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54 Bible Verses about Birds

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Psalm 84:3

Even a bird finds a home, and a swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, near your altars, O Yahweh [of] hosts, my king and my God.

Job 12:7

"But ask [the] animals, and they will teach you, and the birds of the heaven, and they will tell you;

Psalm 104:12

Along them the birds of the heavens abide. From among [the] branches they {sing}.

Matthew 13:32

{It} is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown it is larger than the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."

Psalm 50:11

I know every bird of [the] mountains, and [every] moving creature in [the] field [is] mine.

Psalm 8:8

[the] birds of [the] sky and the fish of the sea, [everything] that passes along the paths of seas.

Ezekiel 31:6

In its branches all the birds of the heaven made their nest, and under its branches all the animals of the field gave birth, and in its shadow all [the] many nations lived.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Do not curse the king even in your thoughts, and do not curse the rich even in your own bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry your voice; a winged messenger may repeat your words.

Jeremiah 4:25

I looked and behold, there was no person, and all of the birds of the sky had fled.

Jeremiah 12:9

The lair of [the] hyena [is] my inheritance to me, the birds of prey [are] all around her. Go, gather all of the animals of the field, bring [them] {to come and devour}.

Matthew 13:4

and while he was sowing, {some seed} fell on the side of the path, and the birds came [and] devoured it.

Isaiah 46:11

who calls a bird of prey from [the] east, the man of his plan from a country from afar. Indeed I have spoken; indeed I will bring it [to being]. I have formed [it]; indeed I will do it.

Genesis 15:11

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

Isaiah 16:2

And this shall be: like a bird fleeing [from] a thrust away nest shall be the daughters of Moab [at the] fords of Arnon.

Leviticus 11:13

" 'And these you must detest from the birds; they must not be eaten--they [are] detestable: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle,

Jeremiah 7:33

And the dead bodies of this people [will be] as food for the birds of the heavens, and for the animals of the earth, without anyone to scare [them] away.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land mourns, and all [those] living in it languish with the animals of the field, and the birds of the heaven, and even the fish of the sea are being swept away.

2 Samuel 21:10

Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took the sackcloth, and she spread it for herself on the rock at the beginning of the harvest until water gushed forth on them from heaven, but she did not allow the birds of heaven to rest on them by day nor the animals of the field by night.

1 Corinthians 15:39

Not all flesh [is] the same, but [there is] one flesh of human beings, and another flesh of animals, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish,

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped like a bird from [the] snare of fowlers. The snare [is] broken, and we have escaped.

Ezekiel 38:20

And the fish of the sea and the birds of the heaven and the animals of the field and all of the creeping things that creep on the earth and all of the humans who [are] on the surface of the earth will shake {at my presence}; and the mountains will be demolished, and the steep mountain sides will fall, and every wall on the earth will fall.

Isaiah 31:5

Like birds flying [overhead], so Yahweh of hosts will protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver [it]; he will pass over and rescue [it].

Job 28:7

"[It is] a path a bird of prey does not know and [the] black kite's eye has not seen.

Jeremiah 5:27

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses [are] full of fraud. {Therefore} they have become great, and they have become rich.

1 Samuel 17:44

The Philistine said to David, "Come to me so that I can give your flesh to the birds of heaven and to the wild animals of the field!"

Genesis 1:21

So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature [that] moves, [with] which the waters swarm, according to their kind, and every bird [with] wings according to its kind. And God saw that [it was] good.

Jeremiah 5:26

For wicked people are found among my people, they lie in wait like the hiding of fowlers, they set up a trap, they catch humans.

Ezekiel 13:20

Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'Look! I am against your magic charm bands {with which you are ensnaring persons} as birds; I will tear them from your arms, and I will release the persons that you [are] ensnaring, [treating] persons as birds.

Psalm 79:2

They have given the bodies of your servants as food for the birds of the heavens, the flesh of your faithful to [the] beasts of [the] earth.

Psalm 104:17

where birds make [their] nest. [The] stork [has] its home in [the] fir trees.

Genesis 2:20

And the man {gave names} to every domesticated animal and to the birds of heaven and to all the wild animals. But for [the] man there was not found a helper {as his counterpart}.

Proverbs 27:8

Like a bird that strays from its nest, so is a man who strays from his place.

Hosea 2:18

I will make a covenant for them on that day, with the animals of the field, with the birds of the heaven, and [with] the creeping things of the ground; [the] bow, [the] sword, and [the] war I will abolish from the land, and I will let them lie down in safety.

Daniel 2:38

and [also] {human beings wherever they dwell}, the animals of the field and the birds of heaven--he has given into your hand and made you ruler over all of them--you are the head of gold.

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God with the likeness of an image of mortal human beings and birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.

Leviticus 14:50

and he shall slaughter the first bird over fresh water on a clay vessel.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man does not know his time. Just as fish are caught in a cruel net and like birds who are seized in a snare, so also {humans} are ensnared at a cruel time when it falls suddenly upon them.

