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54 Bible Verses about Birds

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Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow has found a house and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young upon thine altars, O LORD of the hosts, my King and my God.

Job 12:7

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the heavens, and they shall show thee;

Psalm 104:12

Next to them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation; they sing among the leaves.

Matthew 13:32

which indeed is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and make their nests in its branches.

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowls of the mountains; and the wild beasts of the field are with me.

Psalm 8:8

The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

Ezekiel 31:6

All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches all the beasts of the field brought forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt many Gentiles.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Do not curse the king, not even in thy thought; and do not curse the rich even in the secret place of thy bedchamber; for the birds of the air shall carry the voice, and those who have wings shall tell the matter.

Jeremiah 4:25

I beheld, and, behold, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens had fled.

Jeremiah 12:9

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

Matthew 13:4

and when he sowed, some of the seed fell beside the way, and the fowls came and devoured them up.

Isaiah 46:11

Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes my counsel from a far country; I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it; I will also do it.

Genesis 15:11

And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

Isaiah 16:2

For it shall be that as a wandering bird cast out of the nest so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

Leviticus 11:13

And these ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they shall be an abomination: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray,

Jeremiah 7:33

And the carcasses of this people shall be food for the fowls of the heaven and for the beasts of the earth; and there shall be no one to chase them away.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the earth shall mourn, and every one that dwells therein shall be cut off, with the beasts of the field and the fowls of heaven; and even the fishes of the sea shall be caught.

2 Samuel 21:10

And Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah, took sackcloth and spread it upon the rock from the beginning of harvest until water rained upon them out of heaven and allowed neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.

1 Corinthians 15:39

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

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare has broken, and we are escaped.

Ezekiel 38:20

so that the fishes of the sea and the fowls of the heaven and the beasts of the field and every serpent that walks by dragging itself upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake before my presence, and the mountains shall be ruined, and the stairs shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Isaiah 31:5

As birds flying, so will the LORD of the hosts defend Jerusalem; defending, delivering, passing over, and saving it.

Job 28:7

A path which no fowl knows and which the vulture's eye has never seen;

Jeremiah 5:27

As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit; thus they became great and rich.

1 Samuel 17:44

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

Genesis 1:21

And God created the great dragons and every living soul that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their nature, and every winged fowl after its nature; and God saw that it was good.

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people were found wicked men: they lay in wait as he that sets snares; they set a trap of perdition to catch men.

Ezekiel 13:20

Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said; Behold, I am against your pillows, with which ye hunt there the loose souls, and I will tear them from your arms and will let the souls go, even the loose souls that ye hunt.

Psalm 79:2

The dead bodies of thy slaves they have given to be food unto the fowls of the heavens, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.

Psalm 104:17

that the birds may make their nests there: the stork makes her house among the fir trees.

Genesis 2:20

And the man gave names to every beast, and to the fowl of the heavens, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a help meet for him.

Proverbs 27:8

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

Hosea 2:18

And in that time I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of the heaven and with the serpents of the earth; and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle of the earth and will cause them to sleep safely.

Daniel 2:38

And everything that is inhabited by children of men, beasts of the field, and fowls of the heaven, he has given into thine hand, and has made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of fourfooted beasts and of serpents.

Leviticus 14:50

and he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over living water,

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also does not know his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net and as the birds that are caught in the snare, so are the sons of men snared in the evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest is encountered before thee in the way in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother with the young.

Genesis 15:10

And he took unto him all these and divided them in the midst and laid each piece one against another, but he did not divide the birds.

Proverbs 26:2

As the sparrow in its wandering, as the swallow in its flight, so the curse causeless shall never come.

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Birds » General references to

Genesis 9:2

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth and upon every fowl of the heavens, upon all that moves upon the earth and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand they are delivered.

Deuteronomy 14:11

Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest is encountered before thee in the way in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother with the young.

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth great quantities of creatures with living souls and fowl that may fly above the earth upon the face of the firmament of the heavens.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pigeons, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old and a she goat three years old and a ram three years old and a turtledove and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 12:8

And if she is not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons: the one for the burnt offering and the other as sin; and the priest shall reconcile her, and she shall be clean.

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD is to be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or of young pigeons.

Leviticus 5:7

And if he is not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for the guilt of his sin two turtledoves or two young pigeons unto the LORD, one for his sin and the other for a burnt offering.

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one shall be as the sin, and the other as a burnt offering.

