4612 birds

4612 birds

Part of the created world, used for food. In OT times they were also used in sacrifices. In Scripture, birds are used in many metaphors.

Part of creation

Ge 1:21 See also Ge 1:20-30; Ge 2:20; 1Co 15:39; Jas 3:7

Cared for by God Lk 12:24 pp Mt 6:26 See also Job 38:41; Ps 50:11; Ps 147:9

To be cared for by humanity Dt 22:6-7

Specific varieties of bird

Raven Ge 8:7; 1Ki 17:4; SS 5:11

Eagle Ex 19:4; Job 39:27; Pr 23:5; Isa 40:31; Jer 49:16; Eze 17:3; Da 4:33; Hos 8:1

Hen Mt 23:37

Cock Pr 30:31; Mt 26:74

Ostrich Job 39:13-18; La 4:3

Owl Ps 102:6; Isa 34:11,15; Jer 50:39; Mic 1:8; Zep 2:14

Quail Ex 16:13; Nu 11:31-32; Ps 105:40

Sparrow Ps 84:3; Pr 26:2; Mt 10:29-31

Stork Ps 104:17; Jer 8:7; Zec 5:9

Vulture Job 15:23; Pr 30:17; Mic 1:16; Hab 1:8; Mt 24:28

Birds of prey Dt 28:26; 1Sa 17:46; 1Ki 16:4; Isa 18:6; Jer 12:9; Rev 19:17-18

Protected at the flood

Ge 6:20 See also Ge 8:17-19

Used in sacrifice

Ge 8:20 See also Ge 15:10; Lev 1:14; Lev 12:8; Lev 14:3-7,49-53; Lk 2:22-24

Used as food

Dt 14:11 See also Lev 17:13-14

Some not to be eaten

Lev 20:25 See also Lev 11:13-19 pp Dt 14:12-18

Not to be used as an object of worship

Dt 4:15-17 See also Ro 1:23

Appearing in dreams and visions

Ge 40:17; Ac 11:6; Rev 4:7; Rev 12:14

Used metaphorically

Of freedom Ps 55:6 See also Ps 11:1

Of isolation Ps 102:7

Of powerlessness Hos 11:11

Of being trapped Ps 124:7 See also Pr 6:5; Pr 7:23; Jer 5:26; La 3:52; Eze 13:20; Hos 7:12; Am 3:5

Of cruel invaders Isa 46:11 See also Dt 28:49-50

Of an object of hatred Jer 12:9

See also

1325God, the Creator
1330God, the provider
1409dream
4603animals
4627creatures
4636dove
4675nest
4678pigeon
4690wings
7340clean and unclean
7435sacrifice, in OT
8769idolatry, in OT

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