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54 Bible Verses about Birds

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Psalm 84:3

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.

Job 12:7

"But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.

Psalm 104:12

Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

Matthew 13:32

and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES."

Psalm 50:11

"I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.

Psalm 8:8

The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

Ezekiel 31:6

'All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs, And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth, And all great nations lived under its shade.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.

Jeremiah 4:25

I looked, and behold, there was no man, And all the birds of the heavens had fled.

Jeremiah 12:9

"Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me? Are the birds of prey against her on every side? Go, gather all the beasts of the field, Bring them to devour!

Matthew 13:4

and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

Isaiah 46:11

Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.

Genesis 15:11

The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

Isaiah 16:2

Then, like fleeing birds or scattered nestlings, The daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.

Leviticus 11:13

'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

Jeremiah 7:33

"The dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land mourns, And everyone who lives in it languishes Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky, And also the fish of the sea disappear.

2 Samuel 21:10

And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until it rained on them from the sky; and she allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.

1 Corinthians 15:39

All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish.

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; The snare is broken and we have escaped.

Ezekiel 38:20

"The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground.

Isaiah 31:5

Like flying birds so the LORD of hosts will protect Jerusalem He will protect and deliver it; He will pass over and rescue it.

Job 28:7

"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.

Jeremiah 5:27

'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.

1 Samuel 17:44

The Philistine also said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field."

Genesis 1:21

God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

Jeremiah 5:26

'For wicked men are found among My people, They watch like fowlers lying in wait; They set a trap, They catch men.

Ezekiel 13:20

Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am against your magic bands by which you hunt lives there as birds and I will tear them from your arms; and I will let them go, even those lives whom you hunt as birds.

Psalm 79:2

They have given the dead bodies of Your servants for food to the birds of the heavens, The flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

Genesis 2:20

The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.

Proverbs 27:8

Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.

Hosea 2:18

"In that day I will also make a covenant for them With the beasts of the field, The birds of the sky And the creeping things of the ground And I will abolish the bow, the sword and war from the land, And will make them lie down in safety.

Daniel 2:38

and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold.

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

Leviticus 14:50

and he shall slaughter the one bird in an earthenware vessel over running water.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.

Deuteronomy 22:6

"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;

Genesis 15:10

Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, and laid each half opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds.

Proverbs 26:2

Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, So a curse without cause does not alight.

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Birds » General references to

Genesis 9:2

"The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.

Deuteronomy 14:11

"You may eat any clean bird.

Deuteronomy 22:6

"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;

Genesis 1:20

Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pigeons, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

So He said to him, "Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Leviticus 12:8

'But if she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two young pigeons, the one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she will be clean.'"

Leviticus 1:14

'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons.

Leviticus 5:7

'But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the LORD his guilt offering for that in which he has sinned, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two young pigeons which are within his means, the one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

More verses: Luke 2:24

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ravens

Genesis 8:7

and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.

1 Kings 17:4

"It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there."

More verses: Proverbs 30:17

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Eagles, a type of swiftness

Exodus 19:4

'You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself.

2 Samuel 1:23

"Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their life, And in their death they were not parted; They were swifter than eagles, They were stronger than lions.

Job 9:26

"They slip by like reed boats, Like an eagle that swoops on its prey.

Birds » Names of » Cormorants

Leviticus 11:17

and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,

Deuteronomy 14:17

the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant,

Isaiah 34:11

But pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness.

Zephaniah 2:14

Flocks will lie down in her midst, All beasts which range in herds; Both the pelican and the hedgehog Will lodge in the tops of her pillars; Birds will sing in the window, Desolation will be on the threshold; For He has laid bare the cedar work.

Birds » Names of » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

When you lie down among the sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a dove covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold.

Song of Songs 6:9

But my dove, my perfect one, is unique: She is her mother's only daughter; She is the pure child of the one who bore her The maidens saw her and called her blessed, The queens and the concubines also, and they praised her, saying,

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Vultures

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds,

Job 28:7

"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.

Isaiah 34:15

The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Storks

Jeremiah 8:7

"Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD.

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

Zechariah 5:9

Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and there two women were coming out with the wind in their wings; and they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heavens.

