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54 Bible Verses about Birds

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Psalm 84:3

Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.

Job 12:7

"But ask the animals, now, and they shall teach you; the birds of the sky, and they shall tell you.

Psalm 104:12

The birds of the sky nest by them. They sing among the branches.

Matthew 13:32

which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches."

Psalm 50:11

I know all the birds of the mountains. The wild animals of the field are mine.

Psalm 8:8

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

Ezekiel 31:6

All the birds of the sky made their nests in its boughs; and under its branches did all the animals of the field bring forth their young; and under its shadow lived all great nations.

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Don't curse the king, no, not in your thoughts; and don't curse the rich in your bedroom: for a bird of the sky may carry your voice, and that which has wings may tell the matter.

Jeremiah 4:25

I saw, and behold, there was no man, and all the birds of the sky had fled.

Jeremiah 12:9

Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her all around? Go, assemble all the animals of the field, bring them to devour.

Matthew 13:4

As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.

Isaiah 46:11

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

Genesis 15:11

The birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

Isaiah 16:2

For it will be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so will the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.

Leviticus 11:13

"'These you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture,

Jeremiah 7:33

The dead bodies of this people shall be food for the birds of the sky, and for the animals of the earth; and none shall frighten them away.

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land will mourn, and everyone who dwells therein will waste away. all living things in her, even the animals of the field and the birds of the sky; yes, the fish of the sea also die.

2 Samuel 21:10

Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water was poured on them from the sky. She allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day, nor the animals of the field by night.

1 Corinthians 15:39

All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare. The snare is broken, and we have escaped.

Ezekiel 38:20

so that the fish of the sea, and the birds of the sky, and the animals of the field, and all creeping things who creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the surface 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 hovering, so Yahweh of Armies will protect Jerusalem. He will protect and deliver it. He will pass over and preserve it."

Job 28:7

That path no bird of prey knows, neither has the falcon's eye seen it.

Jeremiah 5:27

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

1 Samuel 17:44

The Philistine said to David, "Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky, and to the animals of the field."

Genesis 1:21

God created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good.

Jeremiah 5:26

For among my people are found wicked men. They watch, as fowlers lie in wait. They set a trap. They catch men.

Ezekiel 13:20

Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against your pillows, with which you there hunt the souls to make [them] fly, and I will tear them from your arms; and I will let the souls go, even the souls whom you hunt to make [them] fly.

Psalm 79:2

They have given the dead bodies of your servants to be food for the birds of the sky, the flesh of your saints to the animals of the earth.

Psalm 104:17

where the birds make their nests. The stork makes its home in the fir trees.

Genesis 2:20

The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper suitable for him.

Proverbs 27:8

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

Hosea 2:18

In that day I will make a covenant for them with the animals of the field, and with the birds of the sky, and with the creeping things of the ground. I will break the bow, the sword, and the battle out of the land, and will make them lie down safely.

Daniel 2:38

and wherever the children of men dwell, the animals of the field and the birds of the sky has he given into your hand, and has made you to rule over them all: you are the head of gold.

Romans 1:23

and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things.

Leviticus 14:50

He shall kill one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also doesn't know his time. As the fish that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly on them.

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young:

Genesis 15:10

He brought him all of these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but he didn't divide the birds.

Proverbs 26:2

Like a fluttering sparrow, like a darting swallow, so the undeserved curse doesn't come to rest.

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Birds » General references to

Genesis 9:2

The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that the ground teems with, and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand.

Deuteronomy 14:11

Of all clean birds you may eat.

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young:

Genesis 1:20

God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pigeons, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Leviticus 12:8

If she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves, or two young pigeons; the one for a burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she shall be clean.'"

Leviticus 1:14

"'If his offering to Yahweh is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall offer his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

Leviticus 5:7

"'If he can't afford a lamb, then he shall bring his trespass offering for that in which he has sinned, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, to Yahweh; 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 afford; 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. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth.

1 Kings 17:4

It shall be, that you shall drink of the brook. 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 to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself.

2 Samuel 1:23

Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives. In their death, they were not divided. They were swifter than eagles. They were stronger than lions.