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If a bird's nest is found {before you} on the road in any tree or on the ground, [and there are] chicks or eggs, and the mother [is] lying down on the chicks or the eggs, you shall not take the mother along with the young;

Genesis 15:10

And he took for him all these and cut them in pieces down the middle. And he put each piece opposite {the other}, but the birds he did not cut.

Proverbs 26:2

Like the sparrow [is] to fluttering and like the swallow [is] to flying, so an undeserved curse does not go forth.

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Birds » General references to

Genesis 9:2

And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven, [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given.

Deuteronomy 14:11

"All [of] [the] birds [that] [are] clean you may eat.

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If a bird's nest is found {before you} on the road in any tree or on the ground, [and there are] chicks or eggs, and the mother [is] lying down on the chicks or the eggs, you shall not take the mother along with the young;

Genesis 1:20

And God said, "Let the waters swarm [with] swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly over the earth across the face of the vaulted dome of heaven.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pigeons, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

And he said to him, "Take for me a three-year-old heifer, and a three-year-old female goat, and a three-year-old ram, and a turtledove and a young pigeon."

Leviticus 12:8

And if {she cannot afford} a sheep, then she shall take two turtledoves or two {young doves}--one as a burnt offering and one as a sin offering--and the priest shall make atonement for her, so that she shall be clean.'"

Leviticus 1:14

" 'But if his offering for Yahweh is a burnt offering from the birds, [then] he must present his offering from the turtledoves or from {the young doves}.

Leviticus 5:7

" 'If {he cannot afford a sheep}, he shall bring [as] his guilt offering [for] what he sinned two turtledoves or two {young doves} for Yahweh, one for a sin offering and one for a burnt offering.

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two {young doves} that {he can afford}, and one shall be a sin offering and the {other} a burnt offering.

More verses: Luke 2:24

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ravens

Genesis 8:7

And he sent out a raven; {it went to and fro} until the waters were dried up from upon the earth.

Deuteronomy 14:14

and any [kind] of crow according to its kind,

1 Kings 17:4

It shall be that you shall drink from the wadi, and I have commanded the crows to sustain you there."

More verses: Proverbs 30:17

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

Exodus 19:4

'You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt and [how] I bore you on eagles' wings and I brought you to me.

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan [were] beloved and pleasant in their lives and [were] not separated in their death. They [were] swifter than eagles, stronger than lions.

Job 9:26

They go by like papyrus skiffs, like an eagle swoops down on [its] prey.

Birds » Names of » Cormorants

Leviticus 11:17

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

Deuteronomy 14:17

and the desert owl and the carrion vulture and the cormorant,

Isaiah 34:11

But [the] large bird and [the] hedgehog shall take possession of it, and [the] owl and [the] raven shall live in it. And he shall stretch [the] measuring line of confusion out over it, and [the] plumb line of emptiness.

Zephaniah 2:14

Herds shall lie down in her midst, every wild animal of a nation; even the desert owl and the screech owl shall lodge on her capitals. A voice shall hoot in the window; rubble on the threshold; for the cedar [is] laid bare.

Birds » Names of » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

Though you [men] lie down between the sheepfolds, [you will be like the] wings of a dove covered in silver and its pinions in yellow gold."

Song of Songs 6:9

My dove, {she is the one}; my perfect, {she is the only one}; she [is] {the favorite of} her mother who bore her. Maidens see her and consider her fortunate; queens and concubines praise her:

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Vultures

Leviticus 11:14

and the red kite and the black kite according to its kind,

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the red kite and the black kite or {any kind of falcon},

Job 28:7

"[It is] a path a bird of prey does not know and [the] black kite's eye has not seen.

Isaiah 34:15

There [the] owl shall nest and lay and hatch and care for her chicks in her shadow; surely there [the] birds of prey shall be gathered, each one [with] her mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Storks

Jeremiah 8:7

Even [the] stork in heaven knows its appointed time, and [the] turtledove, and [the] swallow, and [the] song bird, they observe the time of their coming. But my people do not know the ordinance of Yahweh.

Leviticus 11:19

and the stork, the heron according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat.

Psalm 104:17

where birds make [their] nest. [The] stork [has] its home in [the] fir trees.

Zechariah 5:9

And I {looked up} and saw, and look!--two women coming forward, and [the] wind [was] in their wings, and they had wings like those of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between the earth and the sky.

Birds » Man's dominion over

Jeremiah 27:6

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

Genesis 9:2-3

And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven, [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given. Every moving thing that lives shall be for you as food. As [I gave] the green plants to you, I have [now] given you everything.

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

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

Genesis 15:9

And he said to him, "Take for me a three-year-old heifer, and a three-year-old female goat, and a three-year-old ram, and a turtledove and a young pigeon."

Leviticus 1:14

" 'But if his offering for Yahweh is a burnt offering from the birds, [then] he must present his offering from the turtledoves or from {the young doves}.

Luke 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice according to what was stated in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."

Numbers 6:10

On the eighth day he will bring two turtledoves or two {young pigeons} to the priest by the doorway of the tent of assembly,

Birds » Have each their peculiar note or song

Psalm 104:12

Along them the birds of the heavens abide. From among [the] branches they {sing}.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

When the doors on the street are shut, when the sound of the grinding mill is low; one rises up to the sound of the bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low.

