100 Bible Verses about Owls

Isaiah 34:11 ESV / 134 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.

Psalm 102:6 ESV / 117 helpful votes

I am like a desert owl of the wilderness, like an owl of the waste places;

Isaiah 34:15 ESV / 86 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.

Leviticus 11:17 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 34:14 ESV / 62 helpful votes

And wild animals shall meet with hyenas; the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; indeed, there the night bird settles and finds for herself a resting place.

Leviticus 11:16 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Micah 1:8 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will make lamentation like the jackals, and mourning like the ostriches.

Deuteronomy 14:16 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The little owl and the short-eared owl, the barn owl

Jeremiah 50:39 ESV / 36 helpful votes

“Therefore wild beasts shall dwell with hyenas in Babylon, and ostriches shall dwell in her. She shall never again have people, nor be inhabited for all generations.

Isaiah 13:21 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But wild animals will lie down there, and their houses will be full of howling creatures; there ostriches will dwell, and there wild goats will dance.

Deuteronomy 14:15 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 43:20 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The wild beasts will honor me, the jackals and the ostriches, for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people,

Leviticus 11:16-17 ESV / 29 helpful votes

The ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind, the little owl, the cormorant, the short-eared owl,

Zephaniah 2:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Herds shall lie down in her midst, all kinds of beasts; even the owl and the hedgehog shall lodge in her capitals; a voice shall hoot in the window; devastation will be on the threshold; for her cedar work will be laid bare.

Leviticus 11:13 ESV / 28 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,

Job 30:29 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I am a brother of jackals and a companion of ostriches.

Isaiah 34:11-14 ESV / 25 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. Its nobles—there is no one there to call it a kingdom, and all its princes shall be nothing. Thorns shall grow over its strongholds, nettles and thistles in its fortresses. It shall be the haunt of jackals, an abode for ostriches. And wild animals shall meet with hyenas; the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; indeed, there the night bird settles and finds for herself a resting place.

Isaiah 14:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“And I will make it a possession of the hedgehog, and pools of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the Lord of hosts.

Leviticus 11:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The barn owl, the tawny owl, the carrion vulture,

Isaiah 34:1-17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Draw near, O nations, to hear, and give attention, O peoples! Let the earth hear, and all that fills it; the world, and all that comes from it. For the Lord is enraged against all the nations, and furious against all their host; he has devoted them to destruction, has given them over for slaughter. Their slain shall be cast out, and the stench of their corpses shall rise; the mountains shall flow with their blood. All the host of heaven shall rot away, and the skies roll up like a scroll. All their host shall fall, as leaves fall from the vine, like leaves falling from the fig tree. For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens; behold, it descends for judgment upon Edom, upon the people I have devoted to destruction. ...

Isaiah 34:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Thorns shall grow over its strongholds, nettles and thistles in its fortresses. It shall be the haunt of jackals, an abode for ostriches.

Isaiah 34:13-15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Thorns shall grow over its strongholds, nettles and thistles in its fortresses. It shall be the haunt of jackals, an abode for ostriches. And wild animals shall meet with hyenas; the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; indeed, there the night bird settles and finds for herself a resting place. 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.

Leviticus 11:17-18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The little owl, the cormorant, the short-eared owl, the barn owl, the tawny owl, the carrion vulture,

Revelation 18:2 ESV / 16 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.

Isaiah 13:1-22 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw. On a bare hill raise a signal; cry aloud to them; wave the hand for them to enter the gates of the nobles. I myself have commanded my consecrated ones, and have summoned my mighty men to execute my anger, my proudly exulting ones. The sound of a tumult is on the mountains as of a great multitude! The sound of an uproar of kingdoms, of nations gathering together! The Lord of hosts is mustering a host for battle. They come from a distant land, from the end of the heavens, the Lord and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. ...

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Isaiah 43:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.

Psalm 35:1-28 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Of David. Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for my help! Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers! Say to my soul, “I am your salvation!” Let them be put to shame and dishonor who seek after my life! Let them be turned back and disappointed who devise evil against me! Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away! ...

Deuteronomy 14:15-16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The ostrich, the nighthawk, the sea gull, the hawk of any kind; the little owl and the short-eared owl, the barn owl

Leviticus 14:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand and sprinkle some oil with his finger seven times before the Lord.

Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ...

Luke 12:24 ESV / 12 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!

Mark 7:1-37 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” ...

Mark 1:1-45 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. ...

Job 38:41 ESV / 12 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?

John 3:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Deuteronomy 14:1-29 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“You are the sons of the Lord your God. You shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead. For you are a people holy to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. “You shall not eat any abomination. These are the animals you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, and the mountain sheep. ...

Leviticus 11:1-47 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. ...

Deuteronomy 14:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And the tawny owl, the carrion vulture and the cormorant,

Leviticus 11:19 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Jeremiah 8:7 ESV / 8 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 8 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.

Job 39:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 15:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Colossians 2:1-23 ESV / 6 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ. ...

Galatians 5:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

John 16:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 13:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.”

Isaiah 34:12 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Its nobles—there is no one there to call it a kingdom, and all its princes shall be nothing.

Isaiah 18:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

They shall all of them be left to the birds of prey of the mountains and to the beasts of the earth. And the birds of prey will summer on them, and all the beasts of the earth will winter on them.

Leviticus 12:1-8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean seven days. As at the time of her menstruation, she shall be unclean. And on the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. Then she shall continue for thirty-three days in the blood of her purifying. She shall not touch anything holy, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying are completed. But if she bears a female child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her menstruation. And she shall continue in the blood of her purifying for sixty-six days. ...

Leviticus 11:22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Of them you may eat: the locust of any kind, the bald locust of any kind, the cricket of any kind, and the grasshopper of any kind.

Leviticus 11:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The kite, the falcon of any kind,

Leviticus 11:13-20 ESV / 6 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, ...

Leviticus 11:1-17:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth. Whatever parts the hoof and is cloven-footed and chews the cud, among the animals, you may eat. Nevertheless, among those that chew the cud or part the hoof, you shall not eat these: The camel, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. And the rock badger, because it chews the cud but does not part the hoof, is unclean to you. ...

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

James 2:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Colossians 4:1-18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Masters, treat your bondservants justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven. Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. ...

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Colossians 3:1-25 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Romans 1:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

John 14:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 14:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 10:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 8:32 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 1:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Luke 12:6-7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Luke 6:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Matthew 22:39 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 10:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Deuteronomy 14:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But these are the ones that you shall not eat: the eagle, the bearded vulture, the black vulture,

Mark 1:10 ESV / 4 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.

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