Birds

  • Created by God.

    Genesis 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

    Genesis 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

  • Created for the glory of God.

    Psalms 148:10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

  • Herb of the field given as food to.

    Genesis 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

  • bird (KJV Dictionary)

  • Differ in flesh from beasts and fishes.

    1 Corinthians 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

  • Power over given to man.

    Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    Psalms 8:8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

  • Names given to, by Adam.

    Genesis 2:19-20 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

  • See BIRDS in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

  • Instinctively fear man.

    Genesis 9:2 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.

  • Instinct of, inferior to man's reason.

    Job 35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

  • Lessons of wisdom to be learned from.

    Job 12:7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

  • Bible concordance for BIRDS

  • Can all be tamed.

    James 3:7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

  • Given as food to man.

    Genesis 9:2-3 And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. 3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

  • The blood of, not to be eaten.

    Leviticus 7:26 Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.

  • See Bird in McClintock and Strong.

  • The property of God.

    Psalms 50:11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

  • God provides for.

    Psalms 104:1-12 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. 2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: 3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: 4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: ...

    Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

    Luke 12:23-24 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?

  • CALLED
    • Fowls of the air.

      Genesis 7:3 Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

    • Fowls of heaven.

      Job 35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

    • Feathered fowl.

      Ezekiel 39:17 And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.

    • Winged fowl.

      Deuteronomy 4:17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,

    • Birds of the air.

      Matthew 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

  • Many kinds of, granivorous.

    Matthew 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

  • Many kinds of, carnivorous.

    Genesis 15:11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away.

    Genesis 40:19 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.

    Deuteronomy 28:26 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

  • Furnished with claws.

    Daniel 4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.

  • Propagated by eggs.

    Deuteronomy 22:6 If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:

    Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

  • Make, and dwell in nests.

    Matthew 8:20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

  • Are hostile to strange kinds.

    Jeremiah 12:9 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.

  • Have each their peculiar note or song.

    Psalms 104:12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.

    Ecclesiastes 12:4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;

    Song of Solomon 2:12 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;

  • Fly above the earth.

    Genesis 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

  • Rapid flight of, alluded to.

    Isaiah 31:5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.

    Hosea 9:11 As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.

    Hosea 11:11 They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.

  • Many kinds of, migratory.

    Jeremiah 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

  • Often remove from places suffering calamities.

    Jeremiah 4:25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

    Jeremiah 9:10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they are gone.

  • Rest on trees.

    Daniel 4:12 The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.

    Matthew 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

  • INHABIT
    • Mountains.

      Psalms 50:11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.

    • Deserts.

      Psalms 102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

    • Marshes.

      Isaiah 14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

    • Deserted Cities.

      Isaiah 34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.

      Isaiah 34:14-15 The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. 15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.

  • MAKE THEIR NESTS
    • In trees.

      Psalms 104:17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

      Ezekiel 31:6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.

    • On the ground.

      Deuteronomy 22:6 If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:

    • In clefts of rocks.

      Numbers 24:21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.

      Jeremiah 48:28 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.

    • In deserted cities.

      Isaiah 34:15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.

    • Under the roofs of houses.

      Psalms 84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

  • Early distinguished into clean and clean.

    Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

  • CLEAN;
    • Dove.

      Genesis 8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

    • Turtle.

      Leviticus 14:22 And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.

      Song of Solomon 2:12 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;

    • Pigeon.

      Leviticus 1:14 And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

      Leviticus 12:6 And when the days of her purifying are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, unto the priest:

    • Quail.

      Exodus 16:12-13 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God. 13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host.

    • Sparrow.

      Leviticus 14:4 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:

      Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

    • Swallow.

      Psalms 84:3 Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.

      Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

    • Cock and hen.

      Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

      Matthew 26:34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

      Matthew 26:74 Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew.

    • Partridge.

      1 Samuel 26:20 Now therefore, let not my blood fall to the earth before the face of the LORD: for the king of Israel is come out to seek a flea, as when one doth hunt a partridge in the mountains.

      Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

    • Crane.

      Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

      Jeremiah 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

    • To be eaten.

      Deuteronomy 14:11 Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

      Deuteronomy 14:20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat.

    • Offered in sacrifice.

      Genesis 8:20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

      Leviticus 1:14 And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

  • UNCLEAN;
    • Eagle.

      Leviticus 11:13 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

      Job 39:27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?

    • Ossifrage.

      Leviticus 11:13 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

    • Osprey.

      Leviticus 11:13 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

    • Vulture.

      Leviticus 11:14 And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;

      Job 28:7 There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:

      Isaiah 34:15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.

    • Glede.

      Deuteronomy 14:13 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,

    • Kite.

      Leviticus 11:14 And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;

    • Raven.

      Leviticus 11:15 Every raven after his kind;

      Job 38:41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

    • Owl.

      Leviticus 11:16 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,

      Job 30:29 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.

    • Night hawk.

      Leviticus 11:16 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,

    • Cuckoo.

      Leviticus 11:16 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,

    • Hawk.

      Leviticus 11:17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

      Job 39:26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

    • Little owl.

      Leviticus 11:17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

    • Cormorant.

      Leviticus 11:17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

      Isaiah 34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.

    • Great owl.

      Leviticus 11:17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

    • Swan.

      Leviticus 11:18 And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,

    • Pelican.

      Leviticus 11:18 And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,

      Psalms 102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.

    • Gier Eagle.

      Leviticus 11:18 And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,

    • Stork.

      Leviticus 11:19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

      Psalms 104:17 Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.

    • Heron.

      Leviticus 11:19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

    • Lapwing.

      Leviticus 11:19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

    • Bat.

      Leviticus 11:19 And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

      Isaiah 2:20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

    • Ostrich.

      Job 39:13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

      Job 39:18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

    • Bittern.

      Isaiah 14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

      Isaiah 34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.

    • Peacock.

      1 Kings 10:22 For the king had at sea a navy of Tharshish with the navy of Hiram: once in three years came the navy of Tharshish, bringing gold, and silver, ivory, and apes, and peacocks.

      Job 39:13 Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?

    • Not to be eaten.

      Leviticus 11:13 And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,

      Leviticus 11:17 And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,

  • Not to be eaten with their young.

    Deuteronomy 22:6-7 If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: 7 But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.

  • Taken in snares or nets.

    Proverbs 1:17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

  • Often suffered for man's sin.

    Genesis 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

    Jeremiah 12:4 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.

    Ezekiel 38:20 So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.

    Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

  • Solomon wrote the history of.

    1 Kings 4:33 And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.

  • Confinement of, in cages alluded to.

    Jeremiah 5:27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

  • No likeness of, to be made for worship.

    Deuteronomy 4:17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,

  • Often worshipped by idolaters.

    Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE
    • Of cruel and rapacious kings.

      Isaiah 46:11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

    • Of hostile nations.

      Jeremiah 12:9 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.

    • Of people of different countries.

      Ezekiel 31:6 All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.

      Matthew 13:32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

    • Of unsettled persons, &c.

      Proverbs 27:8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

      Isaiah 16:2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

    • Of the devil and his spirits.

      Matthew 13:4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:

      Matthew 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

    • (Snaring,) of death.

      Ecclesiastes 9:12 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.

    • (Snaring,) of designs of the wicked.

      Psalms 124:7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

      Proverbs 1:10-17 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: ...

      Proverbs 7:23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

 
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