29 Bible Verses about Honey

Isaiah 7:15 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Matthew 3:4 ESV / 34 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 / 32 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 24:13 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Exodus 3:8 ESV / 28 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.

2 Samuel 17:29 ESV / 24 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.”

Psalm 81:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:7-11 ESV / 21 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.

Song of Solomon 4:11 ESV / 19 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.

1 Samuel 14:25 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 27:17 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 20:6 ESV / 14 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.

Exodus 16:31 ESV / 14 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.

Ezekiel 3:1-3 ESV / 13 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 25:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

2 Kings 18:32 ESV / 12 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.

Leviticus 20:24 ESV / 12 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.

Leviticus 2:11 ESV / 12 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.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Psalm 19:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 31:5 ESV / 11 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.

Deuteronomy 6:2-3 ESV / 8 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.

Judges 14:14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Out of the eater came something to eat. Out of the strong came something sweet.” And in three days they could not solve the riddle.

Judges 14:8 ESV / 7 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 / 5 helpful votes

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

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.

Deuteronomy 8:1-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you.

Psalm 119:103 ESV / 2 helpful votes

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

Psalm 86:1-17 ESV / 2 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.

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