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19 Every animal, every crawling thing, every flying creature, and everything that moves on the earth emerged from the ark by groups.[a]

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings on it[b] from every clean animal and every clean bird. 21 When the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, “I will never again curse the land because of human beings—even though human inclinations remain evil from youth—nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I’ve done.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 8:19 Lit. by their groups
  2. Genesis 8:20 Lit. on the altar

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