Genesis 8

Ark Comes to Rest On Mount Ararat

(1) God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters decreased.

(2) Also, the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained.

(3) The waters continually receded from the earth, and after 150 days the waters were diminished.

(4) The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat on the seventeenth day of the the seventh month.

(5) And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

Noah Finds Land With A Dove

(6) It came to pass at the end of 40 days, that Noah opened the window of the ark, which he had made.

(7) And he sent forth a raven. It went to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

(8) Also, he sent forth a dove to see if the waters had receded from off the face of the ground.

(9) But the dove found no place to rest the sole of its foot, and it returned to him in the ark, because the waters still covered the whole earth. Then he reached out his hand, and took it, and pulled it into the ark with him.

(10) He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark.

(11) And the dove came back to him in the evening with a freshly plucked olive leaf in its mouth. So Noah knew that the waters had receded from off the earth.

(12) He waited another seven days and once again sent forth the dove, which did not return to him anymore.

Waters Dry Up, Noah Exits The Ark

(13) And it came to pass in the 601st year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from off the earth. Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

(14) In the second month, on the 27th day of the month, the earth was dry.

(15) And God spoke to Noah, saying,

(16) "Go forth out of the ark, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives with you.

(17) Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds, animals, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. That they may breed abundantly, and be fruitful, and multiply on the earth."

(18) And Noah went out, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him.

(19) Every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, and whatever creeps on the earth, after their kinds, went out of the ark.

Noah Offers Burnt Offerings to God

(20) Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

(21) And the LORD smelled a sweet scent and the LORD said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake. For the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again kill every living thing as I have done.

(22) While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

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