5 Bible Verses about Treating Animals

Proverbs 12:10 ESV / 31 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 / 4 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?

Exodus 23:19 ESV / 4 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.

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?”

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