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27 Bible Verses about dogs

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Exodus 11:7

But against all the Israelites, whether man or beast, not even a dog will snarl, so that you may know that Yahweh makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.

Judges 7:5

So he brought the people down to the water, and the Lord said to Gideon, “Separate everyone who laps water with his tongue like a dog. Do the same with everyone who kneels to drink.”

Job 30:1

But now they mock me,
men younger than I am,
whose fathers I would have refused to put
with my sheep dogs.

Exodus 22:31

“Be My holy people. You must not eat the meat of a mauled animal found in the field; throw it to the dogs.

1 Kings 14:11

Anyone who belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city,
the dogs will eat,
and anyone who dies in the field,
the birds of the sky will eat,
for the Lord has said it!’

1 Kings 16:4

Anyone who belongs to Baasha and dies in the city,
the dogs will eat,
and anyone who is his and dies in the field,
the birds of the sky will eat.”

1 Kings 21:19

Tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Have you murdered and also taken possession?’ Then tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: In the place where the dogs licked Naboth’s blood, the dogs will also lick your blood!’”

1 Kings 22:38

Then someone washed the chariot at the pool of Samaria. The dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes bathed in it, according to the word of the Lord that He had spoken.

2 Kings 9:10

The dogs will eat Jezebel in the plot of land at Jezreel—no one will bury her.’” Then the young prophet opened the door and escaped.

Psalm 59:6

They return at evening, snarling like dogs
and prowling around the city.

Psalm 68:23

so that your foot may wade in blood
and your dogs’ tongues may have their share
from the enemies.”

Jeremiah 15:3

“I will ordain four kinds of judgment for them”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“the sword to kill, the dogs to drag away, and the birds of the sky and the wild animals of the land to devour and destroy.

Psalm 22:16

For dogs have surrounded me;
a gang of evildoers has closed in on me;
they pierced my hands and my feet.

2 Peter 2:22

It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, “a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud.”

Matthew 7:6

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

Matthew 15:26-27

He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to their dogs.” “Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table!”

Mark 7:27-28

He said to her, “Allow the children to be satisfied first, because it isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” But she replied to Him, “Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

Luke 16:21

He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man’s table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.

1 Samuel 17:43

He said to David, “Am I a dog that you come against me with sticks?” Then he cursed David by his gods.

1 Samuel 24:14

Who has the king of Israel come after? What are you chasing after? A dead dog? A flea?

2 Samuel 9:8

Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant that you take an interest in a dead dog like me?”

2 Samuel 16:9

Then Abishai son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and cut his head off!”

2 Kings 8:13

Hazael said, “How could your servant, a mere dog, do this monstrous thing?”Elisha answered, “The Lord has shown me that you will be king over Aram.”

Isaiah 56:10-11

Israel’s watchmen are blind, all of them,
they know nothing;
all of them are mute dogs,
they cannot bark;
they dream, lie down,
and love to sleep. These dogs have fierce appetites;
they never have enough.
And they are shepherds
who have no discernment;
all of them turn to their own way,
every last one for his own gain.

From Thematic Bible


Animals » Names of » Dogs

Deuteronomy 23:18

Do not bring a female prostitute’s wages or a male prostitute’s earnings into the house of the Lord your God to fulfill any vow, because both are detestable to the Lord your God.

1 Kings 14:11

Anyone who belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city,
the dogs will eat,
and anyone who dies in the field,
the birds of the sky will eat,
for the Lord has said it!’

1 Kings 22:38

Then someone washed the chariot at the pool of Samaria. The dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes bathed in it, according to the word of the Lord that He had spoken.

Psalm 59:6

They return at evening, snarling like dogs
and prowling around the city.

Proverbs 26:17

A person who is passing by and meddles in a quarrel that’s not his
is like one who grabs a dog by the ears.

Dogs » Described as » Carnivorous

1 Kings 14:11

Anyone who belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city,
the dogs will eat,
and anyone who dies in the field,
the birds of the sky will eat,
for the Lord has said it!’

2 Kings 9:35-36

But when they went out to bury her, they did not find anything but her skull, her feet, and the palms of her hands. So they went back and told him, and he said, "This [fulfills] the Lord's word that He spoke through His servant Elijah the Tishbite: 'In the plot of land at Jezreel, the dogs will eat Jezebel's flesh.

Dogs » Illustrative » Of obstinate sinners

Matthew 7:6

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

Dogs » Illustrative » (dead,) of the mean

1 Samuel 24:14

Who has the king of Israel come after? What are you chasing after? A dead dog? A flea?

2 Samuel 9:8

Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant that you take an interest in a dead dog like me?”

Dogs » Illustrative » Of gentiles

Matthew 15:22

Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came and kept crying out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is cruelly tormented by a demon.”

Matthew 15:26

He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to their dogs.”

