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54 Bible Verses about Birds

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Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay her young at your altar, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God.

Job 12:7

"Ask the wild animals, and they'll teach you; the birds of the sky will tell you.

Psalm 104:12

Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage.

Matthew 13:32

Although it is the smallest of all seeds, when it is fully grown it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, and the birds in the sky come and nest in its branches."

Psalm 50:11

I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.

Psalm 8:8

birds in the sky, fish in the sea whatever moves through the currents of the oceans.

Ezekiel 31:6

The birds in the sky made nests in its boughs; all the beasts of the field gave birth under its branches. All the great nations rested in its shade.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Do not curse the king, even in your thoughts. Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom. For a bird will fly by and tell what you say, or something with wings may talk about it.

Jeremiah 4:25

I looked, and no people were there. All the birds of the sky had gone.

Jeremiah 12:9

Is my inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to me? Are the other birds of prey all around her coming against her? Go, gather all the wild animals and bring them to devour it.

Matthew 13:4

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

Isaiah 46:11

I am calling a bird of prey from the east, and from a far country a man with his purpose. Indeed, I've spoken; I will certainly make it happen; I've planned it; and I will certainly carry it out.

Genesis 15:11

When birds of prey swooped down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

Isaiah 16:2

Like fluttering birds, like an abandoned nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon River.

Leviticus 11:13

"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey,

Jeremiah 7:33

The dead bodies of these people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the animals of the land, and no one will disturb them.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land will mourn, and all who live there will languish, along with the wild animals of the field and the birds of the air. Even the fish in the sea will disappear.

2 Samuel 21:10

Then Aiah's daughter Rizpah grabbed some sackcloth and spread it out for herself on the rock where her children had been hanged from the beginning of harvest until the first rain fell from the sky. She would not allow any scavenger birds to land on them during the day nor the beasts of the field to approach them at night.

1 Corinthians 15:39

Not all flesh is the same. Humans have one kind of flesh, animals in general have another, birds have another, and fish have still another.

Psalm 124:7

We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's trap. The trap has been broken, and we have escaped.

Ezekiel 38:20

I'm going to shake the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the wild beasts, all the creatures that crawl on the earth, and every single human being who lives on the surface of the earth. Mountains will collapse, as will their mountain passages, and every wall will fall to the ground.

Isaiah 31:5

Like birds hovering overhead, so the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will protect Jerusalem; he will shield and deliver it; and he will pass over and bring it to safety.

Job 28:7

a place where birds of prey never fly, and the eyes of the falcon have never seen.

Jeremiah 5:27

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are filled with treachery. This is how they have become prominent and rich,

1 Samuel 17:44

told David, "Come to me! I'll give your flesh to the birds of the sky and to the beasts of the field."

Genesis 1:21

So God created every kind of magnificent marine creature, every kind of living marine crawler with which the waters swarmed, and every kind of flying creature. And God saw how good it was.

Jeremiah 5:26

"Evil men are found among my people. They lie in wait like someone who traps birds. They set a trap, but they do so to catch people.

Ezekiel 13:20

""Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says, "Watch out! I'm opposing your amulets with which you hunt souls as one would swat at a flying insect. I'll tear them off your arms and then deliver those people, whom you've hunted like birds.

Psalm 79:2

to give the corpses of your servants as food for the birds of the skies and the flesh of your godly ones to the beasts of the earth;

Psalm 104:17

the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.

Genesis 2:20

The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds that fly, and to each of earth's animals, but there was not found a strength corresponding to him,

Proverbs 27:8

Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who wanders away from his home.

Hosea 2:18

I will make a covenant with them at that time, a covenant with the wild animals of the field, with the birds of the air, and with the creatures of the ground. I will banish the battle bow, the sword, and war from the earth. I will cause my people to lie down where it is safe.

Daniel 2:38

so that wherever people, wild animals, or birds of the sky live, he has placed them under your control, giving you dominion over them all you're that head of gold.

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

Leviticus 14:50

Then he is to slaughter one bird on an earthen vessel over flowing water.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

In addition, no human being knows his time: Like fish captured in a cruel net, or as birds caught in a snare, so also are human beings caught by bad timing that surprises them.

