19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out [a]by their families from the ark.

20 Then Noah built (A)an altar to the Lord, and took of every (B)clean animal and of every clean bird and offered (C)burnt offerings on the altar. 21 The Lord (D)smelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said [b]to Himself, “I will never again (E)curse the ground on account of man, for (F)the [c]intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; (G)and I will never again [d]destroy every living thing, as I have done.

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  1. Genesis 8:19 Or according to their kind
  2. Genesis 8:21 Lit to His heart
  3. Genesis 8:21 Or inclination
  4. Genesis 8:21 Lit smite