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30 Bible Verses about doves

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Genesis 8:8-12

And he sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had become low on the ground. But the dove found no resting-place for the sole of her foot, and returned to him into the ark; for the waters were on the whole earth; and he put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the ark. And he waited yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.read more.
And the dove came to him at eventide; and behold, in her beak was an olive-leaf plucked off; and Noah knew that the waters had become low on the earth. And he waited yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; but she returned no more to him.

Jeremiah 8:7

Even a stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed times, and the turtle-dove and the swallow and the crane observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of Jehovah.

Leviticus 5:7

And if his hand be not able to bring what is so much as a sheep, then he shall bring for his trespass which he hath sinned two turtle-doves or two young pigeons, to Jehovah; one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering.

Genesis 15:9

And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 1:14

And if his offering to Jehovah be a burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall present his offering of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons.

Leviticus 5:11

But if his hand cannot attain to two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin-offering: he shall put no oil on it, neither shall he put frankincense thereon; for it is a sin-offering.

Leviticus 12:6-8

And when the days of her cleansing are fulfilled, for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring a yearling lamb for a burnt-offering, and a young pigeon or a turtle-dove for a sin-offering, to the entrance of the tent of meeting, unto the priest. And he shall present it before Jehovah, and make atonement for her; and she shall be clean from the flux of her blood. This is the law for her that hath borne a male or a female. And if her hand cannot find what is sufficient for a sheep, she shall bring two turtle-doves or two young pigeons; one for a burnt-offering, and the other for a sin-offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her; and she shall be clean.

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, as his hand may be able to get: the one shall be a sin-offering, and the other a burnt-offering.

Leviticus 15:14

And on the eighth day he shall take two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, and come before Jehovah unto the entrance of the tent of meeting, and give them unto the priest.

Numbers 6:10

And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Matthew 21:12

And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those that sold the doves.

Mark 11:15

And they come to Jerusalem, and entering into the temple, he began to cast out those who sold and who bought in the temple, and he overthrew the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of the dove-sellers,

Luke 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord: A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.

John 2:14

And he found in the temple the sellers of oxen and sheep and doves, and the money-changers sitting;

Psalm 68:13

Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, ye shall be as wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with green gold.

Psalm 74:19

Give not up the soul of thy turtle-dove unto the wild beast; forget not the troop of thine afflicted for ever.

Psalm 55:6

And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away, and be at rest;

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I mourned as a dove; mine eyes failed with looking upward: Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Isaiah 59:11

We roar all like bears, and mourn grievously like doves: we look for judgment, and there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

Jeremiah 48:28

Leave the cities, and dwell in the rocks, ye inhabitants of Moab, and be like the dove, that maketh her nest in the sides of the cave's mouth.

Ezekiel 7:16

And they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one for his iniquity.

Hosea 7:11

And Ephraim is become like a silly dove without understanding: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

Hosea 11:11

they shall hasten as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will cause them to dwell in their houses, saith Jehovah.

Nahum 2:7

And it is decreed: she shall be uncovered, she shall be led away, and her maids shall moan as with the voice of doves, drumming upon their breasts.

Mark 1:10

And straightway going up from the water, he saw the heavens parting asunder, and the Spirit, as a dove, descending upon him.

John 1:32-34

And John bore witness, saying, I beheld the Spirit descending as a dove from heaven, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not; but he who sent me to baptise with water, he said to me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and abiding on him, he it is who baptises with the Holy Spirit. And I have seen and borne witness that this is the Son of God.

Song of Solomon 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

From Thematic Bible


Doves » Illustrative » Of the church

Song of Songs 5:2

I slept, but my heart was awake. The voice of my beloved! he knocketh: Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, mine undefiled; For my head is filled with dew, My locks with the drops of the night.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Doves » Dwells in rocks

Jeremiah 48:28

Leave the cities, and dwell in the rocks, ye inhabitants of Moab, and be like the dove, that maketh her nest in the sides of the cave's mouth.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Doves » Offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 1:14

And if his offering to Jehovah be a burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall present his offering of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons.

Doves » Illustrative » Of mourners

Isaiah 59:11

We roar all like bears, and mourn grievously like doves: we look for judgment, and there is none; for salvation, but it is far from us.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane, so did I chatter; I mourned as a dove; mine eyes failed with looking upward: Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Doves » Impiously sold in the court of the temple

Matthew 21:12

And Jesus entered into the temple of God, and cast out all that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those that sold the doves.

John 2:16

and said to the sellers of doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house a house of merchandise.

Doves » Illustrative » Of the holy ghost

Doves » Sent from the ark by noah » Ge 8:8

Hosea 10:12

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap according to mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek Jehovah, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Doves » Characterized by » Comeliness of countenance

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Doves » Characterized by » Sweetness of voice

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Doves » Characterized by » Softness of eyes

Song of Songs 1:15

Behold, thou art fair, my love; Behold, thou art fair: thine eyes are doves.

Doves » Illustrative » Of the meekness of Christ

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves by the water-brooks, Washed with milk, fitly set;

Doves » Frequents streams and rivers

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves by the water-brooks, Washed with milk, fitly set;

Doves » The harbinger of spring

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land;

Doves » Clean and used as food

Deuteronomy 14:11

All clean birds shall ye eat.

Doves » Characterized by » Simplicity

Doves » Why considered the emblem of peace

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came to him at eventide; and behold, in her beak was an olive-leaf plucked off; and Noah knew that the waters had become low on the earth.

Doves » Characterized by » Richness of plumage

Psalm 68:13

Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, ye shall be as wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with green gold.

Doves » Illustrative » (in its flight,) of the return of israel from captivity

Hosea 11:11

they shall hasten as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria; and I will cause them to dwell in their houses, saith Jehovah.

Doves » Illustrative » Of converts to the church

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these that come flying as a cloud, and as doves to their dove-cotes?

Doves » Mournful tabering of, alluded to

Nahum 2:7

And it is decreed: she shall be uncovered, she shall be led away, and her maids shall moan as with the voice of doves, drumming upon their breasts.

Doves » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, ye shall be as wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with green gold.

Song of Songs 6:9

My dove, mine undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother, She is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and they called her blessed; The queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Doves » Turtle doves, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

And he said to him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 1:14

And if his offering to Jehovah be a burnt-offering of fowls, then he shall present his offering of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons.

Luke 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord: A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.

Numbers 6:10

And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Righteous » Compared with » Doves

Psalm 68:13

Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, ye shall be as wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with green gold.

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these that come flying as a cloud, and as doves to their dove-cotes?

Rocks » Inhabited by » Doves

Jeremiah 48:28

Leave the cities, and dwell in the rocks, ye inhabitants of Moab, and be like the dove, that maketh her nest in the sides of the cave's mouth.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the covert of the precipice, Let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; For sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

compared to Saints » Doves

Psalm 68:13

Though ye have lain among the sheepfolds, ye shall be as wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with green gold.

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these that come flying as a cloud, and as doves to their dove-cotes?

Valleys » Abounded with » Doves

Ezekiel 7:16

And they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one for his iniquity.