Dogs » Described as » Fond of blood

1 Kings 22:38

Then someone washed the chariot at the pool of Samaria. The dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes bathed in it, according to the word of the Lord that He had spoken.

1 Kings 21:19

Tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Have you murdered and also taken possession?’ Then tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: In the place where the dogs licked Naboth’s blood, the dogs will also lick your blood!’”

Dogs » Nothing holy to be given to

Matthew 7:6

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

Matthew 15:26

He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to their dogs.”

Dogs » Illustrative » Of persecutors

Psalm 22:16

For dogs have surrounded me;
a gang of evildoers has closed in on me;
they pierced my hands and my feet.

Psalm 22:20

Deliver my life from the sword,
my only life from the power of these dogs.

Dogs » Described as » Unclean

Luke 16:21

He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man’s table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.

2 Peter 2:22

It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, “a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud.”

Dogs » Price of, not to be consecrated

Deuteronomy 23:18

Do not bring a female prostitute’s wages or a male prostitute’s earnings into the house of the Lord your God to fulfill any vow, because both are detestable to the Lord your God.

Dogs » Illustrative » Of false teachers

Dogs » Illustrative » Of fools

Dogs » Described as » Impatient of injury

Proverbs 26:17

A person who is passing by and meddles in a quarrel that’s not his
is like one who grabs a dog by the ears.

Dogs » Infested cities by night

Psalm 59:14-15

And they return at evening, snarling like dogs and prowling around the city. They scavenge for food; they growl if they are not satisfied.

Dogs » When domesticated » Fed with the crumbs, &c

Matthew 15:27

“Yes, Lord,” she said, “yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table!”

Dogs » Illustrative » (dumb,) of unfaithful ministers

Isaiah 56:10

Israel’s watchmen are blind, all of them,
they know nothing;
all of them are mute dogs,
they cannot bark;
they dream, lie down,
and love to sleep.

Dogs » Illustrative » Of covetous ministers

Isaiah 56:11

These dogs have fierce appetites;
they never have enough.
And they are shepherds
who have no discernment;
all of them turn to their own way,
every last one for his own gain.

Dogs » Illustrative » Of apostates

2 Peter 2:22

It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, “a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud.”

Dogs » Things torn by beasts given to

Exodus 22:31

“Be My holy people. You must not eat the meat of a mauled animal found in the field; throw it to the dogs.

Dogs » Despised by the jews

2 Samuel 3:8

Abner was very angry about Ish-bosheth’s accusation. “Am I a dog’s head who belongs to Judah?” he asked. “All this time I’ve been loyal to the house of your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends and haven’t handed you over to David, but now you accuse me of wrongdoing with this woman!

Dogs » Described as » Dangerous and destructive

Psalm 22:16

For dogs have surrounded me;
a gang of evildoers has closed in on me;
they pierced my hands and my feet.

Dogs » Sacrificing of, an abomination

Isaiah 66:3

One slaughters an ox, one kills a man;
one sacrifices a lamb, one breaks a dog’s neck;
one offers a grain offering, one offers pig’s blood;
one offers incense, one praises an idol—
all these have chosen their ways
and delight in their detestable practices.

Dogs » Manner of, in drinking alluded to

Judges 7:5

So he brought the people down to the water, and the Lord said to Gideon, “Separate everyone who laps water with his tongue like a dog. Do the same with everyone who kneels to drink.”

Dogs » When domesticated » Employed in watching flocks

Job 30:1

But now they mock me,
men younger than I am,
whose fathers I would have refused to put
with my sheep dogs.

Dogs » General references

Deuteronomy 23:18

Do not bring a female prostitute’s wages or a male prostitute’s earnings into the house of the Lord your God to fulfill any vow, because both are detestable to the Lord your God.

1 Kings 14:11

Anyone who belongs to Jeroboam and dies in the city,
the dogs will eat,
and anyone who dies in the field,
the birds of the sky will eat,
for the Lord has said it!’

1 Kings 22:38

Then someone washed the chariot at the pool of Samaria. The dogs licked up his blood, and the prostitutes bathed in it, according to the word of the Lord that He had spoken.

Psalm 59:6

They return at evening, snarling like dogs
and prowling around the city.

Proverbs 26:17

A person who is passing by and meddles in a quarrel that’s not his
is like one who grabs a dog by the ears.

Dogs » A term of reproach

Matthew 7:6

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

Matthew 15:26

He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to their dogs.”

Names » Of the wicked » Dogs

Wicked people » Compared with » Dogs

Matthew 7:6

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

2 Peter 2:22

It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, “a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud.”

Wicked, the, are compared to » Dogs

Matthew 7:6

Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.

2 Peter 2:22

It has happened to them according to the true proverb: A dog returns to its own vomit, and, “a sow, after washing itself, wallows in the mud.”

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