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30 Bible Verses about doves

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Genesis 8:8-12

Later, he sent a dove out from the ark to see whether the water that covered the land's surface had completely receded, but the dove could not yet find a place to rest, so it returned to Noah on the ark, since water still covered the land. Noah reached out his hand and took the dove back into the ark with him. Noah waited another seven days and sent the dove out from the ark again. read more.
The dove returned to him in the evening, but in its beak there was an olive leaf that it had plucked! So Noah knew that the flood waters had decreased on the land. He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him anymore.

Jeremiah 8:7

Even the stork in the sky knows its seasons, and the dove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time for migration. But my people don't know the requirements of the LORD.

Leviticus 5:7

"If he can't afford a goat, then he is to bring to the LORD for his sin offering two turtledoves or two young doves: one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

Genesis 15:9

The LORD responded, "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 offering is a burnt offering of birds to the LORD, he is to bring turtledoves or young doves.

Leviticus 5:11

"If he can't afford two turtledoves or two young doves, then he is to bring as his offering a tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a sin offering for what he has committed. He is to put no olive oil or frankincense on it, since it's a sin offering.

Leviticus 12:6-8

When the days of her purification have been completed, whether for her son or daughter, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting a one year old lamb for a whole burnt offering or a young dove for a sin offering. He is to offer it in the LORD's presence and make atonement for her so that she becomes clean from her blood loss. This is the law concerning the bearing of a male or female child. If she cannot afford a goat, then two turtledoves or two young doves one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering will serve for him to make atonement for her, so that she becomes clean."

Leviticus 14:22

and two turtledoves or two young pigeons, whichever he can afford. One is for a sin offering and the other is for a whole burnt offering.

Leviticus 15:14

On the eighth day, he is to take for himself two turtledoves or two young doves, bring them to 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 pigeons to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

Mark 11:15

When they came to Jerusalem, he went into the Temple and began to throw out those who were selling and those who were buying in the Temple. He overturned the moneychangers' tables and the chairs of those who sold doves.

Luke 2:24

They also offered a sacrifice according to what is specified in the Law of the Lord: "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."

John 2:14

In the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, as well as moneychangers sitting at their tables.

Psalm 68:13

When you men lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of the dove covered with silver, with its feathers in glittering gold."

Psalm 74:19

Don't hand over the life of your dove to beasts; do not continuously forget your afflicted ones.

Psalm 55:6

I said, "O, who will give me the wings of a dove, so that I could fly away and live somewhere else?

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane I chirp, I moan like a dove. My eyes look weakly upward. O Lord, I am oppressed, so stand up for me!

Isaiah 59:11

We all growl like bears; we sigh mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but there is none, and for deliverance, but it's far from us.

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the cities, and live on the cliffs, you inhabitants of Moab. Be like a dove that builds a nest by the mouth of a cave.

Ezekiel 7:16

Fugitives will escape to the mountains like doves fleeing through the valleys, all of them moaning because of their own iniquity.

Hosea 7:11

"Ephraim is also like a silly dove, lacking sense: They call out to Egypt, and turn toward Assyria.

Hosea 11:11

Trembling like a bird, they will come out of Egypt, and as a dove from the land of Assyria; and I will settle them in their houses," declares the LORD.

Nahum 2:7

It has been determined: The woman is unveiled and sent away, her servant girls mourn. Beating their breasts, they whimper like doves.

Matthew 3:16

At this, he permitted him to be baptized. When Jesus had been baptized, he immediately came up out of the water. Suddenly, the heavens opened up for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him.

Mark 1:10

Just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens split open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

John 1:32-34

John also testified, "I saw the Spirit coming down from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I didn't recognize him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, "The person on whom you see the Spirit descending and remaining is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' I have seen this and have testified that this is the Son of God."

Song of Solomon 2:14

My dove, in the hidden places of the rocks, in the secret places of the cliffs, show me your form, and let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your shape is lovely.

From Thematic Bible


Doves » Illustrative » Of the church

Song of Songs 5:2

I was asleep, but my heart was awake. There's a sound! My beloved is knocking. "Open up for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. For my head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the hidden places of the rocks, in the secret places of the cliffs, show me your form, and let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your shape is lovely.

Doves » Dwells in rocks

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the cities, and live on the cliffs, you inhabitants of Moab. Be like a dove that builds a nest by the mouth of a cave.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the hidden places of the rocks, in the secret places of the cliffs, show me your form, and let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your shape is lovely.

