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Joseph and Potiphar's wife

Free Bible pictures at Free Bible images of Joseph being falsely accused by Potiphar's wife. (Genesis 39:1-20)

Joseph is falsely accused by Potiphar's wife.

Genesis 39:1-20

Contributed by FreeBibleimages

Elijah fed by ravens

Free Bible pictures of the story of Elijah fed by ravens at Brook Kerith (also spelt Cherith). (1 Kings 17:1-9)

The prophet Elijah, having told King Ahab it will not rain, hides in the Kerith ravine and is fed by ravens.

1 Kings 17:1-9

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A widow feeds Elijah

Free Bible pictures of the story of the Elijah fed by a widow and her son at Zarephath. (1 Kings 17:7-16, 1 Kings 18:1)

Elijah travels to Zarephath and meets a Widow Preparing her last meal.

1 Kings 17:7-16, 1 Kings 18:1

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Elijah anoints Elisha to succeed him

Elijah anoints Elisha to succeed him as a prophet of God. (1 Kings 19:15-21)

Elijah anoints Elisha to succeed him as a prophet of God.

1 Kings 19:15-21

Contributed by FreeBibleimages

An Angel visits Joseph

Free Bible images of the Christmas story: An angel visits Joseph. (Matthew 1:18-25)

The Christmas story: An angel visits Joseph.

Matthew 1:18-25

Contributed by LUMO project

An Angel visits Mary

Free Bible images of the Christmas story: An angel visits Mary. (Luke 1:26-38)

The Christmas story: An angel visits Mary.

Luke 1:26-38

Contributed by LUMO project

Jesus calms a storm

Jesus is asleep in the back of a boat when a violent storm strikes. (Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25)

Jesus is asleep in the back of a boat when a violent storm strikes.

Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25

Contributed by LUMO project

Jesus heals a man born blind

A blind man healed by Jesus is questioned by the Pharisees.  (John 9:1-41)

A blind man healed by Jesus is questioned by the Pharisees.

John 9:1-41

Contributed by LUMO project

A rich young man questions Jesus

When a rich young ruler asks Jesus about eternal life he does not like the answer. (Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30)

When a rich young ruler asks Jesus about eternal life he does not like the answer.

Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30

Contributed by LUMO project

Secret journey to the upper room

Free Bible images of Peter and John sent on a secret mission to prepare the passover meal in an upper room in Jerusalem. (Luke 22:7-13)

Peter and John are sent on a secret mission to prepare the passover meal in an upper room in Jerusalem

Luke 22:7-13

Contributed by LUMO project

Jesus appears to Disciples in Galilee

Free Bible images of the risen Lord Jesus appearing on shore of Galilee and telling the Disciples to cast their fishing net on the other side of the boat. (John 21:1-14)

The risen Lord Jesus appears on shore of Galilee and tells the Disciples to cast their fishing net on the other side of the boat.

John 21:1-14

Contributed by LUMO project

Illustrated stories

Noah and the Ark

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Noah building the Ark and the great flood. (Genesis 6:9 - 9:17)

Noah building the Ark and the great flood.

Genesis 6:9 - 9:17

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Noah and the Great Flood

Noah is instructed by God to build an ark to escape the great flood. (Genesis 6:9 - 9:17)

Noah is instructed by God to build an ark to escape the great flood.

Genesis 6:9 - 9:17

Contributed by Moody Publishers

Abram (Abraham) moves to Canaan

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Abram (later called Abraham) being called by God to move to the land of Canaan and his later trip to Egypt when famine hit the land. (Genesis 11:27 - 13:4)

Abraham is called by God to move to the land of Canaan.

Genesis 11:27 - 13:4

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

God tells Abraham to live in Canaan

God tells Abram to live in Cannaan where he will become the father of a great nation. (Genesis 12:1-8)

God tells Abram to live in Cannaan where he will become the father of a great nation.

Genesis 12:1-8

Contributed by Andrea Rau

Moses and the Ten Commandments

God announces the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.  (Exodus 19 - 20, 32, 34)

God announces the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai.

