13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy(A) both them and the earth.(B)

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21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma(A) and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground(B) because of humans, even though[a] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood.(C) And never again will I destroy(D) all living creatures,(E) as I have done.

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  1. Genesis 8:21 Or humans, for
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“To me this is like the days of Noah,
    when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth.(A)
So now I have sworn(B) not to be angry(C) with you,
    never to rebuke(D) you again.

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