8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living animal, and all the cattle that [were] with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters were checked. 8:2 The fountains also of the deep, and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. 8:5 And the waters decreased continually, till the tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. 8:6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: 8:7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, till the waters were dried from off the earth. 8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; 8:9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned to 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 to him into the ark. 8:10 And he stayed yet other seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; 8:11 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. 8:12 And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; which returned not again to him any more. 8:13 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 from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry. 8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. 8:15 And God spoke to Noah, saying, 8:16 Go forth from the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. 8:17 Bring forth with thee every living animal that [is] with thee, of all flesh, of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping animal that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. 8:18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: 8:19 Every beast, every creeping animal, and every fowl, [and] whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went out of the ark. 8:20 And Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt-offerings on the altar. 8:21 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 living animal as I have done. 8:22 While the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.