Birds » Man's dominion over

Jeremiah 27:6

"Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and I have given him also the wild animals of the field to serve him.

Genesis 9:2-3

"The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given. "Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.

More verses: Daniel 2:38 Psalm 8:5-8

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Turtle doves, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

So He said to him, "Bring Me a three year old heifer, and a three year old female goat, and a three year old ram, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Leviticus 1:14

'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons.

Luke 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law of the Lord, "A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS."

Numbers 6:10

'Then on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the doorway of the tent of meeting.

Birds » Have each their peculiar note or song

Psalm 104:12

Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors on the street are shut as the sound of the grinding mill is low, and one will arise at the sound of the bird, and all the daughters of song will sing softly.

Song of Songs 2:12

'The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.

Birds » The singing of

Psalm 104:12

Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors on the street are shut as the sound of the grinding mill is low, and one will arise at the sound of the bird, and all the daughters of song will sing softly.

Song of Songs 2:12

'The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.

Birds » The nests of

Isaiah 34:15

The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

Psalm 84:3

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.

Birds » Often suffered for man's sin

Jeremiah 12:4

How long is the land to mourn And the vegetation of the countryside to wither? For the wickedness of those who dwell in it, Animals and birds have been snatched away, Because men have said, "He will not see our latter ending."

Genesis 6:7

The LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land mourns, And everyone who lives in it languishes Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky, And also the fish of the sea disappear.

Ezekiel 38:20

"The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; the mountains also will be thrown down, the steep pathways will collapse and every wall will fall to the ground.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Sparrows

Psalm 84:3

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.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Owls

Isaiah 34:14

The desert creatures will meet with the wolves, The hairy goat also will cry to its kind; Yes, the night monster will settle there And will find herself a resting place.

Deuteronomy 14:16

the little owl, the great owl, the white owl,

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pelicans

Deuteronomy 14:17

the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant,

Leviticus 11:18

and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture,

Psalm 102:6

I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places.

Birds » Many kinds of, carnivorous

Deuteronomy 28:26

"Your carcasses will be food to all birds of the sky and to the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten them away.

Genesis 15:11

The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

Genesis 40:19

within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head from you and will hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat your flesh off you."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Hawks

Deuteronomy 14:15

and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds,

Job 39:26

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?

Birds » Illustrative » (snaring,) of designs of the wicked

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; The snare is broken and we have escaped.

Proverbs 1:10-17

My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause; Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit; read more.
We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil; Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse," My son, do not walk in the way with them Keep your feet from their path, For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood. Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird;

Proverbs 7:23

Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life.

Birds » Clean » Cock and hen

Birds » God provides for

Psalm 104:1-12

Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty, Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak, Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain. He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He walks upon the wings of the wind; read more.
He makes the winds His messengers, Flaming fire His ministers. He established the earth upon its foundations, So that it will not totter forever and ever. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; The waters were standing above the mountains. At Your rebuke they fled, At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away. The mountains rose; the valleys sank down To the place which You established for them. You set a boundary that they may not pass over, So that they will not return to cover the earth. He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains; They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst. Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

Luke 12:23-24

"For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. "Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Quails

Exodus 16:13

So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.

Numbers 11:31

Now there went forth a wind from the LORD and it brought quail from the sea, and let them fall beside the camp, about a day's journey on this side and a day's journey on the other side, all around the camp and about two cubits deep on the surface of the ground.

Psalm 105:40

They asked, and He brought quail, And satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

Birds » Divine care of

Job 38:41

"Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?

Birds » God's care for

Deuteronomy 22:6

"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;

Birds » Unclean » Vultures

Job 28:7

"The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon's eye caught sight of it.

Isaiah 34:15

The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Swallows

Jeremiah 8:7

"Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD.

Psalm 84:3

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.

Isaiah 38:14

"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.

Birds » Clean » Turtle

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two young pigeons which are within his means, the one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

Song of Songs 2:12

'The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.

Birds » Clean » To be eaten

Deuteronomy 14:11

"You may eat any clean bird.

Deuteronomy 14:20

"You may eat any clean bird.

