Genesis 8:21
Text Analysis
7306 [e]וַיָּ֣רַח
And smelledConj-w | V-Hifil-ConsecImperf-3ms
3068 [e]יְהוָה֮
853 [e]אֶת־
7381 [e]רֵ֣יחַ
5207 [e]הַנִּיחֹחַ֒
the soothingArt | N-ms
559 [e]וַיֹּ֨אמֶר
and saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3068 [e]יְהוָ֜ה
413 [e]אֶל־
3820 [e]לִבּ֗וֹ
His heartN-msc | 3ms
3808 [e]לֹֽא־
3254 [e]אֹ֠סִף
again will IV-Hifil-Imperf-1cs
7043 [e]לְקַלֵּ֨ל
cursePrep-l | V-Piel-Inf
5750 [e]ע֤וֹד
any moreAdv
853 [e]אֶת־
127 [e]הָֽאֲדָמָה֙
the groundArt | N-fs
5668 [e]בַּעֲב֣וּר
on accountPrep-b | N-ms
120 [e]הָֽאָדָ֔ם
of manArt | N-ms
3588 [e]כִּ֠י
3336 [e]יֵ֣צֶר
the imaginationN-msc
3820 [e]לֵ֧ב
in the heartN-msc
120 [e]הָאָדָ֛ם
of manArt | N-ms
7451 [e]רַ֖ע
[is] evilAdj-ms
5271 [e]מִנְּעֻרָ֑יו
from his youthPrep-m | N-mpc | 3ms
3808 [e]וְלֹֽא־
norConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
3254 [e]אֹסִ֥ף
will I againV-Hifil-Imperf-1cs
5750 [e]ע֛וֹד
any moreAdv
5221 [e]לְהַכּ֥וֹת
destroyPrep-l | V-Hifil-Inf
853 [e]אֶת־
3605 [e]כָּל־
2416 [e]חַ֖י
living thingAdj-ms
834 [e]כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר
asPrep-k | Pro-r
6213 [e]עָשִֽׂיתִי׃
I have doneV-Qal-Perf-1cs

Hebrew Texts
בראשית 8:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיָּ֣רַח יְהוָה֮ אֶת־רֵ֣יחַ הַנִּיחֹחַ֒ וַיֹּ֨אמֶר יְהוָ֜ה אֶל־לִבֹּ֗ו לֹֽא־אֹ֠סִף לְקַלֵּ֨ל עֹ֤וד אֶת־הָֽאֲדָמָה֙ בַּעֲב֣וּר הָֽאָדָ֔ם כִּ֠י יֵ֣צֶר לֵ֧ב הָאָדָ֛ם רַ֖ע מִנְּעֻרָ֑יו וְלֹֽא־אֹסִ֥ף עֹ֛וד לְהַכֹּ֥ות אֶת־כָּל־חַ֖י כַּֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשִֽׂיתִי׃

בראשית 8:21 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
וירח יהוה את־ריח הניחח ויאמר יהוה אל־לבו לא־אסף לקלל עוד את־האדמה בעבור האדם כי יצר לב האדם רע מנעריו ולא־אסף עוד להכות את־כל־חי כאשר עשיתי׃

בראשית 8:21 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
וירח יהוה את־ריח הניחח ויאמר יהוה אל־לבו לא־אסף לקלל עוד את־האדמה בעבור האדם כי יצר לב האדם רע מנעריו ולא־אסף עוד להכות את־כל־חי כאשר עשיתי׃

בראשית 8:21 Hebrew Bible
וירח יהוה את ריח הניחח ויאמר יהוה אל לבו לא אסף לקלל עוד את האדמה בעבור האדם כי יצר לב האדם רע מנעריו ולא אסף עוד להכות את כל חי כאשר עשיתי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man's heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, He said to Himself, "I will never again curse the ground because of man, even though man's inclination is evil from his youth. And I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done.
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