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54 Bible Verses about Birds

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Psalm 84:3

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.

Job 12:7

But ask the animals, and they will instruct you; [ask] the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.

Psalm 104:12

The birds of the sky live beside [the springs]; they sing among the foliage.

Matthew 13:32

It's the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it's taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."

Psalm 50:11

I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine.

Psalm 8:8

birds of the sky, and fish of the sea passing through the currents of the seas.

Ezekiel 31:6

All the birds of the sky nested in its branches, and all the animals of the field gave birth beneath its boughs; all the great nations lived in its shade.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry the message, and a winged creature may report the matter.

Jeremiah 4:25

I looked, and no man was left; all the birds of the sky had fled.

Jeremiah 12:9

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].

Matthew 13:4

As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up.

Isaiah 46:11

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.

Genesis 15:11

Birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.

Isaiah 16:2

Like a bird fleeing, forced from the nest, the daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.

Leviticus 11:13

"You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

Jeremiah 7:33

The corpses of these people will become food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land, with no one to scare them off.

Hosea 4:3

For this reason the land mourns, and everyone who lives in it languishes, along with the wild animals and the birds of the sky; even the fish of the sea disappear.

2 Samuel 21:10

Rizpah, Aiah's daughter, took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock from the beginning of the harvest until the rain poured down from heaven on the bodies. She kept the birds of the sky from them by day and the wild animals by night.

1 Corinthians 15:39

Not all flesh is the same flesh; there is one flesh for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.

Psalm 124:7

We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's net; the net is torn, and we have escaped.

Ezekiel 38:20

The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals of the field, every creature that crawls on the ground, and every human being on the face of the earth will tremble before Me. The mountains will be thrown down, the cliffs will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.

Isaiah 31:5

Like hovering birds, so the Lord of Hosts will protect Jerusalem- by protecting [it], He will rescue [it], by sparing [it], He will deliver [it].

Job 28:7

No bird of prey knows that path; no falcon's eye has seen it.

Jeremiah 5:27

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have grown powerful and rich.

1 Samuel 17:44

"Come here," the Philistine called to David, "and I'll give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts!"

Genesis 1:21

So God created the large sea-creatures and every living creature that moves and swarms in the water, according to their kinds. [He also created] every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Jeremiah 5:26

for wicked men live among My people. They watch like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men.

Ezekiel 13:20

"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.

Psalm 79:2

They gave the corpses of Your servants to the birds of the sky for food, the flesh of Your godly ones to the beasts of the earth.

Psalm 104:17

There the birds make their nests; the stork makes its home in the pine trees.

Genesis 2:20

The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the sky, and to every wild animal; but for the man no helper was found who was like him.

Hosea 2:18

On that day I will make a covenant for them with the wild animals, the birds of the sky, and the creatures that crawl on the ground. I will shatter bow, sword, and weapons of war in the land and will enable the people to rest securely.

Daniel 2:38

Wherever people live-or wild animals, or birds of the air-He has handed them over to you and made you ruler over them all. You are the head of gold.

Leviticus 14:50

and he is to slaughter one of the birds over a clay pot containing fresh water.

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If you come across a bird's nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.

Genesis 15:10

So he brought all these to Him, split them down the middle, and laid the pieces opposite each other, but he did not cut up the birds.

Proverbs 26:2

Like a flitting sparrow or a fluttering swallow, an undeserved curse goes nowhere.

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Birds » General references to

Genesis 9:2

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.

Deuteronomy 14:11

"You may eat every clean bird,

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If you come across a bird's nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.

Genesis 1:20

Then God said, "Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pigeons, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, "Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Leviticus 12:8

But if she doesn't have sufficient means for a sheep, she may take two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. Then the priest will make atonement on her behalf, and she will be clean."

Leviticus 1:14

"If his gift to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he is to present his offering from the turtledoves or young pigeons.

Leviticus 5:7

"But if he cannot afford an animal from the flock, then he may bring to the Lord two turtledoves or two young pigeons as restitution for his sin-one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering.

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whatever he can afford, one to 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 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."

More verses: Proverbs 30:17

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

Exodus 19:4

You have seen what I did to the Egyptians and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to Me.

