But God remembered Noah and all the animals in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the waters, and the floods began to disappear.
The underground water sources ceased their gushing, and the torrential rains stopped.
So the flood gradually began to recede. After 150 days,
exactly five months from the time the flood began, a the boat came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
Two and a half months later, b as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks began to appear.
After another forty days, Noah opened the window he had made in the boat
and released a raven that flew back and forth until the earth was dry.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)