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54 Bible Verses about Birds

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Psalm 84:3

Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she layeth her young, thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, my King and my God.

Job 12:7

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee;

Psalm 104:12

The birds of heaven dwell by them; they give forth their voice from among the branches.

Matthew 13:32

which is less indeed than all seeds, but when it is grown is greater than herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and roost in its branches.

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowl of the mountains, and the roaming creatures of the field are mine:

Psalm 8:8

The fowl of the heavens, and the fishes of the sea, whatever passeth through the paths of the seas.

James 3:7

For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species;

Ezekiel 31:6

All the fowl of the heavens made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all the great nations.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Curse not the king, no, not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for the bird of the air will carry the voice, and that which hath wings will tell the matter.

Jeremiah 4:25

I beheld, and lo, man was not, and all the fowl of the heavens were fled.

Jeremiah 12:9

My heritage is unto me as a speckled bird of prey; the birds of prey round about are against her. Go, assemble all the beasts of the field, bring them to devour.

Matthew 13:4

and as he sowed, some grains fell along the way, and the birds came and devoured them;

Isaiah 46:11

calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. Yea, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

Genesis 15:11

And the birds of prey came down on the carcases; and Abram scared them away.

Isaiah 16:2

And it shall be that as a wandering bird, as a scattered nest, so shall the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.

Leviticus 11:13

And these shall ye have in abomination of the fowls; they shall not be eaten; an abomination shall they be: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle,

Jeremiah 7:33

And the carcases of this people shall be food for the fowl of the heavens, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall scare them away.

Hosea 4:3

For this shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowl of the heavens, yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

2 Samuel 21:10

Then Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water poured on them out of the heavens, and suffered neither the fowl of the heavens to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.

1 Corinthians 15:39

Every flesh is not the same flesh, but one is of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fishes.

Psalm 124:7

Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

Ezekiel 38:20

so that the fish of the sea, and the fowl of the heavens, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things which creep upon the earth, and all mankind that are upon the face of the earth shall shake at my presence; and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Isaiah 31:5

As birds with outstretched wings, so will Jehovah of hosts cover Jerusalem; covering, he will also deliver, passing over, he will rescue it.

Job 28:7

It is a path no bird of prey knoweth, and the vulture's eye hath not seen it;

Jeremiah 5:27

As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves.

1 Samuel 17:44

And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh to the fowls of the heavens and to the beasts of the field.

Genesis 1:21

And God created the great sea monsters, and every living soul that moves with which the waters swarm, after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as fowlers stoop down; they set a trap, they catch men.

Ezekiel 13:20

Wherefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I am against your pillows, that the souls which ye catch by their means may fly away; and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, the souls that ye catch, that they may fly away.

Psalm 79:2

The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowl of the heavens, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth:

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

Genesis 2:20

And Man gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but as for Adam, he found no helpmate, his like.

Proverbs 27:8

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

Hosea 2:18

And I will make a covenant for them in that day with the beasts of the field, and with the fowl of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground; and I will break bow and sword and battle out of the land; and I will make them to lie down safely.

Daniel 2:38

and wheresoever the children of men, the beasts of the field, and the fowl of the heavens dwell, he hath given them into thy hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all: thou art this head of gold.

Romans 1:23

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.

Leviticus 14:50

and he shall kill one bird in an earthen vessel over running water;

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are taken with the snare, like them are the children of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way, in any tree, or upon the ground, with young or with eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:

Genesis 15:10

And he took all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid the half of each opposite its fellow; but the birds he did not divide.

Proverbs 26:2

As the sparrow for flitting about, as the swallow for flying, so a curse undeserved shall not come.

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Birds » General references to

Genesis 9:2

And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth on the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered.

Deuteronomy 14:11

All clean birds shall ye eat.

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way, in any tree, or upon the ground, with young or with eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl fly above the earth in the expanse of the heavens.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pigeons, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 12:8

And if her hand cannot find what is sufficient for a sheep, she shall bring two turtle-doves or two young pigeons; one for a burnt-offering, and the other for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her; and she shall be clean.

Leviticus 1:14

And if his offering to Jehovah be a burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall present his offering of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons.

