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Genesis 8

The waters asswage.

Genesis 8:1 And God remembred Noe & al the beastes & al the catel that were with him in the arck. And God made a wynde to blowe vpon the erth, & the waters ceased: Genesis 8:2 & the fountaynes of the depe & the wyndowes of heauen were stopte, & the rayne of heauen was forbydden, Genesis 8:3 & the waters returned from of the erth, & abated after the end of an hundred and .l. dayes.

The ark resteth on Ararat.

Genesis 8:4 And the arcke rested vpon the mountains of Ararat, the .xvij. daye of the .vij. moneth. Genesis 8:5 And the waters went awaye, & decreased vntyll the .x. moneth. And the fyrst day of the .x. moneth, þe toppes of the mounteyns appered.

Genesis 8:6 And after þe ende of .xl. dayes Noe opened the window of the arck which he had made,

The raven and the dove.

Genesis 8:7 and sent forth a rauen, which went out, euer goynge & commynge agayne, vntyl the waters were dryed vp vpon the earth. Genesis 8:8 Then sent he forth a doue from him, to wete whether the waters were fallen from of the earth. Genesis 8:9 And when the doue could finde no restyng place for hyr fote, she returned to him agayne vnto the arcke, for the waters were vpon the face of al the earth. And he put out hys hande, and toke hyr, and pulled hyr to hym into the Arcke. Genesis 8:10 And he abode yet seuen daies more, & sent out the doue agayne oute of the arcke, Genesis 8:11 & the doue came to him agayne about euentyde, & beholde, there was in hyr mouth a lefe of an olyue tre whyche she had plucked: whereby Noe perceiued that the waters were abated vpon the earth. Genesis 8:12 And he taried yet seuen other dayes, and sent forth the doue, whyche from thence forth came no more agayne to hym.

Genesis 8:13 And it came to passe, the sixe hundred and one yere & the fyrst day of the fyrste moneth, that the waters were dried vp vpon þe earth. And Noe toke of the hatches of the arcke, & loked: and beholde, the face of the earth was drye. Genesis 8:14 So by the .xxvij. day of the second moneth the earth was drye.

Noah, being commanded,

Genesis 8:15 And God spake vnto Noe, saying. Genesis 8:16 Come out of the arcke, boeth thou & thy wyfe & thy sons & thy sonnes wyues with the. Genesis 8:17 And al the beastes that are wt the whatsoeuer fleshe it be, both foule & catel, & all maner wormes that crepe on the earth bringe oute wyth the & let them moue, grow & multiply vpon the erth.

goeth forth of the ark.

Genesis 8:18 And Noe came out, & hys sonnes, & his wyfe, and hys sonnes wiues wyth him. Genesis 8:19 And all the beastes, and all the wormes, and all the foules and all that moued vpon the erth, came also out of the arcke, all of one kynde togyther.

He buildeth an altar, and offereth sacrifice,

Genesis 8:20 And Noe made an aulter vnto the Lord, & toke of all maner of cleane beastes, & all maner of clene foules, & offred sacrifice vpon the aultare.

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

Genesis 8:21 And the Lorde smelled a swete sauour, & sayd in his hert: I wyll henceforth no more cursse the earthe for mans sake, for the imagination of mans herte is euyll, euen from the very youth of him. Moreouer I wyl not destroy from henceforthe all that lyueth as I haue done. Genesis 8:22 Neyther shal sowynge time and heruest, cold and hete, somer, and wynter, daye and nyghte ceasse, as longe as the earth endureth.

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