It may surprise you that unicorns are indeed mentioned in the King James version of the Bible, however, this is due to a 2,200 year-old translation error originating in the Greek Septuagint. Most modern translations of the Bible have corrected this error, with the word ‘unicorn’ being replaced with either the words ‘wild ox’ or ‘rhinoceros’.

Nonetheless, here are some of the passages from the Bible which mention unicorns:

God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn. – Numbers 23:22

God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows. – Numbers 24:8

His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh. – Deuteronomy 33:17

He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. – Psalm 22:21

But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. – Psalm 92:10