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan, loved and delightful, they were not parted in life or in death. They were swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.

Job 9:26

They sweep by like boats made of papyrus, like an eagle swooping down on [its] prey.

Birds » Names of » Cormorants

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the long-eared owl,

Deuteronomy 14:17

the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant,

Isaiah 34:11

The desert owl and the hedgehog will possess it, and the great owl and the raven will dwell there. [The Lord] will stretch out a measuring line and a plumb line over her for [her] destruction and chaos.

Zephaniah 2:14

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.

Birds » Names of » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

While you lie among the sheepfolds, the wings of a dove are covered with silver, and its feathers with glistening gold.

Song of Songs 6:9

But my dove, my virtuous one, is unique; she is the favorite of her mother, perfect to the one who gave her birth. Women see her and declare her fortunate; queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises:

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Vultures

Job 28:7

No bird of prey knows that path; no falcon's eye has seen it.

Isaiah 34:15

The sand partridge will make her nest there; she will lay and hatch her eggs and will gather [her brood] under her shadow. Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there, each with its mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Storks

Jeremiah 8:7

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.

Psalm 104:17

There the birds make their nests; the stork makes its home in the pine trees.

Zechariah 5:9

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.

Birds » Man's dominion over

Jeremiah 27:6

So now I have placed all these lands under the authority of My servant Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. I have even given him the wild animals to serve him.

Genesis 9:2-3

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority. Every living creature will be food for you; as [I gave] the green plants, I have given you everything.

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

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

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, "Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Leviticus 1:14

"If his gift to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he is to present his offering from the turtledoves or young pigeons.

Luke 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice (according to what is stated in the law of the Lord: a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons ).

Numbers 6:10

On the eighth day he is to bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Birds » Have each their peculiar note or song

Psalm 104:12

The birds of the sky live beside [the springs]; they sing among the foliage.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors at the street are shut while the sound of the mill fades; when one rises at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song grow faint.

Song of Songs 2:12

The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove's cooing is heard in our land.

Birds » The singing of

Psalm 104:12

The birds of the sky live beside [the springs]; they sing among the foliage.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors at the street are shut while the sound of the mill fades; when one rises at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song grow faint.

Song of Songs 2:12

The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove's cooing is heard in our land.

Birds » The nests of

Isaiah 34:15

The sand partridge will make her nest there; she will lay and hatch her eggs and will gather [her brood] under her shadow. Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there, each with its mate.

Psalm 104:17

There the birds make their nests; the stork makes its home in the pine trees.

Psalm 84:3

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.

Birds » Often suffered for man's sin

Jeremiah 12:4

How long will the land mourn and the grass of every field wither? Because of the evil of its residents, animals and birds have been swept away, for [the people] have said, "He cannot see what our end will be."

Genesis 6:7

Then the Lord said, "I will wipe off the face of the earth: man, whom I created, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky-for I regret that I made them."

Hosea 4:3

For this reason the land mourns, and everyone who lives in it languishes, along with the wild animals and the birds of the sky; even the fish of the sea disappear.

Ezekiel 38:20

The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals of the field, every creature that crawls on the ground, and every human being on the face of the earth will tremble before Me. The mountains will be thrown down, the cliffs will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Sparrows

Psalm 84:3

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.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Owls

Isaiah 34:14

The wild beasts will meet hyenas, and one wild goat will call to another. Indeed, the screech owl will stay there and will find a resting place for herself.

Deuteronomy 14:16

the little owl, the long-eared owl, the white owl,

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pelicans

Deuteronomy 14:17

the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant,

Leviticus 11:18

the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

Psalm 102:6

I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.

Birds » Many kinds of, carnivorous

Genesis 15:11

Birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.

Genesis 40:19

In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head-from off you-and hang you on a tree. Then the birds will eat the flesh from your body."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Hawks

Deuteronomy 14:15

the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the gull, the various kinds of hawk,

Job 39:26

Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south?

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

Psalm 124:7

We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's net; the net is torn, and we have escaped.