Song of Songs 2:12

The blossoms {appear} {in the land}; {the time of singing has arrived}; the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Birds » The singing of

Psalm 104:12

Along them the birds of the heavens abide. From among [the] branches they {sing}.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

When the doors on the street are shut, when the sound of the grinding mill is low; one rises up to the sound of the bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low.

Song of Songs 2:12

The blossoms {appear} {in the land}; {the time of singing has arrived}; the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Birds » The nests of

Isaiah 34:15

There [the] owl shall nest and lay and hatch and care for her chicks in her shadow; surely there [the] birds of prey shall be gathered, each one [with] her mate.

Psalm 104:17

where birds make [their] nest. [The] stork [has] its home in [the] fir trees.

Psalm 84:3

Even a bird finds a home, and a swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, near your altars, O Yahweh [of] hosts, my king and my God.

Birds » Often suffered for man's sin

Jeremiah 12:4

{How long} will the land mourn, and the vegetation of every field dry up, because of the wickedness of those who live in it? [The] animals and [the] birds are swept away, because they have said, "He does not see our future."

Genesis 6:7

And Yahweh said, "I will destroy humankind whom I created from upon the face of the earth, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven, for I regret that I have made them."

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land mourns, and all [those] living in it languish with the animals of the field, and the birds of the heaven, and even the fish of the sea are being swept away.

Ezekiel 38:20

And the fish of the sea and the birds of the heaven and the animals of the field and all of the creeping things that creep on the earth and all of the humans who [are] on the surface of the earth will shake {at my presence}; and the mountains will be demolished, and the steep mountain sides will fall, and every wall on the earth will fall.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Sparrows

Luke 12:6

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.

Psalm 84:3

Even a bird finds a home, and a swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, near your altars, O Yahweh [of] hosts, my king and my God.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Owls

Isaiah 34:14

And desert creatures shall meet with hyenas, and a goat-demon shall call to his neighbor; surely there Lilith shall repose, and she shall find a resting place for herself.

Leviticus 11:16

and {the ostrich} and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind,

Deuteronomy 14:16

the little owl and the great owl and the barn owl,

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pelicans

Deuteronomy 14:17

and the desert owl and the carrion vulture and the cormorant,

Leviticus 11:18

and the barn owl and the desert owl and the carrion vulture,

Psalm 102:6

I am like an owl of [the] wilderness; I am like a little owl of [the] ruins.

Birds » Many kinds of, carnivorous

Deuteronomy 28:26

And your dead bodies shall be as food for all of the birds of the heaven and to the animals of the earth, and there shall not be {anyone to frighten them away}.

Genesis 15:11

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

Genesis 40:19

In three days Pharaoh will lift your head from you and hang you on a pole, and the birds will eat your flesh from you."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Hawks

Leviticus 11:16

and {the ostrich} and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind,

Deuteronomy 14:15

and the {ostrich} and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind,

Job 39:26

"Does [the] hawk soar by your wisdom? Does it spread its wings to [the] south?

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

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped like a bird from [the] snare of fowlers. The snare [is] broken, and we have escaped.

Proverbs 1:10-17

My child, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, "Come with us! We shall lie in wait for blood; we shall ambush the innocent without cause. Like Sheol, we will swallow them alive and whole, {like those who descend to the pit}. read more.
We shall find all precious wealth, we shall fill our houses [with] booty, you shall throw your lot in our midst, there will be one purse for all of us." My child, do not walk in their way. Keep your foot from their paths, for their feet run to evil, and they hurry to shed blood, for "in vain is the net scattered, in the sight of any {winged bird}."

Proverbs 7:23

until an arrow pierces his {entrails}, like a bird rushing into a snare, but he does not know that {it will cost him his life}.

Birds » Clean » Cock and hen

Birds » God provides for

Psalm 104:1-12

Bless Yahweh, O my soul. O Yahweh my God, you are very great. You clothe yourself [with] splendor and majesty, [you] who cover [yourself] with light as [with] a garment, who stretch out [the] heavens like a tent curtain, the one who sets beams in the waters [for] his upper chambers, who makes clouds his chariot, who rides on [the] wings of [the] wind, read more.
who makes his messengers [the] winds, his attendants a flame of fire. He established [the] earth on her foundations, [so that] it will not be moved forever and ever. You covered it with [the] deep as with a garment. [The] waters stood above [the] mountains. At your rebuke they fled; at the sound of your thunder they ran off. They ascended [the] mountains [and] drained though the valleys to [the] place that you established for them. You set a boundary that they may not cross over, [so that] they would not return to cover the earth. [You are] the one who sends forth springs into the valleys; they flow between [the] mountains. They give drink for every beast of [the] field. [The] wild donkeys {quench} their thirst. Along them the birds of the heavens abide. From among [the] branches they {sing}.

Luke 12:23-24

For life is more than food, and the body [more than] clothing. Consider the ravens, that they neither sow nor reap; to them there is neither storeroom nor barn, and God feeds them. How much more are you worth than the birds?

