Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

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Bible References

A crane

Job 30:29
I am a brother to jackals, and a companion to ostriches.
Psalm 102:4
My heart is smitten like grass, and withered, for I forget to eat my bread.

I did mourn

Isaiah 59:11
We all roar like bears, and moan greatly like doves. We look for justice, but there is none, for salvation, but it is far off from us.
Ezekiel 7:16
But those of them who escape shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys. All of them moaning, each one in his iniquity.
Nahum 2:7
And it is decreed. She is uncovered. She is carried away, and her handmaids moan as with the voice of doves, beating upon their breasts.

Mine eyes

Psalm 69:3
I am weary with my crying. My throat is dried. My eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Psalm 119:82
My eyes fail for thy word, while I say, When will thou comfort me?
Lamentations 4:17
Our eyes do yet fail [in looking] for our vain help. In our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save.

I am

Psalm 119:122
Be surety for thy servant for good. Let not the proud oppress me.
Psalm 143:7
Make haste to answer me, O LORD, my spirit fails. Hide not thy face from me, lest I become like those who go down into the pit.

General references

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, because they will be comforted.