He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.
By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year,1 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.
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By the twenty-seventh day of the second month2 the earth was completely dry.
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Then God said to Noah,
"Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives.3
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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."4
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So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives.5
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