THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 8 ©
The fountains of the abyss and the clouds are stopped, whereby the waters come to be at a stand, and abate by degrees, vs. 1. The ark sets itself down upon Mount Ararat, 4. Noah lets fly a raven, and afterwards a dove returning with an olive branch, 7. The earth dried up again, 13. Noah, on God’s command, comes forth out of the ark with all that was with him, 16. Builds an altar, and offers sacrifice, 20. God promises to destroy the earth no more thus for man’s sake, 21.
And God 1remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters aasswaged;
The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were 2stopped, and the 3rain from heaven was restrained;
And the waters returned from off the earth 4continually: and after the 5end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, 6upon the mountains of Ararat.
And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the 7tops of the mountains seen.
¶And it came to pass 8at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the 9window of the ark which he had made:
And he 10sent forth a raven, 11which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
Also he 12sent forth a 13dove from him, to see if the waters 14were abated from off the face of the ground;
But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of 15the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he 16sent forth the dove out of the ark;
And the dove 17came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her 18mouth was 19an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; 20which returned not again unto him any more.
¶And it came to pass 21in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, 22the face of the ground was dry.
And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
¶And God spake unto Noah, saying,
23Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of 24cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; thatb they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.
And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, 25after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
¶And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every 26cleanc beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt 27offerings on the altar.
And the LORD 28smelled a 29sweet savour; and the LORD said 30in his heart, I will not again curse 31the ground any more for man’s sake; 32ford the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth;e neither will I again 33smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Whilef34the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.