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33 Bible Verses about Eagles

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Leviticus 11:13

These you shall have in abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, for they are detestable: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray,

Job 9:26

They are passed away like the swift rowboats made of reeds, or like the eagle that swoops down on the prey.

Ezekiel 17:3

Say, Thus says the Lord God: A great eagle [Nebuchadnezzar] with great wings and long pinions, rich in feathers of various colors, came to Lebanon [symbolic of Jerusalem] and took the top of the cedar [tree].

Ezekiel 17:7

There was also another great eagle [the Egyptian king] with great wings and many feathers; and behold, this vine [Zedekiah] bent its roots [languishingly] toward him and shot forth its branches toward him, away from the beds of its planting, for him to water.

2 Samuel 1:23

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

Job 39:27-29

Does the eagle mount up at your command and make his nest on high [inaccessible place]? On the cliff he dwells and remains securely, upon the point of the rock and the stronghold. From there he spies out the prey; and his eyes see it afar off.

Jeremiah 49:16

Your [object of] horror (your idol) has deceived you, and the pride of your heart [has deceived you], O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock [Sela or Petra], who hold and occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as the eagle's, I will bring you down from there, says the Lord.

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.

Jeremiah 4:13

Behold, [the enemy] comes up like clouds, his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined (destroyed)!

Deuteronomy 14:12

But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the ospray,

Job 39:27

Does the eagle mount up at your command and make his nest on high [inaccessible place]?

Proverbs 30:19

The way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent upon a rock, the way of a ship in the midst of the sea, and the way of a man with a maid.

Deuteronomy 32:11

As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young, He spread abroad His wings and He took them, He bore them on His pinions.

Deuteronomy 28:49

The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you shall not understand,

Jeremiah 48:40

For thus says the Lord: Behold, he [Babylon] shall fly swiftly like an eagle and shall spread out his wings against Moab.

Hosea 8:1

Set the trumpet to your lips! [The enemy] comes as a [great] vulture against the house of the Lord, because they have broken My covenant and transgressed against My law.

Ezekiel 17:3-10

Say, Thus says the Lord God: A great eagle [Nebuchadnezzar] with great wings and long pinions, rich in feathers of various colors, came to Lebanon [symbolic of Jerusalem] and took the top of the cedar [tree]. He broke off the topmost of its young twigs [the youthful King Jehoiachin] and carried it into a land of trade [Babylon]; he set it in a city of merchants. He took also of the seedlings of the land [Zedekiah, one of the native royal family] and planted it in fertile soil and a fruitful field; he placed it beside abundant waters and set it as a willow tree [to succeed Zedekiah's nephew Jehoiachin in Judah as vassal king].read more.
And it grew and became a spreading vine of low [not Davidic] stature, whose branches turned [in submission] toward him, and its roots remained under and subject to him [the king of Babylon]; so it became a vine and brought forth branches and shot forth leafy twigs. There was also another great eagle [the Egyptian king] with great wings and many feathers; and behold, this vine [Zedekiah] bent its roots [languishingly] toward him and shot forth its branches toward him, away from the beds of its planting, for him to water. Though it was planted in good soil where water was plentiful for it to produce leaves and to bear fruit, it was transplanted, that it might become a splendid vine. Thus says the Lord God: Ask, Will it thrive? Will he [the insulted Nebuchadnezzar] not pluck up its roots and strip off its fruit so that all its fresh sprouting leaves will wither? It will not take a strong arm or many people to pluck it up by its roots [totally ending Israel's national existence]. Yes, behold, though transplanted, will it prosper? Will it not utterly wither when the east wind touches it? It will wither in the furrows and beds where it sprouted and grew.

Ezekiel 1:10

As for the likeness of their faces, they each had the face of a man [in front], and each had the face of a lion on the right side and the face of an ox on the left side; the four also had the face of an eagle [at the back of their heads].

Ezekiel 10:14

And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, the second the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

Daniel 7:4

The first [the Babylonian empire under Nebuchadnezzar] was like a lion and had eagle's wings. I looked till the wings of it were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand upon two feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.

Lamentations 4:19

Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the sky; they pursued us on the mountains, they lay in wait for us in the wilderness.

Jeremiah 49:22

Behold, one will come up and fly swiftly like an eagle and spread his wings against [the Edomite city of] Bozrah; and in that day the hearts of the mighty warriors of Edom will be like the heart of a woman in her pangs [in childbirth].

Psalm 103:5

Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]!

Micah 1:16

Make yourself bald in mourning and cut off your hair for the children of your delight; enlarge your baldness as the eagle, for [your children] shall be carried from you into exile.

Daniel 4:33

That very hour the thing was [in process of] being fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and did eat grass like oxen [as Daniel had said he would], and his body was wet with the dew of the heavens until his hair grew like eagles' [feathers] and his nails [were] like birds' [claws].

Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses also are swifter than leopards and are fiercer than the evening wolves, and their horsemen spread themselves and press on proudly; yes, their horsemen come from afar; they fly like an eagle that hastens to devour.

Revelation 8:13

Then I [looked and I] saw a solitary eagle flying in midheaven, and as it flew I heard it crying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, because of the rest of the trumpet blasts which the three angels are about to sound!

Matthew 24:28

Wherever there is a fallen body (a corpse), there the vultures (or eagles) will flock together.

Revelation 4:7

The first living creature (being) was like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature had the face of a man, and the fourth living creature [was] like a flying eagle.

Revelation 12:14

But the woman was supplied with the two wings of a giant eagle, so that she might fly from the presence of the serpent into the desert (wilderness), to the retreat where she is to be kept safe and fed for a time, and times, and half a time (three and one-half years, or 1,260 days).

From Thematic Bible


Eagles » Illustrative » (swiftness of,) of the swiftness of hostile armies

Jeremiah 48:40

For thus says the Lord: Behold, he [Babylon] shall fly swiftly like an eagle and shall spread out his wings against Moab.

Jeremiah 4:13

Behold, [the enemy] comes up like clouds, his chariots like the whirlwind; his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined (destroyed)!

Lamentations 4:19

Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the sky; they pursued us on the mountains, they lay in wait for us in the wilderness.

Deuteronomy 28:49

The Lord will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies, a nation whose language you shall not understand,

Eagles » Unclean

Leviticus 11:13

These you shall have in abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, for they are detestable: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray,

Deuteronomy 14:12

But these are the ones which you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, the ospray,

Eagles » Different kinds of

Leviticus 11:13

These you shall have in abomination among the birds; they shall not be eaten, for they are detestable: the eagle, the ossifrage, the ospray,

Leviticus 11:18

The swan, the pelican, the vulture,

Eagles » Illustrative » (mode of teaching her young to fly,) of God's care of his church

Deuteronomy 32:11

As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young, He spread abroad His wings and He took them, He bore them on His pinions.

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.

Eagles » Illustrative » Of wisdom and zeal of God's ministers

Ezekiel 1:10

As for the likeness of their faces, they each had the face of a man [in front], and each had the face of a lion on the right side and the face of an ox on the left side; the four also had the face of an eagle [at the back of their heads].

Revelation 4:7

The first living creature (being) was like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature had the face of a man, and the fourth living creature [was] like a flying eagle.

Eagles » Was the standard of the roman armies

Matthew 24:28

Wherever there is a fallen body (a corpse), there the vultures (or eagles) will flock together.

Matthew 24:15

So when you see the appalling sacrilege [the abomination that astonishes and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place -- "let the reader take notice and ponder and consider and heed [this] -- "

Eagles » Illustrative » (height and security of its dwelling,) of the fancied but fatal security of the wicked

Jeremiah 49:16

Your [object of] horror (your idol) has deceived you, and the pride of your heart [has deceived you], O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock [Sela or Petra], who hold and occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as the eagle's, I will bring you down from there, says the Lord.

Obadiah 1:4

Though you mount on high as the eagle and though you set your nest among the stars, I will bring you down from there, says the Lord.

Eagles » Greatness of its wings alluded to

Ezekiel 17:3

Say, Thus says the Lord God: A great eagle [Nebuchadnezzar] with great wings and long pinions, rich in feathers of various colors, came to Lebanon [symbolic of Jerusalem] and took the top of the cedar [tree].

