'Bird' in the Bible
So God created the large sea-creatures and every living creature that moves and swarms in the water, according to their kinds. He also created every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth—everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.
So the Lord God formed out of the ground every wild animal and every bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
All wildlife, all livestock, every bird, and every creature that crawls on the earth came out of the ark by their groups.
Then Noah built an altar to the Lord. He took some of every kind of clean animal and every kind of clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
The fear and terror of you will be in every living creature on the earth, every bird of the sky, every creature that crawls on the ground, and all the fish of the sea. They are placed under your authority.
He will tear it open by its wings without dividing the bird. Then the priest is to burn it on the altar on top of the burning wood. It is a burnt offering, a fire offering of a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
He must prepare the second bird as a burnt offering according to the regulation. In this way the priest will make atonement on his behalf for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven.
Wherever you live, you must not eat the blood of any bird or animal.
He is to take the live bird together with the cedar wood, scarlet yarn, and hyssop, and dip them all into the blood of the bird that was slaughtered over the fresh water.
He will then sprinkle the blood seven times on the one who is to be cleansed from the skin disease. He is to pronounce him clean and release the live bird over the open countryside.
He will take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet yarn, and the live bird, dip them in the blood of the slaughtered bird and the fresh water, and sprinkle the house seven times.
He will purify the house with the blood of the bird, the fresh water, the live bird, the cedar wood, the hyssop, and the scarlet yarn.
Then he is to release the live bird into the open countryside outside the city. In this way he will make atonement for the house, and it will be clean.
“Any Israelite or foreigner living among them, who hunts down a wild animal or bird that may be eaten must drain its blood and cover it with dirt.
Therefore you must distinguish the clean animal from the unclean one, and the unclean bird from the clean one. Do not become contaminated by any land animal, bird, or whatever crawls on the ground; I have set these apart as unclean for you.
No bird of prey knows that path;no falcon’s eye has seen it.
Can you play with him like a birdor put him on a leash for your girls?
For the choir director. Davidic.I have taken refuge in the Lord.How can you say to me,“Escape to the mountain like a bird!
I know every bird of the mountains,and the creatures of the field are Mine.
I stay awake;I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
We have escaped like a bird from the hunter’s net;the net is torn, and we have escaped.
It is foolish to spread a netwhere any bird can see it,
Escape like a gazelle from a hunter,like a bird from a fowler’s trap.
until an arrow pierces its liver,like a bird darting into a snare—he doesn’t know it will cost him his life.
A man wandering from his homeis like a bird wandering from its nest.
Do not curse the king even in your thoughts,and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom,for a bird of the sky may carry the message,and a winged creature may report the matter.
the doors at the street are shutwhile the sound of the mill fades;when one rises at the sound of a bird,and all the daughters of song grow faint.
Like a bird fleeing,forced from the nest,the daughters of Moabwill be at the fords of the Arnon.
I call a bird of prey from the east,a man for My purpose from a far country.Yes, I have spoken; so I will also bring it about.I have planned it; I will also do it.
צ TsadeFor no apparent reason, my enemieshunted me like a bird.
You, all your troops, and the peoples who are with you will fall on the mountains of Israel. I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and to the wild animals.
“Son of man, this is what the Lord God says: Tell every kind of bird and all the wild animals: Assemble and come! Gather from all around to My sacrificial feast that I am slaughtering for you, a great feast on the mountains of Israel; you will eat flesh and drink blood.
The priests may not eat any bird or animal that died naturally or was mauled by wild beasts.
“While I was watching, another beast appeared. It was like a leopard with four wings of a bird on its back. It had four heads and was given authority to rule.
Ephraim’s glory will fly away like a bird:no birth, no gestation, no conception.
Does a bird land in a trap on the groundif there is no bait for it?Does a trap spring from the groundwhen it has caught nothing?
Every sea creature, reptile, bird, or animal is tamed and has been tamed by man,
He cried in a mighty voice:It has fallen,Babylon the Great has fallen!She has become a dwelling for demons,a haunt for every unclean spirit,a haunt for every unclean bird,and a haunt for every unclean and despicable beast.