6 Bible Verses about Treating Animals

Proverbs 12:10 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

1 Timothy 5:18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

Matthew 12:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?

Luke 14:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?”

Exodus 23:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring into the house of the Lord your God. “You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

Deuteronomy 22:6-7 ESV / 1 helpful vote

“If you come across a bird's nest in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young. You shall let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, that it may go well with you, and that you may live long.

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