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Genesis 8:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And 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 1769)
— Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had become low on the ground.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And he sent forth a dove from him,—to see whether the waters had abated, from off the face of the ground;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he sendeth forth the dove from him to see whether the waters have been lightened from off the face of the ground,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He sent forth also a dove after him, to see if the waters had now ceased upon the face of the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Also hee sent foorth a doue from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he sent a dove after it to see if the water had ceased from off the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Also he sent forth 7971
{7971} Prime
שָׁלַח
shalach
{shaw-lakh'}
A primitive root; to send away, for, or out (in a great variety of applications).
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
a dove 3123
{3123} Prime
יוֹנָה
yownah
{yo-naw'}
Probably from the same as H3196; a dove (apparently from the warmth of their mating).
from x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
him, to see 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
if the waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
were abated 7043
{7043} Prime
קָלַל
qalal
{kaw-lal'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) light, literally (swift, small, sharp, etc.) or figuratively (easy, trifling, vile, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
from off x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
the face 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
of the ground; 127
{0127} Prime
אֲדָמָה
'adamah
{ad-aw-maw'}
From H0119; soil (from its general redness).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Genesis 8:8-11

_ _ Also he sent forth a dove — a bird flying low and naturally disposed to return to the place of her abode.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 8:6-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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a dove:

Genesis 8:10-12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; ... And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
Song of Songs 1:15 Behold, thou [art] fair, my love; behold, thou [art] fair; thou [hast] doves' eyes.
Song of Songs 2:11-12 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over [and] gone; ... The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing [of birds] is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
Song of Songs 2:14 O my dove, [that art] in the clefts of the rock, in the secret [places] of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet [is] thy voice, and thy countenance [is] comely.
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
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Gn 8:10. So 1:15; 2:11, 14. Mt 10:16.

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