|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. i.) To climb a tree, pole, or the like, by embracing it with the arms and legs alternately. See Shin.
2. (n.) A large number or mass of small animals or insects, especially when in motion.
3. (n.) Especially, a great number of honeybees which emigrate from a hive at once, and seek new lodgings under the direction of a queen; a like body of bees settled permanently in a hive.
4. (n.) Hence, any great number or multitude, as of people in motion, or sometimes of inanimate objects; as, a swarm of meteorites.
5. (v. i.) To collect, and depart from a hive by flight in a body; -- said of bees; as, bees swarm in warm, clear days in summer.
6. (v. i.) To appear or collect in a crowd; to throng together; to congregate in a multitude.
7. (v. i.) To be crowded; to be thronged with a multitude of beings in motion.
8. (v. i.) To abound; to be filled (with).
9. (v. i.) To breed multitudes.
10. (v. t.) To crowd or throng.
Swarm (26 Occurrences)
Genesis 1:20 God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky." (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Genesis 1:21 God created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good. (Root in WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Genesis 7:21 And all flesh perished that moved upon the earth, both fowl, and cattle, and beast, and every swarming thing that swarmeth upon the earth, and every man; (Root in JPS NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee of all flesh, both birds, and cattle, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. (See JPS DBY)
Genesis 9:7 And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. (See JPS DBY)
Exodus 8:3 and the river shall swarm with frogs, which shall go up and come into your house, and into your bedchamber, and on your bed, and into the house of your servants, and on your people, and into your ovens, and into your kneading troughs: (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)
Exodus 8:24 Yahweh did so; and there came grievous swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants' houses: and in all the land of Egypt the land was corrupted by reason of the swarms of flies. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 10:12 Yahweh said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up on the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail has left." (See NIV)
Exodus 10:14 The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt. They were very grievous. Before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. (See RSV)
Leviticus 11:10 And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of all the living creatures that are in the waters, they are an abomination unto you, (See JPS DBY RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:29 And these are they which are unclean unto you among the swarming things that swarm upon the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kinds, (Root in JPS NAS RSV)
Leviticus 11:31 These are they which are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they are dead, shall be unclean until the even. (See JPS NAS RSV)
Leviticus 11:42 Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all fours, or whatsoever hath many feet, even all swarming things that swarm upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are a detestable thing. (Root in JPS NAS RSV)
Leviticus 11:43 Ye shall not make yourselves detestable with any swarming thing that swarmeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby. (Root in JPS NAS RSV)
Leviticus 11:44 For I am the LORD your God; sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy; for I am holy; neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of swarming thing that moveth upon the earth. (Root in JPS NAS RSV)
Deuteronomy 1:44 The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah. (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 14:19 And all winged swarming things are unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten. (Root in JPS NIV)
Judges 14:8 After a while he returned to take her; and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 105:31 He spoke, and swarms of flies came, and lice in all their borders. (Root in WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 33:4 And the goods taken in war will be got together like the massing of young locusts; men will be rushing on them like the rushing of locusts. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 12:12 Destroyers are come on all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Yahweh devours from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh has peace. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 51:14 Yahweh of Armies has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with the canker worm; and they shall lift up a shout against you. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 51:27 Set up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz: appoint a marshal against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough canker worm. (See NIV)
Joel 1:4 What the swarming locust has left, the great locust has eaten. What the great locust has left, the grasshopper has eaten. What the grasshopper has left, the caterpillar has eaten. (Root in WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Joel 2:25 I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the great locust, the grasshopper, and the caterpillar, my great army, which I sent among you. (Root in WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Micah 2:12 I will surely assemble, Jacob, all of you; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as a flock in the midst of their pasture; they will swarm with people. (WEB)