'Bird' in the Bible
God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind; and God saw that it was good and He affirmed and sustained it.
and to all the animals on the earth and to every bird of the air and to everything that moves on the ground—to everything in which there is the breath of life—I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so [because He commanded it].
So the Lord God formed out of the ground every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
Every animal, every crawling thing, every bird—and whatever moves on the land—went out by families (types, groupings) from the ark.
And Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every [ceremonially] clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
The fear and the terror of you shall be [instinctive] in every animal of the land and in every bird of the air; and together with everything that moves on the ground, and with all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hand.
The second [bird] he shall prepare as a burnt offering, according to the ordinance. So the priest shall make atonement on his behalf for the sin which he has committed, and it will be forgiven him.
Moreover, you are not to eat any blood [of any kind], whether of bird or animal, in any of your dwelling places.
This is the law regarding the animal and the bird and every living thing that moves in the waters and everything that swarms on the earth,
As for the live bird, he shall take it together with the cedar wood and the scarlet string and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the live bird in the blood of the bird sacrificed over the running water.
He shall sprinkle [the blood] seven times on the one to be cleansed from the leprosy and shall pronounce him [ceremonially] clean. Then he shall let the live bird go free over the open field.
and he shall take the cedar wood and the hyssop and the scarlet string, and the living bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird as well as in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.
So he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird and with the running water, along with the live bird and the cedar wood and the hyssop and the scarlet string.
But he shall let the live bird go free outside the city into the open field. So he shall make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.”
So when any Israelite or any stranger living temporarily among them, catches any ceremonially clean animal or bird when hunting, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.
You are therefore to make a distinction between the [ceremonially] clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; and you shall not make yourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything that crawls on the ground, which I have set apart from you as unclean.
“If you happen to come upon a bird’s nest along the road, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother [bird] is sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young.
You shall certainly let the mother go, but you may take the young for yourself, so that it may be well with you and that you may prolong your days.
“The path [deep within] no bird of prey knows,And the falcon’s eye has not caught sight of it.
“Will you play with him as with a bird?Or will you bind him [and put him on a leash] for your maidens?
In the Lord I take refuge [and put my trust];How can you say to me, “Flee like a bird to your mountain;
We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers;The trap is broken and we have escaped.
Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited netIn the sight of any bird;
Tear yourself away like a gazelle from the hand of the hunterAnd like a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Until an arrow pierced his liver [with a mortal wound];Like a bird fluttering straight into the net,He did not know that it would cost him his life.
Like a bird that wanders from her nest [with its comfort and safety],So is a man who wanders from his home.
Moreover, do not curse the king, even in your bedroom, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry the sound and a winged creature will make the matter known.
when the doors (lips) are shut in the streets and the sound of the grinding [of the teeth] is low, and one rises at the sound of a bird and the crowing of a rooster, and all the daughters of music (voice, ears) sing softly.
Calling a bird of prey from the east,From a far country, the man (Cyrus) of My purpose.Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass.I have planned it, be assured I will do it.
“Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me [unlike the others]?Are the birds of prey (enemies) surrounding her on every side?Go, gather all the [wild] beasts of the field;Bring them to devour [her]!
Without cause my enemiesHunted me down like a bird;
The priests shall not eat any bird or animal that has died a natural death or has been torn to pieces.
After this I kept looking, and behold, another one (the Greek Empire of Alexander the Great), like a leopard, which had on its back four wings like those of a bird; the beast also had four heads (Alexander’s generals, his successors), and power to rule was given to it.
As for Ephraim, their glory will fly away like a bird;No birth, no pregnancy, and [because of their impurity] no conception.
They will come trembling and hurriedly like birds from EgyptAnd like doves from the land of Assyria;And I will settle them in their houses [in the land of their inheritance], declares the Lord.
Does a bird fall into a trap on the ground when there is no bait in it?Does a trap spring up from the ground when it has caught nothing at all? [Of course not! So it is that Israel has earned her impending judgment.]
Flocks will lie down in her midst,All the animals which range in herds;Both the pelican and the short-eared owlWill roost on the top of Nineveh’s pillars.Birds will sing in the window,Desolation will be on the threshold;For He has uncovered the cedar paneling.
For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and sea creatures, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.
And he shouted with a mighty voice, saying, “Fallen, fallen [certainly to be destroyed] is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a dungeon haunted by every unclean spirit, and a prison for every unclean and loathsome bird.