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feth'-erz (notsah; Latin penna): "Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings (the Revised Version (British and American) "pinions") and feathers (the American Standard Revised Version "plumage") unto the ostrich?" (Job 39:13 the King James Version); "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust; his truth shall be thy shield and buckler" (Psalm 91:4 the King James Version). In the Revised Version (British and American) this is again changed to pinions. in Daniel 4:33 the word "feathers" is left. The wonderful plumage of birds was noted and prized in those days, just as now. Old ostriches were too tough and rank of flesh for food. They were pursued for their feathers, which were used for the headdressing and shield ornaments of desert princes. No one doubts that the ships of Solomon introduced peacocks because of their wonderful feathers. Those of the eagle were held in superstitious reverence as late as the days of Pliny, who was ten years old at the time of the crucifixion of Christ. Pliny wrote that the eagle was so powerful that if its feathers be laid in a box with those of other birds, the eagle feathers would "devour and consume all the rest."

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Strong's Hebrew
5133. notsah -- plumage
... Definition: plumage. Word Origin from natsah Definition plumage NASB Word Usage
feathers (1), plumage (3). feathers, ostrich. Or notsah ...
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1469. gozal -- young birds
... young pigeon. Or (shortened) gozal {go-zawl'}; from gazal; a nestling (as being
comparatively nude of feathers) -- young (pigeon). see HEBREW gazal. ...
/hebrew/1469.htm - 6k

5775. oph -- flying creatures
... From uwph; a bird (as covered with feathers, or rather as covering with wings),
often collectively -- bird, that flieth, flying, fowl. see HEBREW uwph. ...
/hebrew/5775.htm - 6k


The Tournament at Constantinople.
... a sun of wondrous brilliancy. His horse, an iron grey, was graced with
a plume of gold-bespangled feathers. Before him rode the ...
/.../the seven champions of christendom/chapter twelve the tournament at.htm

The Sheltering Wing
... 'He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust:
His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.' "Psalm 91:4. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/the sheltering wing.htm

You Observe How He Treats Ambrose. First, He Calls Him a Crow and ...
... First, he calls him a crow and says that he is black all over; then he calls him
a jackdaw who decks himself in other birds' showy feathers; and then he rends ...
/.../25 you observe how he.htm

Qu??nam De Procreatione Liberorum Tractanda Sint.
... But the new crop of feathers, like new clothes, produces a kind of colouring of
the feathers, and a little after it evaporates in the rigour of winter, as a ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter x name de procreatione.htm

Vive Jesus. Preface.
... the rays of the sun; you will see their plumage break into as many different colours
as you change your point of viewing them; because their feathers are so ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/vive jesus preface.htm

No Condemnation
... of flight and the reality of faith, used with another set of associations in another
psalm, which says: 'He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/no condemnation.htm

The Presentation of the Blessed virgin in the Temple
... reddish-fair hair, curling at the ends, had been combed smooth, and she wore a wreath
of white wool or silk ornamented at intervals with striped feathers, of a ...
/.../emmerich/the life of the blessed virgin mary/iii the presentation of the.htm

Of Two Degrees of Perfection with which this Commandment May be ...
... And as a phoenix newly hatched from out its ashes, having as yet but little, tender
feathers and its first down, can only essay short flights, in which it ...
/.../francis/treatise on the love of god/chapter iv of two degrees.htm

Do You Know Yourself?
... not satisfy. No, sister, it is not the flowers on your hat nor the feathers
nor fine dresses, that you are really desiring. You ...
//christianbookshelf.org/naylor/heart talks/talk fifty-six do you know.htm

1879-1880. Experiences among Indians --Picnic in the Bush ...
... This was surmounted by a turban cap of scarlet, and white beads, a row of feathers
all round it, and in front three or four very long bright feathers standing ...
/.../lowe/gods answers/chapter viii 1879-1880 experiences among.htm

Feathers (9 Occurrences)
...FEATHERS. feth'-erz (notsah; Latin penna): "Gavest thou the goodly wings unto
the peacocks? ... in Daniel 4:33 the word "feathers" is left. ...
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Feathered (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (imp. & pp) of Feather. 2. (a.) Clothed, covered, or fitted with (or as with)
feathers or wings; as, a feathered animal; a feathered arrow. ...
/f/feathered.htm - 7k

... The peacock has a bill of moderate size with an arched tip, its cheeks are bare,
the eyes not large, but very luminous, a crest of 24 feathers 2 inches long ...
/p/peacock.htm - 11k

Plumage (3 Occurrences)
... Plumage (3 Occurrences). Job 39:13 "The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are
they the feathers and plumage of love? (WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV). ...
/p/plumage.htm - 7k

Stork (6 Occurrences)
... In Job 39:13 (AV), instead of the expression "or wings and feathers unto the ostrich"
(marg., "the feathers of the stork and ostrich"), the Revised Version has ...
/s/stork.htm - 14k

Pluck (41 Occurrences)
... to pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something, with
a twitch; to twitch; also, to gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a fowl ...
/p/pluck.htm - 19k

Pinion (4 Occurrences)
... British and American) has translated these Hebrew words uniformly by "pinion," where
the King James Version uses either "wing" or "feathers," with which words ...
/p/pinion.htm - 9k

Ostrich (9 Occurrences)
... brood, and builds a nest elsewhere." In Job 39:13 this word in the Authorized Version
is the rendering of a Hebrew word (notsah) which means "feathers," as in ...
/o/ostrich.htm - 18k

Dove (27 Occurrences)
... that he had the wings of a dove, that he might fly away and be at rest (Psalm
55:6-8). There is a species of dove found at Damascus "whose feathers, all except ...
/d/dove.htm - 28k

Eagle (27 Occurrences)
... It is said that the eagle sheds his feathers in the beginning of spring,
and with fresh plumage assumes the appearance of youth. ...
/e/eagle.htm - 28k

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Feathers (9 Occurrences)

Leviticus 1:16
And he shall pluck away his crop with his feathers, and cast it beside the altar on the east part, by the place of the ashes:

Deuteronomy 32:11
As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young, he spread abroad his wings, he took them, he bore them on his feathers.

Job 39:13
"The wings of the ostrich wave proudly; but are they the feathers and plumage of love?

Job 39:18
When she lifts up herself on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.
(See NIV)

Psalms 68:13
while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of a dove sheathed with silver, her feathers with shining gold.

Psalms 91:4
He will cover you with his feathers. Under his wings you will take refuge. His faithfulness is your shield and rampart.

Ezekiel 17:3
and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: A great eagle with great wings and long feathers, full of feathers, which had various colors, came to Lebanon, and took the top of the cedar:

Ezekiel 17:7
There was also another great eagle with great wings and many feathers: and behold, this vine did bend its roots toward him, and shot forth its branches toward him, from the beds of its plantation, that he might water it.

Daniel 4:33
The same hour was the thing fulfilled on Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and ate grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of the sky, until his hair was grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.



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