One of the most prolific uses of honey in the Bible is for healing. In the Bible, you’ll find numerous references to honey being used for healing. Proverbs 16:24 says Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
The Promised Land was a land flowing with milk and honey, a sign of abundance, ease, and prosperity to be found there.
The Bible compared to honey from a honeycomb To demonstrate the sweetness of God’s Word, the Bible is referred to as “honey from a honeycomb”. This comparison indicates that the Bible is full of knowledge and truth which is good for our soul. When talking about God’s word, Psalm 19:10 compares it to honey from a honeycomb.
They are more to be desired than gold, yes, than much fine gold, sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb
Bible Verses About Honey
Genesis 43:11 – Their father, Israel, said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: Take from the choice fruits of the land in your bags, and carry down a present for the man, a little balm, a little honey, spices and myrrh, nuts, and almonds;
Exodus 3:8 – I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey; to the place of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
Exodus 3:17 – I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”
Exodus 13:5 – It shall be, when Yahweh brings you into the land of the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Amorite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which he swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey, that you shall keep this service in this month.
Exodus 16:31 – The house of Israel called its name “Manna”, and it was like coriander seed, white; and its taste was like wafers with honey.
Exodus 33:3 – Go to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I consume you on the way.”
Leviticus 2:11 – “No meal offering which you shall offer to Yahweh shall be made with yeast; for you shall burn no yeast, nor any honey, as an offering made by fire to Yahweh.
Leviticus 20:24 – But I have said to you, “You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am Yahweh your God, who has separated you from the peoples.
Numbers 13:27 – They told him, and said, “We came to the land where you sent us. Surely it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
Numbers 14:8 – If Yahweh delights in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it to us: a land which flows with milk and honey.
Numbers 16:13 – Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but you must also make yourself a prince over us?
Numbers 16:14 – Moreover you haven’t brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We won’t come up.”
Deuteronomy 6:3 – Hear therefore, Israel, and observe to do it, that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 8:8 – a land of wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of olive trees and honey;
Deuteronomy 11:9 – and that you may prolong your days in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers to give to them and to their offspring, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 26:9 – and he has brought us into this place, and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 26:15 – Look down from your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless your people Israel, and the ground which you have given us, as you swore to our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 27:3 – You shall write on them all the words of this law, when you have passed over, that you may go in to the land which Yahweh your God gives you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has promised you.
Deuteronomy 31:20 – For when I have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers, flowing with milk and honey, and they have eaten and filled themselves, and grown fat, then they will turn to other gods, and serve them, and despise me, and break my covenant.
Deuteronomy 32:13 – He made him ride on the high places of the earth. He ate the increase of the field. He caused him to suck honey out of the rock, oil out of the flinty rock;
Joshua 5:6 – For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness until all the nation, even the men of war who came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they didn’t listen to Yahweh’s voice. Yahweh swore to them that he wouldn’t let them see the land which Yahweh swore to their fathers that he would give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Judges 14:8 – After a while he returned to take her, and he went over to see the carcass of the lion; and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.
Judges 14:9 – He took it into his hands, and went on, eating as he went. He came to his father and mother and gave to them, and they ate, but he didn’t tell them that he had taken the honey out of the lion’s body.
Judges 14:18 – The men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, “What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?” He said to them, “If you hadn’t plowed with my heifer, you wouldn’t have found out my riddle.”
1 Samuel 14:25 – All the people came into the forest; and there was honey on the ground.
1 Samuel 14:26 – When the people had come to the forest, behold, honey was dripping, but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
1 Samuel 14:27 – But Jonathan didn’t hear when his father commanded the people with the oath. Therefore he put out the end of the rod that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes brightened.
1 Samuel 14:29 – Then Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. Please look how my eyes have brightened because I tasted a little of this honey.
1 Samuel 14:43 – Then Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done!” Jonathan told him, and said, “I certainly did taste a little honey with the end of the rod that was in my hand; and behold, I must die.
2 Samuel 17:29 – honey, butter, sheep, and cheese of the herd, for David, and for the people who were with him, to eat; for they said, “The people are hungry, weary, and thirsty in the wilderness.”
1 Kings 14:3 – Take with you ten loaves of bread, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will become of the child.”
2 Kings 18:32 – until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and of honey, that you may live, and not die. Don’t listen to Hezekiah, when he persuades you, saying, “Yahweh will deliver us.”
2 Chronicles 31:5 – As soon as the commandment went out, the children of Israel gave in abundance the first fruits of grain, new wine, oil, honey, and of all the increase of the field; and they brought in the tithe of all things abundantly.
Job 20:17 – He will not look at the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and butter.
Psalm 19:10 – They are more to be desired than gold, yes, than much fine gold, sweeter also than honey and the extract of the honeycomb.
Psalm 81:16 – But he would have also fed them with the finest of the wheat. I will satisfy you with honey out of the rock.”
Psalm 119:103 – How sweet are your promises to my taste, more than honey to my mouth!
Proverbs 5:3 – For the lips of an adulteress drip honey. Her mouth is smoother than oil.
Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 24:13 – My son, eat honey, for it is good, the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste;
Proverbs 25:16 – Have you found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for you, lest you eat too much, and vomit it.
Proverbs 25:27 – It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it honorable to seek one’s own honor.
Proverbs 27:7 – A full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet.
Song of Solomon 4:11 – Your lips, my bride, drip like the honeycomb. Honey and milk are under your tongue. The smell of your garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
Song of Solomon 5:1 – LoverI have come into my garden, my sister, my bride. I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk.FriendsEat, friends! Drink, yes, drink abundantly, beloved.
Isaiah 7:15 – He shall eat butter and honey when he knows to refuse the evil and choose the good.
Isaiah 7:22 – It shall happen, that because of the abundance of milk which they shall give he shall eat butter; for everyone will eat butter and honey that is left within the land.
Jeremiah 11:5 – that I may establish the oath which I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey,’ as it is today.” Then I answered, and said, “Amen, Yahweh.”
Jeremiah 32:22 – and gave them this land, which you swore to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Jeremiah 41:8 – But ten men were found among those who said to Ishmael, “Don’t kill us; for we have stores hidden in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey.” So he stopped, and didn’t kill them among their brothers.
Ezekiel 3:3 – He said to me, “Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this scroll that I give you.” Then I ate it; and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.
Ezekiel 16:13 – Thus you were decked with gold and silver. Your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered work. You ate fine flour, honey, and oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, and you prospered to royal estate.
Ezekiel 16:19 – My bread also which I gave you, fine flour, oil, and honey, with which I fed you, you even set it before them for a pleasant aroma; and so it was,” says the Lord Yahweh.
Ezekiel 20:6 – in that day I swore to them, to bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched out for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands.
Ezekiel 20:15 – Moreover also I swore to them in the wilderness, that I would not bring them into the land which I had given them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands;
Ezekiel 27:17 – “Judah and the land of Israel were your traders. They traded wheat of Minnith, confections, honey, oil, and balm for your merchandise.
Matthew 3:4 – Now John himself wore clothing made of camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.
Mark 1:6 – John was clothed with camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
Luke 24:42 – They gave him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.
Revelation 10:9 – I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. He said to me, “Take it, and eat it. It will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.”
Revelation 10:10 – I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth. When I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.