Genesis 8:12
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New International Version
He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.

New Living Translation
He waited another seven days and then released the dove again. This time it did not come back.

English Standard Version
Then he waited another seven days and sent forth the dove, and she did not return to him anymore.

New American Standard Bible
Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him again.

King James Bible
And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After he had waited another seven days, he sent out the dove, but she did not return to him again.

International Standard Version
He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him anymore.

NET Bible
He waited another seven days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him this time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He waited seven more days and sent out the dove again, but it never came back to him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he stayed yet other seven days and sent forth the dove, which returned not again unto him any more.

King James 2000 Bible
And he stayed yet another seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

American King James Version
And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again to him any more.

American Standard Version
And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she returned not again unto him any more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he stayed yet other seven days: and he sent forth the dove, which returned not any more unto him.

Darby Bible Translation
And he waited yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; but she returned no more to him.

English Revised Version
And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; and she returned not again unto him any more.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; which returned not again to him any more.

World English Bible
He stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she didn't return to him any more.

Young's Literal Translation
And he stayeth yet other seven days, and sendeth forth the dove, and it added not to turn back unto him any more.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:4-12 The ark rested upon a mountain, whither it was directed by the wise and gracious providence of God, that might rest the sooner. God has times and places of rest for his people after their tossing; and many times he provides for their seasonable and comfortable settlement, without their own contrivance, and quite beyond their own foresight. God had told Noah when the flood would come, yet he did not give him an account by revelation, at what times and by what steps it should go away. The knowledge of the former was necessary to his preparing the ark; but the knowledge of the latter would serve only to gratify curiosity; and concealing it from him would exercise his faith and patience. Noah sent forth a raven from the ark, which went flying about, and feeding on the carcasses that floated. Noah then sent forth a dove, which returned the first time without good news; but the second time, she brought an olive leaf in her bill, plucked off, plainly showing that trees, fruit trees, began to appear above water. Noah sent forth the dove the second time, seven days after the first, and the third time was after seven days also; probably on the sabbath day. Having kept the sabbath with his little church, he expected especial blessings from Heaven, and inquired concerning them. The dove is an emblem of a gracious soul, that, finding no solid peace of satisfaction in this deluged, defiling world, returns to Christ as to its ark, as to its Noah, its rest. The defiling world, returns to Christ as to its ark, as to its Noah, its rest. The carnal heart, like the raven, takes up with the world, and feeds on the carrion it finds there; but return thou to my rest, O my soul; to thy Noah, so the word is, Ps 116:7. And as Noah put forth his hand, and took the dove, and pulled her to him, into the ark, so Christ will save, and help, and welcome those that flee to him for rest.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - And he stayed. וַיִּיָּחֶל; Niph. fut. of יָחַל (Gesenius); cf. וַיָּחֶל. (ver. 10), Hiph. fut. of חוּל (Furst, Delitzsch). Tayler Lewis, following Jewish authorities, would derive both from יָחַל; with Aben Ezra making the first a regular Niphal, and with Rashi the second a contracted Piel (vide Lunge, p. 308; Clark's 'For. Theol. Lib.'). Yet other seven days. The frequent repetition of the number seven clearly points to the hebdomadal division of the week, and the institution of Sabbatic rest (vide Genesis 2:1-3, Expos.). And sent forth the dove. "The more we examine these acts of Noah, the more it will strike us that they must have been of a religious nature. He did not take such observations, and so send out the birds, as mere arbitrary acts, prompted simply by his curiosity or his impatience; but as a man of faith and prayer he inquired of the Lord. What more likely then that such inquiry should have its basis in solemn religious exercises, not arbitrarily entered into, but on days held sacred for prayer and religious rest?" (T. Lewis). Which returned not again (literally, and it added not to return) unto him any more.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he stayed yet other seven days,.... After the dove had returned:

and sent forth the dove; the same dove again:

which returned not again unto him any more: the earth being dry, it found rest for the sole of its feet, sufficient food to eat, and a proper place for its habitation; and liking to be at liberty, and in the open air, chose not to return to the ark, even though its mate was there: of those birds sent out, the Heathen writers make mention: Abydenus says (s), that Sisithrus, the same with Noah, sent out birds making an experiment to see whether the earth was emersed out of the water, which returned again to him; and after them he sent out others; and having done so three times, obtained what he wished for, since the birds returned with their wings full of clay or mud; and so Josephus (t) says, the dove which brought the olive leaf was all over with clay or mud: and Plutarch (u) makes particular mention of the dove, and says that, according to the mythologists, a dove was let out of the ark; and that her going out was to Deucalion, (the same with Noah) a sign of fair weather, and her return of foul: and the story that Lucian (w) tells of a golden dove upon the head of a statue in the temple of Hierapolis, supposed to be Deucalion's, seems plainly to refer to this dove of Noah; for the report, he says, was, that this golden dove flew away twice in a year, at the commemoration there made of the flood, by pouring out abundance of water into a chasm or cleft of the earth, then not very large; and which, it was told him, was formerly a very great one, and swallowed up all the flood that drowned the world.

(s) Apud Euseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 12. p. 414, 415. (t) Antiqu. l. 1. c. 3. p. 5. (u) De Solert. Animal. (w) De Dea Syria.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. he … sent forth the dove: which returned not … any more—In these results, we perceive a wisdom and prudence far superior to the inspiration of instinct—we discern the agency of God guiding all the movements of this bird for the instruction of Noah, and reviving the hopes of his household.

other seven days—a strong presumptive proof that Noah observed the Sabbath during his residence in the ark.

Genesis 8:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Noah Sends a Raven and a Dove
11The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth. 12Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him again.
Cross References
Genesis 8:11
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.

Jeremiah 48:28
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.
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