12What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me?
13I will take the cup of salvation, and call on Yahweh’s name.
14I will pay my vows to Yahweh,
yes, in the presence of all his people.
15Precious in Yahweh’s sight is the death of his saints.
16Yahweh, truly I am your servant.
I am your servant, the son of your servant.
You have freed me from my chains.
17I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and will call on Yahweh’s name.
18I will pay my vows to Yahweh,
yes, in the presence of all his people,
19in the courts of Yahweh’s house,
in the middle of you, Jerusalem.
Genesis 8:6-13, 20-22
6 And when forty days had passed, Noah, opening the window that he had made in the ark, sent forth a raven,
7 which went forth and did not return, until the waters were dried up across the earth.
8 Likewise, he sent forth a dove after him, in order to see if the waters had now ceased upon the face of the earth.
9 But when she did not find a place where her foot might rest, she returned to him in the ark. For the waters were upon the whole earth. And he extended his hand and caught her, and he brought her into the ark.
10 And then, having waited a further seven days, he again sent forth the dove out of the ark.
11 And she came to him in the evening, carrying in her mouth an olive branch with green leaves. Noah then understood that the waters had ceased upon the earth.
12 And nevertheless, he waited another seven days. And he sent forth the dove, which no longer returned to him.
13 Therefore, in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the waters were diminished upon the earth. And Noah, opening the cover of the ark, gazed out and saw that the surface of the earth had become dry.
20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord. And, taking from each of the cattle and birds that were clean, he offered holocausts upon the altar.
21 And the Lord smelled the sweet odor and said: "I will no longer curse the earth because of man. For the feelings and thoughts of the heart of man are prone to evil from his youth. Therefore, I will no longer pierce every living soul as I have done.
22 All the days of the earth, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, night and day, will not cease."
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