Genesis 8:1–14

The Flood Subsides

1 But aGod remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and bGod caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.

2 Also athe fountains of the deep and the 1floodgates of the sky were closed, and bthe rain from the sky was restrained;

3 and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end aof one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.

4 In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, athe ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.

5 The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.

6 Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the awindow of the ark which he had made;

7 and he sent out a raven, and it 1flew here and there until the water was dried up 2from the earth.

8 Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land;

9 but the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the 1surface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself.

10 So he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent out the dove from the ark.

11 The dove came to him toward 1evening, and behold, in her 2beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth.

12 Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out athe dove; but she did not return to him again.

13 Now it came about in the asix hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried up 1from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the 2surface of the ground was dried up.

14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.

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