100 Bible Verses about Horses

Job 39:19-25 ESV / 281 helpful votes

“Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword. Upon him rattle the quiver, the flashing spear, and the javelin. ...

Proverbs 21:31 ESV / 269 helpful votes

The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.

James 3:3 ESV / 157 helpful votes

If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.

Habakkuk 1:8 ESV / 151 helpful votes

Their horses are swifter than leopards, more fierce than the evening wolves; their horsemen press proudly on. Their horsemen come from afar; they fly like an eagle swift to devour.

Job 39:19-24 ESV / 88 helpful votes

“Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword. Upon him rattle the quiver, the flashing spear, and the javelin. ...

Zechariah 6:1-7 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze. The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses, the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong. Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” And the angel answered and said to me, “These are going out to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth. ...

Revelation 19:11-21 ESV / 83 helpful votes

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. ...

Psalm 20:6-7 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Psalm 20:7 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Job 39:21-24 ESV / 63 helpful votes

He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword. Upon him rattle the quiver, the flashing spear, and the javelin. With fierceness and rage he swallows the ground; he cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet.

Isaiah 63:13 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Who led them through the depths? Like a horse in the desert, they did not stumble.

Proverbs 26:3 ESV / 57 helpful votes

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.

Isaiah 5:28 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Their arrows are sharp, all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs seem like flint, and their wheels like the whirlwind.

Jeremiah 46:4 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Harness the horses; mount, O horsemen! Take your stations with your helmets, polish your spears, put on your armor!

Judges 5:22 ESV / 50 helpful votes

“Then loud beat the horses' hoofs with the galloping, galloping of his steeds.

Revelation 19:11-16 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. ...

2 Kings 2:11 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

Revelation 6:1-8 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword. When he opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a black horse! And its rider had a pair of scales in his hand. ...

Joel 2:4 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Their appearance is like the appearance of horses, and like war horses they run.

Jeremiah 12:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

“If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?

1 Kings 4:26 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Solomon also had 40,000 stalls of horses for his chariots, and 12,000 horsemen.

Revelation 6:8 ESV / 39 helpful votes

And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider's name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

Psalm 32:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.

Song of Solomon 1:9 ESV / 29 helpful votes

I compare you, my love, to a mare among Pharaoh's chariots.

Deuteronomy 20:1-4 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. And when you draw near to the battle, the priest shall come forward and speak to the people and shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’

Jeremiah 8:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I have paid attention and listened, but they have not spoken rightly; no man relents of his evil, saying, ‘What have I done?’ Everyone turns to his own course, like a horse plunging headlong into battle.

Isaiah 31:1-3 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the Lord! And yet he is wise and brings disaster; he does not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evildoers and against the helpers of those who work iniquity. The Egyptians are man, and not God, and their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out his hand, the helper will stumble, and he who is helped will fall, and they will all perish together.

Psalm 147:10 ESV / 28 helpful votes

His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,

Esther 8:10 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And he wrote in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed it with the king's signet ring. Then he sent the letters by mounted couriers riding on swift horses that were used in the king's service, bred from the royal stud,

Esther 6:8-11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and the horse that the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown is set. And let the robes and the horse be handed over to one of the king's most noble officials. Let them dress the man whom the king delights to honor, and let them lead him on the horse through the square of the city, proclaiming before him: ‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.’” Then the king said to Haman, “Hurry; take the robes and the horse, as you have said, and do so to Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king's gate. Leave out nothing that you have mentioned.” So Haman took the robes and the horse, and he dressed Mordecai and led him through the square of the city, proclaiming before him, “Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.”

Job 39:19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?

Psalm 33:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue.

2 Chronicles 9:25 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And Solomon had 4,000 stalls for horses and chariots, and 12,000 horsemen, whom he stationed in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

Deuteronomy 17:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Only he must not acquire many horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to acquire many horses, since the Lord has said to you, ‘You shall never return that way again.’

2 Kings 6:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Exodus 14:9 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamped at the sea, by Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.

Exodus 9:3 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Behold, the hand of the Lord will fall with a very severe plague upon your livestock that are in the field, the horses, the donkeys, the camels, the herds, and the flocks.

Zechariah 1:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“I saw in the night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen, and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.

Isaiah 30:15-18 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling, and you said, “No! We will flee upon horses”; therefore you shall flee away; and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”; therefore your pursuers shall be swift. A thousand shall flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you shall flee, till you are left like a flagstaff on the top of a mountain, like a signal on a hill. Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.

Psalm 76:6 ESV / 15 helpful votes

At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both rider and horse lay stunned.

Job 19:1-29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then Job answered and said: “How long will you torment me and break me in pieces with words? These ten times you have cast reproach upon me; are you not ashamed to wrong me? And even if it be true that I have erred, my error remains with myself. If indeed you magnify yourselves against me and make my disgrace an argument against me, ...

Genesis 47:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them food in exchange for the horses, the flocks, the herds, and the donkeys. He supplied them with food in exchange for all their livestock that year.

Revelation 6:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.

Ezekiel 23:20 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses.