Birds » Rapid flight of, alluded to

Hosea 11:11

They will come trembling like birds from Egypt And like doves from the land of Assyria; And I will settle them in their houses, declares the LORD.

Isaiah 31:5

Like flying birds so the LORD of hosts will protect Jerusalem He will protect and deliver it; He will pass over and rescue it.

Birds » Figurative

Isaiah 16:2

Then, like fleeing birds or scattered nestlings, The daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.

Isaiah 46:11

Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.

Jeremiah 12:9

"Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me? Are the birds of prey against her on every side? Go, gather all the beasts of the field, Bring them to devour!

Ezekiel 39:4

"You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field.

Birds » Unclean » Not to be eaten

Leviticus 11:13

'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

Leviticus 11:17

and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,

Birds » Clean » Sparrow

Leviticus 14:4

then the priest shall give orders to take two live clean birds and cedar wood and a scarlet string and hyssop for the one who is to be cleansed.

Matthew 10:29-31

"Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. "But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. "So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

Birds » Propagated by eggs

Deuteronomy 22:6

"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;

Birds » Clean » Partridge

1 Samuel 26:20

"Now then, do not let my blood fall to the ground away from the presence of the LORD; for the king of Israel has come out to search for a single flea, just as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Birds » Clean » Pigeon

Leviticus 1:14

'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons.

Leviticus 12:6

'When the days of her purification are completed, for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the doorway of the tent of meeting a one year old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering.

Birds » Make their nests » In clefts of rocks

Numbers 24:21

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.

Jeremiah 48:28

"Leave the cities and dwell among the crags, O inhabitants of Moab, And be like a dove that nests Beyond the mouth of the chasm.

Birds » Unclean » Cormorant

Leviticus 11:17

and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,

Isaiah 34:11

But pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness.

Birds » Unclean » Stork

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:11

But pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness.

Isaiah 34:14-15

The desert creatures will meet with the wolves, The hairy goat also will cry to its kind; Yes, the night monster will settle there And will find herself a resting place. The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.

Birds » Songs of, at the break of day

Psalm 104:12

Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors on the street are shut as the sound of the grinding mill is low, and one will arise at the sound of the bird, and all the daughters of song will sing softly.

Song of Songs 2:12

'The flowers have already appeared in the land; The time has arrived for pruning the vines, And the voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.

Birds » Unclean » Pelican

Leviticus 11:18

and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture,

Psalm 102:6

I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places.

Birds » Unclean » Bat

Isaiah 2:20

In that day men will cast away to the moles and the bats Their idols of silver and their idols of gold, Which they made for themselves to worship,

Birds » Clean » Offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 1:14

'But if his offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering from the turtledoves or from young pigeons.

Birds » Often remove from places suffering calamities

Jeremiah 4:25

I looked, and behold, there was no man, And all the birds of the heavens had fled.

Jeremiah 9:10

"For the mountains I will take up a weeping and wailing, And for the pastures of the wilderness a dirge, Because they are laid waste so that no one passes through, And the lowing of the cattle is not heard; Both the birds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ostriches

Job 39:13

"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,

Lamentations 4:3

Even jackals offer the breast, They nurse their young; But the daughter of my people has become cruel Like ostriches in the wilderness.

Birds » Illustrative » Of people of different countries

Ezekiel 31:6

'All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs, And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth, And all great nations lived under its shade.

Matthew 13:32

and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES."

Birds » Illustrative » Of the devil and his spirits

Matthew 13:19

"When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.

Matthew 13:4

and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

Birds » Make their nests » In trees

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

Ezekiel 31:6

'All the birds of the heavens nested in its boughs, And under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth, And all great nations lived under its shade.

Birds » Illustrative » Of unsettled persons, &c

Isaiah 16:2

Then, like fleeing birds or scattered nestlings, The daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.

Proverbs 27:8

Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.

Birds » Unclean » Bittern

Isaiah 34:11

But pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the line of desolation And the plumb line of emptiness.

Isaiah 14:23

"I will also make it a possession for the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of hosts.

Birds » Unclean » Eagle

Leviticus 11:13

'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

Job 39:27

"Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high?

