What does the lion represent in the Bible?

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In the Bible, the lion is usually a symbol of leadership, power or strength. The use of this symbol in the Bible reveals both the positive and negative aspects of these characteristics.

The lion's power is both frightening and awe-inspiring. In one instance, the devil is even compared to a lion. As one of the greatest of animals, the lion is also a symbol of royalty. The book of Proverbs compares a king's courage to that of this animal. The book of Isaiah imagines a time of great peace, when the fearsome lion becomes gentle and lies down beside a lamb. The contrast between a lion's incredible strength and a lamb's meekness is what makes this image particularly powerful.

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