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The waters abate

8:1 And Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
remembered Noahנֹחַ
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and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided;

8:2 The fountains of the deep and the windows of the heavens were stopped, and the rain from the heavens were restrained;
8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually (in going and returning): and after the end of the hundred and fifty days were abated.

The ark rest


8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.
8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
8:6 And it so happened at the end of forty days, that Noahנֹחַ
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opened the window of the ark which he had made:
8:7 And he sent forth a raven, and it went out going and returning until the waters were dried up off the earth.
8:8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
8:9 But the dove found on rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned to him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in to the ark.
8:10 And he stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
8:11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, behold, in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off: so Noahנֹחַ
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knew that the waters were abated off the earth.
8:12 And he stayed yet another seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again to him any more.

8:13 And it so happened in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the earth: and Noahנֹחַ
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removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
8:14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
8:15 And Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
spoke to Noahנֹחַ
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, saying,
8:16 Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons, and your sons’ wives with you.
8:17 Bring forth with you every living thing, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle,and of every creeping thing that creeps on the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply on the earth.

Noah goes forth


8:18 And Noahנֹחַ
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went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him:
8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatever creeps on the earth, after their families, went forth out of the ark.
8:20 And Noahנֹחַ
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built an altar to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
and took of every clean beast, and every clean fowl. And offered burnt offerings on the altar.

God promises to curse the earth no more


8:21 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
smelled the soothing fragrance; and YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said in his heart, I will not curse the ground anymore because of man; for the though of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again strike anymore everything living, as I have done.

8:22 As yet all the days of the earth remain, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

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