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Genesis 8

The waters asswage.

Genesis 8:1 And God remembred Noah, and euery beaste, and all þe catell that was with him in þe Arke. And god made a wind to passe vpon the earth, and the waters ceassed. Genesis 8:2 The fountaynes also of the depe and the windowes of heauen were stopped, Genesis 8:3 and the rayne from heauen was restrayned. And the waters from the erth were returned, goyng and commynge agayne. And after the ende of the hundreth and fyftieth daye, þe waters were abated.

The ark resteth on Ararat.

Genesis 8:4 And in the seuenth moneth in the seuententh daye of the moneth, the Arke rested vpon þe mountaines of Armenia. Genesis 8:5 And the waters truely were goynge and decreacyng vntyl the tenth moneth: For in þe tenth moneth, & in the fyrst daie of þe same moneth were the toppes of the mountaynes sene.

Genesis 8:6 And after the ende of the fortieth daye, it happened that Noah opened the wyndowe of the Arke which he had made.

The raven and the dove.

Genesis 8:7 And he sent forth a rauen, whiche went out goyng forth and returnynge agayne, vntyll þe waters were dryed vp vpon the earth. Genesis 8:8 And agayne he sent forth a doue from hym, þt he myghte se yf the waters were abated from þe vpper face of the grounde. Genesis 8:9 And the doue founde no rest for þe sole of her fote, & she returned vnto hym agayne into the Arke: for the waters were in þe vpper face of the whole erth. And he, whan he had put forth his hande, toke her, and pulled her into hym into the Arke. Genesis 8:10 And he abode yet other seuen dayes, and proceadynge further, he sent forthe the doue out of the Arke. Genesis 8:11 And the doue came to hym in þe euen tyde, and lo, in her mouthe was an oliue leaf þt she had pluct, wherby Noah did knowe, that the waters were abated vpon the earth. Genesis 8:12 And he abode yet other seuen daies and sent forthe the doue, whiche proceaded not to returne vnto hym any more.

Genesis 8:13 And it came to passe in the syxe hundreth & one yere, in the fyrst moneth, & in the fyrst daye of the moneth, the waters were dryed vp from the earthe. And Noah remoued the coueryng of the Arke, & loked, & beholde, the vpper face of þe grounde was dryed vp. Genesis 8:14 And in the seconde moneth, in the seuen & twentye daye of the moneth, was the earth dryed.

Noah, being commanded,

Genesis 8:15 And God spake vnto Noah sayeng: Genesis 8:16 Go forth of the Arke, thou & thy wyfe, thy sonnes, & thy sonnes wyues wt the. Genesis 8:17 And brynge forth with the, euery beaste that is with the: of all flesshe (both foule & catel, & euery worme that crepeth vpon the earthe) that they maye gendre in þe earth, & bryng forth frute, and increase vpon erth.

goeth forth of the ark.

Genesis 8:18 And so Noah came forth and hys sonnes, hys wyfe, & hys sonnes wyues with hym. Genesis 8:19 Euery beast also and euery worme, euery foule, and whatsoeuer crepeth vpon the earth (after theyr kyndes) went out of the Arke.

He buildeth an altar, and offereth sacrifice,

Genesis 8:20 And Noah buylded an altare vnto þe lorde, and toke of euery cleane beast, and of euery cleane foule, & offred sacrifyces in þe altare.

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

Genesis 8:21 And the Lorde smelled a swete (or quyete) sauoure. And the Lorde sayde in his herte: I wyll not proceade to curse þe grounde any more for mannes sake, for the ymagynacyon of mans hert is euel euen from hys youth. Neyther wyl I adde to smite any more euery thynge liuynge, as I haue done, Genesis 8:22 yet therfore shall not sowyng tyme, & haruest, colde and heate, Sommer & wynter, daye & nyght, ceasse, all the dayes of the earth.

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