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Quails

Exodus 16:13

And so it was, in the evening, the quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning, a layer of dew was all around the camp.

Numbers 11:31

Then a wind set out from Yahweh, and it drove quails from the west, and he spread [them] out on the camp about a day's journey on one side and about a day's journey on the other, all around the camp, about two cubits on the surface of the land.

Psalm 105:40

They asked, and he brought quail, and satisfied them with [the] bread of heaven.

Birds » Divine care of

Job 38:41

Who prepares for the crow its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, [and] they wander around {for lack of food}?

Luke 12:6

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.

Birds » God's care for

Luke 12:6

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If a bird's nest is found {before you} on the road in any tree or on the ground, [and there are] chicks or eggs, and the mother [is] lying down on the chicks or the eggs, you shall not take the mother along with the young;

Birds » Unclean » Vultures

Leviticus 11:14

and the red kite and the black kite according to its kind,

Job 28:7

"[It is] a path a bird of prey does not know and [the] black kite's eye has not seen.

Isaiah 34:15

There [the] owl shall nest and lay and hatch and care for her chicks in her shadow; surely there [the] birds of prey shall be gathered, each one [with] her mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Swallows

Jeremiah 8:7

Even [the] stork in heaven knows its appointed time, and [the] turtledove, and [the] swallow, and [the] song bird, they observe the time of their coming. But my people do not know the ordinance of Yahweh.

Psalm 84:3

Even a bird finds a home, and a swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, near your altars, O Yahweh [of] hosts, my king and my God.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a horse or a crane, so I chirp; I moan like dove. My eyes are weak toward the height. Lord, I have oppression; lend me support!

Birds » Clean » Turtle

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two {young doves} that {he can afford}, and one shall be a sin offering and the {other} a burnt offering.

Song of Songs 2:12

The blossoms {appear} {in the land}; {the time of singing has arrived}; the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Birds » Clean » To be eaten

Deuteronomy 14:11

"All [of] [the] birds [that] [are] clean you may eat.

Deuteronomy 14:20

You may eat any clean bird.

Birds » Rapid flight of, alluded to

Hosea 11:11

They will tremble like birds from Egypt, and like doves from the land of Assyria; and I will let them return to their homes-- a declaration of Yahweh.

Isaiah 31:5

Like birds flying [overhead], so Yahweh of hosts will protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver [it]; he will pass over and rescue [it].

Birds » Figurative

Isaiah 16:2

And this shall be: like a bird fleeing [from] a thrust away nest shall be the daughters of Moab [at the] fords of Arnon.

Isaiah 46:11

who calls a bird of prey from [the] east, the man of his plan from a country from afar. Indeed I have spoken; indeed I will bring it [to being]. I have formed [it]; indeed I will do it.

Jeremiah 12:9

The lair of [the] hyena [is] my inheritance to me, the birds of prey [are] all around her. Go, gather all of the animals of the field, bring [them] {to come and devour}.

Ezekiel 39:4

On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all of your troops, and [the] peoples who [are] with you, to birds of prey, birds of every wing, and animals of the field I will give you as food.

Birds » Unclean » Not to be eaten

Leviticus 11:13

" 'And these you must detest from the birds; they must not be eaten--they [are] detestable: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle,

Leviticus 11:17

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

Birds » Clean » Sparrow

Leviticus 14:4

then the priest shall command, and he shall take two living, clean birds and {cedar wood} and {a crimson thread} and hyssop for the one who presents himself for cleansing.

Matthew 10:29-31

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And one of them will not fall to the ground {without the knowledge and consent} of your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all numbered! Therefore do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Birds » Propagated by eggs

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If a bird's nest is found {before you} on the road in any tree or on the ground, [and there are] chicks or eggs, and the mother [is] lying down on the chicks or the eggs, you shall not take the mother along with the young;

Birds » Clean » Partridge

1 Samuel 26:20

And so then, do not let my blood fall to the ground {away from} the presence of Yahweh, for the king of Israel has gone out to seek a single flea, as one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Birds » Clean » Pigeon

Leviticus 1:14

" 'But if his offering for Yahweh is a burnt offering from the birds, [then] he must present his offering from the turtledoves or from {the young doves}.

Leviticus 12:6

And at the fulfilling of the days of her cleansing, [whether] for a son or for a daughter, she must bring to the priest at the tent of assembly's entrance a {yearling} male lamb as a burnt offering and {young dove} or a turtledove as a sin offering.

Birds » Make their nests » In clefts of rocks

Numbers 24:21

And he looked [at] the Kenites, {uttered} his oracle, and said, "Steady [is] your dwelling place; in the rock is your nest.

Jeremiah 48:28

Leave [the] towns and dwell on the rock, O inhabitants of Moab, and be like [the] dove, it nests on [the] sides of [the] mouth of a ravine.

Birds » Unclean » Cormorant

Leviticus 11:17

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

Isaiah 34:11

But [the] large bird and [the] hedgehog shall take possession of it, and [the] owl and [the] raven shall live in it. And he shall stretch [the] measuring line of confusion out over it, and [the] plumb line of emptiness.

Birds » Unclean » Stork

Leviticus 11:19

and the stork, the heron according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat.

