Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

When the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, He said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, even though man’s inclination is evil from his youth. And I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

And LORD smelled the sweet savor. And LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for that the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I again any more smite everything

American Standard Version

And Jehovah smelled the sweet savor; and Jehovah said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for that the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more everything living, as I have done.

Amplified

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.

Bible in Basic English

And when the sweet smell came up to the Lord, he said in his heart, I will not again put a curse on the earth because of man, for the thoughts of man's heart are evil from his earliest days; never again will I send destruction on all living things as I have done.

Darby Translation

And Jehovah smelled the sweet odour. And Jehovah said in his heart, I will no more henceforth curse the ground on account of Man, for the thought of Man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will no more smite every living thing, as I have done.

Julia Smith Translation

And Jehovah smelled a smell of sweetness; and Jehovah will say in his heart, I will not gather to curse the earth yet again on account of man; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth: and I will not gather yet again to smite every living thing according to which I did.

King James 2000

And the LORD smelled a sweet odor; 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 everything living, as I have done.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And Yahweh smelled the soothing fragrance, and Yahweh said {to himself}, "{Never again will I curse} the ground for the sake of humankind, because the inclination of the heart of humankind [is] evil from his youth. {Nor will I ever again destroy} all life as I have done.

Modern King James verseion

And Jehovah smelled a sweet odor. And Jehovah said in His heart, I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, because the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth. And I will not again smite every living thing as I have done.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the LORD smelled a sweet savour and said in his heart, "I will henceforth no more curse the earth for man's sake, for the imagination of man's heart is evil even from the very youth of him. Moreover I will not destroy from henceforth all that liveth as I have done.

NET Bible

And the Lord smelled the soothing aroma and said to himself, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, even though the inclination of their minds is evil from childhood on. I will never again destroy everything that lives, as I have just done.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD smelled the pleasant aroma. 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.

The Emphasized Bible

And Yahweh smelled a satisfying odour, so Yahweh said to himself. I will not, again, curse any more the ground for man's sake, although the device of the heart of man, be wicked from his youth, - neither will I again, any more smite every living thing, as I have done.

Webster

And the LORD smelled a sweet savor; 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 living animal as I have done.

World English Bible

Yahweh smelled the pleasant aroma. Yahweh 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

and Jehovah smelleth the sweet fragrance, and Jehovah saith unto His heart, 'I continue not to disesteem any more the ground because of man, though the imagination of the heart of man is evil from his youth; and I continue not to smite any more all living, as I have done;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the Lord

Usage: 0

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 11

a sweet
ניחח ניחוח 
Nichowach 
Usage: 43

ריח 
Reyach 
Usage: 58

and the Lord

Usage: 0

in

unto, with, against, at, into, in, before, to, of, upon, by, toward, hath, for, on, beside, from, where, after, within
Usage: 0

I will not again
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

the ground
אדמה 
'adamah 
Usage: 225

אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

עבר עבוּר 
`abuwr 
sake, that, because of, to, to the intent that
Usage: 49

יצר 
Yetser 
Usage: 9

of man's
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

נערה נער נעוּר 
Na`uwr 
Usage: 47

neither will I again
יסף 
Yacaph 
Usage: 208

נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

References

Context Readings

God's Covenant With Noah

20 And Noah built an altar unto the LORD and took of every clean animal and of every clean fowl and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the LORD smelled a savour of rest, and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his childhood; neither will I again smite any more 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.



Cross References

Genesis 3:17

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed shall be the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Genesis 6:5

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who shall know it?

Genesis 6:17

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, in which is the spirit of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

Leviticus 1:9

but he shall wash its intestines and its legs in water, and the priest shall incense it all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering on fire, of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

Leviticus 1:13

and he shall wash the inwards and the legs with water; and the priest shall offer it all and incense it upon the altar; it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering on fire, of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

Psalm 51:5

Behold, the pain of my iniquity has caused me to writhe; my mother conceived me so that sin might be removed from me.

Romans 1:21

because having known God, they did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

2 Corinthians 2:15

For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in those that are saved and in those that perish;

Leviticus 1:17

And he shall cleave it by its wings but shall not divide it in two; and the priest shall incense it upon the altar, upon the wood that is upon the fire; it is a burnt sacrifice, an offering on fire of a very acceptable aroma unto the LORD.

Job 14:4

Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one.

Psalm 58:3

The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.

Ezekiel 20:41

I will accept you with your sweet savour when I have brought you out from among the peoples and gathered you out of the countries in which ye have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you in the eyes of the Gentiles.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

John 3:6

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 3:23

for all have sinned and are made destitute of the glory of God,

Ephesians 2:1-3

And he has made you alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,

Ephesians 5:2

and walk in charity even as the Christ also has loved us and has given himself for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour.

Philippians 4:18

But I have all and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

Genesis 4:12

when thou tillest the ground, from now on it shall not yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

Genesis 5:29

and he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands because of the ground which the LORD has cursed.

Genesis 9:11-15

that I will establish my covenant with you, that all flesh shall not be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

Exodus 29:18

And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the LORD: it is a sweet savour, an offering on fire unto the LORD.

Exodus 29:25

Then thou shalt take them from their hands and burn them upon the altar upon the burnt offering, for a sweet savour before the LORD. It is an offering on fire unto the LORD.

Leviticus 26:31

And I will make your cities waste and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the aroma of your suave incense.

Job 15:14-16

What is man that he should be clean and that he that is born of a woman should be justified?

Proverbs 20:9

Who shall be able to say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Ecclesiastes 7:20

For surely there is not a just man upon earth that in doing good does not sin.

Song of Songs 4:10-11

How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

Isaiah 47:12

Stand now with thine enchantments and with the multitude of thy sorceries in which thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to better thyself, if so be thou may prevail.

Isaiah 47:15

Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander each one to his own way; there shall be no one to save thee.

Isaiah 48:8

Certainly thou hast never heard this; certainly thou hast never known this; certainly thine ear was never before opened: for I knew that being unfaithful thou would disobey; therefore, I called thee a rebel from the womb.

Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have become lost; we have turned each one to his own way; and the LORD transposed in him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 54:9-10

For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so I have sworn that I would not be wroth again with thee, nor reprehend thee.

Isaiah 65:6

Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

Jeremiah 8:6

I hearkened and heard, but they did not speak aright: there was no man that repented of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? each one returned to his course as the horse rushes into the battle.

Jeremiah 18:12

And they said, This is useless, for we must walk after our own devices, and we must each one do the imagination of his evil heart.

Amos 5:21-22

I hate, I despise your solemnities, and I will not savour your assemblies.

Romans 8:7-8

because the prudence of the flesh is enmity against God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, neither indeed can it.

James 1:14-15

But each one is tempted, when they are drawn away of their own lust and enticed.

James 4:1-2

Where do the wars and disputes come from among you? From here that is to say, of your lusts which fight in your members?

2 Peter 3:6-7

by which the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished;

1 John 5:19

And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.

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