This is the way they often do inthose countries, though perhaps it is not common for so many to come atonce. The peacock is first mentioned in the Bible in the time of Solomon. This mayexplain a verse in the Psalms, "The Lord giveth to the beast his food,and to the young ravens which cry;" and another in Job, "Who providethfor the raven his food ? The roe or gazelle is the smallest animal of the antelope kind; it isonly about two feet in height, and not more than half the size of thefallow-deer. The leopard is a beautiful animal, though very savage and cruel. Let us pray God to keep us safefrom this roaring lion. Those of the deer grow from the bone of the forehead, and are atfirst small; but they are renewed every spring-the old horns fallingoff, and being succeeded by larger ones which grow in their place. This explains what ismeant by the verse, "When she lifteth up herself on high she scorneththe horse and his rider.". This is one of the verses in Solomon's Song, "Take us thefoxes, the little foxes which spoil the vines; for our vines have tendergrapes.". This frightful creature is several times mentioned in the Bible. They had now come to a path of the vineyards, having awall on each side, and there the donkey saw the bright angel again. The Bible says, "Thou makestdarkness and it is night; wherein all the beasts of the forest do creepforth. Does not his help you to understand thisverse in the 17th chapter of 2d Samuel? Although the names of animals in the Bible vary from​ one translation to another, and sometimes these creatures are difficult to identify, we've put together a comprehensive list of what we believe are all the animal mentions, based on the New Living Translation (NLT), with scriptural references. "And God created great whales." That is the way they are accustomed to do in those countries:the shepherd walks on, and the sheep follow where he wishes them to go.So Christ says, "And when he (the shepherd) putteth forth his own sheep,he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know hisvoice.". Dromedaries are mentioned in the bookof Esther, where messages were to be sent in haste to all parts of avast kingdom; the messengers rode "on mules, and camels, and youngdromedaries.". One says that he saw a company consisting of somany that they were an hour in passing over the place where he was.They seemed to extend a mile in length and half a mile in width. The arrow cannotmake him flee; he laugheth at the shaking of a spear; he maketh the deepto boil like a pot; one would think the deep to be hoary." "He that gathered least," we read,"gathered ten homers." Whose house I have madethe wilderness, and the barren land his dwellings. The ostrich has but little to eat in the desert places where it lives:only some coarse grass, or rough, thorny plants, with a kind of snailwhich is sometimes found upon them; and perhaps it sometimes eatslizards and serpents. He scorneth themultitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searcheth after everygreen thing." They appear to be very fond of each other's company, and great numbersare usually found together. On thisaccount it has sometimes been called the Gled, or the gliding bird. So he called a good oldservant that he had-a gray-headed man-and told him that he wished him togo to a distant country and bring a wife for Isaac from there. Solomon says in his Proverbs, "As a roaring lionand a ranging bear, so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.". Thisshows that the pain caused by their sting is very great. Happy is the child who has in his heartsuch feelings towards God, and who finds pleasure in praying to him,from day to day; he has been taught by the Holy Spirit, and is preparingto meet God in peace. It is adisagreeable bird, and one that you would not like very well to see; nowonder the Israelites were forbidden to eat it. which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them inthe dust, and forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wildbeast may break them. They can climb up rather more easily than they can get down,because their fore legs are shorter than the others. Proud member There are two kinds of goat in the countries where the Bible waswritten; one very much like those that we sometimes see; the otherdiffering from it in several respects, especially in the greater lengthof its ears. The animals in the Bible include the birds (like the dove we saw above), of which the eagle represents strength and swiftness. Then the animalwas given into the care of a man who led him away and let him go in thewilderness, "bearing upon him all the iniquities" of the people. It is well for man that scorpions destroy each other as readily as theydo animals of a different kind. The ear of this kind of goat is so longthat a large piece might easily be bitten off; it sometimes measuresmore than a foot. My soul thirsteth forGod, for the living God; when shall I come and appear before God? Hemocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from thesword. Its nest is usually builtbetween the forked branches of some tall tree in the thickest part ofthe forest; and if you could look into one of them in the spring, youwould probably see three eggs, almost white, but a little tinged withblue. God heard his prayer, and promised that heshould live fifteen years longer; and soon after he became quite well.He was grateful to God for his goodness, and wrote a beautiful song ofpraise to be sung in the temple. 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