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Want to know what the Bible says about dogs? Here are 102 Bible verses about dogs from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Matthew 7:6 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.
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Philippians 3:2 NIV
Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.
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Proverbs 26:11 NIV
As a dog returns to its vomit,
    so fools repeat their folly.
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Revelation 22:15 NIV
Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
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Matthew 15:27 NIV
“Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
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Job 30:1 NIV
“But now they mock me,
    men younger than I,
whose fathers I would have disdained
    to put with my sheep dogs.
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Proverbs 12:10 NIV
The righteous care for the needs of their animals,
    but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
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2 Samuel 9:8 NIV
Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”
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1 Kings 21:19 NIV
Say 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!’”
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1 Kings 16:4 NIV
Dogs will eat those belonging to Baasha who die in the city, and birds will feed on those who die in the country.”
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Matthew 15:26 NIV
He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
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1 Kings 14:11 NIV
Dogs will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country. The Lord has spoken!’
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1 Samuel 24:14 NIV
“Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea?
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Exodus 11:7 NIV
But among the Israelites not a dog will bark at any person or animal.’ Then you will know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.
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2 Samuel 3:8 NIV
Abner was very angry because of what Ish-Bosheth said. So he answered, “Am I a dog’s head —on Judah’s side? This very day I am loyal to the house of your father Saul and to his family and friends. I haven’t handed you over to David. Yet now you accuse me of an offense involving this woman!
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Luke 16:21 NIV
and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
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1 Kings 22:38 NIV
They washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria (where the prostitutes bathed), and the dogs licked up his blood, as the word of the Lord had declared.
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Deuteronomy 23:18 NIV
You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the Lord your God to pay any vow, because the Lord your God detests them both.
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Exodus 22:31 NIV
“You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.
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Isaiah 56:11 NIV
They are dogs with mighty appetites;
    they never have enough.
They are shepherds who lack understanding;
    they all turn to their own way,
    they seek their own gain.
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