100 Bible Verses about Birds

Birds hold a special place in our hearts, symbolizing freedom, grace, and the beauty of God’s creation. In the Bible, they are woven into spiritual lessons and divine messages, reflecting God’s care and wisdom. From eagles to sparrows, every bird mentioned carries a deeper meaning. These 100 Bible verses about birds remind us of God’s attentive care and urge us to trust in the Creator who sustains all life.

God’s Care for 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?”
  • Psalm 147:9 – “He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.”
  • Job 38:41 – “Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?”
  • Psalm 50:11 – “I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.”
  • Genesis 8:8 – “Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.”
  • Genesis 8:9 – “But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark.”
  • Genesis 8:10 – “He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.”
  • Genesis 8:11 – “When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf!”

Birds as Symbols

  • 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.”
  • Psalm 55:6 – “I said, ‘Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.'”
  • 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.”
  • Genesis 1:21 – “So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”
  • Leviticus 11:13 – “These are the birds you are to regard as unclean and not eat because they are unclean: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture.”
  • Deuteronomy 14:11 – “You may eat any clean bird.”
  • Job 12:7 – “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you.”
  • Ezekiel 17:3 – “Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: A great eagle with powerful wings, long feathers and full plumage of varied colors came to Lebanon. Taking hold of the top of a cedar.”
  • Ezekiel 39:4 – “On the mountains of Israel you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you. I will give you as food to all kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals.”

Birds in Creation

  • 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.'”
  • Genesis 1:22 – “God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.'”
  • Genesis 7:14 – “They had with them every wild animal according to its kind, all livestock according to their kinds, every creature that moves along the ground according to its kind and every bird according to its kind, everything with wings.”
  • Job 35:11 – “Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?”
  • Psalm 104:12 – “The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.”
  • Psalm 104:17 – “There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers.”
  • Job 39:27 – “Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high?”
  • 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.”

Birds in Sacrifices and Offerings

  • Leviticus 1:14 – “If the offering to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, you are to offer a dove or a young pigeon.”
  • Leviticus 5:7 – “Anyone who cannot afford a lamb is to bring two doves or two young pigeons to the Lord as a penalty for their sin—one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.”
  • Leviticus 12:8 – “But if she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.”
  • Leviticus 14:4 – “The priest shall order that two live clean birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop be brought for the person to be cleansed.”
  • Leviticus 14:5 – “Then the priest shall order that one of the birds be killed over fresh water in a clay pot.”
  • Leviticus 14:6 – “He is then to take the live bird and dip it, together with the cedar wood, the scarlet yarn and the hyssop, into the blood of the bird that was killed over the fresh water.”
  • Leviticus 14:7 – “Seven times he shall sprinkle the one to be cleansed of the defiling disease and then pronounce them clean. After that, he is to release the live bird in the open fields.”
  • Leviticus 14:49 – “To purify the house, he is to take two birds and some cedar wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop.”
  • Leviticus 14:50 – “He shall kill one of the birds over fresh water in a clay pot.”
  • Leviticus 14:51 – “Then he is to take the cedar wood, the hyssop, the scarlet yarn and the live bird, dip them into the blood of the dead bird and the fresh water, and sprinkle the house seven times.”

Birds as Examples in Proverbs

  • Proverbs 6:5 – “Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler.”
  • Proverbs 26:2 – “Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.”
  • 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.”
  • Proverbs 30:19 – “The way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.”
  • 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.”

Birds and God’s Judgment

  • Isaiah 34:11 – “The desert owl and screech owl will possess it; the great owl and the raven will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom the measuring line of chaos and the plumb line of desolation.”
  • Zephaniah 1:3 – “I will sweep away both man and beast; I will sweep away the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea— and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble. When I destroy all mankind on the face of the earth,’ declares the Lord.”
  • Jeremiah 12:4 – “How long will the land lie parched and the grass in every field be withered? Because those who live in it are wicked, the animals and birds have perished. Moreover, the people are saying, ‘He will not see what happens to us.'”
  • Jeremiah 12:9 – “Has not my inheritance become to me like a speckled bird of prey that other birds of prey surround and attack? Go and gather all the wild beasts; bring them to devour.”
  • Revelation 19:21 – “The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.”
  • Isaiah 46:11 – “From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that I will bring about; what I have planned, that I will do.”
  • Ezekiel 38:20 – “The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble and every wall will fall to the ground.”

