'Dog' in the Bible
But against any of the Israelites shall not so much as a dog move his tongue against man or beast, that you may know that the Lord makes a distinction between the Egyptians and Israel.
You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the price of a dog (a sodomite) into the house of the Lord your God as payment of a vow, for both of these [the gift and the giver] are an abomination to the Lord your God.
So he brought the men down to the water, and the Lord said to Gideon, Everyone who laps up the water with his tongue as a dog laps it, you shall set by himself, likewise everyone who bows down on his knees to drink.
And the Philistine said to David, Am I a dog, that you should come to me with sticks? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.
After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog? After a flea?
And [the cripple] bowed himself and said, What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I am?
Then said [David's nephew] Abishai son of Zeruiah to the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.
And Hazael said, What is your servant, only a dog, that he should do this monstrous thing? And Elisha answered, The Lord has shown me that you will be king over Syria.
Deliver my life from the sword, my dear life [my only one] from the power of the dog [the agent of execution].
Suddenly he [yields and] follows her reluctantly like an ox moving to the slaughter, like one in fetters going to the correction [to be given] to a fool or like a dog enticed by food to the muzzle
As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.
He who, passing by, stops to meddle with strife that is none of his business is like one who takes a dog by the ears.
[There is no exemption] but he who is joined to all the living has hope -- "for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
[The missiles of the enemy] dog our steps, so that we cannot go into our streets; our end is near, our days are fulfilled -- "yes, our end has come.
There has befallen them the thing spoken of in the true proverb, The dog turns back to his own vomit, and, The sow is washed only to wallow again in the mire.