1 God remembered Noah, all the animals, and all the livestock that were
with him in the ship; and God made a wind to pass over the earth. The waters
subsided. 2 The deepís fountains and the skyís windows were also stopped,
and the rain from the sky was restrained. 3 The waters receded from
the earth continually. After the end of one hundred fifty days the waters
decreased. 4 The ship rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day
of the month, on Araratís mountains. 5 The waters receded continually
until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the
tops of the mountains were seen.
6 It happened at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the
ship which he had made, 7 and he sent forth a raven. It went back and
forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth. 8 He sent forth
a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from the surface of the
ground, 9 but the dove found no place to rest her foot, and she returned
to him into the ship; for the waters were on the surface of the whole earth.
He put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the ship.
10 He stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out
of the ship. 11 The dove came back to him at evening, and, behold, in her
mouth was an olive leaf plucked off. So Noah knew that the waters were abated
from the earth. 12 He stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth
the dove; and she didnít return to him any more.
13 It happened in the six hundred first year, in the first month, the
first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. Noah
removed the covering of the ship, and looked. He saw that the surface of the
ground was dried. 14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the
month, the earth was dry.
15 God spoke to Noah, saying, 16 ďGo out of the ship, you, and your
wife, and your sons, and your sonsí wives with you. 17 Bring forth with
you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, including birds,
livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may
breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply on the
18 Noah went forth, with his sons, his wife, and his sonsí wives with him.
19 Every animal, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatever moves on
the earth, after their families, went out of the ship.
20 Noah built an altar to Yahweh, and took of every clean animal, and of
every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 Yahweh
smelled the sweet savor. Yahweh said in his heart, ďI will not again curse
the ground any more for manís sake, because the imagination of manís heart is
evil from his youth; neither will I ever again strike everything living, as I
have done. 22 While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and
heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.Ē