Deuteronomy 22:6

"When you encounter a bird's nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and the mother bird is sitting on its chicks or eggs, don't take the mother along with its young.

Genesis 15:10

So Abram brought him all these animals and cut each of them in half, down the middle, placing the pieces opposite each other, but he did not cut the birds in half.

Proverbs 26:2

Like a fluttering sparrow or a swallow in flight, a curse without cause will not alight.

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Birds » General references to

Genesis 9:2

All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion.

Deuteronomy 14:11

"You may eat all clean birds.

Deuteronomy 22:6

"When you encounter a bird's nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and the mother bird is sitting on its chicks or eggs, don't take the mother along with its young.

Genesis 1:20

Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!"

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pigeons, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

The LORD responded, "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

If she cannot afford a goat, then two turtledoves or two young doves one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering will serve for him to make atonement for her, so that she becomes clean."

Leviticus 1:14

"If his offering is a burnt offering of birds to the LORD, he is to bring turtledoves or young doves.

Leviticus 5:7

"If he can't afford a goat, then he is to bring to the LORD for his sin offering two turtledoves or two young doves: one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whichever he can afford. One is for a sin offering and the other is for a whole burnt offering.

More verses: Luke 2:24

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ravens

Genesis 8:7

and sent out a raven. It went back and forth as the flood water continued to evaporate throughout the earth.

1 Kings 17:4

You will be able to drink from that brook, and I've commanded some crows to sustain you there."

More verses: Proverbs 30:17

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

Exodus 19:4

"You saw what I did to the Egyptians, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself.

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan, loved and handsome in life, in death were not separated. Swifter than eagles they were, and more valiant than lions.

Job 9:26

They pass by like a ship made of reeds, like an eagle swooping down on its prey.

Birds » Names of » Cormorants

Deuteronomy 14:17

the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant,

Isaiah 34:11

"But hawks and hedgehogs will possess it; owls and ravens will nest in it. God will stretch out over it a measuring line, and chaos, and plumb lines of emptiness, and its nobles.

Zephaniah 2:14

Flocks will lie down in her midst, along with animals of every kind. Desert owls and screeching owls will nest at the top of the pillars, hooting through the vacant windows, "Ruin sits at these doorsills,' for he will expose even the cedar framework.

Birds » Names of » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

When you men lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of the dove covered with silver, with its feathers in glittering gold."

Song of Songs 6:9

but my dove, my perfect one, is unique. She's unique to her mother, she's pure to the one who gave birth to her. Young women see her and call her blessed, queens and mistresses praise her.

Matthew 3:16

At this, he permitted him to be baptized. When Jesus had been baptized, he immediately came up out of the water. Suddenly, the heavens opened up for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Vultures

Job 28:7

a place where birds of prey never fly, and the eyes of the falcon have never seen.

Isaiah 34:15

Owls will nest there, lay eggs, hatch them, and care for their young under the shadow of their wings; yes indeed, vultures will gather there, each one with its mate."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Storks

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the sky knows its seasons, and the dove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time for migration. But my people don't know the requirements of the LORD.

Psalm 104:17

the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.

Zechariah 5:9

Then I looked up to see two women coming forward with the wind filling their wings. (They had wings like those of a stork.) They took up the basket, holding it between the earth and sky.

Birds » Man's dominion over

Jeremiah 27:6

Now I've given all these lands to my servant, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and I've even given him the wild animals to serve him.

Genesis 9:2-3

All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion. "Every living, moving creature will be food for you. Just as I gave you green plants before, so now you have everything.

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

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

Genesis 15:9

The LORD responded, "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 offering is a burnt offering of birds to the LORD, he is to bring turtledoves or young doves.

Luke 2:24

They also offered a sacrifice according to what is specified 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 pigeons to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

Birds » Have each their peculiar note or song

Psalm 104:12

Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

The doors to the street will be shut when the sound of grinding decreases, when one wakes up at the song of a bird, and all of the singing women are silenced.