Psalm 104:17

where birds make [their] nest. [The] stork [has] its home in [the] fir trees.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:11

But [the] large bird and [the] hedgehog shall take possession of it, and [the] owl and [the] raven shall live in it. And he shall stretch [the] measuring line of confusion out over it, and [the] plumb line of emptiness.

Isaiah 34:14-15

And desert creatures shall meet with hyenas, and a goat-demon shall call to his neighbor; surely there Lilith shall repose, and she shall find a resting place for herself. There [the] owl shall nest and lay and hatch and care for her chicks in her shadow; surely there [the] birds of prey shall be gathered, each one [with] her mate.

Birds » Songs of, at the break of day

Psalm 104:12

Along them the birds of the heavens abide. From among [the] branches they {sing}.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

When the doors on the street are shut, when the sound of the grinding mill is low; one rises up to the sound of the bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low.

Song of Songs 2:12

The blossoms {appear} {in the land}; {the time of singing has arrived}; the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Birds » Unclean » Pelican

Leviticus 11:18

and the barn owl and the desert owl and the carrion vulture,

Psalm 102:6

I am like an owl of [the] wilderness; I am like a little owl of [the] ruins.

Birds » Unclean » Bat

Isaiah 2:20

On that day humanity will throw away its idols of silver and its idols of gold, which they made for it to worship, to the rodents and to the bats--

Leviticus 11:19

and the stork, the heron according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat.

Birds » Clean » Offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 1:14

" 'But if his offering for Yahweh is a burnt offering from the birds, [then] he must present his offering from the turtledoves or from {the young doves}.

Birds » Often remove from places suffering calamities

Jeremiah 4:25

I looked and behold, there was no person, and all of the birds of the sky had fled.

Jeremiah 9:10

For the mountains I lift up weeping and wailing, and for [the] pastures of [the] desert a lament, because they are laid waste so that no man passes through. And [the] sounds of cattle are not heard, from [the] birds of heaven to [the] animals they have fled, they are gone.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ostriches

Job 39:13

"[The] wings of [the] female ostrich flap-- [are they] [the] pinions of [the] stork or [the] falcon?

Lamentations 4:3

Even the jackal bears the beast and nurses their cubs; [but] the daughter of my people has become ruthless, like ostriches in the wilderness.

Birds » Illustrative » Of people of different countries

Ezekiel 31:6

In its branches all the birds of the heaven made their nest, and under its branches all the animals of the field gave birth, and in its shadow all [the] many nations lived.

Matthew 13:32

{It} is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown it is larger than the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."

Birds » Illustrative » Of the devil and his spirits

Matthew 13:4

and while he was sowing, {some seed} fell on the side of the path, and the birds came [and] devoured it.

Birds » Make their nests » In trees

Psalm 104:17

where birds make [their] nest. [The] stork [has] its home in [the] fir trees.

Ezekiel 31:6

In its branches all the birds of the heaven made their nest, and under its branches all the animals of the field gave birth, and in its shadow all [the] many nations lived.

Birds » Illustrative » Of unsettled persons, &c

Isaiah 16:2

And this shall be: like a bird fleeing [from] a thrust away nest shall be the daughters of Moab [at the] fords of Arnon.

Proverbs 27:8

Like a bird that strays from its nest, so is a man who strays from his place.

Birds » Unclean » Bittern

Isaiah 34:11

But [the] large bird and [the] hedgehog shall take possession of it, and [the] owl and [the] raven shall live in it. And he shall stretch [the] measuring line of confusion out over it, and [the] plumb line of emptiness.

Isaiah 14:23

"And I will make her a possession of [the] hedgehog, and pools of water, and I will sweep her away with [the] broom of destruction," {declares} Yahweh of hosts.

Birds » Unclean » Eagle

Leviticus 11:13

" 'And these you must detest from the birds; they must not be eaten--they [are] detestable: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle,

Job 39:27

Or does [the] eagle fly high at your command and construct its nest high?

Birds » Unclean » Raven

Job 38:41

Who prepares for the crow its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, [and] they wander around {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 soar by your wisdom? Does it spread its wings to [the] south?

Birds » Unclean » Owl

Leviticus 11:16

and {the ostrich} and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind,

Job 30:29

I am a companion for [the] jackals and a companion for {ostriches}.

Birds » Clean » Crane

Jeremiah 8:7

Even [the] stork in heaven knows its appointed time, and [the] turtledove, and [the] swallow, and [the] song bird, they observe the time of their coming. But my people do not know the ordinance of Yahweh.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a horse or a crane, so I chirp; I moan like dove. My eyes are weak toward the height. Lord, I have oppression; lend me support!

Birds » Rest on trees

Daniel 4:12

Its foliage [was] beautiful, and its fruit abundant, and in it [was] provision for all. Under it the animals of the field sought shade, and in its branches the birds of heaven nested, and from it all the living beings were fed.

Matthew 13:32

{It} is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown it is larger than the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."

Birds » Created by God

Genesis 2:19

And out of the ground Yahweh God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and he brought [each] to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called that living creature [was] its name.

