Genesis 8
New Heart English Bible
1And God remembered Noah, and all the wild animals, and all the tame animals, and all the flying creatures, and all the crawling creatures that were with him in the vessel; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters began to recede. 2And the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained. 3And the waters receded steadily from the land. And after the end of one hundred fifty days the waters had decreased significantly. 4And in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the vessel came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5The waters receded continually to the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

6It happened at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the vessel which he had made, 7and he sent forth a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters had dried up from the earth. 8Then he sent forth a dove from it, to see if the waters had abated from the surface of the ground, 9but the dove found no place to rest her foot, and she returned to him into the vessel; for the waters were on the surface of the whole earth. He put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the vessel. 10And he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the vessel. 11The dove came back to him at evening, and, look, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off. So Noah knew that the waters had abated from the earth. 12He stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she did not return to him any more.

13And it happened in the six hundred first year of Noah's life, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters had dried up from the earth. And Noah removed the covering of the vessel and looked out. And look, the surface of the ground was dry. 14In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry. 15God spoke to Noah, saying, 16"Go out of the vessel, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons' wives with you. 17Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, of flying creatures, and animals, and every creature that crawls on the earth, that they may swarm on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth." 18And Noah went forth, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives with him. 19And every wild animal, and every tame animal, and every flying creature, and every creature that crawls on the earth, after their families, went out of the vessel.

20Noah built an altar to God, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean flying creature, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21And God smelled the pleasing aroma, and God said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, nor will I again destroy every living thing, as I have done.

22While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2023

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