18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him. 19 Every animal, every crawling 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 some of every kind of (B)clean animal and some 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.

22 While the earth remains,
Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat,
(H)Summer and winter,
And (I)day and night
Shall not cease.”

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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 strike

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