Noah and the Flood
1 And God remembered 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 assuaged;
2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of
heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was
3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually:
and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters
4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the
seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth
month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month,
were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah
opened the window of the ark which he had made:
7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro,
until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the
waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
9 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 the whole earth: then he put forth his hand,
and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent
forth the dove out of the ark;
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo,
in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noah knew
that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the
dove; which returned not again unto him any more.
13 And it came to pass in 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, the face
of the ground was dry.
14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth
day of the month, was the earth dried.
15 And God spake unto Noah, saying,
16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons,
and thy sons' wives with thee.
17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with
thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of
every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they
may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and
multiply upon the earth.
18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and
his sons' wives with him:
19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and
whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went
forth out of the ark.
20 And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of
every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered
burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savor; and the LORD said
in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for
man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from
his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing
living, as I have done.
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and
cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night
shall not cease.