“You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable:the eagle, the bearded vulture,
the black vulture,
Then he sent out a dove to see whether the water on the earth’s surface had gone down,
Does the eagle soar at your command
and make its nest on high?
Does the hawk take flight by your understanding
and spread its wings to the south?
I have become a brother to jackals
and a companion of ostriches.
16 the ostrich,
the short-eared owl, the gull,
any kind of hawk,
I am like a desert owl,
like an owl among the ruins.
1 Samuel 26:20
So don’t let my blood fall to the ground far from the Lord’s presence, for the king of Israel has come out to search for a flea, like one who pursues a partridge in the mountains.”
“When her days of purification are complete, whether for a son or daughter, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting a year-old male lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering.
A wind sent by the Lord came up and blew quail in from the sea; it dropped them at the camp all around, three feet off the ground, about a day’s journey in every direction.
Who provides the raven’s food
when its young cry out to God
and wander about for lack of food?
“I assure you,” Jesus said to him, “today, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times!”
Then the Lord turned and looked at Peter. So Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”
Peter then denied it again. Immediately a rooster crowed.
There the birds make their nests;
the stork makes its home in the pine trees.
Even a sparrow finds a home,
and a swallow, a nest for herself
where she places her young—
near Your altars, Lord of Hosts,
my King and my God.
Even the stork in the sky
knows her seasons.
The turtledove, swallow, and crane
are aware of their migration,
but My people do not know
the requirements of the Lord.
Song of Solomon 2:12
The blossoms appear in the countryside.
The time of singing has come,
and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land.
and he sent out a raven. It went back and forth until the waters had dried up from the earth.
1 Kings 17:4
You are to drink from the wadi. I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there.”
‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Me.
As soon as your eyes fly to it, it disappears,
for it makes wings for itself
and flies like an eagle to the sky.
but those who trust in the Lord
will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary;
they will walk and not faint.
As to the terror you cause,
your presumptuous heart has deceived you.
You who live in the clefts of the rock,
you who occupy the mountain summit,
though you elevate your nest like the eagle,
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
You are to say: This is what the Lord God says:A great eagle with great wings, long pinions,
and full plumage of many colors
came to Lebanon and took the top of the cedar.
At that moment the sentence against Nebuchadnezzar was executed. He was driven away from people. He ate grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with dew from the sky, until his hair grew like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.
Put the horn to your mouth!
One like an eagle comes
against the house of the Lord,
because they transgress My covenant
and rebel against My law.
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, yet you were not willing!
a strutting rooster, a goat,
and a king at the head of his army.
Then he started to curse and to swear with an oath, “I do not know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed,
The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully,
but are her feathers and plumage like the stork’s? She abandons her eggs on the ground
and lets them be warmed in the sand. She forgets that a foot may crush them
or that some wild animal may trample them.read more.
She treats her young harshly, as if they were not her own,
with no fear that her labor may have been in vain. For God has deprived her of wisdom;
He has not endowed her with understanding. When she proudly spreads her wings,
she laughs at the horse and its rider.
?GimelEven jackals offer their breasts
to nurse their young,
but my dear people have become cruel
like ostriches in the wilderness.
Therefore, desert creatures will live with hyenas,
and ostriches will also live in her.
It will never again be inhabited
or lived in through all generations.
Because of this I will lament and wail;
I will walk barefoot and naked.
I will howl like the jackals
and mourn like ostriches.
Herds will lie down in the middle of it,
every kind of wild animal.
Both the desert owl and the screech owl
will roost in the capitals of its pillars.
Their calls will sound from the window,
but devastation will be on the threshold,
for He will expose the cedar work.
So at evening quail came and covered the camp. In the morning there was a layer of dew all around the camp.
A wind sent by the Lord came up and blew quail in from the sea; it dropped them at the camp all around, three feet off the ground, about a day’s journey in every direction. The people were up all that day and night and all the next day gathering the quail—the one who took the least gathered 50 bushels—and they spread them out all around the camp.
They asked, and He brought quail
and satisfied them with bread from heaven.
Like a flitting sparrow or a fluttering swallow,
an undeserved curse goes nowhere.
Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent. But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So don’t be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Then I looked up and saw two women approaching with the wind in their wings. Their wings were like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and sky.
He wanders about for food, saying, “Where is it?”
He knows the day of darkness is at hand.
As for the eye that ridicules a father
and despises obedience to a mother,
may ravens of the valley pluck it out
and young vultures eat it.
Shave yourselves bald and cut off your hair
in sorrow for your precious children;
make yourselves as bald as an eagle,
for they have been taken from you into exile.
Their horses are swifter than leopards
and more fierce than wolves of the night.
Their horsemen charge ahead;
their horsemen come from distant lands.
They fly like an eagle, swooping to devour.
Wherever the carcass is, there the vultures will gather.
Your corpses will be food for all the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land, with no one to scare them away.
1 Samuel 17:46
Today, the Lord will hand you over to me. Today, I’ll strike you down, cut your head off, and give the corpses of the Philistine camp to the birds of the sky and the creatures of the earth. Then all the world will know that Israel has a God,
1 Kings 16:4
Anyone who belongs to Baasha and dies in the city,
the dogs will eat,
and anyone who is his and dies in the field,
the birds of the sky will eat.”
They will all be left for the birds of prey on the hills
and for the wild animals of the land.
The birds will spend the summer on them,
and all the animals, the winter on them.
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.
Then I saw an angel standing on the sun, and he cried out in a loud voice, saying to all the birds flying high overhead, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of their riders, and the flesh of everyone, both free and slave, small and great.”