Leviticus 5:7

And if his hand be not able to bring what is so much as a sheep, then he shall bring for his trespass which he hath sinned two turtle-doves or two young pigeons, to Jehovah; one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering.

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, as his hand may be able to get: 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 the raven, which went forth going to and fro, until the waters were dried from the earth.

1 Kings 17:4

And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the torrent; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.

More verses: Proverbs 30:17

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

Exodus 19:4

Ye have seen what I have done to the Egyptians, and how I have borne you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan, beloved and pleasant in their lives, Even in their death were not divided; They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Job 9:26

They pass by like skiffs of reed; as an eagle that swoops upon the prey.

Birds » Names of » Cormorants

Leviticus 11:17

and the owl, and the gannet, and the ibis,

Deuteronomy 14:17

and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the gannet,

Isaiah 34:11

And the pelican and the bittern shall possess it, and the great owl and the raven shall dwell in it. And he shall stretch out upon it the line of waste, and the plummets of emptiness.

Zephaniah 2:14

And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the crowd of beasts; both the pelican and the bittern shall lodge in the chapiters thereof; a voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be on the thresholds: for he hath laid bare the cedar work.

Birds » Names of » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, ye shall be as wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with green gold.

Song of Songs 6:9

My dove, mine undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother, She is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and they called her blessed; The queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Vultures

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the falcon, and the kite, and the black kite after its kind;

Job 28:7

It is a path no bird of prey knoweth, and the vulture's eye hath not seen it;

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the arrow-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow; there also shall the vultures be gathered one with another.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Storks

Jeremiah 8:7

Even a stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed times, and the turtle-dove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of Jehovah.

Leviticus 11:19

and the stork; the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

Zechariah 5:9

And I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and behold, there came out two women, and the wind was 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

And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field also have I given him to serve him.

James 3:7

For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species;

Genesis 9:2-3

And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth on the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you: as the green herb I give you everything.

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

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

Genesis 15:9

And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 1:14

And if his offering to Jehovah be a burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall present his offering of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons.

Luke 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord: A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.

Numbers 6:10

And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Birds » Have each their peculiar note or song

Psalm 104:12

The birds of heaven dwell by them; they give forth their voice from among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors are shut toward the street; when the sound of the grinding is subdued, and they rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low;

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;

Birds » The singing of

Psalm 104:12

The birds of heaven dwell by them; they give forth their voice from among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors are shut toward the street; when the sound of the grinding is subdued, and they rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low;

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;

Birds » The nests of

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the arrow-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow; there also shall the vultures be gathered one with another.

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

Psalm 84:3

Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she layeth her young, thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, my King and my God.

Birds » Often suffered for man's sin

Jeremiah 12:4

How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of all the fields wither? Because of the wickedness of them that dwell therein, the beasts and the birds perish; for they say, He will not see our end.

Genesis 6:7

And Jehovah said, I will destroy Man, whom I have created, from the earth from man to cattle, to creeping things, and to fowl of the heavens; for I repent that I have made them.

Hosea 4:3

For this shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowl of the heavens, yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Ezekiel 38:20

so that the fish of the sea, and the fowl of the heavens, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things which creep upon the earth, and all mankind that are upon the face of the earth shall shake at my presence; and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Sparrows

Psalm 84:3

Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she layeth her young, thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, my King and my God.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Owls

Isaiah 34:14

And there shall the beasts of the desert meet with the jackals, and the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; the lilith also shall settle there, and find for herself a place of rest.

Leviticus 11:16

and the female ostrich and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk, after its kind;

Deuteronomy 14:16

the owl, and the ibis and the swan,

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pelicans

Deuteronomy 14:17

and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the gannet,

Leviticus 11:18

and the swan, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture,

Psalm 102:6

I am become like the pelican of the wilderness, I am as an owl in desolate places;

Birds » Many kinds of, carnivorous

Deuteronomy 28:26

And thy carcase shall be meat unto all the fowl of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and there shall be no man to scare them away.

Genesis 15:11

And the birds of prey came down on the carcases; and Abram scared them away.

