Genesis 8

1 God remembered Noach, all the animals, and all the cattle that were with him in the teivah; and God made a wind to pass over the eretz. The waters subsided.
2 The deep's fountains and the sky's windows were also stopped, and the rain from the sky was restrained.
3 The waters receded from off the eretz continually. After the end of one hundred fifty days the waters decreased.
4 The teivah rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat's mountains.
5 The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
6 It happened at the end of forty days, that Noach opened the window of the teivah which he had made,
7 and he sent forth a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from off the eretz.
8 He sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the surface of the ground,
9 but the dove found no place to rest her foot, and she returned to him into the teivah; for the waters were on the surface of the whole eretz. He put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the teivah.
10 He stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the teivah.
11 The dove came back to him at evening, and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off. So Noach knew that the waters were abated from off the eretz.
12 He stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she didn't return to him any more.
13 It happened in the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the eretz. Noach removed the covering of the teivah, and looked. He saw that the surface of the ground was dried.
14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the eretz was dry.
15 God spoke to Noach, saying,
16 "Go forth from the teivah, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons' wives with you.
17 Bring forth with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, including birds, cattle, and every creeping thing that creeps on the eretz; that they may breed abundantly in the eretz, and be fruitful, and multiply on the eretz."
18 Noach went forth, with his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives with him.
19 Every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatever moves on the eretz, after their families, went forth out of the teivah.
20 Noach built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 The LORD smelled the sweet savor. The LORD said in his heart, "I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, because the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I ever again strike everything living, as I have done.
22 While the eretz remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
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