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54 Bible Verses about Birds

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Psalm 84:3

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

Job 12:7

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell you:

Psalm 104:12

By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Matthew 13:32

Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

Psalm 8:8

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the paths of the seas.

Ezekiel 31:6

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

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Curse not the king, no not even in your thought; and curse not the rich in your bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which has wings shall tell the matter.

Jeremiah 4:25

I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

Jeremiah 12:9

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

Matthew 13:4

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, 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: yea, 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 birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, 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 the Arnon.

Leviticus 11:13

And these are they which you shall hold in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey,

Jeremiah 7:33

And the dead bodies of this people shall be food for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall frighten them away.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells in it shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fish of the sea also shall be taken away.

2 Samuel 21:10

And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped 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 fish, and another of birds.

Psalm 124:7

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

Ezekiel 38:20

So that the fish of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Isaiah 31:5

As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending, he will also deliver it; and passing over, he will preserve it.

Job 28:7

There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the falcon's eye has not seen:

Jeremiah 5:27

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

1 Samuel 17:44

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

Genesis 1:21

And God created great sea creatures, and every living thing that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind: and God saw that it was good.

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people are found wicked men: they lie in wait, as he that sets snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

Ezekiel 13:20

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your charms, with which you hunt the souls there like birds, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that you hunt like birds.

Psalm 79:2

The dead bodies of your servants have they given to be food unto the fowls of heaven, the flesh of your saints unto the beasts of the earth.

Psalm 104:17

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

Genesis 2:20

And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable 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 day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will abolish the bow and the sword and the battle from the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.

Daniel 2:38

And wherever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven has he given into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all. You are this head of gold.

Romans 1:23

And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

Leviticus 14:50

And he shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also knows not his time: as the fish 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 an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest happens to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they are young ones, or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall 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 the birds divided he not.

Proverbs 26:2

As the bird by flitting, as the swallow by flying, so the curse without cause shall not alight.

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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 beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moves upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

Deuteronomy 14:11

Of all clean birds you shall eat.

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest happens to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they are young ones, or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young:

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

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 female goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 12:8

And if she be 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 for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD 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 his trespass, which he has committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, 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 a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.

More verses: Luke 2:24

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ravens

Genesis 8:7

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

1 Kings 17:4

And it shall be, that you shall drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.

More verses: Proverbs 30:17

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

Exodus 19:4

You have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant 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 swift ships: as the eagle that hastens to the prey.

Birds » Names of » Cormorants

Leviticus 11:17

And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

Deuteronomy 14:17

And the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the cormorant,

Isaiah 34:11

But the hawk and the porcupine 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 stones of emptiness.

Zephaniah 2:14

And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the vulture and the hedgehog shall lodge in her capitals; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall lay bare her cedar work.

Birds » Names of » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

Though you have slept among the sheepfolds, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

Song of Songs 6:9

My dove, my perfect one, is the only one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the favorite one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Vultures

Deuteronomy 14:13

And the buzzard, and the falcon, and the kite after their kinds,

Job 28:7

There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the falcon's eye has not seen:

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the kites also be gathered, everyone with her mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Storks

Jeremiah 8:7

Yea, the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the law of the LORD.

Leviticus 11:19

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

Psalm 104:17

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

Zechariah 5:9

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 basket between earth and heaven.

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 servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.

Genesis 9:2-3

And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moves upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green plants have I 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 female goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD 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 he shall bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting:

Birds » Have each their peculiar note or song

Psalm 104:12

By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land;

Birds » The singing of

Psalm 104:12

By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land;

Birds » The nests of

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the kites also be gathered, everyone with her mate.

Psalm 104:17

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

Psalm 84:3

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

Birds » Often suffered for man's sin

Jeremiah 12:4

How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell in it? the beasts are consumed, 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 creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for I am sorry that I have made them.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells in it shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fish of the sea also shall be taken away.

