Parallel Verses

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.

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

The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma [a soothing, satisfying scent] and the Lord said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intent (strong inclination, desire) of man’s heart is wicked from his youth; and I will never again 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.

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 to Yahweh, and he took from all the clean animals and from all the clean birds, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 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. 22 {As long as the earth endures}, seed and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will not cease.



Cross References

Genesis 3:17

And to Adam he said, "Because you listened to the voice of your wife and you ate from the tree {from which I forbade you to eat}, the ground [shall be] cursed on your account. In pain you shall eat [from] it all the days of your life.

Genesis 6:5

And Yahweh saw that the evil of humankind [was] great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart [was] always only evil.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart [is] deceitful more than anything else, and it [is] disastrous. Who can understand it?

Genesis 6:17

And I, behold, I [am] about to bring the flood waters over the earth to destroy all flesh in which [is] the breath of life from under the heaven; everything that [is] on the earth shall perish.

Leviticus 1:9

Then he must wash its inner parts and its lower leg bones with water, and the priest will turn into smoke the whole [animal] on the altar [as] a burnt offering [by] fire, [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

Leviticus 1:13

Then he must wash the inner parts and the lower leg bones with water and the priest shall present the whole [animal] and will turn [it] into smoke on the altar; it [is] a burnt offering [by] fire [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.

Psalm 51:5

Behold, in iniquity I was born, and in sin my mother conceived me.

Romans 1:21

For [although they] knew God, they did not honor [him] as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their reasoning, and their senseless hearts were darkened.

2 Corinthians 2:15

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,

Leviticus 1:17

Then he must tear it apart by its wings [but] must not sever [it]; then the priest will turn it into smoke on the altar. It [is] a burnt offering [by] fire [as] an appeasing fragrance for Yahweh.'"

Job 14:4

"Who can bring a clean [thing] from an unclean [thing]? No one!

Psalm 58:3

The wicked are estranged from [the] womb. They go astray from [the] belly, speaking lies.

Ezekiel 20:41

I will accept you as {a fragrant incense offering} when I bring you out from the peoples and I gather you from the lands [to] which you were scattered, and I will show myself holy among you before the eyes of the nations.

Matthew 15:19

For from the heart come evil plans, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, abusive speech.

John 3:6

What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 3:23

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Ephesians 2:1-3

And you, {although you were dead} in your trespasses and sins,

Ephesians 5:2

and live in love, just as also Christ loved us, and gave himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God for a fragrant smell.

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything [in full] and have an abundance; {I am well supplied} [because] I received from Epaphroditus {what you had sent}, a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

Genesis 4:12

When you till the ground {it shall no longer yield its strength to you}. You shall be a wanderer and a fugitive on the earth."

Genesis 5:29

And he called his name Noah, saying, "This one {shall relieve us} from our work, and from the hard labor of our hands, from the ground which Yahweh had cursed.

Genesis 9:11-15

I am establishing my covenant with you, that never again will all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, nor will there ever be a flood that destroys the earth."

Exodus 29:18

And you will turn into smoke [on] the altar all of the ram; it is a burnt offering for Yahweh; it [is] a smell of appeasement, an offering by fire for Yahweh.

Exodus 29:25

And you will take them from their hand and turn [them] to smoke on the altar beside the burnt offering as a fragrance of appeasement before Yahweh; it is an offering made by fire before Yahweh.

Leviticus 26:31

And I will lay your cities [in] ruins, and I will lay waste your sanctuaries; and I shall not smell your [sacrifices'] appeasing fragrance.

Job 15:14-16

"What [is] a human being, that he can be clean, or that [one] born of a woman can be righteous?

Proverbs 20:9

Who will say "I have made my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"?

Ecclesiastes 7:20

Surely there is no one righteous on the earth who [continually] does good and never sins.

Song of Songs 4:10-11

How beautiful is your love, my sister bride! How better is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your oils than any spice!

Isaiah 47:12

Stand, now, in your enchantments, and in your many sorceries with which you have labored from your youth. Perhaps you may be able to benefit; perhaps you may {scare away}.

Isaiah 47:15

So are to you [those with] whom you have labored, your traders from your youth. They wander, each to his side; there is no one who can save you.

Isaiah 48:8

Neither have you heard, nor have you known, nor from {of old} has your ear been opened. For I knew you would deal treacherously, very treacherously, and you [are] called a rebel from [the] womb.

Isaiah 53:6

All of us have wandered about like sheep; we each have turned to his own way; and Yahweh let fall on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 54:9-10

"For this [is like] the waters of Noah to me, when I swore {that the waters of Noah would never again pass} over the earth, so I swore {that I would not be} angry at you and rebuke you.

Isaiah 65:6

Look! [It] is written before me: I will not be silent, but I will repay; and I will repay in the fold of their garment

Jeremiah 8:6

I have listened attentively, and I have listened. They do not speak honestly, there is no man [who] regrets his wickedness, saying, 'What have I done?' All of them [are] turning to their ways of running, like a horse plunging into battle.

Jeremiah 18:12

But they will say, '[It is] hopeless, for we will go after our [own] plans, and each one of us will act [according to] the stubbornness of his evil heart.'

Amos 5:21-22

"I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your assemblies.

Romans 8:7-8

because the mindset of the flesh [is] enmity toward God, for [it is] not subjected to the law of God, for [it is] not able [to do so],

James 1:14-15

But each one is tempted [when he] is dragged away and enticed by his own desires.

James 4:1-2

From where [are] conflicts and from where [are] quarrels among you? [Is it] not from this, from your pleasures that wage war among your members?

2 Peter 3:6-7

by means of which things the world that existed at that time was destroyed [by] being inundated with water.

1 John 5:19

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in [the power of] the evil one.

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