Genesis 40:19

In yet three days will Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and hang thee on a tree; and the birds will eat thy flesh from off thee.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Hawks

Leviticus 11:16

and the female ostrich and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk, after its kind;

Deuteronomy 14:15

and the female ostrich, and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk after its kind;

Job 39:26

Doth the hawk fly by thine intelligence, and stretch his wings toward the south?

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

Psalm 124:7

Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

Proverbs 1:10-17

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, and whole, as those that go down into the pit; read more.
we shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: cast in thy lot among us; we will all have one purse: my son, walk not in the way with them, keep back thy foot from their path; for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood. For in vain the net is spread in the sight of anything which hath wings.

Proverbs 7:23

till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.

Birds » Clean » Cock and hen

Birds » God provides for

Psalm 104:1-12

Bless Jehovah, O my soul! Jehovah my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with majesty and splendour; Covering thyself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent-curtain; -- Who layeth the beams of his upper chambers in the waters, who maketh clouds his chariot, who walketh upon the wings of the wind; read more.
Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flame of fire. He laid the earth upon its foundations: it shall not be removed for ever. Thou hadst covered it with the deep, as with a vesture; the waters stood above the mountains: At thy rebuke they fled, at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away; -- The mountains rose, the valleys sank, unto the place which thou hadst founded for them; -- Thou hast set a bound which they may not pass over, that they turn not again to cover the earth. He sendeth the springs into the valleys: they run among the mountains; They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst. The birds of heaven dwell by them; they give forth their voice from among the branches.

Luke 12:23-24

The life is more than food, and the body than raiment. Consider the ravens, that they sow not nor reap; which have neither storehouse nor granary; and God feeds them. How much better are ye than the birds?

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Quails

Exodus 16:13

And it came to pass in the evening, that quails came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay round the camp.

Numbers 11:31

And there went forth a wind from Jehovah, and drove quails from the sea, and cast them about the camp, about a day's journey on this side, and about a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the earth.

Psalm 105:40

They asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

Birds » Divine care of

Job 38:41

Who provideth for the raven his food, when his young ones cry unto God, and they wander for lack of meat?

Birds » God's care for

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way, in any tree, or upon the ground, with young or with eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:

Birds » Unclean » Vultures

Job 28:7

It is a path no bird of prey knoweth, and the vulture's eye hath not seen it;

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the arrow-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow; there also shall the vultures be gathered one with another.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Swallows

Jeremiah 8:7

Even a stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed times, and the turtle-dove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of Jehovah.

Psalm 84:3

Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she layeth her young, thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, my King and my God.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I mourned as a dove; mine eyes failed with looking upward: Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Birds » Clean » Turtle

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, as his hand may be able to get: the one shall be a sin-offering, and the other a burnt-offering.

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;

Birds » Clean » To be eaten

Deuteronomy 14:11

All clean birds shall ye eat.

Deuteronomy 14:20

All clean fowls shall ye eat.

Birds » Rapid flight of, alluded to

Hosea 11:11

they shall hasten as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will cause them to dwell in their houses, saith Jehovah.

Isaiah 31:5

As birds with outstretched wings, so will Jehovah of hosts cover Jerusalem; covering, he will also deliver, passing over, he will rescue it.

Birds » Figurative

Isaiah 16:2

And it shall be that as a wandering bird, as a scattered nest, so shall the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.

Isaiah 46:11

calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. Yea, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

Jeremiah 12:9

My heritage is unto me as a speckled bird of prey; the birds of prey round about are against her. Go, assemble all the beasts of the field, bring them to devour.

Ezekiel 39:4

Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the peoples that are with thee: I have given thee to be meat for the birds of prey of every wing, and to the beasts of the field.

Birds » Unclean » Not to be eaten

Leviticus 11:13

And these shall ye have in abomination of the fowls; they shall not be eaten; an abomination shall they be: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle,

Leviticus 11:17

and the owl, and the gannet, and the ibis,

Birds » Clean » Sparrow

Leviticus 14:4

then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two clean living birds, and cedar-wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.

Matthew 10:29-31

Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall to the ground without your Father; but of you even the hairs of the head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; ye are better than many sparrows.

