I am like
A primitive root; to compare
; by implication to resemble
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
; probably the pelican
of the wilderness:
in the sense of driving
; a pasture
(that is, open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication a desert
; also speech
(including its organs).
A primitive root (compare H1933
); to exist
, that is, be
, come to pass
(always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
like an owl
From an unused root meaning to hold
together; a cup
(as a container), often figuratively a lot
(as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl
(perhaps from the cup like cavity of its eye).
of the desert.
Feminine of H2721
; properly drought
, that is, (by implication) a desolation
_ _ The figures express extreme loneliness.
A pelican Is a solitary and mournful bird.
I am like a (e) pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
(e) Always mourning in solitude and casting out fearful cries.
Job 30:29-30 I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls. ... My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.
Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane [or] a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail [with looking] upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
Micah 1:8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls.
- a pelican:
Isaiah 34:11-15 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. ... There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
Zephaniah 2:14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; [their] voice shall sing in the windows; desolation [shall be] in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.
Revelation 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
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