Ezekiel 17:7

There was also another great eagle [the Egyptian king] with great wings and many feathers; and behold, this vine [Zedekiah] bent its roots [languishingly] toward him and shot forth its branches toward him, away from the beds of its planting, for him to water.

Eagles » Illustrative » Of great and powerful kings

Ezekiel 17:3

Say, Thus says the Lord God: A great eagle [Nebuchadnezzar] with great wings and long pinions, rich in feathers of various colors, came to Lebanon [symbolic of Jerusalem] and took the top of the cedar [tree].

Hosea 8:1

Set the trumpet to your lips! [The enemy] comes as a [great] vulture against the house of the Lord, because they have broken My covenant and transgressed against My law.

Eagles » A bird of prey

Matthew 24:28

Wherever there is a fallen body (a corpse), there the vultures (or eagles) will flock together.

Job 9:26

They are passed away like the swift rowboats made of reeds, or like the eagle that swoops down on the prey.

Eagles » Called the eagle of the heavens

Lamentations 4:19

Our pursuers were swifter than the eagles of the sky; they pursued us on the mountains, they lay in wait for us in the wilderness.

Eagles » Illustrative » (wings of,) of protection afforded to the church

Revelation 12:14

But the woman was supplied with the two wings of a giant eagle, so that she might fly from the presence of the serpent into the desert (wilderness), to the retreat where she is to be kept safe and fed for a time, and times, and half a time (three and one-half years, or 1,260 days).

Eagles » Peculiarity of its flight alluded to

Proverbs 30:19

The way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent upon a rock, the way of a ship in the midst of the sea, and the way of a man with a maid.

Eagles » Delights in the lofty cedars

Ezekiel 17:3-4

Say, Thus says the Lord God: A great eagle [Nebuchadnezzar] with great wings and long pinions, rich in feathers of various colors, came to Lebanon [symbolic of Jerusalem] and took the top of the cedar [tree]. He broke off the topmost of its young twigs [the youthful King Jehoiachin] and carried it into a land of trade [Babylon]; he set it in a city of merchants.

Eagles » Illustrative » (swiftness of,) of the melting away of riches

Eagles » Described as » Soaring to heaven

Eagles » Described as » Swift

2 Samuel 1:23

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

Eagles » Illustrative » (upward flight of,) of the saint's rapid progress toward heaven

Eagles » Feeds her young with blood

Job 39:29-30

From there he spies out the prey; and his eyes see it afar off. His young ones suck up blood, and where the slain are, there is he.

Eagles » Dwells in the high rocks

Job 39:27-28

Does the eagle mount up at your command and make his nest on high [inaccessible place]? On the cliff he dwells and remains securely, upon the point of the rock and the stronghold.

Eagles » Illustrative » (renewed strength and beauty of,) of the renewal of saints

Psalm 103:5

Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]!

Eagles » Strength of its feathers alluded to

Daniel 4:33

That very hour the thing was [in process of] being fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and did eat grass like oxen [as Daniel had said he would], and his body was wet with the dew of the heavens until his hair grew like eagles' [feathers] and his nails [were] like birds' [claws].

Eagles » Illustrative » (increased baldness of, in the moulting season,) of calamities

Micah 1:16

Make yourself bald in mourning and cut off your hair for the children of your delight; enlarge your baldness as the eagle, for [your children] shall be carried from you into exile.

Eagles » Described as » Long-sighted

Job 39:29

From there he spies out the prey; and his eyes see it afar off.

Eagles » Illustrative » (hasting to the prey,) of the swiftness of man's days

Job 9:26

They are passed away like the swift rowboats made of reeds, or like the eagle that swoops down on the prey.

Eagles » 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, beloved and lovely! In their lives and in their deaths they were not divided. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

Job 9:26

They are passed away like the swift rowboats made of reeds, or like the eagle that swoops down on the prey.

Righteous » Compared with » Eagles

Psalm 103:5

Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]!

Rocks » Inhabited by » Eagles

Jeremiah 49:16

Your [object of] horror (your idol) has deceived you, and the pride of your heart [has deceived you], O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock [Sela or Petra], who hold and occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as the eagle's, I will bring you down from there, says the Lord.

Job 39:28

On the cliff he dwells and remains securely, upon the point of the rock and the stronghold.

compared to Saints » Eagles

Psalm 103:5

Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]!