Genesis 8 The Water Recedes

A quick disclaimer from the Blog’s owner: This will be a posting of the King James Bible word for word. The Bible and all texts encoded within are copyrighted by God, although we are allowed to transcribe the Bible for the purposes of Evangelization.

Before I start this post, I apologize for the delay, I decided to take a sabbatical

I will post this disclaimer on every Chapter of the Bible I post. I do not profess to have good knowledge of Scripture, which is why I am transcribing the Bible here. That said: God bless, and happy reading!

Noah's Ark Hands with White Dove and Olive Branch Original | Etsy

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the Earth, and the waters assuaged;

The fountains also of the deep and the windows of Heaven were stopped, and the rain from Heaven was restrained;

And the waters returned from off the Earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

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.

And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:

And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the Earth

Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto 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 unto him into the ark.

And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the Earth.

And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

And it came to pass in the six hundreth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from off the Earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was dry.

And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day, of the month, was the Earth dried.

And God spake unto Noah, saying,

“Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy son’s wives with thee.

Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the Earth; that they may breed abundantly in the Earth, and be fruitful and multiply upon the Earth.”

And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him:

Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the Earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.

And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the Altar.

And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, “I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every living thing, as I have done.

While the Earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

Closing Thoughts

Noah and Co were in the ark for over a year. Full stop, but that’s irrelevant. It is debated whether or not Ararat was the mountain in Armenia, or one of the Himalayan mountains, though most believe it was Ararat itself, though sufficient evidence does support a Himalayan Ararat.

Noah’s sacrifice also prevented God from destroying the world the same way again. ” neither will I again smite any more every living thing, as I have done ” doesn’t mean he won’t smite the world again at all, otherwise, there is a certain prophecy that wouldn’t be possible that we’ll get to later.

God decides not to curse the ground further because All men have evil in their hearts.

For any Scholars of the Holy Scriptures, I would appreciate edification as I go along with this that I don’t lead anyone astray.

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