Bible Verses About Dogs


Matthew 7:6

ESV“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.
KJVGive not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
NASB“Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
NIV“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
NLT“Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.
Scripture about dogs

Proverbs 26:11

ESVLike a dog that returns to his vomit is a fool who repeats his folly.
KJVAs a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
NASBLike a dog that returns to its vomit Is a fool who repeats his folly.
NIV“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
NLT“Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.
dog Bible verses

Philippians 3:2

ESVLook out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.
KJVBeware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
NASBBeware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
NIVWatch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.
NLTWatch out for those dogs, those people who do evil, those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved.

Revelation 22:15

ESVOutside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
KJVFor without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
NASBOutside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
NIVOutside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
NLTOutside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.

Matthew 15:27

ESVShe said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
KJVAnd she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
NASBBut she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
NIV“Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
NLTShe replied, “That’s true, Lord, but even dogs are allowed to eat the scraps that fall beneath their masters’ table.”

Job 30:1

ESV“But now they laugh at me, men who are younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.
KJVBut now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.
NASB“But now those younger than I mock me, Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.
NIV“But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.
NLT“But now I am mocked by people younger than I, by young men whose fathers are not worthy to run with my sheepdogs.

Proverbs 12:10

ESVWhoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
KJVA righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
NASBA righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
NIVThe righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
NLTThe godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.

1 Kings 21:19

ESVAnd 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.”’”
KJVAnd thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
NASB“You shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Have you murdered and also taken possession?”’ And you shall speak to him, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD, “In the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth the dogs will lick up your blood, even yours.”’”
NIVSay to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood, dogs will lick up your blood—yes, yours!’”
NLTGive him this message: ‘This is what the LORD says: Wasn’t it enough that you killed Naboth? Must you rob him, too? Because you have done this, dogs will lick your blood at the very place where they licked the blood of Naboth!’”

2 Samuel 9:8

ESVAnd he paid homage and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?”
KJVAnd he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?
NASBAgain he prostrated himself and said, “What is your servant, that you should regard a dead dog like me?”
NIVMephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”
NLTMephibosheth bowed respectfully and exclaimed, “Who is your servant, that you should show such kindness to a dead dog like me?”

1 Kings 16:4

ESVAnyone 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.”
KJVHim that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.
NASB“Anyone of Baasha who dies in the city the dogs will eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens will eat.”
NIVDogs will eat those belonging to Baasha who die in the city, and birds will feed on those who die in the country.”
NLTThe members of Baasha’s family who die in the city will be eaten by dogs, and those who die in the field will be eaten by vultures.”

Matthew 15:26

ESVAnd he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
KJVBut he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
NASBAnd He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.”
NIVHe replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
NLTJesus responded, “It isn’t right to take food from the children and throw it to the dogs.”

Psalm 22:16

ESVFor dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet—
KJVFor dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
NASBFor dogs have surrounded me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced my hands and my feet.
NIVDogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet.
NLTMy enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet.

Daniel Isaiah Joseph

Daniel's seminary degree is in Exegetical Theology. He was a pastor for 10 years. As a professor, he has taught Bible and theology courses at two Christian universities. Please see the About page for details.

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