Bible Verses About Animals, Animals in Heaven, Animals Going to Heaven, Pets Going to Heaven, Animal Cruelty, Animal Rights, Being Kind to Animals, Pets in Heaven, Animals Having Souls, Animals Dying, Animal Testing. Do Animals Go to Heaven? Do Pets Go to Heaven? Does God Care About Animals? Bible Verses, Quotes, Scriptures, Passages, Quotations About What The Bible Says About Animals, Pets, How we should treat Animals, Being Kind to Animals, Animals & Pets in Heaven, Cruelty to Animals. Please scroll down to the very end for Comforting Scriptures After Losing a Pet.
Bible Verses About Animals (Scroll down for info on Animals & Pets in Heaven)
We also discuss Bible verses & quotes on God’s care for animals, The importance of being kind to animals, and how God commands us to treat animals (please read and keep scrolling down).
~~~ Bible Verses About Animals ~~~
“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you. Speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea tell you. Every one of these knows that the hand of the Lord has done this. The life of every creature and the breath of all people are in God’s hand.” (NCV)
Genesis 6:19; 7:1, 16
“And of every living thing, of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you. Then the LORD said to Noah, “Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time. Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him; and the LORD closed it behind him. ” (NASB)
“Let them praise the name of the LORD! For he commanded and they were created. And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away. Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling his word! Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars! Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!” (ESV)
Genesis 9: 9-10 “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you-the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you-every living creature on earth.” (NIV)
“In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.” (NIV)
~~~ How to Treat Animals – Being Kind to Animals – Please Be Kind and Considerate ~~~
“Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may rest..” (NKJV)
“Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.” (ESV)
“You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.” (ESV)
“How long will the ground be dry and the pasturelands parched? The birds and animals are dead and gone. And all of this happened because the people are so sinful. They even brag, “God can’t see the sins we commit.” (CEV)
~~~ God Cares About Animals ~~~
“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight.” (NIV)
“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (ESV)
Isaiah 11: 6-9
“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (NIV)
Psalm 104: 10-14a
“You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; they give drink to every beast of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches. From your lofty abode you water the mountains; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. You cause the grass to grow for the livestock… ” (ESV)
~~~ Bible Verses About Animals Going to Heaven, Pets Going to Heaven, Animals in Heaven ~~~
Do animals (specifically our pets) go to heaven? I don’t know for sure. However here are some additional Bible passages that might be of interest to those of you that have asked this question:
“And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” (KJV)
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” (KJV)
2 Kings 2:11
“And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.” (KJV)
And these scriptures clearly talk about the “new creation” – See below:
Isaiah 65:17-19; 24-25
New Heavens and a New Earth
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.
Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain, says the LORD.” (ESV)
Similarly, the Bible talks about a time that is coming when “a shoot from the stump of Jesse” (Jesus Christ) will bring about such peace where everyone will be in harmony – people – old and young, animals, everything and everyone. But we do not know for sure that this is referring to heaven, and that these animals are animals that used to live on earth and have now been reborn. But it is still very interesting. See below:
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;
and a little child shall lead them.
The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,
and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den.
They shall not hurt or destroy
in all my holy mountain;
for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD
as the waters cover the sea.” (ESV)
I haven’t found anywhere in the Bible where it states for sure whether or not animals go to heaven. But one thing we can certainly be sure of is this –
We should love our pets while they are here, but make sure we get into heaven ourselves – after all, if our pets do go to heaven, we have to get to heaven to see them, right? If we ourselves do not get into heaven, we will definitely not be seeing our pets again, if they are in heaven.
If you are not certain you are going to heaven, please see the page “Getting to know God” to start your relationship with God today.
In the end, everything will work out perfectly concerning our pets – we will understand clearly when we get to heaven.
Thank you, and God bless:)!
PS: Comforting Scriptures After Losing A Pet
If you have recently lost a pet, I pray that you are comforted by these scriptures – kindly submitted by a reader:
Romans 8:19-26 (ESV)
“For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”