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
The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and
the rain from heaven was restrained;
God remembered Noah  and the others in the ark.
So he decided to end the flood by closing the
fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven.
And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the
hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
The flood lasted 150 days. 
And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the
mountains of Ararat.
The ark came to rest in the mountains of Ararat on the 17th day of the seventh month. 
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.
But the tops of the mountains didn't become visible until the tenth month (on the first day of the month).
And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which
he had made:
And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters
were dried up from off the earth.
At the end of forty days, Noah opened the window of the ark and sent out a raven
to search for dry land. 
Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from
off the face of the ground;
Then Noah sent out a dove to do the same.
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.
But the dove returned without finding any land.
And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an
olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
Seven days later, the dove returned with an olive leaf. 
And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which
returned not again unto him any more.
Noah sent out the dove again. This time it didn't return.
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.
On the 601st year, on the first day of the first month, the ground was completely dry. 
And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dried.
It was also dry on the 27th day of the second month.
And God spake unto Noah, saying,
Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives
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.
God said to Noah,
It's time for you and your family to leave the ark.
The animals must also leave so they can be fruitful and multiply on the earth.
And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him:
8:19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever
creepeth upon the earth,
after their kinds, went forth out of the ark.
So Noah, his family, and the animals left the ark. 
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 sacrifices the "clean beasts" for God. 
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.
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and
summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
And God smelled a sweet savor from Noah's sacrifice.
God said to himself,
I won't curse the ground any more because of things things humans do. 
Because human imaginations are evil from their youth. 
And I won't kill every living thing like I just did.
As long as the earth exists, planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter,
and day and night will also exist. 
- God remembered Noah. [v.1]
Yeah. He probably said something like, "Isn't Noah the guy who built the ark?"
- After the end of the hundred and fifty days [v.3]
How long did the flood last?
- In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month [v.4]
How long did the ark float?
- He sent forth a raven. [v.6-7]
The flood story in Genesis is confusing to read.
The clean animals go into the ark by twos (6:19-20,
7:8-9) and by sevens (7:2).
The flood lasts for forty days (7:17)
and for 150 days (7:24, 8:3).
Noah sends out a raven (8:7) and a dove (8:8).
Why doesn't Genesis get its story straight?
Because there were two separate accounts that were (somewhat clumsily)
- An olive leaf [v.10]
But how could an olive tree survive
And if any seeds happened to survive, they wouldn't germinate and grow leaves within a
seven day period.
- In the first month, the first day of the month [v.13]
When did the earth dry after the flood?
- Out of the ark [v.18-19]
When the animals left the ark, what would they have eaten?
There would have been no plants after the ground had been submerged for nearly a year.
Whatever prey they ate would have gone extinct.
And how did the New World monkeys or the
Australian marsupials find their way back after the flood subsided?
- Noah ... took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl,
and offered burnt offerings. [v.20]
According to 7:8-9 this would have caused the extinction of all
"clean" animals since only two of each were taken onto the ark.
Does God desire animal sacrifices?
- I will not again curse the ground. [v21.]
Will God curse the earth?
- The imagination of man's heart is evil. [v.21]
God killed all living
things (6:5) because humans are evil, and then promised not to do it again
(8:21) because humans are evil.
The mind of God is a frightening thing.
- Summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. [v.22]
Inhofe (R-OK) claims that this verse proves that human influenced climate change is impossible.
- Dwindling in Unbelief
- How many animals has God killed?
- God's Killings: 1 -- All flesh
died upon the earth (8:21)
- God's Killings: 2 --
Shall I hide from Abraham the thing that I do? (8:21)
- OMGWTFBible: In the Beginning - Chapter 3 - (Genesis 6:5 - 9:3)
- In which God goes kinda crazy. Recorded live at the Parkside Lounge on December 17, 2012. Guest: Jessica Polaniecki
- Real Bible Stories
- The Story of Noah's Ark
- Skeptic's Dictionary
- Noah's Ark
- Slate Blogs the Bible by David Plotz
- Abraham vs. God
- DmitryGrant.com: Nitpicking Genesis
- DmitryBrant.com: Genesis 8
- The Bible (Annotated)
- Genesis 8. Noah can't figure out windows.
- Christian Response
The Annotated Skeptic's Annotated Bible
flood decayeth and drieth up (Gen 8)
- Accuracy in Genesis
- The Long Day of Joshua 10? (Genesis 8:22)
Drunk With Blood: Genesis