This is a list of passages in the Bible containing the word, “birds.” When you read these, ask yourself how many of them sound perfectly wise, like some God would write, and how many sound more like a bunch of primitive tribesmen projecting their customs, values, and goals into an apparently barbaric ancient mythology. The Jewish culture didn’t just slightly influence the teachings in The Bible. It’s the manifesto of Jewish culture, and taken on a whole, it paints a clear picture of a tribal theocracy using violence to subdue its citizens and neighbors.
I challenge you to look up the context of these quotes on Bible Gateway.com or listen to the full chapters on YouTube. In most cases, you’ll either find a longer trainwreck of barbarism or at least more inapplicable, culturally-relative values, customs, and beliefs.
The number of absurd verses in the Bible point to the fact that, on a whole, by anybody’s standards, it’s not divine. Put yourself to the test. The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible made a list of every commandment in the Bible, titled “Every Jot And Tittle.” If you go through them and check which ones you agree with and practice, you’re going to pass over more than you tick. Nobody follows the majority of the Bible’s teachings because most of it is either immoral or archaic.
You may find some passages in the list below that sound positive and teach useful information, but you’ll find more that contradict the good ones. The Bible gets more wrong than it gets right, and you shouldn’t revere a broken clock for stating the obvious twice a day.
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 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the BIRDS in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Genesis 1:28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the BIRDS in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Genesis 1:30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the BIRDS in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
Genesis 2:19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the BIRDS in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
Genesis 2:20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the BIRDS in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found.
Genesis 6:7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the BIRDS and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”
Genesis 7:8 Pairs of clean and unclean animals, of BIRDS and of all creatures that move along the ground,
Genesis 7:21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—BIRDS, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.
Genesis 7:23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the BIRDS were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.
Genesis 8:17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you—the BIRDS, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground—so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number on it.”
Genesis 8:19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the BIRDS—everything that moves on land—came out of the ark, one kind after another.
Genesis 8:20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean BIRDS, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.
Genesis 9:2 The fear and dread of you will fall on all the beasts of the earth, and on all the BIRDS in the sky, on every creature that moves along the ground, and on all the fish in the sea; they are given into your hands.
Genesis 9:10 and with every living creature that was with you—the BIRDS, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth.
Genesis 15:10 Abram brought all these to him, cut them in two and arranged the halves opposite each other; the BIRDS, however, he did not cut in half.
Genesis 15:11 Then BIRDS of prey came down on the carcasses, but Abram drove them away.
Genesis 40:17 In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the BIRDS were eating them out of the basket on my head.”
Genesis 40:19 Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the BIRDS will eat away your flesh.”
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 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,
Leviticus 11:46 “‘These are the regulations concerning animals, BIRDS, every living thing that moves about in the water and every creature that moves along the ground.
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 14:49 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 20:25 “‘You must therefore make a distinction between clean and unclean animals and between unclean and clean BIRDS. Do not defile yourselves by any animal or bird or anything that moves along the ground—those that I have set apart as unclean for you.
Deuteronomy 28:26 Your carcasses will be food for all the BIRDS and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away.
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.
2 Samuel 21:10 Rizpah daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of the harvest till the rain poured down from the heavens on the bodies, she did not let the BIRDS touch them by day or the wild animals by night.
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.”
Job 12:7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the BIRDS in the sky, and they will tell you;
Job 28:21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the BIRDS in the sky.
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?’
Psalm 8:8 the BIRDS in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.
Psalm 78:27 He rained meat down on them like dust, BIRDS like sand on the seashore.
Psalm 79:2 They have left the dead bodies of your servants as food for the BIRDS of the sky, the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.
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.
Psalm 148:10 wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying BIRDS,
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.
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;
Isaiah 16:2 Like fluttering BIRDS pushed from the nest, so are the women of Moab at the fords of the Arnon.
Isaiah 18:6 They will all be left to the mountain BIRDS of prey and to the wild animals; the BIRDS will feed on them all summer, the wild animals all winter.
Isaiah 31:5 Like BIRDS hovering overhead, the Lord Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will ‘pass over’ it and will rescue it.”
Jeremiah 5:26 “Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare BIRDS and like those who set traps to catch people.
Jeremiah 5:27 Like cages full of BIRDS, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful
Jeremiah 7:33 Then the carcasses of this people will become food for the BIRDS and the wild animals, and there will be no one to frighten them away.
Jeremiah 9:10 I will weep and wail for the mountains and take up a lament concerning the wilderness grasslands. They are desolate and untraveled, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. The BIRDS have all fled and the animals are gone.
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.
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.
Jeremiah 16:4 “They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like dung lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the BIRDS and the wild animals.”
Jeremiah 19:7 “‘In this place I will ruin the plans of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies, at the hands of those who want to kill them, and I will give their carcasses as food to the BIRDS and the wild animals.
Jeremiah 34:20 I will deliver into the hands of their enemies who want to kill them. Their dead bodies will become food for the BIRDS and the wild animals.
Ezekiel 13:20 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like BIRDS and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like BIRDS.
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.
Ezekiel 29:5 I will leave you in the desert, you and all the fish of your streams. You will fall on the open field and not be gathered or picked up. I will give you as food to the beasts of the earth and the BIRDS of the sky.
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 31:13 All the BIRDS settled on the fallen tree, and all the wild animals lived among its branches.
Ezekiel 32:4 I will throw you on the land and hurl you on the open field. I will let all the BIRDS of the sky settle on you and all the animals of the wild gorge themselves on you.
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.
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.
Daniel 2:38 in your hands he has placed all mankind and the beasts of the field and the BIRDS in the sky. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold.
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.
Daniel 4:14 He called in a loud voice: ‘Cut down the tree and trim off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it and the BIRDS from its branches.
Daniel 4:21 with beautiful leaves and abundant fruit, providing food for all, giving shelter to the wild animals, and having nesting places in its branches for the BIRDS—
Hosea 2:18 In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, the BIRDS in the sky and the creatures that move along the ground. Bow and sword and battle I will abolish from the land, so that all may lie down in safety.
Hosea 4:3 Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the BIRDS in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away.
Hosea 7:12 When they go, I will throw my net over them; I will pull them down like the BIRDS in the sky. When I hear them flocking together, I will catch them.
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,
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?
Matthew 8:20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and BIRDS have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Acts 10:12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and BIRDS.
Acts 11:6 I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles and BIRDS.
Romans 1:23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and BIRDS and animals and reptiles.
1 Corinthians 15:39 Not all flesh is the same: People have one kind of flesh, animals have another, BIRDS another and fish another.
James 3:7 All kinds of animals, BIRDS, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,
Revelation 19:17 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,
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.