43 verses

Gen 8:8

(NIV)
Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.
(ESV)
Then he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground.

Gen 8:9

(NIV)
But the dove could find nowhere to perch because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark.
(ESV)
But the dove found no place to set her foot, and she returned to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her and brought her into the ark with him.

Gen 8:10

(NIV)
He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.
(ESV)
He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.

Gen 8:11

(NIV)
When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.
(ESV)
And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth.

Gen 8:12

(NIV)
He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.

(ESV)
Then he waited another seven days and sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him anymore.

Lev 1:14

(NIV)
‘“If the offering to the  Lord is a burnt offering of birds, you are to offer a dove or a young pigeon.
(ESV)
If his offering to the  Lord is a burnt offering of birds, then he shall bring his offering of turtledoves or pigeons.

Lev 5:7

(NIV)
‘“Anyone who cannot afford a lamb is to bring two doves or two young pigeons to the  Lord as a penalty for their sin – one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
(ESV)
“But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the  Lord as his compensation for the sin that he has committed two turtledoves or two pigeons one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

Lev 5:11

(NIV)
‘“If, however, they cannot afford two doves or two young pigeons, they are to bring as an offering for their sin a tenth of an ephah of the finest flour for a sin offering. They must not put olive oil or incense on it, because it is a sin offering.
(ESV)
“But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two pigeons, then he shall bring as his offering for the sin that he has committed a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering. He shall put no oil on it and shall put no frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.

Lev 12:6

(NIV)
‘“When the days of her purification for a son or daughter are over, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a dove for a sin offering.
(ESV)
“And when the days of her purifying are completed, whether for a son or for a daughter, she shall bring to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting a lamb a year old for a burnt offering, and a pigeon or a turtledove for a sin offering,

Lev 12:8

(NIV)
But if she cannot afford a lamb, she is to bring two doves or two young pigeons, one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement for her, and she will be clean.”’

(ESV)
And if she cannot afford a lamb, then she shall take two turtledoves or two 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.”

Lev 14:22

(NIV)
and two doves or two young pigeons, such as they can afford, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.

(ESV)
also two turtledoves or two pigeons, whichever he can afford. The one shall be a sin offering and the other a burnt offering.

Lev 14:30

(NIV)
Then he shall sacrifice the doves or the young pigeons, such as the person can afford,
(ESV)
And he shall offer, of the turtledoves or pigeons, whichever he can afford,

Lev 15:14

(NIV)
On the eighth day he must take two doves or two young pigeons and come before the  Lord to the entrance to the tent of meeting and give them to the priest.
(ESV)
And on the eighth day he shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons and come before the  Lord to the entrance of the tent of meeting and give them to the priest.

Lev 15:29

(NIV)
On the eighth day she must take two doves or two young pigeons and bring them to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
(ESV)
And on the eighth day she shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons and bring them to the priest, to the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Num 6:10

(NIV)
Then on the eighth day they must bring two doves or two young pigeons to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
(ESV)
On the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves or two pigeons to the priest to the entrance of the tent of meeting,

2Kgs 6:25

(NIV)
There was a great famine in the city; the siege lasted so long that a donkey’s head sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a quarter of a cab of seed pods for five shekels.

(ESV)
And there was a great famine in Samaria, as they besieged it, until a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and the fourth part of a kab of dove’s dung for five shekels of silver.

Ps 55:6

(NIV)
I said, ‘Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
(ESV)
And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest;

(NIV)

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘A Dove on Distant Oaks’. Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.

(ESV)

To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Ps 56:1

(NIV)
Be merciful to me, my God,
for my enemies are in hot pursuit;
all day long they press their attack.
(ESV)
Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me;
all day long an attacker oppresses me;

Ps 68:13

(NIV)
Even while you sleep among the sheepfolds,
the wings of my dove are sheathed with silver,
its feathers with shining gold.’
(ESV)
though you men lie among the sheepfolds
the wings of a dove covered with silver,
its pinions with shimmering gold.

Song 1:15

(NIV)
How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.
(ESV)
Behold, you are beautiful, my love;
behold, you are beautiful;
your eyes are doves.

Song 2:14

(NIV)
My dove in the clefts of the rock,
in the hiding-places on the mountainside,
show me your face,
let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.
(ESV)
O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
in the crannies of the cliff,
let me see your face,
let me hear your voice,
for your voice is sweet,
and your face is lovely.