Birds » Propagated by eggs

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way, in any tree, or upon the ground, with young or with eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:

Birds » Clean » Partridge

1 Samuel 26:20

And now, let not my blood fall to the earth far from the face of Jehovah; for the king of Israel is come out to seek a single flea, as when they hunt a partridge on the mountains.

Birds » Clean » Pigeon

Leviticus 1:14

And if his offering to Jehovah be a burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall present his offering of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons.

Leviticus 12:6

And when the days of her cleansing are fulfilled, for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring a yearling lamb for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon or a turtle-dove for a sin-offering, to the entrance of the tent of meeting, unto the priest.

Birds » Make their nests » In clefts of rocks

Numbers 24:21

And he saw the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Firm is thy dwelling-place, and thy nest fixed in the rock;

Jeremiah 48:28

Leave the cities, and dwell in the rocks, ye inhabitants of Moab, and be like the dove, that maketh her nest in the sides of the cave's mouth.

Birds » Unclean » Cormorant

Leviticus 11:17

and the owl, and the gannet, and the ibis,

Isaiah 34:11

And the pelican and the bittern shall possess it, and the great owl and the raven shall dwell in it. And he shall stretch out upon it the line of waste, and the plummets of emptiness.

Birds » Unclean » Stork

Leviticus 11:19

and the stork; the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:11

And the pelican and the bittern shall possess it, and the great owl and the raven shall dwell in it. And he shall stretch out upon it the line of waste, and the plummets of emptiness.

Isaiah 34:14-15

And there shall the beasts of the desert meet with the jackals, and the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; the lilith also shall settle there, and find for herself a place of rest. There shall the arrow-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow; there also shall the vultures be gathered one with another.

Birds » Songs of, at the break of day

Psalm 104:12

The birds of heaven dwell by them; they give forth their voice from among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors are shut toward the street; when the sound of the grinding is subdued, and they rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low;

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;

Birds » Unclean » Pelican

Leviticus 11:18

and the swan, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture,

Psalm 102:6

I am become like the pelican of the wilderness, I am as an owl in desolate places;

Birds » Unclean » Bat

Isaiah 2:20

In that day men shall cast away their idols of silver and their idols of gold, which they made each for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

Leviticus 11:19

and the stork; the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

Birds » Clean » Offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 1:14

And if his offering to Jehovah be a burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall present his offering of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons.

Birds » Often remove from places suffering calamities

Jeremiah 4:25

I beheld, and lo, man was not, and all the fowl of the heavens were fled.

Jeremiah 9:10

For the mountains will I take up weeping and wailing, and for the pastures of the wilderness, a lamentation; for they are burnt up, so that none passeth through them; and the voice of the cattle is not heard. Both the fowl of the heavens and the beasts are fled; they are gone.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ostriches

Job 39:13

The wing of the ostrich beats joyously But is it the stork's pinion and plumage?

Lamentations 4:3

Even the jackals offer the breast, they give suck to their young; the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Birds » Illustrative » Of people of different countries

Ezekiel 31:6

All the fowl of the heavens made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all the great nations.

Matthew 13:32

which is less indeed than all seeds, but when it is grown is greater than herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and roost in its branches.

Birds » Illustrative » Of the devil and his spirits

Matthew 13:4

and as he sowed, some grains fell along the way, and the birds came and devoured them;

Birds » Make their nests » In trees

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

Ezekiel 31:6

All the fowl of the heavens made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all the great nations.

Birds » Illustrative » Of unsettled persons, &c

Isaiah 16:2

And it shall be that as a wandering bird, as a scattered nest, so shall the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.

Proverbs 27:8

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

Birds » Unclean » Bittern

Isaiah 34:11

And the pelican and the bittern shall possess it, and the great owl and the raven shall dwell in it. And he shall stretch out upon it the line of waste, and the plummets of emptiness.

Isaiah 14:23

And I will make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water; and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Birds » Unclean » Eagle

Leviticus 11:13

And these shall ye have in abomination of the fowls; they shall not be eaten; an abomination shall they be: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle,

Job 39:27

Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make his nest on high?

Birds » Unclean » Raven

Job 38:41

Who provideth for the raven his food, when his young ones cry unto God, and they wander for lack of meat?