Song of Songs 2:12

Blossoms have appeared in the land. The season of songbirds has arrived, and cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.

Birds » The singing of

Psalm 104:12

Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

The doors to the street will be shut when the sound of grinding decreases, when one wakes up at the song of a bird, and all of the singing women are silenced.

Song of Songs 2:12

Blossoms have appeared in the land. The season of songbirds has arrived, and cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.

Birds » The nests of

Isaiah 34:15

Owls will nest there, lay eggs, hatch them, and care for their young under the shadow of their wings; yes indeed, vultures will gather there, each one with its mate."

Psalm 104:17

the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay her young at your altar, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God.

Birds » Often suffered for man's sin

Jeremiah 12:4

How long will the land mourn and the vegetation of every field dry up? Because of the wickedness of those who live in it, animals and birds are swept away. For they say, "He does not see our future."

Genesis 6:7

So the LORD said, "I will annihilate these human beings whom I've created from the earth, including people, animals, crawling things, and flying creatures, because I'm grieving that I made them."

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land will mourn, and all who live there will languish, along with the wild animals of the field and the birds of the air. Even the fish in the sea will disappear.

Ezekiel 38:20

I'm going to shake the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the wild beasts, all the creatures that crawl on the earth, and every single human being who lives on the surface of the earth. Mountains will collapse, as will their mountain passages, and every wall will fall to the ground.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Sparrows

Luke 12:6

"Five sparrows are sold for two pennies, aren't they? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay her young at your altar, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Owls

Isaiah 34:14

And desert creatures will meet with hyenas, and goat-demons will call out to each other. There also Liliths will settle, and find for themselves a resting place.

Deuteronomy 14:16

the little owl, the great owl, the horned owl,

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pelicans

Deuteronomy 14:17

the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant,

Psalm 102:6

I resemble a pelican in the wilderness or an owl in a desolate land.

Birds » Many kinds of, carnivorous

Genesis 15:11

When birds of prey swooped down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

Genesis 40:19

Within three more days, Pharaoh will behead you and hang you on gallows, where birds will eat your flesh from you."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Hawks

Job 39:26

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk flies, spreading its wings toward the south?

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

Psalm 124:7

We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's trap. The trap has been broken, and we have escaped.

Proverbs 1:10-17

My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, "Come with us! Let's lie in wait for blood; let's ambush some innocent person for no reason at all. Let's swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole like those who go down into the Pit. read more.
We'll find all kinds of valuable wealth, and we'll fill our houses with spoil. Throw your lot in with us, and all of us will have one purse." My son, do not go along with them, and keep your feet away from their paths! For they run toward evil; these enticers shed blood without hesitation. Look, it is useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds,

Proverbs 7:23

until an arrow pierces his liver. As a bird darts into a snare, he doesn't realize his fatal decision.

Birds » Clean » Cock and hen

Birds » God provides for

Psalm 104:1-12

Bless the LORD, my soul; LORD, my God, you are very great. You are clothed in splendor and majesty; you are wrapped in light like a garment, stretching out the sky like a curtain. He lays the beams of his roof loft on the water above, making clouds his chariot, walking on the wings of the wind. read more.
He makes the winds his messengers, blazing fires his servants. He established the earth on its foundations, so that it never falters. You covered the primeval ocean like a garment; the water stood above the mountains. They flee at your rebuke; they rush away at the sound of your thunders. Mountains rise up and valleys sink to the place you have ordained for them. You have set a boundary they cannot cross; they will never again cover the earth. He causes springs to gush forth into rivers that flow between the mountains. They give water for animals of the field to drink; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage.

Luke 12:23-24

because life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the crows. They don't plant or harvest, they don't even have a storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than birds!

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Quails

Exodus 16:13

Later that evening quail came up and covered the camp, and then in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.

Numbers 11:31

Just then, a wind burst forth from the LORD, who brought quails from the sea and spread them all around the camp, about a day's journey in each direction, completely encircling the camp about two cubits deep on top of the ground!

Psalm 105:40

Israel asked, and quail came; food from heaven satisfied them.

Birds » Divine care of

Job 38:41

Who prepares food for the raven, when its offspring cry out to God as they wander for lack of food?"

Luke 12:6

"Five sparrows are sold for two pennies, aren't they? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

Birds » God's care for

Luke 12:6

"Five sparrows are sold for two pennies, aren't they? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.

Deuteronomy 22:6

"When you encounter a bird's nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and the mother bird is sitting on its chicks or eggs, don't take the mother along with its young.

Birds » Unclean » Vultures

Job 28:7

a place where birds of prey never fly, and the eyes of the falcon have never seen.

Isaiah 34:15

Owls will nest there, lay eggs, hatch them, and care for their young under the shadow of their wings; yes indeed, vultures will gather there, each one with its mate."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Swallows

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the sky knows its seasons, and the dove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time for migration. But my people don't know the requirements of the LORD.

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay her young at your altar, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane I chirp, I moan like a dove. My eyes look weakly upward. O Lord, I am oppressed, so stand up for me!

Birds » Clean » Turtle

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whichever he can afford. One is for a sin offering and the other is for a whole burnt offering.

Song of Songs 2:12

Blossoms have appeared in the land. The season of songbirds has arrived, and cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.

Birds » Clean » To be eaten

Deuteronomy 14:11

"You may eat all clean birds.

Deuteronomy 14:20

You may eat every bird that is clean.

Birds » Rapid flight of, alluded to

Hosea 11:11

Trembling like a bird, they will come out of Egypt, and as a dove from the land of Assyria; and I will settle them in their houses," declares the LORD.

Isaiah 31:5

Like birds hovering overhead, so the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will protect Jerusalem; he will shield and deliver it; and he will pass over and bring it to safety.

Birds » Figurative

Isaiah 16:2

Like fluttering birds, like an abandoned nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon River.

Isaiah 46:11

I am calling a bird of prey from the east, and from a far country a man with his purpose. Indeed, I've spoken; I will certainly make it happen; I've planned it; and I will certainly carry it out.

Jeremiah 12:9

Is my inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to me? Are the other birds of prey all around her coming against her? Go, gather all the wild animals and bring them to devour it.

Ezekiel 39:4

You will collapse on the mountains of Israel, along with all of your soldiers and the nations that have accompanied you. There the raptors, vultures, and wild animals will feed on you.

Birds » Unclean » Not to be eaten

Leviticus 11:13

"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey,

Birds » Clean » Sparrow

Leviticus 14:4

If he has been healed, then the priest is to command that two live and clean birds, some cedar wood, some crimson thread, and hyssop be brought for the one cleansed.

Matthew 10:29-31

"Two sparrows are sold for a penny, aren't they? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's permission. Indeed, even the hairs on your head have all been counted! So stop being afraid. You are worth more than a bunch of sparrows."

Birds » Propagated by eggs

Deuteronomy 22:6

"When you encounter a bird's nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and the mother bird is sitting on its chicks or eggs, don't take the mother along with its young.

Birds » Clean » Partridge

1 Samuel 26:20

Now, don't let my blood fall to the ground away from the LORD's presence. Indeed, the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea, like someone hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Birds » Clean » Pigeon

Leviticus 1:14

"If his offering is a burnt offering of birds to the LORD, he is to bring turtledoves or young doves.

Leviticus 12:6

When the days of her purification have been completed, whether for her son or daughter, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting a one year old lamb for a whole burnt offering or a young dove for a sin offering.

Birds » Make their nests » In clefts of rocks

Numbers 24:21

Balaam also uttered this prophetic statement about the Kenites: "Your dwelling places are stable, because your nest is carved in solid rock.

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the cities, and live on the cliffs, you inhabitants of Moab. Be like a dove that builds a nest by the mouth of a cave.

Birds » Unclean » Cormorant

Isaiah 34:11

"But hawks and hedgehogs will possess it; owls and ravens will nest in it. God will stretch out over it a measuring line, and chaos, and plumb lines of emptiness, and its nobles.

Birds » Unclean » Stork

Psalm 104:17

the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:11

"But hawks and hedgehogs will possess it; owls and ravens will nest in it. God will stretch out over it a measuring line, and chaos, and plumb lines of emptiness, and its nobles.

Isaiah 34:14-15

And desert creatures will meet with hyenas, and goat-demons will call out to each other. There also Liliths will settle, and find for themselves a resting place. Owls will nest there, lay eggs, hatch them, and care for their young under the shadow of their wings; yes indeed, vultures will gather there, each one with its mate."

Birds » Songs of, at the break of day

Psalm 104:12

Birds of the sky live beside them and chirp a song among the foliage.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

The doors to the street will be shut when the sound of grinding decreases, when one wakes up at the song of a bird, and all of the singing women are silenced.

Song of Songs 2:12

Blossoms have appeared in the land. The season of songbirds has arrived, and cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.

Birds » Unclean » Pelican

Psalm 102:6

I resemble a pelican in the wilderness or an owl in a desolate land.

Birds » Unclean » Bat

Isaiah 2:20

At that time, mankind will throw their silver and gold idols that their fingers have made as objects of worship to the moles and to the bats.

Birds » Clean » Offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 1:14

"If his offering is a burnt offering of birds to the LORD, he is to bring turtledoves or young doves.

Birds » Often remove from places suffering calamities

Jeremiah 4:25

I looked, and no people were there. All the birds of the sky had gone.

Jeremiah 9:10

I'll weep and mourn for the mountains, and lament for the desert pastures, because they are desolate and no one passes through them. They don't hear the lowing of the cattle. Both the birds of the sky and the animals have fled. They're gone!

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ostriches

Job 39:13

"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork?

Lamentations 4:3

Even wild animals nurse, suckling their young; but the women of my people are cruel, like ostriches in the wilderness.

Birds » Illustrative » Of people of different countries

Ezekiel 31:6

The birds in the sky made nests in its boughs; all the beasts of the field gave birth under its branches. All the great nations rested in its shade.

Matthew 13:32

Although it is the smallest of all seeds, when it is fully grown it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, and the birds in 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 birds came and ate them up.

Birds » Make their nests » In trees

Psalm 104:17

the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.

Ezekiel 31:6

The birds in the sky made nests in its boughs; all the beasts of the field gave birth under its branches. All the great nations rested in its shade.

Birds » Illustrative » Of unsettled persons, &c

Isaiah 16:2

Like fluttering birds, like an abandoned nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon River.

Proverbs 27:8

Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who wanders away from his home.

Birds » Unclean » Bittern

Isaiah 34:11

"But hawks and hedgehogs will possess it; owls and ravens will nest in it. God will stretch out over it a measuring line, and chaos, and plumb lines of emptiness, and its nobles.

Isaiah 14:23

"And I'm going to make it a possession of the hedgehog pools of water and I'll sweep with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Birds » Unclean » Eagle

Leviticus 11:13

"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey,

Job 39:27

Does the eagle soar high at your command and build its nest on the highest crags?

Birds » Unclean » Raven

Job 38:41

Who prepares food for the raven, when its offspring cry out to God as they wander for lack of food?"

Birds » Unclean » Hawk

Job 39:26

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk flies, spreading its wings toward the south?

Birds » Unclean » Owl

Job 30:29

I've become a brother to jackals, and a friend to ostriches.

Birds » Clean » Crane

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the sky knows its seasons, and the dove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time for migration. But my people don't know the requirements of the LORD.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane I chirp, I moan like a dove. My eyes look weakly upward. O Lord, I am oppressed, so stand up for me!

Birds » Rest on trees

Daniel 4:12

Its foliage was beautiful, its fruit bountiful, and its food sufficient for everyone. The animals of the field found shade under it, the birds of the sky lived in its branches, and every creature was fed from it.

Matthew 13:32

Although it is the smallest of all seeds, when it is fully grown it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, and the birds in the sky come and nest in its branches."