More verses: Luke 2:24

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ravens

Genesis 8:7

and he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

1 Kings 17:4

and thou shalt drink of the brook, 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 did unto the Egyptians and how I bore you on eagles' wings and brought you unto myself.

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan were loved and desired in their lives, and in their death they were not divided; they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Job 9:26

They are passed away as the ships of Ebeh as the eagle that throws himself on the prey.

Birds » Names of » Cormorants

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Deuteronomy 14:17

and the pelican and the gier eagle and the cormorant

Isaiah 34:11

But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it; and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion and the level of desolation.

Zephaniah 2:14

And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the Gentiles; both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in her thresholds; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the gates: for her cedar work shall be uncovered.

Birds » Names of » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

Though ye be cast among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver and her feathers with yellow gold.

Song of Songs 6:9

My dove is but one, my perfect one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that brought her into the light. The virgins saw her and called her blessed; yea, the queens and the concubines and they praised her.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Vultures

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the glede and the kite and the vulture after his kind

Job 28:7

A path which no fowl knows and which the vulture's eye has never seen;

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the great owl make his nest and conserve his eggs and hatch his young and gather them under his wings; there shall the vultures also be gathered, each one with his mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Storks

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the heaven knows her appointed time; and the turtle dove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people did not know the judgment of the LORD.

Leviticus 11:19

the stork, the heron according to her species, the lapwing, and the bat.

Psalm 104:17

that the birds may make their nests there: the stork makes her house among the fir trees.

Zechariah 5:9

Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and, behold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings for 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 the king of Babylon, my slave; and even the beasts of the field I have given him that they might serve him.

Genesis 9:2-3

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth and upon every fowl of the heavens, upon all that moves upon the earth and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green grass I have given you all things.

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

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

Genesis 15:9

And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old and a she goat three years old and a ram three years old and a turtledove and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD is to be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or of young pigeons.

Luke 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.

Numbers 6:10

And on the eighth day they shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest to the door of the tabernacle of the testimony,

Birds » Have each their peculiar note or song

Psalm 104:12

Next to them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation; they sing among the leaves.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors outside shall be shut because the voice of the grinder is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird and all the daughters of song shall be humbled;

Song of Songs 2:12

the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the song is come, and the voice of the turtle dove has been heard in our land;

Birds » The singing of

Psalm 104:12

Next to them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation; they sing among the leaves.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors outside shall be shut because the voice of the grinder is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird and all the daughters of song shall be humbled;

Song of Songs 2:12

the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the song is come, and the voice of the turtle dove has been heard in our land;

Birds » The nests of

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the great owl make his nest and conserve his eggs and hatch his young and gather them under his wings; there shall the vultures also be gathered, each one with his mate.

Psalm 104:17

that the birds may make their nests there: the stork makes her house among the fir trees.

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow has found a house and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young upon thine altars, O LORD of the hosts, my King and my God.

Birds » Often suffered for man's sin

Jeremiah 12:4

How long shall the land be desolate, and the grass of all the field wither, for the wickedness of those that dwell therein? The cattle are lacking, and the birds, because they said, He shall not see our latter end.

Genesis 6:7

And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast and the animals and the fowls of the air; for I repent of having made them.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the earth shall mourn, and every one that dwells therein shall be cut off, with the beasts of the field and the fowls of heaven; and even the fishes of the sea shall be caught.

Ezekiel 38:20

so that the fishes of the sea and the fowls of the heaven and the beasts of the field and every serpent that walks by dragging itself upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake before my presence, and the mountains shall be ruined, and the stairs shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Sparrows

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow has found a house and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young upon thine altars, O LORD of the hosts, my King and my God.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Owls

Isaiah 34:14

The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl shall have his seat there and find for himself a place of rest.

Deuteronomy 14:16

the little owl and the great owl and the swan

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pelicans

Deuteronomy 14:17

and the pelican and the gier eagle and the cormorant

Leviticus 11:18

the swan, the pelican, the gier eagle,

Psalm 102:6

I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.

Birds » Many kinds of, carnivorous

Deuteronomy 28:26

And thy carcase shall be food unto all fowls of the air and unto the beasts of the earth, and there shall be no one to frighten them away.

Genesis 15:11

And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

Genesis 40:19

Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee and shall hang thee on a tree, and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Hawks

Deuteronomy 14:15

and the owl and the night hawk and the cuckow and the hawk after his kind

Job 39:26

Does the hawk fly by thy industry and stretch her wings toward the south?

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

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare has broken, and we are escaped.

