Genesis 8

Thomson(i) 1 Now God had remembered Noe and all the beasts and all the cattle and all the fowls and all the reptiles which creep, even all that were with him in the ark; and God brought a wind over the earth and aswaged the water. 2 And the fountains of the abyss were shut up and also the cataracts of heaven and the rain from heaven was stayed: 3 and the water running off from the earth subsided; so after a hundred and fifty days the water was lessened and the ark grounded in the seventh month and twenty seventh day of the month upon the mountains of Ararat. 4 Still the water continued to lessen till the tenth month. 5 And in the tenth month, on the first, day of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared. 6 And after forty days Noe opened the window which he had made in the ark 7 and sent forth a raven; and it having gone out did not return till the water was dried up from the earth. 8 So he sent out after it the dove to see if the water was abated from the earth; 9 and the dove finding no resting place for its feet, returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the whole face of the earth. Therefore he stretched out his hand and brought it to him in to the ark. 10 And having waited yet other seven days, he again sent forth the dove out of the ark, 11 and towards evening the dove returned to him and it had an olive leaf, a dry leaf in its bill. So Noe knew that the water was abated from the earth. 12 And having waited yet other seven days he again sent out the dove, and it returned to him no more. 13 And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year of Noe's life, in the first month and the first day of the month, the water was gone from the earth; and Noe removed the covering of the ark which he had made, and he saw that the water was gone from the face of the earth. 14 And in the second month and twenty seventh day of the month, when the ground was dry, 15 the Lord God spoke to Noe saying, 16 "Go forth out of the ark, thou and thy wife and thy sons and thy sons' wives with thee, 17 and all the beasts which are with thee, even all flesh both of fowls and cattle. Take out also with thee every moving reptile on the earth, and be ye fruitful and multiplied on the earth." 18 So Noe and his wife and his sons and his sons' wives with him went out. 19 And all the beasts and all the cattle and every fowl and every moving reptile on the earth according to their kind, went forth out of the ark. 20 And Noe built an altar to the Lord, and took of all the cattle which are clean and of all the fowls which are clean, and offered them up upon the altar for a whole homage offering. 21 And the Lord God smelled a sweet savour, and the Lord God having come to a determination, said, "I will no more curse the ground on account of the works of men. Though the imagination of man is studiously bent upon evils from his youth, I will not on that account again smite all living flesh, as I have done. 22 While the earth continueth, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and spring, with a succession of day and night shall not cease."