Birds » Unclean » Raven

Job 38:41

"Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?

Birds » Unclean » Hawk

Leviticus 11:17

and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,

Job 39:26

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south?

Birds » Unclean » Owl

Job 30:29

"I have become a brother to jackals And a companion of ostriches.

Birds » Clean » Crane

Jeremiah 8:7

"Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD.

Isaiah 38:14

"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.

Birds » Rest on trees

Daniel 4:12

'Its foliage was beautiful and its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all The beasts of the field found shade under it, And the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches, And all living creatures fed themselves from it.

Matthew 13:32

and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES."

Birds » Created by God

Genesis 2:19

Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.

Genesis 1:20

Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."

Birds » Nests of

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds build their nests, And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

Matthew 13:32

and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Peacocks

1 Kings 10:22

For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.

Job 39:13

"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,

Birds » Unclean » Peacock

1 Kings 10:22

For the king had at sea the ships of Tarshish with the ships of Hiram; once every three years the ships of Tarshish came bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes and peacocks.

Job 39:13

"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,

Birds » Clean » Swallow

Psalm 84:3

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.

Isaiah 38:14

"Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter; I moan like a dove; My eyes look wistfully to the heights; O Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.

Birds » What species were unclean

Leviticus 11:13-20

'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard, and the kite and the falcon in its kind, every raven in its kind, read more.
and the ostrich and the owl and the sea gull and the hawk in its kind, and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl, and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture, and the stork, the heron in its kinds, and the hoopoe, and the bat. 'All the winged insects that walk on all fours are detestable to you.

Deuteronomy 14:12-19

"But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard, and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds, and every raven in its kind, read more.
and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds, the little owl, the great owl, the white owl, the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat. "And all the teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten.

Birds » Power over, given to man

Psalm 8:8

The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

Birds » Appointed for food

Genesis 9:2-3

"The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given. "Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.

Deuteronomy 14:11-20

"You may eat any clean bird. "But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard, and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds, read more.
and every raven in its kind, and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds, the little owl, the great owl, the white owl, the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, the stork, and the heron in their kinds, and the hoopoe and the bat. "And all the teeming life with wings are unclean to you; they shall not be eaten. "You may eat any clean bird.

Birds » Unclean » Ostrich

Job 39:13

"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love,

Job 39:18

"When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.

Birds » Differ in flesh from beasts and fishes

1 Corinthians 15:39

All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish.

Birds » Cages of

Revelation 18:2

And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird.

Birds » Habits of

Job 39:13-18

"The ostriches' wings flap joyously With the pinion and plumage of love, For she abandons her eggs to the earth And warms them in the dust, And she forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may trample them. read more.
"She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers; Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned; Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding. "When she lifts herself on high, She laughs at the horse and his rider.

Job 39:26-30

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars, Stretching his wings toward the south? "Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up And makes his nest on high? "On the cliff he dwells and lodges, Upon the rocky crag, an inaccessible place. read more.
"From there he spies out food; His eyes see it from afar. "His young ones also suck up blood; And where the slain are, there is he."

Birds » Not to be eaten with their young

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

"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; you shall certainly let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, in order that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.

Birds » Illustrative » (snaring,) of death

Ecclesiastes 9:12

Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.

Birds » Unclean » Glede

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the red kite, the falcon, and the kite in their kinds,

Birds » Domesticated

Job 41:5

"Will you play with him as with a bird, Or will you bind him for your maidens?

Birds » Make their nests » On the ground

Deuteronomy 22:6

"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;

Birds » Called » Winged fowl

Deuteronomy 4:17

the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky,

Birds » No likeness of, to be made for worship

Deuteronomy 4:17

the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky,

Birds » Unclean » Ossifrage

Leviticus 11:13

'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

Birds » Unclean » Little owl

Leviticus 11:17

and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,

Birds » Unclean » Gier eagle

Leviticus 11:18

and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Great owl

Leviticus 11:17

and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl,

Birds » Unclean » Lapwing

Birds » Unclean » Osprey

Leviticus 11:13

'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

Birds » Unclean » Cuckoo

Birds » Unclean » Heron

Birds » Unclean » Kite

Birds » Unclean » Swan

Leviticus 11:18

and the white owl and the pelican and the carrion vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Night hawk

Birds » Clean » Quail

Exodus 16:12-13

"I have heard the grumblings of the sons of Israel; speak to them, saying, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'" So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.