Proverbs 1:10-17

My son, if sinners entice thee, do not consent. If they say, Come with us, let us lay in wait for blood; let us ambush 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 kinds of riches, we shall fill our houses with spoil. Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, do not walk in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet shall run to evil and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Proverbs 7:23

until the arrow pierces through his liver. He is as a bird struggling in the snare and not knowing that it is against his own life.

Birds » Clean » Cock and hen

Birds » God provides for

Psalm 104:1-12

Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty, who dost cover thyself with light as with a garment, who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain, who dost establish his chambers between the waters, who makes the clouds his chariot, who walks upon the wings of the wind, read more.
who makes his angels spirits, his ministers a flaming fire, who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be moved by any age. Thou didst cover it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. The mountains were exposed; they descended through the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over, that they not turn again to cover the earth. Thou art he who sends the springs into the valleys, which run among the mountains. They give drink to every beast of the field; the wild asses quench their thirst. Next to them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation; they sing among the leaves.

Luke 12:23-24

The life is more than food, and the body is more than raiment. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Quails

Exodus 16:13

And it came to pass, that in the evening quail came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew descended round about the host.

Numbers 11:31

And there went forth a wind from the LORD and brought quail from the sea and left them upon the camp, a day's journey on this side and a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp and almost two cubits high upon the face of the earth.

Psalm 105:40

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

Birds » Divine care of

Birds » God's care for

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest is encountered before thee in the way in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother with the young.

Birds » Unclean » Vultures

Job 28:7

A path which no fowl knows and which the vulture's eye has never seen;

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the great owl make his nest and conserve his eggs and hatch his young and gather them under his wings; there shall the vultures also be gathered, each one with his mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Swallows

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the heaven knows her appointed time; and the turtle dove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people did not know the judgment of the LORD.

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow has found a house and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young upon thine altars, O LORD of the hosts, my King and my God.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I complain; I mourned as a dove; I raised my eyes upward, O LORD, I am suffering violence; comfort me.

Birds » Clean » Turtle

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one shall be as the sin, and the other as a burnt offering.

Song of Songs 2:12

the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the song is come, and the voice of the turtle dove has been heard in our land;

Birds » Clean » To be eaten

Deuteronomy 14:11

Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

Deuteronomy 14:20

But of all clean fowls ye may eat.

Birds » Rapid flight of, alluded to

Hosea 11:11

As a bird they shall move speedily out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 31:5

As birds flying, so will the LORD of the hosts defend Jerusalem; defending, delivering, passing over, and saving it.

Hosea 9:11

As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth even from the womb and from the conception.

Birds » Figurative

Isaiah 16:2

For it shall be that as a wandering bird cast out of the nest so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

Isaiah 46:11

Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes my counsel from a far country; I have spoken it; 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; the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour her.

Ezekiel 39:4

Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy companies and the peoples that go with thee; I have given thee unto every bird and unto everything that flies and to the beasts of the field as food.

Birds » Unclean » Not to be eaten

Leviticus 11:13

And these ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they shall be an abomination: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray,

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Birds » Clean » Sparrow

Leviticus 14:4

the priest shall command to take for the one that is to be purified two birds, alive and clean, 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 on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Birds » Propagated by eggs

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest is encountered before thee in the way in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother with the young.

Birds » Clean » Partridge

1 Samuel 26:20

Now therefore, do not let my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD, for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains.

Birds » Clean » Pigeon

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD is to be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or of young pigeons.

Leviticus 12:6

And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a turtledove as sin, unto the door of the tabernacle of the testimony, unto the priest,

Birds » Make their nests » In clefts of rocks

Numbers 24:21

And he looked on the Kenite and took up his parable and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock;

Jeremiah 48:28

O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities and dwell in the rock and be like the dove that makes her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.

Birds » Unclean » Cormorant

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Isaiah 34:11

But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it; and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion and the level of desolation.

Birds » Unclean » Stork

Leviticus 11:19

the stork, the heron according to her species, the lapwing, and the bat.

Psalm 104:17

that the birds may make their nests there: the stork makes her house among the fir trees.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:11

But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it; and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion and the level of desolation.

Isaiah 34:14-15

The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl shall have his seat there and find for himself a place of rest. There shall the great owl make his nest and conserve his eggs and hatch his young and gather them under his wings; there shall the vultures also be gathered, each one with his mate.

