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Genesis 8

The waters asswage.

Genesis 8:1 Then God remembred Noe and all the beastes, and all the catell that were with him in the Arcke, and caused a wynde to come vpon the earth: and ye waters ceassed, Genesis 8:2 and the fountaynes of the depe and the wyndowes of heauen were stopte, and the rayne of heaue was forbydden, Genesis 8:3 and the waters ranne styll awaye from ye earth, and decreased after an hundreth and fiftye dayes.

The ark resteth on Ararat.

Genesis 8:4 Vpon the seuentene daye of the seuenth moneth rested the Arcke vpon the mountaynes of Ararat. Genesis 8:5 And the waters wete awaye and decreased vntyll the tenth moneth: for the first daye of the tenth moneth, the toppes of the mountaynes appeared.

Genesis 8:6 After fourtie dayes Noe opened ye wyndow of the Arcke which he had made,

The raven and the dove.

Genesis 8:7 & sent forth a rauen, which flew out, and came agayne, vntyll the waters were dryed vp vpo the earth. Genesis 8:8 Then sent he forth a doue from him, to wete, whether the waters were falle vpon the earth. Genesis 8:9 But when ye doue coude fynde no restynge place for hir fete, she came agayne vnto him in to the Arcke, for the waters were yet vpon the face of all the earth. And he put out his hande, and toke her to him in to the Arke. Genesis 8:10 Then he abode yet seuen dayes mo, & sent out the doue agayne out of the Arke: Genesis 8:11 & she returned vnto him aboute the euen tyde: and beholde, she had broken of a leaf of an olyue tre, & bare it in hir nebb. Then Noe perceaued, that the waters were abated vpon the earth. Genesis 8:12 Neuertheles he taried yet seuen other dayes, and sent forth the doue, which came nomore to him agayne.

Genesis 8:13 In the sixte hundreth and one yeare of Noes age, vpon the first daye of ye first moneth, the waters were dryed vp vpon the earth. Then Noe toke of the hatches of the Arke, and sawe yt the face of the earth was drye. Genesis 8:14 So vpon the seuen and twentye daye of the seconde moneth the whole earth was drye.

Noah, being commanded,

Genesis 8:15 Then spake God vnto Noe, and sayde: Genesis 8:16 Go out of the Arke, thou and thy wyfe, and thy sonnes, and thy sonnes wyues with the. Genesis 8:17 As for all the beastes that are with the, what so euer flesh it be (both foule & catell and all maner of wormes that crepe vpon the earth) let them go out with the, and be ye occupied vpon the earth, growe and multiplye vpon the earth.

goeth forth of the ark.

Genesis 8:18 So Noe wente out, with his sonnes, and with his wife, and with his sonnes wyues. Genesis 8:19 All the beastes also and all the wormes, and all the foules, and all that crepte vpon the earth, wente out of the Arke, euery one vnto his like.

He buildeth an altar, and offereth sacrifice,

Genesis 8:20 And Noe buylded an altare vnto ye LORDE, and toke of all maner of cleane beastes & of all maner of cleane foules, and offred bret sacrifices vpon ye altare.

which God accepteth, and promiseth to curse the earth no more.

Genesis 8:21 And ye LORDE smelled the swete sauor, & sayde in his hert: I wyl hence forth curse the earth nomore for mas sake, for the ymaginacion of mans hert is euell, euen from the very youth of him. Therfore from hece forth I wil nomore smyte all that lyueth, as I haue done. Genesis 8:22 Nether shall sowynge tyme and haruest, colde and heate Sommer and wynter, daye and night ceasse so longe as the earth endureth.

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