Ezekiel 38:20

So that the fish of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Sparrows

Psalm 84:3

Yea, the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even your altars, O LORD of 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 hyenas, and the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; the night creature also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest.

Deuteronomy 14:16

The little owl, and the great owl, and the water hen,

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pelicans

Deuteronomy 14:17

And the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the cormorant,

Leviticus 11:18

And the white owl, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture,

Psalm 102:6

I am like a vulture of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

Birds » Many kinds of, carnivorous

Deuteronomy 28:26

And your carcasses shall be food unto all fowls of the air, and unto the animals of the earth, and no man shall frighten them away.

Genesis 15:11

And when the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

Genesis 40:19

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

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Hawks

Deuteronomy 14:15

And the ostrich, and the nighthawk, and the sea gull, and the hawk after their kinds,

Job 39:26

Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

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

Psalm 124:7

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

Proverbs 1:10-17

My son, if sinners entice you, consent not. If they say, Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: read more.
We shall find all kinds of precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in your lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path: For their feet 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

Till an arrow strikes through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, and knows not that it is for his life.

Birds » Clean » Cock and hen

Birds » God provides for

Psalm 104:1-12

Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty. Who covers yourself with light as with a garment: who stretches out the heavens like a curtain: Who lays the beams of his chambers in 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 removed forever. You covered it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. At your rebuke they fled; at the voice of your thunder they hastened away. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which you have founded for them. You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth. He sends the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild donkeys quench their thirst. By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Luke 12:23-24

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

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Quails

Exodus 16:13

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

Numbers 11:31

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

Psalm 105:40

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

Birds » Divine care of

Job 38:41

Who provides for the raven its food? when its young ones cry unto God, they wander about for lack of food.

Birds » God's care for

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest happens to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they are young ones, or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young:

Birds » Unclean » Vultures

Job 28:7

There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the falcon's eye has not seen:

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the kites also be gathered, everyone with her mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Swallows

Jeremiah 8:7

Yea, the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the law of the LORD.

Psalm 84:3

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

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for 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 a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land;

Birds » Clean » To be eaten

Deuteronomy 14:11

Of all clean birds you shall eat.

Deuteronomy 14:20

But of all clean fowls you may eat.

Birds » Rapid flight of, alluded to

Hosea 11:11

They shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, says the LORD.

Isaiah 31:5

As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending, he will also deliver it; and passing over, he will preserve it.

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 the Arnon.

Isaiah 46:11

Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes my counsel from a far country: yea, 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 like a speckled bird of prey, the birds round about are against her; come you, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.

Ezekiel 39:4

You shall fall upon the mountains of Israel, you, and all your hordes, and the people that are with you: I will give you unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

Birds » Unclean » Not to be eaten

Leviticus 11:13

And these are they which you shall hold in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey,

Leviticus 11:17

And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

Birds » Clean » Sparrow

Leviticus 14:4

Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed 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 not therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows.

Birds » Propagated by eggs

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest happens to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they are young ones, or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young:

Birds » Clean » Partridge

1 Samuel 26:20

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

Birds » Clean » Pigeon

Leviticus 1:14

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

Leviticus 12:6

And when the days of her purification 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, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of meeting, unto the priest:

Birds » Make their nests » In clefts of rocks

Numbers 24:21

And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his oracle, and said, Strong is your dwelling place, and you put your nest in a rock.

Jeremiah 48:28

O you 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 cave's mouth.

Birds » Unclean » Cormorant

Leviticus 11:17

And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

Isaiah 34:11

But the hawk and the porcupine 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 stones of emptiness.

Birds » Unclean » Stork

Leviticus 11:19

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

Psalm 104:17

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

Birds » Inhabit » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:11

But the hawk and the porcupine 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 stones of emptiness.

Isaiah 34:14-15

The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the hyenas, and the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; the night creature also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. There shall the owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the kites also be gathered, everyone with her mate.

