Genesis 8:8

“Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Also hee sent foorth a doue from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he sent out a dove, to see if the waters had gone from the face of the earth;
- Basic English Bible

And he sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had become low on the ground.
- Darby Bible

Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
- Webster's Bible

He sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the ground,
- World English Bible

And he sendeth forth the dove from him to see whether the waters have been lightened from off the face of the ground,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 8:8


8:8 He sent forth a dove - Which returned the first time with no good news, but probably wet and dirty; but the second time she brought an olive leaf in her bill, which appeared to be fresh plucked off; a plain indication that now the trees began to appear above water. Note here, that Noah set forth the dove the second time, seven days after the first time, and the third time was after seven days too: and probably the first sending of her out was seven days after the sending forth of the raven. The olive branch is an emblem of peace.


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