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Genesis 8 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God had not forgotten Noah and all the animals with him in the boat; he caused a wind to blow, and the water started going 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 The outlets of the water beneath the earth and the floodgates of the sky were closed. The rain 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 water gradually went down for 150 days. 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,
4 On the seventeenth day of the seventh month the boat came to rest on a mountain in the Ararat range. 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
5 The water kept going down, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains 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 a window 6 After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark
7 and sent out a raven. It did not come back, but kept flying around until the water was completely gone. 7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth.
8 Meanwhile, Noah sent out a dove to see if the water had gone down, 8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.
9 but since the water still covered all the land, the dove did not find a place to light. It flew back to the boat, and Noah reached out and took it in. 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 another seven days and sent out the dove again. 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.
11 It returned to him in the evening with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. So Noah knew that the water had gone down. 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 Then he waited another seven days and sent out the dove once more; this time it did not come back. 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.
13 When Noah was 601 years old, on the first day of the first month, the water was gone. Noah removed the covering of the boat, looked around, and saw that the ground was getting 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 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry. 14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
15 God said to Noah, 15 Then God said to Noah,
16 "Go out of the boat with your wife, your sons, and their wives. 16 "Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.
17 Take all the birds and animals out with you, so that they may reproduce and spread over all 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 boat with his wife, his sons, and their wives. 18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives.
19 All the animals and birds went out of the boat in groups of their own kind. 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 one of each kind of ritually clean animal and bird, and burned them whole as a sacrifice 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 odor of the sacrifice pleased the Lord, and he said to himself, "Never again will I put the earth under a curse because of what people do; I know that from the time they are young their thoughts are evil. Never again will I destroy all living beings, as I have done this time. 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 world exists, there will be a time for planting and a time for harvest. There will always be cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night." 22 "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."