What does the Bible say about all kinds of animals?
- --Compare the margin, and read more exactly, thus: Every nature of beasts and birds, and creeping things, and things of the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed, by the nature of man. All kinds have been mastered by mankind, as promised at creation ( Genesis 1:26-28 ).
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Genesis 1:20-21 ESV / 21 helpful votesNot Helpful. And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”. So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged ...
People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, English Standard Version For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, Berean Study Bible All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and creatures of the sea are being tamed and have been tamed by man, Berean Literal Bible
In the mean time let us look at the Scriptures. 1. We are taught to care for our animals. Proverbs 12:10, “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”. “His beast”—man owns the beast. He is to regard the life of the beast. He is to take care of the animal. 2.
Feb 17, 2014 · Q. I am doing the James sessions from your wisdom literature study guide in my Sunday School class and this question came up: When James is talking about taming the tongue, he says, "All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind."
- Genesis 1:30. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.”
- Genesis 1:21. 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.
- James 3:7. 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,
- Jeremiah 8:7. 7 Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the LORD.
- A Closer Look at James 3:7
- Could The Creatures in Job 40 and 41 Be Tamed?
- Weaponry and Technology Advancements
We need to closely examine James 3:7 and see what the passage actually claims. The Greek verbs translated as “subdued” (YLT) or “tamed” (ESV, NKJV) are from the root damazō (δαμάζω), which means “to reduce from an uncontrolled to a controlled state, subdue, tame, control.”1 The subject can be "tamed" through force or domestication. If subduedincludes the concept of killing (which it rarely, if ever, does), then the Romans likely had the means to do so to Leviathan (and Behemoth). They also had the means to restrain both creatures by trapping them in pens or artificial lakes, with a restricted inlet, but as we’ll see, James is not referring to anything like this. When we look at the context of James 3:7, we can see that δαμάζω almost certainly carries the meaning of “taming” or “restraining.” Verses 5–6 speaks of the danger and wildness of the tongue, comparing it to a small spark that sets a forest on fire. Like that spark, the tongue can say things that set a person’s life on fire....
Job 40 and 41 discuss two powerful creatures that God had made, Behemoth and Leviathan, respectively. Behemoth is described as “chief” or “first” in the ways (or works) of God(Job 40:19). Leviathan is described as powerful and unique, like nothing else on earth (Job 41:33) Even though a careful reading of James 3 does not demand that every single kind of animal has been tamed by man, let’s speculate about some ways that humans might have been able to subdue/tame these mighty beasts described in Job.
First of all, it is obvious that there would have been a great increase in weapon technology from the time of Job (who may have lived as early as 2000 BC, though this is debated) to the time when James was written (c. 44–48 AD). James’ statement about the “taming” of animals referred to domestication not only in the distant past but also up until his writing (“can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind”). The Greeks and Romans utilized weaponry that was much stronger and used much more force than a human-thrown javelin or spear. In particular, siege weapons like ballistae, onagers, and scorpions were devices that could hurl rocks, spears, or large crossbow bolts with deadly force.2 Secondly, the Romans were known to have invented fish “holding pens” alongside the Mediterranean Sea, where they would trap fish to be taken to market.3It is conceivable that they could have caught juvenile Leviathans, and using more powerful weaponry, restrained and even killed them in the pens. If Levia...
Job 40–41 discusses some of the supreme creatures which God created and which were resistant or impervious to man-made weaponry of the time. The point of those chapters is to showcase God’s glory and might in creating these large and fierce creatures and his power over them. But even here, we have to remember that God had instilled the fear of man in every creature, including sea creatures (Genesis 9:2). And if they killed a human, God commanded they be killed (Genesis9:5–6), which means that if Leviathan ever killed a person, even it could be killed. As mankind’s weapon technology grew more advanced, his ability to kill, trap, or restrain such creatures would have grown and eventually outpaced the natural defense mechanisms of even such fierce creatures. Furthermore, James’ statement likely didn’t have these specific creatures in view as they likely were either extinct or very rare by the first century AD. And James was not referring to every species of creature, but rather the dif...
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