Bible Verses About Monsters

Monsters are a popular trope in the horror and fantasy genres, but what does the Bible have to say about them? Let’s take a look at a few verses that talk about monsters in a positive light. In Psalm 104:26-27, we are told that God makes all creatures, good and bad. This is in direct contrast to the way we often see monsters in productions like The Exorcist or The Walking Dead. These creatures are usually depicted as evil and harmful, when in reality they may simply be misunderstood. In Jeremiah 47:4-5, we are told that God is the “God of armies” who can “crush skulls”. This verse may be interpreted in two ways: first, as God’s ability to bring destruction; and second, as his ability to judge and punish wicked people. In either case, it shows us that monsters can have a purpose—even if it’s not always negative.

There are monsters lurking in the shadows. They lurk in the dark places of our minds, waiting for the right moment to strike. The monsters are real, and they are dangerous.

But God has a plan for us, and it starts with our hearts. When we look to Him, He can show us that even the most terrifying of creatures can be overcome by His power.

Bible Verses About Monsters


People who have never picked up a Bible in their life know about the stories in it. Most of these people have seen a movie, read a book, or watched a TV show based on one of these stories—if not all three. The pop-culture references to the stories found in the Bible are common and often blatant. However, only those who have read the Bible realize that there are many more references to monsters in this holy text than most people assume.

Isaiah 27:1

“In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine. I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.” (Isaiah 27:1-2)

God is going to slay two dragons—one in the sea, one on land—and He’s using His sword (the word translated as “sword” here is also used elsewhere in scripture to describe an actual weapon) to do so! We can rejoice because God’s victory over evil will be complete with these acts of divine justice!

In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

The dragon is in a lot of trouble. God is going to make sure that the dragon understands just how much he’s been a bad boy, and it won’t be pretty. The LORD will punish him with his sore, great, strong sword (Revelation 19:15). What’s more, God will slay him with his own mighty sword (Isaiah 27:1).

If you’re wondering what this might look like in real life, think of something like a big wave hitting you on the beach and knocking over your sand castle while you were busy building it up. Or maybe getting hit by lightning while holding an umbrella made out of post-it notes and toothpicks because you thought it would be fun to make one as a child but then grew up without ever finishing it; only now when you finally get around to trying again at age 35 it turns out that those materials don’t even work well together!

1 Samuel 17:34

1 Samuel 17:34 “And Samuel said unto Saul, Why hast thou troubled me? The LORD forbid that I should do so.”

King Saul was known for his brutality towards his own people and any who dared cross him. One day, he captured a Philistine giant named Goliath and decided to take on him in a duel. Although Saul had the advantage in size and strength, Goliath was able to intimidate the king with his fearsome presence. In response, Saul threatened to kill Goliath if he didn’t step out into the open and fight him man-to-man.

The Lord then intervened and commanded Saul to let Goliath live. In doing so, He demonstrated His power over both Goliath and Saul – an important lesson for the king to remember.

Isaiah 34:14

Isaiah 34:14-23
“Come near, you nations, and listen; lend your ears, you that inhabit the world, that I may tell you of the decree of the Lord and of his might. 15 “The Lord of hosts has declared: ‘I will take my rest; I will be quiet and at ease; then people will know that I am he who does all this. 16 ‘The mighty man shall faint and the young man shall be crushed in the streets; yes, the old man shall groan like a woman in labor. 17 ‘They shall walk though the fire, but shall not be burned; through the water they shall be carried up, but shall not be drowned. 18 ‘They will come out into the light even as smoke is driven away by a wind. 19 ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will destroy Edom and all its princes, pains and anguish will I inflict on them; their survivors will become fugitives in every land.” 20 “I said: “My inheritance consists of Cargo Captains and virgins; my future enjoyment consists of youths.” 21 “Can one ransom these from Me? Will anyone deliver them from My hand?” declares the Lord of hosts. 22 “Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all peoples to stumble against; all who try to move it will fail. 23 And Judah too shall perish among those nations,” declares the Lord

Psalm 104:24-25

24-25: “O LORD, why do you make us wander from your ways? Why do you hide your face from us?

O LORD, we want to walk in your paths, but we are afraid of going too close to the lions and bears that roam the forest.

Revelation 12:9-10

9 And another sign appeared in heaven: a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.
10 His tail swept away a third of the stars from heaven and threw them to the earth.

Psalm 91:13

  • Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

In this verse, God tells us that we are not to be afraid of any monster or beast, because he will protect us from harm. If you look at Psalm 91 more closely, it’s clear that this promise does not apply to all monsters; only those ones that can harm you physically (so basically all of them). “Lion” is often used as a metaphor for strength or power in the Bible. In other words: don’t worry about being hurt by them!

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Psalms 91:13

A lion is a big cat, like a cheetah or a tiger. An adder is an animal that lives in Africa, but it’s actually not poisonous at all!

When someone says they “tread upon” something, it means that they walk on top of it without stepping on anything else (like dirt or grass). This verse tells us to do just that—tread upon the lion and adder. We need to tread over them because God will protect us from them if we do so! If we don’t step on these wild creatures but just walk over them as though they weren’t even there, then neither will any harm come our way through their actions toward us!

1 Peter 5:8

This verse is a reminder that we are in a spiritual battle and that our adversary, the devil, will do whatever he can to devour us.

In the context of this verse, I think it’s important to understand what Peter means by “devour.” The Greek word used here is seen elsewhere in Scripture and translated as “destroy” or “swallow up” (see Job 41:24-25). In other words, Satan wants to destroy you—not just your possessions or life but also your soul. He will use any means necessary to destroy you.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

You may be wondering, “What does it mean to be sober and vigilant?” To be sober means to have a clear mind and avoid drunkenness. Vigilant means to stay alert and aware of your surroundings. In this verse from 1 Peter 5:8-9, the Bible tells us that we should be on guard against the devil at all times.

The devil is like a roaring lion looking for people he can devour (1 Peter 5:8). He will do whatever he can to destroy you and your family. The Bible says that the devil prowls around like a lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). The only way we can combat his attacks is by staying sober and vigilant!

Isaiah 27:8-9

“The east wind will sweep on across the breadth of the land, and there before you lies its end: it will reach to the ends of the earth. On that day, a great trumpet will sound; when they hear it all those who are lost in the land of Assyria will be terrified; and even though they hide themselves in caves at Topheth or in pits or in wells covered over with branches and lay themselves down there as though dead (though their eyes remain open), still I will send terror upon them for their wickedness against My people.” –Isaiah 27:8-9

In other words, this is a metaphor for how God judges His people. When He comes back to Earth, only those who believe in Him will survive—and if you don’t believe in Him now, what makes you think He’ll want to save your soul then?

In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind. By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.

God will fight for you and protect you. God will keep you safe from your enemies, the devil, his army and all other monsters that may come against you.


I hope that these verses give you strength in your battle against the evil in this world. And I hope that you will use them to spread God’s message about his love and power to others, so that we may all be saved from the devil’s clutches.

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