THE PARADE OF ANIMALS

 Genesis 8:1-19

1 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 asswaged; 2 The fountains also of

the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from

heaven was restrained; 3 And the waters returned from off the

earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days

the waters were abated. 4 And the ark rested in the seventh

month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon 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, were

the tops of the mountains seen. 6 And it came to pass at the end

of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had

made: 7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro,

until the waters were dried up from off the earth. 8 Also he sent

forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off

the face of the ground; 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 he put forth

his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth

the dove out of the ark; 11 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. 12 And

he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which

returned not again unto him any more. 13 And it came to pass in

the six hundredth 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. 14 And in the second month, on

the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried. 15

And God spake unto Noah, saying, 16 Go forth of the ark, thou,

and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. 17

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. 18

And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons'

wives with him: 19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every

fowl, [and] whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds,

went forth out of the ark.


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