Genesis 1:20

And God said, "Let the waters swarm [with] swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly over the earth across the face of the vaulted dome of heaven.

Birds » Nests of

Psalm 104:17

where birds make [their] nest. [The] stork [has] its home in [the] fir trees.

Matthew 13:32

{It} is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it is grown it is larger than the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Peacocks

1 Kings 10:22

For the fleet of Tarshish belonged to the king [and was] on the sea with the fleet of Hiram; once every three years the fleet of Tarshish used to come carrying gold and silver, ivory, apes, and baboons.

Job 39:13

"[The] wings of [the] female ostrich flap-- [are they] [the] pinions of [the] stork or [the] falcon?

Birds » Unclean » Peacock

1 Kings 10:22

For the fleet of Tarshish belonged to the king [and was] on the sea with the fleet of Hiram; once every three years the fleet of Tarshish used to come carrying gold and silver, ivory, apes, and baboons.

Job 39:13

"[The] wings of [the] female ostrich flap-- [are they] [the] pinions of [the] stork or [the] falcon?

Birds » Clean » Swallow

Psalm 84:3

Even a bird finds a home, and a swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, near your altars, O Yahweh [of] hosts, my king and my God.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a horse or a crane, so I chirp; I moan like dove. My eyes are weak toward the height. Lord, I have oppression; lend me support!

Birds » What species were unclean

Leviticus 11:13-20

" 'And these you must detest from the birds; they must not be eaten--they [are] detestable: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle, and the red kite and the black kite according to its kind, every crow according to its kind, read more.
and {the ostrich} and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind, and the little owl and the cormorant and the great owl, and the barn owl and the desert owl and the carrion vulture, and the stork, the heron according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat. " 'Any {winged insect} that walks on [all] fours [is] detestable to you.

Deuteronomy 14:12-19

Now these [are] the ones you shall not eat {any of them}: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle, and the red kite and the black kite or {any kind of falcon}, and any [kind] of crow according to its kind, read more.
and the {ostrich} and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind, the little owl and the great owl and the barn owl, and the desert owl and the carrion vulture and the cormorant, and the stork and the heron according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat. And [also] all [of] {the winged insects}; they [are] unclean for you; you shall not eat [them].

Birds » Power over, given to man

Psalm 8:8

[the] birds of [the] sky and the fish of the sea, [everything] that passes along the paths of seas.

Birds » Appointed for food

Genesis 9:2-3

And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven, [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given. Every moving thing that lives shall be for you as food. As [I gave] the green plants to you, I have [now] given you everything.

Deuteronomy 14:11-20

"All [of] [the] birds [that] [are] clean you may eat. Now these [are] the ones you shall not eat {any of them}: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle, and the red kite and the black kite or {any kind of falcon}, read more.
and any [kind] of crow according to its kind, and the {ostrich} and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind, the little owl and the great owl and the barn owl, and the desert owl and the carrion vulture and the cormorant, and the stork and the heron according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat. And [also] all [of] {the winged insects}; they [are] unclean for you; you shall not eat [them]. You may eat any clean bird.

Birds » Unclean » Ostrich

Job 39:13

"[The] wings of [the] female ostrich flap-- [are they] [the] pinions of [the] stork or [the] falcon?

Job 39:18

When it spreads its wings {aloft}, it laughs at the horse and its rider.

Birds » Differ in flesh from beasts and fishes

1 Corinthians 15:39

Not all flesh [is] the same, but [there is] one flesh of human beings, and another flesh of animals, and another flesh of birds, and another of fish,

Birds » Cages of

Revelation 18:2

And he cried out with a powerful voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen [is] Babylon the great, and it has become a dwelling place of demons and a haunt of every unclean spirit and a haunt of every unclean bird and a haunt of every unclean and detested animal.

Birds » Habits of

Job 39:13-18

"[The] wings of [the] female ostrich flap-- [are they] [the] pinions of [the] stork or [the] falcon? Indeed, it leaves its eggs to the earth, and it lets [them] be warmed on [the] ground, and it forgets that a foot might crush an egg, and {a wild animal} might trample it. read more.
It deals cruelly with its young ones, as [if] [they were] not its [own], as [if] without fear [that] its labor [were] in vain, because God made it forget wisdom, and he did not give it a share in understanding. When it spreads its wings {aloft}, it laughs at the horse and its rider.

Job 39:26-30

"Does [the] hawk soar by your wisdom? Does it spread its wings to [the] south? Or does [the] eagle fly high at your command and construct its nest high? It lives [on the] rock and spends the night {on the rock point and the mountain stronghold}. read more.
From there it spies out [the] prey; its eyes look from far away. And its young ones lick blood greedily, and where [the] dead carcasses [are], there they [are]."

Birds » Not to be eaten with their young

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

"If a bird's nest is found {before you} on the road in any tree or on the ground, [and there are] chicks or eggs, and the mother [is] lying down on the chicks or the eggs, you shall not take the mother along with the young; you shall certainly let the mother go, but you may take the young for yourselves; [do this] {so that it may go well} for you and {you may live long in the land}.