Birds » Songs of, at the break of day

Psalm 104:12

Next to them the fowls of the heavens have their habitation; they sing among the leaves.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors outside shall be shut because the voice of the grinder is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird and all the daughters of song shall be humbled;

Song of Songs 2:12

the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the song is come, and the voice of the turtle dove has been heard in our land;

Birds » Unclean » Pelican

Leviticus 11:18

the swan, the pelican, the gier eagle,

Psalm 102:6

I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.

Birds » Unclean » Bat

Isaiah 2:20

In that day man shall cast his idols of silver and his idols of gold (which they made each one for himself to worship) into the caves of the moles and of the bats,

Leviticus 11:19

the stork, the heron according to her species, the lapwing, and the bat.

Birds » Clean » Offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD is to be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or of young pigeons.

Birds » Often remove from places suffering calamities

Jeremiah 4:25

I beheld, and, behold, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens had fled.

Jeremiah 9:10

Upon the mountains I will lift up weeping and wailing and lamentation upon the habitations of the wilderness because they are burned up, so that no one can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and even the beasts of the earth are fled; they are gone.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ostriches

Job 39:13

Didst thou give beautiful wings unto the peacock, or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

Lamentations 4:3

Gimel Even the sea monsters draw out the breast; they give suck to their young ones; the daughter of my people is cruel like the ostriches in the wilderness.

Birds » Illustrative » Of people of different countries

Ezekiel 31:6

All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches all the beasts of the field brought forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt many Gentiles.

Matthew 13:32

which indeed is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and make their nests in its branches.

Birds » Illustrative » Of the devil and his spirits

Matthew 13:19

When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who was planted beside the way.

Matthew 13:4

and when he sowed, some of the seed fell beside the way, and the fowls came and devoured them up.

Birds » Make their nests » In trees

Psalm 104:17

that the birds may make their nests there: the stork makes her house among the fir trees.

Ezekiel 31:6

All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches all the beasts of the field brought forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt many Gentiles.

Birds » Illustrative » Of unsettled persons, &c

Isaiah 16:2

For it shall be that as a wandering bird cast out of the nest so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

Proverbs 27:8

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

Birds » Unclean » Bittern

Isaiah 34:11

But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it; and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion and the level of desolation.

Isaiah 14:23

I will also make it a possession for the bittern and pools of water, and I will sweep it with brooms of destruction, saith the LORD of the hosts.

Birds » Unclean » Eagle

Leviticus 11:13

And these ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they shall be an abomination: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray,

Job 39:27

Does the eagle mount up at thy command and make her nest on high?

Birds » Unclean » Raven

Birds » Unclean » Hawk

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Job 39:26

Does the hawk fly by thy industry and stretch her wings toward the south?

Birds » Unclean » Owl

Job 30:29

I have become a brother to dragons and a companion to owls.

Birds » Clean » Crane

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the heaven knows her appointed time; and the turtle dove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people did not know the judgment of the LORD.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I complain; I mourned as a dove; I raised my eyes upward, O LORD, I am suffering violence; comfort me.

Birds » Rest on trees

Daniel 4:12

His leaves were fair, and his fruit abundant, and in him was food for all; underneath him the beasts of the field lay down in his shadow, and in his branches dwelt the fowls of the heaven, and all flesh was fed of him.

Matthew 13:32

which indeed is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and make their nests in its branches.

Birds » Created by God

Genesis 2:19

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living soul, that was its name.

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth great quantities of creatures with living souls and fowl that may fly above the earth upon the face of the firmament of the heavens.

Birds » Nests of

Psalm 104:17

that the birds may make their nests there: the stork makes her house among the fir trees.

Matthew 13:32

which indeed is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the heaven come and make their nests in its branches.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Peacocks

1 Kings 10:22

For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram; once every three years the navy of Tarshish came, bringing gold, silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

Didst thou give beautiful wings unto the peacock, or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

Birds » Unclean » Peacock

1 Kings 10:22

For the king had at sea a navy of Tarshish with the navy of Hiram; once every three years the navy of Tarshish came, bringing gold, silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

Didst thou give beautiful wings unto the peacock, or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

Birds » Clean » Swallow

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow has found a house and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young upon thine altars, O LORD of the hosts, my King and my God.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I complain; I mourned as a dove; I raised my eyes upward, O LORD, I am suffering violence; comfort me.

Birds » What species were unclean

Leviticus 11:13-20

And these ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they shall be an abomination: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray, the vulture, and the kite according to his species, every raven according to his species, read more.
the owl, the night hawk, the cuckow, and the hawk according to his species; the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, the swan, the pelican, the gier eagle, the stork, the heron according to her species, the lapwing, and the bat. Every flying insect that creeps, going 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 ospray and the glede and the kite and the vulture after his kind and every raven after his kind read more.
and the owl and the night hawk and the cuckow and the hawk after his kind the little owl and the great owl and the swan and the pelican and the gier eagle and the cormorant and the stork and the heron after her kind and the lapwing and the bat. And every serpent that flies shall be unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten.

