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19 And every animal, every small creeping thing, and every bird—everything that moves on the earth—left the ark with him as new families—a new generation.

20 Once he was back on dry land, Noah built an altar—a special offering table—for the Eternal One. He took some of every ritually acceptable animal and of every acceptable bird, and he gave them to God on the altar as a burnt offering. 21 When the Eternal smelled the delicious aroma of the sacrifice, He was moved.

Eternal One (to Himself): Never again will I curse the ground because of humankind, even though every thought of the mind and inclination of the heart is set on evil from the time they are young. Never again will I destroy every living creature as I have done.

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