The Flood Subsides
1 But aGod° remembered° Noah° and all° the beasts° and all° the cattle° that were with him in the ark°; and bGod° caused a wind° to pass° over° the earth°, and the water° subsided°. 2 Also athe fountains° of the deep° and the Ifloodgates° of the sky° were closed°, and bthe rain° from the sky° was restrained°; 3 and the water° receded° steadily° from the earth°, and at the end° aof one hundred° and fifty° days° the water° decreased°. 4 In the seventh° month°, on the seventeenth°° day° of the month°, athe ark° rested° upon the mountains° of Ararat°. 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°.
 aGn 19:29; Ex 2:24; 1S 1:19; Ps 105:42 bEx 14:21; 15:10; Jb 12:15; Ps 29:10; Is 44:27; Na 1:4
 IOr windows of the heavens aGn 7:11 bGn 7:4, 12
 aGn 7:24
 aGn 7:20
6 ¶ Then it came° about at the end° of forty° days°, that Noah° opened° the awindow° of the ark° which° he had made°; 7 and he sent° out a raven°, and it Iflew° here° and there° until° the water° was dried° up IIfrom the earth°. 8 Then he sent° out a dove° from him, to see° if the water° was abated° from the face° of the land°; 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 Isurface° of all° the earth°. Then he put° out his hand° and took° her, and brought° her into the ark° to himself. 10 So he waited° yet° another° seven° days°; and again° he sent° out the dove° from the ark°. 11 The dove° came° to him toward Ievening°, and behold°, in her IIbeak° was a freshly° picked° olive° leaf°. So Noah° knew° that the water° was abated° from the earth°. 12 Then he waited° yet° another° seven° days°, and sent° out athe dove°; but she did not return° to him again°.
 aGn 6:16
 ILit went out, going and returning IILit from upon
 ILit face
 ILit the time of evening IILit mouth
 aJr 48:28
13 ¶ Now it came° about in the asix° hundred° and first° year°, in the first° [month], on the first° of the month°, the water° was dried° up Ifrom the earth°. Then Noah° removed° the covering° of the ark°, and looked°, and behold°, the IIsurface° of the ground° was dried° up. 14 In the second° month°, on the twenty-seventh°° day° of the month°, the earth° was dry°. 15 Then God° spoke° to Noah°, saying°, 16 “Go° out of the ark°, you and your wife° and your sons° and your sons’° 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 Iabreed° abundantly° on the earth°, and be fruitful° and multiply° on the earth°.” 18 So Noah° went° out, and his sons° and his wife° and his sons’° wives° with him. 19 Every° beast°, every° creeping° thing°, and every° bird°, everything° that moves° on the earth°, went° out Iby their families° from the ark°.
20 ¶ Then Noah° built° aan altar° to the LORD°, and took° of every° bclean° animal° and of every° clean° bird° and offered° cburnt° offerings° on the altar°.
21 The LORD° asmelled° the soothing° aroma°; and the LORD° said° Ito Himself°, “I will never°° again° bcurse° the ground° on account° of man°, for cthe IIintent° of man’s° heart° is evil° from his youth°; dand I will never°° again° IIIdestroy° every° living° thing°, as I have done°.
 aGn 12:7, 8; 13:18; 22:9 bGn 7:2; Lv 11:1-47 cGn 22:2; Ex 10:25
 ILit to His heart IIOr inclination IIILit smite aEx 29:18, 25 bGn 3:17; 6:7, 13, 17; Is 54:9 cGn 6:5; Ps 51:5; Jr 17:9; Ro 1:21; 3:23; Ep 2:1-3 dGn 9:11, 15
 aPs 74:17 bJr 33:20, 25
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The waters asswage.
1 ¶ And Godº rememberedºª² Noah,º and every² living thing,º and all² the cattleº that² [was] with² him in the ark:º and Godº made¹ª a windº to passºª overº the earth,º and the watersº asswaged;ºª 2 The fountainsº also of the deepº and the windowsº of heavenº were stopped,ºª and the rainº from² heavenº was restrained;ºª 3 And the watersº returnedºª from off²² the earthº continually:ººª and after the endº² of the hundredº and fiftyº daysº the watersº were abated.ºª
 Gn 19:29; 30:22; Ex 2:24; 14:21; Nu 22:32; 1S 1:19; Ne 13:14, 22, 29, 31; Jb 14:13; Ps 36:6; 104:7; 106:4; 132:1; 136:23; 137:7; Pv 25:23; Am 8:7; Jna 4:11; Hab 3:2; Ro 8:20; Rv 16:19; 18:5.
 Gn 7:11; Jb 37:11; 38:37; Pv 8:28; Jna 2:3; Mt 8:9, 26.
 Gn 7:11, 24.
The ark resteth on Ararat.
4 And the arkº restedºª in the seventhº month,º on the seventeenthºº dayº of the month,º upon² the mountainsº of Ararat.º 5 And the watersº decreasedºª continuallyºª² untilº the tenthº month:º in the tenthº [month], on the firstº [day] of the month,º were the topsº of the mountainsº seen.ºª
6 ¶ And it came to pass² at the endº² of fortyº days,º that Noahº openedºª² the windowº of the arkº which² he had made:ºª
The raven and the dove.