Birds » Power over, given to man

Psalm 8:8

The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

Birds » Appointed for food

Genesis 9:2-3

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth and upon every fowl of the heavens, upon all that moves upon the earth and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green grass I have given you all things.

Deuteronomy 14:11-20

Of all clean birds ye shall eat. But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle and the ossifrage and the ospray and the glede and the kite and the vulture after his kind read more.
and every raven after his kind and the owl and the night hawk and the cuckow and the hawk after his kind the little owl and the great owl and the swan and the pelican and the gier eagle and the cormorant and the stork and the heron after her kind and the lapwing and the bat. And every serpent that flies shall be unclean unto you; they shall not be eaten. But of all clean fowls ye may eat.

Birds » Unclean » Ostrich

Job 39:13

Didst thou give beautiful wings unto the peacock, or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

Job 39:18

In her time she lifts up herself on high; she scorns the horse and his rider.

Birds » Differ in flesh from beasts and fishes

1 Corinthians 15:39

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

Birds » Cages of

Revelation 18:2

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of demons, and the hold of every unclean spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Birds » Habits of

Job 39:13-18

Didst thou give beautiful wings unto the peacock, or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? Who leaves her eggs in the earth and warms them in dust and forgets that the foot may crush them or that the wild beast may break them. read more.
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, not fearing that her labour is in vain, because God caused her to forget wisdom and did not give her understanding. In her time she lifts up herself on high; she scorns the horse and his rider.

Job 39:26-30

Does the hawk fly by thy industry and stretch her wings toward the south? Does the eagle mount up at thy command and make her nest on high? She dwells and abides on the rock upon the crag of the rock and the strong place. read more.
From there she seeks food, and her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones suck up the blood; and wherever the slain are, there she is.

Birds » Not to be eaten with their young

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

If a bird's nest is encountered before thee in the way in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother with the young. But thou shalt let the mother go and take the young for thyself, that it may be well with thee and that thou may prolong thy days.

Birds » Illustrative » (snaring,) of death

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also does not know his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net and as the birds that are caught in the snare, so are the sons of men snared in the evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.

Birds » Unclean » Glede

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the glede and the kite and the vulture after his kind

Birds » Domesticated

Job 41:5

Wilt thou play with him as with a bird, or wilt thou tie him up for thy maidens?

Birds » Make their nests » On the ground

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest is encountered before thee in the way in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother with the young.

Birds » Called » Winged fowl

Deuteronomy 4:17

the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flies in the air,

Birds » No likeness of, to be made for worship

Deuteronomy 4:17

the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flies in the air,

Birds » Unclean » Ossifrage

Leviticus 11:13

And these ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they shall be an abomination: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray,

Birds » Unclean » Little owl

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Birds » Unclean » Gier eagle

Leviticus 11:18

the swan, the pelican, the gier eagle,

Birds » Unclean » Great owl

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Birds » Unclean » Lapwing

Leviticus 11:19

the stork, the heron according to her species, the lapwing, and the bat.

Birds » Unclean » Osprey

Leviticus 11:13

And these ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they shall be an abomination: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray,

Birds » Unclean » Cuckoo

Birds » Unclean » Heron

Leviticus 11:19

the stork, the heron according to her species, the lapwing, and the bat.

Birds » Unclean » Kite

Birds » Unclean » Swan

Leviticus 11:18

the swan, the pelican, the gier eagle,

Birds » Unclean » Night hawk

Birds » Clean » Quail

Exodus 16:12-13

I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel; speak unto them, saying, Between the two evenings ye shall eat flesh, and tomorrow ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God. And it came to pass, that in the evening quail came up, and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew descended round about the host.

Birds » Names given to, by adam

Genesis 2:19-20

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living soul, that was its name. And the man gave names to every beast, and to the fowl of the heavens, and to every animal of the field; but for the man there was not found a help meet for him.

Birds » The blood of, not to be eaten

Leviticus 7:26

Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it is of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.

Birds » Illustrative » Of hostile nations

Jeremiah 12:9

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

Birds » Called » Feathered fowl

Ezekiel 39:17

And, thou son of man, thus hath the Lord GOD said: Speak unto every bird, unto everything that flies, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I sacrifice for you, even 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; thus they became great and rich.

