20 Then Noah built 1an altar to the LORD, and took of every 2clean animal and of every clean bird and offered 3burnt offerings on the altar.
21 The LORD 4smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never * again 5curse the ground on account of man, for 6the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; 7and I will never * again destroy every living thing, as I have done.
22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And 8summer and winter, And 9day and night Shall not cease."