100 Bible Verses about Birds

Matthew 6:25-34 ESV / 268 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ...

Matthew 6:26 ESV / 259 helpful votes

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Psalm 104:12 ESV / 252 helpful votes

Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; they sing among the branches.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 130 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 50:11 ESV / 117 helpful votes

I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine.

Genesis 1:20 ESV / 104 helpful votes

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”

Matthew 10:29 ESV / 87 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.

Matthew 10:16 ESV / 77 helpful votes

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Luke 12:24 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

Proverbs 27:8 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.

Psalm 147:9 ESV / 68 helpful votes

He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry.

Matthew 13:32 ESV / 67 helpful votes

It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.”

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 66 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Genesis 1:21 ESV / 62 helpful votes

So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Leviticus 11:13-20 ESV / 57 helpful votes

“And these you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture, the kite, the falcon of any kind, every raven of any kind, the ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind, the little owl, the cormorant, the short-eared owl, ...

Song of Solomon 2:12 ESV / 51 helpful votes

The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Matthew 3:16 ESV / 49 helpful votes

And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;

Ezekiel 31:6 ESV / 49 helpful votes

All the birds of the heavens made their nests in its boughs; under its branches all the beasts of the field gave birth to their young, and under its shadow lived all great nations.

Psalm 84:1-4 ESV / 46 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah

Job 28:7 ESV / 46 helpful votes

“That path no bird of prey knows, and the falcon's eye has not seen it.

Job 38:41 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Who provides for the raven its prey, when its young ones cry to God for help, and wander about for lack of food?

Genesis 9:2 ESV / 42 helpful votes

The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered.

Psalm 104:17 ESV / 41 helpful votes

In them the birds build their nests; the stork has her home in the fir trees.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Jeremiah 8:7 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Even the stork in the heavens knows her times, and the turtledove, swallow, and crane keep the time of their coming, but my people know not the rules of the Lord.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Luke 12:6 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.

Psalm 68:13 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Though you men lie among the sheepfolds— the wings of a dove covered with silver, its pinions with shimmering gold.

Jeremiah 5:27 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich;

Genesis 8:9 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her and brought her into the ark with him.

Isaiah 38:14 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Like a swallow or a crane I chirp; I moan like a dove. My eyes are weary with looking upward. O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety!

Proverbs 1:17 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For in vain is a net spread in the sight of any bird,

Job 12:7 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;

Deuteronomy 22:6 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“If you come across a bird's nest in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young.

Psalm 55:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest;

James 3:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind,

1 Kings 4:33 ESV / 30 helpful votes

He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish.

Genesis 8:8 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Then he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground.

Genesis 1:30 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.

Matthew 8:20 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

Psalm 124:7 ESV / 27 helpful votes

We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped!

Amos 3:5 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Does a bird fall in a snare on the earth, when there is no trap for it? Does a snare spring up from the ground, when it has taken nothing?

Leviticus 14:4 ESV / 25 helpful votes

The priest shall command them to take for him who is to be cleansed two live clean birds and cedarwood and scarlet yarn and hyssop.

Genesis 1:20-30 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. ...

Matthew 13:4 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them.

Isaiah 34:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

But the hawk and the porcupine shall possess it, the owl and the raven shall dwell in it. He shall stretch the line of confusion over it, and the plumb line of emptiness.

Song of Solomon 2:11-12 ESV / 24 helpful votes

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Psalm 84:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

Jeremiah 17:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Like the partridge that gathers a brood that she did not hatch, so is he who gets riches but not by justice; in the midst of his days they will leave him, and at his end he will be a fool.

Ezekiel 39:4 ESV / 22 helpful votes

You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your hordes and the peoples who are with you. I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.

Isaiah 46:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Calling a bird of prey from the east, the man of my counsel from a far country. I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it.

Genesis 2:19 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

1 Corinthians 15:39 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.

Romans 1:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.

Matthew 10:29-31 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Daniel 2:38 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the children of man, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens, making you rule over them all—you are the head of gold.

Job 39:26-30 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high? On the rock he dwells and makes his home, on the rocky crag and stronghold. From there he spies out the prey; his eyes behold it from far away. His young ones suck up blood, and where the slain are, there is he.”

Genesis 8:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And sent forth a raven. It went to and fro until the waters were dried up from the earth.

Jeremiah 12:9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Is my heritage to me like a hyena's lair? Are the birds of prey against her all around? Go, assemble all the wild beasts; bring them to devour.

Psalm 8:5-8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

John 1:32 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.

Luke 3:22 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

Matthew 23:37 ESV / 18 helpful votes

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!

Isaiah 31:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Like birds hovering, so the Lord of hosts will protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver it; he will spare and rescue it.”

Ecclesiastes 10:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter.

Genesis 40:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head—from you!—and hang you on a tree. And the birds will eat the flesh from you.”

Genesis 8:20 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and took some of every clean animal and some of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Isaiah 34:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

There the owl nests and lays and hatches and gathers her young in her shadow; indeed, there the hawks are gathered, each one with her mate.

Psalm 148:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!

Job 39:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, but are they the pinions and plumage of love?

Matthew 26:34 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”

Jeremiah 48:28 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, O inhabitants of Moab! Be like the dove that nests in the sides of the mouth of a gorge.

Isaiah 16:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Like fleeing birds, like a scattered nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon.

Ecclesiastes 12:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And the doors on the street are shut—when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low—

Job 39:13-18 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, but are they the pinions and plumage of love? For she leaves her eggs to the earth and lets them be warmed on the ground, forgetting that a foot may crush them and that the wild beast may trample them. She deals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers; though her labor be in vain, yet she has no fear, because God has made her forget wisdom and given her no share in understanding. ...

Revelation 18:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And he called out with a mighty voice, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.

Hosea 9:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Ephraim's glory shall fly away like a bird— no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!

Song of Solomon 2:14 ESV / 15 helpful votes

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the crannies of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely.

Ecclesiastes 9:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For man does not know his time. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them.

Leviticus 11:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

“And these you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

Genesis 9:1-29 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth and upon every bird of the heavens, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea. Into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. ...

Psalm 102:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

I lie awake; I am like a lonely sparrow on the housetop.

Leviticus 14:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Also two turtledoves or two pigeons, whichever he can afford. The one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

Mark 1:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

Daniel 4:33 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles' feathers, and his nails were like birds' claws.

Psalm 91:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Job 35:11 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?’

Leviticus 11:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind,

Leviticus 1:14 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“If his offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or pigeons.

Revelation 8:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!”

Jeremiah 12:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

How long will the land mourn and the grass of every field wither? For the evil of those who dwell in it the beasts and the birds are swept away, because they said, “He will not see our latter end.”

Psalm 78:27 ESV / 12 helpful votes

He rained meat on them like dust, winged birds like the sand of the seas;

Psalm 8:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

Job 39:27 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?

Job 39:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south?

Leviticus 11:19 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The stork, the heron of any kind, the hoopoe, and the bat.

Leviticus 11:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The little owl, the cormorant, the short-eared owl,

Leviticus 11:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Every raven of any kind,

Genesis 15:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

Genesis 6:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

So the Lord said, “I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have made them.”

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