Birds » Songs of, at the break of day

Psalm 104:12

By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low;

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land;

Birds » Unclean » Pelican

Leviticus 11:18

And the white owl, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture,

Psalm 102:6

I am like a vulture of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

Birds » Unclean » Bat

Isaiah 2:20

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

Leviticus 11:19

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

Birds » Clean » Offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD 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, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

Jeremiah 9:10

For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beasts are fled; they are gone.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ostriches

Job 39:13

Gave you the proud wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

Lamentations 4:3

Even the jackals draw out the breast, they nurse their young ones: the daughter of my people has become 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 its boughs, and under its branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under its shadow dwelt all great nations.

Matthew 13:32

Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

Birds » Illustrative » Of the devil and his spirits

Matthew 13:19

When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the way side.

Matthew 13:4

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Birds » Make their nests » In trees

Psalm 104:17

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

Ezekiel 31:6

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

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 the 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 hawk and the porcupine 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 stones of emptiness.

Isaiah 14:23

I will also make it a possession for the owls, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction, says the LORD of hosts.

Birds » Unclean » Eagle

Leviticus 11:13

And these are they which you shall hold in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey,

Job 39:27

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

Birds » Unclean » Raven

Job 38:41

Who provides for the raven its food? when its young ones cry unto God, they wander about for lack of food.

Birds » Unclean » Hawk

Leviticus 11:17

And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

Job 39:26

Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

Birds » Unclean » Owl

Job 30:29

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

Birds » Clean » Crane

Jeremiah 8:7

Yea, the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the law of the LORD.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Birds » Rest on trees

Daniel 4:12

Its leaves were fair, and its fruit much, and in it was food for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in its boughs, and all flesh was fed from it.

Matthew 13:32

Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

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 Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was its name.

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Birds » Nests of

Psalm 104:17

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

Matthew 13:32

Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

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 in three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

Gave you the proud wings unto the peacocks? 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 in three years came the navy of Tarshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

Job 39:13

Gave you the proud wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

Birds » Clean » Swallow

Psalm 84:3

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

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Birds » What species were unclean

Leviticus 11:13-20

And these are they which you shall hold in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey, And the kite, and the falcon after its kind; Every raven after its kind; read more.
And the ostrich, and the nighthawk, and the sea gull, and the hawk after its kind, And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the white owl, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture, And the stork, the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. All winged insects that creep, going upon all fours, shall be an abomination unto you.

Deuteronomy 14:12-19

But these are they of which you shall not eat: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey, And the buzzard, and the falcon, and the kite after their kinds, And every raven after its kind, read more.
And the ostrich, and the nighthawk, and the sea gull, and the hawk after their kinds, The little owl, and the great owl, and the water hen, And the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the cormorant, And the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. And every winged insect is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

Birds » Power over, given to man

Psalm 8:8

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever 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 beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moves upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; even as the green plants have I given you all things.

Deuteronomy 14:11-20

Of all clean birds you shall eat. But these are they of which you shall not eat: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey, And the buzzard, and the falcon, and the kite after their kinds, read more.
And every raven after its kind, And the ostrich, and the nighthawk, and the sea gull, and the hawk after their kinds, The little owl, and the great owl, and the water hen, And the pelican, and the carrion vulture, and the cormorant, And the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. And every winged insect is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten. But of all clean fowls you may eat.

Birds » Unclean » Ostrich

Job 39:13

Gave you the proud wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

Job 39:18

When she lifts up herself 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 fish, 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 haunt of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Birds » Habits of

Job 39:13-18

Gave you the proud wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? Which leaves her eggs in the earth, and warms them in dust, And forgets that the foot may crush them, or that a wild beast may break them. read more.
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labor is in vain without concern; Because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding. When she lifts up herself high, she scorns the horse and his rider.

Job 39:26-30

Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south? Does the eagle mount up at your command, and make her nest on high? She dwells and abides on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the stronghold. read more.
From there she seeks the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.