Birds » Created by God

Genesis 2:19

After the LORD God formed from the ground every wild animal and every bird that flies, he brought each of them to the man to see what he would call it. Whatever the man called each living creature became its name.

Genesis 1:20

Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!"

Birds » Nests of

Psalm 104:17

the birds build their nests there, and the heron builds its nest among the evergreen.

Matthew 13:32

Although it is the smallest of all seeds, when it is fully grown it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, and the birds in the sky come and nest in its branches."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Peacocks

1 Kings 10:22

because the king had ships that sailed to Tarshish accompanied by Hiram's ships. Once every three years ships from Tarshish returned, bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork?

Birds » Unclean » Peacock

1 Kings 10:22

because the king had ships that sailed to Tarshish accompanied by Hiram's ships. Once every three years ships from Tarshish returned, bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork?

Birds » Clean » Swallow

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay her young at your altar, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane I chirp, I moan like a dove. My eyes look weakly upward. O Lord, I am oppressed, so stand up for me!

Birds » What species were unclean

Leviticus 11:13-20

"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey, red kite, falcons of any kind, every kind of raven, read more.
ostrich, nighthawk, seagull, hawks of every kind, owls, cormorants, the ibis, water-hens, pelicans, carrion, storks, herons of every kind, the hoopoe, bata, and any winged insect that crawls on four legs is detestable for you.

Deuteronomy 14:12-19

But you must not eat from any of these: the eagle, vulture, osprey, buzzard, any kind of kite, any kind of raven, read more.
the ostrich, night hawk, seagull, any kind of falcon, the little owl, the great owl, the horned owl, the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat. Any winged, swarming insect is unclean to you. They must not be eaten.

Birds » Power over, given to man

Psalm 8:8

birds in the sky, fish in the sea whatever moves through the currents of the oceans.

Birds » Appointed for food

Genesis 9:2-3

All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion. "Every living, moving creature will be food for you. Just as I gave you green plants before, so now you have everything.

Deuteronomy 14:11-20

"You may eat all clean birds. But you must not eat from any of these: the eagle, vulture, osprey, buzzard, any kind of kite, read more.
any kind of raven, the ostrich, night hawk, seagull, any kind of falcon, the little owl, the great owl, the horned owl, the pelican, the carrion vulture, the cormorant, the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat. Any winged, swarming insect is unclean to you. They must not be eaten. You may eat every bird that is clean.

Birds » Unclean » Ostrich

Job 39:13

"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork?

Job 39:18

And yet when she gets ready to run, 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. Humans have one kind of flesh, animals in general have another, birds have another, and fish have still another.

Birds » Cages of

Revelation 18:2

He cried out in a powerful voice, "Fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen! She has become a home for demons. She is a prison for every unclean spirit, a prison for every unclean bird, and a prison for every unclean and hated beast.

Birds » Habits of

Job 39:13-18

"The wings of the ostrich flap joyously, but aren't its pinions and feathers like the stork? She abandons her eggs on the ground and lets them be warmed in the sand, but she forgets that a foot might crush them or any wild animal might trample them. read more.
She mistreats her young as though they're not hers, and she has no fear that her labor may be in vain, because God didn't grant her wisdom and never gave her understanding. And yet when she gets ready to run, she laughs at the horse and its rider."

Job 39:26-30

"Is it by your understanding that the hawk flies, spreading its wings toward the south? Does the eagle soar high at your command and build its nest on the highest crags? He dwells on the crags where he makes his home, there on the rocky crag is his stronghold. read more.
From there he searches for prey, and his eyes recognize it from a distance. His young ones feast on blood; he'll be found wherever there's a carcass."

Birds » Not to be eaten with their young

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

"When you encounter a bird's nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and the mother bird is sitting on its chicks or eggs, don't take the mother along with its young. You may take the young, but be sure to release the mother, so that life will go well for you and that you may have a long life.

Birds » Illustrative » (snaring,) of death

Ecclesiastes 9:12

In addition, no human being knows his time: Like fish captured in a cruel net, or as birds caught in a snare, so also are human beings caught by bad timing that surprises them.