Exodus 19 - 20, 32, 34

Contributed by Moody Publishers

Moses dies and Joshua becomes leader

Moses see the Promised Land then dies and Joshua takes command. (Deuteronomy 31-34, Joshua 1:1-9)

Moses see the Promised Land then dies and Joshua takes command.

Deuteronomy 31-34, Joshua 1:1-9

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Crossing the Jordan

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Joshua asking the priests, carrying the Ark of the Covenant, to enter the flooded River Jordan and the miraculous crossing that followed. (Joshua 3:1 - 4:24)

Joshua asking the priests, carrying the Ark of the Covenant, to enter the flooded River Jordan and the miraculous crossing that followed.

Joshua 3:1 - 4:24

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Walls of Jericho

God tests Joshua's faith with His battle instructions for taking the city of Jericho. (Joshua 5:13-6:27)

God tests Joshua's faith with His battle instructions for taking the city of Jericho.

Joshua 5:13-6:27

Contributed by Moody Publishers

Joshua and Jericho

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Joshua following God's battle plan for taking the city of Jericho. (Joshua 6:1-27)

Joshua follows God's battle plan for taking the city of Jericho.

Joshua 6:1-27

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Joshua: The second attack on Ai

Joshua sets an ambush to conquer Ai . (Joshua 8:1-35)

Joshua sets an ambush to conquer Ai .

Joshua 8:1-35

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Joshua's final challenge

Before he dies, Joshua challenges the 12 tribes to obey God (Joshua 23:1 - 24:33)

Before he dies, Joshua challenges the 12 tribes to obey God

Joshua 23:1 - 24:33

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Gideon and the Midianite army

Gideon trusts in God and defeats the Midianites with just 300 men. (Judges 6 - 7)

Gideon trusts in God and defeats the Midianites with just 300 men.

Judges 6 - 7

Contributed by Moody Publishers

God speaks to young Samuel

Young Samuel thinks Eli is calling him but it is God's voice he hears in the night. (1 Samuel 2:1-4:22)

Young Samuel thinks Eli is calling him but it is God's voice he hears in the night.

1 Samuel 2:1-4:22

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

King David brings the Ark to Jerusalem

David's first attempt to bring the ark to Jerusalem ends in disaster but then he does it God's way. (2 Samuel 5:1 - 6:23, 1 Chronicles 11, 13, 15)

David's first attempt to bring the ark to Jerusalem ends in disaster but then he does it God's way.

2 Samuel 5:1 - 6:23, 1 Chronicles 11, 13, 15

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

King Asa trusts God for victory and peace

King Asa asks God for help when the Cushites attack. (1 Kings 15:9-15, 2 Chronicles 14:1-15:19)

King Asa asks God for help when the Cushites attack.

1 Kings 15:9-15, 2 Chronicles 14:1-15:19

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Elijah and the widow of Zarephath

God provides a widow with oil and flour to feed Elijah then, when her son dies, raises him back to life. (1 Kings 17:7-18:1)

God provides a widow with oil and flour to feed Elijah then, when her son dies, raises him back to life.

1 Kings 17:7-18:1

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Elijah and the widow

Elijah, a widow and her son trust God to provide them with flour and oil. (1 Kings 17:8-24)

Elijah, a widow and her son trust God to provide them with flour and oil.

1 Kings 17:8-24

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther

Elijah anoints Elisha

 Elijah anoints Elisha to succeed him as God requested. (1 Kings 19:16, 19-21)

Elijah anoints Elisha to succeed him as God requested.

1 Kings 19:16, 19-21

Contributed by Arabs for Christ

King Jehoshaphat sets out to obey God

King Jehoshaphat encourages the nation to live by God's laws. (1 Kings 22:41-47, 2 Chronicles 17:1-19)

King Jehoshaphat encourages the nation to live by God's laws.

