Release all the animals and birds so they can breed and reproduce in great numbers."
So Noah, his wife, and his sons and their wives left the boat.
And all the various kinds of animals and birds came out, pair by pair.
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and sacrificed on it the animals and birds that had been approved for that purpose.
And the LORD was pleased with the sacrifice and said to himself, "I will never again curse the earth, destroying all living things, even though people's thoughts and actions are bent toward evil from childhood.
As long as the earth remains, there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night."
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)