Birds » Unclean » Glede

Birds » Domesticated

Job 41:5

"Will you play with him like a pet bird? Will you put a leash on him for your little girls?

Birds » Make their nests » On the ground

Deuteronomy 22:6

"When you encounter a bird's nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and the mother bird is sitting on its chicks or eggs, don't take the mother along with its young.

Birds » Called » Winged fowl

Deuteronomy 4:17

any animal on earth, any winged bird that flies in the sky,

Birds » No likeness of, to be made for worship

Deuteronomy 4:17

any animal on earth, any winged bird that flies in the sky,

Birds » Unclean » Ossifrage

Leviticus 11:13

"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey,

Birds » Unclean » Little owl

Birds » Unclean » Gier eagle

Birds » Unclean » Great owl

Birds » Unclean » Lapwing

Birds » Unclean » Osprey

Leviticus 11:13

"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey,

Birds » Unclean » Cuckoo

Birds » Unclean » Heron

Birds » Unclean » Kite

Birds » Unclean » Swan

Birds » Unclean » Night hawk

Birds » Clean » Quail

Exodus 16:12-13

"I've heard the complaints of the Israelis. Tell them, "At twilight you are to eat meat and in the morning you are to be filled with bread, so you may know that I am the LORD your God.'" Later that evening quail came up and covered the camp, and then in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.

Birds » Names given to, by adam

Genesis 2:19-20

After the LORD God formed from the ground every wild animal and every bird that flies, he brought each of them to the man to see what he would call it. Whatever the man called each living creature became its name. The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds that fly, and to each of earth's animals, but there was not found a strength corresponding to him,

Birds » The blood of, not to be eaten

Leviticus 7:26

You are not to eat any form of blood in any of your dwellings, whether it's from birds or animals.

Birds » Illustrative » Of hostile nations

Jeremiah 12:9

Is my inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to me? Are the other birds of prey all around her coming against her? Go, gather all the wild animals and bring them to devour it.

Birds » Called » Feathered fowl

Ezekiel 39:17

"Now as for you, Son of Man, this is what the Lord GOD has to say: "Tell all of the birds and wild beasts, "Come! Gather together and participate in the sacrifice that I'm going to make for you. This great sacrifice will take place on the mountains of Israel, where you'll be eating flesh and drinking blood.

Birds » Confinement » Cages

Jeremiah 5:27

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses are filled with treachery. This is how they have become prominent and rich,

Birds » Are hostile to strange kinds

Jeremiah 12:9

Is my inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to me? Are the other birds of prey all around her coming against her? Go, gather all the wild animals and bring them to devour it.

Birds » Taken in snares or nets

Proverbs 1:17

Look, it is useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds,

Birds » Given as food to man

Genesis 9:2-3

All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion. "Every living, moving creature will be food for you. Just as I gave you green plants before, so now you have everything.

Birds » Make their nests » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:15

Owls will nest there, lay eggs, hatch them, and care for their young under the shadow of their wings; yes indeed, vultures will gather there, each one with its mate."

Birds » Illustrative » Of cruel and rapacious kings

Isaiah 46:11

I am calling a bird of prey from the east, and from a far country a man with his purpose. Indeed, I've spoken; I will certainly make it happen; I've planned it; and I will certainly carry it out.

Birds » Inhabit » Marshes

Isaiah 14:23

"And I'm going to make it a possession of the hedgehog pools of water and I'll sweep with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

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

I have given all green plants as food for every wild animal of the earth, every bird that flies, and to every living thing that crawls on the earth." And that is what happened.

Birds » Created for the glory of God

Psalm 148:10

living creatures and livestock, insects and flying birds,

Birds » Many kinds of, granivorous

Matthew 13:4

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

Birds » Many kinds of, migratory

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the sky knows its seasons, and the dove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time for migration. But my people don't know the requirements of the LORD.

Birds » Make, and dwell in nests

Birds » Fly above the earth

Genesis 1:20

Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!"

