Genesis 8 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And God kept Noah in mind, and all the living things and the cattle which were with him in the ark: and God sent a wind over the earth, and the waters went down. 1 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
2 And the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were shut, and the rain from heaven was stopped. 2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky.
3 And the waters went slowly back from the earth, and at the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters were lower. 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,
4 And on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
5 And still the waters went on falling, till on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were seen. 5 The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.
6 Then, after forty days, through the open window of the ark which he had made, 6 After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark
7 Noah sent out a raven, which went this way and that till the waters were gone from the earth. 7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.
8 And he sent out a dove, to see if the waters had gone from the face of the earth; 8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.
9 But the dove saw no resting-place for her foot, and came back to the ark, for the waters were still over all the earth; and he put out his hand, and took her into the ark. 9 But the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark.
10 And after waiting another seven days, he sent the dove out again; 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.
11 And the dove came back at evening, and in her mouth was an olive-leaf broken off: so Noah was certain that the waters had gone down on the earth. 11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf ! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth.
12 And after seven days more, he sent the dove out again, but she did not come back to him. 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.
13 And in the six hundred and first year, on the first day of the first month, the waters were dry on the earth: and Noah took the cover off the ark and saw that the face of the earth was dry. 13 By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry.
14 And on the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was dry. 14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
15 And God said to Noah, 15 Then God said to Noah,
16 Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons' wives. 16 "Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.
17 Take out with you every living thing which is with you, birds and cattle and everything which goes on the earth, so that they may have offspring and be fertile and be increased on the earth. 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."
18 And Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives; 18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives.
19 And every beast and bird and every living thing of every sort which goes on the earth, went out of the ark. 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 And Noah made an altar to the Lord, and from every clean beast and bird he made burned offerings on the altar. 20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it.
21 And when the sweet smell came up to the Lord, he said in his heart, I will not again put a curse on the earth because of man, for the thoughts of man's heart are evil from his earliest days; never again will I send destruction on all living things as I have done. 21 The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.
22 While the earth goes on, seed time and the getting in of the grain, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will not come to an end. 22 "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."