King Solomon and The Birds – Part 1

Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) by Peter Ericsson

Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) by Peter Ericsson

King Solomon and The Birds ~ from The Curious Book of Birds


letter-kING SOLOMON was wiser than all men, and his fame was in all nations round about Jerusalem. He was so wise that he knew every spoken language; yes, but more than this, he could talk with everything that lived, trees and flowers, beasts and fowls, creeping things and fishes. What a very pleasant thing that was for Solomon, to be sure! And how glad one would be nowadays to have such knowledge!

Solomon was especially fond of birds, and loved to talk with them because their voices were so sweet and they spoke such beautiful words. One day the wise King was chatting pleasantly with the birds who lived in his wonderful garden, and these are some of the things which he heard them say. The Nightingale, the sweetest singer of all, chanted,—

“Contentment is the greatest happiness.”

“It would be better for most people never to have been born,” crooned the melancholy Turtle-Dove.

The happy little Swallow gave her opinion,—”Do good and you will be rewarded hereafter.”

The harsh cry of the Peacock meant, “As thou judgest so shalt thou be judged.”

The Hoopoe said, “He who has no pity for others will find none for himself.”

The cynical old Crow croaked disagreeably, “The further away from men I am, the better I am pleased.”

Last of all the Cock who sings in the morning chanted his joyous song,—”Think of your Creator, O foolish creatures!”

When they had finished talking King Solomon softly stroked the head of the pretty little Dove and bade her cheer up, for life was not so dreadful a thing, after all. And he gave her permission to build her nest under the walls of the great Temple which he was building, the most beautiful, golden house in the whole world. Some years afterward the Doves had so increased in numbers that with their extended wings they formed a veil over the numberless pilgrims who came to Jerusalem to visit the wonderful Temple.

But of all the winged singers who spoke that day in the garden, the wise King chose to have ever near him the Cock, because he had spoken words of piety, and the nimble Hoopoe, because he was able to plunge his clear gaze into the depths of the earth as if it were made of transparent glass and discover the places where springs of living water were hidden under the soil. It was very convenient for Solomon, when he was traveling, to have some one with him who was able to find water in whatsoever place he might be resting.

Thus the Cock and the Hoopoe became Solomon’s closest companions; but of the two the Hoopoe was his favorite. The Hoopoe is an Eastern bird and we do not see him in America. He is about as big as a Jay, colored a beautiful reddish gray, with feathers of purple, brown, and white, and his black wings are banded with white. But the peculiar thing about a Hoopoe is his crown of tawny feathers, a tall crown for so small a bird. And this is the story of the Hoopoe’s crown.

King Solomon and The Birds – Part 2

King Solomon and The Birds – Part 3

Lee’s Addition:

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. (Psalms 139:14 NKJV)

I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.” (Psalms 40:8 NKJV)

The Bible tells us that we are to be content with the way the Lord made us and we should delight or be happy to do what the Lord wants. That also includes doing what your parents want you to do.


Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) by Peter Ericsson



  Hoopoes – Upupidae Family



Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) ©©Flickr



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Curious Book of Birds - Cover



  The Curious Book of Birds



Spanish Sparrow (Passer Hispaniolensis) female ©WikiC




  Wordless Birds


One thought on “King Solomon and The Birds – Part 1

  1. I will try to rewrite what I wrote. Dont youbhate it when you write out a comment and with one wrong hit of a button it evaporates?

    God bless you for this wonderful piece, in Jesus name, Amen. I pray this day, right now, that Almighty God surrounds you even more than ever, by his little singing angels, no matter where you are, there they will be serving as a living singing testimony to you and all..about the power of praise and worship. That you may be flooded with music, song and abundant joy. In Jesus names Amen.

    No matter where you go, there they will be…to remind you, as they do me:


    Almighty God. Great GLORY!!

    A few years ago..God allowed me to hear and witness some miracles things. One of which was the ability to hear a Boston first speak. Out of all the plants I had, a fern was one that died on a few years later when I was walking out of Kroger and saw some beautiful boston ferns, I couldn’t leave without one. Little did I know why and what’s was about to happen.

    As soon as I got home I began researching how to care for a fern, for I wanted to be in the know about taking care of them. I didn’t want a repeat. As I googled “how to care for a fern”..
    A document populated in a beautiful form that since that day in have never ever seen again. That day it poplulated with gorgeous embroidery around the edges…ever since that day I have revisited the page and reread the document several times. As we speak in have the page saved as a favorite bookmark.

    Here it is below. I do not know the writer or their ministry. I have never communicated with was all about this one post.

    it is not in the format in first saw it..but it is the same exact message.

    Can you imagine finding this when I searched for how to take care of a fern? That’s when I knew I didn’t come across it for no reason. There was nothing normal about the 1st quarter of 2018. I had an immense outpouring of Holy Ghost, thanks to Almighty God.

    Also, unbelievably, I heard the BOSTON FERN SPEAK. I was living alone. In an apt. Just me and the fern. And as I was doing something i heard someone speak, and it startled me made me jump…I looked around and obviously didnt see anyone since I was home alone…I looked over at the fern.. and of course the MIND / BRAIN is going haywire not comprehending.
    I have learned to lay it is not useful in the spiritual realm, more so an obstruction or hinderance due to its logical processing.

    I didnt hear any special plant language, I heard English. Whether God was translating it or placed something on my ears i dont know. What I do know was I heard it speak and we were able to communicate with each other. The most simple conversation, it had a sense of humor. The fern loves music..I could almost see it dance and move. Not only that but when i would leave, it would report any incidents, visitors, etc.

    Every since then my interest in birds and plants has skyrocketed…I have never yet heard a bird speak… what a wonderful amazing blessing that would be..a TRUE TREASURE AND GIFT FROM GOD.

    I lost the ability to hear plants a few months later, as I backslid and got entangled in sin. And the practice of it. For those souls who are completely sold out to JESUS CHRIST and are dedicated, what endless miracles await them. What endless treasures and gifts await them.

    The more of Wisdom we receive from God, the more we.understand the truth behind Solomons ability to speak and hear and why he loved nature.

    Have a blessed day


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