1 Kings 22:41-47, 2 Chronicles 17:1-19

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

King Ahaziah tries to arrest Elijah

How not to arrest a prophet. (2 Kings 1:1-18)

How not to arrest a prophet.

2 Kings 1:1-18

Contributed by Richard Gunther

Naaman, the army general with leprosy

Naaman, the army general of the king of Aram, is advised by a young Jewish girl to go to the prophet Elisha for healing of his leprosy. (2 Kings 5:1-27)

Naaman, the army general of the king of Aram, is advised by a young Jewish girl to go to the prophet Elisha for healing of his leprosy.

2 Kings 5:1-27

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Elisha and Naaman - part 2

Naaman washes seven times in the River Jordan. (2 Kings 5:13-27)

Naaman washes seven times in the River Jordan.

2 Kings 5:13-27

Contributed by Richard Gunther

King Hezekiah and the Assyrian invasion

King Hezekiah turns people back to God and prays for deliverance when the Assyrians invade. (2 Kings 18-19, 2 Chronicles 29 - 32:23, Isaiah 36 - 37)

King Hezekiah turns people back to God and prays for deliverance when the Assyrians invade.

2 Kings 18-19, 2 Chronicles 29 - 32:23, Isaiah 36 - 37

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Manasseh: The Prodigal King

Evil King Manasseh is imprisoned, humbles himself before God, repents and is restored. (2 Kings 21:1-18, 2 Chronicles 33:1-20)

Evil King Manasseh is imprisoned, humbles himself before God, repents and is restored.

2 Kings 21:1-18, 2 Chronicles 33:1-20

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

King Josiah: The scroll of God's laws is found

The book of God's laws is found in the temple and read to King Josiah. (2 Kings 21:19-23, 2 Chronicles 33:21 - 35:27)

The book of God's laws is found in the temple and read to King Josiah.

2 Kings 21:19-23, 2 Chronicles 33:21 - 35:27

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Ezra returns to Jerusalem

Ezra returns to Jerusalem to encourage people to obey God's laws. (Ezra 7-10)

Ezra returns to Jerusalem to encourage people to obey God's laws.

Ezra 7-10

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Nehemiah: Overcoming opposition to rebuilding

As the walls of Jerusalem are rebuilt Nehemiah has to overcome threats, plots and opposition to the work. (Nehemiah 3-6)

As the walls of Jerusalem are rebuilt Nehemiah has to overcome threats, plots and opposition to the work.

Nehemiah 3-6

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Daniel and his friends obey God

Daniel and his friends refuse to eat foods that God had forbidden. (Daniel 1:1-21)

Daniel and his friends refuse to eat foods that God had forbidden.

Daniel 1:1-21

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Three men and a fiery furnace

Meshach, Shadrach, Abednego stand up for God and are delivered from the fiery furnace. (Daniel 3)

Meshach, Shadrach, Abednego stand up for God and are delivered from the fiery furnace.

Daniel 3

Contributed by Sue Bentley

The Fiery Furnace

Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego obey God and are thrown into a fiery furnace. (Daniel 3)

Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego obey God and are thrown into a fiery furnace.

Daniel 3

Contributed by Moody Publishers

Three men stand up for God

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego refusing to bow down before King Nebuchadnezzar's golden statue, being thrown into a fiery furnace then delivered from it. (Daniel 3:1-30)

Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego refuse to bow down before King Nebuchadnezzar's golden statue, are thrown into a fiery furnace then delivered from it.

Daniel 3:1-30

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Daniel in the den of lions

When Daniel refuses to stop praying to God he is thrown into a den of lions. (Daniel 6:1-28)

When Daniel refuses to stop praying to God he is thrown into a den of lions.

Daniel 6:1-28

Contributed by Moody Publishers

Daniel and the lions

Preschool version of the story of Daniel and the lions' den. (Daniel 6:1-28)

Preschool version of the story of Daniel and the lions' den.