Proverbs 1:10-17

My son, if sinners entice you, don't be persuaded. If they say-"Come with us! Let's set an ambush and kill someone. Let's attack some innocent person just for fun! Let's swallow them alive, like Sheol, still healthy as they go down to the Pit. read more.
We'll find all kinds of valuable property and fill our houses with plunder. Throw in your lot with us, and we'll all share our money"- my son, don't travel that road with them or set foot on their path, because their feet run toward trouble and they hurry to commit murder. It is foolish to spread a net where any bird can see it,

Proverbs 7:23

until an arrow pierces its liver, like a bird darting into a snare- he doesn't know it will cost him his life.

Birds » Clean » Cock and hen

Birds » God provides for

Psalm 104:1-12

My soul, praise the Lord! Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with majesty and splendor. He wraps Himself in light as if it were a robe, spreading out the sky like a canopy, laying the beams of His palace on the waters [above], making the clouds His chariot, walking on the wings of the wind, read more.
and making the winds His messengers, flames of fire His servants. He established the earth on its foundations; it will never be shaken. You covered it with the deep as if it were a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. At Your rebuke the waters fled; at the sound of Your thunder they hurried away- mountains rose and valleys sank- to the place You established for them. You set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never cover the earth again. He causes the springs to gush into the valleys; they flow between the mountains. They supply water for every wild beast; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the sky live beside [the springs]; they sing among the foliage.

Luke 12:23-24

For life is more than food and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they don't sow or reap; they don't have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren't you worth much more than the birds?

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Quails

Exodus 16:13

So at evening quail came and covered the camp. In the morning there was a layer of dew all around the camp.

Numbers 11:31

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.

Psalm 105:40

They asked, and He brought quail and satisfied them with bread from heaven.

Birds » Divine care of

Birds » God's care for

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If you come across a bird's nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.

Birds » Unclean » Vultures

Job 28:7

No bird of prey knows that path; no falcon's eye has seen it.

Isaiah 34:15

The sand partridge will make her nest there; she will lay and hatch her eggs and will gather [her brood] under her shadow. Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there, each with its mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Swallows

Jeremiah 8:7

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.

Psalm 84:3

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.

Isaiah 38:14

I chirp like a swallow [or] a crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed; support me.

Birds » Clean » Turtle

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whatever he can afford, one to be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

Song of Songs 2:12

The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove's cooing is heard in our land.

Birds » Clean » To be eaten

Deuteronomy 14:11

"You may eat every clean bird,

Deuteronomy 14:20

But you may eat every clean flying creature.

Birds » Rapid flight of, alluded to

Hosea 11:11

They will be roused like birds from Egypt and like doves from the land of Assyria. Then I will settle them in their homes. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.

Isaiah 31:5

Like hovering birds, so the Lord of Hosts will protect Jerusalem- by protecting [it], He will rescue [it], by sparing [it], He will deliver [it].

Birds » Figurative

Isaiah 16:2

Like a bird fleeing, forced from the nest, the daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.

Isaiah 46:11

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.

Jeremiah 12:9

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].

Ezekiel 39:4

You, all your troops, and the peoples who are with you will fall on the mountains of Israel. I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and to the wild animals.

Birds » Unclean » Not to be eaten

Leviticus 11:13

"You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the long-eared owl,

Birds » Clean » Sparrow

Leviticus 14:4

the priest will order that two live clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop be brought for the one who is to be cleansed.

Matthew 10:29-31

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. Don't be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Birds » Propagated by eggs

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If you come across a bird's nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.

Birds » Clean » Partridge

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."

Birds » Clean » Pigeon

Leviticus 1:14

"If his gift to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he is to present his offering from the turtledoves or young pigeons.

Leviticus 12:6

"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.

Birds » Make their nests » In clefts of rocks

Numbers 24:21

Next he saw the Kenites and proclaimed his poem: Your dwelling place is enduring; your nest is set in the cliffs.

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the towns! Live in the cliffs, residents of Moab! Be like a dove that nests inside the mouth of a cave.

Birds » Unclean » Cormorant

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the long-eared owl,

Isaiah 34:11

The desert owl and the hedgehog will possess it, and the great owl and the raven will dwell there. [The Lord] will stretch out a measuring line and a plumb line over her for [her] destruction and chaos.