Birds » Unclean » Hawk

Leviticus 11:17

and the owl, and the gannet, and the ibis,

Job 39:26

Doth the hawk fly by thine intelligence, and stretch his wings toward the south?

Birds » Unclean » Owl

Leviticus 11:16

and the female ostrich and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk, after its kind;

Job 30:29

I am become a brother to jackals, and a companion of ostriches.

Birds » Clean » Crane

Jeremiah 8:7

Even a stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed times, and the turtle-dove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of Jehovah.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I mourned as a dove; mine eyes failed with looking upward: Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Birds » Rest on trees

Daniel 4:12

Its leaves were 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 heavens dwelt in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it.

Matthew 13:32

which is less indeed than all seeds, but when it is grown is greater than herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and roost in its branches.

Birds » Created by God

Genesis 2:19

And out of the ground Jehovah Elohim had formed every animal of the field and all fowl of the heavens, and brought them to Man, to see what he would call them; and whatever Man called each living soul, that was its name.

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl fly above the earth in the expanse of the heavens.

Birds » Nests of

Psalm 104:17

Where the birds make their nests; as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

Matthew 13:32

which is less indeed than all seeds, but when it is grown is greater than herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of heaven come and roost in its branches.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Peacocks

1 Kings 10:22

For the king had on the sea a Tarshish-fleet, with the fleet of Hiram: once in three years came the Tarshish-fleet, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

The wing of the ostrich beats joyously But is it the stork's pinion and plumage?

Birds » Unclean » Peacock

1 Kings 10:22

For the king had on the sea a Tarshish-fleet, with the fleet of Hiram: once in three years came the Tarshish-fleet, bringing gold and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

The wing of the ostrich beats joyously But is it the stork's pinion and plumage?

Birds » Clean » Swallow

Psalm 84:3

Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she layeth her young, thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, my King and my God.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I mourned as a dove; mine eyes failed with looking upward: Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Birds » What species were unclean

Leviticus 11:13-20

And these shall ye have in abomination of the fowls; they shall not be eaten; an abomination shall they be: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle, and the falcon, and the kite, after its kind; every raven after its kind; read more.
and the female ostrich and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk, after its kind; and the owl, and the gannet, and the ibis, and the swan, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the stork; the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. Every winged crawling thing that goeth upon all four shall be an abomination unto you.

Deuteronomy 14:12-19

But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle, and the falcon, and the kite, and the black kite after its kind; and every raven after its kind; read more.
and the female ostrich, and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk after its kind; the owl, and the ibis and the swan, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the gannet, and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. And every winged crawling thing shall be unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten.

Birds » Power over, given to man

Psalm 8:8

The fowl of the heavens, and the fishes of the sea, whatever passeth through the paths of the seas.

Birds » Appointed for food

Genesis 9:2-3

And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth on the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you: as the green herb I give you everything.

Deuteronomy 14:11-20

All clean birds shall ye eat. But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle, and the falcon, and the kite, and the black kite after its kind; read more.
and every raven after its kind; and the female ostrich, and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk after its kind; the owl, and the ibis and the swan, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the gannet, and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. And every winged crawling thing shall be unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten. All clean fowls shall ye eat.

Birds » Unclean » Ostrich

Job 39:13

The wing of the ostrich beats joyously But is it the stork's pinion and plumage?

Job 39:18

What time she lasheth herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

Birds » Differ in flesh from beasts and fishes

1 Corinthians 15:39

Every flesh is not the same flesh, but one is of men, and another flesh of beasts, and another flesh of birds, and another of fishes.

Birds » Cages of

Revelation 18:2

And he cried with a strong voice, saying, Great Babylon has fallen, has fallen, and has become the habitation of demons, and a hold of every unclean spirit, and a hold of every unclean and hated bird;

Birds » Habits of

Job 39:13-18

The wing of the ostrich beats joyously But is it the stork's pinion and plumage? For she leaveth her eggs to the earth, and warmeth them in the dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the beast of the field may trample them. read more.
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers; her labour is in vain, without her concern. For +God hath deprived her of wisdom, and hath not furnished her with understanding. What time she lasheth herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

Job 39:26-30

Doth the hawk fly by thine intelligence, and stretch his wings toward the south? Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make his nest on high? He inhabiteth the rock and maketh his dwelling on the point of the cliff, and the fastness: read more.
From thence he spieth out the prey, his eyes look into the distance; And his young ones suck up blood; and where the slain are, there is he.

