- Genesis 1:20 CSB
Then God said, “Let the water swarm with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.”
- Job 38:41 CSB
Who provides the raven’s food
when its young cry out to God
and wander about for lack of food?
- Job 39:27-29 CSB
Does the eagle soar at your command
and make its nest on high?
28 It lives on a cliff where it spends the night;
its stronghold is on a rocky crag.
29 From there it searches for prey;
its eyes penetrate the distance.
- Psalm 50:11 CSB
I know every bird of the mountains,
and the creatures of the field are mine.
- Psalm 84:1-3 CSB
How lovely is your dwelling place,
Lord of Armies.
2 I long and yearn
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh cry out for[a] the living God.
3 Even a sparrow finds a home,
and a swallow, a nest for herself
where she places her young—
near your altars, Lord of Armies,
my King and my God.
- Psalm 91:1-4 CSB
The one who lives under the protection of the Most High
dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say concerning the Lord, who is my refuge and my fortress,
my God in whom I trust:
3 He himself will rescue you from the bird trap,
from the destructive plague.
4 He will cover you with his feathers;
you will take refuge under his wings.
His faithfulness will be a protective shield.
- Psalm 104:12 CSB
The birds of the sky live beside the springs;
they make their voices heard among the foliage.
- Proverbs 27:8 CSB
Anyone wandering from his home
is like a bird wandering from its nest.
- Song of Songs 2:12 CSB
The blossoms appear in the countryside.
The time of singing[h] has come,
and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land.
- Isaiah 31:5 CSB
Like hovering birds,
so the Lord of Armies will protect Jerusalem—
by protecting it, he will rescue it,
by sparing it, he will deliver it.
- Isaiah 40:31 CSB
but those who trust in the Lord
will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not become weary,
they will walk and not faint.
- Matthew 6:25-30 CSB
“Therefore I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Consider the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they? 27 Can any of you add one moment to his life span[a] by worrying? 28 And why do you worry about clothes? Observe how the wildflowers of the field grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these. 30 If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t he do much more for you—you of little faith?
- Matthew 10:16 CSB
“Look, I’m sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as serpents and as innocent as doves.
- Matthew 10:29 CSB
Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent.
- Matthew 13:32 CSB
It’s the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it’s taller than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches.”
- Matthew 23:37 CSB
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks[a] under her wings, but you were not willing!
- Luke 12:24 CSB
Consider the ravens: They don’t sow or reap; they don’t have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than the birds?