Ge 8:1
8:1 And God {a} remembered Noah, and {b} 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;

    (a) Not that God forgets his at any time, but when he sends
        comfort then he shows that he remembers them.
    (b) If God remembered every brute beast, that ought also to
        assure his children.

Ge 8:4
8:4 And the ark rested in the {c} seventh month, on the
    seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

    (c) Part of September and part of October.

Ge 8:5
8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the {d} tenth
    month: in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the
    month, were the tops of the mountains seen.

    (d) Which was the month of December.

Ge 8:9
8:9 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 {e} put forth his hand, and
    took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

    (e) The raven flew to and fro, resting on the ark, but did
        not come into it, unlike the dove that was taken in.

Ge 8:11
8:11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her
     mouth [was] an {f} olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that
     the waters were abated from off the earth.

     (f) Which was a sign that the waters were much diminished:
         for the olives do not grow on the high mountains.

Ge 8:13
8:13 And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in
     the {g} 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.

     (g) Called in Hebrew Abib, part of March and part of April.

Ge 8:16
8:16 {h} Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons,
     and thy sons' wives with thee.

     (h) Noah declares his obedience, in that he would not leave
         the ark without God's express commandment, as he did
         not enter in without the same: the ark being a figure
         of the Church, in which nothing must be done outside
         the word of God.

Ge 8:20
8:20 And Noah {i} builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of
     every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered
     burnt offerings on the altar.

     (i) For sacrifices which were as an exercise of their
         faith, by which they used to give thanks to God for his

Ge 8:21
8:21 And the LORD smelled a {k} 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.

     (k) That is, by it he showed himself appeased and his anger
         at rest.

Ge 8:22
8:22 While the earth remaineth, {l} seedtime and harvest, and
     cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night
     shall not cease.

     (l) The order of nature destroyed by the flood, is restored
         by God's promise.

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