Birds » Not to be eaten with their young

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way, in any tree, or upon the ground, with young or with eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: thou shalt in any case let the dam go, and thou mayest take the young to thee, that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.

Birds » Illustrative » (snaring,) of death

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are taken with the snare, like them are the children of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

Birds » Unclean » Glede

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the falcon, and the kite, and the black kite after its kind;

Birds » Domesticated

James 3:7

For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species;

Job 41:5

Wilt thou play with him as with a bird, and wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

Birds » Make their nests » On the ground

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way, in any tree, or upon the ground, with young or with eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:

Birds » Called » Winged fowl

Deuteronomy 4:17

the pattern of any beast that is on the earth, the pattern of any winged fowl that flieth in the heaven,

Birds » No likeness of, to be made for worship

Deuteronomy 4:17

the pattern of any beast that is on the earth, the pattern of any winged fowl that flieth in the heaven,

Birds » Unclean » Ossifrage

Leviticus 11:13

And these shall ye have in abomination of the fowls; they shall not be eaten; an abomination shall they be: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle,

Birds » Unclean » Little owl

Leviticus 11:17

and the owl, and the gannet, and the ibis,

Birds » Unclean » Gier eagle

Leviticus 11:18

and the swan, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Great owl

Leviticus 11:17

and the owl, and the gannet, and the ibis,

Birds » Unclean » Lapwing

Leviticus 11:19

and the stork; the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

Birds » Unclean » Osprey

Leviticus 11:13

And these shall ye have in abomination of the fowls; they shall not be eaten; an abomination shall they be: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle,

Birds » Unclean » Cuckoo

Leviticus 11:16

and the female ostrich and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk, after its kind;

Birds » Unclean » Heron

Leviticus 11:19

and the stork; the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat.

Birds » Unclean » Kite

Birds » Unclean » Swan

Leviticus 11:18

and the swan, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Night hawk

Leviticus 11:16

and the female ostrich and the male ostrich, and the sea-gull, and the hawk, after its kind;

Birds » Clean » Quail

Exodus 16:12-13

I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak to them, saying, Between the two evenings ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah your God. And it came to pass in the evening, that quails came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay round the camp.

Birds » Names given to, by adam

Genesis 2:19-20

And out of the ground Jehovah Elohim had formed every animal of the field and all fowl of the heavens, and brought them to Man, to see what he would call them; and whatever Man called each living soul, that was its name. And Man gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the heavens, and to every beast of the field; but as for Adam, he found no helpmate, his like.

Birds » The blood of, not to be eaten

Leviticus 7:26

And no blood shall ye eat in any of your dwellings, whether it be of fowl or of cattle.

Birds » Illustrative » Of hostile nations

Jeremiah 12:9

My heritage is unto me as a speckled bird of prey; the birds of prey round about are against her. Go, assemble all the beasts of the field, bring them to devour.

Birds » Called » Feathered fowl

Ezekiel 39:17

And thou, son of man, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Speak unto the birds of every wing, and to every beast of the field, Gather yourselves together and come, assemble yourselves on every side to my sacrifice which I sacrifice for you, a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

Birds » Confinement » Cages

Jeremiah 5:27

As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and have enriched themselves.

Birds » Are hostile to strange kinds

Jeremiah 12:9

My heritage is unto me as a speckled bird of prey; the birds of prey round about are against her. Go, assemble all the beasts of the field, bring them to devour.

Birds » Taken in snares or nets

Proverbs 1:17

For in vain the net is spread in the sight of anything which hath wings.

Birds » Given as food to man

Genesis 9:2-3

And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth on the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you: as the green herb I give you everything.

Birds » Make their nests » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the arrow-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow; there also shall the vultures be gathered one with another.

