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.

22 “As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,(F)
cold and heat,
summer and winter,(G)
day and night
will never cease.”(H)

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  1. Genesis 8:21 Or humans, for

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