the beasts
Jeremiah 27:6
So now I have placed all these lands under the authority of My servant Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. I have even given him the wild animals to serve him.
Jeremiah 27:7
All nations will serve him, his son, and his grandson until the time for his own land comes, and then many nations and great kings will enslave him.
Ezekiel 17:23
I will plant it on Israel's high mountain so that it may bear branches, produce fruit, and become a majestic cedar. Birds of every kind will nest under it, taking shelter in the shade of its branches.
Ezekiel 31:6
All the birds of the sky nested in its branches, and all the animals of the field gave birth beneath its boughs; all the great nations lived in its shade.
shadow
Lamentations 4:20
The LORD's anointed, the breath of our life, was captured in their traps; we had said about him: We will live under his protection among the nations.
the fowls
Mark 13:32
"Now concerning that day or hour no one knows-- neither the angels in heaven nor the Son-- except the Father.
Luke 13:19
It's like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches."