19 Bible Verses about Dogs

Proverbs 26:11 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Like a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 29 helpful votes

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. ...

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Matthew 7:6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

“Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.

Philippians 3:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.

Matthew 15:27 ESV / 14 helpful votes

She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table.”

Mark 7:24-37 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs.” ...

2 Samuel 9:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And he paid homage and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?”

1 Samuel 24:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

After whom has the king of Israel come out? After whom do you pursue? After a dead dog! After a flea!

1 Samuel 17:43 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And the Philistine said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come to me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Exodus 11:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But not a dog shall growl against any of the people of Israel, either man or beast, that you may know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.

Jeremiah 7:26-28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Yet they did not listen to me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers. “So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. You shall call to them, but they will not answer you. And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.

2 Kings 8:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And Hazael said, “What is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?” Elisha answered, “The Lord has shown me that you are to be king over Syria.”

1 Kings 21:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And of Jezebel the Lord also said, ‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel within the walls of Jezreel.’

1 Kings 16:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Anyone belonging to Baasha who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens shall eat.”

1 Kings 14:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Anyone belonging to Jeroboam who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and anyone who dies in the open country the birds of the heavens shall eat, for the Lord has spoken it.”’

2 Samuel 16:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.”

2 Samuel 3:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog's head of Judah? To this day I keep showing steadfast love to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not given you into the hand of David. And yet you charge me today with a fault concerning a woman.

1 Kings 21:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And you shall say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Have you killed and also taken possession?”’ And you shall say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: “In the place where dogs licked up the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick your own blood.”’”

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