31 My lyre is tuned to mourning,(A)
    and my pipe(B) to the sound of wailing.

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I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
    I would fly away and be at rest.

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19 Do not hand over the life of your dove(A) to wild beasts;
    do not forget the lives of your afflicted(B) people forever.

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12 Flowers appear on the earth;
    the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
    is heard in our land.

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14 My dove(A) in the clefts of the rock,
    in the hiding places on the mountainside,
show me your face,
    let me hear your voice;
for your voice is sweet,
    and your face is lovely.(B)

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14 I cried like a swift or thrush,
    I moaned like a mourning dove.(A)
My eyes grew weak(B) as I looked to the heavens.
    I am being threatened; Lord, come to my aid!”(C)

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11 We all growl like bears;
    we moan mournfully like doves.(A)
We look for justice, but find none;
    for deliverance, but it is far away.

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“Who are these(A) that fly along like clouds,(B)
    like doves to their nests?

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28 Abandon your towns and dwell among the rocks,
    you who live in Moab.
Be like a dove(A) that makes its nest
    at the mouth of a cave.(B)

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16 The fugitives(A) who escape
    will flee to the mountains.
Like doves(B) of the valleys,
    they will all moan,
    each for their own sins.(C)

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11 “Ephraim is like a dove,(A)
    easily deceived and senseless—
now calling to Egypt,(B)
    now turning to Assyria.(C)

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11 They will come from Egypt,
    trembling like sparrows,
    from Assyria,(A) fluttering like doves.(B)
I will settle them in their homes,”(C)
    declares the Lord.

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It is decreed[a] that Nineveh
    be exiled and carried away.
Her female slaves moan(A) like doves
    and beat on their breasts.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Nahum 2:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened,(A) and he saw the Spirit of God(B) descending like a dove and alighting on him.

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16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves.(A) Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.(B)

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32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.(A)

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