Genesis 8



The Flood Subsides

1 But God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.

1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

1 God kept Noah in mind, along with all the wildlife and livestock that were with him in the ark. God's Spirit moved throughout the earth, causing the flood waters to subside.

1 And God [earnestly] remembered Noah and every living thing and all the animals that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind blow over the land, and the waters sank down and abated.

2 Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained;

2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;

2 The water sources from the ocean depths were blocked and the floodgates of the heavens were closed.

2 Also the fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were closed, the gushing rain from the sky was checked,

3 and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.

3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

3 Then the flood waters steadily receded, diminishing completely by the end of the 150 days.

3 And the waters receded from the land continually. At the end of 150 days the waters had diminished.

4 In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.

4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

4 The ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventh month.

4 On the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat [in Armenia].

5 The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

5 The flood water continued to recede until the tenth month, when, on the first of that month, the tops of the mountains could be seen.

5 And the waters continued to diminish until the tenth month; on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the high hills were seen.

6 Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made;

6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:

6 After 40 days, Noah opened the window of the ark that he had built

6 At the end of [another] forty days Noah opened a window of the ark which he had made

7 and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.

7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

7 and sent out a raven. It went back and forth as the flood water continued to evaporate throughout the earth.

7 And sent forth a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters were dried up from the land.

8 Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;

8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

8 Later, he sent a dove out from the ark to see whether the water that covered the land's surface had completely receded,

8 Then he sent forth a dove to see if the waters had decreased from the surface of the ground.

9 but the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the surface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself.

9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

9 but the dove could not yet find a place to rest, so it returned to Noah on the ark, since water still covered the land. Noah reached out his hand and took the dove back into the ark with him.

9 But the dove found no resting-place on which to roost, and she returned to him to the ark, for the waters were [yet] on the face of the whole land. So he put forth his hand and drew her to him into the ark.

10 So he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent out the dove from the ark.

10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

10 Noah waited another seven days and sent the dove out from the ark again.

10 He waited another seven days and again sent forth the dove out of the ark.

11 The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth.

11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

11 The dove returned to him in the evening, but in its beak there was an olive leaf that it had plucked! So Noah knew that the flood waters had decreased on the land.

11 And the dove came back to him in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a newly sprouted and freshly plucked olive leaf! So Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the land.

12 Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him again.

12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but it did not return to him anymore.

12 Then he waited another seven days and sent forth the dove, but she did not return to him any more.

13 Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried up from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground was dried up.

13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

13 In the six hundred and first year of Noah's life, during the first month, the flood water began to evaporate from the land. Noah then removed the ark's cover and saw that the surface of the land was drying.

13 In the year 601 [of Noah's life], on the first day of the first month, the waters were drying up from the land. And Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground was drying.

14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.

14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.

14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month, the ground was dry.

14 And on the twenty-seventh day of the second month the land was entirely dry.

The Lord's Promise

15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying,

15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,

15 God spoke to Noah,

15 And God spoke to Noah, saying,

16 "Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons' wives with you.

16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.

16 "It's time for you, your wife, your sons, and your sons' wives who are with you to leave the ark.

16 Go forth from the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives with you.

17 "Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth."

17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

17 Bring out with you every living creature including the flying creatures, animals, and everything that crawls on the ground so they may disperse throughout the land, be fruitful, and multiply throughout the earth."

17 Bring forth every living thing that is with you of all flesh -- "birds and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the ground -- "that they may breed abundantly on the land and be fruitful and multiply upon the earth.

18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him.

18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:

18 So Noah, his sons, his wife, and his sons' wives emerged.

18 And Noah went forth, and his wife and his sons and their wives with him [after being in the ark one year and ten days].

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out by their families from the ark.

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

19 Every animal, every crawling thing, every flying creature, and everything that moves on the earth emerged from the ark by groups.

19 Every beast, every creeping thing, every bird -- "and whatever moves on the land -- "went forth by families out of the ark.

God's Covenant With Noah

20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and offered burnt offerings on it from every clean animal and every clean bird.

20 And Noah built an altar to the Lord and took of every clean [four-footed] animal and of every clean fowl or bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

21 The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.

21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.

21 When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings even though human inclinations remain evil from youth nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.

21 When the Lord smelled the pleasing odor [a scent of satisfaction to His heart], the Lord said to Himself, I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the imagination (the strong desire) of man's heart is evil and wicked from his youth; neither will I ever again smite and destroy every living thing, as I have done.

22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."

22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

22 "Never again, as long as the earth exists, will sowing and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night ever cease."

22 While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.



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