Birds » Unclean » Stork

Psalm 104:17

There the birds make their nests; the stork makes its home in the pine trees.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:11

The desert owl and the hedgehog will possess it, and the great owl and the raven will dwell there. [The Lord] will stretch out a measuring line and a plumb line over her for [her] destruction and chaos.

Isaiah 34:14-15

The wild beasts will meet hyenas, and one wild goat will call to another. Indeed, the screech owl will stay there and will find a resting place for herself. The sand partridge will make her nest there; she will lay and hatch her eggs and will gather [her brood] under her shadow. Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there, each with its mate.

Birds » Songs of, at the break of day

Psalm 104:12

The birds of the sky live beside [the springs]; they sing among the foliage.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors at the street are shut while the sound of the mill fades; when one rises at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song grow faint.

Song of Songs 2:12

The blossoms appear in the countryside. The time of singing has come, and the turtledove's cooing is heard in our land.

Birds » Unclean » Pelican

Leviticus 11:18

the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

Psalm 102:6

I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.

Birds » Unclean » Bat

Isaiah 2:20

On that day people will throw their silver and gold idols, which they made to worship, to the moles and the bats.

Birds » Clean » Offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 1:14

"If his gift to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he is to present his offering from the turtledoves or young pigeons.

Birds » Often remove from places suffering calamities

Jeremiah 4:25

I looked, and no man was left; all the birds of the sky had fled.

Jeremiah 9:10

I will raise weeping and a lament over the mountains, a dirge over the wilderness grazing land, for they have been so scorched that no one passes through. The sound of cattle is no longer heard. From the birds of the sky to the animals, [everything] has fled-they have gone away.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ostriches

Job 39:13

The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork's?

Lamentations 4:3

Even jackals offer [their] breasts to nurse their young, but my dear people have become cruel like ostriches in the wilderness.

Birds » Illustrative » Of people of different countries

Ezekiel 31:6

All the birds of the sky nested in its branches, and all the animals of the field gave birth beneath its boughs; all the great nations lived in its shade.

Matthew 13:32

It's the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it's taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."

Birds » Illustrative » Of the devil and his spirits

Matthew 13:4

As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up.

Birds » Make their nests » In trees

Psalm 104:17

There the birds make their nests; the stork makes its home in the pine trees.

Ezekiel 31:6

All the birds of the sky nested in its branches, and all the animals of the field gave birth beneath its boughs; all the great nations lived in its shade.

Birds » Illustrative » Of unsettled persons, &c

Isaiah 16:2

Like a bird fleeing, forced from the nest, the daughters of Moab will be at the fords of the Arnon.

Birds » Unclean » Bittern

Isaiah 34:11

The desert owl and the hedgehog will possess it, and the great owl and the raven will dwell there. [The Lord] will stretch out a measuring line and a plumb line over her for [her] destruction and chaos.

Isaiah 14:23

"I will make her a swampland and a region for wild animals, and I will sweep her away with a broom of destruction." [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.

Birds » Unclean » Eagle

Leviticus 11:13

"You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

Job 39:27

Does the eagle soar at your command and make its nest on high?

Birds » Unclean » Raven

Birds » Unclean » Hawk

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the long-eared owl,

Job 39:26

Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south?

Birds » Unclean » Owl

Job 30:29

I have become a brother to jackals and a companion of ostriches.

Birds » Clean » Crane

Jeremiah 8:7

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.

Isaiah 38:14

I chirp like a swallow [or] a crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed; support me.

Birds » Rest on trees

Daniel 4:12

Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant, and on it was food for all. Wild animals found shelter under it, the birds of the air lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Matthew 13:32

It's the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it's taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."

Birds » Created by God

Genesis 2:19

So the Lord God formed out of the ground each wild animal and each bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.

Genesis 1:20

Then God said, "Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."

Birds » Nests of

Psalm 104:17

There the birds make their nests; the stork makes its home in the pine trees.

Matthew 13:32

It's the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it's taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Peacocks

1 Kings 10:22

for the king had ships of Tarshish at sea with Hiram's fleet, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork's?