Daniel 6:1-28

Contributed by Sue Bentley

Daniel keeps praying

Daniel refuses to stop praying to God, who answers his prayers to deliver him from the lions' den. (Daniel 6:1-28)

Daniel refuses to stop praying to God, who answers his prayers to deliver him from the lions' den.

Daniel 6:1-28

Contributed by Richard Gunther

Daniel in the lions' den

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Daniel being thrown into the lions' den after refusing to stop praying to God. (Daniel 6:1-28)

Daniel is thrown into the lions' den after refusing to stop praying to God.

Daniel 6:1-28

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Jonah runs away but God turns him back

When God asks Jonah to preach in Nineveh he heads off in the opposite direction. (Jonah 1-3)

When God asks Jonah to preach in Nineveh he heads off in the opposite direction.

Jonah 1-3

Contributed by Rev. Henry Martin

Jonah and the big fish

When Jonah refuses to obey God and care for his enemies, God teaches him about obedience and love in dramatic ways. (Jonah 1-4)

When Jonah refuses to obey God and care for his enemies, God teaches him about obedience and love in dramatic ways.

Jonah 1-4

Contributed by Sue Bentley

Jonah and the large fish

When Jonah runs away rather than go to Nineveh he is swallowed by a great fish. (Jonah 1 - 3)

When Jonah runs away rather than go to Nineveh he is swallowed by a great fish.

Jonah 1 - 3

Contributed by Moody Publishers

Joseph marries Mary

An angel tells Joseph that Mary's pregnancy is God's will. (Matthew 1:18-25)

An angel tells Joseph that Mary's pregnancy is God's will.

Matthew 1:18-25

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Mary and the Angel Gabriel

An angel tells Mary that God has chosen her to be the mother of His son, Jesus. (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-45)

An angel tells Mary that God has chosen her to be the mother of His son, Jesus.

Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-45

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther

Birth of Jesus foretold

An angel visits Mary. (Luke 1:26-38)

An angel visits Mary.

Luke 1:26-38

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Mary visits Elizabeth

Mary goes to visit Zechariah's wife, Elizabeth. (Luke 1:39-56)

Mary goes to visit Zechariah's wife, Elizabeth.

Luke 1:39-56

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Simeon and Anna meet baby Jesus

Simeon and Anna meet baby Jesus and rejoice they have seen the Saviour God promised. (Luke 2:21-40)

Simeon and Anna meet baby Jesus and rejoice they have seen the Saviour God promised.

Luke 2:21-40

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

12-year-old Jesus In Jerusalem

Jesus, aged 12, is found in the Temple asking and answering questions. (Luke 2:41-52)

Jesus, aged 12, is found in the Temple asking and answering questions.

Luke 2:41-52

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Jesus at a wedding in Cana

When the wine runs out at a wedding, Jesus turns water into vintage wine. (John 2:1-11)

When the wine runs out at a wedding, Jesus turns water into vintage wine.

John 2:1-11

Contributed by Sue Bentley

The temptation of Jesus

Jesus eats nothing for forty days in the wilderness, and is tempted by Satan. (Matthew 4:1-11)

Jesus eats nothing for forty days in the wilderness, and is tempted by Satan.

Matthew 4:1-11

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Jesus calls Matthew

When Jesus asks a tax collector to become his disciple there are those who disapprove. (Matthew 9:9-13)

When Jesus asks a tax collector to become his disciple there are those who disapprove.

Matthew 9:9-13

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Fishing with Peter

After a night of unsuccessful fishing, Peter obeys Jesus says and has a record catch. (Luke 5:1-11)

After a night of unsuccessful fishing, Peter obeys Jesus says and has a record catch.

Luke 5:1-11

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther

The parable of the Wise and Foolish builders

Jesus likens the way we respond to His teaching to a wise and foolish builder. (Matthew 7:24-29)

Jesus likens the way we respond to His teaching to a wise and foolish builder.

Matthew 7:24-29

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

The Parable of the Sower

Jesus tells a parable about a seed being sown on different soils to help us understand how different people respond to God's Word. (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)

Jesus tells a parable about a seed being sown on different soils to help us understand how different people respond to God's Word.

