Genesis 8:8
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New International Version
Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.

New Living Translation
He also released a dove to see if the water had receded and it could find dry ground.

English Standard Version
Then he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground.

New American Standard Bible
Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;

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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he sent out a dove to see whether the water on the earth's surface had gone down,

International Standard Version
Later, he sent a dove out from the ark to see whether the water that covered the land's surface had completely receded,

NET Bible
Then Noah sent out a dove to see if the waters had receded from the surface of the ground.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Next, he sent out a dove to see if the water was gone from the surface of the ground.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground.

New American Standard 1977
Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Also he sent forth a dove from him to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground,

King James 2000 Bible
Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

American King James Version
Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sent forth also a dove after him, to see if the waters had now ceased upon the face of the earth.

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

English Revised Version
And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

Webster's Bible Translation
Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of 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,
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Noah Sends a Raven and a Dove
7and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth. 8Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land; 9but the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the surface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself.…
Cross References
Genesis 8:7
and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.

Genesis 8:9
but the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the surface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself.
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