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26 Bible Verses About Birds

Bible verses about birds.

From pollinating the flowers of plants that feed the world to scavenging carcasses that would otherwise fill the earth, all birds play an important role in restoring balance in our ecosystem and their importance has been appreciated and documented since the beginning of time.

In the Bible, different birds including doves, eagles, and ravens are mentioned hundreds of times in both the Old and New Testaments in different contexts each serving to pass across an important message.

Beginning with the creation story to the story of Noah’s Ark and Jesus’ baptism, here are 26 Bible verses about birds that remind us of just how important they are to us.

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List of Bible verses about Birds

Bible verses about birds.

Genesis 1:20 

“And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.'”

Luke 12:24  

“Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!”

Leviticus 11:13-20

“These are the birds you are to regard as unclean and not eat because they are unclean: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture, the red kite, any kind of black kite, any kind of raven, the horned owl, the screech owl, the gull, any kind of hawk, the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, the white owl, the desert owl, the osprey, the stork, any kind of heron, the hoopoe and the bat.”

Psalm 84:3 

“Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, Lord Almighty, my King and my God.”

Deuteronomy 22:6-7

“If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young. You must let the mother go, but you may take the young for yourself, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.”

Proverbs 27:8

“Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home.”

Matthew 10:29

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.”

Psalm 50:11

“I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.”

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Psalm 102:7 

“I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof.”

Bible verses about birds.

Matthew 3:16 

“As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.”

Psalm 124:7

“We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.”

Proverbs 6:5 

“Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.”

Ecclesiastes 10:20 

“Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because a bird in the sky may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say.”

Isaiah 40:31 

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Jeremiah 8:7 

“Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the Lord.”

Bible verses about birds.

Matthew 6:26 

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

James 3:7

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

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Jeremiah 15:3 

“I will send four kinds of destroyers against them, declares the Lord: the sword to kill and the dogs to drag away and the birds and the wild animals to devour and destroy.”

Ezekiel 17:23 

“On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches.”

Psalm 104:12 

“The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.”

Bible verses about birds.

Amos 3:5 

“Does a bird swoop down to a trap on the ground when no bait is there? Does a trap spring up from the ground if it has not caught anything?”

Matthew 8:20 

“Jesus replied, ‘Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.'”

Proverbs 30:17

“The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.”

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Matthew 10:16 

“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”

Bible verses about birds.

Luke 3:22 

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

Matthew 23:37 

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.”

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