Ostrich, The

  • Unclean and unfit for food.

    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,

  • Furnished with wings and feathers.

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

  • Lays her eggs in the sand.

    Job 39:14 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust,

  • ostrich (KJV Dictionary)

    • Void of wisdom.

      Job 39:17 Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

    • Imprudent.

      Job 39:15 And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.

    • See OSTRICH in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Cruel to her young.

      Job 39:16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;

    • Rapid in movement.

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

    • Bible concordance for OSTRICHES

    • Of the unnatural cruelty of the Jews in their calamities.

      Lamentations 4:3 Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.

    • (Companionship with,) of extreme desolation.

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


See Ostrich in McClintock and Strong.

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