Job 9:26

They have passed away as the swift ships, as the eagle that swoops on the prey.

Birds » Names of » Cormorants

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Deuteronomy 14:17

and the pelican, and the vulture, and the cormorant,

Isaiah 34:11

But the pelican and the porcupine will possess it. The owl and the raven will dwell in it. He will stretch the line of confusion over it, and the plumb line of emptiness.

Zephaniah 2:14

Herds will lie down in the midst of her, all the animals of the nations. Both the pelican and the porcupine will lodge in its capitals. Their calls will echo through the windows. Desolation will be in the thresholds, for he has laid bare the cedar beams.

Birds » Names of » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of a dove sheathed with silver, her feathers with shining gold.

Song of Songs 6:9

My dove, my perfect one, is unique. She is her mother's only daughter. She is the favorite one of her who bore her. The daughters saw her, and called her blessed; the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Vultures

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the red kite, and the falcon, and the kite after its kind,

Job 28:7

That path no bird of prey knows, neither has the falcon's eye seen it.

Isaiah 34:15

The arrow snake will make her nest there, and lay, hatch, and gather under her shade. Yes, the kites will be gathered there, every one with her mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Storks

Jeremiah 8:7

Yes, the stork in the sky knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people don't know Yahweh's law.

Psalm 104:17

where the birds make their nests. The stork makes its home in the fir trees.

Zechariah 5:9

Then lifted I up my eyes, and saw, and behold, there were two women, and the wind was in their wings. Now they had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the ephah basket between earth and the sky.

Birds » Man's dominion over

Jeremiah 27:6

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

Genesis 9:2-3

The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that the ground teems with, and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand. Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.

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

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

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon."

Leviticus 1:14

"'If his offering to Yahweh is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall offer 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

On the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the door of the Tent of Meeting.

Birds » Have each their peculiar note or song

Psalm 104:12

The birds of the sky nest by them. They sing among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors shall be shut in the street; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a 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 the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Birds » The singing of

Psalm 104:12

The birds of the sky nest by them. They sing among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors shall be shut in the street; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a 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 the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Birds » The nests of

Isaiah 34:15

The arrow snake will make her nest there, and lay, hatch, and gather under her shade. Yes, the kites will be gathered there, every one with her mate.

Psalm 104:17

where the birds make their nests. The stork makes its home in the fir trees.

Psalm 84:3

Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, 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 the whole country wither? for the wickedness of those who dwell therein, the animals are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our latter end.

Genesis 6:7

Yahweh said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."

Hosea 4:3

Therefore the land will mourn, and everyone who dwells therein will waste away. all living things in her, even the animals of the field and the birds of the sky; yes, the fish of the sea also die.

Ezekiel 38:20

so that the fish of the sea, and the birds of the sky, and the animals of the field, and all creeping things who creep on the earth, and all the men who are on the surface 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

Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Owls

Isaiah 34:14

The wild animals of the desert will meet with the wolves, and the wild goat will cry to his fellow. Yes, the night creature shall settle there, and shall find herself a place of rest.

Deuteronomy 14:16

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

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Pelicans

Deuteronomy 14:17

and the pelican, and the vulture, and the cormorant,

Leviticus 11:18

the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

Psalm 102:6

I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.

Birds » Many kinds of, carnivorous

Deuteronomy 28:26

Your dead body shall be food to all birds of the sky, and to the animals of the earth; and there shall be none to frighten them away.

Genesis 15:11

The birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

Genesis 40:19

Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head from off you, and will hang you on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from off you."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Hawks

Deuteronomy 14:15

and the ostrich, and the owl, and the seagull, and the hawk after its kind,

Job 39:26

"Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, and stretches her wings toward the south?

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

Psalm 124:7

Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare. The snare is broken, and we have escaped.

Proverbs 1:10-17

My son, if sinners entice you, don't consent. If they say, "Come with us, Let's lay in wait for blood; let's lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; let's swallow them up alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down into the pit. read more.
We'll find all valuable wealth. We'll fill our houses with spoil. You shall cast your lot among us. We'll all have one purse." My son, don't walk in the way with them. Keep your foot from their path, for their feet run to evil. They hurry to shed blood. For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:

Proverbs 7:23

Until an arrow strikes through his liver, as a bird hurries to the snare, and doesn't know that it will cost his life.

