21 And the Lord smelled (A)a soothing aroma. Then the Lord said in His heart, “I will never again (B)curse the ground for man’s sake, although the (C)imagination[a] of man’s heart is evil from his youth; (D)nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.

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  1. Genesis 8:21 intent or thought

21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma [a soothing, satisfying scent] and the Lord said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intent (strong inclination, desire) of man’s heart is wicked from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.

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21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma(A) and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground(B) because of humans, even though[a] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood.(C) And never again will I destroy(D) all living creatures,(E) as I have done.

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  1. Genesis 8:21 Or humans, for