Micah 1:16; Matthew 24:28; Luke 17:37; Leviticus 11:13; Deuteronomy 14:12; Proverbs 23:5; 2 Samuel 1:23; Job 9:26; Deuteronomy 28:49; Jeremiah 4:13; Psalm 103:5; Exodus 19:4; Deuteronomy 32:11-12; Isaiah 40:31
(dark-colored). The eagle of Scripture is probably the griffon vulture (Mic. 1:1616Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee. (Micah 1:16); Matt. 24:2828For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. (Matthew 24:28); Luke 17:3737And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. (Luke 17:37)); unclean (Lev. 11:1313And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, (Leviticus 11:13); Deut. 14:1212But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, (Deuteronomy 14:12)); noted for height and rapidity of flight (Prov. 23:55Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. (Proverbs 23:5); 2 Sam. 1:2323Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions. (2 Samuel 1:23); Job 9:2626They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey. (Job 9:26); Deut. 28:4949The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; (Deuteronomy 28:49); Jer. 4:1313Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled. (Jeremiah 4:13)); great age (Psa. 103:55Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Psalm 103:5)); care of young (Ex. 19:44Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. (Exodus 19:4); Deut. 32:11-1211As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings: 12So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him. (Deuteronomy 32:11‑12); Isa. 40:3131But 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. (Isaiah 40:31)).