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Genesis 8 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But God remembered Noah and all the wild and tame animals with him in the boat. He made a wind blow over the earth, and the water 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 The underground springs stopped flowing, and the clouds in the sky stopped pouring down 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 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down,
4 The water that covered the earth began to go down. After one hundred fifty days it had gone down so much that the boat touched land again. It came to rest on one of the mountains of Araratn on the seventeenth day of the seventh month. 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
5 The water continued to go down so that by the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains could be 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 Forty days later Noah opened the window he had made in the boat, and 6 After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark
7 he sent out a raven. It flew here and there until the water had dried up 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 Then Noah sent out a dove to find out if the water had dried up from the ground. 8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground.
9 The dove could not find a place to land because water still covered the earth, so it came back to the boat. Noah reached out his hand and took the bird and brought it back into the boat. 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 After seven days Noah again sent out the dove from the boat, 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.
11 and that evening it came back to him with a fresh olive leaf in its mouth. Then Noah knew that the ground was almost dry. 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 Seven days later he sent the dove out again, but 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 six hundred and one years old, in the first day of the first month of that year, the water was dried up from the land. Noah removed the covering of the boat and saw that the land 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 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the land was completely dry. 14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
15 Then God said to Noah, 15 Then God said to Noah,
16 "You and your wife, your sons, and their wives should go out of the boat. 16 "Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.
17 Bring every animal out of the boat with you -- the birds, animals, and everything that crawls on the earth. Let them have many young ones so that they might grow in number." 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 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 Every animal, everything that crawls on the earth, and every bird went out of the boat by 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 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord. He took some of all the clean birds and animals, and he burned them on the altar as offerings to God. 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 was pleased with these sacrifices and said to himself, "I will never again curse the ground because of human beings. Their thoughts are evil even when they are young, but I will never again destroy every living thing on the earth as I did 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 earth continues, planting and harvest, cold and hot, summer and winter, day and night will not stop." 22 "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."