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Theasaurus: Ostriches

11 Bible Verses about Ostriches

Most Relevant Verses

Job 39:13

“The ostriches’ wings flap joyously
With the pinion and plumage of love,

Deuteronomy 14:15

and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds,

Job 39:13-18

“The ostriches’ wings flap joyously
With the pinion and plumage of love,
For she abandons her eggs to the earth
And warms them in the dust,
And she forgets that a foot may crush them,
Or that a wild beast may trample them.
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“She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers;
Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;
Because God has made her forget wisdom,
And has not given her a share of understanding.
“When she lifts herself on high,
She laughs at the horse and his rider.

Lamentations 4:3

Even jackals offer the breast,
They nurse their young;
But the daughter of my people has become cruel
Like ostriches in the wilderness.

Micah 1:8

Because of this I must lament and wail,
I must go barefoot and naked;
I must make a lament like the jackals
And a mourning like the ostriches.

Job 30:29

“I have become a brother to jackals
And a companion of ostriches.

Isaiah 43:20

“The beasts of the field will glorify Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I have given waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My chosen people.

Isaiah 13:21

But desert creatures will lie down there,
And their houses will be full of owls;
Ostriches also will live there, and shaggy goats will frolic there.

Isaiah 34:13

Thorns will come up in its fortified towers,
Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities;
It will also be a haunt of jackals
And an abode of ostriches.

Jeremiah 50:39

“Therefore the desert creatures will live there along with the jackals;
The ostriches also will live in it,
And it will never again be inhabited
Or dwelt in from generation to generation.

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Birds » Used as sacrifices » Ostriches

Job 39:13

“The ostriches’ wings flap joyously
With the pinion and plumage of love,

Lamentations 4:3

Even jackals offer the breast,
They nurse their young;
But the daughter of my people has become cruel
Like ostriches in the wilderness.

Ostriches » Illustrative » Of the unnatural cruelty of the jews in their calamities

Lamentations 4:3

Even jackals offer the breast,
They nurse their young;
But the daughter of my people has become cruel
Like ostriches in the wilderness.

Ostriches » Unclean and unfit for food

Leviticus 11:13

‘These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they are abhorrent, not to be eaten: the eagle and the vulture and the buzzard,

Ostriches » Illustrative » (companionship with,) of extreme desolation

Job 30:29

“I have become a brother to jackals
And a companion of ostriches.

Ostriches » Described as » Cruel to her young

Job 39:16

“She treats her young cruelly, as if they were not hers;
Though her labor be in vain, she is unconcerned;

Ostriches » Described as » Void of wisdom

Job 39:17

Because God has made her forget wisdom,
And has not given her a share of understanding.

Ostriches » Described as » Imprudent

Job 39:15

And she forgets that a foot may crush them,
Or that a wild beast may trample them.

Ostriches » Described as » Rapid in movement

Job 39:18

“When she lifts herself on high,
She laughs at the horse and his rider.

Ostriches » Furnished with wings and feathers

Job 39:13

“The ostriches’ wings flap joyously
With the pinion and plumage of love,

Ostriches » Lays her eggs in the sand

Job 39:14

For she abandons her eggs to the earth
And warms them in the dust,

Ostriches » In av the word "owl" occurs, but in the rv, it is the word "ostrich,"

Micah 1:8

Because of this I must lament and wail,
I must go barefoot and naked;
I must make a lament like the jackals
And a mourning like the ostriches.

Jeremiah 50:39

“Therefore the desert creatures will live there along with the jackals;
The ostriches also will live in it,
And it will never again be inhabited
Or dwelt in from generation to generation.

Deuteronomy 14:15

and the ostrich, the owl, the sea gull, and the hawk in their kinds,

Job 30:29

“I have become a brother to jackals
And a companion of ostriches.

More verses: Isaiah 43:20

Ostriches » The cry of

Micah 1:8

Because of this I must lament and wail,
I must go barefoot and naked;
I must make a lament like the jackals
And a mourning like the ostriches.

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