Genesis 8 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God remembered Noah, all those alive, and all the animals with him in the ark. God sent a wind over the earth so that the waters receded. 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 The springs of the deep sea and the skies closed up. The skies held back the rain. 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 The waters receded gradually from the earth. After one hundred fifty days, the waters decreased; 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,
4 and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day, the ark came to rest on the Ararat mountains. 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
5 The waters decreased gradually until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the mountain peaks appeared. 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 After forty days, Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made. 6 After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark
7 He sent out a raven, and it flew back and forth until the waters over the entire earth had dried up. 7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.
8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the waters on all of the fertile land had subsided, 8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.
9 but the dove found no place to set its foot. It returned to him in the ark since waters still covered the entire earth. Noah stretched out his hand, took it, and brought it back 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 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out from the ark again. 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.
11 The dove came back to him in the evening, grasping a torn olive leaf in its beak. Then Noah knew that the waters were subsiding from 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 He waited seven more days and sent out the dove, but it didn't come back to him again. 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.
13 In Noah's six hundred first year, on the first day of the first month, the waters dried up from the earth. Noah removed the ark's hatch and saw that the surface of the fertile land had dried up. 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 In the second month, on the seventeenth day, the earth was dry. 14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
15 God spoke to Noah, 15 Then God said to Noah,
16 "Go out of the ark, you and your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives with you. 16 "Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.
17 Bring out with you all the animals of every kind—birds, livestock, everything crawling on the ground—so that they may populate the earth, be fertile, and multiply 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 So Noah went out of the ark with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives. 18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives.
19 All the animals, all the livestock, all the birds, and everything crawling on the ground, came out of the ark by their families. 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 Noah built an altar to the LORD. He took some of the clean large animals and some of the clean birds, and placed entirely 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 The LORD smelled the pleasing scent, and the LORD thought to himself, I will not curse the fertile land anymore because of human beings since the ideas of the human mind are evil from their youth. I will never again destroy every living thing 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 As long as the earth exists, seedtime and harvest, cold and hot, summer and autumn, day and night will not cease. 22 "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."