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30 Bible Verses about doves

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Genesis 8:8-12

Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto 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 in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was a plucked off olive leaf: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. And he stayed yet another seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

Jeremiah 8:7

Yea, the stork in the heavens knows her appointed times; and the turtledove and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the law of the LORD.

Leviticus 5:7

And if he is not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he has committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.

Genesis 15:9

And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a female goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

Leviticus 5:11

But if he is not able to bring two turtledoves, 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 upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.

Leviticus 12:6-8

And when the days of her purification are fulfilled, for a son, or for a daughter, she shall bring a lamb of the first year for a burnt offering, and a young pigeon, or a turtledove, for a sin offering, unto the door of the tabernacle of meeting, unto the priest: Who shall offer it before the LORD, and make an atonement for her; and she shall be cleansed from the flow of her blood. This is the law for her that has borne a male or a female. And if she be not able to bring a lamb, then she shall bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.

Leviticus 14:22

And two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, such as he is able to get; and the one shall be a sin offering, and the other a burnt offering.

Leviticus 15:14

And on the eighth day he shall take for him two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, and come before the LORD unto the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and give them unto the priest:

Numbers 6:10

And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting:

Mark 11:15

And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves;

Luke 2:24

And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

John 2:14

And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting:

Psalm 68:13

Though you have slept among the sheepfolds, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

Psalm 74:19

O deliver not the soul of your turtledove unto the multitude of the wicked: forget not the congregation of your poor forever.

Psalm 55:6

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

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Isaiah 59:11

We all growl like bears, and mourn greatly like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Jeremiah 48:28

O you that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that makes her nest in the sides of the cave's mouth.

Ezekiel 7:16

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

Hosea 7:11

Ephraim also is like a silly dove without sense: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

Hosea 11:11

They shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, says the LORD.

Nahum 2:7

It is decreed: she shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maidens shall lead her as with the moaning of doves, beating upon their breasts.

Mark 1:10

And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him:

John 1:32-34

And John bore record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom you shall see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. And I saw, and bore record that this is the Son of God.

Song of Solomon 2:14

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is lovely.

From Thematic Bible


Doves » Illustrative » Of the church

Song of Songs 5:2

I sleep, but my heart wakes: it is the voice of my beloved that knocks, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my perfect one: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

Song of Songs 2:14

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is lovely.

Doves » Dwells in rocks

Jeremiah 48:28

O you that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that makes her nest in the sides of the cave's mouth.

Song of Songs 2:14

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is lovely.

Doves » Offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a female goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

Doves » Illustrative » Of mourners

Isaiah 59:11

We all growl like bears, and mourn greatly like doves: we look for justice, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: my eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.

Doves » Impiously sold in the court of the temple

John 2:16

And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things away; 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 in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he comes and rains righteousness upon you.

Doves » Characterized by » Comeliness of countenance

Song of Songs 2:14

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is lovely.

Doves » Characterized by » Sweetness of voice

Song of Songs 2:14

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is lovely.

Doves » Characterized by » Softness of eyes

Song of Songs 1:15

Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' eyes.

Doves » Illustrative » Of the meekness of Christ

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

Doves » Frequents streams and rivers

Song of Songs 5:12

His eyes are like doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.

Doves » The harbinger of spring

Song of Songs 2:12

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land;

Doves » Clean and used as food

Deuteronomy 14:11

Of all clean birds you shall eat.

Doves » Characterized by » Simplicity

Doves » Why considered the emblem of peace

Genesis 8:11

And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was a plucked off olive leaf: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

Doves » Characterized by » Richness of plumage

Psalm 68:13

Though you have slept among the sheepfolds, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

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

Hosea 11:11

They shall come trembling as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, says the LORD.

Doves » Illustrative » Of converts to the church

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

Doves » Mournful tabering of, alluded to

Nahum 2:7

It is decreed: she shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maidens shall lead her as with the moaning of doves, beating upon their breasts.

Doves » Doves, a type of purity

Psalm 68:13

Though you have slept among the sheepfolds, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

Song of Songs 6:9

My dove, my perfect one, is the only one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the favorite one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

Doves » Turtle doves, offered in sacrifice

Genesis 15:9

And he said unto him, Take me a heifer three years old, and a female goat three years old, and a ram three years old, and a turtle dove, and a young pigeon.

Leviticus 1:14

And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the LORD be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves, or of young pigeons.

Luke 2:24

And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

Numbers 6:10

And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of meeting:

Righteous » Compared with » Doves

Psalm 68:13

Though you have slept among the sheepfolds, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

Rocks » Inhabited by » Doves

Jeremiah 48:28

O you that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that makes her nest in the sides of the cave's mouth.

Song of Songs 2:14

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the cliff, let me see your face, let me hear your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is lovely.

compared to Saints » Doves

Psalm 68:13

Though you have slept among the sheepfolds, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

Isaiah 60:8

Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

Valleys » Abounded with » Doves

Ezekiel 7:16

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