Like the birds that fly,
even so will the Lord of Hosts shield Jerusalem,
shielding and saving,
protecting and rescuing.
So do not fear,for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
He who rules people justly,
He who rules in awe of G-d
is like the light of morning at sunrise,
a morning without clouds ~
[bringing] vegetation out of the earth.
2 Samuel 23.3b-4
But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
The birds of the sky, they will tell you,
Or speak to the earth, it will teach you;
The fish of the sea, they will inform you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the Lord has done this?
In His hand is every living soul
and the breath of all humankind.
With Him are wisdom and courage;
His are counsel and understanding.
Job 12.7-10, 13