'Birds' in the Bible
Then God said, “Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.”
So God blessed them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the waters of the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth.”
The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the sky, and to every wild animal; but for the man no helper was found as his complement.
Then the Lord said, “I will wipe off from the face of the earth mankind, whom I created, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky—for I regret that I made them.”
Two of everything—from the birds according to their kinds, from the livestock according to their kinds, and from the animals that crawl on the ground according to their kinds—will come to you so that you can keep them alive.
and seven pairs, male and female, of the birds of the sky—in order to keep offspring alive on the face of the whole earth.
From the clean animals, unclean animals, birds, and every creature that crawls on the ground,
They entered it with all the wildlife according to their kinds, all livestock according to their kinds, the creatures that crawl on the earth according to their kinds, all birds, every fowl, and everything with wings according to their kinds.
Every creature perished—those that crawl on the earth, birds, livestock, wildlife, and those that swarm on the earth, as well as all mankind.
He wiped out every living thing that was on the surface of the ground, from mankind to livestock, to creatures that crawl, to the birds of the sky, and they were wiped off the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark.
Bring out all the living creatures that are with you—birds, livestock, those that crawl on the ground—and they will spread over the earth and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”
And Noah built an altar to Yahweh, and he took from all the clean animals and from all the clean birds, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
and with every living creature that is with you—birds, livestock, and all wildlife of the earth that are with you—all the animals of the earth that came out of the ark.
And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.
Birds of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.
And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.
Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.
And it came about that in the evening little birds came up and the place was covered with them: and in the morning there was dew all round about the tents.
“If his gift to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he is to present his offering from the turtledoves or young pigeons.
You are not to eat any form of blood in any of your dwellings, whether it's from birds or animals.
“You are to detest these birds. They must not be eaten because they are detestable:the eagle, the bearded vulture,the black vulture,
And the kite and the falcon, and birds of that sort;
Every raven, and birds of that sort;
And the ostrich and the night-hawk and the sea-hawk, and birds of that sort;
The stork and the heron, and birds of that sort, and the hoopoe and the bat.
“This is the law concerning animals, birds, all living creatures that move in the water, and all creatures that swarm on the ground,
Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water:
And he shall take to cleanse the house two birds, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
And he shall kill the one of the birds in an earthen vessel over running water:
Then the Lord sent a wind, driving little birds from the sea, so that they came down on the tents, and all round the tent-circle, about a day's journey on this side and on that, in masses about two cubits high over the face of the earth.
And all that day and all night and the day after, the people were taking up the birds; the smallest amount which anyone got was ten homers: and they put them out all round the tents.
Of all clean birds ye shall eat.
But these birds you may not take: the eagle and the gier-eagle and the ospray;
The falcon and the kite, and birds of that sort;
Every raven, and all birds of that sort;
And the ostrich and the night-hawk and the sea-hawk and birds of that sort;
The stork and the heron and birds of that sort, and the hoopoe and the bat.
Your corpses will be food for all the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land, with no one to scare them away.
“Come here,” the Philistine called to David, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts!”
Today, the Lord will hand you over to me. Today, I’ll strike you down, cut your head off, and give the corpses of the Philistine camp to the birds of the sky and the creatures of the earth. Then all the world will know that Israel has a God,
Then do not let my blood be drained out on the earth away from the face of the Lord: for the king of Israel has come out to take my life, like one going after birds in the mountains.
And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.
ten calves fattened in the stall, twenty calves from the pasture, and a hundred sheep, not to mention rams, gazelles, deer, and well-fed birds.
He described trees, from the cedar in Lebanon to the hyssop growing out of the wall. He also taught about animals, birds, reptiles, and fish.
Anyone who belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city,the dogs will eat,and anyone who dies in the field,the birds of the sky will eat,for the Lord has said it!’
Anyone who belongs to Baasha and dies in the city,the dogs will eat,and anyone who is his and dies in the field,the birds of the sky will eat.”
He who belongs to Ahab and dies in the city, the dogs will eat,and he who dies in the field, the birds of the sky will eat.’”
Now that which was prepared for each day was one ox and six choice sheep, also birds were prepared for me; and once in ten days all sorts of wine were furnished in abundance. Yet for all this I did not demand the governor’s food allowance, because the servitude was heavy on this people.
