The Bible tells us many things which God created for mankind. The things which we can see today are created by the powerful and wonderful hands of God. We must know that God made them for a special purpose. All the natural things were created to make this world more attractive and beautiful.
Among all the creatures God created birds too. There are various kinds of birds that can be found on this earth. We can know several birds which are mentioned in the Bible. Let us know about the birds which the Bible has recorded.
Buzzard God asked Moses to command the children of Israel to stay away from such birds which were regarded as an abomination among the birds. The people of Israel were admonished not to eat the meat of buzzards. (Leviticus 11:13)
Dove Many times we can see the name of this bird in the Bible. After the great flood, Noah sent a dove to check the water level on the earth. Dove has the ability to fly for a long time. Noah used this bird to know the situation of water on this earth which was caused by the flood. (Genesis 8:8)
Eagle The name of this bird can be found many times in the scripture. In a conversation, God asked Job who makes an eagle fly high and makes its nest on high. Eagles can fly very high and it is a very strong bird. (Job 39:27)
Falcon The name of the falcon is recorded in the Bible. We can know that this bird was also a creation of God. (Deuteronomy 14:13)
Chicks Jesus says that God has sent many prophets to the land of Jerusalem but they have killed them. As a hen tries to protect its chicks by gathering them together, God also does the same. (Matthew 23:37)
Hawk God asked Job who made the bird hawk. It is really amazing to see a bird fly because God is there who gave his wisdom to make the bird fly. (Job 39:26)
Heron And Hoopoe These two birds are also mentioned in the Bible. We know that God has created these two beautiful birds to fill this earth. (Leviticus 11:19)
Vulture There are many species of vulture in the world. They can fly high and they eat insects, sneak, and mice. They can identify their prey even while they fly high. (Leviticus 11:13)
Turtledove This bird belongs to the pigeon family. Its body is reddish-brown and its neck is blue-grey. It usually eats the seeds of the ground. (Song of Solomon 2:12)
Swift This bird can be seen in several parts of the world. It is an amazing creature on this earth. The Bible does not forget to mention this little bird. (Jeremiah 8:7)
Swallow Swallows are small birds and they have pointed narrow wings which help them to fly. Their bills are very short and they depend on their weak feet. (Psalm 84:3)
Stork It is a big size bird. They love to live together. Often they are seen in a group. Their bills are long enough to hurt the prey easily. (Psalm 104:17)
Sparrows This bird can be found around us. It takes small insects, and seeds as its food. There are many types of sparrows in the world. We can find this bird in the word of God. (Matthew 10:29-31)
Raven This belongs to the crow family. But they are bigger than crow in size. They are black-colored birds. (Job 38:41)
Rooster The male chicken is called a rooster. They are usually considered meat. Peter cried out in tears when the rooster called three times in the morning as Jesus told him earlier about that fact. (Matthew 26:34)
Quail In various regions of the world it can be noticed. They are medium in size. They eat seeds, and small insects and live around us. (Numbers 11:31-32)
Pigeon There are many types of pigeons in this world. Small-sized pigeons are called doves but large sizes are known as pigeons. They live on eating seeds and small insects. (Leviticus 12:6)
Pelican These are the water birds. They have large throats and long beaks. (Psalm 102:6)
Partridge This bird can be seen in Europe, Asia, and Africa. They are medium-sized birds. (1 Samuel 26:20)
Owl of the desert It is a special species of owl. It nests in the cliffs. It is usually found in the mountains of Israel, Egypt, and the Arabian Peninsula. It takes mice and insects as its food. (Psalm 102:6)
Ostriches It is a large flightless bird. It has two long legs which they usually use for their walking and self-defense. These birds can run very fast and when they find themselves in danger they hit their enemies with kicks which are so powerful. (Job 30:29)
Let Us Know Some Other Important Facts About Birds.
God Created Birds Before the creation of man God created all the natural things and he also created birds. The Bible teaches us that birds were the direct creation of the Lord (Genesis 1:20-21).
Adam Named The Birds God asked Adam to name all the creatures including birds as well (Genesis 2:19-20).
Noah Offered Cleaned Birds To The Lord God delivered Noah and his family from the great flood where the rest of the world was destroyed. Noah offered God the burnt offering with the clean animals and clean birds (Genesis 8:20).
Birds Are Different From Other Creatures Paul said that birds are different from other creatures. All the animals and birds are unique (1 Corinthians 15:39).
Under Man’s Dominion God has made birds for the sake of man. Man has authority over the birds (Psalm 8:6-8).
Birds Can Be Eaten God says men should take birds as their food. It would not be considered a sin if a man eats birds (Genesis 9:3).
Birds Belong To God Psalm 50:11 says that all the birds are his. He has created them for the sake of man (Psalm 50:11).
Birds can Be Tamed The scripture says that birds can be tamed by a human being (James 3:7).
Bible Verses About Birds KJV
Genesis 8:20(KJV) “And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.”
Genesis 8:8(KJV) “Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;”
Isaiah 38:14(KJV) “Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.”
Isaiah 34:11(KJV) “But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.”
Job 39:27(KJV) “Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?”
Leviticus 1:14(KJV) “And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the Lord be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.”
Psalm 50:11(KJV) “I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.”
Psalm 68:13(KJV) “Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.”
Matthew 6:26(KJV) “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
Matthew 10:29(KJV) “Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.”
Luke 12:24(KJV) “Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?”
Psalm 104:12(KJV) “By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.”
Job 38:41(KJV) “Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.”
Matthew 10:16(KJV) “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”
Song of Solomon 2:12(KJV) “The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;”
Psalm 104:17(KJV) “Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house.”
Jeremiah 8:7(KJV) “Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.”
Matthew 26:34(KJV) “Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.”
Leviticus 11:17(KJV) “And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,”
Job 39:13(KJV) “Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?”
Jeremiah 17:11(KJV) “As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.”
Leviticus 11:19(KJV) “And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.”
Matthew 3:16(KJV) “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him.”
Genesis 1:20(KJV) “And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.”
Isaiah 40:31(KJV) “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
James 3:7(KJV) “For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind.”
Psalm 84:3(KJV) “Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.”
Job 28:7(KJV) “There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen.”
Leviticus 11:16(KJV) “And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,”