Genesis 8
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1But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and livestock with him in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the earth, and the floodwaters began to recede.1God kept Noah in mind, along with all the wildlife and livestock that were with him in the ark. God's Spirit moved throughout the earth, causing the flood waters to subside.
2The underground waters stopped flowing, and the torrential rains from the sky were stopped.2The water sources from the ocean depths were blocked and the floodgates of the heavens were closed.
3So the floodwaters gradually receded from the earth. After 150 days,3Then the flood waters steadily receded, diminishing completely by the end of the 150 days.
4exactly five months from the time the flood began, the boat came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.4The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventh month.
5Two and a half months later, as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks became visible.5The flood water continued to recede until the tenth month, when, on the first of that month, the tops of the mountains could be seen.
6After another forty days, Noah opened the window he had made in the boat6After 40 days, Noah opened the window of the ark that he had built
7and released a raven. The bird flew back and forth until the floodwaters on the earth had dried up.7and sent out a raven. It went back and forth as the flood water continued to evaporate throughout the earth.
8He also released a dove to see if the water had receded and it could find dry ground.8Later, he sent a dove out from the ark to see whether the water that covered the land's surface had completely receded,
9But the dove could find no place to land because the water still covered the ground. So it returned to the boat, and Noah held out his hand and drew the dove back inside.9but the dove could not yet find a place to rest, so it returned to Noah on the ark, since water still covered the land. Noah reached out his hand and took the dove back into the ark with him.
10After waiting another seven days, Noah released the dove again.10Noah waited another seven days and sent the dove out from the ark again.
11This time the dove returned to him in the evening with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. Then Noah knew that the floodwaters were almost gone.11The dove returned to him in the evening, but in its beak there was an olive leaf that it had plucked! So Noah knew that the flood waters had decreased on the land.
12He waited another seven days and then released the dove again. This time it did not come back.12He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him anymore.
13Noah was now 601 years old. On the first day of the new year, ten and a half months after the flood began, the floodwaters had almost dried up from the earth. Noah lifted back the covering of the boat and saw that the surface of the ground was drying.13In the six hundred and first year of Noah's life, during the first month, the flood water began to evaporate from the land. Noah then removed the ark's cover and saw that the surface of the land was drying.
14Two more months went by, and at last the earth was dry!14By the twenty-seventh day of the second month, the ground was dry.
15Then God said to Noah,15God spoke to Noah,
16“Leave the boat, all of you—you and your wife, and your sons and their wives.16"It's time for you, your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives who are with you to leave the ark.
17Release all the animals—the birds, the livestock, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—so they can be fruitful and multiply throughout the earth.”17Bring out with you every living creature—including the flying creatures, animals, and everything that crawls on the ground—so they may disperse throughout the land, be fruitful, and multiply throughout the earth."
18So Noah, his wife, and his sons and their wives left the boat.18So Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives emerged.
19And all of the large and small animals and birds came out of the boat, pair by pair.19Every animal, every crawling thing, every flying creature, and everything that moves on the earth emerged from the ark by groups.
20Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and there he sacrificed as burnt offerings the animals and birds that had been approved for that purpose.20Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings on it from every clean animal and every clean bird.
21And the LORD was pleased with the aroma of the sacrifice and said to himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of the human race, even though everything they think or imagine is bent toward evil from childhood. I will never again destroy all living things.21When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings—even though human inclinations remain evil from youth—nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.
22As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.”22"Never again, as long as the earth exists, will sowing and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night ever cease."
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
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