Birds » Are hostile to strange kinds

Jeremiah 12:9

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

Birds » Taken in snares or nets

Proverbs 1:17

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Birds » Given as food to man

Genesis 9:2-3

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth and upon every fowl of the heavens, upon all that moves upon the earth and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green grass I have given you all things.

Birds » Make their nests » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the great owl make his nest and conserve his eggs and hatch his young and gather them under his wings; there shall the vultures also be gathered, each one with his mate.

Birds » Illustrative » Of cruel and rapacious kings

Isaiah 46:11

Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes my counsel from a far country; I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it; I will also do it.

Birds » Inhabit » Marshes

Isaiah 14:23

I will also make it a possession for the bittern and pools of water, and I will sweep it with brooms of destruction, saith the LORD of the 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 beast of the earth and to every fowl of the air and to every thing that moves upon the earth, in which there is a living soul, I have given all green grass for food; and it was so.

Birds » Created for the glory of God

Psalm 148:10

beasts and all animals; creeping things and flying fowl,

Birds » Many kinds of, granivorous

Matthew 13:4

and when he sowed, some of the seed fell beside the way, and the fowls came and devoured them up.

Birds » Many kinds of, migratory

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the heaven knows her appointed time; and the turtle dove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people did not know the judgment of the LORD.

Birds » Make, and dwell in nests

Birds » Fly above the earth

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth great quantities of creatures with living souls and fowl that may fly above the earth upon the face of the firmament of the heavens.

Birds » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He also spoke of animals and of fowl and of serpents and of fishes.

Birds » Inhabit » Mountains

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowls of the mountains; and the wild beasts of the field are with me.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserts

Psalm 102:6

I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am like an owl of the desert.

Birds » Called » Fowls of the air

Genesis 7:3

Of fowls also of the heavens by seven pairs, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

Birds » Clean » Dove

Genesis 8:8

Also he sent forth a dove from him to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground,

Birds » Often worshipped by idolaters

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man and of birds and of fourfooted beasts and of serpents.

Birds » Furnished with claws

Daniel 4:33

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

Birds » Instinctively fear man

Genesis 9:2

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth and upon every fowl of the heavens, upon all that moves upon the earth and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand they are delivered.

Birds » The property of God

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowls of the mountains; and the wild beasts of the field are with me.

Birds » Make their nests » Under the roofs of houses

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow has found a house and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young upon thine altars, O LORD of the hosts, my King and my God.

Birds » Creation of, on the fifth creative day

Genesis 1:20-30

And God said, Let the waters bring forth great quantities of creatures with living souls and fowl that may fly above the earth upon the face of the firmament of the heavens. And God created the great dragons and every living soul that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their nature, and every winged fowl after its nature; 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 in the earth. read more.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living soul after its nature, beasts and serpents and animals of the earth after its nature; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after its kind and cattle after their kind and every thing that moves upon the earth 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 air and over the beasts and over all the earth and over every serpent that moves upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto 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 air and over every beast that moves upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every grass bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every fowl of the air and to every thing that moves upon the earth, in which there is a living soul, I have given all green grass for food; and it was so.

Birds » Called » Fowls of heaven

Job 35:11

who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

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

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

If a bird's nest is encountered before thee in the way in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the mother with the young. But thou shalt let the mother go and take the young for thyself, that it may be well with thee and that thou may prolong thy days.

Birds » Instinct of, inferior to man's reason

Job 35:11

who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Birds » Can all be tamed

Birds » Solomon's proverbs of

1 Kings 4:33

And he spoke of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springs out of the wall. He also spoke of animals and of fowl and of serpents 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 fowls of the heavens, and they shall show thee;

Birds » Migrate

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the heaven knows her appointed time; and the turtle dove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people did not know the judgment of the LORD.

Birds » Instincts of

Proverbs 1:17

Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Birds » Figurative » Symbolical

Daniel 7:6

After this I beheld, and behold another, like a tiger, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; this beast also had four heads; and power was given to it.

Topics on Birds

Birds Eating

Genesis 40:19

Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee and shall hang thee on a tree, and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

Birds Of Prey

Genesis 15:11

And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

Birds, Features Of

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth great quantities of creatures with living souls and fowl that may fly above the earth upon the face of the firmament of the heavens.

Birds, Figurative Use

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers; the snare has broken, and we are escaped.

Birds, Types Of Birds

Leviticus 11:13

And these ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they shall be an abomination: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray,