bible verses about birds


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?”
  • Job 38:41 – “Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?”

Bird’s as Metaphors and Symbolism:

  • 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.”
  • Psalm 104:17 – “Where the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the junipers.”

Bird’s Dependence on God:

  • Psalm 147:9 – “He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.”
  • Job 12:7-10 – “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

Safety and Shelter:

  • 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 104:12 – “The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.”

Praise and Worship:

  • Psalm 148:10 – “wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds.”
  • Isaiah 38:14 – “I cried like a swift or thrush, I moaned like a mourning dove. My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens. I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!”

Lessons from Birds:

  • Job 35:11 – “who teaches us more than he teaches the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?”
  • Proverbs 6:6-8 – “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”

Provision and Sustenance:

  • Psalm 104:14 – “He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth.”
  • Deuteronomy 22:6 – “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.”

Creation and Variety:

  • 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.'”
  • Leviticus 11:13-19 – “These are the birds you are to regard as unclean and not eat because they are unclean: the eagle, the vulture, the black vulture…”

Protection and Deliverance:

  • Jeremiah 12:9 – “Is not my inheritance to me like a speckled bird of prey? Are the birds of prey against her on every side? Go, gather all the beasts of the field; bring them to devour.”
  • 2 Samuel 22:11 – “He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.”

Inheritance and Blessings:

  • 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.”
  • Psalm 50:11 – “I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine.”