The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Tanach:|
Genesis 8: 11 And the dove came in to him at eventide; and lo in her mouth an olive-leaf freshly plucked; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
Genesis 8: 12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; and she returned not again unto him any more.
Genesis 8: 13 And it came to pass in the six hundred 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 dried.
Genesis 8: 14 And in the second month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, was the earth dry.
Genesis 8: 15 And God spoke unto Noah, saying:
Genesis 8: 16 'Go forth from the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee.
Genesis 8: 17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee of all flesh, both fowl, and cattle, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may swarm in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.'
Genesis 8: 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him;
Genesis 8: 19 every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, whatsoever moveth upon the earth, after their families; went forth out of the ark.