Used literally of birds' nests (De 22:6; 32:11; Job 39:27; Ps 84:3; 104:17; Pr 27:8; Isa 16:2); metaphorically for a lofty fortress (Nu 24:21; Jer 49:16; Ob 1:4; Hab 2:9); Job refers to his lost home as a nest (Job 29:18); in Ge 6:14 the 'rooms' of the ark are (see mg.) literally 'nests' (qinn
"Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch.
And he looked at the Kenite, and took up his discourse and said, "Your dwelling place is enduring, And your nest is set in the cliff.
"If you happen to come upon a bird's nest along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young;
"Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions.
"Then I thought, 'I shall die in my nest, And I shall multiply my days as the sand.
"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?
The bird also has found a house, And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.
Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.
Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.
Then, like fleeing birds or scattered nestlings, The daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.
"As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, O you who live in the clefts of the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill Though you make your nest as high as an eagle's, I will bring you down from there," declares the LORD.
"Though you build high like the eagle, Though you set your nest among the stars, From there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
"Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!
Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."
And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."