One notable mention of unicorns can be found in the book of Job, specifically in Job 39:9-10: “Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?” In this passage, the strength and untamable nature of the unicorn are highlighted, emphasizing its status as a magnificent and uncontrollable beast. Symbolically, unicorns are sometimes seen as representing power, untamed potential, and the divine.
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The Bible has many references to unicorns. Here are a few:
In Job 39:9-12, God describes the unicorn’s ways:
“Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee? or will he abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?”
In Psalm 92:10-12, we see this reference: “But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies.”
In Numbers 23:22-24, Balaam describes what he sees in a dream as evidence of God’s existence: “God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.”
Bible Verses About Unicorns (KJV)
8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.
17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.
21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: 2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, 3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the psaltery; upon the harp with a solemn sound. 4 For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. 5 O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. 6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this. 7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever: 8 But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore. 9 For, lo, thine enemies, O LORD, for, lo, thine enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. 10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me. 12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; 15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.
22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. 23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel. 24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard. 25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Unicorn Bible Verse KJV
Deuteronomy 33:17 ESV / 21 helpful votes
A firstborn bull—he has majesty, and his horns are the horns of a wild ox; with them he shall gore the peoples, all of them, to the ends of the earth; they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.”
Psalm 92:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes
But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; you have poured over me fresh oil.
Numbers 24:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes
God brings him out of Egypt and is for him like the horns of the wild ox; he shall eat up the nations, his adversaries, and shall break their bones in pieces and pierce them through with his arrows.
Isaiah 34:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Wild oxen shall fall with them, and young steers with the mighty bulls. Their land shall drink its fill of blood, and their soil shall be gorged with fat.
Numbers 23:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes
God brings them out of Egypt and is for them like the horns of the wild ox.
Psalm 22:21 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Save me from the mouth of the lion! You have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen!
Psalm 22:22-25 ESV / 10 helpful votes
I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you: You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel! For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him. From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
John 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Psalm 92:1-15 ESV / 8 helpful votes
A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep! …
Psalm 29:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf, and Sirion like a young wild ox.
Job 39:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Can you bind him in the furrow with ropes, or will he harrow the valleys after you?
Daniel 8:5 ESV / 4 helpful votes
As I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west across the face of the whole earth, without touching the ground. And the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes.
Job 39:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he spend the night at your manger?
Zechariah 9:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Then the Lord will appear over them, and his arrow will go forth like lightning; the Lord God will sound the trumpet and will march forth in the whirlwinds of the south.
Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 2 helpful votes
Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. …
Revelation 1:1 ESV / 2 helpful votes
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
John 3:16-17 ESV / 2 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Isaiah 34:3 ESV / 2 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Their slain shall be cast out, and the stench of their corpses shall rise; the mountains shall flow with their blood.