But 1GodrememberedNoah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and 2God caused a wind to passover the earth, and the watersubsided.
Also 3the fountains of the deep and the afloodgates of the sky were closed, and 4the rain from the sky was restrained;
and the waterrecededsteadily from the earth, and at the end5of one hundred and fiftydays the waterdecreased.
In the seventhmonth, on the seventeenthday of the month, 6the arkrested upon the mountains of Ararat.
The waterdecreasedsteadilyuntil the tenthmonth; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountainsbecamevisible.
Then it came about at the end of fortydays, that Noahopened the 7window of the arkwhich he had made;
and he sent out a raven, and it bflewhere and thereuntil the water was dried up cfrom the earth.
Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;
but the dovefoundnorestingplace for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the dsurface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself.
So he waitedyetanothersevendays; and again he sent out the dove from the ark.
The dovecame to him toward eevening, and behold, in her fbeak was a freshlypickedoliveleaf. So Noahknew that the water was abated from the earth.
Then he waitedyetanothersevendays, and sent out 8the dove; but she did not return to him again.
Now it came about in the 9sixhundred and firstyear, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried up gfrom the earth. Then Noahremoved the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the hsurface of the ground was dried up.
In the secondmonth, on the twenty-seventhday of the month, the earth was dry.
Then Godspoke to Noah, saying,
16"Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons'wives with you.
17"Bring out with you everylivingthing of allflesh that is with you, birds and animals and everycreepingthing that creeps on the earth, that they may i10breedabundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth."
So Noahwent out, and his sons and his wife and his sons'wives with him.
19Everybeast, everycreepingthing, and everybird, everything that moves on the earth, went out jby their families from the ark.
Then Noahbuilt11an altar to the LORD, and took of every12cleananimal and of everycleanbird and offered13burntofferings on the altar.
The LORD14smelled the soothingaroma; and the LORDsaidkto Himself, "I will neveragain15curse the ground on account of man, for 16the lintent of man'sheart is evil from his youth; 17and I will neveragainmdestroyeverylivingthing, as I have done.
22"While the earthremains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And 18summer and winter, And 19day and night Shall not cease."