Birds » Clean » Cock and hen

Birds » God provides for

Psalm 104:1-12

Bless Yahweh, my soul. Yahweh, my God, you are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty. He covers himself with light as with a garment. He stretches out the heavens like a curtain. He lays the beams of his rooms in the waters. He makes the clouds his chariot. He walks on the wings of the wind. read more.
He makes his messengers winds; his servants flames of fire. He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be moved forever. You covered it with the deep as with a cloak. The waters stood above the mountains. At your rebuke they fled. At the voice of your thunder they hurried away. The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which you had assigned to them. You have set a boundary that they may not pass over; that they don't turn again to cover the earth. He sends forth springs into the valleys. They run among the mountains. They give drink to every animal of the field. The wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the sky nest by them. They sing among the branches.

Luke 12:23-24

Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they don't sow, they don't reap, they have no warehouse or barn, and God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than birds!

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Quails

Exodus 16:13

It happened at evening that quail came up and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay around the camp.

Numbers 11:31

A wind from Yahweh went out and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day's journey on this side, and a day's journey on the other side, around the camp, and about two cubits above the surface of the earth.

Psalm 105:40

They asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of the sky.

Birds » Divine care of

Birds » God's care for

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young:

Birds » Unclean » Vultures

Job 28:7

That path no bird of prey knows, neither has the falcon's eye seen it.

Isaiah 34:15

The arrow snake will make her nest there, and lay, hatch, and gather under her shade. Yes, the kites will be gathered there, every one with her mate.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Swallows

Jeremiah 8:7

Yes, the stork in the sky knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people don't know Yahweh's law.

Psalm 84:3

Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.

Isaiah 38:14

I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed. Be my security."

Birds » Clean » Turtle

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to afford; 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 the 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 may eat.

Deuteronomy 14:20

Of all clean birds you may eat.

Birds » Rapid flight of, alluded to

Hosea 11:11

They will come trembling like a bird out of Egypt, and like a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will settle them in their houses," says Yahweh.

Isaiah 31:5

As birds hovering, so Yahweh of Armies will protect Jerusalem. He will protect and deliver it. He will pass over and preserve it."

Hosea 9:11

As for Ephraim, their glory will fly away like a bird. There will be no birth, none with child, and no conception.

Birds » Figurative

Isaiah 16:2

For it will be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so will the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.

Isaiah 46:11

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

Jeremiah 12:9

Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her all around? Go, assemble all the animals of the field, bring them to devour.

Ezekiel 39:4

You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you, and all your hordes, and the peoples who are with you: I will give you to the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the animals of the field to be devoured.

Birds » Unclean » Not to be eaten

Leviticus 11:13

"'These you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture,

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Birds » Clean » Sparrow

Leviticus 14:4

then the priest shall command them to take for him who is to be cleansed two living clean birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop.

Matthew 10:29-31

"Aren't two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father's will, but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.

Birds » Propagated by eggs

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young:

Birds » Clean » Partridge

1 Samuel 26:20

Now therefore, don't let my blood fall to the earth away from the presence of Yahweh; for the king of Israel has come out to seek a flea, as when one hunts a partridge in the mountains."

Birds » Clean » Pigeon

Leviticus 1:14

"'If his offering to Yahweh is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall offer his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

Leviticus 12:6

"'When the days of her purification are completed, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the door of the Tent of Meeting, a year old lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering:

Birds » Make their nests » In clefts of rocks

Numbers 24:21

He looked at the Kenite, and took up his parable, and said, "Your dwelling place is strong. Your nest is set in the rock.

Jeremiah 48:28

You inhabitants of Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock; and be like the dove that makes her nest over the mouth of the abyss.

Birds » Unclean » Cormorant

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Isaiah 34:11

But the pelican and the porcupine will possess it. The owl and the raven will dwell in it. He will stretch the line of confusion over it, and the plumb line of emptiness.