Birds » Illustrative » Of cruel and rapacious kings

Isaiah 46:11

calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. Yea, I have spoken, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

Birds » Inhabit » Marshes

Isaiah 14:23

And I will make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water; and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith Jehovah 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 animal of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth on the earth, in which is a living soul, every green herb 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 grains fell along the way, and the birds came and devoured them;

Birds » Many kinds of, migratory

Jeremiah 8:7

Even a stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed times, and the turtle-dove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of Jehovah.

Birds » Make, and dwell in nests

Birds » Fly above the earth

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl fly above the earth in the expanse of the heavens.

Birds » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

And he spoke of the trees, from the cedar-tree that is on Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of cattle, and of fowls, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

Birds » Inhabit » Mountains

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowl of the mountains, and the roaming creatures of the field are mine:

Birds » Inhabit » Deserts

Psalm 102:6

I am become like the pelican of the wilderness, I am as an owl in desolate places;

Birds » Called » Fowls of the air

Genesis 7:3

Also of the fowl of the heavens by sevens, male and female; to keep seed alive on the face of all the earth.

Birds » Clean » Dove

Genesis 8:8

And he sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had become low on the ground.

Birds » Often worshipped by idolaters

Romans 1:23

and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.

Birds » Furnished with claws

Daniel 4:33

The same hour was the word fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar; and he was driven from men, and ate grass as oxen; and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven, till his hair grew like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.

Birds » Instinctively fear man

Genesis 9:2

And let the fear of you and the dread of you be upon every animal of the earth, and upon all fowl of the heavens: upon all that moveth on the ground; and upon all the fishes of the sea: into your hand are they delivered.

Birds » The property of God

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowl of the mountains, and the roaming creatures of the field are mine:

Birds » Make their nests » Under the roofs of houses

Psalm 84:3

Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she layeth her young, thine altars, O Jehovah of hosts, my King and my God.

Birds » Creation of, on the fifth creative day

Genesis 1:20-30

And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl fly above the earth in the expanse of the heavens. And God created the great sea monsters, and every living soul that moves with which the waters swarm, after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply on the earth. read more.
And there was evening, and there was morning a fifth day. And God said, Let the earth bring forth living souls after their kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth, after their kind. And it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after its kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing of the ground after its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over the whole earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth on the earth. And God created Man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them; and God said to them, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heavens, and over every animal that moveth on the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb producing seed that is on the whole earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree producing seed: it shall be food for you; and to every animal of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth on the earth, in which is a living soul, every green herb for food. And it was so.

Birds » Called » Fowls of heaven

Job 35:11

Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowl of the heavens?

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

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way, in any tree, or upon the ground, with young or with eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: thou shalt in any case let the dam go, and thou mayest take the young to thee, that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.

Birds » Instinct of, inferior to man's reason

Job 35:11

Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowl of the heavens?

Birds » Can all be tamed

James 3:7

For every species both of beasts and of birds, both of creeping things and of sea animals, is tamed and has been tamed by the human species;

Birds » Solomon's proverbs of

1 Kings 4:33

And he spoke of the trees, from the cedar-tree that is on Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of cattle, and of fowls, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

Birds » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee;

Birds » Migrate

Jeremiah 8:7

Even a stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed times, and the turtle-dove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of Jehovah.

Birds » Instincts of

Proverbs 1:17

For in vain the net is spread in the sight of anything which hath wings.

Birds » Figurative » Symbolical

Daniel 7:6

After this I saw, and behold, another, like a leopard, and it had four wings of a bird upon its back; and the beast had four heads; and dominion was given to it.

Topics on Birds

Birds Eating

1;40;19

In yet three days will Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and hang thee on a tree; and the birds will eat thy flesh from off thee.

Birds Of Prey

1;15;11

And the birds of prey came down on the carcases; and Abram scared them away.

Birds, Features Of

1;1;20

And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living souls, and let fowl fly above the earth in the expanse of the heavens.

Birds, Figurative Use

19;124;7

Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

Birds, Types Of Birds

3;11;13

And these shall ye have in abomination of the fowls; they shall not be eaten; an abomination shall they be: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the sea-eagle,

Wings Of Birds

19;91;4

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou find refuge: his truth is a shield and buckler.