The First Book of Moses Genesis chapter 8

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Chapter 8

The Flood ceases—Noah sends forth a dove, which returns with an olive leaf—He releases all living things from the ark—He offers sacrifices—Seedtime, harvest, and seasons are ensured.

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 assuaged;

And God made a wind to pass over the earth and the waters assuaged.

Definite : assuaged :

  • : to make (something, such as an unpleasant feeling) less painful, severe, etc.
Full Definition
transitive verb

  • 1: to lessen the intensity of (something that pains or distresses) : Ease. unable to assuage their grief
  • 2:…pacify, quiet vainly strove … to assuage an implacable foe … — Edward Gibbon
  • 3: to put an end to by satisfying: appease, quench assuaging his thirst


    • He couldn‘t assuage his guilt over the divorce.
    • a mother cooing to her toddler and assuaging his fear of the dark
  • Origin

    Middle English aswagen, from Anglo-French asuager, from Vulgar Latin *assuaviare, from Latin ad- + suavis sweet more at sweet.

    First known use: 14th century

    So some how the Lord made Noah feel better, how can the lord do this with our feelings? even though doom a waits others outside the ark? so Lord can control our emotions? Or made the waters less severe. Was it the whole earth or just where Noah was. or where some parts of the of the earth land covered with water longer than other parts?

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

fountains from the deep, windows of heaven were stopped and the rain from heaven was restrained

You have fountains from the deep inside the earth …

Windows of Heaven the sky

but now you have rain from heaven repeated or from another place called heaven like a second earth. or Lords place called heaven? but three different places the water came from.

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

155 days

so dry land after about or before 155 days all water was abated and you could see dry land. scarry.

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

7 month

7 day

Ararat. Six letters in Ararat.6

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.

10 Month

10 Month

1 Day Month Tops of Mountains were 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:

40 Days End of

ark had a window

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. why did not the Dove land on the ark on top of it ?

Dove came back.

Waters where on the whole earth answers my question just part of the earth

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

Waited 7 more Days then sent the Dove again.

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

Dave came back with an olive leaf plucked off! Waters were abated.

what does the olive leaf mean?

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

so the dove was sent out three times then never seen again.

Noah still waited another 7 days and he again let loose the Dove to see it no more. So three 7 days he waited

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.

601 first 1 month first day waters were all dried up, and opened the ark and the ground was dry.

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

2 Month on the 7 and 20 day earth was still dry.

15 ¶ And God spake unto Noah, saying,

Not the Lord but God spake to Noah.

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

Leave the ark.

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.

Commandment breed be fruitful multiply upon the earth. All on the ark.

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.

even creeping things

20 ¶ 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.

Noah build an altar unto the Lord took every clean beast every clean fowl and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Wonder what this alter looked like? Which are clean beasts which are not. Same with birds. How was this different than Cains offerings or Abel’s? Why burnt offerings? Why does this please the Lord?

21 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 thing living, as I have done.

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

While the earth remaineth, it will have seedtime harvest, cold heat summer and winter and day and night shall not cease. interesting promise.

as long as the earth remains! so it can be destroyed !


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