We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's net; the net is torn, and we have escaped.
A man wandering from his home is like a bird wandering from its nest.
I call a bird of prey from the east, a man for My purpose from a far country. Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about. I have planned it; I will also do it.
Is My inheritance like a hyena to Me? Are birds of prey circling her? Go, gather all the wild animals; bring them to devour [her].
He who makes a fortune unjustly is [like] a partridge that hatches eggs it didn't lay. In the middle of his days [his riches] will abandon him, so in the end he will be a fool.
I said, "If only I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and find rest.
I have taken refuge in the Lord. How can you say to me, "Escape to the mountain like a bird!
I stay awake; I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
Escape like a gazelle from a hunter, like a bird from a fowler's trap.
"Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: I am against your [magic] bands that you ensnare people with like birds, and I will tear them from your arms. I will free the people you have ensnared like birds.
As they are going, I will spread My net over them; I will bring them down like birds of the sky. I will discipline them in accordance with the news that reaches their assembly.
Does a bird land in a trap on the ground if there is no bait for it? Does a trap spring from the ground when it has caught nothing?