Doves » Offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

The LORD responded, "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 offering is a burnt offering of birds to the LORD, he is to bring turtledoves or young doves.

Doves » Illustrative » Of mourners

Isaiah 59:11

We all growl like bears; we sigh mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but there is none, and for deliverance, but it's far from us.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a swallow or a crane I chirp, I moan like a dove. My eyes look weakly upward. O Lord, I am oppressed, so stand up for me!

Doves » Impiously sold in the court of the temple

John 2:16

Then he told those who were selling the doves, "Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father's house a marketplace!"

Doves » Illustrative » Of the holy ghost

Matthew 3:16

At this, he permitted him to be baptized. When Jesus had been baptized, he immediately came up out of the water. Suddenly, the heavens opened up for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him.

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

Hosea 10:12

Sow in righteousness in your own interest, reap in gracious love, break up your own unprepared ground; It is now time to inquire of the LORD, until he comes to pour out righteousness for you.

Doves » Characterized by » Comeliness of countenance

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the hidden places of the rocks, in the secret places of the cliffs, show me your form, and let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your shape is lovely.

Doves » Characterized by » Sweetness of voice

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the hidden places of the rocks, in the secret places of the cliffs, show me your form, and let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your shape is lovely.

Doves » Characterized by » Softness of eyes

Song of Songs 1:15

Look at you! You are beautiful, my darling. Look at you! You are so beautiful. Your eyes are doves.

Doves » Illustrative » Of the meekness of Christ

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves by streams of water, bathed in milk, mounted like jewels.

Doves » Frequents streams and rivers

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves by streams of water, bathed in milk, mounted like jewels.

Doves » The harbinger of spring

Song of Songs 2:12

Blossoms have appeared in the land. The season of songbirds has arrived, and cooing of turtledoves is heard in our land.

Doves » Clean and used as food

Deuteronomy 14:11

"You may eat all clean birds.

Doves » Characterized by » Simplicity

Doves » Why considered the emblem of peace

Genesis 8:11

The dove returned to him in the evening, but in its beak there was an olive leaf that it had plucked! So Noah knew that the flood waters had decreased on the land.

Doves » Characterized by » Richness of plumage

Psalm 68:13

When you men lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of the dove covered with silver, with its feathers in glittering gold."

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

Hosea 11:11

Trembling like a bird, they will come out of Egypt, and as a dove from the land of Assyria; and I will settle them in their houses," declares the LORD.

Doves » Illustrative » Of converts to the church

Isaiah 60:8

"Who are these that fly like clouds, and like doves to their windows?

Doves » Mournful tabering of, alluded to

Nahum 2:7

It has been determined: The woman is unveiled and sent away, her servant girls mourn. Beating their breasts, they whimper like doves.

Doves » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

When you men lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of the dove covered with silver, with its feathers in glittering gold."

Song of Songs 6:9

but my dove, my perfect one, is unique. She's unique to her mother, she's pure to the one who gave birth to her. Young women see her and call her blessed, queens and mistresses praise her.

Matthew 3:16

At this, he permitted him to be baptized. When Jesus had been baptized, he immediately came up out of the water. Suddenly, the heavens opened up for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him.

Doves » Turtle doves, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

The LORD responded, "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 offering is a burnt offering of birds to the LORD, he is to bring turtledoves or young doves.

Luke 2:24

They also offered a sacrifice according to what is specified 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 pigeons to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.

Righteous » Compared with » Doves

Psalm 68:13

When you men lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of the dove covered with silver, with its feathers in glittering gold."

Isaiah 60:8

"Who are these that fly like clouds, and like doves to their windows?

Rocks » Inhabited by » Doves

Jeremiah 48:28

Abandon the cities, and live on the cliffs, you inhabitants of Moab. Be like a dove that builds a nest by the mouth of a cave.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove, in the hidden places of the rocks, in the secret places of the cliffs, show me your form, and let me hear your voice. For your voice is pleasant, and your shape is lovely.

compared to Saints » Doves

Psalm 68:13

When you men lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of the dove covered with silver, with its feathers in glittering gold."

Isaiah 60:8

"Who are these that fly like clouds, and like doves to their windows?

Valleys » Abounded with » Doves

Ezekiel 7:16

Fugitives will escape to the mountains like doves fleeing through the valleys, all of them moaning because of their own iniquity.

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