Birds » Not to be eaten with their young

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

If a bird's nest happens to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they are young ones, or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young: But you shall surely let the mother go, and take the young for yourself; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days.

Birds » Illustrative » (snaring,) of death

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also knows not his time: as the fish 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 an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.

Birds » Unclean » Glede

Deuteronomy 14:13

And the buzzard, and the falcon, and the kite after their kinds,

Birds » Domesticated

Job 41:5

Will you play with him as with a bird? or will you leash him for your maidens?

Birds » Make their nests » On the ground

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest happens to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they are young ones, or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young:

Birds » Called » Winged fowl

Deuteronomy 4:17

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

Birds » Unclean » Ossifrage

Leviticus 11:13

And these are they which you shall hold in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey,

Birds » Unclean » Little owl

Leviticus 11:17

And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

Birds » Unclean » Gier eagle

Leviticus 11:18

And the white owl, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Great owl

Leviticus 11:17

And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

Birds » Unclean » Lapwing

Leviticus 11:19

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

Birds » Unclean » Osprey

Leviticus 11:13

And these are they which you shall hold in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey,

Birds » Unclean » Cuckoo

Birds » Unclean » Heron

Leviticus 11:19

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

Birds » Unclean » Kite

Birds » Unclean » Swan

Leviticus 11:18

And the white owl, and the pelican, and the carrion vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Night hawk

Birds » Clean » Quail

Exodus 16:12-13

I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At evening you shall eat flesh, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God. And it came to pass, that at evening the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay 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 Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was its name. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him.

Birds » The blood of, not to be eaten

Leviticus 7:26

Moreover you shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of animal, in any of your dwellings.

Birds » Illustrative » Of hostile nations

Jeremiah 12:9

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

Birds » Called » Feathered fowl

Ezekiel 39:17

And, you son of man, thus says the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that you may eat flesh, and drink blood.

Birds » Confinement » Cages

Jeremiah 5:27

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

Birds » Are hostile to strange kinds

Jeremiah 12:9

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

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

Birds » Make their nests » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:15

There shall the owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the kites also be gathered, everyone with her 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: yea, 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 owls, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction, says the LORD of hosts.

Birds » Called » Birds of the air

Birds » Early distinguished into clean and clean

Birds » Herb of the field given as food to

Genesis 1:30

And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creeps upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green plant for food: and it was so.

Birds » Created for the glory of God

Psalm 148:10

Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

Birds » Many kinds of, granivorous

Matthew 13:4

And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

Birds » Many kinds of, migratory

Jeremiah 8:7

Yea, the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the law 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 abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

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 spoke also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, 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 mine.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserts

Psalm 102:6

I am like a vulture 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 air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep their kind 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 changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

Birds » Furnished with claws

Daniel 4:33

The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hair had grown 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 beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moves upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

Birds » The property of God

Psalm 50:11

I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

Birds » Make their nests » Under the roofs of houses

Psalm 84:3

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

Birds » Creation of, on the fifth creative day

Genesis 1:20-30

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great sea creatures, and every living thing that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. read more.
And the evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kinds, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth after their kinds: and it was so And God made the beasts of the earth after their kinds, and cattle after their kinds, and every thing that creeps 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 cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps 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 living thing that moves upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every plant bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, which has seed in its fruit; to you it shall be for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creeps upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green plant 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 happens to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they are young ones, or eggs, and the mother sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young: But you shall surely let the mother go, and take the young for yourself; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your 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 spoke also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

Birds » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell you:

Birds » Migrate

Jeremiah 8:7

Yea, the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the law 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 lo another, like a leopard, which had upon its back four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

Topics on Birds

Birds Eating

Genesis 40:19

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

Birds Of Prey

Genesis 15:11

And when the birds of prey came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

Birds, Features Of

Genesis 1:20

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Birds, Figurative Use

Psalm 124:7

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

Birds, Types Of Birds

Leviticus 11:13

And these are they which you shall hold in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey,