Bible Verses on the Environment

Many Bible verses describe the beauty of God's creation and His relationship to it. So many, in fact, that  HarperOne’s new Green Bible , highlights the more than biblical 1,000 references to earth.  (It's also printed on reycled paper using soy-based ink.)

As Christians contemplate the environment and what their faith tells them about  our responsibilities to God's creation, these verses  offer words to contemplate and even a call to action.



The Heavens and the Earth

"In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth..."

Genesis 1:1

Everything He Had Made

"God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good."

Genesis 1:31

You Shall Not Pollute

"You shall not pollute the land in which you live... you shall not defile the land in which you live, in which I also dwell."

Numbers 35:33-34

You Are the Lord

"You are the Lord, you alone; you have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. To all of them you give life..."

Nehemiah 9:6

The Birds of the Air

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you; ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being."

Job 12:7-10

Telling the Glory of God

"The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork."

Psalm 19:1

The Earth is the Lord's

"The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it."

Psalm 24:1

The River of God

"You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it."

Psalm 65:9

Earth Is Full of Your Creatures

"You set the earth on its foundations, so that it shall never be shaken... O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures."

Psalm 104:5,24

He Established the Heavens

"The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens; by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew."

Proverbs 3:19-20

The Earth and its Fullness

"The earth and its fullness are the Lord's."

1 Corinthians 10:26

Created by God

"For everything created by God is good..."

1 Timothy 4:4

You Created All Things

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."

Revelation: 4:11

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