Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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 Noah built an altar to the Lord. He then took some of every kind of clean animal and clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 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. 22 "While the earth continues to exist, planting time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease."



Cross References

Genesis 3:17

But to Adam he said, "Because you obeyed your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat from it,' cursed is the ground thanks to you; in painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.

Genesis 6:5

But the Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time.

Jeremiah 17:9

The human mind is more deceitful than anything else. It is incurably bad. Who can understand it?

Genesis 6:17

I am about to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy from under the sky all the living creatures that have the breath of life in them. Everything that is on the earth will die,

Leviticus 1:9

Finally, the one presenting the offering must wash its entrails and its legs in water and the priest must offer all of it up in smoke on the altar -- it is a burnt offering, a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord.

Leviticus 1:13

Then the one presenting the offering must wash the entrails and the legs in water, and the priest must present all of it and offer it up in smoke on the altar -- it is a burnt offering, a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord.

Psalm 51:5

Look, I was guilty of sin from birth, a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.

Romans 1:21

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

2 Corinthians 2:15

For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing --

Leviticus 1:17

and tear it open by its wings without dividing it into two parts. Finally, the priest must offer it up in smoke on the altar on the wood which is in the fire -- it is a burnt offering, a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord.

Job 14:4

Who can make a clean thing come from an unclean? No one!

Psalm 58:3

The wicked turn aside from birth; liars go astray as soon as they are born.

Ezekiel 20:41

When I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, I will accept you along with your soothing aroma. I will display my holiness among you in the sight of the nations.

Matthew 15:19

For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

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 although you were dead in your transgressions and sins,

Ephesians 5:2

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

Philippians 4:18

For I have received everything, and I have plenty. I have all I need because I received from Epaphroditus what you sent -- a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, very pleasing to God.

Genesis 4:12

When you try to cultivate the ground it will no longer yield its best for you. You will be a homeless wanderer on the earth."

Genesis 5:29

He named him Noah, saying, "This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that the Lord has cursed."

Genesis 9:11-15

I confirm my covenant with you: Never again will all living things be wiped out by the waters of a flood; never again will a flood destroy the earth."

Exodus 29:18

and burn the whole ram on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the Lord, a soothing aroma; it is an offering made by fire to the Lord.

Exodus 29:25

Then you are to take them from their hands and burn them on the altar for a burnt offering, for a soothing aroma before the Lord. It is an offering made by fire to the Lord.

Leviticus 26:31

I will lay your cities waste and make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will refuse to smell your soothing aromas.

Job 15:14-16

What is man that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?

Proverbs 20:9

Who can say, "I have kept my heart clean; I am pure from my sin"?

Ecclesiastes 7:20

For there is not one truly righteous person on the earth who continually does good and never sins.

Song of Songs 4:10-11

How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine; the fragrance of your perfume is better than any spice!

Isaiah 47:12

Persist in trusting your amulets and your many incantations, which you have faithfully recited since your youth! Maybe you will be successful -- maybe you will scare away disaster.

Isaiah 47:15

They will disappoint you, those you have so faithfully dealt with since your youth. Each strays off in his own direction, leaving no one to rescue you."

Isaiah 48:8

You did not hear, you do not know, you were not told beforehand. For I know that you are very deceitful; you were labeled a rebel from birth.

Isaiah 53:6

All of us had wandered off like sheep; each of us had strayed off on his own path, but the Lord caused the sin of all of us to attack him.

Isaiah 54:9-10

"As far as I am concerned, this is like in Noah's time, when I vowed that the waters of Noah's flood would never again cover the earth. In the same way I have vowed that I will not be angry at you or shout at you.

Isaiah 65:6

Look, I have decreed: I will not keep silent, but will pay them back; I will pay them back exactly what they deserve,

Jeremiah 8:6

I have listened to them very carefully, but they do not speak honestly. None of them regrets the evil he has done. None of them says, "I have done wrong!" All of them persist in their own wayward course like a horse charging recklessly into battle.

Jeremiah 18:12

But they just keep saying, 'We do not care what you say! We will do whatever we want to do! We will continue to behave wickedly and stubbornly!'"

Amos 5:21-22

"I absolutely despise your festivals! I get no pleasure from your religious assemblies!

Romans 8:7-8

because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.

James 1:14-15

But each one is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desires.

James 4:1-2

Where do the conflicts and where do the quarrels among you come from? Is it not from this, from your passions that battle inside you?

2 Peter 3:6-7

Through these things the world existing at that time was destroyed when it was deluged 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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