Birds » Unclean » Stork

Psalm 104:17

where the birds make their nests. The stork makes its home in the fir trees.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:11

But the pelican and the porcupine will possess it. The owl and the raven will dwell in it. He will stretch the line of confusion over it, and the plumb line of emptiness.

Isaiah 34:14-15

The wild animals of the desert will meet with the wolves, and the wild goat will cry to his fellow. Yes, the night creature shall settle there, and shall find herself a place of rest. The arrow snake will make her nest there, and lay, hatch, and gather under her shade. Yes, the kites will be gathered there, every one with her mate.

Birds » Songs of, at the break of day

Psalm 104:12

The birds of the sky nest by them. They sing among the branches.

Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors shall be shut in the street; when the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a 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 the singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Birds » Unclean » Pelican

Leviticus 11:18

the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

Psalm 102:6

I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.

Birds » Unclean » Bat

Isaiah 2:20

In that day, men shall cast away their idols of silver, and their idols of gold, which have been made for themselves to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

Birds » Clean » Offered in sacrifice

Leviticus 1:14

"'If his offering to Yahweh is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall offer his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

Birds » Often remove from places suffering calamities

Jeremiah 4:25

I saw, and behold, there was no man, and all the birds of the sky had fled.

Jeremiah 9:10

For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the pastures of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none passes through; neither can men hear the voice of the livestock; both the birds of the sky and the animals are fled, they are gone.

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ostriches

Job 39:13

"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?

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 birds of the sky made their nests in its boughs; and under its branches did all the animals of the field bring forth their young; and under its shadow lived all great nations.

Matthew 13:32

which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches."

Birds » Illustrative » Of the devil and his spirits

Matthew 13:4

As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.

Birds » Make their nests » In trees

Psalm 104:17

where the birds make their nests. The stork makes its home in the fir trees.

Ezekiel 31:6

All the birds of the sky made their nests in its boughs; and under its branches did all the animals of the field bring forth their young; and under its shadow lived all great nations.

Birds » Illustrative » Of unsettled persons, &c

Isaiah 16:2

For it will be that as wandering birds, as a scattered nest, so will the daughters of Moab be at the fords of the Arnon.

Proverbs 27:8

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

Birds » Unclean » Bittern

Isaiah 34:11

But the pelican and the porcupine will possess it. The owl and the raven will dwell in it. He will stretch the line of confusion over it, and the plumb line of emptiness.

Isaiah 14:23

"I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water. I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says Yahweh of Armies.

Birds » Unclean » Eagle

Leviticus 11:13

"'These you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture,

Job 39:27

Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up, and makes his nest on high?

Birds » Unclean » Raven

Birds » Unclean » Hawk

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Job 39:26

"Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, and stretches 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

Yes, the stork in the sky knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people don't know Yahweh's law.

Isaiah 38:14

I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed. Be my security."

Birds » Rest on trees

Daniel 4:12

The leaves of it were beautiful, and its fruit much, and in it was food for all: the animals of the field had shadow under it, and the birds of the sky lived in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it.

Matthew 13:32

which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches."

Birds » Created by God

Genesis 2:19

Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

Genesis 1:20

God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky."

Birds » Nests of

Psalm 104:17

where the birds make their nests. The stork makes its home in the fir trees.

Matthew 13:32

which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches."

Birds » Used as sacrifices » Peacocks

1 Kings 10:22

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

Job 39:13

"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?

Birds » Unclean » Peacock

1 Kings 10:22

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

Job 39:13

"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?

Birds » Clean » Swallow

Psalm 84:3

Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.

Isaiah 38:14

I chattered like a swallow or a crane. I moaned like a dove. My eyes weaken looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed. Be my security."

Birds » What species were unclean

Leviticus 11:13-20

"'These you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture, and the red kite, any kind of black kite, any kind of raven, read more.
the horned owl, the screech owl, and the gull, any kind of hawk, the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe, and the bat. "'All flying insects that walk on all fours are an abomination to 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 red kite, and the falcon, and the kite after its kind, and every raven after its kind, read more.
and the ostrich, and the owl, and the seagull, and the hawk after its kind, the little owl, and the great owl, and the horned owl, and the pelican, and the vulture, and the cormorant, and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. All winged creeping things are unclean to you: they shall not be eaten.