Birds » Illustrative » (snaring,) of death

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man does not know his time. Just as fish are caught in a cruel net and like birds who are seized in a snare, so also {humans} are ensnared at a cruel time when it falls suddenly upon them.

Birds » Unclean » Glede

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the red kite and the black kite or {any kind of falcon},

Birds » Domesticated

Job 41:5

Will you play with it as [with] birds and put it on a leash for your girls?

Birds » Make their nests » On the ground

Deuteronomy 22:6

"If a bird's nest is found {before you} on the road in any tree or on the ground, [and there are] chicks or eggs, and the mother [is] lying down on the chicks or the eggs, you shall not take the mother along with the young;

Birds » Called » Winged fowl

Deuteronomy 4:17

a replica of any animal that [is] upon the earth, a replica of any winged bird that flies in the air,

Birds » No likeness of, to be made for worship

Deuteronomy 4:17

a replica of any animal that [is] upon the earth, a replica of any winged bird that flies in the air,

Birds » Unclean » Ossifrage

Leviticus 11:13

" 'And these you must detest from the birds; they must not be eaten--they [are] detestable: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle,

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 barn owl and the desert owl 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 according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat.

Birds » Unclean » Osprey

Leviticus 11:13

" 'And these you must detest from the birds; they must not be eaten--they [are] detestable: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle,

Birds » Unclean » Cuckoo

Leviticus 11:16

and {the ostrich} and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind,

Birds » Unclean » Heron

Leviticus 11:19

and the stork, the heron according to its kind and the hoopoe and the bat.

Birds » Unclean » Kite

Leviticus 11:14

and the red kite and the black kite according to its kind,

Birds » Unclean » Swan

Leviticus 11:18

and the barn owl and the desert owl and the carrion vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Night hawk

Leviticus 11:16

and {the ostrich} and the short-eared owl and the seagull and the hawk according to its kind,

Birds » Clean » Quail

Exodus 16:12-13

"I have heard the grumblings of the {Israelites}. Speak to them, saying, '{At twilight} you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be full [with] bread, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh your God.'" And so it was, in the evening, the quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning, a layer of dew was all around the camp.

Birds » Names given to, by adam

Genesis 2:19-20

And out of the ground Yahweh God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and he brought [each] to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called that living creature [was] its name. And the man {gave names} to every domesticated animal and to the birds of heaven and to all the wild animals. But for [the] man there was not found a helper {as his counterpart}.

Birds » The blood of, not to be eaten

Leviticus 7:26

And in any of your dwellings, you must not eat any blood {belonging to} birds or domestic animals.

Birds » Illustrative » Of hostile nations

Jeremiah 12:9

The lair of [the] hyena [is] my inheritance to me, the birds of prey [are] all around her. Go, gather all of the animals of the field, bring [them] {to come and devour}.

Birds » Called » Feathered fowl

Ezekiel 39:17

"And you, son of man, thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'Say to {all kinds of birds and animals of the field}, "Be gathered, come be gathered {from everywhere} to my sacrifice that I [am] sacrificing for you, a great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel, and you will eat flesh, and you will drink blood.

Birds » Confinement » Cages

Jeremiah 5:27

Like a cage full of birds, so their houses [are] full of fraud. {Therefore} they have become great, and they have become rich.

Birds » Are hostile to strange kinds

Jeremiah 12:9

The lair of [the] hyena [is] my inheritance to me, the birds of prey [are] all around her. Go, gather all of the animals of the field, bring [them] {to come and devour}.

Birds » Taken in snares or nets

Proverbs 1:17

for "in vain is the net scattered, in the sight of any {winged bird}."

Birds » Given as food to man

Genesis 9:2-3

And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven, [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given. Every moving thing that lives shall be for you as food. As [I gave] the green plants to you, I have [now] given you everything.

Birds » Make their nests » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:15

There [the] owl shall nest and lay and hatch and care for her chicks in her shadow; surely there [the] birds of prey shall be gathered, each one [with] her mate.

Birds » Illustrative » Of cruel and rapacious kings

Isaiah 46:11

who calls a bird of prey from [the] east, the man of his plan from a country from afar. Indeed I have spoken; indeed I will bring it [to being]. I have formed [it]; indeed I will do it.

Birds » Inhabit » Marshes

Isaiah 14:23

"And I will make her a possession of [the] hedgehog, and pools of water, and I will sweep her away with [the] broom of destruction," {declares} Yahweh 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 kind of animal of the earth and to every bird of heaven, and to everything that moves upon the earth in which [there is] life [I am giving] every green plant as food." And it was so.

Birds » Created for the glory of God

Psalm 148:10

beasts and all cattle, creeping things and {flying birds},

Birds » Many kinds of, granivorous

Matthew 13:4

and while he was sowing, {some seed} fell on the side of the path, and the birds came [and] devoured it.

Birds » Many kinds of, migratory

Jeremiah 8:7

Even [the] stork in heaven knows its appointed time, and [the] turtledove, and [the] swallow, and [the] song bird, they observe the time of their coming. But my people do not know the ordinance of Yahweh.