But ask the animals, and they will instruct you;ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.
a place where birds of prey never fly, and the eyes of the falcon have never seen.
It is hidden from the eyes of every living thingand concealed from the birds of the sky.
who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earthand makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?”
Will you play with it as [with] birds and put it on a leash for your girls?
the birds of the sky,and the fish of the seathat pass through the currents of the seas.
I know all the birds in the mountains; indeed, everything that moves in the field is mine.
He rained meat on them like dust,and winged birds like the sand of the seas.
And He let [the birds] fall in the midst of their camp, round about their tents.
They gave the corpses of Your servantsto the birds of the sky for food,the flesh of Your godly onesto the beasts of the earth.
Even the birds find a home there, and the swallow builds a nest, where she can protect her young near your altars, O Lord who rules over all, my king and my God.
The birds of the sky live beside the springs;they sing among the foliage.
Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.
At the people's request he sent birds, and gave them the bread of heaven for food.
wild animals and all cattle,creatures that crawl and flying birds,
Look, it is useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds,
For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
Like fluttering birds, like an abandoned nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon River.
They will all be left for the birds of prey on the hillsand for the wild animals of the land.The birds will spend the summer on them,and all the animals, the winter on them.
As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.
Owls and wild animals will live there, all kinds of wild birds will settle in it. The Lord will stretch out over her the measuring line of ruin and the plumb line of destruction.
The sand partridge will make her nest there;she will lay and hatch her eggsand will gather her brood under her shadow.Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there,each with its mate.
I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
"Evil men are found among my people. They lie in wait like someone who traps birds. They set a trap, but they do so to catch people.
As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
The corpses of these people will become food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land, with no one to scare them away.
[Even the migratory birds are punctual to their seasons.] Yes, the stork [excelling in the great height of her flight] in the heavens knows her appointed times [of migration], and the turtledove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time of their return. But My people do not know the law of the Lord [which the lower animals instinctively recognize in so far as it applies to them].
I will raise weeping and a lamentover the mountains,a dirge over the wilderness grazing land,for they have been so scorchedthat no one passes through.The sound of cattle is no longer heard.From the birds of the sky to the animals,everything has fled—they have gone away.
How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.
Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
“I will ordain four kinds of judgment for them”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land to devour and destroy.
They will die from deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like manure on the face of the earth. They will be finished off by sword and famine. Their corpses will become food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land.
I will spoil the plans of Judah and Jerusalem in this place. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, by the hand of those who want to take their life. I will provide their corpses as food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land.
will be handed over to their enemies, to those who want to take their life. Their corpses will become food for the birds of the sky and for the wild animals of the land.
“Therefore, this is what the Lord God says: I am against your magic bands that you ensnare people with like birds, and I will tear them from your arms. I will free the people you have ensnared like birds.
I will plant it on Israel’s high mountainso that it may bear branches, produce fruit,and become a majestic cedar.Birds of every kind will nest under it,taking shelter in the shade of its branches.
I will leave you in the desert,you and all the fish of your streams.You will fall on the open groundand will not be taken awayor gathered for burial.I have given youto the beasts of the earthand the birds of the sky as food.
All the birds of the skynested in its branches,and all the animals of the fieldgave birth beneath its boughs;all the great nations lived in its shade.
All the birds of the sky nested on its fallen trunk, and all the animals of the field were among its boughs.
I will abandon you on the landand hurl you on the open field.I will cause all the birds of the skyto settle on youand let the beasts of the entire eartheat their fill of you.
The fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals of the field, every creature that crawls on the ground, and every human being on the face of the earth will tremble before Me. The mountains will be thrown down, the cliffs will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.
Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
"Now as for you, Son of Man, this is what the Lord GOD has to say: "Tell all of the birds and wild beasts, "Come! Gather together and participate in the sacrifice that I'm going to make for you. This great sacrifice will take place on the mountains of Israel, where you'll be eating flesh and drinking blood.
Any dead body or mangled carcass from the birds or from the animals, the priests shall not eat."
Wherever people live—or wild animals, or birds of the air—He has handed them over to you and made you ruler over them all. You are the head of gold.
Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit was abundant,and on it was food for all.Wild animals found shelter under it,the birds of the air lived in its branches,and every creature was fed from it.
He called out loudly:Cut down the tree and chop off its branches;strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit.Let the animals flee from under it,and the birds from its branches.
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