Genesis 8:1-19 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But God remembered Noah and all the animals in the boat. He sent a wind to blow across the waters, and the floods began to disappear. 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 water sources ceased their gushing, and the torrential rains 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 So the flood gradually began to recede. After 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 exactly five months from the time the flood began, the boat 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 Two and a half months later, as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks began to appear. 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 another forty days, Noah opened the window he had made in the boat 6 After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark
7 and released a raven that flew back and forth until the earth was dry. 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 it could find dry ground. 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 land because the water was still too high. So it returned to the boat, and Noah held out his hand and drew the dove back inside. 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 Seven days later, Noah released the dove again. 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark.
11 This time, toward evening, the bird returned to him with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. Noah now knew that the water was almost gone. 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 A week later, he released the dove again, and 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 Finally, when Noah was 601 years old, ten and a half months after the flood began, Noah lifted back the cover to look. The water was drying 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 Two more months went by, and at last the earth was 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 "Leave the boat, all of you. 16 "Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.
17 Release all the animals and birds so they can breed and reproduce in great numbers." 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, his wife, and his sons and their wives left the boat. 18 So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives.
19 And all the various kinds of animals and birds came out, pair by pair. 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.