Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare has broken, and we are escaped.
As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place.
Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes my counsel from a far country; I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it; I will also do it.
My heritage is unto me as a speckled bird; the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour her.
As the partridge that steals that which she did not hatch, is he that gets riches and not with righteousness; in the midst of his days he shall leave them, and at his end shall be a fool.
And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then I would fly away and be at rest.
I put my trust in the LORD put I: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
I watch and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
Escape as a roe from the hand of the hunter and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said; Behold, I am against your pillows, with which ye hunt there the loose souls, and I will tear them from your arms and will let the souls go, even the loose souls that ye hunt.
When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them according to what has been heard in their congregations.
Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth without a fowler? Shall the snare rise up from the earth and have taken nothing at all?