The deep springs and the sky had been shut, and the rain had stopped pouring.
The water began to recede from the land. At the end of 150 days the water had decreased.
On the seventeenth day of the seventh month, the ship came to rest in the mountains of Ararat.
The water kept decreasing until the tenth month. On the first day of the tenth month, the tops of the mountains appeared.
After 40 more days Noah opened the window he had made in the ship
and sent out a raven. It kept flying back and forth until the water on the land had dried up.
Next, he sent out a dove to see if the water was gone from the surface of the ground.
The dove couldn't find a place to land because the water was still all over the earth. So it came back to Noah in the ship. He reached out and brought the dove back into the ship.
He waited seven more days and again sent the dove out of the ship.
The dove came to him in the evening, and in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf. Then Noah knew that the water was gone from the earth.
He waited seven more days and sent out the dove again, but it never came back to him.