The dove came in to him in the evening, and there in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf, so Noach knew that the water had cleared from the earth.
He waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, and she didn't return to him any more.
By the first day of the first month of the 601st year the water had dried up from off the earth; so Noach removed the covering of the ark and looked; and, yes, the surface of the ground was dry.
It was on the twenty-seventh day of the second month that the earth was dry.
God said to Noach,
"Go out from the ark, you, your wife, your sons and your son's wives with you.
Bring out with you every living thing you have with you - birds, livestock and every animal that creeps on the earth - so that they can swarm on the earth, be fruitful and multiply on the earth."
So Noach went out with his sons, his wife and his sons' wives;
every animal, every creeping thing and every bird, whatever moves on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.
Noach built an altar to ADONAI. Then he took from every clean animal and every clean bird, and he offered burnt offerings on the altar.
ADONAI smelled the sweet aroma, and ADONAI said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, since the imaginings of a person's heart are evil from his youth; nor will I ever again destroy all living things, as I have done.