New Living Translation
He also released a dove to see if the water had receded and it could find dry ground.
King James Bible
Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
Darby Bible Translation
And he sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had become low on the ground.
World English Bible
He sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the ground,
Young's Literal Translation
And he sendeth forth the dove from him to see whether the waters have been lightened from off the face of the ground,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
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.
LibraryThe Song of the Three Children
DANIEL iii. 16, 17, 18. O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. We read this morning, instead of the Te Deum, the Song of the Three Children, beginning, 'Oh all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise …
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God
Nature of Covenanting.
That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
and released a raven. The bird flew back and forth until the floodwaters on the earth had dried up.
But the dove could find no place to land because the water still covered the ground. So it returned to the boat, and Noah held out his hand and drew the dove back inside.
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