Birds » Make, and dwell in nests

Birds » Fly above the earth

Genesis 1:20

And God said, "Let the waters swarm [with] swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly over the earth across the face of the vaulted dome of heaven.

Birds » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

He spoke concerning the trees, from the cedar which [is] in Lebanon up to the hyssop which grows on the wall; he also spoke concerning the animals, concerning the birds, concerning the creeping things, and concerning the fish.

Birds » Inhabit » Mountains

Psalm 50:11

I know every bird of [the] mountains, and [every] moving creature in [the] field [is] mine.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserts

Psalm 102:6

I am like an owl of [the] wilderness; I am like a little owl of [the] ruins.

Birds » Called » Fowls of the air

Genesis 7:3

as well as from the birds of heaven {seven pairs}, male and female, {to keep their kind alive} on the face of the earth.

Birds » Clean » Dove

Genesis 8:8

And {he sent out a dove} to see [whether] the waters had subsided from upon the ground.

Birds » Often worshipped by idolaters

Romans 1:23

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God with the likeness of an image of mortal human beings and birds and quadrupeds and reptiles.

Birds » Furnished with claws

Daniel 4:33

{Immediately} the word was fulfilled {concerning} Nebuchadnezzar, and he was expelled from {human society} and he ate grass like oxen, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven until his hair [was] like [the hair of] an eagle and his nails grew like bird's [claws].

Birds » Instinctively fear man

Genesis 9:2

And fear of you and dread of you shall be upon every animal of the earth, and on every bird of heaven, [and] on everything that moves upon the ground, and on all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they shall be given.

Birds » The property of God

Psalm 50:11

I know every bird of [the] mountains, and [every] moving creature in [the] field [is] mine.

Birds » Make their nests » Under the roofs of houses

Psalm 84:3

Even a bird finds a home, and a swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, near your altars, O Yahweh [of] hosts, my king and my God.

Birds » Creation of, on the fifth creative day

Genesis 1:20-30

And God said, "Let the waters swarm [with] swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly over the earth across the face of the vaulted dome of heaven. So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature [that] moves, [with] which the waters swarm, according to their kind, and every bird [with] wings according to 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 the birds multiply on the earth." read more.
And there was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day. And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kind: cattle and moving things, and wild animals according to their kind." And it was so. So God made wild animals according to their kind and the cattle according to their kind, and every creeping thing of the earth according to its kind. And God saw that [it was] good. And God said, "Let us make humankind in our image and according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every moving thing that moves upon the earth." So God created humankind in his image, in the likeness of God he created him, male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of heaven, and over every animal that moves upon the earth." And God said, "Look--I am giving to you every plant [that] bears seed which [is] on the face of the whole earth, and every kind of tree {that bears fruit}. They shall be yours as food." And to every kind of animal of the earth and to every bird of heaven, and to everything that moves upon the earth in which [there is] life [I am giving] every green plant as food." And it was so.

Birds » Called » Fowls of heaven

Job 35:11

[who] teaches us more than [the] animals of [the] earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'

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

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

"If a bird's nest is found {before you} on the road in any tree or on the ground, [and there are] chicks or eggs, and the mother [is] lying down on the chicks or the eggs, you shall not take the mother along with the young; you shall certainly let the mother go, but you may take the young for yourselves; [do this] {so that it may go well} for you and {you may live long in the land}.

Birds » Instinct of, inferior to man's reason

Job 35:11

[who] teaches us more than [the] animals of [the] earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'

Birds » Can all be tamed

Birds » Solomon's proverbs of

1 Kings 4:33

He spoke concerning the trees, from the cedar which [is] in Lebanon up to the hyssop which grows on the wall; he also spoke concerning the animals, concerning the birds, concerning the creeping things, and concerning the fish.

Birds » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

"But ask [the] animals, and they will teach you, and the birds of the heaven, and they will tell you;

Birds » Migrate

Jeremiah 8:7

Even [the] stork in heaven knows its appointed time, and [the] turtledove, and [the] swallow, and [the] song bird, they observe the time of their coming. But my people do not know the ordinance of Yahweh.

Birds » Instincts of

Proverbs 1:17

for "in vain is the net scattered, in the sight of any {winged bird}."

Birds » Figurative » Symbolical

Daniel 7:6

After this I was watching and look, another [beast] like a leopard; {it had four wings} of a bird on its back, and {the beast had} four heads, and dominion was given to it.

Topics on Birds

Birds Eating

1;40;19

In three days Pharaoh will lift your head from you and hang you on a pole, and the birds will eat your flesh from you."

Birds Of Prey

1;15;11

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

Birds, Features Of

1;1;20

And God said, "Let the waters swarm [with] swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly over the earth across the face of the vaulted dome of heaven.

Birds, Figurative Use

19;124;7

Our soul has escaped like a bird from [the] snare of fowlers. The snare [is] broken, and we have escaped.

Birds, Types Of Birds

3;11;13

" 'And these you must detest from the birds; they must not be eaten--they [are] detestable: the eagle and the vulture and the short-toed eagle,

Wings Of Birds

19;91;4

With his feathers he will cover you, and under his wings you can take refuge. His faithfulness [will be] a shield and a buckler.