9 Jan. Genesis 8:1-17

9 Jan. Noah journeys to Aratta on the flood

"But God remembered Noah and all the wild and tame animals with him in the boat. He made a wind blow over the earth, and the water went down. The underground springs stopped flowing, and the clouds in the sky stopped pouring down rain."

"The water that covered the earth began to go down. After 150 days it had gone down so much that the boat touched land again. It came to rest on one of the mountains of Ararat on the seventeenth day of the seventeenth month..."

"Forty days later Noah opened the window he had made in the boat, and he sent out a raven. It flew here and there until the water had dried up from the earth."

"Then Noah sent out a dove to find out if the water had dried up from the ground. The dove could not find a place to land because water still covered the earth, so it came back to the boat..."

"After seven days, Noah again sent out the dove from the boat, and that evening it came back to him with a fresh olive leaf in its mouth. Then Noah knew that the ground was almost dry. Seven days later he sent the dove out again, but this time it did not come back..."

"Then God said to Noah, 'You and your wife, your sons and their wives should go out of the boat. Bring every animal out of the boat with you - the birds, animals and everything that crawls on the earth. Let them have many young ones so that they might grow in number."

          (Genesis 8:1-17)