So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife
and his sons' wives. All
the animals and all the creatures that move along the ground and all the birds—everything that moves on the
earth—came out of the ark, one
kind after another.
Then Noah built an altar to the LORD and, taking some of
all the clean animals and
clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart:
"Never again will I curse
the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I
destroy all living creatures,
as I have done.
"As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."