”

Luke 24:42 ESV / 15 helpful votes

They gave him a piece of broiled fish,

Jeremiah 11:5 ESV / 15 helpful votes

That I may confirm the oath that I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day.” Then I answered, “So be it, Lord.”

Revelation 10:9-10 ESV / 14 helpful votes

So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.” And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter.

Jeremiah 41:8 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But there were ten men among them who said to Ishmael, “Do not put us to death, for we have stores of wheat, barley, oil, and honey hidden in the fields.” So he refrained and did not put them to death with their companions.

Ezekiel 20:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Moreover, I swore to them in the wilderness that I would not bring them into the land that I had given them, a land flowing with milk and honey, the most glorious of all lands,

Proverbs 24:13-14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

1 Samuel 14:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But Jonathan had not heard his father charge the people with the oath, so he put out the tip of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes became bright.

Revelation 10:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, “Take and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”

Jeremiah 32:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And you gave them this land, which you swore to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Judges 14:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

He scraped it out into his hands and went on, eating as he went. And he came to his father and mother and gave some to them, and they ate. But he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey from the carcass of the lion.

Deuteronomy 26:15 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel and the ground that you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.’

Deuteronomy 11:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And that you may live long in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers to give to them and to their offspring, a land flowing with milk and honey.

1 Samuel 14:43 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done.” And Jonathan told him, “I tasted a little honey with the tip of the staff that was in my hand. Here I am; I will die.”

Revelation 10:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter.

1 Samuel 14:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And when the people entered the forest, behold, the honey was dropping, but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.

Judges 14:1-20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Samson went down to Timnah, and at Timnah he saw one of the daughters of the Philistines. Then he came up and told his father and mother, “I saw one of the daughters of the Philistines at Timnah. Now get her for me as my wife.” But his father and mother said to him, “Is there not a woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she is right in my eyes.” His father and mother did not know that it was from the Lord, for he was seeking an opportunity against the Philistines. At that time the Philistines ruled over Israel. Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion came toward him roaring. ...

Deuteronomy 31:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For when I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, which I swore to give to their fathers, and they have eaten and are full and grown fat, they will turn to other gods and serve them, and despise me and break my covenant.

Deuteronomy 27:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And you shall write on them all the words of this law, when you cross over to enter the land that the Lord your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you.

Deuteronomy 26:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.

Numbers 16:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Moreover, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up.”

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Song of Solomon 5:1-16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I came to my garden, my sister, my bride, I gathered my myrrh with my spice, I ate my honeycomb with my honey, I drank my wine with my milk. Eat, friends, drink, and be drunk with love! I slept, but my heart was awake. A sound! My beloved is knocking. “Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one, for my head is wet with dew, my locks with the drops of the night.” I had put off my garment; how could I put it on? I had bathed my feet; how could I soil them? My beloved put his hand to the latch, and my heart was thrilled within me. I arose to open to my beloved, and my hands dripped with myrrh, my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the bolt. ...

Judges 14:8-9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

After some days he returned to take her. And he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. He scraped it out into his hands and went on, eating as he went. And he came to his father and mother and gave some to them, and they ate. But he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey from the carcass of the lion.

Deuteronomy 1:44 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then the Amorites who lived in that hill country came out against you and chased you as bees do and beat you down in Seir as far as Hormah.

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Isaiah 7:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In that day the Lord will whistle for the fly that is at the end of the streams of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

1 Kings 18:32 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord. And he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two seahs of seed.

1 Samuel 17:29 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And David said, “What have I done now? Was it not but a word?”

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

John 3:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 25:1-28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied. It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable. Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness. ...

Psalm 86:1-17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

A Prayer of David. Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God. Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. ...

1 Samuel 14:25-26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now when all the people came to the forest, behold, there was honey on the ground. And when the people entered the forest, behold, the honey was dropping, but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.

John 16:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 15:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 24:3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Mark 12:31 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:30 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

Mark 1:1-45 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. ...

Daniel 1:1-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God. And he brought them to the land of Shinar, to the house of his god, and placed the vessels in the treasury of his god. Then the king commanded Ashpenaz, his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people of Israel, both of the royal family and of the nobility, youths without blemish, of good appearance and skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to stand in the king's palace, and to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans. The king assigned them a daily portion of the food that the king ate, and of the wine that he drank. They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king. ...

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 24:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 22:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.

Psalm 9:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

1 Kings 1:1-53 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now King David was old and advanced in years. And although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm. Therefore his servants said to him, “Let a young woman be sought for my lord the king, and let her wait on the king and be in his service. Let her lie in your arms, that my lord the king may be warm.” So they sought for a beautiful young woman throughout all the territory of Israel, and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king. The young woman was very beautiful, and she was of service to the king and attended to him, but the king knew her not. Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” And he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him. ...

1 Samuel 14:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the men of Israel had been hard pressed that day, so Saul had laid an oath on the people, saying, “Cursed be the man who eats food until it is evening and I am avenged on my enemies.” So none of the people had tasted food.

1 Samuel 1:1-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. Now this man used to go up year by year from his city to worship and to sacrifice to the Lord of hosts at Shiloh, where the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests of the Lord. On the day when Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. But to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the Lord had closed her womb. ...

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