"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey,
Later, he sent a dove out from the ark to see whether the water that covered the land's surface had completely receded,
Does the eagle soar high at your command and build its nest on the highest crags?
"Is it by your understanding that the hawk flies, spreading its wings toward the south?
I've become a brother to jackals, and a friend to ostriches.
I resemble a pelican in the wilderness or an owl in a desolate land.
1 Samuel 26:20
Now, don't let my blood fall to the ground away from the LORD's presence. Indeed, the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea, like someone hunts a partridge in the mountains."
When the days of her purification have been completed, whether for her son or daughter, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting a one year old lamb for a whole burnt offering or a young dove for a sin offering.
Just then, a wind burst forth from the LORD, who brought quails from the sea and spread them all around the camp, about a day's journey in each direction, completely encircling the camp about two cubits deep on top of the ground!
Who prepares food for the raven, when its offspring cry out to God as they wander for lack of food?"
Jesus told him, "I tell you with certainty, today, this very night, before a rooster crows twice, you'll deny me three times."
Then the Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. And Peter remembered the word from the Lord, and how he had told him, "Before a rooster crows today, you will deny me three times."
Peter again denied it, and immediately a rooster crowed.
the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.
Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay her young at your altar, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God.
Even the stork in the sky knows its seasons, and the dove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time for migration. But my people don't know the requirements of the LORD.
Song of Solomon 2:12
Blossoms have appeared in the land. The season of songbirds has arrived, and cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.
and sent out a raven. It went back and forth as the flood water continued to evaporate throughout the earth.
1 Kings 17:4
You will be able to drink from that brook, and I've commanded some crows to sustain you there."
"You saw what I did to the Egyptians, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.
When you fix your gaze on it, it's gone, for it sprouts wings for itself and flies to the sky like an eagle.
but those who keep waiting for the LORD will renew their strength. Then they'll soar on wings like eagles; they'll run and not grow weary; they'll walk and not grow tired."
The terror you cause and the pride of your heart have deceived you. You who live in hidden places in the rocks, who hold on to the heights of the hill, although you make your nest high like the eagle, I'll bring you down from there," declares the LORD.
Tell them, "This is what the Lord GOD says, "A massive eagle with gigantic wings, long pinions, and full, multi-colored plumage came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.
The decree was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar immediately. He was driven away from people to eat 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.
"Sound the ram's horn! Like a vulture the enemy will come against the Temple of the LORD, because Israel violated my covenant, transgressing my Law.
"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones to death those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were unwilling!
The strutting rooster, as well as the goat, and a king with his army.
Then he began to curse violently. "I don't know the man!" he swore solemnly. Just then a rooster crowed.
"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork? She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand, but she forgets that a foot might crush them or any wild animal might trample them.read more.
She mistreats her young as though they're not hers, and she has no fear that her labor may be in vain, because God didn't grant her wisdom and never gave her understanding. And yet when she gets ready to run, she laughs at the horse and its rider."
Even wild animals nurse, suckling their young; but the women of my people are cruel, like ostriches in the wilderness.
Therefore the desert creatures along with hyenas will live there. They'll live in it with ostriches, but people won't live in it again. They won't inhabit it from generation to generation.
"Therefore I will cry out and grieve loudly; I will walk around stripped and naked. I will cry out like a jackal and mourn like a company of ostriches.
Flocks will lie down in her midst, along with animals of every kind. Desert owls and screeching owls will nest at the top of the pillars, hooting through the vacant windows, "Ruin sits at these doorsills,' for he will expose even the cedar framework.
Later that evening quail came up and covered the camp, and then in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.
Just then, a wind burst forth from the LORD, who brought quails from the sea and spread them all around the camp, about a day's journey in each direction, completely encircling the camp about two cubits deep on top of the ground! The people stayed up all that day, all that night, and all through the next day, gathering quails. The one who gathered least gathered enough to fill ten omers, as they spread out all around the camp.
Israel asked, and quail came; food from heaven satisfied them.
Like a fluttering sparrow or a swallow in flight, a curse without cause will not alight.
"Two sparrows are sold for a penny, aren't they? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's permission. Indeed, even the hairs on your head have all been counted! So stop being afraid. You are worth more than a bunch of sparrows."
Then I looked up to see two women coming forward with the wind filling their wings. (They had wings like those of a stork.) They took up the basket, holding it between the earth and sky.
He wanders around for food where is it? He knows that a time of darkness is near.
The eye that mocks a father and looks with a disobedient attitude at a mother the valley ravens will pluck it out; and vultures will eat it.
"Shave your head and cut off your locks as you mourn your beloved children. Make yourself bald as an eagle, because they will go from you into exile!"
Their horses are swifter than leopards, and more cunning than wolves that attack at night. Their horsemen are galloping as they approach from far away. They swoop in like ravenous vultures.
Wherever there's a corpse, there the vultures will gather.
Your dead bodies will be food for the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the earth, with no one to chase them away.
1 Samuel 17:46
This very day the LORD will deliver you into my hand, and I'll strike you down and remove your head from you. And this very day I'll give the dead bodies of the Philistine army to the birds of the sky and to the animals of the earth, so that all the earth will know that there is a God in Israel,
1 Kings 16:4
Anyone from Baasha's household who dies in the city will be eaten by dogs, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the sky will eat."
And they will all be left for birds of prey that live on the mountains and for wild animals. Birds of prey will pass the summer feeding on them, and all the wild animals will pass the winter feeding on them.
Is my inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to me? Are the other birds of prey all around her coming against her? Go, gather all the wild animals and bring them to devour it.
Then I saw an angel standing in the sun. He cried out in a loud voice to all the birds flying overhead, "Come! Gather for the great supper of God. Eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of commanders, the flesh of warriors, the flesh of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, both free and slaves, both unimportant and important."