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Genesis 8:17-22 (New International Version)

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17 Bring out every kind of living creature that is with you--the birds, the animals, and all the creatures that move along the ground--so they can multiply on the earth and be fruitful and increase in number upon it."1 18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives.2 19 All the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds--everything that moves on the earth--came out of the ark, one kind after another. 20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD 3 and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean4 birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings5 on it. 21 The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma6 and said in his heart: "Never again will I curse the ground7 because of man, even thougha every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood.8 And never again will I destroy9 all living creatures,10 as I have done. 22 "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest,11 cold and heat, summer and winter,12 day and night will never cease."13
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