Birds » Unclean » Peacock

1 Kings 10:22

for the king had ships of Tarshish at sea with Hiram's fleet, and once every three years the ships of Tarshish would arrive bearing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork's?

Birds » Clean » Swallow

Psalm 84:3

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.

Isaiah 38:14

I chirp like a swallow [or] a crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed; support me.

Birds » What species were unclean

Leviticus 11:13-20

"You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, the kite, the various kinds of falcon, every kind of raven, read more.
the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the gull, the various kinds of hawk, the little owl, the cormorant, the long-eared owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the stork, the various kinds of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat. "All winged insects that walk on all fours are to be detestable to you.

Deuteronomy 14:12-19

but these are the ones you may not eat: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, the kite, the various kinds of falcon, every kind of raven, read more.
the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the gull, the various kinds of hawk, the little owl, the long-eared owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant, the stork, the various kinds of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat. All winged insects are unclean for you; they may not be eaten.

Birds » Power over, given to man

Psalm 8:8

birds of the sky, and fish of the sea passing through the currents of the seas.

Birds » Appointed for food

Genesis 9:2-3

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority. Every living creature will be food for you; as [I gave] the green plants, I have given you everything.

Deuteronomy 14:11-20

"You may eat every clean bird, but these are the ones you may not eat: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, the kite, the various kinds of falcon, read more.
every kind of raven, the ostrich, the short-eared owl, the gull, the various kinds of hawk, the little owl, the long-eared owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the cormorant, the stork, the various kinds of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat. All winged insects are unclean for you; they may not be eaten. But you may eat every clean flying creature.

Birds » Unclean » Ostrich

Job 39:13

The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork's?

Job 39:18

When she proudly spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider.

Birds » Differ in flesh from beasts and fishes

1 Corinthians 15:39

Not all flesh is the same flesh; there is one flesh for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.

Birds » Cages of

Revelation 18:2

He cried in a mighty voice: It has fallen, Babylon the Great has fallen! She has become a dwelling for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, and a haunt for every unclean and despicable beast.

Birds » Habits of

Job 39:13-18

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.

Job 39:26-30

Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south? Does the eagle soar at your command and make its nest on high? It lives on a cliff where it spends the night; its stronghold is on a rocky crag. read more.
From there it searches for prey; its eyes penetrate the distance. Its brood gulps down blood, and wherever corpses lie, it is there.

Birds » Not to be eaten with their young

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

"If you come across a bird's nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young. You may take the young for yourself, but be sure to let the mother go free, so that you may prosper and live long.

Birds » Illustrative » (snaring,) of death

Birds » Unclean » Glede

Birds » Domesticated

Job 41:5

Can you play with him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?

Birds » Make their nests » On the ground

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If you come across a bird's nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young.

Birds » Called » Winged fowl

Deuteronomy 4:17

or the form of any beast on the earth, any winged creature that flies in the sky,

Birds » No likeness of, to be made for worship

Deuteronomy 4:17

or the form of any beast on the earth, any winged creature that flies in the sky,

Birds » Unclean » Ossifrage

Leviticus 11:13

"You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Little owl

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the long-eared owl,

Birds » Unclean » Gier eagle

Leviticus 11:18

the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

Birds » Unclean » Great owl

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the long-eared owl,

Birds » Unclean » Lapwing

Birds » Unclean » Osprey

Leviticus 11:13

"You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Cuckoo

Birds » Unclean » Heron

Birds » Unclean » Kite

Birds » Unclean » Swan

Leviticus 11:18

the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

Birds » Unclean » Night hawk

Birds » Clean » Quail

Exodus 16:12-13

"I have heard the complaints of the Israelites. Tell them: At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will eat bread until you are full. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God." So at evening quail came and covered the camp. In the morning there was a layer of dew all around the camp.

Birds » Names given to, by adam

Genesis 2:19-20

So the Lord God formed out of the ground each wild animal and each bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the sky, and to every wild animal; but for the man no helper was found who was like him.

Birds » The blood of, not to be eaten

Leviticus 7:26

Wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal.

Birds » Illustrative » Of hostile nations

Jeremiah 12:9

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].