Birds in Psalms

  • Psalm 91:4 – “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
  • Psalm 148:10 – “wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds.”
  • Psalm 124:7 – “We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare; the snare has been broken, and we have escaped.”
  • Psalm 104:10-12 – “He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.”
  • Psalm 91:3 – “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.”
  • Psalm 102:6 – “I am like a desert owl, like an owl among the ruins.”

Birds in Proverbs and Wisdom Literature

  • Proverbs 27:8 – “Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home.”
  • Ecclesiastes 12:4 – “When the doors to the street are closed and the sound of grinding fades; when people rise up at the sound of birds, but all their songs grow faint.”
  • Ecclesiastes 9:12 – “Moreover, no one knows when their hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so people are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them.”
  • Job 39:13 – “The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, though they cannot compare with the wings and feathers of the stork.”
  • Job 39:26 – “Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom and spread its wings toward the south?”
  • Proverbs 1:17 – “How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it!”
  • Proverbs 7:23 – “Till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life.”

Birds in Prophetic Imagery

  • Jeremiah 4:25 – “I looked, and there were no people; every bird in the sky had flown away.”
  • Jeremiah 5:27 – “Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful.”
  • 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.”
  • Jeremiah 9:10 – “I will weep and wail for the mountains and take up a lament concerning the desert pastures. They are desolate and untraveled, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. The birds have all fled and the animals are gone.”
  • Ezekiel 31:6 – “All the birds of the sky nested in its boughs, all the animals of the wild gave birth under its branches; all the great nations lived in its shade.”
  • Ezekiel 39:17 – “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: ‘Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood.'”

Birds in Jesus’ Teachings

  • 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.”
  • Matthew 13:4 – “As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.”
  • Matthew 13:32 – “Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
  • 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!”
  • Luke 13:19 – “It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.”
  • Mark 4:4 – “As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.”
  • Mark 4:32 – “Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
  • Luke 8:5 – “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path; it was trampled on, and the birds ate it up.”
  • Luke 9:58 – “Jesus replied, ‘Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.'”

Birds in the Book of Revelation

  • Revelation 18:2 – “With a mighty voice he shouted: ‘Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.'”
  • Revelation 4:7 – “The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.”
  • Revelation 8:13 – “As I watched, I heard an eagle that was flying in midair call out in a loud voice: ‘Woe! Woe! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the trumpet blasts about to be sounded by the other three angels!'”
  • Revelation 12:14 – “The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.”
  • Revelation 14:6 – “Then I saw another angel flying in midair, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth—to every nation, tribe, language and people.”
  • Revelation 19:17-18 – “And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, ‘Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.'”

Birds in the Historical Books

  • 1 Kings 17:4 – “You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.”
  • 1 Kings 17:6 – “The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.”
  • 2 Samuel 1:23 – “Saul and Jonathan— in life they were loved and admired, and in death they were not parted. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.”
  • 1 Samuel 17:44 – “‘Come here,’ he said, ‘and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!'”
  • 1 Samuel 17:46 – “This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.”
  • 1 Kings 4:33 – “He spoke about plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also spoke about animals and birds, reptiles and fish.”
  • 1 Kings 14:11 – “Dogs will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country. The Lord has spoken!’”
  • 1 Kings 16:4 – “Dogs will eat those belonging to Baasha who die in the city, and birds will feed on those who die in the country.”
  • 1 Kings 21:24 – “Dogs will eat those belonging to Ahab who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country.”
  • 1 Kings 17:3 – “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan.”

Birds in Lamentations and Prophecies

  • Lamentations 3:52 – “Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird.”
  • Hosea 7:11 – “Ephraim is like a dove, easily deceived and senseless— now calling to Egypt, now turning to Assyria.”
  • Hosea 9:11 – “Ephraim’s glory will fly away like a bird— no birth, no pregnancy, no conception.”
  • 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?”
  • Habakkuk 1:8 – “Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like an eagle swooping to devour.”
  • Job 28:7 – “The path no bird of prey knows, Nor has the falcon’s eye caught sight of it.”
  • Hosea 11:11 – “They will come from Egypt, trembling like sparrows, from Assyria, fluttering like doves. I will settle them in their homes,” declares the LORD.”
  • Daniel 4:12 – “Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Under it the wild animals found shelter, and the birds lived in its branches; from it every creature was fed.”
  • 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.”


The Bible’s references to birds reveal God’s wisdom and care in creation. These 100 Bible verses about birds highlight how birds symbolize spiritual truths, from God’s provision to prophetic imagery. They remind us of the beauty of God’s world and His attentive care for all life. May these verses inspire you to see the divine in nature and trust in God’s loving care!

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