1 But GodI rememberedII NoahIII
and all the wild animalsIV and all the domestic animalsV that were with him in the ark.VI
And God made a windVII blowVIII over the earth,IX and the watersX subsided;XI
2 the fountainsXII of the deepXIII and the windowsXIV of the heavensXV
were closed,XVI the rainXVII from the heavens was restrained,XVIII 3 and the waters gradually recededXIX from the earth. At the end of one hundred fifty days the waters had abated;XX
4 and in the seventhXXI month,XXII on the seventeenthXXIII day of the month, the ark came to restXXIV on the mountains of Ararat.XXV
5 The waters continuedXXVI to abate until the tenthXXVII month; in the tenth month, on the firstXXVIII day of the month, the topsXXIX of the mountains appeared.XXX
6 XXXIAt the end of fortyXXXII days Noah openedXXXIII the windowXXXIV of the ark that he had madeXXXV
7 and sent outXXXVI the raven;XXXVII and it wentXXXVIII to and froXXXIX until the waters were dried upXL from the earth.
8 Then he sent out the doveXLI from him, to seeXLII if the waters had subsidedXLIII from the faceXLIV of the ground;XLV
9 but the dove foundXLVI no placeXLVII to set its foot,XLVIII and it returnedXLIX to him to the ark, for the waters were still on the face of the whole earth.
So he put outL his handLI and took it and brought it into the ark with him. 10 He waitedLII another seven days, and againLIII he sent out the dove from the ark;
11 and the dove came back to him in the evening,LIV andLV there in its beakLVI
was a freshly plucked oliveLVII leaf;LVIII so Noah knewLIX that the waters had subsided from the earth. 12 Then he waitedLX another seven days, and sent out the dove; and it did not return to him any more.
13 LXIIn the sixLXII hundred first year, in the firstLXIII month, on the first day of the month, the waters were dried upLXIV from the earth;
and Noah removedLXV the coveringLXVI of the ark, and looked, and sawLXVII that the face of the ground was drying. 14 In the secondLXVIII month, on the twentyLXIX-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
15 Then God saidLXX to Noah, 16 “Go out of the ark, you and your wife,LXXI and your sonsLXXII and your sons’ wives with you.
17 Bring out with you every living thingLXXIII that is with you of all fleshLXXIV—birdsLXXV and animalsLXXVI
and every creeping thingLXXVII that creepsLXXVIII on the earth—so that they may aboundLXXIX on the earth, and be fruitfulLXXX and multiplyLXXXI on the earth.”
18 So Noah went out with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. 19 And every animal,LXXXII every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that movesLXXXIII on the earth, went out of the ark by families.LXXXIV
20 Then Noah builtLXXXV an altarLXXXVI to the Lord,LXXXVII
and took of every cleanLXXXVIII animalLXXXIX and of every clean bird, and offeredXC burnt offeringsXCI on the altar.
21 And when the Lord smelledXCII the pleasingXCIII odor,XCIV
the Lord said in his heart,XCV “I will never again curseXCVI the ground because of humankind,XCVII for the inclinationXCVIII of the humanXCIX heart
is evilC from youth;CI nor will I ever again destroyCII every living creature as I have done.CIII
22 As long as the earth endures,CIV
seedtimeCV and harvest,CVI cold and heat,
summerCVII and winter,CVIII day and night,CIX
shall not cease.”CX
Image credit: “Noah is Rescued from the Flood” by Edge Group – Lion Hudson (Illustrators Jeff Anderson, Siku, and Richard Thomas), 2015.