Birds » Called » Feathered fowl

Ezekiel 39:17

"Son of man, this is what the Lord God says: Tell every kind of bird and all the wild animals: Assemble and come! Gather from all around to My sacrificial feast that I am slaughtering for you, a great feast on the mountains of Israel; you will eat flesh and drink blood.

Birds » Confinement » Cages

Jeremiah 5:27

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have grown powerful and rich.

Birds » Are hostile to strange kinds

Jeremiah 12:9

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].

Birds » Taken in snares or nets

Proverbs 1:17

It is foolish to spread a net where any bird can see it,

Birds » Given as food to man

Genesis 9:2-3

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority. Every living creature will be food for you; as [I gave] the green plants, I have given you everything.

Birds » Make their nests » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:15

The sand partridge will make her nest there; she will lay and hatch her eggs and will gather [her brood] under her shadow. Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there, each with its mate.

Birds » Illustrative » Of cruel and rapacious kings

Isaiah 46:11

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.

Birds » Inhabit » Marshes

Isaiah 14:23

"I will make her a swampland and a region for wild animals, and I will sweep her away with a broom of destruction." [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord 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

for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth-everything having the breath of life in it. [I have given] every green plant for food." And it was so.

Birds » Created for the glory of God

Psalm 148:10

wild animals and all cattle, creatures that crawl and flying birds,

Birds » Many kinds of, granivorous

Matthew 13:4

As he was sowing, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and ate them up.

Birds » Many kinds of, migratory

Jeremiah 8:7

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.

Birds » Make, and dwell in nests

Birds » Fly above the earth

Genesis 1:20

Then God said, "Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."

Birds » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall. He also taught about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Birds » Inhabit » Mountains

Psalm 50:11

I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserts

Psalm 102:6

I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.

Birds » Called » Fowls of the air

Genesis 7:3

and seven pairs, male and female, of the birds of the sky-in order to keep offspring alive on the face of the whole earth.

Birds » Clean » Dove

Genesis 8:8

Then he sent out a dove to see whether the water on the earth's surface had gone down,

Birds » Often worshipped by idolaters

Birds » Furnished with claws

Daniel 4:33

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].

Birds » Instinctively fear man

Genesis 9:2

The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.

Birds » The property of God

Psalm 50:11

I know every bird of the mountains, and the creatures of the field are Mine.

Birds » Make their nests » Under the roofs of houses

Psalm 84:3

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.

Birds » Creation of, on the fifth creative day

Genesis 1:20-30

Then God said, "Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." So God created the large sea-creatures and every living creature that moves and swarms in the water, according to their kinds. [He also created] every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. So God blessed them, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth." read more.
Evening came, and then morning: the fifth day. Then God said, "Let the earth produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that crawl, and the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds." And it was so. So God made the wildlife of the earth according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and creatures that crawl on the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth." So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female. God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth." God also said, "Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth, and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you, for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth-everything having the breath of life in it. [I have given] every green plant for food." And it was so.

Birds » Called » Fowls of heaven

Job 35:11

who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?"

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

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

"If you come across a bird's nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, you must not take the mother along with the young. You may take the young for yourself, but be sure to let the mother go free, so that you may prosper and live long.

Birds » Instinct of, inferior to man's reason

Job 35:11

who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?"

Birds » Can all be tamed

Birds » Solomon's proverbs of

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall. He also taught about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Birds » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

But ask the animals, and they will instruct you; [ask] the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.

Birds » Migrate

Jeremiah 8:7

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.

Birds » Instincts of

Proverbs 1:17

It is foolish to spread a net where any bird can see it,

Birds » Figurative » Symbolical

Daniel 7:6

"While I was watching, another beast appeared. It was like a leopard with four wings of a bird on its back. It had four heads and was given authority to rule.

Topics on Birds

Birds Eating

1;40;19

In just three days Pharaoh will lift up your head-from off you-and hang you on a tree. Then the birds will eat the flesh from your body."

Birds Of Prey

1;15;11

Birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.

Birds, Features Of

1;1;20

Then God said, "Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."

Birds, Figurative Use

19;124;7

We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's net; the net is torn, and we have escaped.

Birds, Types Of Birds

3;11;13

"You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

Wings Of Birds

19;91;4

He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield.

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