33 Bible Verses About Nature

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Nature refers to all of God’s creation. Plant and animal life and everything in the world that is not made by human hands fall within nature’s realm. These Bible verses about nature showcase the beauty and wonder of God’s work of creation.

What Does the Bible Say About Nature?

The Bible affirms that nature is God’s creation. Plants (Genesis 1:11-12; 2:4-9; Psalm 104:14-16), animals (Genesis 1:20-22; Job 12:7-10; Psalm 104:25), sea creatures (Psalm 24:1; Genesis 1:9-10; Job 38:4-11; Isaiah 40:12), the sun, moon, stars, and planets (Job 9:9; Genesis 1:14-18; Psalm 8:3; 148:3-5; Jeremiah 31:35) are the Lord’s handiwork. The times, seasons, tides, elements, weather, reproduction, and all the cycles of life, growth, and death are orchestrated by Him. Each plays its role in God’s glorious harmony in nature and is given for humans to enjoy.

Even humankind is part of God’s natural creation. Yet, humanity possesses one great distinction setting it apart from the rest of nature. Only human beings are created in the image of God. While God gave people stewardship of nature, the Creator remains active in the natural world (Psalm 147:1–17). He sustains animals and plant life (Leviticus 26:4; Matthew 6:28–29; Job 38:25; Psalm 104:14-16). He controls the weather and the seasons (Psalm 135:7).

God reveals Himself—His attributes and character—through nature. He shows forth His glory, strength, and majesty in nature. Likewise, He shows his tender, personal care for humans through nature.

God Created Everything in Nature

The opening line of the Bible states, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1, NLT). The account of creation goes on to reveal that out of nothing, God created everything in the natural world. 

Nehemiah 9:6
You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. (NIV)

Psalm 89:11
The heavens are yours, and the earth is yours; everything in the world is yours—you created it all. (NLT)

Isaiah 45:12
I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it. With my hands I stretched out the heavens. All the stars are at my command. (NLT)

Exodus 4:11
Then the LORD asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, the LORD? (NLT)

Psalm 8:3–4
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? (NLT)

Psalm 102:25
Long ago you laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with your hands. (NLT)

Jeremiah 27:5
With my great strength and powerful arm I made the earth and all its people and every animal. I can give these things of mine to anyone I choose. (NLT)

Acts 4:24
When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—” (NLT)

Revelation 4:11
“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” (NLT)

God Is Active in Nature

Matthew 10:29
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. (NIV)

Luke 12:6
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. (NIV)

Acts 17:24–28
“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. … Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ … (NIV)

Colossians 1:17
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (NIV)

Nature Worships the Creator

God created everything in nature for His pleasure and to worship Him.

Isaiah 55:12
You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! (NLT)

Psalm 69:34
Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them. (NIV)

Psalm 96:11–12
Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice!
Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise!
Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy!
Let the trees of the forest sing for joy (NLT) 

Humans Are Set Apart in Nature

Humans are the only created life form made in the image of God. God created people to be stewards of nature.

Genesis 1:26–27
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (NLT)

Psalm 100:3
Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. (NLT)

Genesis 5:1
When God created human beings, he made them to be like himself. (NLT)

Genesis 9:6
If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image. (NLT)

James 3:9
Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God. (NLT)

Psalm 115:16
The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind. (NIV)

Genesis 1:29
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” (NIV)

Genesis 2:15
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. (NIV)

Psalm 8:5–8
You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. (NIV)

Nature Gives Instruction to Humans

Job 12:7–10
Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.
Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.
Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.
Let the fish in the sea speak to you.
For they all know that my disaster has come from the hand of the LORD.
For the life of every living thing is in his hand, and the breath of every human being. (NLT)

God Reveals Himself Through Nature

The Bible says that people have no excuse for not knowing God because he reveals Himself through nature.

Romans 1:18–20
But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. (NLT)

Psalm 19:1–3
The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. (NLT)

Psalm 8:1–4
O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you. When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? (NLT)

Acts 14:15–17
“Friends, why are you doing this? We are merely human beings—just like you! We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things and turn to the living God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. In the past he permitted all the nations to go their own ways, but he never left them without evidence of himself and his goodness. For instance, he sends you rain and good crops and gives you food and joyful hearts.” (NLT)

Nature Will Be Restored to Perfection

When God created paradise in the Garden of Eden, His original intention was for nature to be perfect, free from decay. But when sin entered the world, all creation was subjected to the curse. In the New Heavens, God’s perfect creation will be restored as part of His plan to redeem humanity and the whole universe.

Romans 8:19–22
For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. (NLT)

Revelation 21:1
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. (ESV)

Isaiah 65:17
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” (ESV)

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