1 And GodNot that God forgets his at any time, but when he sends comfort then he shows that he remembers them.remembered Noah, andIf God remembered every brute beast, that ought also to assure his children.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 asswaged;
2 The fountaines also of the deepe and the windowes of heauen were stopped and the raine from heauen was restrained,
3 And the waters returned from aboue the earth, going and returning: and after the ende of the hundreth and fiftieth day the waters abated.
4 And the ark rested in thePart of September and part of October.seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
5 And the waters decreased continually until theWhich was the month of December.tenth month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
6 So after fourtie dayes, Noah opened the windowe of the Arke, which he had made,
7 And sent forth a rauen, which went out going forth and returning, vntill the waters were dried vp vpon the earth.
8 Againe he sent a doue from him, that he might see if the waters were diminished from off the earth.
9 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 heThe raven flew to and fro, resting on the ark, but did not come into it, unlike the dove that was taken in.put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
10 And he abode yet other seuen dayes, and againe he sent forth the doue out of the Arke.
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth [was] anWhich was a sign that the waters were much diminished: for the olives do not grow on the high mountains.olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 Notwithstanding he wayted yet other seuen dayes, and sent forth the doue, which returned not againe vnto him any more.
13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in theCalled in Hebrew Abib, part of March and part of April.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.
14 And in the second moneth, in the seuen & twentieth day of the moneth was the earth drie.
15 Then God spake to Noah, saying,
16 Noah declares his obedience, in that he would not leave the ark without God's express commandment, as he did not enter in without the same: the ark being a figure of the Church, in which nothing must be done outside the word of God.Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
17 Bring forth with thee euery beast that is with thee, of all flesh, both foule and cattell, and euery thing that creepeth and moueth vpon the earth, that they may breede abundantly in ye earth, and bring forth fruite & increase vpon ye earth.
18 So Noah came forth, and his sonnes, and his wife, and his sonnes wiues with him.
19 Euery beast, euery creeping thing, and euery foule, all that moueth vpon the earth after their kindes went out of the Arke.
20 And NoahFor sacrifices which were as an exercise of their faith, by which they used to give thanks to God for his benefits.builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.
21 And the LORD smelled aThat is, by it he showed himself appeased and his anger at rest.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 thing living, as I have done.
22 While the earth remaineth,The order of nature destroyed by the flood, is restored by God's promise.seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.