partridge

partridge

A medium-sized, stout-bodied game bird. The most frequent species of the partridge is the chukar partridge, a medium-sized game bird with red legs and red beak that lives in rocky terrain. Its typical cackling voice is similar to that of a clucking hen. When chased, it prefers to run, and it only flies short distances. In (1Sam 26:20) Saul’s pursuit of David is compared to a partridge hunt. In (Jer 17:11), the partridge is accused of stealing other birds’ young.

1Sam 26:20

20Now therefore, do not let my blood fall to the ground, away from the presence of the Lord; for the king of Israel has come out to seek a single flea, like one ... View more

Jer 17:11

11Like the partridge hatching what it did not lay,
so are all who amass wealth unjustly;
in mid-life it will leave them,
and at their end they will prove to be ... View more

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