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.17 Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may [a]breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him.19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out [b]by their families from the ark.
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.21 The Lordsmelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said [c]to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the [d]intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again [e]destroy every living thing, as I have done.
22 “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease.”
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