Song 4:1

(NIV)
How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes behind your veil are doves.
Your hair is like a flock of goats
descending from the hills of Gilead.
(ESV)
Behold, you are beautiful, my love,
behold, you are beautiful!
Your eyes are doves
behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats
leaping down the slopes of Gilead.

Song 5:2

(NIV)
I slept but my heart was awake.
Listen! My beloved is knocking:
‘Open to me, my sister, my darling,
my dove, my flawless one.
My head is drenched with dew,
my hair with the dampness of the night.’
(ESV)
I slept, but my heart was awake.
A sound! My beloved is knocking.
Open to me, my sister, my love,
my dove, my perfect one,
for my head is wet with dew,
my locks with the drops of the night.”

Song 5:12

(NIV)
His eyes are like doves
by the water streams,
washed in milk,
mounted like jewels.
(ESV)
His eyes are like doves
beside streams of water,
bathed in milk,
sitting beside a full pool.

Song 6:9

(NIV)
but my dove, my perfect one, is unique,
the only daughter of her mother,
the favourite of the one who bore her.
The young women saw her and called her blessed;
the queens and concubines praised her.
(ESV)
My dove, my perfect one, is the only one,
the only one of her mother,
pure to her who bore her.
The young women saw her and called her blessed;
the queens and concubines also, and they praised her.

Isa 38:14

(NIV)
I cried like a swift or thrush,
I moaned like a mourning dove.
My eyes grew weak as I looked to the heavens.
I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!’
(ESV)
Like a swallow or a crane I chirp;
I moan like a dove.
My eyes are weary with looking upward.
O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety!

Isa 59:11

(NIV)
We all growl like bears;
we moan mournfully like doves.
We look for justice, but find none;
for deliverance, but it is far away.
(ESV)
We all growl like bears;
we moan and moan like doves;
we hope for justice, but there is none;
for salvation, but it is far from us.

Isa 60:8

(NIV)
‘Who are these that fly along like clouds,
like doves to their nests?
(ESV)
Who are these that fly like a cloud,
and like doves to their windows?

Jer 48:28

(NIV)
Abandon your towns and dwell among the rocks,
you who live in Moab.
Be like a dove that makes its nest
at the mouth of a cave.
(ESV)
Leave the cities, and dwell in the rock,
O inhabitants of Moab!
Be like the dove that nests
in the sides of the mouth of a gorge.

Ezek 7:16

(NIV)
The fugitives who escape
will flee to the mountains.
Like doves of the valleys,
they will all moan,
each for their own sins.
(ESV)
And if any survivors escape, they will be on the mountains, like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, each one over his iniquity.

Hos 7:11

(NIV)
‘Ephraim is like a dove,
easily deceived and senseless –
now calling to Egypt,
now turning to Assyria.
(ESV)
Ephraim is like a dove,
silly and without sense,
calling to Egypt, going to Assyria.

Hos 11:11

(NIV)
They will come from Egypt,
trembling like sparrows,
from Assyria, fluttering like doves.
I will settle them in their homes,’
declares the  Lord.
(ESV)
they shall come trembling like birds from Egypt,
and like doves from the land of Assyria,
and I will return them to their homes, declares the  Lord.

Nah 2:7

(NIV)
It is decreed that Nineveh
be exiled and carried away.
Her female slaves moan like doves
and beat on their breasts.
(ESV)
its mistress is stripped; she is carried off,
her slave girls lamenting,
moaning like doves
and beating their breasts.

Matt 3:16

(NIV)
As soon as Jesus was baptised, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.
(ESV)
And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him;

Matt 10:16

(NIV)
‘I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
(ESV)
Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

Matt 21:12

(NIV)
Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the benches of those selling doves.
(ESV)
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.

Mark 1:10

(NIV)
Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.
(ESV)
And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

Mark 11:15

(NIV)
On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the benches of those selling doves,
(ESV)
And they came to Jerusalem. And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold and those who bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons.

Luke 2:24

(NIV)
and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: ‘a pair of doves or two young pigeons’.

(ESV)
and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”

Luke 3:22

(NIV)
and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.’

(ESV)
and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heavenYou are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

John 1:32

(NIV)
Then John gave this testimony: ‘I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.
(ESV)
And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him.

John 2:14

(NIV)
In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money.
(ESV)
In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there.

John 2:16

(NIV)
To those who sold doves he said, ‘Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!’
(ESV)
And he told those who sold the pigeons, Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”
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