Birds » Names given to, by adam

Genesis 2:19-20

Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the sky, and to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.

Birds » The blood of, not to be eaten

Leviticus 7:26

'You are not to eat any blood, either of bird or animal, in any of your dwellings.

Birds » Illustrative » Of hostile nations

Jeremiah 12:9

"Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me? Are the birds of prey against her on every side? Go, gather all the beasts of the field, Bring them to devour!

Birds » Called » Feathered fowl

Ezekiel 39:17

"As for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Speak to every kind of bird and to every beast of the field, "Assemble and come, gather from every side to My sacrifice which I am going to sacrifice for you, as a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh and drink blood.

Birds » Confinement » Cages

Jeremiah 5:27

'Like a cage full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit; Therefore they have become great and rich.

Birds » Are hostile to strange kinds

Jeremiah 12:9

"Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me? Are the birds of prey against her on every side? Go, gather all the beasts of the field, Bring them to devour!

Birds » Taken in snares or nets

Proverbs 1:17

Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird;

Birds » Given as food to man

Genesis 9:2-3

"The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given. "Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.

Birds » Make their nests » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:15

The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there, And it will hatch and gather them under its protection. Yes, the hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.

Birds » Illustrative » Of cruel and rapacious kings

Isaiah 46:11

Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man of My purpose from a far country Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.

Birds » Inhabit » Marshes

Isaiah 14:23

"I will also make it a possession for the hedgehog and swamps of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of hosts.

Birds » Called » Birds of the air

Birds » Early distinguished into clean and clean

Birds » Herb of the field given as food to

Genesis 1:30

and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so.

Birds » Created for the glory of God

Psalm 148:10

Beasts and all cattle; Creeping things and winged fowl;

Birds » Many kinds of, granivorous

Matthew 13:4

and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up.

Birds » Many kinds of, migratory

Jeremiah 8:7

"Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD.

Birds » Make, and dwell in nests

Birds » Fly above the earth

Genesis 1:20

Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."

Birds » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.

Birds » Inhabit » Mountains

Psalm 50:11

"I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserts

Psalm 102:6

I resemble a pelican of the wilderness; I have become like an owl of the waste places.

Birds » Called » Fowls of the air

Genesis 7:3

also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.

Birds » Clean » Dove

Genesis 8:8

Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;

Birds » Often worshipped by idolaters

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

Birds » Furnished with claws

Daniel 4:33

"Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.

Birds » Instinctively fear man

Genesis 9:2

"The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.

Birds » The property of God

Psalm 50:11

"I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.

Birds » Make their nests » Under the roofs of houses

Psalm 84:3

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.

Birds » Creation of, on the fifth creative day

Genesis 1:20-30

Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens." God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." read more.
There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind"; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food"; and it was so.

Birds » Called » Fowls of heaven

Job 35:11

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'

Birds » Moses' law protected the mother from being taken with the young

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

"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; you shall certainly let the mother go, but the young you may take for yourself, in order that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.

Birds » Instinct of, inferior to man's reason

Job 35:11

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'

Birds » Can all be tamed

Birds » Solomon's proverbs of

1 Kings 4:33

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he spoke also of animals and birds and creeping things and fish.

Birds » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

"But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.

Birds » Migrate

Jeremiah 8:7

"Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD.

Birds » Instincts of

Proverbs 1:17

Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird;

Birds » Figurative » Symbolical

Daniel 7:6

"After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird; the beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.

Topics on Birds

Birds Eating

1;40;19

within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head from you and will hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat your flesh off you."

Birds Of Prey

1;15;11

The birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

Birds, Features Of

1;1;20

Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens."

Birds, Figurative Use

19;124;7

Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the trapper; The snare is broken and we have escaped.

Birds, Types Of Birds

3;11;13

'These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

Wings Of Birds

19;91;4

He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

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