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Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.

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      21. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour--The sacrifice offered by a righteous man like Noah in faith was acceptable as the most fragrant incense.
      Lord said in his heart--same as "I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth" (Isa 54:9).
      for--that is, "though the imagination is evil"; instead of inflicting another destructive flood, I shall spare them--to enjoy the blessings of grace, through a Saviour.


Questions Related to this Verse

Where In Scripture Does It Talk About the Depravity Of Man?

Where in scripture does it mention the mercy of God?

Where In Scripture Does It Talk About Imagination?

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Genesis 8 Images and Notes

The great flood ceases, Noah sends forth a raven and a dove, the dove returns with an olive branch, Noah releases all living things from the ark, Noah built an altar and offers sacrifices, the Lord promises that seed time and harvest seasons will never cease.

Genesis Chapter 8

Genesis 8:4 - And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

The Flood Stops and the Waters Recede (Genesis 8:1-6)
Noah Sends a Raven and a Dove (Genesis 8:7-14)
Noah Leaves the Ark and Builds an Altar (Genesis 8:15-20)
The Lord Accepts Noah's Offering and Makes a Promise (Genesis 8:21-22)

1 The Waters Asswage
4 The Ark Resteth On Ararat
7 The Raven And The Dove
15 Noah, Being Commanded
18 Goes Forth From The Ark
20 He Buildeth An Altar, And Offereth Sacrifice
21 Which God Accepteth, And Promiseth To Curse The Earth No More

Topics for Bible Study

150 Days
The 7th Month, the 17th day
The Mountains of Ararat
40 Days
The Raven
The Dove
7 Days
The Olive Branch
God's Commanded to Leave the Ark
The Altar
Ancient Altars - Background Bible Study
Burnt Offerings
The Curse Removed

Map of the Table of Nations

Quick Reference Map
Quick Reference Map of Mount Ararat and the Kingdom of Urartu
Map of Mount Ararat and the Kingdom of Urartu (Click to Enlarge)

Mount Ararat Comparison

Painting of an Ancient Altar
Painting of a Man Sacrificing at an Altar

Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore
Painting of Noah's Ark Resting with Dove Returning - Gustave Dore

The Old Testament

The Old Testament

Genesis Resources

Adam and Eve
The Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham the First Hebrew
Isaac, Son of Promise
Jacob and the 12 Tribes
Joseph and Egypt