Jeremiah 51:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

With you I break in pieces the horse and his rider; with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer;

Jeremiah 8:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“The snorting of their horses is heard from Dan; at the sound of the neighing of their stallions the whole land quakes. They come and devour the land and all that fills it, the city and those who dwell in it.

Jeremiah 4:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Behold, he comes up like clouds; his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses are swifter than eagles— woe to us, for we are ruined!

2 Kings 6:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”

Revelation 19:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

Isaiah 31:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the Lord!

Exodus 15:1-21 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is his name. “Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea, and his chosen officers were sunk in the Red Sea. The floods covered them; they went down into the depths like a stone. ...

Genesis 49:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Dan shall be a serpent in the way, a viper by the path, that bites the horse's heels so that his rider falls backward.

Hosea 14:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Assyria shall not save us; we will not ride on horses; and we will say no more, ‘Our God,’ to the work of our hands. In you the orphan finds mercy.”

Isaiah 30:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And you said, “No! We will flee upon horses”; therefore you shall flee away; and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”; therefore your pursuers shall be swift.

2 Kings 23:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And he removed the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun, at the entrance to the house of the Lord, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the chamberlain, which was in the precincts. And he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

2 Samuel 18:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak, and his head caught fast in the oak, and he was suspended between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him went on.

Zechariah 14:20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And on that day there shall be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “Holy to the Lord.” And the pots in the house of the Lord shall be as the bowls before the altar.

Zechariah 12:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

On that day, declares the Lord, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness. But for the sake of the house of Judah I will keep my eyes open, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness.

Haggai 2:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And to overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I am about to destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations, and overthrow the chariots and their riders. And the horses and their riders shall go down, every one by the sword of his brother.

Exodus 15:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.

Revelation 19:11-14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.

Revelation 18:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls.

Revelation 9:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths.

Revelation 6:4 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Zechariah 6:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong.

Zechariah 6:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses,

Nahum 3:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Horsemen charging, flashing sword and glittering spear, hosts of slain, heaps of corpses, dead bodies without end— they stumble over the bodies!

Ezekiel 17:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But he rebelled against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt, that they might give him horses and a large army. Will he thrive? Can one escape who does such things? Can he break the covenant and yet escape?

Isaiah 2:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots.

Job 39:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword.

2 Kings 6:14 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So he sent there horses and chariots and a great army, and they came by night and surrounded the city.

1 Kings 20:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together. Thirty-two kings were with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and closed in on Samaria and fought against it.

Revelation 19:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses.

Revelation 9:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces,

Zechariah 14:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And a plague like this plague shall fall on the horses, the mules, the camels, the donkeys, and whatever beasts may be in those camps.

Zechariah 10:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“My anger is hot against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the Lord of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them like his majestic steed in battle.

Zechariah 1:1-8:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, saying, “The Lord was very angry with your fathers. Therefore say to them, Thus declares the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets cried out, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, Return from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.’ But they did not hear or pay attention to me, declares the Lord. Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever? ...

Ezekiel 27:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

From Beth-togarmah they exchanged horses, war horses, and mules for your wares.

Jeremiah 51:27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

“Set up a standard on the earth; blow the trumpet among the nations; prepare the nations for war against her; summon against her the kingdoms, Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz; appoint a marshal against her; bring up horses like bristling locusts.

Jeremiah 5:8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

They were well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor's wife.

Isaiah 31:3 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Egyptians are man, and not God, and their horses are flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord stretches out his hand, the helper will stumble, and he who is helped will fall, and they will all perish together.

Job 39:24 ESV / 8 helpful votes

With fierceness and rage he swallows the ground; he cannot stand still at the sound of the trumpet.

Job 39:21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons.

Job 39:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying.

1 Kings 18:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals.”

Joshua 11:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And Joshua did to them just as the Lord said to him: he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.

Joshua 11:6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, for tomorrow at this time I will give over all of them, slain, to Israel. You shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.”

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Ezekiel 23:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Babylonians and all the Chaldeans, Pekod and Shoa and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them, desirable young men, governors and commanders all of them, officers and men of renown, all of them riding on horses.

Jeremiah 22:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For if you will indeed obey this word, then there shall enter the gates of this house kings who sit on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their servants and their people.

Nehemiah 7:68 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Their horses were 736, their mules 245,

Ezra 2:66 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Their horses were 736, their mules were 245,

1 Kings 10:28 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Solomon's import of horses was from Egypt and Kue, and the king's traders received them from Kue at a price.

Exodus 14:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Egyptians pursued and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 6 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,

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.

Micah 5:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And in that day, declares the Lord, I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots;

Amos 2:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He who handles the bow shall not stand, and he who is swift of foot shall not save himself, nor shall he who rides the horse save his life;

Ezekiel 38:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And I will turn you about and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you out, and all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed in full armor, a great host, all of them with buckler and shield, wielding swords.

Jeremiah 46:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Advance, O horses, and rage, O chariots! Let the warriors go out: men of Cush and Put who handle the shield, men of Lud, skilled in handling the bow.

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