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

The Farmer and the Seed (Parable of the Sower)

Jesus tells a parable about a sower scattering seed on different soils. (Luke 8:4-15)

Jesus tells a parable about a sower scattering seed on different soils.

Luke 8:4-15

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther

A rich man questions Jesus

After a rich man questions Jesus about eternal life he walks away feeling sad. (Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30)

After a rich man questions Jesus about eternal life he walks away feeling sad.

Matthew 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Crucifixion of Jesus

Jesus is nailed to a cross at Golgotha. (Matthew 27:32-44, Mark 15:22-32, Luke 23:26-43, John 19:18-27)

Jesus is nailed to a cross at Golgotha.

Matthew 27:32-44, Mark 15:22-32, Luke 23:26-43, John 19:18-27

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Jesus on the cross

While on the cross Jesus is mocked, and one of the criminals talks with Jesus. (Matthew 27:38-44, Mark 15:27-32, Luke 23:39-43
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While on the cross Jesus is mocked, and one of the criminals talks with Jesus.

Matthew 27:38-44, Mark 15:27-32, Luke 23:39-43

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Death of Jesus

Jesus dies, and the temple curtain is torn in two pieces. (Matthew 27:45-66, Mark 15:33-41, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-37)

Jesus dies, and the temple curtain is torn in two pieces.

Matthew 27:45-66, Mark 15:33-41, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-37

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Burial of Jesus

Jesus is buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. (Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42)

Jesus is buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.

Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Guard at the tomb

Pilate sends soldiers to guard the tomb. (Matthew 27:62-66)

Pilate sends soldiers to guard the tomb.

Matthew 27:62-66

Contributed by Good News Productions, International

Jesus is put on trial

Peter denies knowing Jesus. Jesus is tried by Pilate and the crowd choose that Barabbus is freed and Jesus is crucified. (Matthew 26:57-27:31, Mark 15:6-10, Luke 22:58-62, John 18:28-19:14)

Peter denies knowing Jesus. Jesus is tried by Pilate and the crowd choose that Barabbus is freed and Jesus is crucified.

Matthew 26:57-27:31, Mark 15:6-10, Luke 22:58-62, John 18:28-19:14

Contributed by Sue Bentley

Jesus is put to death

Jesus is put to death and His body laid in a tomb. (Matthew 27:33-66, Mark 15:25-47, Luke 23 26-56, John 19:42)

Jesus is put to death and His body laid in a tomb.

Matthew 27:33-66, Mark 15:25-47, Luke 23 26-56, John 19:42

Contributed by Sue Bentley

The conversion of Saul (Paul)

Free Bible illustrations at Free Bible images of Jesus appearing to Saul (Paul) as he travelled to Damascus to arrest the Christians there. (Acts 9:1-31)

Jesus appears to Saul (Paul) as he travels to Damascus to arrest the Christians there.

Acts 9:1-31

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul and Barnabas visit Cyprus

Paul's first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas visit Cyprus. (Acts 13:1-12)

Paul's first missionary journey. Paul and Barnabas visit Cyprus.

Acts 13:1-12

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

The Council of Jerusalem

The council of Jerusalem decide how the Gentile Christians should view Jewish laws. (Acts 15:1-35)

The council of Jerusalem decide how the Gentile Christians should view Jewish laws.

Acts 15:1-35

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Paul and Silas travel to Philippi

Paul and Silas are guided to Philippi where they meet Lydia. (Acts 15:36 - 16:15)

Paul and Silas are guided to Philippi where they meet Lydia.

Acts 15:36 - 16:15

Contributed by Sweet Publishing

Put on God's armour

The armour a Roman soldier wore can help us understand how to live for God. (Ephesians 6:10-20)

The armour a Roman soldier wore can help us understand how to live for God.

Ephesians 6:10-20

Contributed by Lambsongs: Jill Kemp and Richard Gunther
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