Gen. 8:1 God remembered Noah, all the beasts, and all the livestock that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the region. The waters abated.

Gen. 8:2 The deep’s fountains and heaven’s windows were also shut, and the rain from the heavens ceased.

Gen. 8:3 The waters decreased steadily from the land. After the end of one hundred and fifty days the waters began to diminish.

Gen. 8:4 The ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on Ararat’s mountains.

Gen. 8:5 The waters receded continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the hills became visible.

Gen. 8:6 It happened at the end of forty days that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made,

Gen. 8:7 and he sent out a raven. It went back and forth, until the waters were dried up from the earth.

Gen. 8:8 He sent out a dove from him, to see if the waters had receded from the surface of the ground,

Gen. 8:9 but the dove found no place to rest her foot, so she returned to him into the ark; for the waters were on the surface of the whole region. He put out his hand, and took her, and brought her to him into the vessel.

Gen. 8:10 He stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent the dove out of the ship.

Gen. 8:11 The dove came back to him at evening, and behold in her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off. So Noah knew that the waters had receded from the region.

Gen. 8:12 He stayed yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; and she did not return to him anymore.

Gen. 8:13 So it happened in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the region. Noah removed the covering of the vessel, and looked. He saw that the surface of the ground was dried.

Gen. 8:14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.

Gen. 8:15 God spoke to Noah, saying,

Gen. 8:16 “go out of the ark, you, and your wife, and your sons, and your sons’ wives with you.

Gen. 8:17 Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh, including birds, livestock, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly in the land, and be fruitful, and multiply on the land.”

Gen. 8:18 Noah went out, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives with him.

Gen. 8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, whatever moves on the ground, after their families, went out of the ark.

Gen. 8:20 Noah built an altar to Yahweh, and took of every clean animal, and of every clean bird, and offered ascension offerings on the altar.

Gen. 8:21 Yahweh smelled the pleasant aroma. Yahweh said in His heart, “I will not again curse the ground anymore for man’s sake, because the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I ever again strike everything living, as I have done.

Gen. 8:22 While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will not stop.”