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30 Bible Verses about doves

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Genesis 8:8-12

Then he sent out a dove to see whether the water on the earth’s surface had gone down, but the dove found no resting place for her foot. She returned to him in the ark because water covered the surface of the whole earth. He reached out and brought her into the ark to himself. So Noah waited seven more days and sent out the dove from the ark again. read more.
When the dove came to him at evening, there was a plucked olive leaf in her beak. So Noah knew that the water on the earth’s surface had gone down. After he had waited another seven days, he sent out the dove, but she did not return to him again.

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the sky
knows her seasons.
The turtledove, swallow, and crane
are aware of their migration,
but My people do not know
the requirements of the Lord.

Leviticus 5:7

“But if he cannot afford an animal from the flock, then he may bring to the Lord two turtledoves or two young pigeons as restitution for his sin—one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering.

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Leviticus 1:14

“If his gift to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he is to present his offering from the turtledoves or young pigeons.

Leviticus 5:11

“But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he may bring two quarts of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.

Leviticus 12:6-8

“When her days of purification are complete, whether for a son or daughter, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting a year-old male lamb for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering. He will present them before the Lord and make atonement on her behalf; she will be clean from her discharge of blood. This is the law for a woman giving birth, whether to a male or female. But if she doesn’t have sufficient means for a sheep, she may take two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. Then the priest will make atonement on her behalf, and she will be clean.”

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whatever he can afford, one to be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

Leviticus 15:14

He must take two turtledoves or two young pigeons on the eighth day, come before the Lord at the entrance to the tent of meeting, and give them to the priest.

Numbers 6:10

On the eighth day he is to bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Mark 11:15

They came to Jerusalem, and He went into the temple complex and began to throw out those buying and selling in the temple. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those selling doves,

Luke 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice (according to what is stated in the law of the Lord: a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons).

John 2:14

In the temple complex He found people selling oxen, sheep, and doves, and He also found the money changers sitting there.

Psalm 68:13

While you lie among the sheepfolds,
the wings of a dove are covered with silver,
and its feathers with glistening gold.

Psalm 74:19

Do not give the life of Your dove to beasts;
do not forget the lives of Your poor people forever.

Isaiah 38:14

I chirp like a swallow or a crane;
I moan like a dove.
My eyes grow weak looking upward.
Lord, I am oppressed; support me.

Isaiah 59:11

We all growl like bears
and moan like doves.
We hope for justice, but there is none;
for salvation, but it is far from us.

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the towns! Live in the cliffs,
residents of Moab!
Be like a dove
that nests inside the mouth of a cave.

Ezekiel 7:16

The survivors among them will escape
and live on the mountains
like doves of the valley,
all of them moaning,
each over his own iniquity.

Hosea 7:11

So Ephraim has become like a silly, senseless dove;
they call to Egypt, and they go to Assyria.

Hosea 11:11

They will be roused like birds from Egypt
and like doves from the land of Assyria.
Then I will settle them in their homes.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Nahum 2:7

Beauty is stripped,
she is carried away;
her ladies-in-waiting moan
like the sound of doves,
and beat their breasts.

Mark 1:10

As soon as He came up out of the water, He saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending to Him like a dove.

John 1:32-34

And John testified, “I watched the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He rested on Him. I didn’t know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘The One you see the Spirit descending and resting on—He is the One who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ I have seen and testified that He is the Son of God!”

Song of Solomon 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crevices of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

From Thematic Bible


Doves » Illustrative » Of the church

Song of Songs 5:2

W I sleep, but my heart is awake.
A sound! My love is knocking!M Open to me, my sister, my darling,
my dove, my perfect one.
For my head is drenched with dew,
my hair with droplets of the night.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crevices of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

Doves » Dwells in rocks

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the towns! Live in the cliffs,
residents of Moab!
Be like a dove
that nests inside the mouth of a cave.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crevices of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

Doves » Offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Leviticus 1:14

“If his gift to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he is to present his offering from the turtledoves or young pigeons.

Doves » Illustrative » Of mourners

Isaiah 59:11

We all growl like bears
and moan like doves.
We hope for justice, but there is none;
for salvation, but it is far from us.

Isaiah 38:14

I chirp like a swallow or a crane;
I moan like a dove.
My eyes grow weak looking upward.
Lord, I am oppressed; support me.

Doves » Impiously sold in the court of the temple

John 2:16

He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning My Father’s house into a marketplace!”

Doves » Illustrative » Of the holy ghost

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

Hosea 10:12

Sow righteousness for yourselves
and reap faithful love;
break up your unplowed ground.
It is time to seek the Lord
until He comes and sends righteousness
on you like the rain.

Doves » Characterized by » Comeliness of countenance

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crevices of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

Doves » Characterized by » Sweetness of voice

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crevices of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

Doves » Characterized by » Softness of eyes

Song of Songs 1:15

M How beautiful you are, my darling.
How very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.

Doves » Illustrative » Of the meekness of Christ

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves
beside streams of water,
washed in milk
and set like jewels.

Doves » Frequents streams and rivers

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves
beside streams of water,
washed in milk
and set like jewels.

Doves » The harbinger of spring

Song of Songs 2:12

The blossoms appear in the countryside.
The time of singing has come,
and the turtledove’s cooing is heard in our land.

Doves » Clean and used as food

Deuteronomy 14:11

“You may eat every clean bird,

Doves » Characterized by » Simplicity

Doves » Why considered the emblem of peace

Genesis 8:11

When the dove came to him at evening, there was a plucked olive leaf in her beak. So Noah knew that the water on the earth’s surface had gone down.

Doves » Characterized by » Richness of plumage

Psalm 68:13

While you lie among the sheepfolds,
the wings of a dove are covered with silver,
and its feathers with glistening gold.

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

Hosea 11:11

They will be roused like birds from Egypt
and like doves from the land of Assyria.
Then I will settle them in their homes.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

Doves » Illustrative » Of converts to the church

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these who fly like a cloud,
like doves to their shelters?

Doves » Mournful tabering of, alluded to

Nahum 2:7

Beauty is stripped,
she is carried away;
her ladies-in-waiting moan
like the sound of doves,
and beat their breasts.

Doves » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

While you lie among the sheepfolds,
the wings of a dove are covered with silver,
and its feathers with glistening gold.

Song of Songs 6:9

But my dove, my virtuous one, is unique;
she is the favorite of her mother,
perfect to the one who gave her birth.
Women see her and declare her fortunate;
queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises:

Doves » Turtle doves, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”

Leviticus 1:14

“If his gift to the Lord is a burnt offering of birds, he is to present his offering from the turtledoves or young pigeons.

Luke 2:24

and to offer a sacrifice (according to what is stated in the law of the Lord: a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons).

Numbers 6:10

On the eighth day he is to bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

Righteous » Compared with » Doves

Psalm 68:13

While you lie among the sheepfolds,
the wings of a dove are covered with silver,
and its feathers with glistening gold.

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these who fly like a cloud,
like doves to their shelters?

Rocks » Inhabited by » Doves

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the towns! Live in the cliffs,
residents of Moab!
Be like a dove
that nests inside the mouth of a cave.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crevices of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

compared to Saints » Doves

Psalm 68:13

While you lie among the sheepfolds,
the wings of a dove are covered with silver,
and its feathers with glistening gold.

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these who fly like a cloud,
like doves to their shelters?

Valleys » Abounded with » Doves

Ezekiel 7:16

The survivors among them will escape
and live on the mountains
like doves of the valley,
all of them moaning,
each over his own iniquity.

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