6 Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made;7 and he sent out a raven, and it [a]flew here and there until the water was dried up [b]from 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 [c]surface 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 [d]evening, and behold, in her [e]beak 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 the dove; but she did not return to him again.
13 Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried up [f]from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the [g]surface of the ground was dried up.14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying,16 “Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.
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