7 And he sent forthºª² a raven,º which went forthºª to¹ª and fro,ºª² until² the watersº were dried upºª from off²² the earth.º 8 Also he sent forthºª² a doveº from²² him, to seeºª if the watersº were abatedºª from off²² the faceº of the ground;º 9 But the doveº foundºª no² restº for the soleº of her foot,º and she returnedºª unto² him into² the ark,º for² the watersº [were] on² the faceº of the whole² earth:º then he put forthºª his hand,º and took² her,¹ª and pulled her inºª² unto² him into² the ark.º 10 And he stayedºª yet² otherº sevenº days;º and againºª he sent forthºª² the doveº out of² the ark;º 11 And the doveº came inºª to² him in² the evening;º¹ and, lo,² in her mouthº [was] an oliveº leafº pluckt off:º so Noahº knewºª that² the watersº were abatedºª from off²² the earth.º 12 And he stayedºª yet² otherº sevenº days;º and sent forthºª² the dove;º which returnedºª not² againºª unto² him any more.º
 Lv 11:15; 1K 17:4, 6; Jb 38:41; Ps 147:9.
 Gn 8:10; So 1:15; 2:11, 14; Mt 10:16.
 Dt 28:65; Ps 116:7; Is 60:8; Ezk 7:16; Mt 11:28; Jn 16:33.
 Gn 7:4, 10; 8:12; Ps 40:1; Is 8:17; 26:8; Ro 8:25.
 Ne 8:15; Zc 4:12; Ro 10:15.
 Gn 2:2; 8:10; Ps 27:14; 130:5; Is 8:17; 25:9; 26:8; 30:18; Hab 2:3; Jm 5:7.
13 ¶ And it came to pass² in the sixº hundredthº and first² year,º in the firstº [month], the firstº [day] of the month,º the watersº were dried upºª from off²² the earth:º and Noahº removedºª² the coveringº of the ark,º and looked,ºª and, behold,² the faceº of the groundº was dry.ºª 14 And in the secondº month,º on the sevenº and twentiethº dayº of the month,º was the earthº dried.ºª
Noah, being commanded,
15 ¶ And Godº spakeºª unto² Noah,º saying,ºª 16 Go forthºª of² the ark,º thou,² and thy wife,º and thy sons,º and thy sons'º wivesº with² thee. 17 Bring forthºª with² thee every² living thingº that² [is] with² thee, of all²² flesh,º [both] of fowl,º and of cattle,º and of every² creeping thingº that creepethºª upon² the earth;º that they may breed abundantlyºª in the earth,º and be fruitful,ºª and multiplyºª upon² the earth.º
 Gn 7:1, 7, 13; Jsh 3:17; 4:10, 16; Ps 91:11; 121:8; Dn 9:25; Zc 9:11; Ac 16:27, 37.
 Gn 1:22; 7:14; 9:1, 7; Ps 107:38; 144:13; Jr 31:27.
goeth forth of the ark.
18 And Noahº went forth,ºª and his sons,º and his wife,º and his sons'º wivesº with² him: 19 Every² beast,º every² creeping thing,º and every² fowl,º [and] whatsoeverº creepethºª upon² the earth,º after their kinds,º went forthºª out of² the ark.º
He buildeth an altar, and offereth sacrifice,
20 ¶ And Noahº buildedºª an altarº unto the LORD;º and tookºª of every²² cleanº beast,º and of every²² cleanº fowl,º and offeredºª burnt offeringsº on the altar.º
 Gn 4:4; 7:2; 12:7; 13:4; 22:9; 26:25; 33:20; 35:1, 7; Ex 20:24; 24:4; Lv 1:1; 11:1; Ro 12:1; He 13:10, 15; 1P 2:5, 9.
which God accepteth, and promiseth to curse the earth no more.
21 And the LORDº smelledºª a sweetº² savour;º and the LORDº saidºª inº his heart,º I will not² againºª curseºª² the groundº any more² for man's¹ sake;º² for² the imaginationº of man'sº heartº [is] evilº from his youth;º² neither² will I againºª smiteºª any more²² every thing² living,º as² I have done.ºª 22 While² the earthº remaineth,º² seedtimeº and harvest,º and coldº and heat,º and summerº and winter,º and dayº and nightº shall not² cease.ºª
 Gn 3:17; 4:12; 5:29; 6:5, 17; 9:11; Lv 1:9, 13, 17; 26:31; Jb 14:4; 15:14; Ps 51:5; 58:3; Pv 20:9; Ec 7:20; So 4:10; Is 47:12, 15; 48:8; 53:6; 54:9; 65:6; Jr 8:6; 17:9; 18:12; Ezk 20:41; Am 5:21; Mt 15:19; Jn 3:6; Ro 1:21; 3:23; 8:7; 2Co 2:15; Ep 2:1; 5:2; Php 4:18; Jm 1:14; 4:1; 2P 3:6; 1Jn 5:19.
 Gn 45:6; Ex 34:21; Ps 74:16; So 2:11; Is 54:8, 9; Jr 5:24; 31:35; 33:20; Jm 5:7.
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