Birds » Power over, given to man

Psalm 8:8

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

Birds » Appointed for food

Genesis 9:2-3

The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that the ground teems with, and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand. Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.

Deuteronomy 14:11-20

Of all clean birds you may eat. But these are they of which you shall not eat: the eagle, and the vulture, and the osprey, and the red kite, and the falcon, and the kite after its kind, read more.
and every raven after its kind, and the ostrich, and the owl, and the seagull, and the hawk after its kind, the little owl, and the great owl, and the horned owl, and the pelican, and the vulture, and the cormorant, and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the hoopoe, and the bat. All winged creeping things are unclean to you: they shall not be eaten. Of all clean birds you may eat.

Birds » Unclean » Ostrich

Job 39:13

"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?

Job 39:18

When she lifts up herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.

Birds » Differ in flesh from beasts and fishes

1 Corinthians 15:39

All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.

Birds » Cages of

Revelation 18:2

He cried with a mighty voice, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, and she has become a habitation of demons, a prison of every unclean spirit, and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird!

Birds » Habits of

Job 39:13-18

"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love? For she leaves her eggs on the earth, warms them in the dust, and forgets that the foot may crush them, or that the wild animal may trample them. read more.
She deals harshly with her young ones, as if they were not hers. Though her labor is in vain, she is without fear, because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding. When she lifts up herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.

Job 39:26-30

"Is it by your wisdom that the hawk soars, and stretches her wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up, and makes his nest on high? On the cliff he dwells, and makes his home, on the point of the cliff, and the stronghold. read more.
From there he spies out the prey. His eyes see it afar off. His young ones also suck up blood. Where the slain are, there he is."

Birds » Not to be eaten with their young

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young: you shall surely let the hen go, but the young you may take to 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 doesn't know his time. As the fish that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly on them.

Birds » Unclean » Glede

Deuteronomy 14:13

and the red kite, and the falcon, and the kite after its kind,

Birds » Domesticated

Job 41:5

Will you play with him as with a bird? Or will you bind him for your girls?

Birds » Make their nests » On the ground

Deuteronomy 22:6

If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen 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 bird that flies in the sky,

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 bird that flies in the sky,

Birds » Unclean » Ossifrage

Leviticus 11:13

"'These you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Little owl

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Birds » Unclean » Gier eagle

Leviticus 11:18

the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

Birds » Unclean » Great owl

Leviticus 11:17

the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl,

Birds » Unclean » Lapwing

Birds » Unclean » Osprey

Leviticus 11:13

"'These you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture,

Birds » Unclean » Cuckoo

Birds » Unclean » Heron

Birds » Unclean » Kite

Birds » Unclean » Swan

Leviticus 11:18

the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey,

Birds » Unclean » Night hawk

Birds » Clean » Quail

Exodus 16:12-13

"I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At evening you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread: and you shall know that I am Yahweh your God.'" It happened at evening that quail came up and covered the camp; and in the morning the dew lay around the camp.

Birds » Names given to, by adam

Genesis 2:19-20

Out of the ground Yahweh God formed every animal of the field, and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. Whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock, and to the birds of the sky, and to every animal of the field; but for man there was not found a helper suitable for him.

Birds » The blood of, not to be eaten

Leviticus 7:26

You shall not eat any blood, whether it is of bird or of animal, in any of your dwellings.

Birds » Illustrative » Of hostile nations

Jeremiah 12:9

Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her all around? Go, assemble all the animals of the field, bring them to devour.

Birds » Called » Feathered fowl

Ezekiel 39:17

You, son of man, thus says the Lord Yahweh: Speak to the birds of every sort, and to every animal 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 on 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 grew rich.

Birds » Are hostile to strange kinds

Jeremiah 12:9

Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her all around? Go, assemble all the animals of the field, bring them to devour.

Birds » Taken in snares or nets

Proverbs 1:17

For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:

Birds » Given as food to man

Genesis 9:2-3

The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that the ground teems with, and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand. Every moving thing that lives will be food for you. As the green herb, I have given everything to you.