Birds » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

He described trees everything from cedars that grow in Lebanon to hyssop that grows on a garden wall. He described animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Birds » Inhabit » Mountains

Psalm 50:11

I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserts

Psalm 102:6

I resemble a pelican in the wilderness or an owl in a desolate land.

Birds » Called » Fowls of the air

Genesis 7:3

along with seven pairs of the flying birds, male and female, in order to keep their offspring alive on the surface of all the earth.

Birds » Clean » Dove

Genesis 8:8

Later, he sent a dove out from the ark to see whether the water that covered the land's surface had completely receded,

Birds » Often worshipped by idolaters

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images that looked like mortal human beings, birds, four-footed animals, and reptiles.

Birds » Furnished with claws

Daniel 4:33

The decree was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar immediately. He was driven away from people to eat grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with dew from the sky, until his hair grew like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds' claws.

Birds » Instinctively fear man

Genesis 9:2

All the living creatures of the earth will be filled with fear and terror of you from now on, including all the creatures that fly in the sky, everything that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the ocean. They've been assigned to live under your dominion.

Birds » The property of God

Psalm 50:11

I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.

Birds » Make their nests » Under the roofs of houses

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow found a house for herself and the swallow a nest to lay her young at your altar, LORD of the Heavenly Armies, my king and God.

Birds » Creation of, on the fifth creative day

Genesis 1:20-30

Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!" So God created every kind of magnificent marine creature, every kind of living marine crawler with which the waters swarmed, and every kind of flying creature. And God saw how good it was. God blessed them by saying, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the oceans. Let the birds multiply throughout the earth!" read more.
The twilight and the dawn were the fifth day. Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth each kind of living creature, each kind of livestock and crawling thing, and each kind of earth's animals!" And that is what happened: God made each kind of the earth's animals, along with every kind of livestock and crawling thing. And God saw how good it was. Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, to be like us. Let them be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, the livestock, everything that crawls on the earth, and over the earth itself!" So God created mankind in his own image; in his own image God created them; he created them male and female. God blessed the humans by saying to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it! Be masters over the fish in the ocean, the birds that fly, and every living thing that crawls on the earth!" God also told them, "Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant that grows throughout the earth, along with every tree that grows seed-bearing fruit. They will produce your food. I have given all green plants as food for every wild animal of the earth, every bird that flies, and to every living thing that crawls on the earth." And that is what happened.

Birds » Called » Fowls of heaven

Job 35:11

who teaches us more than the earth's wild animals, 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

"When you encounter a bird's nest along the road, whether in a tree or on the ground, and the mother bird is sitting on its chicks or eggs, don't take the mother along with its young. You may take the young, but be sure to release the mother, so that life will go well for you and that you may have a long life.

Birds » Instinct of, inferior to man's reason

Job 35:11

who teaches us more than the earth's wild animals, 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 everything from cedars that grow in Lebanon to hyssop that grows on a garden wall. He described animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.

Birds » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

"Ask the wild animals, and they'll teach you; the birds of the sky will tell you.

Birds » Migrate

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the sky knows its seasons, and the dove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time for migration. But my people don't know the requirements of the LORD.

Birds » Instincts of

Proverbs 1:17

Look, it is useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds,

Birds » Figurative » Symbolical

Daniel 7:6

"After this, I continued to watch and look! there was another one, resembling a leopard with four birds' wings on its back. The animal also had four heads, and authority was imparted to it.

Topics on Birds

Birds Eating

1;40;19

Within three more days, Pharaoh will behead you and hang you on gallows, where birds will eat your flesh from you."

Birds Of Prey

1;15;11

When birds of prey swooped down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

Birds, Features Of

1;1;20

Then God said, "Let the oceans swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures soar above the earth throughout the sky!"

Birds, Figurative Use

19;124;7

We have escaped like a bird from the hunter's trap. The trap has been broken, and we have escaped.

Birds, Types Of Birds

3;11;13

"These are detestable things for you among winged creatures that you are not to eat, because they are detestable for you: the eagle, vulture, osprey,

Wings Of Birds

19;91;4

With his feathers he will cover you, under his wings you will find safety. His truth is your shield and armor.

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