Bible: Genesis 8

8:1 But God remembered 1  Noah and all the wild animals and domestic animals that were with him in the ark. God caused a wind to blow over 2  the earth and the waters receded. 8:2 The fountains of the deep and the floodgates of heaven were closed, 3  and the rain stopped falling from the sky. 8:3 The waters kept receding steadily 4  from the earth, so that they 5  had gone down 6  by the end of the 150 days. 8:4 On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ark came to rest on one of the mountains of Ararat. 7  8:5 The waters kept on receding 8  until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains became visible. 9 

8:6 At the end of forty days, 10  Noah opened the window he had made in the ark 11  8:7 and sent out a raven; it kept flying 12  back and forth until the waters had dried up on the earth.

8:8 Then Noah 13  sent out a dove 14  to see if the waters had receded 15  from the surface of the ground. 8:9 The dove could not find a resting place for its feet because water still covered 16  the surface of the entire earth, and so it returned to Noah 17  in the ark. He stretched out his hand, took the dove, 18  and brought it back into the ark. 19  8:10 He waited seven more days and then sent out the dove again from the ark. 8:11 When 20  the dove returned to him in the evening, there was 21  a freshly plucked olive leaf in its beak! Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 8:12 He waited another seven days and sent the dove out again, 22  but it did not return to him this time. 23 

8:13 In Noah’s six hundred and first year, 24  in the first day of the first month, the waters had dried up from the earth, and Noah removed the covering from the ark and saw that 25  the surface of the ground was dry. 8:14 And by the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth 26  was dry.

8:15 Then God spoke to Noah and said, 8:16 Come out of the ark, you, your wife, your sons, and your sonswives with you. 8:17 Bring out with you all the living creatures that are with you. Bring out 27  every living thing, including the birds, animals, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. Let them increase 28  and be fruitful and multiply on the earth! 29 

8:18 Noah went out along with his sons, his wife, and his sonswives. 8:19 Every living creature, every creeping thing, every bird, and everything that moves on the earth went out of the ark in their groups.

8:20 Noah built an altar to the Lord. He then took some of every kind of clean animal and clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 30  8:21 And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma 31  and said 32  to himself, 33 I will never again curse 34  the ground because of humankind, even though 35  the inclination of their minds 36  is evil from childhood on. 37  I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done.

8:22While the earth continues to exist, 38 

planting time 39  and harvest,

cold and heat,

summer and winter,

and day and night will not cease.”

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