Birds » Make their nests » Deserted cities

Isaiah 34:15

The arrow snake will make her nest there, and lay, hatch, and gather under her shade. Yes, the kites will be gathered there, every one with her mate.

Birds » Illustrative » Of cruel and rapacious kings

Isaiah 46:11

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

Birds » Inhabit » Marshes

Isaiah 14:23

"I will also make it a possession for the porcupine, and pools of water. I will sweep it with the broom of destruction," says Yahweh of Armies.

Birds » Called » Birds of the air

Birds » Early distinguished into clean and clean

Birds » Herb of the field given as food to

Genesis 1:30

To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;" and it was so.

Birds » Created for the glory of God

Psalm 148:10

wild animals and all livestock; small creatures and flying birds;

Birds » Many kinds of, granivorous

Matthew 13:4

As he sowed, some seeds fell by the roadside, and the birds came and devoured them.

Birds » Many kinds of, migratory

Jeremiah 8:7

Yes, the stork in the sky knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people don't know Yahweh's law.

Birds » Make, and dwell in nests

Birds » Fly above the earth

Genesis 1:20

God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky."

Birds » Solomon wrote the history of

1 Kings 4:33

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fish.

Birds » Inhabit » Mountains

Psalm 50:11

I know all the birds of the mountains. The wild animals of the field are mine.

Birds » Inhabit » Deserts

Psalm 102:6

I am like a pelican of the wilderness. I have become as an owl of the waste places.

Birds » Called » Fowls of the air

Genesis 7:3

Also of the birds of the sky, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive on the surface of all the earth.

Birds » Clean » Dove

Genesis 8:8

He sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the ground,

Birds » Often worshipped by idolaters

Romans 1:23

and traded the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things.

Birds » Furnished with claws

Daniel 4:33

The same hour was the thing fulfilled on Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and ate grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of the sky, until his hair was grown like eagles' [feathers], and his nails like birds' [claws].

Birds » Instinctively fear man

Genesis 9:2

The fear of you and the dread of you will be on every animal of the earth, and on every bird of the sky. Everything that the ground teems with, and all the fish of the sea are delivered into your hand.

Birds » The property of God

Psalm 50:11

I know all the birds of the mountains. The wild animals of the field are mine.

Birds » Make their nests » Under the roofs of houses

Psalm 84:3

Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, Yahweh of Armies, my King, and my God.

Birds » Creation of, on the fifth creative day

Genesis 1:20-30

God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky." God created the large sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed, after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth." read more.
There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind, livestock, creeping things, and animals of the earth after their kind;" and it was so. God made the animals of the earth after their kind, and the livestock after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind. God saw that it was good. 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 birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them. God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." God said, "Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree, which bears fruit yielding seed. It will be your food. To every animal of the earth, and to every bird of the sky, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for 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 sky?'

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

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

If a bird's nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young: you shall surely let the hen go, but the young you may take to 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 animals of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'

Birds » Can all be tamed

Birds » Solomon's proverbs of

1 Kings 4:33

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that springs out of the wall; he spoke also of animals, and of birds, and of creeping things, and of fish.

Birds » Lessons of wisdom to be learned from

Job 12:7

"But ask the animals, now, and they shall teach you; the birds of the sky, and they shall tell you.

Birds » Migrate

Jeremiah 8:7

Yes, the stork in the sky knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people don't know Yahweh's law.

Birds » Instincts of

Proverbs 1:17

For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird:

Birds » Figurative » Symbolical

Daniel 7:6

After this I saw, and behold, another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird; the animal had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

Topics on Birds

Birds Eating

1;40;19

Within three more days, Pharaoh will lift up your head from off you, and will hang you on a tree; and the birds will eat your flesh from off you."

Birds Of Prey

1;15;11

The birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.

Birds, Features Of

1;1;20

God said, "Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of sky."

Birds, Figurative Use

19;124;7

Our soul has escaped like a bird out of the fowler's snare. The snare is broken, and we have escaped.

Birds, Types Of Birds

3;11;13

"'These you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the vulture, and the black vulture,

Wings Of Birds

19;91;4

He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.