Isaiah 31:5
Good News Translation
Just as a bird hovers over its nest to protect its young, so I, the LORD Almighty, will protect Jerusalem and defend it."

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD All-Powerful, will protect Jerusalem like a mother bird circling over her nest."

Douay-Rheims Bible
As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts protect Jerusalem, protecting and delivering, passing over and saving.

New American Bible
Like hovering birds, so the LORD of hosts shall shield Jerusalem, To shield and deliver, to spare and rescue.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts protect Jerusalem, protecting and delivering, passing over and saving.

birds

Isaiah 10:14 And my hand hath found the strength of the people as a nest; and as eggs are gathered, that are left, so have I gathered all the earth: and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or made the least noise.

Exodus 19:4 You have seen what I have done to the Egyptians, how I have carried you upon the wings of eagles, and have taken you to myself.

Deuteronomy 32:11 As the eagle enticing her young to fly, and hovering over them, he spread his wings, and hath taken him and carried him on his shoulders.

Psalm 46:5 God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: God will help it in the morning early.

Psalm 91:4 He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.

defending

Psalm 37:40 And the Lord will help them and deliver them: and he will rescue them from the wicked, and save them because they have hoped in him.

passing.

Exodus 12:27 You shall say to them: It is the victim of the passage of the Lord, when he passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, striking the Egyptians, and saving our houses. And the people bowing themselves, adored.

Context
Woe to Those Who Rely on Egypt
4For thus saith the Lord to me: Like as the lion roareth, and the lions whelp upon his prey, and when a multitude of shepherds shall come against him, he will not fear at their voice, nor be afraid of their multitude: so shall the Lord of hosts come down to fight upon mount Sion, and upon the hill thereof. 5As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts protect Jerusalem, protecting and delivering, passing over and saving.6Return as you had deeply revolted, O children of Israel.…
Cross References
Genesis 1:2
And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.

Deuteronomy 32:11
As the eagle enticing her young to fly, and hovering over them, he spread his wings, and hath taken him and carried him on his shoulders.

2 Kings 19:34
And I will protect this city, and will save it for my own sake, and for David, my servant's sake.

2 Chronicles 32:22
And the Lord saved Ezechias and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of the hand of Sennacherib king of the Assyrians, and out of the hand of all, and gave them treasures on every side.

Psalm 37:40
And the Lord will help them and deliver them: and he will rescue them from the wicked, and save them because they have hoped in him.

Psalm 91:4
He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.

Isaiah 26:1
In that day shall this canticle be sung in the land of Juda. Sion the city of our strength a saviour, a wall and a bulwark shall be set therein.

Isaiah 27:3
I am the Lord that keep it, I will suddenly give it drink: lest any hurt come to it, I keep it night and day.

Isaiah 37:35
And I will protect this city, and will save it for my own sake, and for the sake of David my servant.

Isaiah 38:6
And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of the Assyrians, and I will protect it.

Zechariah 9:14
And the Lord God shall be seen over them, and his dart shall go forth as lightning: and the Lord God will sound the trumpet, and go in the whirlwind of the south.

Additional Translations
Like birds hovering overhead, so the LORD of Hosts will protect Jerusalem. He will shield it and deliver it; He will pass over it and preserve it.”As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.

As birds hovering, so will Jehovah of hosts protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver it , he will pass over and preserve it .

As birds flying, so shall the Lord of hosts defend; he shall defend Jerusalem, and he shall rescue, and save and deliver.

As birds with outstretched wings, so will Jehovah of hosts cover Jerusalem; covering, he will also deliver, passing over, he will rescue [it].

As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts protect Jerusalem; he will protect and deliver it, he will pass over and preserve it.

As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.

As birds hovering, so Yahweh of Armies will protect Jerusalem. He will protect and deliver it. He will pass over and preserve it."

As birds flying, so doth Jehovah of Hosts Cover over Jerusalem, covering and delivering, Passing over, and causing to escape.'
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