The Flood Subsides

Genesis 8

1 Then God a remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. b And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided. 2 c The fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven were also d stopped, and e the rain from heaven was restrained. 3 And the waters receded continually from the earth. At the end f of the hundred and fifty days the waters decreased. 4 Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat. 5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.

6 So it came to pass, at the end of forty days, that Noah opened g the window of the ark which he had made. 7 Then he sent out a raven, which kept going to and fro until the waters had dried up from the earth. 8 He also sent out from himself a dove, to see if the waters had receded from the face of the ground. 9 But the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, and she returned into the ark to him, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth. So he put out his hand and took her, and drew her into the ark to himself. 10 And he waited yet another seven days, and again he sent the dove out from the ark. 11 Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth. 12 So he waited yet another seven days and sent out the dove, which did not return again to him anymore.

13 And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry. 14 And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried. 15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying, 16 "Go out of the ark, h you and your wife, and your sons and your sons' wives with you. 17 "Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you: birds and cattle and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, so that they may abound on the earth, and i be fruitful and multiply on the earth." 18 So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons' wives with him. 19 Every animal, every creeping thing, every bird, and whatever creeps on the earth, according to their families, went out of the ark.

  1. Cross References
    Genesis 19:29
    And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when He overthrew the cities in which Lot had dwelt.
    Exodus 2:24
    So God heard their groaning, and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
    1 Samuel 1:19
    Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the LORD, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her.
    Psalms 105:42
    For He remembered His holy promise, And Abraham His servant.
    Psalms 106:4
    Remember me, O LORD, with the favor You have toward Your people. Oh, visit me with Your salvation.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 14:21
    Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea;...
    Exodus 15:10
    You blew with Your wind, The sea covered them; ...
    Job 12:15
    If He withholds the waters, they dry up; If He ...
    Psalms 29:10
    The LORD sat enthroned at the Flood, And the LO...
    Isaiah 44:27
    Who says to the deep, 'Be dry! And I will dry u...
    Nahum 1:4
    He rebukes the sea and makes it dry, And dries ...
  3. Cross References
    Genesis 7:11
    In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 11:17
    Lest the LORD's anger be aroused against you, and He shut up the heavens so that there be no rain, and the land yield no produce, and you perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.
  5. Cross References
    Genesis 7:4
    "For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will destroy from the face of the earth all living things that I have made."
    Genesis 7:12
    And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights.
    Job 38:37
    Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven.
  6. Cross References
    Genesis 7:24
    And the waters prevailed on the earth one hundred and fifty days.
  7. Cross References
    Genesis 6:16
    You shall make a window for the ark, and you shall finish it to a cubit from above; and set the door of the ark in its side. You shall make it with lower, second, and third decks.
  8. Cross References
    Genesis 7:13
    On the very same day Noah and Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah's wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark -
  9. Cross References
    Genesis 1:22
    And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.
    Genesis 1:28
    Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
    Genesis 9:1
    So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
    Genesis 9:7
    And as for you, be fruitful and multiply; Bring forth abundantly in the earth And multiply in it.
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